Gamescom 2018: Award Nominees Include Marvel's Spider-Man, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, And More

Gamescom 2018: Award Nominees Include Marvel’s Spider-Man, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, And More

Gamescom 2018’s video game awards nominees have already been announced ahead of next week’s convention. The winners of the 16 category awards will be determined by panel journalists and YouTubers to be announced on the opening day of the convention, August 21, Gamescom continues through August 25.

No more than three games can be nominated for each category though some have just two. The 16 awards are for Best Action Game, Best Add-on/DLC, Best Casual Game, Best Family Game, Best Puzzle/Skill Game, Best Racing Game, Best Role-Playing Game, Best Simulation Game, Best Social/Online Game, Best Sports Game, Best Strategy Game, Best Sony PlayStation 4 Console Game, Best Microsoft Xbox One Console Game, Best Nintendo Switch Console Game, Best PC Game, and Best Mobile Game.

Across all 16 awards, a total of 31 games have been nominated. Notable titles, like Marvel’s Spider-Man, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition, have been nominated multiple times for different categories. We’ve outlined all of the awards and their corresponding nominees below.

Here is the list of nominees for the 2018 Gamescom Awards.

Best Action Game

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Metro Exodus (Deep Silver)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision Blizzard)

Best Add-on/DLC

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Activision Blizzard)
  • State of Decay 2 Daybreak (Microsoft)

Best Casual Game

  • Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
  • Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)
  • Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Family Game

  • Lego DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
  • Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
  • Super Mario Party (Nintendo)

Best Puzzle/Skill Game

  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
  • Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)

Best Racing Game

  • F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)
  • Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Role Playing Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix)

Best Simulation Game

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
  • F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)
  • Farming Simulator 19 (Astragon Entertainment)

Best Social/Online Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard)
  • Dying Light Bad Blood (Techland)
  • Rend (Frostkeep Studios)

Best Sports Game

  • F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)
  • FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (Konami)

Best Strategy Game

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (Koch Media)

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
  • Project Mephisto (working title)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Nintendo Switch

  • Lego DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)

Best PC Game

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
  • Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Best Mobile Game

  • Hyperdrome (Travian Games)
  • Shadowgun War Games (Madfinger Games)