The Game Awards 2021

The Game Awards 2021 Winners Revealed

The Game Awards 2021 have come and gone. Unlike Sonic, they did so very slowly! But with this many awards to hand out and world premiers to get to, I can’t hold Geoff Keighley to the task. So I’ll leave it at that!

It was a big night for Ember Lab! Kena: Bridge of Spirits showed that its spirits won over fans. And in doing so, it won a couple of the most-coveted indie game awards.

Arkane must have felt like they were trapped in a loop because Deathloop took home Best Art Direction for its post-war, utilitarian 60’s island. It also walked away with Best Game Direction.

I told everyone I know that Forza Horizon 5 was going to win both awards it was nominated for. And I’m happy it did!

The full list of winners is here:

All and all, there weren’t really any shockers to this year’s list of winners.

Best Indie Game: Kena: Bridge of Spirits [Ember Lab]

Best Score and Music: Nier Replicant [Square Enix]

Best Performance: Maggie Robertson [Lady Alcina Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village] 

Best Action game: Returnal [Housemarque]

Best Role Playing: Tales of Arise [Bandi Namco]

Best Art Direction: Deathloop [Arkane]

Best Multiplayer: It Takes Two [EA]

Best Mobile Game: Genshin Impact [miHoYo]

Best Narrative: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy [Eidos-Montréal]

Content Creator of the Year: Dream

Games for Impact: Life Is Strange: True Colors [Square Enix]

Best Action-Adventure Game: Metroid Dread [Mercury Steam and Nintendo]

Best Ongoing Game: Final Fantasy XIV Online [Square Enix]

Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Horizon 5 [Playground Games]

Innovation in Accessibility: Forza Horizon 5 [Playground Games]

Best Game Direction: Deathloop [Arkane]

Most Anticipated Game: Elden Ring [FromSoftware]

Game of the Year: It Takes Two [EA]

Best Esports Athlete: Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

Best Esports Team: Natus Vincere

Best Esports Coach: Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun

Best Esports Event: 2021 League of Legends World Championship