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All nominees for The Game Awards 2021 and how to vote

Once again, developers, companies and players from throughout the world will take part in the biggest celebration in the gaming industry, The Game Awards.
The time has finally come, after a whole year full of great releases, announcements and global premieres, the nominees for this year's Game Awards have now been revealed.

Set to be held this December at the Microsoft Theater, The Game Awards 2021 will celebrate the best of videogames from throughout the year, as companies, developers and fans will join together to honour the biggest launches and projects of 2021, both in-person and also through streaming platforms like Twitch and Youtube.

How to vote for The Game Awards 2021

Before we take a look at all nominees, we'll show you how you can choose your favourite ones and vote for them before the main ceremony kicks off.

The Game Awards 2021
(Picture: The Game Awards)

All the voting processes will be available through the awards website at thegameawards.com. Once you get into it, you must create an account or sign in, using any social media of your choice. This will allow you to save your votes and also collect badges you can share or download.

Now, go to the Nominees section and click on any of the 30 categories available to vote. Finally, click the title or person you want to support, and your vote will be submitted.

You can change any of your votes until the fan voting closes on 8th December, at 6 pm PT. Winners will be determined by a blended vote between the voting jury (90%) and public fan voting (10%).

All nominees for The Game Awards 2021

Now without further to do, let's take a look at all nominees for this year's Game Awards.

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2021 Game of the Year nominees. (Picture: The Game Awards)

Game of the Year (GOTY)

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Psychonauts 2
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Best Narrative

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

Best Art Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape

Best Score and Music

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139...
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Artful Escape

Best Audio Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal
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2021 Best Mobile Game nominees. (Picture: The Game Awards)

Best Performance

  • Erika Mori (Life is Strange: True Colors)
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Far Cry 6)
  • Jason E. Kelley (Deathloop)
  • Maggie Robertson (Resident Evil Village)
  • Ozioama Akagha (Deathloop)

Games for Impact

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • No Longer Home

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Best Indie Game

  • 12 Minutes
  • Death’s Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Inscription
  • Loop Hero

Best Mobile Game

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Marvel’s Future Revolution
  • Pokémon Unite

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
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2021 Best Role-Playing Game nominees. (Picture: The Game Awards)

Innovation in Accesibility

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

Best VR / AR Game

  • Hitman 3
  • I Expect You to Die 2
  • Lone Echo 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

Best Action Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry 2
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal

Best Action / Adventure Game

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Psychonauts 2

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise

Best Fighting Game

  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Melty Blood Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown
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2021 Content Creator of the Year nominees. (Picture: The Game Awards)

Best Family Game

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • WarioWare: Get It Together!

Best Sim / Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Best Sports / Racing Game

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 22
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Riders Republic

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • It Takes Two
  • Knockout City
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dream
  • Leslie “Fuslie” Fu
  • Alexandre "Gaules" Borba
  • Ibai Llanos
  • David “TheGrefg” Cánovas

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Sable
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Forgotten City
  • Valheim
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2021 Best Esports Game nominees. (Picture: The Game Awards)

Most Anticipated Game

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • The Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield

Best Esports Game

  • Call of Duty
  • CS:GO
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant

Best Esports Athlete

  • Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov (Team Spirit - Dota 2)
  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev (Natus Vincere - CS:GO)
  • Heo "ShowMaker" Su (DWG KIA - League of Legends)
  • Tyson "TenZ" Ngo (Sentinels - Valorant)
  • Chris "Simp" Lehr (Atlanta FaZe - Call of Duty)

Best Esports Team

  • Atlanta FaZe - Call of Duty
  • DWG KIA - League of Legends
  • Natus Vincere - CS:GO
  • Team Spirit - Dota 2
  • Sentinels - Valorant

Best Esports Coach

  • Andrei "B1ad3" Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere - CS:GO)
  • James "Crowder" Crowder (Atlanta FaZe - Call of Duty)
  • Andrey "Engh" Sholokhov (Gambit Esports - Valorant)
  • Kim "kkOma" Jeong-gyun (DWG KIA - League of Legends)
  • Airat "Silent" Gaziev (Team Spirit - Dota 2)

Best Esports Event

  • The International 10
  • Worlds 2021
  • Valorant Masters Reykjavík
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0
The Game Awards 2021
The Game Awards statuette. (Picture: The Game Awards)

The Game Awards will be streamed live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on 9th December.

Don't forget to check out our dedicated Video Games section for the latest news, updates, esports coverage, guides, leaks and more.

Featured image courtesy of The Game Awards.