The Game Awards 2015 have come and gone, and for the first time in a long while I actually feel like it was a good show. The awards went to the right places (some of them, anyway), the trailers and reveals were, for the most part, solid (if a bit short), the guests were great, the the musical interlude by Chvrches was actually pretty good. Best of all the entire games industry came together to say “Fuck Konami” in one, unified voice.
The Witcher 3 was the big winner at last nights Game Awards, taking home three trophies for Game of the Year and Best Role Playing Game, as well as the Developer of the Year for CD Projekt Red, the ultimate good guys in gaming.
Elsewhere a few games picked up two trophies, including Her Story, which won Best Narrative and Best Performance for Viva Seifert’s game carrying acting (although Mark Hammil was robbed, in my opinion).
Metal Gear Solid V also picked up two awards for Best Score/Soundtrack and Best Action/Adventure. Although the less said about that the better, and it was uplifting to see the amount of shade thrown at Konami by host Geoff Keighley.
Also to win multiple awards was Rocket League, which picked up Best Independent Game and Best Sports/Racing Game. Splatoon also won Best Shooter and Best Multiplayer Game.
The Trending Gamer Award was won by Greg Miller of Kinda Funny, who made a pretty amazing acceptance speech:
Check out the full list of winners below:
Game of the Year: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Developer of the Year: CD Projekt Red
Best Independent Game: Rocket League
Best Mobile/Handheld Game: Lara Croft GO
Best Narrative: Her Story
Best Score/Soundtrack: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Best Performance: Viva Seifert (Her Story)
Games for Impact: Life is Strange
Best Shooter: Splatoon
Best Action/Adventure Game: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Best Role Playing Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat X
Best Family Game: Super Mario Maker
Best Sports/Racing Game: Rocket League
Best Multiplayer: Splatoon
Best Art Direction: Ori and the Blind Forest
Esports Game of the Year: Counterstrike: Global Offensive
Best Fan Creation: Portal Stories: Mel
Trending Gamer: Greg Miller
Esports Team of the Year: Optic Gaming
Esports Player of the Year: Kenny “kennys” Schrub
Most Anticipated Game: No Man’s Sky