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We Recognize Creators

The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers honors highly specialized developers for video game design, art, and sound, including more than 10 categories for new IP.  

57+ Names

The Academy has a strict policy that names of actual individuals who did the work are engraved on all 57 awards.

Indie Spirit

Create your path among the giants.  Emerging talent is recognized for Original Games, separate from the well-known franchises in a tremendously sequel-driven industry.

Art of Immersion

Developers deserve recognition. Excellence should be rewarded. You are an artist.

Advancing the Industry

Dedicated members of the industry and members of the press are stepping forward to recognize the video game achievements that you don’t hear about on the evening news’ entertainment report. 

1,200 Media Voters

Our mission as a media group is to share and celebrate the limitless artistry that can come from this interactive medium. Video games are an art form, and our unique award categories reflect just how far that art has come.

Winners + Nominees

2020 Awards – Ghost of Tsushima

Winners List | Nominees List

Most nominated: The Last of Us Part II (24) *RECORD*
Most won: Ghost of Tsushima (14)

2019 Awards
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Winners List | Nominees List

Most nominated:
A Plague Tale: Innocence (18)

Most won:
Control (6)

2018 Awards
God of War

Winners List | Nominees List

Most nominated:
God of War (22)

Most won:
God of War (16) *RECORD*

2017 Awards
Super Mario Odyssey

Winners List | Nominees List

Most nominated:
Horizon Zero Dawn
(17)

Most won:
Horizon Zero Dawn
(7)

2016 Awards – Overwatch

2016 Winners List

Most nominated: Dishonored 2 (19)

Most won: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (9)

2015 Awards
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

2015 Winners List

Most nominated:
Fallout 4 (20)

Most won:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (14)

2014 Awards
Dragon Age: Inquisition

2014 Winners List

Most nominated:
Infamous: Second Son (12)

Most won:
Dragon Age: Inquisition (5)

2013 Awards
The Last of Us

2013 Winners List

Most nominated:
The Last of Us (17)

Most won:
The Last of Us (15)

2012 Awards – Journey

2012 Winners List

Most nominated: Far Cry 3 (12)

Most won: Assassin’s Creed III (5)

2011 Awards
Minecraft

2011 Winners List

Most nominated:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (13)

Most won:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (5)

2010 Awards
Red Dead Redemption

2010 Winners List

Most nominated:
Heavy Rain (18)

Most won:
Red Dead Redemption (7)

2009 Awards
Batman: Arkham Asylum

2009 Winners List | Decade Awards

Most nominated:
Batman: Arkham Asylum (17)

Most won:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (10)

2008 Awards – Little Big Planet

2008 Winners List

Most nominated: Mirror’s Edge (12)

Most won: Dead Space, Little Big Planet (6)

2007 Awards
Bioshock

2007 Winners List

Most nominated:
Heavenly Sword (15)

Most won:
Bioshock (8)

2006 Awards
Okami

2006 Winners List

Most nominated:
Final Fantasy XII, Gears of War (16)

Most won:
Final Fantasy XII (6)

2005 Awards
Shadow of the Colossus

2005 Winners List

Most nominated:
God of War, Psychonauts (14)

Most won:
Shadow of the Colossus (5)

2004 Awards – Half-Life 2

2004 Winners List

Most nominated: Fable, Riddick: Butcher Bay (10)
Most won: Half-Life 2, GTA: San Andreas (5)

2003 Awards
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

2003 Winners List

Most nominated:
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (16)

Most won:
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (7)

2002 Awards
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

2002 Winners List

Most nominated:
Metroid Prime (17)

Most won:
GTA: Vice City (7)

2001 Awards
Grand Theft Auto III

2001 Winners List

Most nominated:
ICO (13)

Most won:
ICO (6)

Advancing the Industry

Dedicated members of the industry and members of the press are stepping forward to recognize the video game achievements that you don’t hear about on the evening news’ entertainment report. 

1,200 Media Voters

Our mission as a media group is to share and celebrate the limitless artistry that can come from this interactive medium. Video games are an art form, and our unique award categories reflect just how far that art has come.