Everything from The Game Awards 2021

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Did you stay up till 4am last night watching The Game Awards 2021? Of course not, but we did and there was an awful lot shown, so much in fact that it is already streaming off the front page of TheSixthAxis, so here’s a handy catch up post.

There were plenty of surprises, new games for Star Trek, The Expanse, Star Wars, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dune, Wonder Woman and Alan Wake, but was also noticeable was the absence of games from Sony and Nintendo. Apart from very short trailer for Horizon Zero Dawn Sony did not have anything at all, clearly they and Nintendo are saving their reveals for their own shows.


Here is all the news, in which why try and find creative ways of saying “Here’s a new trailer” nearly forty times in three hours.

Sandwiched in-between all that lot were some actual awards, here’s who won what at The Game Awards 2021.

  • Game of the Year — It Takes Two
  • Best Game Direction — Deathloop
  • Best Narrative — Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Best Art Direction — Deathloop
  • Best Score and Music — NieR Replicant
  • Best Audio Design — Forza Horizon 5
  • Best Performance — Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village
  • Games for Impact — Life Is Strange: True Colors
  • Best Ongoing Game — Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Best Indie Game — Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Best Mobile Game — Genshin Impact
  • Best Community Support — Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Innovation in Accessibility — Forza Horizon 5
  • Best VR/AR Game — Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Best Action Game — Returnal
  • Best Action/Adventure Game — Metroid Dread
  • Best RPG — Tales of Arise
  • Best Fighting Game — Guilty Gear Strive
  • Best Family Game — It Takes Two
  • Best Simulation/Strategy Game — Age of Empires 4
  • Best Sports/Racing Game — Forza Horizon 5
  • Best Multiplayer Game — It Takes Two
  • Content Creator of the Year — Dream
  • Best Indie Debut — Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Most Anticipated Game — Elden Ring
  • Best Esports Game — League of Legends
  • Best Esports Athlete — S1mple
  • Best Esports Team — Natus Vincere
  • Best Esports Coach — Kkoma
  • Best Esports Event — 2021 League of Legends World Championship
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  1. I can’t work out if it’s disappointing that there’s that many announcements and only a few that interested me or not. Is that worse than just having half a dozen and maybe 1 that grabbed my attention?

    That Star Wars game should be fun. Certainly looks nice, as you’d expect from them. The Star Trek game looks like it could go either way.

    And while it’s Telltale, so should be good, why would you make a game based on The Expanse and not just have it be Chrisjen Avasarala running around changing into fancier costumes every 5 minutes and randomly swearing at people? She’s the best thing in it, and her swearing has only recently been equaled by Brian Cox and his glorious way of saying “Fuck off!” in Succession.

    Forspoken looks very nice too.

    • I’m personally struggling to figure out which 4-5 are meant to be equivalent to E3’s Elden Ring trailer as bombshell drops. I’d guess Keighley meant Hellblade II, Star Wars Eclipse, Alan Wake 2 and ARC Raiders? But none of those are kind of “this is out next year”, get hyped announcements.

  2. I will have to look into some of these games that got awards, I missed quite a few things recently, I guess. And I don’t want to sound too gleeful, but I was pleased Cyberprank didn’t make any award, CDPR really shouldn’t be rewarded in any way for what they did with that game.

    Are there not some games missing? There was this cartoony side-scroller with this kid bring chased by different robot types, I can’t remember it’s name but cannot find it on here.

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