Today, Geoff Keighley revealed all of the nominees for The Game Awards 2021. Most notably is the Game of The Year nominees.

The Game Awards 2021 Nominee List Includes A Lot of Deathloop, It Takes Two, & More

This year the nominees for Game of The Year include,

  • Deahtloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

It’s been a pretty eclectic year for games and these nominees seem to fit the bill. Games like Returnal and Death’s Door were among many fan predictions, but both games did not make the cut for GOTY.

It’ll be interesting to see which game wins come December 9. In the past, the winner of the Best Action/Adventure game has gone on to take home the Game of The Year award as well. So let’s look at those nominations.

  • Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart

So it looks like all of the GOTY noms are there except for It Takes Two and Deathloop. This year it really is anyone’s chance to win.

Let’s look at some of the other Nominations

Best RPG

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • SMT V
  • Tales of Arise

Best Family Game

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokemon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • WarioWare Get It Together

Best Fighting Game

  • Demon Slayer
  • Guilty gear Strive
  • Melty Blood Type Lumina
  • Virtua Fighter 5
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Best Sim/Strategy

  • Age of Empires 4
  • Evil Genius 2
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Best Sports/Racing

  • F1 2022
  • Fifa 22
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Rider’s Republic

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Psychonauts 2
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart

Best Performance

  • Erika Mori - Life is Strange true Colors
  • Giancarlo Esposito- Far Cry 6
  • Jason Kelley - Deathloop
  • Maggie Robertson - Resident Evil Village
  •  Ozioma Akagha- Deathloop

Best Multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Knockout City
  • Monster hunter Rise
  • New World
  • It Takes Two
  • Valheim

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Warzone
  • FFXIV
  • Genshin Impact
  • Fortnite

Best Art Direction

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

Best Score & Music

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • NieR Replicant
  • Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy
  • The Artful Escape

Best Audio Design

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

Innovation In Accessibility

  • Farcry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Vale Shadow of The Crown

Best Narrative

  • Deahtloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

Games For Impact

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • No Longer Home

Best Independent Game

  • 12 Minutes
  • Death’s Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

Best Mobile Game

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin impact
  • League of Legends Wild Rift
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Pokemon Unite

Best Debut Indie

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Sable
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Forgotten City
  • Valheim

Best VR/AR

  • Hitman 3
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

Best Action Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry 2
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal

If you’re looking for more nominations and other categories you can check them all out right here.

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