The biggest night in gaming, The Game Awards, is happening 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Many games are up for the prestigious awards, and some new ones are going to be announced alongside them.
There is some tough competition in some of the categories while others have a clearer winner. But which ones will take home an award? Here are some predictions.
Game of the Year
The biggest award of the show is the prestigious Game of the Year award. This award goes to only the best of the best of the year in gaming.
This award probably has the toughest competition out of all of them with no clear winner, yet there is most definitely a clear loser.
The nominees for this award are the Ancient Greece simulator “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” the indie game “Celeste,” the Norse god killing simulator “God of War,” the web-slinging spectacular “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” the large-scale hunting simulator “Monster Hunter: World” and the ambitious “Red Dead Redemption 2.”
Up against these competitors, “Celeste” really does not stand a chance, but it is nice to see it nominated. The two most likely winners are either “Red Dead Redemption 2” or “God of War,” even though “Marvel’s Spider-Man” has such a large cult following.
Best Ongoing Game
This award goes to the best game that has seen support from the developers throughout the years, a steady stream of new content and a game that has changed for the better.
The nominees in this category are “Destiny 2: Forsaken,” the largest game right now “Fortnite,” the biggest redemption in gaming “No Man’s Sky,” the heroic shooter “Overwatch” and the hostage situation simulator “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.”
The game that seems like it will definitely win is “Fortnite” because that is all you here about today. In a perfect world, it would go to “No Man’s Sky” or “Overwatch,” but that is highly unlikely.
Best Game Direction
This award goes to the game and game studio that has shown outstanding creative vision and innovation in their games. This category is filled with very story heavy single-player experiences this year.
The nominees for this category are the prison escape simulator “A Way Out”, the android story “Detroit: Become Human,” the Norse god game “God of War,” some more web-slinging fun with “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and of course “Red Dead Redemption 2.”
If it goes to the most unique of them, it will most likely be “A Way Out.” However, “Red Dead Redemption 2” is a tough contender.
This category doesn’t need much explanation. These are the best stories in video games to come out this year.
The nominees are once again “Detroit: Become Human,” “God of War,” “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” “Red Dead Redemption 2” and newcomer “Life is Strange 2: Episode 1.”
Although “Red Dead Redemption 2” has an amazing story, this award will probably go to either “Detroit: Become Human” or “Life is Strange 2: Episode 1” because the players can actually control the outcomes of those games.
Best Art Direction
These are the prettiest games of the year. This award tends to go to indie games, but this year may be different.
The nominees are “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” “God of War,” “Red Dead Redemption 2,” the fun role-playing game “Octopath Traveler” and the little-known game “Return of the Obra Dinn.”
Although both “Red Dead” and “Odyssey” are gorgeous, this award will probably be given to “Octopath Traveler” because of its unique and beautiful graphics.
Best Action Game
These games are filled with action. Lots of bullets will fly when playing these gems.
The nominees are the futuristic shooter “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,” indie game “Dead Cells,” space shooter “Destiny 2: Forsaken,” the action-filled U.S. simulator “Far Cry 5” and the side-scrolling classic “Mega Man 11.”
This award has some tough competition, but it seems to always ends up in the hands of a shooter, so it will probably be “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” or “Destiny 2: Forsaken.”
Best Action/Adventure Game
These games are single-player treasures beloved by many.
The nominees are “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” “God of War,” “Marvel’s Spider-Man,” “Red Dead Redemption 2” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider.”
This has some of the toughest competition, but either “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “God of War” or “Marvel’s Spider-Man” will win.
Those are the bigger categories of The Game Awards. You can watch it on various platforms, including YouTube and Twitch. Tune in to see how many of these predictions were correct.