2021 Game Awards nominations announced

As promised, the nomination list for the 2021 Game Awards has been announced, and there are many categories this year. Superb Metroid Fear is the best game of the year, which is great news because we awarded Samus 9.5/10 for the latest space adventure at the time of release. However, some gamers on social media are annoyed, because PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal and Xbox exclusive Forza Horizon 5 were not included in the 2021 Game of the Year nomination, and the latter scored high among critics. You can vote for your favorite 2021 game here!

Game of the Year:

  • Endless loop
  • Need two
  • Metroid Fear
  • Spirit Flyer 2
  • Ratchets and jingles
  • Resident Evil Village

Best game guide:

  • Endless loop
  • Need two
  • return
  • Spirit Flyer 2
  • Ratchets and jingles

Best Art Direction:

  • Clever escape
  • Endless loop
  • Kina
  • Spirit Flyer 2
  • Ratchets and jingles

Best narrative:

  • Endless loop
  • Need two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Spirit Flyer 2

best result:

  • Clever escape
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Endless loop
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Neil Copies

Best audio design:

  • Endless loop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchets and jingles
  • Resident Evil Village
  • return

Best performance:

  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen (Life is Strange: True Color)
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Antom Castillo (Far Cry 6)
  • Jason Kelly as Colt Vahn (DEATHLOOP)
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)
  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake (DEATHLOOP)

Best independent:

  • 12 minutes
  • Death’s door
  • Kaina
  • encryption
  • Cycle hero

Best action:

  • 4 blood back
  • Knight 2
  • Endless loop
  • Far Cry 6
  • return

Best Action/Adventure:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Fear
  • Ratchets and jingles
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Spirit Flyer 2

Best role-playing game:

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Center
  • Goddess Tensei V
  • Rise of the story

Best sports/racing:

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 22
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hot Wheels Release
  • Cavaliers Republic

Best Fighting:

  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba-The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear Struggle
  • Melty Blood: Lumina type
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5: The Ultimate Showdown

Best multiplayer game:

  • 4 blood back
  • Knockout city
  • Need two
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New world
  • Wallheim

Best simulation/strategy

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Evil Genius 2: Rule the World
  • Humanity
  • encryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Barrier-free innovation

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchets and jingles
  • Valley: Shadow of the Crown

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