Here Are All The Winners Of The 2018 Game Awards

The 2018 The Game Awards has come and gone but was still a spectacular showing for sure. We ended up seeing a few upsets, some very pleasant surprises but ultimately winners that showcased the best of the best.

Below are the winners of each category of the show, in case you missed it. Also, before you get to reading, I want to give a huge shout out to Dominique “SonicFox” McLean for winning Esports gamer of the year. There were a lot of us that weren’t sure if he’d get that spot, but he did it. And damned if his acceptance speech wasn’t amazing enough, he’s also pretty humble as well. 


Also, despite Rockstar Games Red Dead Redemption 2 steamrolling the competition, Santa Monica’s God of War pulled through and won GOTY. I was pretty surprised about that, yet at the same time, either game could have easily won that award. Congrats to all the winners, all very well deserved!

All of the winners

  • GAME OF THE YEAR God of War (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
  • BEST ONGOING GAME Winner: Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • BEST GAME DIRECTION Winner: God of War (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
  • BEST NARRATIVE Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • BEST ART DIRECTION Winner: Return of Obra Din (3909 LLC)
  • BEST SCORE/MUSIC Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Woody Jackson)
  • BEST AUDIO DESIGN Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE Winner: Roger Clark – Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption 2
  • GAMES FOR IMPACT Winner: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • BEST INDEPENDENT GAME Winner: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • BEST FIGHTING Winner: Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • BEST MOBILE GAME Winner: Florence (Mountains / Annapurna Interactive)
  • BEST VR/AR GAME Astro Bot Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio / SIE)
  • BEST ACTION GAME Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE GAME: God of War (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
  • BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • BEST STUDENT GAMECombat 2018 (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences – Norway)
  • BEST FAMILY GAME: Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games / Team 17)
  • BEST STRATEGY GAME: Winner: Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • BEST SPORTS/RACING: Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games & Turn 10 Studios)
  • BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME: Winner: Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • BEST DEBUT INDIE GAME: The Messenger (Sabotage Studio)
  • BEST ESPORTS GAME: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • BEST ESPORTS PLAYER: Dominique “SonicFox” McLean (Echo Fox)
  • BEST ESPORTS MOMENT: C9 Comeback Win In Triple OT vs FAZE (ELEAGUE)
  • BEST ESPORTS TEAM: Winner: Cloud9 (LOL)
  • BEST ESPORTS COACH: Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu (Cloud9)
  • BEST ESPORTS EVENT: League of Legends World Championship
  • BEST ESPORTS HOST: Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

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Keith Mitchell
Editor-in-chief and all-around good guy!

Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.