'Resident Evil Village,' 'Metroid Dread' and 'Psychonauts 2' Headline the Game Awards 2021 Nominations

Voting is now open.

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The Game Awards 2021 has just announced its full list of nominations for the best games the industry had to offer over the past 12 months, and voting is now open for fans all across the globe.

While the ongoing pandemic is still largely affecting developers and causing numerous delays for some pretty big titles such as Horizon Forbidden West, there’s still plenty to celebrate and be thankful for in 2021. For 2021, nominees for Game of the Year include CAPCOM‘s Resident Evil Village, Nintendo‘s Metroid Dread, EA‘s It Takes TwoBethesda‘s Deathloop, Xbox Game Studios‘ Psychonauts 2, and Insomniac‘s Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Other notable categories and nominations include:

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA)
  • Returnal (Housemarque/SIE)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games/SIE)

Best Ongoing

  • Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
  • Call of Duty: Warzone (Infinity Ward/Raven/Activision)
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Online (SQUARE ENIX)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Genshin Impact (MiHoYo)

Best Indie

  • 12 Minutes (Luis Antonio/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Death’s Door (Acid Nerve/Devolver Digital)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games/Devolver Digital)
  • Loop Hero (Four Quarters/Devolver Digital)

Best Narrative

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA)
  • Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine/SQUARE ENIX)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal/SQUARE ENIX)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios)

To check out the entire list of categories and nominations or to vote for your favorite game, you can head over to the Game Awards’ official website.

Elsewhere in gaming, the developer of Back 4 Blood has finally acknowledged that the game is too difficult.

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