The Game Awards 2021: It Takes Two Wins Best Video Game of the Year Award

Today, Thursday, December 9, a new edition of The Game Awards, the most important awards ceremony in the video game industry, during the event the best titles released in 2021 were announced, as well as the revelation of some trailers and surprises.

Like last year, the event featured more than 30 categories, including Best Multiplayer, Best Studio, Best Family Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Soundtrack, Best Independent Game and -obviously- the highest award of the evening: Best Game of the Year 2021 (GOTY).

The awards ceremony was directed by Geoff Keighley, organizer of the event, who has anticipated that this edition will be the largest to date. It featured the appearance of more than 50 games that will be shown and that will arrive sometime in 2022/2023.

GOTY Nominees

Among the nominees for Game of the Year were the titles It Takes Two, Deathloop, Metroid Dread, Psychonuats 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Y Resident Evil Village, which were outlined to win this Thursday the most fought medals.

Where to see and at what time

The Game Awards gala began on Thursday, December 9 at 3:30 p.m. (Los Angeles), 11:00 p.m. (London) and 8:00 a.m. on Friday (Tokyo); in the case of Mexico, the transmission began with a pre-show at 6:30 p.m.

The awards ceremony for the most outstanding of the world of video games was followed live through the platforms of The Game Awards like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Steam, and TikTok.

Who are the nominees?

The competition was very close between all nominees for game of the year, They stood out from the rest for their design, narrative, music and other elements, becoming the most beloved games of 2021. However, only some of them could take the long-awaited statuette.

Game of the Year (GOTY)

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two (winner)
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonuats 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best Game Direction

  • -Deathloop (winner)
  • -It Takes Two
  • -Returnal
  • -Psychonauts 2
  • -Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Best Narrative

  • -Deathloop
  • -It Takes Two
  • -Life is Stranger: True Colors
  • -Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (winner)
  • -Psychonauts

Best Art Direction

  • -The Artful Escape
  • -Deathloop (winner)
  • -Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • -Psychonauts 2
  • -Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Best music

  • -The Artful Escape
  • -Cyberpunk 2077
  • -Deathloop
  • -Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • -NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (winner)

Best Audio Design

  • -Deathloop
  • -Forza Horizon 5 (winner)
  • -Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • -Resident Evil Village
  • -Returnal

Best performance

  • -Erika Mori as Alex Chen in Life is Strange: True Colors
  • -Giancarlo Esposito as Antón Castillo in Far Cry 6
  • – Jasn Kelley as Colt Vahn in Deathloop
  • -Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village (winner)
  • -Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake in Dethloop

Best game for impact

  • -Before your eyes
  • -Boyfriend Dungeon
  • -Chicory: A colerful tale
  • -Life is Strage: True Colors (winner)
  • -No longer home

Best game in progress

  • -Apex Legends
  • -Final Fantasy XIV Online (winner)
  • -Fortnite
  • -Genshin Impact
  • -Call of Duty: Warzone

Best Independent Game

  • -12 Minutes
  • -Death’s Door
  • -Inscryption
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (winner)
  • -Loop Hero

Best mobile game

  • -Fantasian
  • -Genshin Impact (winner)
  • -Legend of Legends: Wild Rift
  • -Marvel’s Future Revolution
  • -Pokemon UNITE

Better community support

  • -Apex Legends
  • -Destiny 2
  • -Final Fantasy XIV Online (winner)
  • -Fortnite
  • -No Man’s Sky

Best VR / AR Game

  • -Hitman 3
  • -I expect you to die
  • -Lone Echo II
  • -Resident Evil 4 (winner)
  • -Sniper Elite 4

Best Action Game

  • -Back 4 Blood
  • -Chivalry II
  • -Deathloop
  • -Far Cry 6
  • -Returnal (winner)

Best Action Adventure Game

  • -Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • -Metroid Dread (winner)
  • -Psychouats 2
  • -Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • -Resident Evil Village

Best role-playing game

  • -Cyberpunk 2077
  • -Monster Hunter Rise
  • -Scarlet Nexus
  • -Shin Megami Tensei V
  • -Tales of Arise (winner)

Best Fighting Game

  • -Demon Slayer – Kimtesu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
  • -Guilty Gear Strive (winner)
  • -Melty Blood
  • -Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • -Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Shodown

Best Family Game

  • -It Takes Two (winner)
  • -Mario Party: Superstar
  • -New Pokemon Snap
  • -Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • -Warioware: Get It Together!

Best Strategy Game

  • -Age of Empires IV (winner)
  • -Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • -Humankind
  • -Inscryption
  • -Microsoft Flight Simulator

Best Racing / Sports Game

  • -F1 2021
  • -FIFA 22
  • -Forza Horizon 5 (winner)
  • -Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • -Riders Republic

Best Multiplayer Game

  • -Back 4 Blood
  • -Knockout City
  • -It Takes Two (winner)
  • -Monster Hunter Rise
  • -New World
  • -Valheim

Content Creator of the Year

  • -Dream (winner)
  • -Fuslie
  • -Gaules
  • -Ibai
  • -Grefg

Best Debut Indie Game

  • -The Artful Escape
  • -The Forgotten City
  • -Kena: Bridge of Spirts (winner)
  • -Saber
  • -Valheim

Best anticipated game

  • -Elden Ring (winner)
  • -God of War Ragnarok
  • -Horizon Forbidden West
  • -The sequel to Breath of the Wild
  • -Starfiled


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