Winners of the 2021 Game Awards

“It Takes Two” won Best Multiplayer Game, Best Family Game and Game of the Year.

By Francine Canelo // Staff Writer

At the Game Awards Show this Thursday, Dec. 9, the category winners were listed off in speed-runs to prioritize world premieres and new footage of gameplay. The big winner was “It Takes Two,” who took home the award for Game of the Year. Here are all of the winners of the night.

For the full list of nominees, check out our previous article.

Most Anticipated Game – Elden Ring

Best Esports Event – 2021 League of Legends World Championship

Best Esports Coach – kkOma

Best Esports Team – Natus Vincere – CS:GO

Best Esports Athlete – s1mple

Best Esports Game – League of Legends

Content Creator of the Year – Dream

Innovation in Accessibility – Forza Horizon 5

Best Multiplayer – It Takes Two 

Best VR/AR Game – Resident Evil 4

Best Community Support – Final Fantasy XIV Online

Best Mobile Game – Genshin Impact

Best Sports/Racing Game – Forza Horizon 5

Best Sim/Strategy Game – Age of Empires IV

Best Family Game – It Takes Two

Best Fighting Game – Guilty Gear Strive

Best Role-Playing Game – Tales of Arise

Best Action/Adventure Game – Metroid Dread

Best Action Game – Returnal

Best Debut Indie Game – Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Best Indie Game – Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Best Ongoing Game – Final Fantasy XIV Online

Games for Impact Award – Life is Strange: True Colors

Best Performance – Maggie Robertson – Resident Evil Village

Best Audio – Forza Horizon 5

Best Score/Music – Nier Replicant ver 1.22474487139

Best Art Direction – Deathloop

Best Narrative – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 

Best Game Direction – Deathloop 

Game of the Year – It Takes Two

“It Takes Two” took home the biggest accolade of Game of the Year, as well as Best Family Game and Best Multiplayer Game. Josef Fares, the director for the game, was known for previously saying “F— the Oscars” at the 2017 Game Awards. This year as a callback to his 2017 rant, he said while accepting the Game of the Year award, “In a way, the Oscars got F—ed because The Game Awards is getting way better.”

For the full list of nominations, check out our article here and let us know what you thought of the results.