Game Awards 2018: Mortal Kombat 11, Smash Bros., and everything else revealed – CNET

There’s a tension in the air at most award shows — but the annual Game Awards are a bit different. Sure, there’s still a lot of anticipation over who is going to win game of the year, but the real excitement takes place between the awards: trailers, announcements and DLC reveals.

It’s like a mini-E3 with a red carpet, and it’s quickly becoming one of the biggest nights of the year in game announcements. It’s where we first saw games like Bayonetta 3 and SoulCalibur VI, and got one of our best early looks at Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding.

Here’s everything major announced at the show this year — and the winners!

All of the major trailers…

New game announcements and trailers are easily half the draw for the awards show — and the Game Awards didn’t let us down.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Hades

FarCry: New Dawn

Ancestors

The Outer Worlds

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Crash Team Racing

Scavengers

Mortal Kombat 11

Persona 5’s Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Dragon Age

The award winners

There are a ton of awards being handed out in a staggering array of categories — this list doesn’t include everything, but here are the biggest ones. (Nominees will be removed as updates come in)

Game of the Year

  • God of War

Best Ongoing Game

Best Game Direction

  • God of War

Best Narrative

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Art Direction

  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Score/Music

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Performance

  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption II

Games for Impact

Best Independent Game

Best Mobile Game

Best VR/AR Game

  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Best Action Game

  • Dead Cells

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • God of War

Best Role Playing Game

  • Monster Hunter: World

Best Fighting Game

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ

Best Family Game

  • Overcooked 2

Best Strategy Game

  • Into the Breach

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Forza Horizon 4

Best Multiplayer Game

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018

Best Debut Indie Game

  • The Messenger

Red Dead Redemption 2

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