New York Game Awards: Red Dead Redemption 2 Leads with Six Nods

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The New York Video Game Critics Circle are hosting their Video Game Awards later this month, and have put several of this year’s hottest titles up for their Game of the Year award. God of WarMonster Hunter: WorldMarvel’s Spider-Man, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are all being honored by the New York Critics Circle, though Red Dead Redemption 2 leads the pack with six nominations across all categories.

The Critics Circle is halso honoring Jade Raymond with the Andrew Yoon Legend Award to recognize her contributions to the gaming industry thoughout her career.

The New York Video Game Awards will take place on January 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm ET, and you can watch the ceremony on Twitch.

The full list of nominations is below:

Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year

  • Monster Hunter: World
  • God of War
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Celeste
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game

  • Nintendo Labo Variety Pack
  • Yoku’s Island Express
  • Lego DC Super-Villains
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Moss
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee!

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

  • Alto’s Odyssey
  • Death Road to Canada
  • Florence
  • Part Time UFO
  • Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition
  • Homo Machina
  • Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best Virtual Reality Game

  • Moss
  • Fire Escape
  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
  • Tetris Effect
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall: Zero Hour

Off-Broadway Award for Best Indie Game

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Finding Paradise
  • Donut County
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Into the Breach
  • Gris

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game

  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Tetris Effect
  • Fallout 76
  • Chuchel
  • Far Cry 5

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World

  • God of War
  • Minit
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Far Cry 5
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing

  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • God of War
  • Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
  • Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
  • Life Is Strange 2: Episode One: Roads

Raging Bull Award for Best Fighting Game

  • Soulcalibur VI
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake

  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 Collection
  • Spyro Reignited Trilogy
  • Diablo III (Nintendo Switch)
  • Yakuza Kiwami 2
  • SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game

  • Christopher Judge as Kratos in God of War
  • Sunny Suljic as Atreus in God of War
  • Laura Bailey as MJ Watson in Spider-Man
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Cali Elizabeth Moore as Abigail Roberts in Red Dead Redemption 2

About Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.

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