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The Gamescom Awards are far from the highlight of the gaming awards season, but this year’s list of nominees is a good sampler of what the show has in store.

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The Gamescom Awards are far from the highlight of the gaming awards season, but this year’s list of nominees is a good sampler of what the show has in store.

Obviously, some announced titles are not included on this list, but the likes of Elden Ring, Far Cry 6, and Halo Infinite, are all likely to grab headlines over the next few days.

The awards will be decided by an international jury of German and international games experts, journalists, and content creators. Most of the awards will be revealed on Geoff Keighley-fronted show opener: Gamescom: Opening Night Live.

Until Saturday, players can also vote online for their preferred winner in the categories of Best Streamer and Gamescom Most Wanted Consumer Award.

Gamescom: Opening Night Live begins at 8 pm CEST on Wednesday. Here’s the full lineup of award nominees.

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Gamescom Awards 2021 – Nominees

Best Microsoft Xbox Game

  • Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Far Cry 6, Ubisoft
  • Halo Infinite, Microsoft

Best Nintendo Switch Game

  • Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best PC Game

  • Age of Empires IV, Microsoft
  • Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Sony PlayStation Game

  • Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Winners of the following Genre categories will be honored in the gamescom studio on Thursday, August 26, and Friday, August 27.

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft
  • Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Action Game

  • Far Cry 6, Ubisoft
  • Halo Infinite, Microsoft
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, Ubisoft

Best Family Game

  • Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft
  • Run Prop, Run!, PlayTogether Studio
  • Super Dungeon Maker, rokaplay

Best Indie Game

  • Dorfromantik, Toukana Interactive
  • Inua, Arte France
  • Lost in Random, Electronic Arts

Best Role Playing Game

  • Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Encased, Koch Media
  • Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Simulation Game

  • Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio
  • Farming Simulator 22, astragon Entertainment
  • Undisclosed Title

Best Sports Game

  • Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio
  • FIFA 22, Electronic Arts
  • Riders Republic, Ubisoft

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires IV, Microsoft
  • Company of Heroes 3, SEGA
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Halo Infinite, Microsoft
  • Riders Republic, Ubisoft
  • The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends, Electronic Arts
  • Black Desert Online, Pearl Abyss Corp.
  • Endzone A World Apart: Prosperity, Assemble Entertainment

Most Original Game

  • Dice Legacy, Koch Media / DESTINYbit
  • Riders Republic, Ubisoft
  • tERRORbane, Whisper Interactive

Best Announcement

  • All announcements, reveals or premieres of gamescom’s partners at gamescom: Opening Night Live are eligible.

Best Lineup

  • All gamescom partners having submitted to gamescom award 2021 are eligible.

Best of gamescom

  • All category winners of the category groups Genre and Platform are eligible for the main award Best of gamescom.

Best Trailer

  • All trailers of gamescom’s partners shown at gamescom: Opening Night Live are eligible.

Winners of the following categories will be announced during the show “Spielesause” on Sunday, August 29.

Best Streamer

  • Select partner streamers and content creators are eligible in the online voting.

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