Over the past decade, The Game Awards has become one of the most anticipated events on the gaming calendar, as it highlights the best titles of the year while offering a glimpse of what’s to come. This year’s event was filled with plenty of awards and celebrations for the latest titles, along with a number of exciting announcements, including first-looks on highly-anticipated games.
If you missed the show, or want a reminder of the highlights, here are all the major award winners and reveals from The Game Awards 2023.
Baldur’s Gate 3 Wins Game of the Year
For anyone that has played Larian Studios’ latest RPG, or been keeping up with gaming discussions, won’t be surprised to hear that Baldur’s Gate 3 stole the show at this year’s awards. Along with being the most successful game at this year’s awards, BG3 also won the biggest prize. With 2023 being such a big year for game releases, it is a huge accomplishment for a smaller studio to outshine the biggest developers in the industry.
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Alan Wake Picks Up Multiple Accolades
Whilst Baldur’s Gate 3 took most of the accolades at this year’s awards, Alan Wake 2 also had a very successful showing. Remedy Entertainment’s latest title picked up the awards for Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Narrative. In all honesty, I don’t know too much about this game or its predecessor, but from what I’ve heard from people that have played the game, Alan Wake 2 provides an immersive experience full of interesting twists, and the plaudits it received are well deserved.
Cyberpunk 2077 Awarded Best Ongoing Game
After quite the rocky start, Cyberpunk 2077 has managed to get a lot of gamers back on side over time. However, this year was a major turning point for CD Projekt Red’s futuristic blockbuster, with the arrival of the 2.0 update and Phantom Liberty revitalising interest from fans and restoring the studio’s reputation. As a result, they have been rewarded for their efforts with the Best Ongoing Game for 2023, beating out the likes of Apex Legends and Fortnite.
The Best Reveals & Announcements
Free God of War Ragnarök DLC Announced
At last year’s show, God of War Ragnarök claimed a lot of accolades, whilst also falling just short of picking up Game of the Year for 2022. After the great success of Kratos’ latest journey, PlayStation have decided to release some additional content for the game. God of War Ragnarök Valhalla releases on December 12th 2023, and implements the game’s combat into a rougelite setting.
Hideo Kojima Unveils OD
Hideo Kojima is one of the most famous game developers in the world, gaining notoriety for his work on the Metal Gear Solid franchise. At this year’s awards, he unveiled his latest project for Xbox consoles, OD – formerly codenamed Overdose. Whilst little is known about the title, we do know that Jordan Peele is involved in the project, which is looking to introduce a new form of media to consumers.
The Finals is Available Now
Since it was first announced, competitive gamers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Finals, a team-based shooter that puts a heavy focus on collapsible buildings that lead to an everchanging map. Luckily, the wait is over, as the game was shadow-dropped during the presentation. The Finals season one is now free to play on PC and console.
Sega Reveal Multiple Remakes of Old Classics
If you’re looking for a hit of nostalgia, then Sega look to have you covered over the coming years, as they showed off their plans to remaster a number of fan-favourite classics. In a montage trailer, Sega confirmed that Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Crazy Taxi, and Jest Set Radio are all set to receive a modern facelift in the near future, which is sure to please fans of these dormant franchises.
First Look at Exodus
Last but not least, we got a sneak peek of Exodus, a new RPG from a group of former Bioware developers. Matthew McConaughey of all people introduced the debut sci-fi adventure from Archetype Entertainment, which looks to take plenty of inspiration from most of the team’s work on the Mass Effect series. Not much was revealed about the title, but it is worth keeping an eye on this one if you’re a fan of intergalactic narratives.