Ninja and SonicFox pick up awards at The Game Awards 2018

Ninja and SonicFox pick up awards at The Game Awards 2018

Last night saw the return of the annual Game Awards show. 

The fifth edition of The Game Awards was hosted in Los Angeles, California and is organised and hosted by former games journalist Geoff Keighley.

As well as honouring the best games of 2018, the awards show also named the top influencers of the year. 

Fortnite streamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins took home Content Creator of the Year, but it was fighting game pro Dominique 'SonicFox' McLean that stole the show after winning Esports Personality of the Year. 

Battle Royale sensation Fortnite also took nabbed two prizes for Best Ongoing Game and Best Multiplayer Game.

The full list of winners for The Game Awards 2018

Game of the Year: God of War by Sony Santa Monica

Best Game Direction: God of War by Sony Santa Monica

Best Narrative: Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games

Best Performance: Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Score/Music: Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games

Best Audio: Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Art Direction: Return of the Obra Dinn by Lucas Pope

Best Ongoing Game: Fortnite by Epic Games

Best Multiplayer Game: Fortnite by Epic Games

Best Independent Game: Celeste

Best Action-Adventure game: God of War by Sony Santa Monica

Best Action Game: Dead Cells by Motion Twin

Best Role-playing Game: Monster Hunter World by Capcom

Best Sports or Racing Game: Forza Horizon 4 by Playground Games and Turn 10 Studios

Best Fighting Game: Dragon Ball Fighter Z by Bandai Namco

Best Family Game: Overcooked 2 by Team 17

Best Strategy Game: Into the Breach by Subset Games

Best Mobile Game: Florence by Mountains

Best VR Game: Astro Bot: Rescue Mission by SIE Japan

Best Debut Indie Game: The Messenger by Sabotage Studio

Games for Impact Award: Celeste by Matt Makes Games

Industry Icon: Greg Thomas (Visual Concepts)

Content Creator of the Year: Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins

Esports Player of the Year: Dominique “SonicFox” McLean

Best Esports Team: Cloud9

Best Esports Game: Overwatch

Best Esports Event: League of Legends World Championship

Best Esports Host: Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

Best Esports Coach: Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu of Cloud 9

Best Esports Moment: C9 comeback win in triple OT vs Faze

Best Student Game: Combat 2018 by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences – Norway

Staff Writer

Iain is a freelance writer based in Scotland with a penchant for indies and all things Nintendo. Alongside PocketGamer.Biz, he has also appeared in Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, PCGamesN and VG24/7.


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