The Game Awards 2021
The Game Awards 2021(via Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles)

The Game Awards 2021 Winners: Here are the Complete Winners List

Last Updated on December 10, 2021 by Joydeep Ghosh

The Game Awards 2021 has brought in some massive announcements and the latest news in the genre of video games. Now is the time to celebrate some of the best games that had come up in the earlier year.

The Game Awards 2021 has a wide variety of awards covering different genres. There is an award for the Game of the Year, Innovation, Best Narrative, and several other types for the best games.

In each of the categories, there is just one winner. If you want the information about the games that have won the awards, continue reading the article to know more.

The Game Awards 2021
The Game Awards 2021: The list of all the winners are here for 2021. (via Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles)

Apart from just the names of the games which have won the awards, we have tried our best to bring in some other big announcements made during the event that might surely interest you.

The Game Awards 2021 Winners: Here are the Complete Winners List

Game of the Year in The Game Awards 2021.

This award is given to that particular game that has delivered the best gaming experience and is definitely the best when it comes to all the technical and creative aspects. The games that had been shortlisted were-

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

It Takes Two has received the Game of the Year award in The Game Awards 2021.

Best Game Direction in The Game Awards 2021.

This award is given to the game with the best innovative direction and some incredible creative vision that the game provides to its players. The ones which were shortlisted were-

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Deathloop has emerged as the winner in this particular category.

Best Narrative in The Game Awards 2021.

The game, which has the best narrative and storytelling to offer to all its players, has been selected as the winner of this category in The Game Awards 2021. The ones which were shortlisted include-

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has emerged as the winner in this category.

Best Art Direction in The Game Awards 2021.

This award is given to the game, which has done a fantastic job in the creative and technical fields. There is a lot of focus on the animation and the game’s artistic design. The ones selected in this field include-

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

Deathloop has been declared the category winner in The Game Awards 2021.

Best Music in The Game Awards 2021.

This award is given to the game, which has put in an incredible piece of music. This music will have to be an original composition. The ones nominated are-

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Artful Escape

Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 has emerged as the winner of this category.

Best Audio Design in The Game Awards 2021.

The game which has the best sound design and the best audio will be provided with this award. The ones selected in this category in The Game Awards 2021 are-

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

Forza Horizon 5 has emerged as the winner in this category.

The game with the Best Performance in The Game Awards 2021.

This is awarded to the game, which has the best individual voice-over acting, capturing the performance and even the superiority of motion. The ones which have been shortlisted are-

  • Erika Mori, Life is Strange
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Far Cry 6
  • Jason E. Kelley, Deathloop
  • Maggie Robertson, Resident Evil Village
  • Ozioama Akagha, Deathloop

Maggie Robertson, Resident Evil Village, has been chosen to win this award.

The award for the Games for Impact in The Game Awards 2021.

This award is given to the game, which has a thought-provoking social message to all its players. The ones that have been shortlisted include-

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Life is Strange: True Colors 
  • No Longer Home

Life is Strange: True Colors has been awarded this category award.

Best Ongoing Game in The Game Awards 2021.

This award is given to the game, which has done a fantastic development of the ongoing content. This development allows the players to evolve their experience through time. The shortlisted games are:

  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: War Zone
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Final Fantasy XIV Online has emerged as the winner of this award.

Best Indie Game in The Games Award 2021.

This award is given to the game, which is incredibly technical and creative. The ones selected are-

  • 12 Minutes
  • Death’s Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

Kena: Bridge of Spirits has won the award in this particular category.

The Award for the Best Mobile Game

In The Game Awards 2021, there was a category for the Best Mobile Game. The games which have been shortlisted include-

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legends
  • MARVEL Future Revolution
  • Pokemon Unite

Genshin Impact has won this award in this particular event.

Best VR/AR Game of The Game Awards 2021.

This award is given to the game which can deliver the best experience in the genre of virtual or augmented reality. The game can be on any particular platform. There is no bar set on the platform of the game. The shortlisted games are-

  • Hitman III
  • I Expect You to Die 2
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

Resident Evil 4 has emerged as the winner of the game in the category.

