The Game Awards 2023 Baldur’s Gate 3

The Game Awards 2023: Baldur’s Gate 3 wins Game of the Year

Cover Image Credit: Larian Studios

The Game Awards of 2023 are over, and Baldur’s Gate 3 has won the top honor of Game of the Year. Belgian developer Larian’s Swen Vincke accepted the award in full armor. The title beat stiff competition, with fellow nominees including Alan Wake II, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Tears of the Kingdom, and Super Mario Bros Wonder.

It dominated the awards with six wins, including best performance, best RPG, and player’s choice.

Actor Timothée Chalamet revealed the Game of the Year at the most significant videogame awards ceremony.

With the plethora of excellent games released this year, several other nominees were honored in categories besides Game of the Year. For example, Alan Wake 2 won best narrative, Tears of the Kingdom won best action-adventure game, and Super Mario Bros Wonder won best family game.

Baldur’s Gate 3 also won the awards for Best RPG, Best Multiplayer, and Best Community Support, while actor Neil Newbon, who plays companion Astarion in the game, won Best Performance.

The Game Awards 2023: Complete List of Winners

Game of the Year: Baldur’s Gate 3
Runners-up: Super Mario Bros Wonder, Baldur’s Gate 3, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Alan Wake II, Resident Evil 4

Best Game Direction: Alan Wake II
Runners-up: Baldur’s Gate 3, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros Wonder, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Narrative: Alan Wake II
Runners-up: Baldur’s Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Final Fantasy XVI, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Best Multiplayer: Baldur’s Gate 3
Runners-up: Diablo IV, Party Animals, Street Fighter 6, Super Mario Bros Wonder

Best Indie Game: Sea of Stars
Runners-up: Cocoon, Dave the Diver, Dredge, Viewfinder

Best Debut Indie Game: Cocoon
Runners-up: Dredge, Pizza Tower, Venba, Viewfinder

Best Art Direction: Alan Wake II
Runners-up: Hi-Fi Rush, Lies of P, Super Mario Bros Wonder, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Score and Music: Final Fantasy XVI, Masayoshi Soken
Runners-up: Alan Wake II, Petri Alanko; Baldur’s Gate 3, Borislav Slavov; Hi-Fi Rush, Shuichi Kobori; The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo Sound Team

Best Audio Design: Hi-Fi Rush
Runners-up: Alan Wake II, Dead Space (2023), Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4

Best Performance: Neil Newbon as Astarion, Baldur’s Gate 3
Runners-up: Ben Starr as Clive Rosfield, Final Fantasy XVI; Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor; Idris Elba as Solomon Reed, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty; Melanie Liburd as Saga Anderson, Alan Wake II; Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Innovations in Accessibility: Forza Motorsport
Runners-up: Diablo IV, Hi-Fi Rush, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Mortal Kombat 1, Street Fighter 6

Games for Impact: Tchia
Runners-up: A Space for the Unbound, Chants of Senaar, Goodbye Volcano High, Terra Nil, Venba

Best Ongoing Game: Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Runners-up: Apex Legends, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, Genshin Impact

Best Community Support: Baldur’s Gate 3
Runners-up: Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, No Man’s Sky

Best Mobile Game: Honkai: Star Rail
Runners-up: Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, Hello Kitty Island Adventure, Monster Hunter Now, Terra Nil

Best VR/AR Game: Resident Evil Village VR Mode
Runners-up: Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Call of the Mountain, Humanity, Synapse

Best Action Game: Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
Runners-up: Dead Island 2, Ghostrunner 2, Hi-Fi Rush, Remnant 2

Best Esports Athlete: Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok
Runners-up: Mathieu “Zywoo” Herbaut, Max “Demon1” Mazanov, Paco “Hydra” Rusiewiez, Park “Ruler” Jae-Hyuk, Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen

Best Esports Team: JD Gaming
Runners-up: Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, Gaimin Gladiators, Team Vitality

Best Esports Coach: Christine “Potter” Chi
Runners-up: Danny “Zonic” Sorensen, Jordan “Gunba” Graham, Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam, Yoon “Homme” Sung-Young

Best Esports Event: 2023 League of Legends World Championship
Runners-up: Blast.TV Paris Major 2023, EVO 2023, The International Dota 2 Championships 2023, Valorant Champions 2023

Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Motorsport
Runners-up: EA Sports FC 24, F1 23, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged, The Crew Motorfest

Best Adaptation: The Last of Us
Runners-up: Castlevania: Nocturne, Gran Turismo, The Super Mario Bros Movie, Twisted Metal

Most Anticipated Game: Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth
Runners-up: Hades II, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Star Wars Outlaws, Tekken 8

Content Creator of the Year: Ironmouse
Runners-up: PeopleMakeGames, Quackity, Spreen, SypherPK

Best Esports Game: Valorant
Runners-up: Counter-Strike 2, Dota 2, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile

Best Action/Adventure Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Runners-up: Alan Wake II, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Best Role-Playing Game: Baldur’s Gate 3
Runners-up: Final Fantasy XVI, Lies of P, Sea of Stars, Starfield

Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter 6
Runners-up: God of Rock, Mortal Kombat 1, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, Pocket Bravery

Best Family Game: Super Mario Bros Wonder
Runners-up: Disney Illusion Island, Party Animals, Pikmin 4, Sonic Superstars

Best Sim/Strategy Game: Pikmin 4
Runners-up: Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, Cities: Skylines II, Company of Heroes 3, Fire Emblem Engage

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