The Game Awards 2021: Winners, Announcement Trailers & Everything That Went Down

The Game Awards 2021: Winners, Announcement Trailers & Everything That Went Down

Here is a brief rundown of The Game Awards 2021, read more if you haven’t had the time to catch up with the event yet.

It hasn’t been a few hours since The Game Awards were streamed. And needless to say, the star studded night that brings the who’s who of the gaming world under one roof, was quite a busy one.

Sydnee Goodman welcomes everyone to The Game Awards 2021, and introduces us to the first of the many surprises the event held, a cheeky world premiere. Tunic, a Legend of Zelda-esque title, from Finji that will be arriving on Xbox on March 16, 2021.

https://youtu.be/ioxlKDOYOcM

And then, we get straight to the first award of the evening/early morning (if you are from India, like we are), Games for Impact. And to the surprise of not many, Life Is Strange: True Colors from Square Enix took the award home.

The first award of the night goes to @LifeIsStrange from @DeckNineGames + @SquareEnix! Congratulations on your Games for Impact win! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/f7m21p8vg7

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Following on its heels was the trailers for three new titles. These were, King of Fighters XV, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Homeworld 3.

The next category that were up at The Game Awards 2021 was Esports. S1mple won the award for the Best Esports Athlete. The award for the Best Esports Team went to Nactus Vincere. KK0MA won Best Esports Coach. And finally, the 2021 League of Legends Championship won the Best Esports Event.

We’ve got a whole lotta Esports wins here! Congratulations to @s1mpleO, @CSGO, kk0ma of @DWGKIA, and @lolesports 🎉 #TheGameAwards! pic.twitter.com/23RJGjRrML

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Now, there were a whole lot more of world premieres raining in. These included, Expanse, Babylon’s Fall, Chivalry II, Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak expansion, Thirsty Suitors and Have A Nice Death.

Followed by, is the next award category, The Game Awards 2021 for the Best Audio Design. And Forza Horizon 5 went on to win the award, overtaking the likes of titles like Deathloop, Returnal, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart and Resident Evil Village.

Next up, the award for Best Audio Design! #TheGameAwards https://t.co/Fc8zF2dxrJ

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

The final two announcements of the pre-show were the premiere of Planet of Luna and last but not the east, was Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

The main event kicked off with Sting performing his song What Could Have Been from the League of Legends origins Netflix series, Arcane. And if you have heard it, you’ll know how great it was but trust us, on the live stage, it sounded “ah-mai-zingggg!!

What a performance from @officialSting and #TheGameAwards Orchestra conducted by @Lornebalfe! This is “What Could Have Been”, from @arcaneshow, the new @Netflix series based on @LeagueOfLegends. pic.twitter.com/Rj2MJTxiLd

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Geoff Keighley then took to the stage “in-personaddressing some of the toxicity in the industry that has some to light, in recent times. He referenced to the ongoing issues at Activision Blizzard without actually taking the company’s name, in his address.

Thank you @geoffkeighley. #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/WHT69agBQH

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

And then, the first award for the main event was announced. Kena: Bridge of Spirits, to the surprise of no one won The Best Independent Game.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits from @emberlab wins Best Independent Game! Congratulations! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/jD5KCNWQax

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

This was followed by a round of world premieres and announcement trailers, and then on to the main event. The award for The Best Performer was taken home by Lady Dimitrescue, well we mean Maggie Robertson, for her performance in Resident Evil Village.

A round of applause for @maggiethebard as Lady Dimitresc who just won Best Performance for @RE_Games Village! ☣️ #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/pyJZwBT17y

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Rejoice Alan Wake fans, Alan Wake 2 is happening! And so is a second Sonic The Hedgehog movie! This was followed up by a gameplay trailer for Horizon Forbidden West. And then to top it all off, was The Game Awards Orchestra, which was back again on stage this year.

Stunning performance from #TheGameAwards Orchestra, @Lornebalfe, and in her first-ever US performance, @JulieElvenMusic! pic.twitter.com/9mgFrUINjn

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Returnal won The Game Awards 2021 for The Best Action Game, presented by Simu Liu (which he watched Twitch streamers play Halo Infinite on his phone).

Returnal from @housemarque wins Best Action Game!! 👏 #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/B6gwYWiYTY

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Next up were trailers for Destiny 2: The Witch Queen expansion, Slitterhead and Nightangle. Lord of the Rings: Gollum revealed a new trailer at The Game Awards 2021. Followed by Cuphead: Delicious Last Course and yet another Sonic appearance with Sonic Frontiers. And then there was Hideo Kojima introducing Guillermo Del Toro’s Nightmare Alley trailer. And it too looks amazing. Check it out here.

Deathloop from Arkane Studios won the award for the Best Art Direction.

Congratulations to @Deathloop from @arkanestudios + @bethesdastudios for their Best Art Direction win tonight! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/tCMhp6TFnU

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Next up, DREAM won the award for The Best Content Creator Of The Year award. And It Takes Two won the Best Multiplayer Award.

Congratulations to @dream and It Takes Two for their wins tonight #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/KyGfg2DebM

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Halo Infinite won the award for Players’ Voice. The Best RPG award went to Tales of Arise. And then Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139… won the award for Best Score An Music.

Bravo Bravo! 👏 Big rounds of applause go out tonight to @Halo Infinite, @talesofseries from @bandainamcoUS, and composer Keiichi Okabe of @niergame for their fantastic wins! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/HhDls8hLm7

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Genshin Impact won the Best Mobile Game ward presented by Verizon.

🏆 Congratulations to @genshinimpact for winning Best Mobile Game presented by @verizon 🏆 #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/78UnyjB8Jj

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Keeping the stream of awards flowing, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy took home the award for The Best Narrative.

Wow! @gotgthegame from @marvelgames + @EidosMontreal takes home the Best Narrative Award! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/lL3hmB39Gk

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Next there were some more world premieres gameplay trailer reveals and announcement trailers, before going on to the next set of awards. And Meteor Droid won The Game Awards 2021 for the Best Action/Adventure Game.

Metroid Dread from @NintendoAmerica + @MercurySteam wins Best Action/Adventure Game! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/yoHQENnCx0

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Following on the heels of it was the announcement for a new Dune game, the story trailer for Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, and then the trailer for Among Us for VR.

Final Fantasy XIV won the award for The Best Ongoing game. No surprises there, was it?

.@ff_xiv_en from @SquareEnix wins Best Ongoing Game, congratulations! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/3e2ZP8ioV7

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

And then, came in yet another stream of trailers and reveals. Following which, Forza Horizon 5 won their second award of the night, for Innovation In Accessibility.

With their second game award of the night, the award for Innovation in Accessibility presented by @chevrolet goes to @forzahorizon 5! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/Q1VilFIGGx

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

The Imagine Dragons came on stage with a very special performance and once again, need we say, how great they were. See it for yourself, if you haven’t already.

.@ImagineDragons, @JIDsv, @ashbarrett, and @DarrenKorb now that’s something you will ONLY see at #TheGameAwards! 🙌 @SupergiantGames pic.twitter.com/4Tyr395RPZ

— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 10, 2021

Then, Simon Viklund, the co-founder of 10 Chambers had a very special announcement to make. Check it out here! And then as promised, the world premiere, first look for the upcoming Halo TV series was revealed at The Game Awards 2021!

Here’s the world premiere first look at @HaloTheSeries, exclusively on @paramountplus! #TheGameAwards pic.twitter.com/JtHmEp9ra7

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