Mixed Reviews Didn’t Stop Dead Island 2 Being Nominated at The Game Awards 2023

The Game Awards 2023 announce the nominees for the best action game, and many gamers are wondering why Dead Island 2 is one of them.

Mixed Reviews Didn't Stop Dead Island 2 Being Nominated at The Game Awards 2023

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  • The Game Awards 2023 announce the nominees for the best action game.
  • Dead Island 2 is one of the nominees for the best action game in 2023.
  • Gamers are confused as to why Dead Island 2 is a nominee after its mixed reception on release.
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The nominees for The Game Awards 2023 have been announced, and there are multiple categories with numerous games involved. One of the categories is regarding the best action games released in 2023.

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Within this category is a rather unique nomination that has many gamers rather confused, as Dead Island 2, which was released earlier this year, has been nominated as one of the best action games of this year.

At the moment, there is no telling which game within this category is more likely to win at The Game Awards 2023. However, many gamers feel that Dead Island 2 is highly unlikely to win due to the poor reception it received on release.

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Why Are Gamers Surprised That Dead Island 2 Has Been Nominated at The Game Awards 2023?

The five nominees have been announced for the action game section of the Game Awards 2023.
The Game Awards 2023 announce the nominees for the best action game category.

Even though The Game Awards 2023 won’t take place until December 7th, there have already been a large number of categories that have been announced.

One of these categories is the best action category, which includes five different games, each nominated for having some of the best action scenes that have taken place this year. Within this category, there are some rather varied nominations, such as Remnant 2, Hi-Fi RUSH, Ghostrunner 2, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, and finally Dead Island 2.

Each of these games has been highly acclaimed for having some of the best action over 2023, and this is shown through their nominations for The Game Awards 2023. But this hasn’t stopped gamers from wondering why Dead Island 2 has been nominated.

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The reasoning why gamers are confused is due to the fact that Dead Island 2 received a lot of mixed reviews during its release period and lost many players over the first few weeks of its release, which has led many to wonder as to why it has been included within this year’s best action category.

Many gamers have already begun to mention better action games that could have fit better within this category, but they can’t understand why Dead Island 2 has been nominated this year.

What Nominated Action Game Could Win at The Game Awards 2023?

The five nominees have been announced for the action game section of the Game Awards 2023.
Gamers are confused as to why Dead Island 2 is nominated for the best action game category.

With the five different games that have been nominated for the Best Action Game Award in 2023, there are many options as to which game could receive this award, as each title has a rather unique action aspect to it.

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Since each game is great in its own right as they all utilize a different format of action, this would mean that each of these games has a rather equal chance to win. However, The Game Awards 2023 have a voting system that allows the gaming community to vote for which game they would like to see win.

This turns The Game Awards 2023 more into a popularity contest than into an actual discussion as to which game has a better grip on the action genre. Dead Island 2 received mixed reviews upon its release and has declined rather rapidly with its player base.

Since Dead Island 2 is a rather unlikely choice for this award, it is highly likely that games like Remnant 2, Ghostrunner 2, and Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon will more likely become the victors.

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The reasoning behind this is that the combat in both of these games is rather unique, has gripped many players since their releases, and is continuing to grow at a steady pace. Whereas Dead Island 2 is struggling to keep a steady stream of players logging in daily.

Unfortunately, this could cause Dead Island 2 to miss out on its opportunity to receive the best action game award at The Game Awards 2023.

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Liam is a writer who loves to spend his time gaming, streaming, playing board games, and just talking about games in general. He will play pretty much any game you put in front of him, but he absolutely loves soul-like games the most, or anything story-driven.