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The Game Awards 2016 honored the best of the best in the gaming industry in Los Angeles, CA. With over 20 awards, titles such as Overwatch, Pokémon GO, and Uncharted 4 were just a few of the franchises that got the recognition they deserved according to the judges who are members of the gaming media. There were even two main emotional moments at the event, including the Innovation Awards for Hideo Kojima with the short speech by Geoff Keighley, and the speech by Ryan Green about his son with terminal cancer when he received the Games for Impact award for That Dragon, Cancer.

Let’s take a look at the list of winners in every category:

GAME OF THE YEAR: Overwatch (Blizzard)

BEST STUDIO/GAME DIRECTION: Blizzard (for Overwatch)

BEST NARRATIVE: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)

BEST ART DIRECTION: Inside (Playdead)


BEST PERFORMANCE: Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAMES FOR IMPACT: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)


BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD: Pokémon Go (Niantic)

BEST VR GAME: Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)

BEST ACTION GAME: DOOM (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAMEDishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

BEST RPG: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)

BEST FIGHTING GAME:Street Fighter V (Capcom)

BEST STRATEGY GAME: Civilization 6 (Firaxis Games/2K)

BEST FAMILY GAME: Pokémon Go (Niantic)

BEST SPORTS/RACING: Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)

BEST MULTIPLAYER: Overwatch (Blizzard)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)


BEST FAN CREATION: There was no mention of an award for this category

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER: Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)


BEST ESPORTS GAME: Overwatch (Blizzard)

[Source]: The Game Awards.

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