The Winners Of The Game Awards 2014

In the video game industry’s jealous effort to establish our own version of the Oscars, Grammys, and Tonys of the world, The Game Awards 2014 pulled out all the stops. There was your mom’s favorite rock band, Imagine Dragons (with Koji Kondo), and even a special orchestral theme composed by Marty O’Donnell. That’ll show Bungie.

Games in 16 categories fought for superiority, chosen by a jury comprised of 28 international media members. I’ll get right to it. Here are the winners:

  • Game of the year: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Developer of the year: Nintendo
  • Best independent game: Shovel Knight
  • Best mobile/handheld game: Hearthstone
  • Best narrative: Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • Best score/soundtrack: Destiny (I can’t believe this beat out Transistor.)
  • Best performance: Trey Parker in South Park: The Stick Of Truth
  • Games for change: Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • Best remaster: Grand Theft Auto V
  • Best shooter: Far Cry 4
  • Best action/adventure: Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor
  • Best RPG: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Best fighter: Super Smash Bros. Wii-U
  • Best sports/racing: Mario Kart 8
  • Best online experience: Destiny

Additionally, there were 5 fan’s choice categories, voted upon by– who else?  The fans.

  • Most anticipated game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Esports player of the year: Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag, playing Call Of Duty
  • Esports team of the year: Ninjas In Pyjamas playing Counter-Strike GO
  • Trending gamer: Totalbiscuit
  • Best fan creation: Twitch Plays Pokemon