Overwatch Cleans Up At The Game Awards 2016

DOOM, Uncharted 4, Inside come out on top.

Unless you were up at silly o’clock this morning, chances are you completely missed The Game Awards 2016. You can watch the entire show here but if you’d like to save some time, we’ve rounded up all the big winners.

While we had Uncharted 4 pegged to receive a couple more awards than it did, we can’t argue with the impressive tally racked up by Blizzard and Overwatch. The sublime online shooter bagged four awards in total with Uncharted 4, Doom, Inside, and Pokemon GO each taking two. Check out the full list below:

Game of the Year

  • Doom (id Software / Bethesda)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn / Electronic Arts)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Studio/Game Direction

  • Blizzard (Overwatch)
  • DICE (Battlefield 1)
  • id Software (Doom)
  • Naughty Dog (Uncharted 4)
  • Respawn (Titanfall 2)

Best Narrative

  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Mafia 3 (Hangar 13/2K Games)
  • Oxenfree (Night School Studio)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony)

Best Art Direction

  • Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)

Best Music/Sound Design

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Doom (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
  • Thumper (Drool)

Best Performance

  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay (Mafia 3)
  • Cissy Jones as Delilah (Firewatch)
  • Emily Rose as Elena (Uncharted 4)
  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake (Uncharted 4)
  • Rich Summer as Henry (Firewatch)
  • Tory Baker as Sam Drake (Uncharted 4)

Games for Impact Award

  • 1979 Revolution (iNK Stories)
  • Block’Hood (Plethora Project/Devolver Digital)
  • Orwell (Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack)
  • Sea Hero Quest (Glitchers)
  • That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)

Best Independent Game

  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish)
  • The Witness (Thekla)

Best Mobile/Handheld

  • Clash Royale (Supercell)
  • Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
  • Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
  • Pokemon Go (Niantic)
  • Severed (Drinkbox Studios)

Best VR Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady/Warner Bros.)
  • EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
  • Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
  • Thumper (Drool)

Best Action Game

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Doom (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)
  • Hitman (IO Interactive/Square Enix)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog /Sony)

Best RPG

  • Dark Souls 3 (From Software/Bandai Namco)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)
  • World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

Best Fighting Game

  • Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft)
  • The King of Fighters XIV (SNK/Atlus USA)
  • Pokken Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Company)
  • Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)

Best Family Game

  • Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/Warner Bros.)
  • Pokemon Go (Niantic)
  • Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony)
  • Skylanders: Imaginators (Toys for Bob/Activision)

Best Strategy Game

  • Civilization 6 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)
  • Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
  • The Banner Saga 2 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
  • Total War: Warhammer (The Creative Assembly/SEGA)
  • XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)

Best Sports / Racing Game

  • FIFA 17 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
  • Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft)
  • MLB The Show 2016 (SIE San Diego Studio/Sony)
  • NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft)
  • Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team17)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Most Anticipated Game

  • God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony)
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda (BioWare/EAs)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Fans’ Choice

Best eSports Player

  • Faker – [Lee Sang-Hyeok] SK Telecom T1, League of Legends
  • Coldzera – [Marcelo David] SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Byun-Hyun Woo – Starcraft 2
  • Infiltrator – [Lee Seeon-woo] Team Razer, Street Fighter 5
  • Hungrybox – [Juan Debiedma] Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.

Best eSports Team

  • SK Telecom T1 – Game: League of Legends
  • Wings Gaming – Game: DOTA 2
  • SK Gaming
  • ROX Tigers – Game: Leauge of Legends
  • Cloud 9

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • DOTA 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)

Trending Gamer

  • AngryJoeShow
  • Boogie2988
  • Danny O’Dwyer
  • JackSpeticeye
  • Lirik

There were plenty of reveals during this morning’s show which we’ll be reporting on throughout the day.

Written by
Senior Editor bursting with lukewarm takes and useless gaming trivia. May as well surgically attach my DualShock at this point.


  1. I don’t know anything about Overwatch but there are some worthy winners there. I need to check out Danny O Dwyers new stuff, always liked his Gamespot work.

