The Game Awards 2021 Nominees: Ratchet & Deathloop Among Most Nominations

Look back at the year's best games...and also, Cyberpunk?

It’s award season again for video games, as Geoff Keighley’s fan-voted Game Awards has revealed the nominees from this year’s new releases. The Game Awards show will be on December 9th, broadcast live from Los Angeles.

Among other awards, the nominees for Best Action Adventure games are Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Resident Evil Village, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

The Best Performance category has nominees Giancarlo Esposito (Far Cry 6), Jason E. Kelley and Ozioma Akagha (Deathloop), Erika Mori (Life is Strange: True Colors), and Maggie Robertson (Resident Evil Village).

The Most Anticipated Game award nominees are Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, Starfield, the untitled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel, and Horizon Forbidden West.

The award for Innovation in Accessibility nominees are Far Cry 6, Forza Horizon 5, The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

In the Best Role Playing game category, the nominees are Monster Hunter Rise, Shin Megami Tensei V, Scarlet Nexus, Tales of Arise, and, to the surprise of some, Cyberpunk 2077, which was released after the window for eligibility closed last year.

Finally, for the coveted game of the year award, the nominees are It Takes Two, Deathloop, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Resident Evil Village.

Deathloop, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, It Takes Two and Psychonauts 2 lead with the most nominations across all awards.

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