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Everything you missed from 'The Game Awards'

Harambe jokes, 'Mass Effect: Andromeda,' and 'That Dragon, Cancer,' oh my!
Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala
December 2, 2016
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Each year that Geoff Keighley's Game Awards distances itself from its SpikeTV past, it gets subsequently less embarrassing to watch. And without a doubt, The Game Awards 2016 was the best show yet. Couldn't watch the stream? Well, that's too bad, but we've got you covered. Below you'll find a list of the night's big winners in addition to all the trailers that made their world premieres onstage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. There were a few emotional moments onstage as well, including Ryan Green accepting the Games for Impact award for That Dragon, Cancer; Keighley presenting his friend Hideo Kojima with a statue for Industry Icon and Nolan North throwing striking voice actors under the bus during his acceptance speech for best performance.

Oh, and consider this an official plea for composer Mick Gordon to take the award-winning Doom soundtrack on tour. Seriously, just watch the performance embedded below and try saying that it wouldn't translate to a huge stage production ridiculously well. I mean, if Dethklok can do it...

  • Best eSports Game: Overwatch
  • Best eSports Team: Cloud 9
  • Best eSports Player: Coldzera - Marcelo David
  • Trending Gamer: Boogie2988
  • Most Anticipated Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Multiplayer: Overwatch
  • Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Horizon 3
  • Best Family Game: Pokemon Go
  • Best Strategy Game: Civilization 6
  • Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter V
  • Best RPG: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Blood and Wine
  • Best Action/Adventure: Dishonored 2
  • Best Action Game: Doom
  • Best VR Game: Rez Infinite
  • Best Mobile/Handheld Game: Pokemon Go
  • Best Independent Game: Inside
  • Games for Impact: That Dragon, Cancer
  • Best Performance: Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4
  • Best Music/Sound design: Doom
  • Best Art Direction: Inside
  • Best Narrative: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Best Game Direction: Blizzard/Overwatch
  • Game of the Year: Overwatch
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