Predictions: The Game Awards (2016) | Pop Culture Crossing

Here are the nominees for The Game Awards 2016 and Pop Culture Crossing’s predictions.[1]

·       Best Multiplayer Game

o   Battlefield 1 – DICE / Electronic Arts

o   Gears of War 4 – The Coalition / Microsoft Studios

o   Overcooked – Ghost Town Games / Team17 Digital

o   Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

o   Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Ubisoft Montréal / Ubisoft Entertainment

o   Titanfall 2 – Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

·       Best Sports / Racing Game

o   FIFA 17 – EA Canada / EA Sports

o   Forza Horizon 3 – Playground Games / Microsoft Studios

o   MLB The Show 16 – SIE San Diego Studio / SIEA

o   NBA 2K17 – Visual Concepts / 2K Sports

o   Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 – PES Productions / Konami

·       Best Strategy Game

o   Civilization VI – Firaxis Games / 2K Games

o   Fire Emblem Fates – Intelligent Systems / Nintendo

o   The Banner Saga 2 – Stoic Studio / Versus Evil

o   Total War: Warhammer – Creative Assembly / Sega

o   XCOM 2 – Firaxis Games / 2K Games

·       Best Family Game

o   Dragon Quest Builders – Square Enix

o   Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – TT Fusion / WBIE

o   Pokémon GO – Niantic

o   Ratchet & Clank – Insomniac Games / SIEA

o   Skylanders: Imaginators – Toys for Bob / Activision

·       Best Fighting Game

o   Killer Instinct: Season 3 – Iron Galaxy Studios / Microsoft Studios

o   King of Fighters XIV – SNK / Atlus U.S.A.

o   Pokkén Tournament – Bandai Namco Studios / The Pokémon Company

o   Street Fighter V – Capcom

·       Best Role-Playing Game

o   Dark Souls 3 – FromSoftware / Bandai Namco Entertainment

o   Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Eidos Montréal / Square Enix

o   The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine / CD Projekt RED

o   World of Warcraft: Legion – Blizzard Entertainment

o   Xenoblade Chronicles X – Monolith Soft / Nintendo

·       Best Action / Adventure Game

o   Dishonored 2 – Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks

o   Hitman – IO Interactive / Square Enix

o   Hyper Light Drifter – Heart Machine

o   Ratchet & Clank – Insomniac Games / SIEA

o   Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Naughty Dog / SIEA

·       Best Action Game

o   Battlefield 1 – DICE / Electronic Arts

o   DOOM – id Software / Bethesda Softworks

o   Gears of War 4 – The Coalition / Microsoft Studios

o   Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

o   Titanfall 2 – Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

·       Best VR Game

o   Batman: Arkham VR – Rocksteady Studios / WBIE

o   Eve Valkyrie – CCP Games

o   Job Simulator – Owlchemy Labs

o   Rez Infinite – Enhance Games

o   Thumper – Drool

·       Best Mobile / Handheld Game

o   Clash Royale – Supercell

o   Fire Emblem Fates – Intelligent Systems / Nintendo

o   Monster Hunter Generations – Capcom

o   Pokémon GO – Niantic

o   Severed – Drinkbox Studios

·       Best Independent Game

o   Firewatch – Campo Santo

o   Hyper Light Drifter – Heart Machine

o   Inside – Playdead

o   Stardew Valley – ConcernedApe / Chucklefish Games

o   The Witness – Thelka, Inc.

·       Games for Impact Award

o   1979 Revolution: Black Friday – iNK stories

o   Block’hood – Plethora Project / Devolver Digital

o   Orwell – Osmotic Studios / Surprise Attack

o   Sea Hero Quest – Glitchers

o   That Dragon, Cancer – Numinous Games

·       Best Performance

o   Alex Hernandez (as Lincoln Clay, Mafia III) – Hanger 13 / 2K Games

o   Cissy Jones (as Delilah, Firewatch) – Campo Santo

o   Emily Rose (as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End) – Naughty Dog / SIEA

o   Nolan North (as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End) – Naughty Dog / SIEA

o   Rich Sommer (as Henry, Firewatch) – Campo Santo

o   Troy Baker (as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End) – Naughty Dog / SIEA

·       Best Music / Sound Design

o   Battlefield 1 – DICE / Electronic Arts

o   DOOM – id Software / Bethesda Softworks

o   Inside – Playdead

o   Rez Infinite – Enhance Games

o   Thumper – Drool

·       Best Art Direction

o   Abzû – Giant Squid Studios / 505 Games

o   Firewatch – Campo Santo

o   Inside – Playdead

o   Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

o   Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Naughty Dog / SIEA

·       Best Narrative

o   Firewatch – Campo Santo

o   Inside – Playdead

o   Mafia III – Hanger 13 / 2K

o   Oxenfree – Night School Studio

o   Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Naughty Dog / SIEA

·       Best Studio / Game Direction

o   Blizzard Entertainment – Overwatch

o   DICE – Battlefield 1

o   id Software – DOOM

o   Naughty Dog – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

o   Respawn Entertainment – Titanfall 2

·       Game of the Year

o   DOOM – id Software / Bethesda Softworks

o   Inside – Playdead

o   Overwatch – Blizzard Entertainment

o   Titanfall 2 – Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts

o   Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Naughty Dog / SIEA

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[1] http://thegameawards.com/nominees/.