The award for the Innovation in Accessibility.

This award is given to the game that has used similar software and hardware and has brought in better features, content, and technology to improve the players’ gameplay experience. The ones shortlisted are

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

Forza Horizon 5 has emerged as the winner in this category.

Best Action/Adventure Game in The Game Awards 2021.

The game which brings in the best action, adventure with a mix of puzzle-solving and combat gets rewarded with this award. The ones shortlisted are

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Psychonauts 2

Metroid Dread has been selected as the winner in this category.

Best Action Game in The Game Awards 2021.

This award focuses mainly on the action part of the games. Heavy combat is highly put into consideration in this category. The shortlisted games are:

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal

Returnal has emerged as the winner in this category.

Best RPG in The Game Awards 2021.

This is given to the game, which has been designed to provide the best player character customization with good progression and an excellent multiplayer experience. The ones shortlisted are-

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise

Tales of Arise has been declared to be the winner in this category.

Best Family Game in The Game Awards 2021

This award is given to the game, which is just the best to play for a family. There is no set genre of platform for the games. The selected ones are-

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • WarioWare: Get It Together!

It Takes Two is the winner of this category.

Best Fighting Game in The Game Awards 2021.

This award is given to the game, which gives the best head-to-head fighting experience to all its players. The ones that have been shortlisted are-

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

Guilty Gear- Strive is the winner of this award.

Best Multiplayer Game in The Game Awards 2021.

The award is given to the game, which provides the best online multiplayer design and gaming experience. There is no particular genre or platform that has been fixed for the selected games. The selected ones include-

  • Back 4 Blood
  • It Takes Two
  • Knockout City
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim

It Takes Two has been announced as the winner of this award.

Best Sports or Racing Game for this year.

This category has featured some of the best featured and non-featured racing games. They are-

  • F1 2021
  • Fifa 22
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Riders Republic

Forza Horizon 5 is the winner of this category for the year 2021.

Best Esports Team in this event

The event organizers have brought in a few specific esports teams. They are judged, and then the best team is given this award for their conduct and performance in 2021.

  • Atlanta FaZe, Call of Duty
  • DWG KIA, League of Legends
  • Natus Vincere, CS:GO
  • Team Spirit, DOTA2
  • Sentinels, Valorant

Natus Vincere, CS:GO has won the award for this year. 

Best SIM/Strategy Game for the event.

This award focuses on the game based on real-time and turn-based simulation and strategic gameplay. The shortlisted ones are-

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

Age of Empires IV has been chosen as the winner in this category.

Best Esports Team in this event

The event organizers have brought in a few specific esports teams. They are judged, and then the best team is given this award for their conduct and performance in 2021.

  • Atlanta FaZe, Call of Duty
  • DWG KIA, League of Legends
  • Natus Vincere, CS:GO
  • Team Spirit, DOTA2
  • Sentinels, Valorant

Natus Vincere, CS:GO has won the award for this year in this category.

Best Esports Athlete in The Game Awards 2021.

This award is given to the athlete who has been judged to bring out the best conduct and performance this year. The ones who have been selected are-

  • Chris “Simp” Lehr
  • Heo “ShowMaker” Su 
  • Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev has been declared the winner of this category.

Best Esports Game Awards for this year.

This award is given to the game, which has provided the best esports experience to all the players. This will include tournaments, content updates, and even community support. The ones shortlisted include-

  • Call of Duty
  • CS:GO
  • DOTA2
  • League of Legends 
  • Valorant

League of Legends has received this award.

Best Esports Coach for this year.

The coach who has been judged to bring in brilliant conduct and performance in 2021 is given this award. The shortlisted coaches are-

  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • Andrey “ENGH” Sholokhov
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun

Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun is the winner of this award.

The Most Anticipated Game for the year award.

The Games Award 2021 gives this award to the game, which can push the medium of gaming much ahead of what it is currently.

The shortlisted games are-

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • The Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield

Elden Ring has won the award for the Most Anticipated Game of the year.

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