Baldur’s Gate 3 And Alan Wake 2 Lead The Game Awards With 8 Nominations

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Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 are the joint winners of The Game Awards so far, with eight nominations each. Both games are also up for Game of the Year, as it could be a race between the two sequels to take home the big prize.


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For the main GOTY award, the pair will be up against The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and Resident Evil 4. While this is certainly fierce competition, both games have already come out on top in an award show, with Alan Wake 2 winning the Critics’ Choice Award at The Golden Joysticks, while Baldur’s Gate 3 won Ultimate Game of the Year.

Fellow big RPG, Final Fantasy 16, was nominated in four categories but surprisingly missed out on GOTY.

Here are all the categories that Alan Wake 2 is nominated in:

  • Best Performance (Melani Liburd)
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Score and Music
  • Best Audio Design
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Action Adventure Game
  • Best Game Direction
  • Game of the Year

Baldur’s Gate 3, being an RPG, is up in a few different categories to Alan Wake 2. Here’s the full list of its nominations:

  • Best Performance (Neil Newbon)
  • Best Multiplayer Game
  • Best Score and Music
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Community Support
  • Best Role-Playing Game
  • Best Game Direction
  • Game of the Year

The actual Game Awards will take place on December 7. We have to remember that these are just nominations, so no awards are guaranteed for either Alan Wake 2 or Baldur’s Gate 3 just yet. However, we shouldn’t expect their developers to go home empty-handed, especially after they’ve already found some award-show success. Both games are among the best-reviewed this year too, so it’s not surprising to see them neck and neck like this, even if they are pretty different experiences.

It’s hard to predict what way the GOTY category will go. While Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 could easily take the prize, you’ve also got The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which was an instant classic as soon as it launched. Resident Evil 4 is another game that managed to hold onto relevancy long after its release, sticking in the minds of the Game Awards’ jury long enough to make it onto the list. It will be a fierce competition, for sure, but a varied one, with so many different genres represented in the final six. Even if it’s left some glaring snubs, like the much-loved Final Fantasy 16.

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