Everything Announced at The Game Awards 2015

Last night marked the second annual Game Awards show, produced and hosted by well-known gaming personality Geoff Keighley. The show is meant to be a celebration of video games, honoring this past year’s accomplishments in many different ways, be it the best of a genre, best developer, or best performance from an actor in a game. However, the show also brings about numerous world premieres for new games, so here’s a list of everything that was announced during The Game Awards 2015.

In addition to all of the announcements and awards (of which, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt hit big with 3 awards, including Game of the Year), there were several big moments of interest, such as Westwood Studios receiving the Industry Icon Award, a heartfelt speech given by Greg Miller (thanks IGN), a performance of “Quiet’s Theme” from Stefanie Joosten (following some major Konami hate), and a moving tribute to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. If you’d like to watch the entire show, be sure to check out the video below.


  • Game of the Year – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Developer of the Year – CD Projekt Red
  • Best Independent Game – Rocket League
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Lara Croft GO
  • Best Narrative – Her Story
  • Best Score/Soundtrack – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Best Performance – Viva Seifert, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt  Her Story
  • Best Shooter – Splatoon
  • Best Action/Adventure – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Best RPG – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Best Fighting Game – Mortal Kombat X
  • Best Family Game – Super Mario Maker
  • Best Sports/Racing Game – Rocket League
  • Best Multiplayer – Splatoon
  • Best Art Direction – Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Games for Change – Life is Strange
  • Most Anticipated Game – No Man’s Sky
  • Trending Gamer – Greg Miller
  • Best Fan Creation – Portal Stories: Mel
  • ESports Game of the Year – Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • ESports Team of the Year – OpTic Gaming
  • ESports Player of the Year – Kenny “KennyS” Schrub, Team EnVyUs

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Mark Sullivan

Mark is a student in Philadelphia currently working towards a B.S. in Information Science & Technology. Starting in 1998 with a hand-me-down PS1 and the demo for Spyro The Dragon (which he played COUNTLESS times), his love of gaming soon elevated when he borrowed Final Fantasy VII from a friend for the first time. Now he's an avid collector, a semi-expert trophy hunter, and an overall lover of video games.Favorite games are Final Fantasy VII (I know, deal with it), Metal Gear Solid 2, Resident Evil 4, Dark Souls, and Psychonauts, to name a few.