The Game Awards 2021 had many surprises in store for gamers. It Takes Two achieved numerous awards, including Game of the Year. New trailers for upcoming games were shown, including a cinematic trailer for Elden Ring and a trailer for Destiny 2's newest expansion. Brand-new games were shown off, including Star Wars Eclipse and Space Marine 2. And, of course, fans were treated to a brand new trailer for the second Sonic the Hedgehog movie. There's still a lot more to expect from these games and studios, so keep your eyes peeled for future announcements!
Following a new year of big-name titles and highly anticipated releases, fans of gaming were able to enjoy The Game Awards 2021 on December 9th. The winners of The Game Awards made headlines around the world, and brand-new announcements stunned thousands of viewers.
You can check out the full live stream below. But if you want a quick recap of The Game Awards for 2021, this article will list every winner - and every major announcement.
The Game Awards 2021 Winners
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 (Resident Evil Village)
Games for Impact - Life is Strange: True Colors
Best Ongoing - Final Fantasy XIV Online
Best Indie - 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 - Resident Evil 4
Best Action Game - Returnal
Best Action/Adventure - Metroid Dread
Best Role Playing - Tales of Arise
Best Fighting - Guilty Gear Strive
Best Family - It Takes Two
Best Sim/Strategy - Age of Empires IV
Best Sports/Racing - Forza Horizon 5
Best Multiplayer - It Takes Two
Content Creator of the Year - Dream
Best Debut Indie - 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
Game of the Year - It Takes Two
You can check out all of the Game Awards 2021 winners and nominees here. Don’t feel too disappointed if your favorite game didn’t win this year - even a nomination is something to be happy about!
The Game Awards 2021 Announcements
There were a ton of announcements at The Game Awards. You can follow each link to the listed trailer, but we'll embed a select few of the most anticipated reveals.