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Best of 2023: Game of the Year Awards

Here are the games released during 2023 that have won major industry awards or received nominations for those awards. We'll update our awards tracker whenever new awards and nominations are announced.
by Jason Dietz —?

Recent updates:
April 11, 2024: Added BAFTA winners.
March 21, 2024: Added Game Developers Choice winners.
March 7, 2024: Added BAFTA nominees.
February 16, 2024: Added DICE winners.
January 24, 2024: Added New York Game Award winners and Game Developers Choice Awards nominees.
January 10, 2024: Added DICE Award nominees.
January 4, 2024: Added New York Game Award nominees.
December 8, 2023: Added winners of The Game Awards.
November 13, 2023: Scorecard launched with this year's TGA nominees.

Key to awards:
[BAFTA] BAFTA Games Awards
[DICE] D.I.C.E. Awards
[GDC] Game Developers Choice Awards
[MC] Metacritic Game of the Year (overall highest Metascore)
[NY] New York Game Awards
[TGA] The Game Awards

★ Wins in bold and starred / nominations in regular text


Game of the Year

tbd Alan Wake II - BAFTA, DICE, NY, TGA

tbd Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon - NY

tbd Baldur's Gate 3 - ★叠础贵罢础, ★顿滨颁贰, ★骋顿颁, ★惭颁, ★狈驰, ★罢骋础

tbd Cocoon - DICE, GDC

tbd Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - NY

tbd Dave the Diver - BAFTA, GDC

tbd Dredge - GDC

tbd Hi-Fi Rush - NY

tbd The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - BAFTA, DICE, GDC, NY, TGA

tbd Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - BAFTA, DICE, GDC, NY, TGA

tbd Resident Evil 4 - TGA

tbd Starfield - NY

tbd Super Mario Bros. Wonder - BAFTA, TGA


Indie Game of the Year

tbd Chants of Sennaar - ★狈驰

tbd Cocoon - ★顿滨颁贰, TGA

tbd Dave the Diver - TGA

tbd Dredge - DICE, TGA

tbd El Paso Elsewhere - DICE, NY

tbd Jusant - NY

tbd Pizza Tower - NY

tbd Sea of Stars - NY, ★罢骋础

tbd A Space for the Unbound - NY

tbd The Talos Principle II - NY

tbd Thirsty Suitors - DICE

tbd Venba - DICE

tbd Viewfinder - NY, TGA


Debut Game of the Year

tbd Baldur's Gate 3 - GDC

tbd Cocoon - BAFTA, ★罢骋础

tbd Dave the Diver - BAFTA, GDC

tbd Dredge - BAFTA, GDC, TGA

tbd Pizza Tower - TGA

tbd Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical - BAFTA

tbd Venba - ★叠础贵罢础, ★骋顿颁, TGA

tbd Viewfinder - BAFTA, GDC, TGA


AR/VR/IR Game of the Year *

tbd Asgard's Wrath 2 - ★顿滨颁贰, ★狈驰

tbd Assassin's Creed Nexus VR - DICE, NY

Body of Mine - NY

tbd Gran Turismo 7 - TGA

tbd Horizon: Call of the Mountain - DICE, NY, TGA

tbd Humanity - NY, TGA

tbd Resident Evil Village VR Mode - ★罢骋础

tbd Synapse - TGA

tbd Vampire: The Masquerade - Justice - DICE

tbd Vertigo 2 - DICE

tbd We Are One - NY

* Note: In cases where a game is playable on both VR and non-VR devices, the Metascore displayed above is for the general version of the game and not specifically the VR version.