  2. I don’t agree with these results. I demand a recount and a full investigation. Overwatch is the worst thing to happen to the gaming industry since ET:The Game. The gaming industry is finished now and the world is going to end.

    • WTF is wrong with Overwatch, Comparing to ET you are mental. You obviously don’t have good taste in games you are probably a COD fanboy. Or some 14 year old.

      • Yeah! How dare JR have an opinion! His taste must be awful for daring to not like Overwatch!

      • lol

  3. I’ve heard that a lot of the winners were also sponsers of the show and that it was more focused on marketing stuff then awards. Erm….. if that is true, this isn’t dodgy looking at all. Not one bit. Not a single tiny bit nor will Hazelam do a massive wall of text and join me in ranting about it. Not at all.


    Sod it, i ain’t holding back.

    What the feck? A marketing fest? A pitiful selection? The Witcher 3’s expansion should not have won it. It’s a bloody expansion! That should be in it’s own category! Not RPG of the year as there are other games that came out. Dark Souls III should have won it. Deus Ex is mostly action oriented/Stealth oriented with light RPG elements imo. And WOW:Legion was in that caterogry? IT’S A BLOOD MMORPG! Shove it into the Expansion or MMORPG catergory! How the heck did this get into RPG? This is not an RPG! It’s an MMORPG! Small difference but RPG and MMOs are different! A fecking Expansion won this catergory.

    Overwatch is Game of the Year? Oh what a lot of tosh. I agree it looks like a damn good game but come on! Game of the Year? They are essentially saying that it has the best plot, best music, best gameplay and other stuff that makes the best of 2016. It is not. It’s a MP oriented shooter. How the heck is that the Game of the Year? It’s….. no.

    How is that better then Uncharted 4? How is it better then Dark Souls 3? How is it better then Doom? Heck, Doom or UC4 or DSIII are far more deserving of it and if Doom won it, it would bring hope to the troubled development games.

    Nolan N… no, feck off! You can’t have most of the catergory be filled with mostly the same game! I mean for crying out loud! Surely, Nolan could have been left out? Doubt it would be deemed as an injustice as he has won awards, he pratically was in everything in 2011 and I think, some places just created the Nolan Award because well, he would win it because he was in everything.

    Doom has a better soundtrack and music design then Dark Souls? Really? When I think of Doom, I think of being a badass that beats up aliens and being the original space marine and destroying everything in my sight. Sound is not something Doom excells at. I’m sure the soundtrack is decent but Dark Souls III is the third entry into Dark Souls, which is known for it’s superb soundtrack and actually relies on it more.

    What the heck is the Impact award meant to be? If we’re talking in general impact, I think NMS should have been in it. It had a massive impact. It… what is the catergory?

    And fan awards. Yet, none, I repeat, NONE ARE INVOLVED WITH GAMES! E-Sports, Youtubers and… oh feck you. Feck you. 90% of it is E-sports. That’s not what most Fan awards are! No Community award? NOTHING. Fecking Nothing for games itself.

    What a pile of donkey shit.

    No, that is too kind and offensive to donkeys.

    This can sodd off.

    This is worse then the Spike Awards when they were truly the bottom of the barrel.



    Feck this.

    The TSA awards are worth more then this. ER…

    Before I get torn apart, i mean, TSA’s awards are worth far more then Game awards due to it having more merit behind them, being chosen by gamers, getting community involved etc.. Game awards are awful.

    Sod Game, Sod these awards. I need a damn good cuppa now. Grumpy? Yes.

    Hazelam, I expect you to meet my wall of text and eitehr match it or beat it. :P

    TLDR:Steven rants. Steven is grumpy. Steven thinks awards are a pile of shit and that TSA awards are far more meaningful in the industry.

    P.S. WHY WAS THERE A FECKING RAZOR MAN?! Why? Since…. Of all the….

    No Doomguy? No, let’s not get an iconic(yes, Ubisoft, this is how to do Iconic) character there. Let’s use an obscure one. Would it have been too hard to get Doomguy? Or Geralt? Or you know, characters that people are aware of? Not like it would be out of their ability to do so.

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