The Game Awards 2023: Full Winners List


Lately The Game Awards has become far more trailer than show, with host Geoff Keighley having to speed through a lot of categories tonight just to fit in all the announcements, commercials and paid stunts. It’s become a compact E3 of sorts, except it takes place within just three hours’ time.

The winner of the evening was Baldur’s Gate 3, which walked home with five awards including Best Multiplayer, Best RPG and the coveted Game of the Year. Runner-up was Alan Wake 2 for XBox, which got three awards including Best Narrative. Tears of the Kingdom got Best Action Adventure Game, Best Fighting Game went to Street Fighter 6 and Best Sim/Strategy was awarded to Pikmin 4. Best Indie Game was one of the categories Keighley rushed over, and Sea of Stars deserves a little more attention than that.

As for the gazillion game titles announced at the Game Awards tonight, you’ll have to wait for us to catch our breath a bit. The biggest ones will be covered in their own newsposts soon.

Game of the Year

Best Game Direction

Best Adaptation

Best Narrative

Best Art Direction

Best Score and Music

Best Audio Design

Best Performance

Innovation in Accessibility

Games for Impact

Best Ongoing Game

Best Community Support

Best Independent Game

Best Debut Indie Game

Best Mobile Game

Best VR/AR Game

Best Action Game

Best Action/Adventure Game

Best RPG

Best Fighting Game

Best Family Game

Best Sim/Strategy Game

Best Sports/Racing

Best Multiplayer

Most Anticipated Game

Content Creator of the Year

Best Esports Game

Best Esports Athlete

Best Esports Team

Best Esports Coach

Best Esports Event