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Gamescom Awards 2018 winners announced (Update: Full list)

The first batch of Gamescom Awards 2018 winners have been announced at the event, its organisers have confirmed.

We’ve the award winners for you below, though Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the big winner of the day, taking home two awards.

Category group: Genre

  • Best Action Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision Blizzard)
  • Best Add-on/DLC: Destiny 2: Forsaken (Activision Blizzard)
  • Best Casual Game: Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)
  • Best Family Game: Super Mario Party (Nintendo)
  • Best Puzzle/Skill Game: Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
  • Best Racing Game: Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)
  • Best Role Playing Game: Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Best Simulation Game: Landwirtschafts-Simulator 19 (astragon Entertainment)
  • Best Social/Online Game: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard)
  • Best Sports Game: FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)
  • Best Strategy Game: Total War: Three Kingdoms (Koch Media)

Category group: Platform

  • Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4: Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One: Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
  • Best Console Game Nintendo Switch: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
  • Best PC Game: Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
  • Best Mobile Game: Shadowgun War Games (MADFINGER Games)

We’ll have more as its announced.

Gamescom has really just begun; stay tuned from more direct from the event.

Update (27 August 2018): The second, final batch of winners has recently been announced, as follows.

Category group: Genre

  • Best Hardware (Jury category): HTC Vive Wireless Adapter (HTC)
  • Best Multi-Player Game (Jury category): Battlefield V (Electronic Arts)
  • Best Virtual Reality Game (Jury category): Blood & Truth (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Category group: Best of gamescom

  • Best of gamescom (Jury category): Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision)

Category group: Consumer awards

  • Best Consumer Experience (Fan category): Blizzard Booth
  • Best Queue-Entertainment (Fan category): Blizzard Booth
  • Best Streamer/Let’s Player (Fan category): Maximilian HandOfBlood Knabe (Instinct3)
  • gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer award (Fan category): Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)

Category group: gamescom global awards

  • Best Booth (Jury category): Fortnite Booth (Envy Create)
  • Best Developer (Fan category): Ubisoft (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Starlink: Battle for Atlas)
  • Best Publisher (Fan category): Activision (Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Spyro Reignited Trilogy)

Category group: gamescom Indie award

  • gamescom Indie award (Jury category): Lost Ember (Mooneye Studios)

Category group: Best of CAMPUS

Best of CAMPUS (Jury category): LEDCube (University of Applied Sciences Kempten – Adrian Kaul, Hannes Vatter)

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