Fueled , were selected as the best in their category during the annual Game Awards ceremony, otherwise known as “The Oscars of video games”, Thursday evening, at Microsoft Los Angeles Theater.
The games respectively won the awards for the best family game and the best sports or racing game. The winning games in each of the 17 categories were selected by a weighted vote of a jury made up of people from the video game industry (90%) and an online public vote (10%).
Luigi’s Mansion 3 was created by Next Level Games. Although it is independent, this Vancouver studio which employs a hundred people has worked exclusively in collaboration with Nintendo since 2014. It had previously developed successful titles such as Super Mario Strikers (GameCube), Punch-Out !! (Wii) and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS).
Available exclusively on the Nintendo Switch since October 31, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is the third installment in the Luigi’s Mansion series, which features Mario’s unloved brother. The plumber in the green cap must walk through a haunted hotel to save Mario, Peach and the Toads from the ghost king, King Boo.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled was developed by Beenox, which employs around 150 people in Quebec. Founded in the early 2000s, this studio specialized in porting games from one console to another before becoming the official developer of games for the Spider-Man franchise from 2010 to 2014.
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch since June, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a re-registered version of Crash Team Racing, originally released on PlayStation in 1999. One of the great novelties of this new version is the online game , very popular with fans of racing games.
Sekiro sacred game of the year
The Game of the Year Game Awards is none other than Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, from FromSoftware, the studio behind the famous Dark Souls series.
Available since March on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, this action-adventure game features the Loop ninja, armed with a katana and an adjustable prosthetic arm. Considered one of the most difficult games in recent history, Sekiro was critically acclaimed upon release for its exceptional combat mechanics and innovative level design.
With its three prizes, the independent role-playing game Disco Elysium was the most decorated of the ceremony. It was chosen as the best indie game and the best role-playing game, in addition to being named as having the best plot.
Here are all the winners of the 2019 Game Awards:
Game of the Year : Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Best Director : Death Stranding
Best Plot : Disco Elysium
Best Soundtrack : Death Stranding
Best Performance : Mads Mikkelsen, Death Stranding
Best Indie Game : Disco Elysium
Best Mobile Game : Call of Duty Mobile
Best Virtual Reality Game : Beat Saber
Best Action Game : Devil May Cry 5
Best Adventure Game : Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Best Role-Playing Game : Disco Elysium
Best Fighting Game : Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Best Family Game : Luigi’s Mansion 3
Best Strategy Game : Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Best Sports Game : Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Best Multiplayer Game : Apex Legends
Best Electronic Sports Game : League of Legends
Cameron Marner has been playing video games since the original NES. Cameron attended a technical school while still in high school where he learned a variety of skills, from photography to coding. Cameron has previously contributed to Game Informer, Revolution Portal and Xbox Today. Apart from being a contributor to the site, Cameron also enjoys racing drones.