The Game Awards 2018: Every Game Announced This Year And Everything You Need To Know

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The Game Awards 2018

Another year another few hours glued to the PC staring into the heart of the one and only Geoff Keighley.

Here’s what’s happened so far – keep checking back for updates!

Awards

  • BEST ACTION GAME WINNER: DEAD CELLS.
  • BEST ROLEPLAYING GAME: DRAGON QUEST 11MONSTER HUNTER WORLDNI NO KUNI 2OCTOPATH TRAVELLERPILLARS OF ETERNITY 2. WINNER: MONSTER HUNTER WORLD.
  • BEST ESPORTS TEAM WINNER: CLOUD9.
  • BEST ESPORTS GAME WINNER: OVERWATCH.
  • BEST ESPORTS EVENT WINNER: LEAGUE OF LEGENDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
  • BEST ESPORTS HOST WINNER: SJOKZ
  • BEST ESPORTS COACH WINNER: REAPERED.
  • BEST STUDENT GAME WINNER: COMBAT 2018, due August 2019.
  • BEST AUDIO DESIGN WINNER: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2.
  • BEST ART DIRECTION WINNER: RETURN OF THE OBRA DINN.
  • BEST MOBILE GAME WINNER: FLORENCE.
  • BEST VR/AR GAME WINNER: ASTRO BOT RESCUE MISSION.
  • BEST FIGHTING GAME WINNER: DRAGON BALL FIGHTERS
  • BEST FAMILY GAME WINNER:OVERCOOKED 2.
  • BEST STRATEGY GAME WINNER: INTO THE BREACH.
  • BEST NARRATIVE WINNER: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2.
  • BEST PERFORMANCE WINNER: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2.
  • BEST SCORE (MUSIC) AWARD WINNER: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2.
  • CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR: NINJA.
  • BEST ESPORTS PLAYER WINNER: SONICFOX.
  • BEST INDEPENDENT GAME WINNER: CELESTE.
  • BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME: FORZA HORIZON 4.
  • BEST GAME DIRECTION WINNER: GOD OF WAR.
  • BEST ONGOING GAME WINNER: FORTNITE.

THE GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 WINNER: GOD OF WAR.

GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • SAYANARA: WILD HEARTS releasing in 2019.
  • JOURNEY TO THE SAVAGE PLANET gameplay trailer expected in 2019 (Nintendo Switch)
  • THE STANLEY PARABLE comes to console in 2019, including “new endings and new choices.”
  • AMONG TREES announced. A beautiful-looking game that hits Steam Early Access in 2019.
  • MARVEL’S ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3 (Nintendo Switch exclusive, 2019).
  • ROCKET LEAGUE DLC – available now.
  • FAR CRY: NEW DAWN. Release: February 15th 2019.
  • HADES. 
  • ANCESTORS: THE HUMANKIND ODYSSEY. 
  • SCAVENGERS. Survival shooter, first playable in 2019.
  • WARFRAME comes to the Nintendo Switch.
  • DEAD BY DAYLIGHT DLC. 
  • CRASH TEAM RACING remake confirmed.
  • THE OUTER WORLDS (Obsidian Games). Due 2019.
  • THE LAST CAMPFIRE (Hello Games).
  • ATLAS (Wild Card Studio).
  • ASHEN (coming to the Epic Games Store)
  • THE DREAD WOLF RISES (DRAGON AGEannounced.
  • THE PATHLESS (from the team behind Abzu)
  • SURVIVED BY – available on Steam right now.
  • STRANGER THINGS 3: The Game coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox and PC.
  • MORTAL KOMBAT 11coming April 23rd 2019.
  • PSYCHONAUGHTS 2, coming 2019.
  • PERSONA 5 x SUPER SMASH BROS DLC.
  • 01:36am GMT: Kicking off a little late this year (boy, Geoff’s keeping us in suspense), TGA 2018 is officially underway. We know we can expect at least 10 game announcements, and we’re pretty certain these will include the likes of a Crash Team Racing rerelease, and if actor Norman Reedus’ tweets are anything to go by, maybe even a release date for the highly anticipated Death Stranding. Oh and some awards and stuff (Red Dead Redemption 2, anyone?). This is the fifth Game Awards, and it’s going to be a good’un.
  • 01:42am GMT: The first world premiere of the night is for the Nintendo Switch, a colourful fast-paced and very K-Pop inspired title, Sayonara: Wild Hearts from Simogo, due in 2019.
  • 01:47AM GMT: Supported by Epic Games and released by new developers Typhoon Studios, we have the announcement of new game, Journey To The Savage Planet. Definitely an intriguing trailer and sporting a really user-friendly art style, this is a space adventure game we want to see more of. Gameplay trailer expected in 2019.
  • 02:05am GMT: TGA 2018 officially kicks off with an orchestral performance from the one and only Hans Zimmer.
  • JackSepticEye and Pokimane take to the stage to present BEST NARRATIVE WINNER: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2.
  • 02:09am GMT: PREMIERE: MARVEL’S ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3 (Nintendo Switch exclusive, 2019).
  • 02:11am GMT: Jonah Hill presents the Industry Icon award to NBA 2K’s Greg Thomas.
  • 02:25am GMT: BEST PERFORMANCE WINNER: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2.
  • 02:28am GMT: FAR CRY: NEW DAWN. Due February 15th 2019.
  • 02:34am GMTHADES (SuperGiant Games)
  • 02:36am GMT: ANCESTORS: THE HUMANKIND ODYSSEY. 
  • 02:41am GMT: SCAVENGERS. Survival shooter “co-op-ertition,” available to demo in 2019.
  • 02:43am GMT: BEST SCORE (MUSIC) AWARD WINNER: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2.
  • 02:52am GMT: DEAD BY DAYLIGHT gets dedicated servers, and more content is on the way.
  • 02:54am GMT: ANTHEM gets a new trailer.
  • 02:58am GMTCRASH TEAM RACING remake!
  • 03:03am GMTGod of War‘s Kratos and ‘Boy’ announce Ninja as CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR.
  • 03:05am GMT: Obsidian Games presents THE OUTER WORLDS, due in 2019.
  • 03:11am GMT: Premiere: Hello Games’ THE LAST CAMPFIRE.
  • 03:13am GMT: BEST ESPORTS PLAYER WINNER: SONICFOX.
  • 03:20am GMT: PUBG gets its first 6×6 map – and it’s a snow map.
  • 03:26am GMT: The team behind Ark: Survival Evolved‘s new MMO ATLAS.
  • 03:30am GMT: ASHEN (coming to the Epic Games Store).
  • 03:34am GMT: BEST FIGHTING GAME WINNER: DRAGON BALL FIGHTERS
  • 03:34am GMT: BEST FAMILY GAME WINNER:OVERCOOKED 2.
  • 03:35am GMT: BEST STRATEGY GAME WINNER: INTO THE BREACH.
  • 03:35am GMT: THE DREAD WOLF RISES (DRAGON AGEannounced.
  • 03:37am GMT: Ninja presents the BEST INDEPENDENT GAME WINNER: CELESTE.
  • 03:40am GMT: THE PATHLESS announced (from the team behind Abzu).
  • 03:44am GMT: SURVIVED BY – available on Steam right now.
  • 03:55am GMT: Stranger Things‘ The Duffer Brothers announce a Stranger Things 16-bit game for PC, Xbox and Switch – STRANGER THINGS 3: The Game.
  • 03:58am GMT: MORTAL KOMBAT 11, coming April 23rd 2019.
  • 04:00am GMT: BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME: FORZA HORIZON 4.
  • 04:04am GMT: PSYCHONAUGHTS 2, coming 2019.
  • 04:04am GMT: DEVIL MAY CRY 5 demo comes to Xbox One in just a few hours’ time.
  • 04:13am GMT: BEST GAME DIRECTION WINNER: GOD OF WAR.
  • 04:15am GMT: FORTNITE announces “The Block,” a new space where the best content from the community will be featured.
  • 04:20am GMT: RAGE 2 gets a new trailer.
  • 04:23am GMT: The Russo brothers present BEST ONGOING GAME WINNER: FORTNITE.
  • 04:32am GMT: PERSONA x SUPER SMASH BROS. PERSONA 5′s Joker to appear in SSBU via DLC.
  • 04:40am GMT: Vice President of Blizzard presents THE GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018 WINNER: GOD OF WAR.