The Game Awards 2021

The Game Awards 2021

The event ended with Hazelight Studios’ impressive cooperative video game the outright winner, something few expected.

The Game Awards , the award ceremony that honors the most outstanding video games of the year and that brings together millions of viewers due to its enormous media exposure, ended its edition in 2021, once again being a face-to-face event after its forced digital change during the pandemic of COVID-19.

This event, organized by producer Geoff Keighley and his team, was in charge of giving recognition to the “Game of the Year” (GOTY) and others more nominated in its various categories, also presenting important firsts regarding what the game has in store for us. future of the industry.

After a pleasant night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, the developers and special guests at the ceremony were stunned by the final result of the award: It Takes Two, a cooperative video game by Hazelight Studios and distributed by Electronic Arts, was proclaimed “Game of the year” in the contest for this award, beating other great titles such as Metroid Dread, Resident Evil Village, Psychonauts 2, Deathloop and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Exclusive announcements and scoop trailers have been part of the event experience for several years. Being a window that brings together millions of video game fans around the planet, companies have taken The Game Awards 2021 as a kind of E3 to show the news they have prepared for the future. In this edition, the organization was in charge of gathering outstanding trailers for new video games such as Star Wars: Eclipse, Alan Wake 2, Among Us VR, Warhammer 40k: Space Marines II, Wonder Woman, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dune: Spice Wars, among others.

In addition, the event had high-end guests from the entertainment industry in general to present some nominations, perform staging or simply reveal announcements of their projects. Among them, celebrities such as Sting, Simu Liu, Imagine Dragons, Reggie Fils-Aimé, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Anne Moss, Ashley Johnson, Laura Bailey, Ming-Na Wen, Giancarlo Esposito, Jacksepticeye, Guillermo del Toro, Paul George, Sydney stood out. Goodman, Jim Carrey, and Ben Schwartz.

Which video game was crowned “Game of the Year” (GOTY)?

The most important category of the event is, without a doubt, the recognition of “Game of the Year” or “Game of the Year” (GOTY) in English. On this occasion, It Takes Two, a cooperative video game by Hazelight Studios and distributed by Electronic Arts, was proclaimed “game of the year” in the contest for this award, beating other great titles such as Metroid Dread, Resident Evil Village, Psychonauts 2, Deathloop and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Here is a small synopsis of the best video game of 2021, according to The Game Awards:

Action / adventure video game developed by Hazelight Studios and distributed by Electronic Arts. The new project from director Josef Fares, creator of A Way Out, repeats the cooperative multiplayer formula of his previous job, but this time tells the story of Cody and May, a married couple who are about to divorce due to marital problems. Rose, their daughter, mortified by the imminent separation from her parents, decides to use her toys to pretend to repair the lost relationship. However, everything spirals out of control when Cody and May are trapped in the bodies of the dolls.

It is available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S and PC.

Winners of The Game Awards 2021

Next, we show you all the video games that won in the different categories of The Game Awards 2021:

Game of the Year (Game of the Year or GOTY)

  • It Takes Two

Best direction

  • Deathloop

Best Narrative

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Art Direction

  • Deathloop

Best soundtrack

  • Nier Replicant

Better sound

  • Forza Horizon 5

Best performance

  • Maggie Robertson como Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)

Game with greater impact

  • Life is Strange: True Colors

Best Active Game

  • Final Fantasy XIV Online

Best Indie Premiere

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Best Indie Game

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Best Mobile Game

  • Genshin Impact

Best Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality Game

  • Resident Evil 4 VR

Best innovation in accessibility

  • Forza Horizon 5

Best Multiplayer Game

  • It Takes Two

Best Action Game

  • Returnal

Best Action / Adventure Game

  • Metroid Dread

Best RPG

  • Tales of Arise

Best Fighting Game

  • Guilty Gear Strive

Best Family Game

  • It Takes Two

Best Strategy / Simulation Game

  • Age of Empires IV

Best Sports / Driving Game

  • Forza Horizon 5

Best game with community support

  • Final Fantasy XIV Online

Most anticipated game

  • Elden Ring

Best eSports Game

  • League of Legends

Best eSports Player

  • Oleksandr “Simple” Kostyliev (CS: GO)

Best eSports team

  • Born to Win (CS:GO)

Best eSports Coach

  • Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-Gyun (League of Legends)

Best eSports event

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship

Best Content Creator of the Year

  • Dream

Brent Dubin
Brent Dubin, known as the Gaming Giant among Globe Live Media staff, is the chief Gaming Reporter for Globe Live Media. Having attended all the major events of Gaming around the World, he is sure to give you exactly the update related to gaming World you are looking for.