The Game Awards 2023: Winners of Each Category

Baldur's Gate 3 wins Game of the Year 2023.

The Game Awards 2023: Winners of Each Category

SUMMARY

  • 31 lucky winners were awarded at The Game Awards 2023.
  • Larian's RPG Baldur's Gate 3 came out on top and won Game of the Year 2023.
  • See all the winners in each of the categories below.
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And that’s a wrap! The Game Awards 2023 have come to an end, celebrating the games industry and all the incredible titles of this year in spectacular fashion once again. The awards for each category have been presented, and 31 lucky winners get to go home with a shiny new trophy.

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Larian Studio’s Baldur’s Gate 3 snatched up the top prize and won the coveted award for Game of the Year 2023. With a total of eight nominations, the sprawling D&D RPG won in five categories and went home as the big winner of the event.

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Who came out on top in each category? Check out our full list of all The Game Awards 2023 winners right here, including the winner of the 100% player-voted Players’ Voice award.

Game of the Year

Larian's Baldur's Gate 3 won Game of the Year 2023.
Larian’s Baldur’s Gate 3 won Game of the Year 2023.
  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Game Direction

  • Alan Wake 2 – WINNER
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Narrative

Remedy's Alan Wake 2 won the Best Narrative category.
Remedy’s Alan Wake 2 won the Best Narrative category.
  • Alan Wake 2 – WINNER
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Best Art Direction

  • Alan Wake 2 – WINNER
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Lies of P
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Score and Music

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy XVI – WINNER
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Audio Design

Tango Games' Hi-Fi Rush took home the trophy for Best Score and Music at The Game Awards 2023.
Tango Games’ Hi-Fi Rush took home the trophy for Best Score and Music at The Game Awards 2023.
  • Alan Wake 2
  • Dead Space
  • Hi-Fi Rush – WINNER
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4

Best Performance

  • Ben Starr, Final Fantasy XVI
  • Cameron Monaghan, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Idris Elba, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Melanie Liburd, Alan Wake 2
  • Neil Newbon, Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Yuri Lowenthal, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Diablo IV
  • Forza Motorsport – WINNER
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Street Fighter 6

Games for Impact

  • A Space for the Unbound
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Tchia – WINNER
  • Terra Nil
  • Venba

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – WINNER
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Best Community Support

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • No Man’s Sky

Best Independent Game

Sabotage Studio's Sea of Stars won the category for the Best Independent Game of the Year 2023.
Sabotage Studio’s Sea of Stars won the category for the Best Independent Game of the Year 2023.
  • Cocoon
  • Dave the Diver
  • Dredge
  • Sea of Stars – WINNER
  • Viewfinder

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Cocoon – WINNER
  • Dredge
  • Pizza Tower
  • Venba
  • Viewfinder

Best Mobile Game

  • Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Honkai: Star Rail – WINNER
  • Monster Hunter Now
  • Terra Nil

Best VR/AR Game

  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • Humanity
  • Resident Evil Village VR Mode – WINNER
  • Synapse

Best Action Game

  • Armored Core VI – WINNER
  • Dead Island 2
  • Ghostrunner 2
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Remnant 2

Best Action/Adventure Game

Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom wins the Best Action/Adventure category.
Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom wins the Best Action/Adventure category.
  • Alan Wake 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – WINNER

Best RPG

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Lies of P
  • Sea of Stars
  • Starfield

Best Fighting Game

  • God of Rock
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
  • Pocket Bravery
  • Street Fighter 6 – WINNER

Best Family Game

  • Disney Illusion Island
  • Party Animals
  • Pikmin 4
  • Sonic Superstars
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder – WINNER

Best Sim/Strategy Game

  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp
  • Cities: Skylines 2
  • Company of Heroes 3
  • Fire Emblem Engage
  • Pikmin 4 – WINNER

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • EA Sports FC 24
  • F1 23
  • Forza Motorsport – WINNER
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged
  • The Crew Motorfest

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Diablo IV
  • Party Animals
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Best Adaptation

HBO's The Last of Us wins Best Adaptation at The Game Awards 2023.
HBO’s The Last of Us wins Best Adaptation at The Game Awards 2023.
  • Castlevania: Nocturne
  • Gran Turismo
  • The Last of Us – WINNER
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Twisted Metal

Most Anticipated Game

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth – WINNER
  • Hades II
  • Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth
  • Star Wars Outlaws
  • Tekken 8

Content Creator of the Year

  • IronMouse – WINNER
  • PeopleMakeGames
  • Quackity
  • Spreen
  • SypherPK

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike 2
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Valorant – WINNER

Best Esports Athlete

  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends) – WINNER
  • Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut (CS:GO)
  • Max “Demon1” Mazanov (Valorant)
  • Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez (Call of Duty)
  • Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk (League of Legends)
  • Phillip ”ImperialHal” Dosen (Apex Legends)

Best Esports Team

  • Evil Geniuses (Valorant)
  • Fnatic (Valorant)
  • Gaimin Gladiators (Dota 2)
  • JD Gaming (League of Legends) – WINNER
  • Team Vitality (Counter-Strike)

Best Esports Coach

  • Christine “potter” Chi (Evil Geniuses – Valorant) – WINNER
  • Danny “zonic” Sorensen (Team Falcons – Counter-Strike)
  • Jordan “Gunba” Graham (Florida Mayhem – Overwatch)
  • Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam (Team Vitality – Counter-Strike)
  • Yoon “Homme” Sung-young (JD Gaming – League of Legends)

Best Esports Event

  • 2023 League of Legends World Championship – WINNER
  • Blast.TV Paris Major 2023
  • EVO 2023
  • The International 2023
  • Valorant Championships 2023

Players’ Voice

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Genshin Impact
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

And those are all The Game Awards 2023 winners and nominees. Geoff Keighley’s show was another great celebration of the remarkable games that have graced our screens and touched our hearts this year. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Now it’s time to play some more of these fantastic games.

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Written by Lisa Kamlot

Lisa is a passionate video game content writer with an insatiable appetite for all things gaming and an avid movie enthusiast. When she’s not diving into virtual worlds, she’s riding waves as a dedicated surfer. She’s always on a quest for adventure – both in the digital realm and IRL.