2023 Game Awards Names ‘Baldur’s Gate 3’ As Game Of The Year – Complete Winners List

Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 took the marquee Game of the Year prize at the 10th annual Game Awards, which were handed out tonight at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.

Actor Timothée Chalamet presented the Game of the Year award. Baldur’s Gate 3 also won for Best Performance, Best Community Support, Best RPG, Best Multiplayer, and copped the Player’s Voice awards.

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Other winners included Alan Wake 2 for Best Direction, Alan Wake 2 for Best Narrative, Cocoon for Best Debut Indie and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Best Action/Adventure.

Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 came into the ceremony with a leading eight nominations apiece.

Elden Ring and God of War: Ragnarök dominated last year’s Game Awards, with Ragnarök scoring seven wins and Elden Ring taking four, including Game of the Year.

The tech-based awards show did not skimp on star power, as it brought out Matthew McConaughey to introduce Archetype Entertainment’s sci-fi space adventure, Exodus. And in a surprise appearance, writer-director Jordan Peele teamed up with horror game icon Hideo Kojima to announce an upcoming mystery game named OD, starring Sophia Lillis, Hunter Schafer, and Udo Kier. Kojima and Peele boasted that the game pushes the boundary of the genre and functions as both a movie and a video game.

Some of the other big names present included Anthony Mackie, Ed Boon, Simu LiuZedd, and the cast of Prime Video’s Fallout, Aaron MotenElla Purnell, and Walton Goggins.

The show also included special live performances by Heilung and Poets of the Fall appearing as “Old Gods Of Asgard” from Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake franchise.

Additionally, Loren Allred performed music from the original soundtrack of Final Fantasy VII RebirthThe Game Awards Orchestra, conducted by BAFTA and Emmy nominated composer Lorne Balfe, performed scores from the year’s Game of the Year nominees and more.

For the second year, The Game Awards 2023 honored the most innovative, game-inspired projects across entertainment in the Best Adaptation category, with The Last of Us (PlayStation Productions/HBO) taking home the award this year.

Here are the winners at the 2023 Game Awards:

Game of the Year

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Best Game Direction

Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

Best Adaptation

The Last of Us (PlayStation Productions/HBO)

Best Narrative

Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

Best Art Direction

Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

Best Score and Music

Final Fantasy XVI, Composer Masayoshi Soken (Square Enix)

Best Audio Design

Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)

Best Performance

Neil Newbon, Baldur’s Gate 3

Innovation in Accessibility

Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios)

Games for Impact

Tchia (Awaceb/Kepler Interactive)

Best Ongoing Game

Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)

Best Community Support

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Best Independent Game

Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio)

Best Debut Indie Game

Cocoon (Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive)

Best Mobile Game

Honkai: Star Rail (HoYoverse)

Best VR/AR Game

Resident Evil Village VR Mode (Capcom)

Best Action Game

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)

Best Action/Adventure Game

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Best RPG

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Best Fighting Game

Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

Best Family Game

Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Best Sim/Strategy Game

Pikmin 4 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Best Sports/Racing

Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios)

Best Multiplayer Presented by Discord

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Most Anticipated Game

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Square Enix)

Content Creator of the Year


Best Esports Game

Valorant (Riot Games)

Best Esports Athlete

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends)

Best Esports Team

JD Gaming (League of Legends)

Best Esports Coach

Christine “potter” Chi (Evil Geniuses – Valorant)

Best Esports Event

2023 League of Legends World Championship

Player’s Voice

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

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