“Uncharted 4” Tops Game Award Nominees

With the frenzied gaming period coming to a close, it’s time for the best of year lists to start trickling out in coming weeks. Leaping ahead of them though are the official Game Awards with the nominees announced today ahead of the ceremony on December 1st to crown the winners.

Unsurprisingly this year it’s looking like a duel between Sony and Naughty Dog’s “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” with eight nominations and Blizzard’s “Overwatch” with six. Not far behind are acclaimed indies “Inside” and “Firewatch” with five each, and the likes of “Doom,” “Titanfall 2” and “Battlefield 1” with four each. Check out the full list below:

Game Of The Year
“Doom” — id Software
“Inside” — Playdead Software
“Overwatch” — Blizzard Entertainment
“Titanfall 2” — Respawn Entertainment
“Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End — Naughty Dog

Best Studio/ Game Direction
Blizzard Entertainment – “Overwatch”
DICE – “Battlefield 1”
id Software – “Doom”
Naughty Dog – “Uncharted 4”
Respawn Entertainment – “Titanfall 2”

Best Narrative
“Firewatch”
“Inside”
“Mafia III”
“Oxenfree”
“Uncharted 4”

Best Art Direction
“Abzu”
“Firewatch”
“Inside”
“Overwatch”
“Uncharted 4”

Best Music/Sound Design
“Battlefield 1”
“Doom”
“Inside”
“Rez Infinite”
“Thumper”

Best Performance
Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay — “Mafia III”
Cissy Jones as Delilah — “Firewatch”
Emily Rose as Elena — “Uncharted 4”
Nolan North As Nathan Drake — “Uncharted 4”
Rich Summer as Henry — “Firewatch”
Troy Baker as Same Drake — “Uncharted 4”

Game For Impact Award
“1979 Revolution”
“Block’Hood”
“Orwell”
“Sea Hero Quest”
“That Dragon, Cancer”

Best Independent Game
“Firewatch”
“Hyper Light Drifter”
“Inside”
“Stardew Valley”
“The Witness”

Best Mobile/Handheld Game
“Clash Royle”
“Fire Emblem Fates”
“Monster Hunter Generations”
“Pokemon Go”
“Severed”

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”

Best Role Playing Game
“Dark Souls 3”
“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”
“Street Fighter V”
“Pokken Tournament”

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 Game
“Battlefield 1”
“Gears of War 4”
“Overcooked”
“Overwatch”
“Rainbow Six: Siege”
“Titanfall 2”

Fan’s Choice Best Esports Player
“Faker”
“Coldzera”
“Byun-Hyun Woo”
“Infiltration”
“Hungrybox”

Best Esports Team
“SK Telecom T1”
“Wings Gaming”
“SK Gaming”
“Rox Tigers”
“Cloud9”

Best Esports Game
“Counter-Strike: Global Offensive”
“Dota 2”
“League of Legends”
“Overwatch”
“Street Fighter V”

Trending Gamer
“AngryJoeShow”
“Boogie2988”
“Danny O’Dwyer”
“JackSepticEye”
“Lirik”

Best Fan Creation
“Project AM2R”
“Pokemon Uranium”
“Brutal Doom 64”
“Enderal: The Shards of Order”

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

Source: The Game Awards