The Game Awards 2014 Nominees Have Been Revealed

November 20, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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With The Game Awards just a few weeks away on December 5, the full list of nominees have been revealed.

Selected by a jury of 28 international media, eligible games must have been commercially released by Tuesday, November 25 (which means Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix isn’t nominated for Best Remaster), with select advanced review code of titles being sent to jury members prior to their official launch.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Jury Voted

Game of the Year

  • Bayonetta 2
  • Dark Souls 2
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Hearthstone
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Best Independent Game

  • Broken Age: Act 1
  • Monument Valley
  • Shovel Knight
  • Transistor
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Developer of the Year

  • Blizzard
  • Monolith
  • Nintendo
  • Telltale
  • Ubisoft Montreal

Best Narrative

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • The Walking Dead Season Two
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

Best Performance

  • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf (The Wolf Among Us)
  • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare)
  • Melissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead Season Two)
  • Trey Parker (South Park: The Stick of Truth)
  • Troy Baker as Talion (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor)

Best Remaster

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • The Master Chief Collection
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Best Action/Adventure

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sunset Overdrive

Best Fighting Game

  • Killer Instinct Season Two
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Super Smash Bros (3DS)
  • Super Smash Bros (Wii U)
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 15
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Mario Kart 8
  • NBA 2K15
  • Trials Fusion

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Bravely Default
  • Hearthstone
  • Monument Valley
  • Super Smash Bros (3DS)
  • Threes!

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Child of Light
  • Destiny
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Transistor

Games for Change

  • Mountain
  • Never Alone
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • This War of Mine
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Far Cry 4
  • Titanfall
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

Best Role Playing Game

  • Bravely Default
  • Dark Souls 2
  • Divinity
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity 2.0
  • Fantasia: Music Evolved
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Skylanders: Trap Team
  • Tomodachi Life

Best Online Experience

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Dark Souls 2
  • Destiny
  • Hearthstone
  • Titanfall

Fan’s Choice

Most Anticipated Game

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • The Witcher 3
  • Bloodborne
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Evolve

eSports Player of the Year

  • Martin “Rekkles” Larsson – League of Legends
  • Xu “Fy” Linsen – Dota 2 
  • James “Firebat” Kostesich – Hearthstone
  • Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund – Counter-Strike: GO
  • Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag – Call of Duty

eSports Team of the Year

  • Samsung White – League of Legends
  • Evil Geniuses – Dota 2
  • Edward Gaming – League of Legends
  • Newbee – Dota 2
  • Ninjas in Pajamas – Counter-Strike: GO

Trending Gamer

  • Evan “Vanoss” Fong
  • Jeff Gerstmann
  • PewDiePie
  • StampyLongHead
  • TotalBiscuit

Best Fan Creation

  • BEST Zelda Rap EVER!! By Egoraptor
  • Luigi Death Stare by CZBwoi and Rizupicorr
  • Mine the Diamond (Minecraft Song) by Tobuscus
  • Minecraft – TITAN City by Colonial Puppet
  • Twitch Plays Pokemon by Anonymous

You can check out all the nominees and how to vote in the Fan’s Choice category by heading over to The Game Awards website.

Who do you think will win GOTY?