Multiplayer/Online Game of the Year

tbd Baldur's Gate 3 - BAFTA, ★罢骋础

tbd Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III - BAFTA, DICE

tbd Diablo IV - BAFTA, ★顿滨颁贰, TGA

tbd The Finals - DICE

tbd Forza Motorsport - BAFTA

tbd Omega Strikers - DICE

tbd Party Animals - BAFTA, TGA

tbd Street Fighter 6 - DICE, TGA

tbd Super Mario Bros. Wonder - ★叠础贵罢础, TGA


Ongoing/Evolving Game of the Year

Games first released prior to 2023 with new content added in 2023

Apex Legends - TGA

Cyberpunk 2077 - ★叠础贵罢础, ★罢骋础

Final Fantasy XIV - BAFTA, TGA

Fortnite - BAFTA, TGA

Forza Horizon 5 - BAFTA

Genshin Impact - BAFTA, TGA

No Man's Sky - BAFTA


Mobile Game of the Year

tbd Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis - TGA

tbd Gubbins - DICE

tbd Hello Kitty Island Adventure - DICE, NY, TGA

tbd Honkai: Star Rail - DICE, ★狈驰, ★罢骋础

tbd Kimono Cats - NY

tbd Laya's Horizon - NY

tbd Monster Hunter Now - NY, TGA

tbd Terra Nil - DICE, NY, TGA

tbd What the Car? - ★顿滨颁贰


Best Story/Writing

tbd Alan Wake II - BAFTA, DICE, GDC, NY, ★罢骋础

tbd Baldur's Gate 3 - ★叠础贵罢础, ★顿滨颁贰, ★骋顿颁, ★狈驰, TGA

tbd Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - NY, TGA

tbd Dave the Diver - DICE

tbd Dredge - BAFTA

tbd Final Fantasy XVI - BAFTA, TGA

tbd The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - BAFTA, GDC

tbd Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - GDC, TGA

tbd Star Wars: Jedi Survivor - BAFTA

tbd Starfield - NY

tbd Tchia - NY

tbd Thirsty Suitors - DICE, NY

tbd Venba - DICE, GDC


Best Art Direction

tbd Alan Wake II - ★叠础贵罢础, ★顿滨颁贰, ★骋顿颁, ★罢骋础

tbd Baldur's Gate 3 - BAFTA

tbd Cocoon - BAFTA, GDC

tbd Diablo IV - BAFTA

tbd Final Fantasy XVI - BAFTA, GDC

tbd Hi-Fi Rush - BAFTA, GDC, TGA

tbd Hogwarts Legacy - DICE

tbd The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - GDC, TGA

tbd Lies of P - TGA

tbd Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - DICE

tbd Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - DICE

tbd Starfield - DICE

tbd Super Mario Bros. Wonder - TGA


Genre-Specific Awards

Action Game of the Year

tbd Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon - DICE, ★罢骋础

tbd Dead Island 2 - TGA

tbd Dead Space - DICE

tbd Ghostrunner 2 - TGA

tbd Hi-Fi Rush - DICE, TGA

tbd Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - ★顿滨颁贰

tbd Remnant II - DICE, TGA

Adventure (or Action-Adventure) Game of the Year

tbd Alan Wake II - DICE, TGA

tbd Cocoon - DICE

tbd Dave the Diver - DICE

tbd The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - ★顿滨颁贰, ★罢骋础

tbd Marvel's Spider-Man 2 - TGA

tbd Resident Evil 4 - TGA

tbd Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - DICE, TGA

Fighting Game of the Year

tbd Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising - DICE

tbd God of Rock - TGA

tbd Mortal Kombat 1 - DICE, TGA

tbd Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 - DICE, TGA

tbd Pocket Bravery - DICE, TGA

tbd Street Fighter 6 - ★顿滨颁贰, ★罢骋础

Role-Playing Game of the Year

tbd Baldur's Gate 3 - ★顿滨颁贰, ★罢骋础

tbd Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - DICE

tbd Diablo IV - DICE

tbd Final Fantasy XVI - DICE, TGA

tbd Lies of P - TGA

tbd Sea of Stars - TGA

tbd Starfield - DICE, TGA

Simulation/Strategy Game of the Year

tbd Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp - TGA

tbd Against the Storm - DICE

tbd Cities: Skylines II - TGA

tbd Cobalt Core - DICE

tbd Company of Heroes 3 - TGA

tbd Dune: Spice Wars - ★顿滨颁贰

tbd Fire Emblem Engage - TGA

tbd The Last Spell - DICE

tbd Pikmin 4 - ★罢骋础

tbd Wartales - DICE

Sports/Racing Game of the Year

tbd The Crew Motorfest - TGA

tbd EA Sports FC 24 - DICE, TGA

tbd F-ZERO 99 - DICE

tbd F1 23 - TGA

tbd Forza Motorsport - DICE, ★罢骋础

tbd Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged - DICE, TGA

tbd LEGO 2K Drive - DICE

tbd MLB The Show 23 - ★顿滨颁贰

tbd WWE 2K23 - DICE

Note that most awards organizations also honor games and creators in additional categories not listed above. We opted to concentrate on those categories that tend to recur most frequently among the different awards groups. In addition, we have omitted awards and organizations (such as the Golden Joystick Awards) that are determined solely by public voting, as well as any awards (like those theoretically handed out in the summer at E3) that don't primarliy correspond to the calendar year.

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