Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wins Game of the Year: The Full List of Winners From Tonight's The Game Awards

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Wins Game of the Year: The Full List of Winners From Tonight's The Game Awards

Death Stranding gets Best Game Direction as a consolation prize, and Disco Elysium takes home four awards.

In a surprise upset, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice won Game of the Year at tonight's Game Awards. FromSoftware's samurai action game also took home the prize for best action-adventure game, in a night where Disco Elysium and Death Stranding also took home plenty of silverware.

The pick came as a bit of a shock in a night that was expected to belong to Death Stranding, but Sekiro: Shadows Twice will surely be on plenty of Game of the Year ballots for 2019.

In giving Sekiro a 4 out of 5 in our original review, Soulsborne veteran John Learned wrote, "Sekiro is a demanding and rewarding game. Harrowing to the point of emotional exhaustion, some players will bounce off after a few of the meaner boss encounters without the now-classic FromSoftware multiplayer. Brave individuals that persevere, though, will dig through a rich, textured game crammed with spectacular levels and enemy encounters."

For what it's worth, the USgamer staff picked Control on its ballot, but while it's high up on our list, it's not our Game of the Year. You'll be able to see our final pick for Game of the Year 2019 next week!

In the meantime, you can find the full list of the awards below.

  • Game of the Year: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Best Action-Adventure Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Best Game Direction: Death Stranding
  • Fresh Indie Developer: ZA/UM (Disco Elysium)
  • Best Independent Game: Disco Elysium
  • Esports Game of the Year: League of Legends
  • Best Performance: Mads Mikkelsen, Death Stranding
  • Best VR/AR Game: Beat Saber
  • Best Ongoing Game: Fortnite
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Apex Legends
  • Best Family Game: Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Best Sports/Racing Game: Crash Team Racing
  • Best Mobile Game: Call of Duty Mobile
  • Breaking news, Singapore news, Asia and world news & multimedia for Impact: Gris
  • Best Action Game: Devil May Cry 5
  • Best Art Direction: Control
  • Content Creator of the Year: Shroud
  • Best Strategy Game: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Best Audio Design: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Best Narrative: Disco Elysium
  • Best RPG: Disco Elysium
  • Best Community Support: Destiny 2
  • Best Score & Music: Death Stranding
  • Best Esports Coach: Zonic
  • Best Esport Event: League of Legends World Championship 2019
  • Best Esports Host: Sjokz
  • Best Esports Player: Bugha
  • Best Esports Team: G2 Esports
  • Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Game Awards included a host of major reveals, including our first glimpse at the next-gen Xbox, called "Xbox Series X," and Breaking news, Singapore news, Asia and world news & multimedia like Bravely Default 2, Fast and the Furious, and Hellblade 2. We'll have a full recap of all the trailers and announcements first thing tomorrow.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief

Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, Breaking news, Singapore news, Asia and world news & multimediapot, Breaking news, Singapore news, Asia and world news & multimediaRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

In other news

Control: Ultimate Edition Confirms PS5 and Xbox Series S/X Dates and Ray Tracing Toggle

If you were hoping for the highest of high-end performance… dream on, Faden.

The SNES Can Do Ray Tracing Thanks to a Homebrew “SuperRT” Chip

Ben Carter's chip design makes real-time lighting and reflections possible on a 30-year-old console.

Xbox Is Hosting a Space Jam Game Jam Design Contest

We got a real (game) jam goin' now.

Need help?

Apex Legends Vaults - Where to Find the Vaults and How to Open Them

Need to know how to find a Vault Key in Apex Legends to open one of the three vaults? We've got you covered.

Gears 5 Collectibles - How to Find All Collectible Locations

Here's our guide to the Gears 5 collectible locations, including Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, and Act 4 collectibles.

Devil May Cry 5 Devil Breakers - Devil Breaker Arm Abilities in Devil May Cry 5

Here's our complete breakdown of every Devil Breaker arm ability for Nero in Devil May Cry 5.

Sekiro Tips - How to Beat Every Boss and Survive in Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

This is our complete beginner's guide to surviving Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, including a list of essential tips and tricks.