The Game Awards 2021 Recap: Winners and New Announcements by@mm22

The Game Awards 2021 Recap: Winners and New Announcements

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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

  1. Best Game Direction - Deathloop
  2. Best Narrative - Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Best Art Direction - Deathloop
  4. Best Score and Music - NieR Replicant
  5. Best Audio Design - Forza Horizon 5
  6. Best Performance - Maggie Robertson (Resident Evil Village)
  7. Games for Impact - Life is Strange: True Colors
  8. Best Ongoing - Final Fantasy XIV Online
  9. Best Indie - Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  10. Best Mobile Game - Genshin Impact
  11. Best Community Support - Final Fantasy XIV Online
  12. Innovation in Accessibility - Forza Horizon 5
  13. Best VR/AR - Resident Evil 4
  14. Best Action Game - Returnal
  15. Best Action/Adventure - Metroid Dread
  16. Best Role Playing - Tales of Arise
  17. Best Fighting - Guilty Gear Strive
  18. Best Family - It Takes Two
  19. Best Sim/Strategy - Age of Empires IV
  20. Best Sports/Racing - Forza Horizon 5
  21. Best Multiplayer - It Takes Two
  22. Content Creator of the Year - Dream
  23. Best Debut Indie - Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  24. Most Anticipated Game - Elden Ring
  25. Best Esports Game - League of Legends
  26. Best Esports Athlete - S1mple
  27. Best Esports Team - Natus Vincere
  28. Best Esports Coach - kkOma
  29. 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.

Trailers for Games Already Announced

Tunic - Release Date Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Tunic Trailer World Premiere - YouTube

The King of Fighters XV - Newcomer Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: F0F 15 - The King of Fighters XV World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Homeworld 3 - Gameplay Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Homeworld 3 World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Babylon’s Fall - New Gameplay Trailer

Babylon's Fall Trailer | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - Story Teaser

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak - The Game Awards Teaser - YouTube

Evil West - Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Evil West - Gameplay Reveal Trailer | The Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Planet of Lana - New Trailer

Planet of Lana - Official Trailer | The Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II - Gameplay Reveal Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Senua's Saga: Hellblade II World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Lost Ark - Launch Date Trailer

Lost Ark: Launch Reveal Trailer – The Game Awards - YouTube

Horizon Forbidden West - New Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Horizon Forbidden West World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Destiny 2 - Expansion Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Destiny 2: The Witch Queen World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - Cinematic Trailer

The Lord of the Rings Gollum: The Untold Story Reveal Trailer | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Somerville - New Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Somerville World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course - Release Date Reveal

Cuphead - The Delicious Last Course | Release Date Announcement Trailer - YouTube

Tchia - New Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Tchia World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Official Gameplay Trailer - “Flash and Burn” | DC - YouTube

Forspoken - New Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Forspoken World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Saints Row - Gameplay Trailer

SAINTS ROW – Game Awards Gameplay Trailer - YouTube

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands - Story Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Tiny Tina's Wonderlands World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Genshin Impact - Newcomer Trailer

Genshin Impact Yun Jin Character Reveal Trailer | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Steelrising - Cinematic Trailer

Steelrising Cinematic Trailer | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Metal Hellsinger - New Trailer

Metal: Hellsinger - Official Gameplay Trailer | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

A Plague Tale: Requiem - Gameplay Reveal Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: A Plague Tale: Requiem World Premiere Gameplay Trailer - YouTube

Dying Light 2 - Cinematic Trailer

Dying Light 2 Stay Human Cinematic Trailer - YouTube

CrossfireX - Release Date Reveal

CrossfireX - Official Release Date Trailer | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Bloodhunt - New Trailer

Bloodhunt - The Game Awards 2021 Trailer | PS5, PC - YouTube

GTFO - Release and New Trailer

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Simon Viklund Announces GTFO’s Immediate Release and Presents a Trailer - YouTube

Elden Ring - Cinematic Trailer

SYNCED: Off-Planet - Cinematic Trailer

SYNCED: Off-Planet - Cinematic Trailer | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Trailers for Brand-New Announcements

Texas Chainsaw Massacre

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

The Expanse: A Telltale Series - Announcement Trailer

The Expanse Reveal Trailer | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Thirsty Suitors

Thirsty Suitors Reveal Trailer | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Have a Nice Death

Have A Nice Death Trailer Reveal | Game Awards 2021 - YouTube

Star Wars Eclipse

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Star Wars Eclipse Announcement and World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Wonder Woman

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Wonder Woman Video Game Announcement and World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Alan Wake 2

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Alan Wake 2 Announcement, World Premiere Trailer and Interview - YouTube

Slitterhead

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Slitterhead Announcement and World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Nightingale

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Nightingale Announcement, World Premiere Trailer, and Interview - YouTube

Sonic Frontiers

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Sonic Frontiers Announcement and World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Note: A new Sonic game was teased back in May, but its name and premise was revealed during The Game Awards.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Dune: Spice Wars

Dune: Spice Wars - Announcement Trailer - YouTube

Among Us VR

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Among Us VR World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Star Trek: Resurgence

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Star Trek: Resurgence Announcement and World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

Rumbleverse

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: Rumbleverse World Premiere Trailer - YouTube

ARC Raiders

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: ARC Raiders World Premiere Gameplay Trailer - YouTube

The Matrix Awakens

The Matrix Awakens: Unreal Engine Experience Gameplay Demo - YouTube

Misc. Announcements

Chivalry 2 (Update Trailer and Free Weekend Announcement)

Chivalry 2 - Free Weekend Announcement Trailer - YouTube

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (New Port)

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax — Announcement Trailer | Steam, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch - YouTube

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Movie Trailer

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PC Port Announcement)

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE FOR PC – ANNOUNCE TRAILER - YouTube

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Free-to-play Announcement)

BATTLEGROUNDS FOR ALL | PUBG - YouTube

Nightmare Alley Movie Trailer

NIGHTMARE ALLEY | "Game Awards Spot" Spot | Searchlight Pictures - YouTube

Fall Guys (Nightmare Before Christmas Skins)

Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas goodies come to Fall Guys! - YouTube

Halo (TV Series)

THE GAME AWARDS 2021: World Premiere Trailer for Halo Live-Action TV Series - YouTube

Rocket League (New Cars)

Rocket League Ford Mustang Mach-E and Shelby GT350R Rule One Trailer - YouTube

That’s everything new from The Game Awards 2021. There’s still a lot to be revealed from these games and studios, so be sure to keep them on your radar!

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