Game Awards 2021 – The list of big winners by category

During this night from December 9 to 10, the Game Awards 2021, the big ceremony rewarding video game players who have marked the year. A rather contrasting year in terms of releases with many postponements to 2022 and beyond, often due to the global pandemic. The fact remains that several high-quality titles have been offered to us over the months and many of them have had their moment during these three hours, starting with Halo Infinite which was voted game of the year by gamers ahead of the event, and which succeeds Ghost of Tsushima.

Those Game Awards 2021 decided to hit hard from the start. Juan Carlo Espositomemorable in the series Breaking Bad and playing the role of the main antagonist in Far Cry 6, presents the first prize of the evening to Mike and Josh Grierfounders of Ember Lab. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is indeed voted best indie game of 2021. A well-deserved reward as this title is a real little video game nugget with high-level artistic direction.

And since we are discussing the subject of artistic direction, Deathloop was its privileged representative during these Game Awards 2021 since it is he who wins the precious statuette. Arkane even takes the opportunity to win the prize for best game direction, signed by Dinga Bakabarecently promoted to director of the Lyon studio following the departure of Romuald Capron.

Housemarque, thanks to Returnal, also had its moment in the best action game category. This TPS / Roguelite released exclusively on PS5 last April has also received a very nice update recently which notably added the possibility of suspending its game session without losing its progress, as was the case until -the. A good excuse to (re)try the experience if you missed it.

In a somewhat similar category, namely the best action-adventure game, this time the spotlight was on Nintendo and Mercury Steam. In our opinion, Metroid Dread deserves this award as its qualities are numerous, such as its level design, the fluidity of its gameplay and its excellently well-made bosses. A very nice pickaxe for the Nintendo Switch at the end of the year.

Game Awards 2021 awards

Among the other main awards given to Game Awards 2021, we can cite the superb Tales of Arise which was unsurprisingly voted best role-playing game or Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 whose compositions were hailed through the award for best music. On the narration side, it is the surprising Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy which has been honored. Eidos Montreal’s game actually benefits from a very neat writing carried by a well-felt eighties atmosphere and by the many “punchlines” of the friend Rocket.

Resident Evil Village wins the category of best performance via the role of lady Dimitrescu interpreted by Maggie Robertson. Although ultimately not very present in the game, she was able to mark it with her mark, well helped in this by Capcom’s communication very centered on the blood-sucking giant.


A much more consistent year for these Games Awards 2021, especially when compared to last year’s ceremony where The Last of Us Part II monopolized most of the top spots in every category it appeared in, including the coveted Game of the Year. Well, this time, in addition to trumping Nintendo by winning Best Family Game and Best Multiplayer Game, it’s It Takes Two who leaves with the supreme crown. It thus surpasses the other names that are Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Deathloop, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2 and Resident Evil Village.

Congratulations to Josef Fares and to the Hazelight Studio teams who concocted an incredibly refreshing experience for us, full of ideas and good humor that is good in these complicated times. If you still haven’t tried it, we can’t recommend enough to find you a game partner and embark on this adventure. You will not be disappointed.

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Game Awards 2021 – The list of big winners by category