The Game Awards 2021 Winners List

The Game Awards 2021 was hosted by Geoff Keighley. This is the time to celebrate the incredible games that made the name in 2021. The show featured world premieres, live musical performances and orchestra on stage, and special celebrity appearances while honoring the winners in each category.

There are tons of categories of awards that highlight games of all types. All deserving games got recognition for achieving the best in the gaming industry. Though there is only 1 winner in each category. The game awards 2021 made some of the biggest announcements belonging to video games. 

Hazelight studio’s got the trophy for the best game (It Takes Two)at The Game Awards 2021 and marked 5 spots on the list. Apart from that best sports award went to Forza Horizon five.

In addition to the winner of each category, we are listing all the biggest announcements held at the Game awards 2021.

The Game Awards 2021 Winners

Game of the Year:

Game of the year award to the game that delivers the best gaming experience to players.

  • Death loop
  • It Takes Two – WINNER
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Games for Impact:

This award goes to a game that delivers a meaningful message.

Best Ongoing Game:

Awarded to a game for the best development of ongoing content.

Best Indie Game:

Awarded to a game for outstanding creative and technical achievement 

Best Debut Indie Game:

This award went to the best debut game created by a new independent studio.

Best Mobile Game:

Awarded to the game that delivers the best experience on a mobile device.

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact – WINNER
  • League of Legends
  • MARVEL Future Revolution
  • Pokemon Unite

Best VR/AR Game:

For the amazing gaming experience in virtual or augmented reality.

  • Hitman III
  • I Expect You to Die 2
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4 – WINNER
  • Sniper Elite VR

Best Action Game:

For the terrific gaming experience based on action and combat

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal – WINNER

Best Adventure Game:

For the best adventure game, that combines combat with traversal and puzzle-solving.

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread – WINNER
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Psychonauts 2

Best RPG:

For the best game with the best player character 

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise – WINNER

Best Multiplayer Game:

For the outstanding multiplayer gameplay including co-op and finest multiplayer experience

  • Back 4 Blood
  • It Takes Two – WINNER
  • Knockout City
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim

Best Fighting Game:

For the best head-to-head combat.

  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear -Strive- – WINNER
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Best Family Game:

Awarded to the game suitable for family play.

  • It Takes Two – WINNER
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • WarioWare: Get It Together!

Best Sports/Racing Game:

Awarded to traditional, non-traditional & racing games.

Best SIM/Strategy Game:

For the Best game focused on real-time or turn-based simulation or strategy gameplay.

  • Age of Empires IV – WINNER
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Content Creator of the Year:

Awarded to the content creator who has created a good impact on society this year.

  • Dream – WINNER
  • Fuslie
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • TheGrefg

Best Esports Athlete:

For the best esports athlete irrespective of game.

Best Esports Coach:

Awarded to the best esports coach for the most outstanding  performance in 2021

  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • Andrey “ENGH” Sholokhov
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun – WINNER

Best Esports Event:

This award went to an event that delivered the best experience for participants and the broadcast audience.

Best Esports Game:

For the game that has delivered the best esports experience to players

Best Esports Team:

For the esports team for overall outstanding performance

  • Atlanta FaZe, Call of Duty
  • DWG KIA, League of Legends
  • Natus Vincere, CS:GO – WINNER
  • Team Spirit, DOTA2
  • Sentinels, Valorant

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Best Narrative:

For the game that delivers outstanding storytelling and narrative development.

Best Art Direction:

For excellence in artistic design and animation.

  • Deathloop – WINNER
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape

Best Score/Music:

For the finest music in the game.

Best Audio Design:

For the best audio in-game and sound design.

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5 – WINNER
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

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Best Performance:

Awarded for voice-over acting, motion, and performance capture.

Most Anticipated Game:

Awarded to the game that has the potential to move the gaming medium forward.

  • Elden Ring – WINNER
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield

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