The Game Awards 2016 Nominees Revealed, Uncharted 4 up for Game of the Year

November 16, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Ahead of The Game Awards 2016 on December 1, the full list of nominees has been revealed, with Doom, Inside, Overwatch, Titanfall 2, and Uncharted 4 all up for Game of the Year. Overall, Uncharted 4 leads the way with eight nominations, while Sony Interactive Entertainment was the most nominated publisher with 13.

Since nominees have to be released commercially to the public before November 24, 2016 (and after November 24, 2015), games like Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian aren’t eligible.

With winners selected by 29 global media and influencer outlets who “submit ballots in a nomination and winner round, based on the collective and diverse feedback of their staff,” here’s the full list of nominees for this year’s Game Awards:

Game of the Year

  • Doom
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Studio/Game Direction

  • Blizzard
  • DICE
  • id Software
  • Naughty Dog
  • Respawn

Best Narrative

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Mafia III
  • Oxenfree
  • Uncharted 4

Best Art Direction

  • Abzu
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Uncharted 4

Best Music/Sound Design

  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom
  • Inside
  • Rez Infinite
  • Thumper

Best Performance

  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay (Mafia III)
  • Cissy Jones as Delilah (Firewatch)
  • Emily Rose as Elena (Uncharted 4)
  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake (Uncharted 4)
  • Rich Summers as Henry (Firewatch)
  • Troy Baker as Sam Drake (Uncharted 4)

Games for Impact Award

  • 1979 Revolution
  • Block’Hood
  • Orwell
  • Sea Hero Quest
  • That Dragon, Cancer

Best Independent Game

  • Firewatch
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Inside
  • Stardew Valley
  • The Witness

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Clash Royale
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Monster Hunter Generations
  • Pokemon Go
  • Severed

Best VR Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • EVE Valkyrie
  • Job Simulator
  • Rez Infinite
  • Thumper

Best Action Game

  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Dishonored 2
  • Hitman
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Uncharted 4

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Dark Souls 3
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • World of Warcraft: Legion
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best Fighting Game

  • Killer Instinct Season 3
  • Pokken Tournament
  • Street Fighter V
  • The King of Fighters XIV

Best Family Game

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Pokemon Go
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Skylanders Imaginators

Best Strategy Game

  • Civilization VI
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Total War: Warhammer
  • XCOM 2

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 17
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • MLB The Show 16
  • NBA 2K17
  • PES 2017

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Battlefield 1
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overcooked
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Titanfall 2

Most Anticipated Game (Fan Voted)

  • God of War
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

There will be plenty of premieres at The Game Awards this year, including the gameplay reveal for Mass Effect Andromeda.

The description for the above trailer also hints at debuts from titles coming in 2018: “Watch it live on YouTube to see a celebration of the best games of 2016, and a preview of what’s to come in 2017 and beyond.”

How many awards do you think Uncharted 4 will win?

[Source: The Game Awards (1), (2), (3), (4)]