Game Awards Nominations: Predicting the Winners for 2019

Posted in: Gaming News
November 23, 2019 3:25 PM UTC

The Game Awards nominations have been revealed and we're taking our best shot at predicting the winners for the event in 2019!

  • 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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

This article was edited by Samburaj Das.

Last modified: November 23, 2019 3:43 PM UTC

William White @WilliamWhiteIP

William White comes from Southeast Ohio and is a graduate of Washington State Community College. He's been writing professionally for over 10 years and his current focus is on the gaming industry.

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