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the game awards

Is your favorite title of 2016 on the list?
The Game Awards, Geoff Keighley's annual video game awards show, has announced the nominees for the very best games of the year in 19 categories.  

Leading the pack with eight nominations, including Game of the Year and multiple performance awards, is Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Other popular contenders are Blizzard's Overwatch, id's Doom and indie titles like Firewatch and Inside.

You can get a look at the full list of jury selected awards right here:

Game of the Year

Doom
Inside
Overwatch
Titanfall 2
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


Best Studio/Game Direction

Blizzard Entertainment - Overwatch
Dice - Battlefield 1
Id Software - Doom
Naughty Dog - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Respawn Entertainment - Titanfall 2

Best Independent Game

Firewatch
Hyper Light Drifter
Inside
Stardew Valley
The Witness


Best Mobile/Handheld Game

Clash Royale
Fire Emblem Fates
Monster Hunter Generations
Pokemon GO
Severed


Best Narrative

Firewatch
Inside
Mafia III
Oxenfree
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Music/Sound Design

Battlefield 1
Doom
Inside
Rez Infinite
Thumper


Best Performance

Alex Hernandez, Lincoln Clay -Mafia III
Cissy Jones, Delilah - Firewatch
Emily Rose, Elena - Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Nolan North, Nathan Drake - Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Rich Sommer, Henry - Firewatch
Troy Baker, Sam Drake - Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Games for Impact Award

1979 Revolution
Block’hood
Orwell
Sea Hero Quest
That Dragon, Cance
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Best VR Game

Batman: Arkham VR
EVE Valkyrie
Job Simulator
Rez Infinite
Thumper


Best Action Game

Battlefield 1
Doom
 Gears of War 4
Overwatch
Titanfall 2

Best Action/Adventure Game

Dishonored 2
Hitman
Hyper Light Drifter
Ratchet & Clank
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Role-Playing Game

Dark Souls III
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine
World of Warcraft: Legion
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best Fighting Game

Killer Instinct: Season 3
King of Fighters XIV
Pokken Tournament
Street Fighter V


Best Family Game

Dragon Quest Builders
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Pokemon GO
Ratchet & Clank
Skylanders: Imaginators


Best Strategy Game

Civilization VI
Fire Emblem Fates
The Banner Saga 2
Total War: Warhammer
XCOM 2

Best Sports/Racing Game

FIFA 17
Forza Horizon 3
MLB The Show 16
NBA 2K17
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017


Best Multiplayer

Battlefield 1
Gears of War
Overwatch
Titanfall 2
Overcooked
Rainbow Six Siege


Best Art Direction

Abzu
Firewatch
Inside
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


Most Anticipated Game

God of War
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Red Dead Redemption 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Additionally, there are a number of fan selected awards like Trending Gamer and Best eSports Team that you can vote for on the official website.

Last year's show featured a tribute to Satoru Iwata and live music. We know that we can expect an appearance from Hideo Kojima and gameplay from Mass Effect Andromeda this year when the show is streamed live via Twitter on Dec. 1.

H/T The Game Awards

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