The Game Awards 2015: Winners List

Posted on 10 December 2015
By James Brookfield
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The Game Awards 2015 was, as usual, a great celebration of the gaming year.

Unsurprisingly CDProjekt Red received the most awards due to winning Best Developer in addition to their game Witcher 3: Wild Hunt prevailing in three, out of seven, nominated categories including; Best Game and Best RPG. Nintendo also had a great night as two of their titles, Super Mario Maker and Splatoon, winning awards.

However the night was not without controversy as it was discovered Konami prohibited Hideo Kojima from attending the ceremony, meaning he was unable to receive his award for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom pain winning Best Action/Adventure Game. Following Kiefer Sutherland’s speech, who accepted on Kojima’s behalf, host Geoff Keighley addressed the audience live to inform them of the legal battle between Kojima and Konami. The crowd instantly booed and jeered the unfortunate news, promoting a special performance of Quiet’s theme.

Ten world premiers also featured in the show, including announcements for; a Batman Telltale Games episodic series, The Walking Dead: Michonne (also from Telltale Games), Psychonauts 2, Rock Band VR for Oculus Rift as well as exclusive new trailers showcasing; Far Cry Primal, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Quantum Break, Star Citizen, Rocket League (Xbox One edition) and Shadow Complex (remastered for PC).

The complete winners list is as followed:

Fan’s Choice Awards:

ESPORTS Team of the Year
OpTic Gaming

ESPORTS Player of the Year
Kenny “KennyS” Schrub (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive/Team EnVyUs)

ESPORTS Game of the Year
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)

Most Anticipated Game
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Trending Gamer
Greg Miller

Best Fan Creation
Portal Stories: Mel (Prism Studios)

Main Awards Winners:

Best Family Game
Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4/Nintendo)

Best Fighting Game
Mortal Kombat X (NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Multiplayer Game
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2/Nintendo)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal/Square Enix)

Best Narrative
Her Story (Sam Barlow)

Best Indie Game
Rocket League (Psyonix)

Best Sports/Racing Game
Rocket League (Psyonix)

Games for Impact
Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix)

Developer of the Year
CD Projekt Red (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)

Best Art Direction
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions/Konami)

Best Soundtrack/Score
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (Ludvig Forssell, Justin Burnett, Daniel James/Kojima Productions)

Best Performance
Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Game of the Year
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Role-Playing Game
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Shooter
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2/Nintendo)

Honorary Award:

Industry Icon Award
Brett Sperry and Louis Castle (Westwood Studios)

Though The Game Awards has concluded for another year feel free to comment below and discuss your opinions of the night. Are the winners deserved of their respective titles? Do you believe one of the other nominees, from a particular category, possibly deserved the award more?