Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019

The Game Awards nominations have been revealed and we’re taking our best shot at predicting the winners for the event in 2019!
Game of the Year Awards, Game Awards
It has been a good year for gaming. 'Control' (pic) is among the year's top contenders. | Source: Remedy Entertainment
  • The Game Awards nominations have been announced.
  • Gamers can vote on their favorite game to determine the outcome.
  • Resident Evil 2 and Death Stranding are up for multiple awards.

The Game Awards nominations 2019 are live and there’s a hefty amount of games in the competition this year. Luckily, it will be up to gamers to choose which games win by voting for their favorites.

Now I could just list out all the Game Awards nominations, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, I’ll take my best guess on which games will win their categories based on Metacritic score and other factors. I’m highlighting the potential winners within the list by bolding them. We’re starting off strong with the Game of the Year category.

Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: Capcom

Game of the Year Nominees

  • Control — 82
  • Death Stranding — 83
  • Resident Evil 2 — 91
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — 90
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — 93
  • The Outer Worlds — 86

Action Game Nominees

  • Apex Legends — 89
  • Astral Chain — 87
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — 81
  • Devil May Cry 5 — 88
  • Gears 5 — 84
  • Metro Exodus — 82
Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: From Software/Activision

Action/Adventure Game Nominees

  • Borderlands 3 — 82
  • Control — 82
  • Death Stranding — 83
  • Resident Evil 2 — 91
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening — 87
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — 90

Best Art Direction

  • Control — 82
  • Death Stranding — 83
  • Gris — 83
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts — 83
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — 90
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening — 87
Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: Capcom

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — 81
  • Control — 82
  • Death Stranding — 83
  • Gears 5 — 84
  • Resident Evil 2 — 91
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — 90

Family Game

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 — 85
  • Ring Fit Adventure — 82
  • Super Mario Maker 2 — 88
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — 93
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World — 79
Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: Nintendo

Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6 — 76
  • Jump Force — 61
  • Mortal Kombat 11 — 86
  • Samurai Showdown — 81
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — 93

Game Direction

  • Control — 82
  • Death Stranding — 83
  • Resident Evil 2 — 91
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — 90
  • Outer Wilds — 82
Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: Square Enix

Game for Impact

  • Concrete Genie — 75
  • Gris — 83
  • Kind Words — TBD
  • Life is Strange 2 — 77
  • Sea of Solitude — 64

Independent Game

  • Baba is You — 87
  • Disco Elysium — 90
  • Katana Zero — 83
  • Outer Wilds — 82
  • Untitled Goose Game — 79
Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: SIMOGO

Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile — 81
  • Grindstone — 90
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts — 83
  • Sky: Children of Light — 80
  • What the Golf? — 79

Multiplayer Games

  • Apex Legends — 89
  • Borderlands 3 — 82
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — 81
  • Tetris 99 — 83
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 — 84
Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: Remedy Entertainment

Narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence — 81
  • Control — 82
  • Death Stranding — 83
  • Disco Elysium — 90
  • The Outer Worlds — 86

Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends — 89
  • Destiny 2 — 85
  • Final Fantasy XIV — 91
  • Fortnite — 83
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege — 79
Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: Square Enix

Role-Playing Game

  • Disco Elysium — 90
  • Final Fantasy XIV — 91
  • Kingdom Hearts III — 83
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne — 89
  • The Outer Worlds — 86

Score & Music

  • Cadence of Hyrule — 86
  • Death Stranding — 83
  • Devil May Cry 5 — 88
  • Kingdom Hearts III — 83
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts — 83
Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: Activision

Sports/Racing Game

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled — 80
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 — 84
  • Football Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 — 82
  • F1 2019 — 84
  • FIFA 20 — 79

Strategy Game

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall — 77
  • Anno 1800 — 81
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses — 89
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms — 85
  • Tropico 6 — 78
  • Wargroove — 82
Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019
Source: Beat Games

VR/AR Game

  • Asgard’s Wrath — 88
  • Blood & Truth — 80
  • Beat Saber — 86
  • No Many’s Sky — 83
  • Trover Saves the Universe — 76

There you have it. These are my guesses at the winners among the 2019 Game Awards nominations. Agree or disagree? Feel free to yell at me on Twitter @WilliamWhiteIP.

Samburaj Das edited this article for CCN - Capital & Celeb News. If you see a breach of our Code of Ethics or find a factual, spelling, or grammar error, please contact us.

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