The Game Awards 2018 is less than a month away, and as always,  I am really excited to see the winners across more than 20 categories.

The Game Awards has already revealed this year’s batch nominee, so you get enough time to pick the best ones before casting your vote. Just like every year, the winners will be announced and celebrated on December 6 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

This year, in my opinion, has seen some really cool games including the Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, and the mega battle royale sensations. This also turned out to be the year when VR/ AR game developers cracked out of their shell and delivered some really cool titles. You might find some lesser known titles in the list as well, but sure to choose wisely before casting your vote –

The Nominees

Game of the Year

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – Rockstar Games
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Ubisoft Quebec
  • Celeste – Matt Makes Games
  • God of War – Sony Santa Monica/ SIE
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man – Insomniac Games
  • Monster Hunter: World – Capcom

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2 – Bungie Activision
  • Fortnite – Epic Games
  • No Man’s Sky – Hello Games
  • Overwatch – Blizzard
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Ubisoft Montreal

Best Game Direction

  • A Way Out – Hazelight Studios/ EA
  • Detroit: Become Human – Quantic Dream/ SIE
  • God of War – Sony Santa Monica/ SIE
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man – Insomniac Games/ SIE
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – Rockstar Games

Best Narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human – Quantic Dream/ SIE
  • God of War – Sony Santa Monica/ SIE
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 – Dotnod Entertainment/ Square Enix
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man – Insomniac Games/ SIE
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – Rockstar Games

Best Art Direction

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Ubisoft Quebec
  • God of War – Sony Santa Monica/ SIE
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – Rockstar Games
  • Octopath Traveler – Square Enix / Acquire / Nintendo
  • Return of the Obra Dinn – 3909 LLC

There are a bunch of nominations like Best Performances, Best Audio Design, etc., and you can check out the complete list at The Game Awards‘ official website.

Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War lead the race with eight nominations each.

As I mentioned earlier, you’ll be able to cast your vote right now. You can either vote by going to official site, or via Twitter direct message and Facebook Messenger. Alternatively, you can use Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant vote.

The awards show will also be streamed live at 9PM EST, 6PM PST (7.30PM IST on December 7) on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and several other streaming platforms.