The Game Awards 2018 Winners: God of War Wins Game of the Year

We're running a live blog through The Game Awards 2018 to reel off the winners as they are announced.

The Game Awards

The Game Awards 2018 have now wrapped up with God of War taking home Game of the Year. It won three awards in total with Red Dead Redemption 2 also taking home three. Check out how it all unfolded below.

With so many people looking forward to The Game Awards 2018 not for the reasons that the show was conceived in the first place (and it’s hard not to blame them), it’s should be no surprise that some of the awards and their recipients are overlooked.

Alongside all our coverage from The Game Awards’ new game announcements and trailers, we’re going to try to keep up with all the awards with a live blog like it’s 2012. This is the first time we’re going to be doing something this, so please bear with us.

You will find a running commentary on all of the awards and their recipients below. The Game Awards kicks off at the following times:

Thursday December 6th
– 17:30 PT
– 20:30 EST
– 19:30 CST

Friday December 7th
– 1:30 GMT

Check out our FAQ on the show this year.

Event
The Game Awards
Start time
01:30 GMT
Event status
Finished
Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
4:45 AM

Game of the Year

God of War

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
4:28 AM

Best Multiplayer Game

Fortnite

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
4:28 AM

Best Ongoing Game

Fortnite

 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
4:13 AM

Best Action/Adventure Game

God of War

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
4:13 AM

Best Game Direction

God of War

 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
4:01 AM

Best Sports/Racing Game

Forza Horizon 4

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
3:39 AM

Best Independent Game

Celeste

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
3:34 AM

Best Strategy Game

Into The Breach

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
3:34 AM

Best Family Game

Overcooked 2

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
3:34 AM

Best Fighting Game

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
3:34 AM

Best Debut Indie Game

The Messenger

 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
3:17 AM

Best eSports Player

SonicFox

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
3:17 AM

Best eSports Players

SonicFox

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
3:02 AM

I already had that Ninja award typed out before it was announced. 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
3:02 AM

Content Creator of the Year

Ninja

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
2:48 AM

Best VR/AR Game
Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
2:47 AM

Best Mobile Game

Florence

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
2:47 AM

Best Art Direction

Return of the Obra Dinn

 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
2:47 AM

Best Audio Design

Red Dead Redemption 2

 

 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
2:45 AM

Best Score/Music

Red Dead Redemption 2

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
2:25 AM

Best Performance

Roger Clark: Arthur Morgan - Red Dead Redemption 2

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
2:14 AM

Industry Icon

Greg Thomas

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
2:08 AM

Best Narrative Winner

Red Dead Redemption 2

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
1:55 AM

Best eSports Game

Overwatch

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
1:52 AM

Best RPG Winner

Monster Hunter: World

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
1:52 AM

Best RPG

Monster Hunter: World

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
1:46 AM

 

Best Action Game Winner

 

Dead Cells

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
1:46 AM

Best Action Game Winner

Dead Cells

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
1:37 AM

Here we go!

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
1:32 AM

We are about to get underway. I am in the realm only reachable through too much caffeine and not enough sleep. Light the beacons. 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
1:26 AM

JOSEF FARES

https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1070851025257476096

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
1:23 AM

Preshow

Apparently there's a preshow. I wonder if this will be just a panel chatting away or if it will be mixed with reveals? 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:49 AM

And a million more

Oh god. What have I done. This is a mistake. 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:47 AM

Best Multiplayer Game

- Black Ops 4

- D2: Forsaken

- Fortnite (hmm)

- MH: World

- Sea of Thieves

You gotta think Fortnite will win every category it's in based on popularity alone. 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:44 AM

Best Fighting Game

- BB: Cross Tag Battle

- DBFZ

- SCVI

- SFV: Arcade Edition

SFV definitely shouldn't be here, I feel. No Fighting EX Layer?

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:42 AM

Best RPG
- MH: World

- Octopath Traveler

- Ni no Kuni II

- Pillars of Eternity II

- DQ XI

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:40 AM

Best Action Game

- Black Ops 4

- Dead Cells

- Destiny 2: Forsaken (is this really a 2018 game?)

- Far Cry 5

- Mega Man 11

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:37 AM

Best VR/AR Game

- Astro Bot Rescue Mission

- Moss

- Tetris Effect

- Firewall

- Beat Saber

All of these are damn great. There can only be one, and it has to be Astro Bot for me. Pure joy. 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:36 AM

Best Independent Game

- Celeste

- Dead Cells

- Into The Breach

- Return of the Obra Dinn

- The Messenger

My heart's telling me Dead Cells but I think Celeste may nick this one. 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:34 AM

Best Narrative

- Detroit: Become Human

- God of War

- LiS 2: Episode 1

- Marvel's Spider-Man

- Honky Tonk Man 2

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:33 AM

GOTY

- AC Odyssey

- God of War

- Celeste

- Ron Swanson Redronption 2

- Marvel's Spider-Man

- Monster Hunter: World

My gut's saying GoW. 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:30 AM

So let's run through some nominees while we're waiting: I need to stay active or I may well fall asleep. 

Jimmy Donnellan
Jimmy Donnellan
December 7, 2018
12:25 AM

Crikey
This is all a bit new. Looking forward to Mad Dad and The Lad vs. Rootin' Tootin' Redootin' very much this eve.