The Nominees for the Gamescom Awards 2019 Are Here

August 15, 2019
NEWS

One of the biggest conventions of the year kicks off next Tuesday, and Gamescom has released its list of nominees for the annual Gamescom Awards. As is usual, most of these awards are for games which haven't yet been released but which may be premiering at Gamescom. There are some exciting titles to look forward to, and we'll be interested to see how fan favourites such as Final Fantasy VII Remake and Doom Eternal will perform.

Category Group: Genre

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Blacksad: Under the Skin, astragon Entertainment
  • Concrete Genie , Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Nintendo

Best Action Game

  • Borderlands 3, 2K
  • DOOM Eternal, ZeniMax Germany
  • Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix

Best Family Game

  • Concrete Genie, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Luigi's Mansion 3, Nintendo

Best Racing Game

  • Grid, Koch Media
  • Hot Wheels Infinite Loop, Mattel
  • Need for Speed Heat, Electronic Arts

Best Role Playing Game

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Nintendo
  • Wasteland 3, Koch Media

Best Simulation Game

  • Barotrauma, Daedalic Entertainment
  • NBA 2K20, 2K
  • Planet Zoo, Frontier

Best Sports Game

  • EA SPORTS FIFA 20, Electronic Arts
  • eFootball PES 2020, Konami
  • Roller Champions, Ubisoft

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Microsoft
  • Desperados III, THQ Nordic
  • Foundation, Polymorph Games

Most Original Game

  • Concrete Genie, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Felix The Reaper, Daedalic Entertainment

Category Group: Platform

Best Microsoft Xbox One Game

  • Bleeding Edge, Microsoft
  • Borderlands 3, 2K
  • Gears 5, Microsoft

Best Nintendo Switch Game

  • Luigi's Mansion 3, Nintendo
  • Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield, Nintendo
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Nintendo

Best Sony PlayStation 4 Game

  • Concrete Genie, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake, Square Enix

Best Mobile Game

  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar - Mobile Edition, HandyGames
  • Hot Wheels Infinite Loop, Mattel
  • Lock's Quest, HandyGames

Best PC Game

  • Borderlands 3, 2K
  • DOOM Eternal, ZeniMax Germany
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft
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Rob Kershaw

I've been gaming since the days of the Amstrad. Huge RPG fan. Planescape: Torment tops my list, but if a game tells a good story, I'm interested. Absolutely not a fanboy of any specific console or PC - the proof is in the gaming pudding. Also, I like cake.