2018 Game Awards Predictions Scored

I didn’t get to watch the event, but by all accounts, there were meme-worthy moments aplenty at the 2018 Game Awards and a lot of cool, exciting, and unexpected announcements. But as I’ve mentioned before, I’m kind of more interested in the actual awards part of the…awards show. Therefore, when nominations for the ceremony were first announced, I made my predictions for each of the categories. I’ll bold my choice and mark with an * my choice now that we know who has actually won. By my predictions, RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 took home the most awards with five, amid a tie between it and GOD OF WAR for the real nominations with eight. But RED DEAD REDEMPTION ended up with four wins and GOD OF WAR with three at the end of the night, although you’ll see soon who took home the biggest awards…See below for how I fared!

Game of the Year

  • ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY — Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft

Best Game Direction

  • A WAY OUT — Hazelight Studios/EA

Best Ongoing Game

  • DESTINY 2: FORSAKEN — Bungie/Activision

Best Narrative

  • DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN — Quantic Dream/Sony

Best Art Direction


Best Score/Music

  • CELESTE — Lena Raine

Best Audio Design

  • CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 — Treyarch/Activision

Best Performance

  • Bryan Dechart as Connor — DETROIT: BECOME HUMAN

Games for Impact

  • 11–11 MEMORIES RETOLD — Digixart/Aardman Animations/Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Independent Game

  • CELESTE — Matt Makes Games*

Best Mobile Game

  • DONUT COUNTY — Ben Esposito/Annapurna Interactive

Best VR/AR Game


Best Action Game

  • CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 — Treyarch/Activision*

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • ASSASSIN’S CREED ODYSSEY — Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft

Best Role Playing Game

  • DRAGON QUEST XI — Square Enix

Best Fighting Game


Best Family Game

  • MARIO TENNIS ACES — Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo

Best Strategy Game

  • THE BANNER SAGA 3 — Stoic Studio/Versus Evil

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 19 — EA Vancouver/EA

Best Multiplayer Game

  • CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS 4 — Treyarch/Activision

Best Student Game

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  • COMBAT 2018 — Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Best Debut Indie Game

  • DONUT COUNTY — Ben Esposito/Annapurna Interactive

[I won’t even try to understand the esports nominations (although in hindsight I’m really glad SonicFox won and I loved his acceptance speech), but I did pick for…]

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dr. Lupo

Wow, who knew I would be better at guessing video game stuff than awards shows for other media. But still, of the 23 categories I predicted for, I only got 13 of them right…It’s really cool that GOD OF WAR won game of the year, but I also haven’t played a single video game this year. I still like them though!