NAVGTR Awards Announced Their 18th Annual Award Nominees

NAVGTR Awards Announced Their 18th Annual Award Nominees

Posted by February 11, 2019 Comment

This morning, the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR) announced the nominees for their 18th annual NAVGTR Awards. We have the full list for you here, but the short versions is that God Of War is leading the pack with 22 nominations, with Marvel’s Spider-Man at 21 and Detroit: Become Human with 16. There are a ton of indie games in the mix as well, but a lot of them received four or fewer nominations. The indie game with the most is Dead Cells with five. The winners will be announced March 13th, and they will be represented at the War of Awards ceremony at PAX East 2019 in Boston a few weeks later.

Game of the Year

Celeste

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Monster Hunter: World

Red Dead Redemption 2

Subnautica

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

 

Animation, Artistic

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

God of War

Gris

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Animation, Technical

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Detroit: Become Human

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Yakuza Kiwami 2

Art Direction, Contemporary

Detroit: Become Human

Far Cry 5

Gris

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Art Direction, Fantasy

Dead Cells

God of War

Hollow Knight

Octopath Traveler

Shadow of the Colossus

Art Direction, Period Influence

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

The Banner Saga 3

Red Dead Redemption 2

Strange Brigade

We Happy Few

Camera Direction in a Game Engine

A Way Out

Detroit: Become Human

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Character Design

Detroit: Become Human

God of War

Hollow Knight

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Monster Hunter: World

Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D

Celeste

Dead Cells

Guacamelee 2

NBA Live 19

Overcooked 2

Control Design, 3D

Detroit: Become Human

God of War

Hitman 2

Just Cause 4

Marvel’s Spider-Man

 

Control Design, VR

Arca’s Path

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Firewall Zero Hour

Moss

The Inpatient

Control Precision

Celeste

Dead Cells

Forza Horizon 4

God of War

NBA Live 19

Costume Design

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Design, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Monster Hunter: World

Red Dead Redemption 2

Design, New IP

39 Days to Mars

Detroit: Become Human

Hollow Knight

Into the Breach

Sea of Thieves

 

Direction in a Game Cinema

Detroit: Become Human

God of War

Lego DC Super-Villains

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

Direction in Virtual Reality

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Firewall Zero Hour

The Inpatient

Moss

Torn

Engineering

Detroit: Become Human

Fortnite Battle Royale

Forza Horizon 4

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Game, Classic Revival

de Blob

Pokemon: Let’s Go

Shadow of the Colossus

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Yakuza Kiwami 2

Game, eSports

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Fortnite Battle Royale

Overwatch

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

 

Game, Franchise Action

Battlefield V

Far Cry 5

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Guacamelee 2

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Game, Franchise Adventure

God of War

Hitman 2

Just Cause 4

Red Dead Redemption 2

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Game, Franchise Family

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Detective Pikachu

Lego DC Super-Villains

Overcooked 2

Super Mario Party

Game, Franchise Fighting

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Soul Calibur VI

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

UFC 3

Game, Franchise Racing

F1 2018

Forza Horizon 4

NASCAR Heat 3

The Crew 2

 

Game, Franchise Role Playing

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Valkyria Chronicles 4

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Game, Franchise Sports

FIFA 19

Mario Tennis Aces

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Super Mega Baseball 2

The Golf Club 2019

Game, Music or Performance-Based

Beat Saber

Floor Kids

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Game, Original Action

A Way Out

Below

Dead Cells

Hollow Knight

Sea of Thieves

Game, Original Adventure

Detroit: Become Human

Florence

Light Fall

Strange Brigade

The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

 

Game, Original Family

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Minit

Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Wandersong

Yoku’s Island Express

Game, Original Fighting

Brawlout

Fighting EX Layer

Way of the Passive Fist

Game, Original Racing

Desert Child

Onrush

Wreckfest

Game, Original Role Playing

Ashen

Octopath Traveler

Vampyr

Game, Original Sports

Laser League

Regular Human Basketball

Sports Party

Game, Puzzle

39 Days to Mars

Far: Lone Sails

Return of the Obra Dinn

Tetris Effect

Unravel Two

 

Game, Simulation

Frostpunk

House Flipper

Jurassic World Evolution

Two Point Hospital

Game, Special Class

Florence

Knowledge is Power: Decades

Nintendo Labo

Shadow’s Edge

The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Game, Strategy

Artifact

BattleTech

Into the Breach

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

The Banner Saga 3

Graphics, Technical

Detroit: Become Human

Forza Horizon 4

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Tetris Effect

Lighting/Texturing

Detroit: Become Human

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

 

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Original Dramatic Score, New IP

A Way Out

Dauntless

Detroit: Become Human

Kingdom Craft

Vampyr

Original Light Mix Score, Franchise

Forza Horizon 4

Mega Man 11

Red Dead Redemption 2

Tetris Effect

Valkyria Chronicles 4

Original Light Mix Score, New IP

Ashen

Dead Cells

Gris

Into the Breach

Octopath Traveler

 

Performance in a Comedy, Lead

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – Jeremy Shada as “Finn”

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – John DiMaggio as “Jake”

STONE – Ethan Watson as “Stone”

Performance in a Comedy, Supporting

Lego DC Super-Villains – Tara Strong as “Harley Quinn”

STONE – Nicholas Richards as “Les”

STONE – Noelle Faulkner as “Cockie”

Performance in a Drama, Lead

Detroit: Become Human – Valorie Curry as “Kara”

God of War – Christopher Judge as “Kratos”

God of War – Sunny Suljic as “Atreus”

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Yuri Lowenthal as “Peter”

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Roger Clark as “Arthur”

Performance in a Drama, Supporting

Detroit: Become Human – Clancy Brown as “Hank”

God of War – Jeremy Davies as “The Stranger”

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Laura Bailey as “Mary Jane”

Marvel’s Spider-Man – William Salyers as “Otto”

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Alex McKenna as “Sadie”

Performance in a Sports Game

FIFA 19 – Adetomiwa Edun

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – Peter Drury and Jim Beglin

UFC 3 – Jon Anik

Song Collection

Desert Child

Forza Horizon 4

NBA 2K19

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

STONE

 

Song, Original or Adapted

Battle through the Heaven – “Waiting”

Desert Child – “Love is Here”

Far Cry 5 – “Help Me Faith”

The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories – “The Missing”

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – “White Rider”

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema

Attack on Titan 2

Detroit: Become Human

Forza Horizon 4

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Sound Effects

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Subnautica

Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Beat Saber

Firewall Zero Hour

Moss

The Inpatient

Use of Sound, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Battlefield V

God of War

Red Dead Redemption 2

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

 

Use of Sound, New IP

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Detroit: Become Human

Light Fall

Vampyr

We Happy Few

Writing in a Comedy

39 Days to Mars

Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Lego DC Super-Villains

Pit People

The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Writing in a Drama

A Way Out

Batman: The Enemy Within

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Remothered: Tormented Fathers

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

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(Last Updated February 11, 2019 2:45 pm )

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