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The Game Awards 2019 nominees have been announced

The Game Awards 2019 nominees have been announced ahead of the big event on 12 December.

Titles like Control, Death Stranding, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Outer Worlds and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare have done quite well, earning nominations in a number of categories.

Here are all the nominees.

Game of the Year

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Action Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Astral Chain
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Gears 5
  • Metro Exodus

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Borderlands 3
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Disco Elysium
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Monster Hunter World Iceborne
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Jump Force
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Showdown
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best Family Game

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World

Best VR/AR Game

  • Asgard’s Wrath
  • Blood & Truth
  • Beat Saber
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Trover Saves the Universe

Best Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sky: Children of Light
  • What The Golf?

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall
  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6
  • Wargroove

Games For Impact

  • Concrete Genie
  • Gris
  • Kind Words
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Sea of Solitude

Best Game Direction

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Outer Wilds

Best E-Sports

  • CS:GO
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best Narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Disco Elysium
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Art Direction

  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gris
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Best Independent Game

  • Baba Is You
  • Disco Elysium
  • Katana ZERO
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best Sports/Racing

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • DiRT Rally 2.0
  • eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
  • F1 2019
  • FIFA 20

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Score/Music

  • Cadence of Hyrule
  • Death Stranding
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch (The Outer Worlds)
  • Courtney Hope (Control)
  • Laura Bailey (Gears 5)
  • Mads Mikkelsen (Death Stranding)
  • Matthew Porretta (Control)
  • Norman Reedus (Death Stranding)

Fresh Indie Developer

  • ZA/UM for Disco Elysium
  • Nomada Studio for Gris
  • DeadToast for My Friend Pedro
  • Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds
  • Mega Crit for Slay the Spire

Best Esports Player

  • Bugha
  • Faker
  • G2perkz
  • S1mpleo
  • Sinatara

Best Content Creator

  • Courage
  • Dr. Lupo
  • Shroud
  • Ewok
  • TheGrefg

Fans can expect the award show, of which Stevivor has served as a member of the judging panel for a number of years now, on 12 December. Viewers can also vote for the awards show; head here to do so.

Which games, actors, players and content creators do you hope will win?

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