The Game Awards 2016

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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.

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