Each year, millions tune in to watch the Game Awards, an event that celebrates and showcases creative brilliance in the video game industry across multiple categories. But everyone’s got their eyes set on the main event: The Game of the Year.
What are the Game Awards 2023 GOTY nominees?
The editorial staff of over 100 major international media outlets annually form a jury that submits their top five choices for each category. Here are the nominees for Game of the Year 2023:
- Alan Wake 2
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
- Resident Evil 4
- Super Mario Bros. Wonder
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom
With 2023 being a landmark year for gaming, the upcoming Game Awards will be nothing less than an intense showdown between the greatest of the greats. So many incredible games have been released in 2023 which have absolutely crushed sales numbers and reviews alike. No matter which nominee is awarded GOTY, it’s going to be a close call for sure.
Don’t be too distressed if your favorite game didn’t make it to the list. Not being a GOTY nominee doesn’t automatically make a game any less fun than it is when you play it, nor does becoming GOTY mean a game is objectively “the best” across the board. Fun remains subjective and its definition is broad, meaning something different to everyone. But if you feel one of the above nominees is your pick for the GOTY title, know that the final winner will be determined by a combined vote of the voting jury (90%) and votes from the public (10%). That means you can show your favorite nominee some love by voting for it on the Game Awards website.
The Game Awards 2023 will be available to watch via live stream on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles at 7:30 PM ET. Viewers can enjoy it at no cost across various major streaming platforms, including the official Game Awards YouTube channel.