The Game Awards 2021: These are All the Winners of This Year

The Game Awards 2021 celebrated a fantastic year in gaming,


The Game Awards have pretty much established themselves as the premier awards show for the games industry, and like each year, Geoff Keighley managed to put on quite the show. The show featured fantastic new World Premieres, along with updates to previously announced titles, and most importantly, awards.

The Game Awards celebrated what has been a fantastic year in gaming that saw many smaller studios compete with big AAA games for the coveted Game of the Year. Josef Fares and Hazelight Studios’ It Takes Two was a clear standout in the Game of the Year nominees, seeing it was the only co-op game in the category. Here is a list of all the winners at this year’s The Game Awards.

The Game Awards 2021 Winners and Nominees

It Takes Two The Game Awards

The pre-show included a number of award categories, including Games for Impact and several Esports Awards.

Games for Impact

  • Life is Strange: True Colours (WINNER)
  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory: A Colourful Tale
  • No Longer Home

Best Esports Athlete

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

Best Esports Coach

  • Kim “kkoOma” Jeon-gyun (WINNER)
  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • Andrey “ENGH” Sholokhov
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • James “Crowder” Crowder

Best Esports Event

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship (WINNER)
  • The International 2021
  • Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020

Best Esports Game

  • League of Legends (WINNER)
  • Call of Duty
  • CS: GO
  • DOTA 2
  • Valorant

Best Esports Team

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

Best Audio Design

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

Best Independent Game

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Also Winner of Best Debut Indie Game)
  • 12 Minutes
  • Death’s Door
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

Best Performance

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

Best Direction

  • Deathloop (WINNER)
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Psychonauts 2

Best RPG

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

Best Score and Music

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

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dream (WINNER)
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • The Grefg
  • Fuslie

Best Multiplayer Game

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

Best Mobile Game

  • Genshin Impact (WINNER)
  • Fantasian
  • League of Legends
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Pokemon Unite

Best Narrative

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (WINNER)
  • Deathloop
  • Life is Strange: True Colours
  • Psychonauts 2
  • It Takes Two

Best Action-Adventure Game

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

Best Ongoing Game

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

Innovation in Accessibility

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

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop (WINNER)
  • It Takes Two
  • Psychonauts Two
  • Returnal
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Best Family Game

  • It Takes Two (WINNER)
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokemon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Boswer’s Fury
  • WarioWare: Get It Together!

Best Action Game

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

Best VR/AR Game

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

Most Anticipated Game

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

Game of the Year

  • It Takes Two (WINNER)
  • Deathloop
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Deathloop
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2