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The Game Awards 2023 All Category Winners


The curtains have closed on The Game Awards 2023, leaving us with a feast for the senses, celebrating both the rich history and promising future of the gaming realm. Amidst the grand unveilings and updates on upcoming titles, The Game Awards took a moment to pay homage to the outstanding games and developers of the past year.


Here is the list of the winners from The Game Awards 2023!


Game of the Year

Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

  • Baldur's Gate 3 - WINNER


Best Performance

Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.

  • Neil Newbon - Baldur's Gate 3 - WINNER


Best Community Support

Recognizing a game for outstanding community support, transparency and responsiveness, inclusive of social media activity and game updates/patches.

  • Baldur's Gate 3 - WINNER


Best RPG

For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.

  • Baldur's Gate 3 - WINNER


Best Multiplayer Game

For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences, irrespective of game genre or platform.

  • Baldur's Gate 3 - WINNER

Players' Voice

This category is 100% voted on by fans for their favorite game of 2023.

  • Baldur's Gate 3 - WINNER




Best Game Direction

Awarded for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.

  • Alan Wake 2 - WINNER

Best Narrative

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

  • Alan Wake 2 - WINNER

Best Art Direction

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

  • Alan Wake 2 - WINNER



Best Score/Music

For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.

  • Final Fantasy 16 - WINNER


Best Audio Design

Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design.

  • Hi-Fi Rush - WINNER


Games for Impact

For a thought-provoking game with a pro-social meaning or message.

  • Tchia - WINNER


Best Ongoing Game

Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time.

  • Cyberpunk 2077 - WINNER


Best Indie Game

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.

  • Sea of Stars - WINNER


Best Debut Indie Game

For the best debut game created by a new independent studio.

  • Cocoon - WINNER


Best Mobile Game

For the best game playable on a mobile device.

  • Honkai: Star Rail - WINNER


Best VR/AR Game

For the best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.

  • Resident Evil Village - WINNER


Innovation in Accessibility

Recognizing software and/or hardware that is pushing the medium forward by adding features, technology and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.

  • Forza Motorsport - WINNER

Best Sports/Racing Game

For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.

  • Forza Motorsport - WINNER


Best Action Game

For the best game in the action genre focused primarily on combat.

  • Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon - WINNER


Best Action/Adventure Game

For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - WINNER


Best Fighting Game

For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

  • Street Fighter 6 - WINNER


Best Family Game

For the best game appropriate for family play, irrespective of genre or platform.

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder - WINNER


Best SIM/Strategy Game

Best game focused on real time or turn-based simulation or strategy gameplay, irrespective of platform.

  • Pikmin 4 - WINNER


Content Creator of the Year

For a streamer or content creator who has made an important and positive impact on the community in 2023.

  • IronMouse - WINNER


Best Esports Athlete

The esports athlete judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2023, irrespective of game.

  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok - WINNER


Best Esports Coach

The Esports coach judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2023.

  • Christine “potter” Chi - WINNER


Best Esports Event

Recognizing an event (across single or multiple days) that delivered a best-of-class experience for participants and the broadcast audience.

  • 2023 League of Legends World Championship - WINNER


Best Esports Game

For the game that has delivered the best overall esports experience to players (inclusive of tournaments, community support and content updates), irrespective of genre or platform.

  • Valorant - WINNER


Best Esports Team

Recognizing a specific esports team (not the full organization) judged the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2023.

  • JD Gaming - WINNER


Most Anticipated Game

Recognizing an announced game that has demonstrably illustrated potential to push the gaming medium forward.

  • Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth - WINNER



Best Adaptation

Celebrating game-inspired projects across entertainment including TV, movies, comics, and more.

  • The Last of Us - WINNER



Did your favourite game this year won an award in The Game Awards 2023? We know Spiderman 2 did not. Let us know in the comment the Salty News Network's post!

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