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The Game Awards 2016: Game of the Year Is Overwatch

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And the winner in the Game Awards 2016 for Game of the Year is Overwatch! This actually should not come as a surprise since the game is over the top popular. We are very pleased that Overwatch was able to get this prestigious award during The Game Awards 2016 last December 1st in Los Angeles. Not only did Overwatch bag the GOTY award, it also brought home several other awards like Best Game Direction, Best Multiplayer, and Best ESports Game. The game also got nominations for Best Action Game as well as Best Art Direction.

The other nominees for Game of the Year are Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Titanfall 2, Inside and Doom. All equally great games.


Overwatch
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34.19€
Overwatch PS4
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26.49€
Overwatch Xbox One
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17.51€

We’ve made a full list for you of the nominees and winners of The Game Awards 2016 (Winners are colored in yellow).

GAME OF THE YEAR:

  • DOOM
  • Inside
  • Overwatch 
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

BEST GAME DIRECTION:

  • Blizzard (for Overwatch)
  • DICE (for Battlefield 1)
  • id Software (for DOOM)
  • Naughty Dog (for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)
  • Respawn (for Titanfall 2)

BEST NARRATIVE:

BEST ART DIRECTION:

  • Abzu 
  • Firewatch
  • Inside 
  • Overwatch
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN:

  • Battlefield 1
  • DOOM
  • Inside
  • Rez Infinite
  • Thumper

BEST PERFORMANCE:

  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia 3
  • Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch
  • Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Rich Summer as Henry, Firewatch
  • Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAMES FOR IMPACT:

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME:

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD:

  • Clash Royale
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Monster Hunter Generations
  • Pokemon Go
  • Severed

BEST VR GAME:

BEST ACTION GAME:

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME:

BEST RPG:

BEST FIGHTING GAME:

BEST STRATEGY GAME:

BEST FAMILY GAME:

BEST SPORTS/RACING:

BEST MULTIPLAYER:

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME:

TRENDING GAMER:

  • AngryJoeShow
  • Boogie2988
  • Danny O’Dwyer
  • JackSepticEye
  • Lirik

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER:

BEST ESPORTS TEAM:

  • SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)
  • Wings Gaming (DOTA2)
  • SK Gaming
  • ROX Tigers (League of Legends)
  • Cloud 9

BEST ESPORTS GAME:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter 5

Any specific game that you think should’ve won the Game of the Year Award? Are there any other games that you think should be on the list of nominees? We’d be happy to hear about those in the comments below.

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