The Game Awards 2023: Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 Secure Top Spots

Here's the list of all the games which won at The Game Awards, 2023.

Highlights
  • The Game Awards 2023 took place on Thursday night in Los Angeles, recognizing the best video games of the year.
  • While games like Alan Wake 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 secured the top spots, other games like Forza Motorsport and Cyberpunk 2077 got trophies, too.
  • Geoff Keighley, the creator and producer of the show, hosted The Game Awards 2023.
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The year is drawing to a close, and alongside the festivities, the season of awards is also upon us. In 2023, a multitude of fantastic games spanning various genres graced the scene, including the famous Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and many more. Selecting the best among these is no easy feat, but Geoff Keighley, the creator and producer of the show, embraced this challenge and bestowed honours upon the finest video games released this year at the annual Game Awards in Los Angeles.

While games like Alan Wake 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 secured the top spots, other games like Forza Motorsport and Cyberpunk 2077 got trophies, too. Below is the comprehensive list of all the winners at this year’s Game Awards 2023:

Game of the Year

Recognizing the best all-around gaming experience.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Game Direction

Awarded for innovative game direction and design.

  • Alan Wake 2 – WINNER
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Narrative

For exceptional storytelling in a game.

  • Alan Wake 2 – WINNER
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Final Fantasy 16
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Best Art Direction

Recognizing outstanding creativity in artistic design and animation.

  • Alan Wake 2 – WINNER
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Lies of P
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Score/Music

For great music in games.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy 16 – WINNER
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Audio Design

Applauding in-game audio and sound design.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Dead Space Remake
  • Hi-Fi Rush – WINNER
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake

Best Performance

Awarded to outstanding voice acting and performance.

  • Ben Starr – Final Fantasy 16
  • Cameron Monaghan – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Idris Elba – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Melanie Liburd – Alan Wake 2
  • Neil Newbon – Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Yuri Lowenthal – Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Games for Impact

For games with a meaningful message.

  • A Space for the Unbound
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Tchia – WINNER
  • Terra Nil
  • Venba

Best Ongoing Game

Recognizing games with evolving content.

  • Apex Legends
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – WINNER
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Best Indie Game

Celebrating creativity outside traditional game publishing.

  • Cocoon
  • Dave the Diver
  • Dredge
  • Sea of Stars – WINNER
  • Viewfinder

Best Debut Indie Game

For the best debut game by a new studio.

  • Cocoon – WINNER
  • Dredge
  • Pizza Tower
  • Venba
  • Viewfinder

Best Mobile Game

Best game playable on a mobile device.

  • Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis
  • Honkai: Star Rail – WINNER
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Monster Hunter Now
  • Terra Nil

Best Community Support

Acknowledging games with great community support.

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 16
  • No Man’s Sky

Best VR/AR Game

For the best virtual or augmented reality game.

  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Humanity
  • Horizon: Call of the Mountain
  • Resident Evil Village – WINNER
  • Synapse

Innovation in Accessibility

Recognizing advancements in gaming technology.

  • Diablo 4
  • Forza Motorsport – WINNER
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Street Fighter 6

Best Action Game

Best game in the combat action genre.

  • Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon – WINNER
  • Dead Island 2
  • Ghostrunner 2
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Remnant 2

Best Action/Adventure Game

For the best action/adventure game.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – WINNER

Best RPG

Celebrating games with customizable characters.

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Final Fantasy 16
  • Lies of P
  • Sea of Stars
  • Starfield

Best Fighting Game

Best game for head-to-head combat.

  • God of Rock
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
  • Pocket Bravery
  • Street Fighter 6 – WINNER

Best Family Game

For family-friendly games, regardless of genre.

  • Disney Illusion Island
  • Party Animals
  • Pikmin 4
  • Sonic Superstars
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder – WINNER

Best Sports/Racing Game

Best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.

  • EA Sports FC 24
  • F1 23
  • Forza Motorsport – WINNER
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged
  • The Crew Motofest

Best SIM/Strategy Game

Best game for real-time or turn-based strategy.

  • Advanced Wars 1+” Re-Boot Camp
  • Cities: Skylines 2
  • Company of Heroes 3
  • Fire Emblem Engage
  • Pikmin 4 – WINNER

Best Multiplayer Game

For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay.

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Diablo 4
  • Party Animals
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Content Creator of the Year

Recognizing impactful streamers and content creators.

  • IronMouse – WINNER
  • PeopleMakeGames
  • Quackity
  • Spreen
  • SypherPK

Best Esports Athlete

Top esports athlete for performance and conduct.

  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok – WINNER
  • Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut
  • Max “Demon1” Mazanov
  • Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez
  • Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk
  • Phillip ”ImperialHal” Dosen

Best Esports Coach

Outstanding esports coach for 2023.

  • Christine “potter” Chi – WINNER
  • Danny “zonic” Sorensen
  • Jordan “Gunba” Graham
  • Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam
  • Yoon “Homme” Sung-young

Best Esports Event

Recognizing exceptional gaming events.

  • 2023 League of Legends World Championship – WINNER
  • Blast.tv Paris Major 2023
  • EVO 2023
  • The International Dota 2 Championships 2023
  • VALORANT Champions 2023

Best Esports Game

Best overall esports experience for players.

  • Counter-Strike 2
  • Dota 2
  • Leage of Legends
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Valorant – WINNER

Best Esports Team

Top-performing esports team in 2023.

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • JD Gaming – WINNER
  • Team Vitality

Most Anticipated Game

Recognizing promising upcoming games.

  • Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth – WINNER
  • Hades 2
  • Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
  • Star Wars Outlaws
  • Tekken 8

Best Adaptation

Celebrating game-inspired projects in entertainment.

  • Castlevania: Nocturne
  • Gran Turismo
  • The Last of Us – WINNER
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Twisted Metal

Players’ Voice

Fan-voted category for the favorite game of 2023.

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Genshin Impact
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom