Gamescom announces its 2014 award nominees

Gamescom has announced the nominations for their game awards, which will be announced at the convention in Cologne, Germany on August 15th.

These awards show us what games industry figures and journalists think will be big over the next year. The list is long, with categories based on game genres and platforms. An overall ‘Best of Gamescom 2014’ award will be chosen from the winners of each category.

There are plenty of games nominated that are no surprise, like Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, FIFA 15, PES 2015 and Far Cry 4, but the list also includes less well known titles. Check out the full list below.

Best PC Game:

Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)

The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Mittelerde: Mordors Schatten (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Action Game:

The Order: 1886 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft GmbH)

Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Corporation)

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Best Simulation Game:

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix GmbH)

World of Warships (Wargaming Europe S.A.S.)

Best Sports Game:

FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)

Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Corporation)

PES2015 (Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.)


Best Family Game:

Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Silence (Daedalic Entertainment GmbH)

LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

LEGO Batmann 3: jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)


Best Role Playing Game:

Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Risen 3 (Deep Silver/Koch Media GmbH)

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX (Square Enix GmbH)

Best Mobile Game

Darkblade (NetEase, Inc.)

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix GmbH)

Best Social / Casual / Online Game:

Orcs Must Die! Unchained (Gameforge)

Dance Central Spotlight (Microsoft Corporation)

LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

LEGO Batmann 3: jenseits von Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Online Multiplayer Game:

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)

FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/ 2K)

Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft Corporation)

Best Console Game Sony Playstation:

The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Dying Light (Techland sp. z o.o.)

Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft GmbH)

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:

The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax Germany GmbH)

Evolve (Take-Two Interactive GmbH/2K)

Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Ubisoft GmbH)

Sunset Overdrive (Microsoft Corporation)

Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft Corporation)

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii:

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Splatoon (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)

From August 9th, you can vote for the ‘Gamescom Most Wanted Consumer Award’ here, which should reflect what gamers are most excited about for the upcoming months.

Source: Gamescom

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