The Game Awards 2016 results are in gamers and what a show it was, we had some surprises along with the big World Premiere clips. This includes some Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay not to mention the intense Prey reveal too. More of those are available on MGL on our Game Awards Page here, which will also a round up of the best ones once we piece that together for you all.

But onto who won and with the Game of The Year category it was interesting to see Overwatch win! It’s an amazing game and saw off some big competition to win the GOTY.

overwatch-review-presentationThere were also wins for Doom in the Best Action Game category with The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine taking the Best RPG and Dishonored 2 getting Best Action-Adventure. Uncharted 4 took the best narrative and best performance awards plus many more.

It was a great show with lots to talk about, which we’ll do later on MGL.

For now check out the full list of winners and the nominees below.

GAME OF THE YEAR

Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

  • DOOM – id Software/Bethesda
  • INSIDE – PlayDead
  • OVERWATCH – Blizzard Entertainment WINNER!
  • TITANFALL 2 – Respawn/Electronic Arts
  • UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment

BEST STUDIO/GAME DIRECTION

Recognizing a game studio for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.

  • BLIZZARD – For Overwatch WINNER!
  • DICE – For Battlefield 1
  • ID SOFTWARE – For DOOM
  • NAUGHTY DOG – For Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • RESPAWN – For Titanfall 2

BEST NARRATIVE

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

  • FIREWATCH – By Campo Santo
  • INSIDE – By PlayDead
  • MAFIA III – By Hanger 13/2K
  • OXENFREE – By Night School Studio
  • UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END – By Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment WINNER!

BEST ART DIRECTION

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

  • ABZU – By Giant Squid/505
  • FIREWATCH – By Campo Santo
  • INSIDE – By PlayDead WINNER!
  • OVERWATCH – By Blizzard Entertainment
  • UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END – By Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment

BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

For outstanding audio, inclusive of score, original song, licensed soundtrack and sound design.

  • BATTLEFIELD 1 – By DICE/Electronic Arts
  • DOOM – By id Software/Bethesda WINNER!
  • INSIDE – By PlayDead
  • REZ INFINITE – By Enhance Games
  • THUMPER – By Drool

BEST PERFORMANCE

Award to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.

  • ALEX HERNANDEZ AS LINCOLN CLAY, MAFIA III – By Hanger 13/2K
  • CISSY JONES AS DELILAH, FIREWATCH – By Campo Santo
  • EMILY ROSE AS ELENA, UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END – By Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive
  • NOLAN NORTH AS NATHAN DRAKE, UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END – By Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive WINNER!
  • RICH SOMMER AS HENRY, FIREWATCH – By Campo Santo
  • TROY BAKER AS SAM DRAKE, UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END – By Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive

GAMES FOR IMPACT AWARD

For a though provoking game with a profound pro-social meaning or message.

  • 1979 REVOLUTION – By iNK Stories
  • BLOCK’HOOD – By Plethora Project/Devolver Digital
  • ORWELL – By Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack
  • SEA HERO QUEST – By Glitchers
  • THAT DRAGON, CANCER – By Numinous Games WINNER!

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.

  • FIREWATCH – By Campo Santo
  • HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER – By Heart Machine
  • INSIDE – By PlayDead WINNER!
  • STARDEW VALLEY – By ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games
  • THE WITNESS – By Thelka, Inc.

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME

For the best game playable on portables devices, including mobile phones and dedicated gaming handhelds.

  • CLASH ROYALE – By Supercell
  • FIRE EMBLEM FATES – By Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
  • MONSTER HUNTER GENERATIONS – By Capcom
  • POKEMON GO – By Niantic WINNER!
  • SEVERED – By Drinkbox Studios

BEST VR GAME

For the best game experience playable in virtual reality.

  • BATMAN: ARKHAM VR – By Rocksteady Studios/WBIE
  • EVE VALKYRIE – By CCP Games
  • JOB SIMULATOR – By Owlchemy Labs
  • REZ INFINITE – By Enhance Games WINNER!
  • THUMPER – By Drool

BEST ACTION GAME

For the best games in the action genre focused on combat.

  • BATTLEFIELD 1 – By DICE/Electronic Arts
  • DOOM – By id Software/Bethesda WINNER!
  • GEARS OF WAR 4 – By The Coalition/Microsoft Studios
  • OVERWATCH – By Blizzard Entertainment
  • TITANFALL 2 – By Respawn/Electronic Arts

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

The best action/adventure games, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.

