The Game Awards 2015 Nominees Revealed, The Witcher 3 Leads With 7 Nominations

November 13, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

Ahead of the event on Thursday, December 3 in Los Angeles, the full list of The Game Awards 2015 nominees has been revealed, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt leading the pack with seven nominations, followed by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom at five nominations.

Selected by a jury of 32 international media, The Game Awards 2015 nominees must have been released commercially by Tuesday, November 24 to be eligible, meaning titles like Just Cause 3 and Rainbow Six Siege are ineligible.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Super Mario Maker
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Developer of the Year

  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • CD Projekt Red
  • From Software
  • Kojima Productions
  • Nintendo

Best Independent Game

  • Axiom Verge
  • Her Story
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rocket League
  • Undertale

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate
  • Pac-Man 256

Best Narrative

  • Her Story
  • Life Is Strange
  • Tales From The Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Until Dawn

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Fallout 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life Is Strange)
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
  • Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
  • Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Games for Change

  • Cibele (Nina Freeman)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Life Is Strange (Dontnod/quare Enix)
  • Sunset (Tale of Tales)
  • Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Splatoon
  • Star Wars Battlefront

Best Action/Adventure

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate 
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Best Role Playing Game

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

Best Fighting Game

  • Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Rise of Incarnates
  • Rising Thunder

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • Skylanders: SuperChargers
  • Splatoon 
  • Super Mario Maker

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 16
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • NBA 2K16 
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • Rocket League

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Rocket League
  • Splatoon

Best Art Direction

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Bloodborne
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 

Over on the Fan’s Choice side of things, you’ll be able to choose the eSports Game of the Year, Best Fan Creation, Trending Gamer, eSports Team of the Year, eSports Player of the Year, and Most Anticipated Game.

Here’s the nominees for Most Anticipated Game:

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Quantum Break
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Who do you think will win Game of the Year?

[Source: The Game Awards]