Last night saw The Game Awards ceremony take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. As usual, the annual event featured a slew of new trailers, and we found out which titles took top honors in each category.

Death Stranding

A new trailer for Hideo Kojima’s mysterious PS4 game Death Stranding was expected to arrive on the night. While we did get a near eight-minute epic containing more of Norman Reedus, babies, black goo, and flying humanoids, there’s still no actual gameplay footage.

World War Z

Based on the popular movie rather than the original book, World War Z sees four players co-operatively take on hordes of zombies. Could this be the next Left 4 Dead?


It might come from the creators of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, but this is no walking simulator. Witchfire is also the work of those behind first-person shooters Painkiller and Bulletstorm—and it shows.

Metro: Exodus

We’ve been looking forward to seeing more of the next Metro game since it was unveiled at E3 earlier this year. There isn’t too much in this new trailer, but we now know it’s set for release in fall 2018.

Sea of Thieves

The pirate-themed Sea of Thieves looks like it could be a brilliantly fun multiplayer co-op experience. We’ll find out when it arrives on March 20.

PUBG desert map

PUBG has been smashing Steam records in the short time that it’s been available, and all with just one map and while still in early access. But that’s about to change with the release of new desert environment Miramar—playable on the game’s test servers right now—and the full launch of PUBG on December 20.

Soulcalibur VI

Soulcalibur may not get as much attention as fighting game rivals like Street Fighter and Tekken, but it’s still a very popular franchise. Here’s a teaser for the next game in the series.

In the valley of the gods

Developer of the excellent Firewatch, Campo Santo, is back with another first-person title. In the valley of the gods is set in Egypt during the late 1920s and features the studio’s distinct visual style.

Fade to Silence

Black Forest Game’s “character-driven, group survival game” hits Steam early access on December 14. Set in a wintry post-apocalypse, it sees humans struggle to survive against both the elements and supernatural beings.

Bayonetta 3

Good news for Switch owners: Nintendo is bringing both Bayonetta 1 and 2 to its hybrid console, while the third game will be a Switch exclusive.

A Way Out

A Way Out was already looking pretty great. Now, Hazelight, who also created Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, has revealed that you can play online with someone even if they don’t own a copy of the game.


Like World War Z, GTFO is another four-player co-op game that will likely appeal to Left 4 Dead fans.

Fortnite Battle Royale 50 vs 50 Mode

Somewhat strangely, Epic Games' 50 versus 50 mode for Fortnite Battle Royale, which is available now, will only be around until December 17. So check it out while you can.

Away from trailers, the biggest winner of the night was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which walked away with the GOTY award, best action/adventure game, and best game direction.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Game of the Year

Horizon Zero Dawn 
Persona 5 
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Game Direction

Horizon Zero Dawn 
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 
Super Mario Odyssey 
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WINNER]
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Best Narrative

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 
Horizon Zero Dawn 
NieR: Automata
What Remains of Edith Finch
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Best Art Direction

Cuphead [WINNER]
Destiny 2 
Horizon Zero Dawn 
Persona 5 
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Score / Music

Destiny 2
NieR: Automata
Persona 5
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Audio Design

Destiny 2
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 
Super Mario Odyssey 
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Performance

Ashly Burch, Horizon: Zero Dawn 
Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 
Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy 
Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Melina Juergens, Hellblade [WINNER]

Games for Impact

Bury Me, My Love
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Life is Strange: Before the Storm 
Night in the Woods
Please Knock on My Door
What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Ongoing Game

Destiny 2 
Grand Theft Auto Online 
Overwatch [WINNER]
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 
Rainbow Six: Siege 

Best Independent Game

Cuphead [WINNER]
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 
Night in the Woods
What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Mobile Game

Fire Emblem Heroes 
Hidden Folks 
Monument Valley 2 [WINNER]
Old Man’s Journey 
Super Mario Run

Best Handheld Game

Ever Oasis 
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 
Metroid: Samus Returns [WINNER]
Monster Hunter Stories
Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World

Best VR/AR Game

Lone Echo
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Best Action Game

Destiny 2
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus [WINNER]

Best Action/Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed: Origins 
Horizon Zero Dawn 
Super Mario Odyssey 
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WINNER]
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Best Role-Playing Game

Divinity: Original Sin II
Final Fantasy XV
NieR: Automata
Persona 5
South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Best Family Game

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Sonic Mania
Splatoon 2
Super Mario Odyssey [WINNER]

Best Strategy Game

Halo Wars 2
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Total War: Warhammer II
Tooth and Tail
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

Best Sports/Racing Game

Forza Motorsport 7
Gran Turismo Sport
NBA 2K18
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Project Cars 2

Most Anticipated Game

God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter World
Red Dead Redemption II
The Last of Us Part II

Trending Gamer

Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games)
Clint Lexa (“Halfcoordinated”)
Guy Beahm (“Dr. Disrespect”) [WINNER]
Mike Grzesiek (“Shroud”)
Steven Spohn (AbleGamers)

Best Esports Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 
League of Legends
Rocket League

Best Esports Player

Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends) [WINNER]
Marcelo “coldzera” David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO)
Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: GO)
Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch)
Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid, DOTA 2)

Best Esports Team

Cloud 9 [WINNER]
FaZe Clan
SK Telecom T1
Team Liquid

Student Game Award

Falling Sky 
From Light 

Level Squared [WINNER]

Best Debut Indie Game

Cuphead [WINNER]
Golf Story
Hollow Knight
Mr. Shifty
Slime Rancher

Chinese Fan Game Award 

Honor of Kings
Gumballs & Dungeons 
Monument Valley 2