  • DISHONORED 2 – By Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks WINNER!
  • HITMAN – By IO Interactive/Square-Enix
  • HYPER LIGHT DRIFTER – By Heart Machine
  • RATCHET & CLANK – By Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END – By Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment

BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

The best games designed for rich player character customization and progression, both offline and online, including massively multiplayer.

  • DARK SOULS 3 – By FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED – By Eidos Montréal/Square-Enix
  • THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT — BLOOD AND WINE – By CD Projekt RED WINNER!
  • WORLD OF WARCRAFT: LEGION – By Blizzard Entertainment
  • XENOBLADE CHRONICLES X – By Monolith Soft/Nintendo

BEST FIGHTING GAME

For a game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

  • KILLER INSTINCT SEASON 3 – By Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios
  • KING OF FIGHTERS XIV – By SNK/Atlus USA
  • POKKEN TOURNAMENT – By Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Co.
  • STREET FIGHTER V – By Capcom WINNER!

BEST FAMILY GAME

Best game appropriate for family play, including toys-to-life, rhythm/music/dance, and other genres. 

  • DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS – By Square Enix
  • LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – By TT Fusion/WBIE
  • POKEMON GO – By Niantic WINNER!
  • RATCHET & CLANK – By Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • SKYLANDERS: IMAGINATORS – By Toy for Bob/Activision

BEST STRATEGY GAME

Best game focused on real time or turn-based strategy gameplay.

  • CIVILIZATION VI – By Firaxis Games/2K WINNER!
  • FIRE EMBLEM FATES – By Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
  • THE BANNER SAGA 2 – By Stoic Studio/Versus Evil
  • TOTAL WAR: WARHAMMER – By Creative Assembly/Sega
  • XCOM 2 – By Firaxis Games/2K

BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME

For traditional and non-traditional sports and racing games.

  • FIFA 17 – By EA Canada/EA Sports
  • FORZA HORIZON 3 – By Playground Games/Microsoft Studios WINNER!
  • MLB THE SHOW 16 – By SCE San Diego Studio/SIE
  • NBA 2K17 – By Visual Concepts/2K Sports
  • PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 2017 – By PES Productions/Konami

BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME

For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences. 

  • BATTLEFIELD 1 – By DICE/Electronic Arts
  • GEARS OF WAR 4 – By The Coalition/Microsoft Studios
  • OVERCOOKED – By Ghost Town Games/Team 17
  • OVERWATCH – By Blizzard Entertainment WINNER!
  • RAINBOW SIX SIEGE – By Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
  • TITANFALL 2 – By Respawn/Electronic Arts

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

Recognizing an upcoming game that has shown significant ambition and promise in moving the gaming medium forward. Must be announced and scheduled for release after 12/1/16.

  • GOD OF WAR – By Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • HORIZON: ZERO DAWN – By Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA – By Bioware/EA
  • RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 – By Rockstar Games
  • THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD –By Nintendo WINNER!

Fan’s Choice

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER

The eSports player judged to be the most outstanding performer in 2016, irrespective of game.

  • FAKER – [Lee Sang-hyeok] SK Telecom T1, League of Legends
  • COLDZERA – [Marcelo David] SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive WINNER!
  • BYUN–HYUN WOO – Starcraft 2
  • INFILTRATION – [Lee Seon-woo] Team Razer, Street Fighter V
  • HUNGRYBOX – [Juan Debiedma] Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

The eSports team organization judged to be the most outstanding for performance in 2016, irrespective of game.

  • SK TELECOM T1 – Game: League of Legends
  • WINGS GAMING – Game: DOTA2
  • SK GAMING
  • ROX TIGERS – Game: League of Legends
  • CLOUD9 WINNER

BEST ESPORTS GAME

The eSports game that has demonstrated creative and technical excellence in 2016 with the best gameplay, community support and content updates.

  • COUNTER-STRIKE: GLOBAL OFFENSIVE – By Valve
  • DOTA2 – By Valve
  • LEAGUE OF LEGENDS – By Riot 
  • OVERWATCH – By Blizzard Entertainment WINNER!
  • STREET FIGHTER V – By Capcom

TRENDING GAMER

For a streamer/influencer/media member who has made an important impact on the industry in 2016.

  • ANGRYJOESHOW
  • BOOGIE2988 WINNER!
  • DANNY O’DWYER
  • JACKSEPTICEYE
  • LIRIK

BEST FAN CREATION (Not Picked During the Show! We’ll Update later)

For fan-created content, such as MODs, fan films, and other player content.

  • BRUTAL DOOM 64
  • ENDERAL: THE SHARDS OF ORDER

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