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Here Are Your Official The Game Awards 2015 Nominees

Well folks, we’re approaching that time of the year again. The Game Awards 2015 (formerly known as VGX, which was formally known as VGA) are fast approaching, and the official list of nominees has been released.

The Game Awards 2015 has two separate categories of nominations: Jury Decided and Fan’s Choice. The former of these two categories is decided by a panel of 32 international media outlets, the latter of which being chosen by a vote put to fans. Whilst there are a number of different awards in each category, the big one everyone is eager to know the winner of is easily Game of The Year, and lo and behold, here are your nominees for 2015:

Bloodborne [FromSoftware/Sony Computer Entertainment]Here Are Your Official The Game Awards 2015 Nominees - n3rdabl3

Fallout 4 [Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks]Here Are Your Official The Game Awards 2015 Nominees - n3rdabl3

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain [Kojima Productions/Konami]Here Are Your Official The Game Awards 2015 Nominees - n3rdabl3

Super Mario Maker [Nintendo]Here Are Your Official The Game Awards 2015 Nominees - n3rdabl3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]Here Are Your Official The Game Awards 2015 Nominees - n3rdabl3

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is leading the charge this year with seven nominations across all the categories, with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in close pursuit with five nominations. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has eleven nominations. You can check out all the nominees in all categories at the bottom of this article, and head to The Game Awards 2015 to cast your votes for the Fan’s Choices nominations!

The Game Awards 2015 will be hosted live in Los Angeles on December 3rd, and will feature some of the biggest names in gaming, as well as world premieres, musical performances and many other “surprises”. The awards ceremony will air live via the following applications, websites and gaming consoles:

  • go90
  • PSN
  • Xbox Live
  • WiiU
  • Steam
  • Twitch
  • Youtube
  • IGN
  • Polygon
  • Gamespot
  • Kotaku
  • Niconico
  • MLG

You can also purchase tickets to the live event here

Jury Decided Categories:

Game of The Year

  • Bloodborne [FromSoftware/Sony Computer Entertainment]
  • Fallout 4 [Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks]
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain [Kojima Productions/Konami]
  • Super Mario Maker [Nintendo]
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]

Best Independent Game

  • Axiom Verge [Tom Happ]
  • Her Story [Sam Barlow]
  • Ori And The Blind Forest [Moon Studios]
  • Rocket League [Psyonix]
  • Undertale [tobyfox]

Best Narrative

  • Her Story [Sam Barlow]
  • Life Is Strange [DONTNOD Entertainment/Square Enix]
  • Tales From The Borderlands [TellTale Games]
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]
  • Until Dawn [Supermassive Games/Sony Computer Entertainment]

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Chloe Price [Life Is Strange]
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft [Rise Of The Tomb Raider]
  • Doug Cockle as Geralt [The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt]
  • Mark Hamill as The Joker [Batman: Arkham Knight]
  • Viva Seifert [Her Story]

Best Shooter 

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III [Treyarch/Activision]
  • Destiny: The Taken King [Bungie/Activision]
  • Halo 5: Guardians [343 Industries/Microsoft Studios]
  • Splatoon [Nintendo]
  • Star Wars: Battlefront [DICE/Electronic Arts]

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Bloodborne [FromSoftware/Sony Computer Entertainment]
  • Fallout 4 [Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks]
  • Pillars of Eternity [Obsidian Entertainment/Paradox Interactive]
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]
  • Undertale [tobyfox]

Best Family Game 

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 [Avalanche Studios/Disney Interactive Studios]
  • Lego Dimensions [Traveller’s Tales/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]
  • Skylanders: Superchargers [Vicarious Vision/Activision]
  • Splatoon [Nintendo]
  • Super Mario Maker [Nintendo]

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III [Treyarch/Activision]
  • Destiny: The Taken King [Bungie/Activision]
  • Halo 5: Guardians [343 Industries/Microsoft Studios]
  • Rocket League [Psyonix]
  • Splatoon [Nintendo]

Developer of The Year

  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • CD Projekt Red
  • FromSoftware
  • Kojima Productions
  • Nintendo

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell [Moppin/Devolver Digital]
  • Fallout Shelter [Bethesda Game Studios|Behaviour Interactive/Bethesda Softworks]
  • Lara Croft Go [Square Enix Montreal/Square Enix]
  • Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate [Capcom]
  • Pac-Man 256 [Hipster Whale/Bandai Namco Entertainment]

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Fallout 4 [Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks]
  • Halo 5: Guardians [343 Industries/Microsoft Studios]
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain [Kojima Productions/Konami]
  • Ori And The Blind Forest [Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios]
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]

Games For Change

  • Cibele [Star Maid Games]
  • Her Story [Sam Barlow]
  • Life Is Strange [DONTNOD Entertainment/Square Enix]
  • Sunset [Tale of Tales]
  • Undertale [tobyfox]

Best Action/Adventure

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate [Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft]
  • Batman: Arkham Knight [Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain [Kojima Productions/Konami]
  • Ori And The Blind Forest [Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios]
  • Rise Of The Tomb Raider [Crystal Dynamics/Microsoft Studios]

Best Fighting Game 

  • Guilty Gear XRD -SIGN- [Arc System Works/Aksys Games]
  • Mortal Kombat X [NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]
  • Rise Of Incarnates [Bandai Namco Entertainment]
  • Rising Thunder [Radiant Entertainment]

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 16 [EA Canada/Electronic Arts]
  • Forza Motorsport 6 [Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios]
  • NBA 2K16 [Visual Concepts/2K Sports]
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 [PES Productions/Konami]
  • Rocket League [Psyonix]

Best Art Direction

  • Batman: Arkham Knight [Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]
  • Bloodborne [FromSoftware/Sony Computer Entertainment]
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain [Kojima Productions/Konami]
  • Ori And The Blind Forest [Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios]
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt [CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment]

Fan’s Choice

eSports Game of The Year

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare [Sledgehammer Games/Activision]
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive [Valve]
  • DOTA 2 [Valve]
  • Hearthstone [Blizzard Entertainment]
  • League Of Legends [Riot Games]

Trending Gamer

  • Christopher “Montecristo” Mykles
  • Greg Miller
  • Markiplier
  • Pewdiepie
  • TotalBiscuit

eSports Player of The Year

  • Kenny “kennyS” Schrub [Counter-Strike: Global Offensive/Team EnVyUs]
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok [League Of Legends/SK Telecom T1]
  • Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer [Counter-Strike: Global Offensive/Fnatic]
  • Peter “PPD” Dager [DOTA 2/Evil Geniuses]
  • Syed Sumail “Suma1l” Hassan [DOTA 2/Evil Geniuses]

Best Fan Creation

  • Grand Theft Auto V – Targets [Hoodoo Operator]
  • Portal Stories: Mel [Prism Studios]
  • Real GTA [Corridor Digital]
  • Twitch Plays Dark Souls [Twitch Community]

eSports Team of The Year

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Optic Gaming
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team Solomid

Most Anticipated Game

  • Horizon Zero Dawn [Guerrilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment]
  • No Man’s Sky [Hello Games]
  • Quantum Break [Remedy Entertainment/Microsoft Studios]
  • The Last Guardian [GenDesign/Sony Computer Entertainment]
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End [Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment]