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These are the Gamescom Awards 2019 winners

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Last night saw the first Gamescom Opening Night Live, presented by The Games Awards’ Geoff Keighley. It was the first real attempt to turn Gamescom – already the biggest gaming convention on the planet – into something that rivals E3 for hype, announcements and world premiere trailers. It was neat, but I have to say that it dragged on a bit. If you missed it all, you can catch up on everything here. During the event, a few of the Gamescom Awards winners were nonchalantly revealed, without much in the way of ceremony. Following that trend, here’s a list of the winners.

Category Group: Genre

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Blacksad: Under the Skin, astragon Entertainment

Best Action Game

  • DOOM Eternal, ZeniMax Germany   

Best Family Game

  • Concrete Genie, Sony Interactive Entertainment   

Best Racing Game

  • Grid, Codemasters   

Best Role Playing Game

  • Wasteland 3, Koch Media   

Best Simulation Game

  • Planet Zoo, Frontier   

Best Sports Game

  • Roller Champions, Ubisoft   

Best Strategy Game

  • Desperados III, THQ Nordic  

Most Original Game

  • Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment  

Category Group: Platform

Best Microsoft Xbox One Game

  • Gears 5, Microsoft  

Best Nintendo Switch Game

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Nintendo   

Best Sony PlayStation 4 Game

  • Dreams, Sony Interactive Entertainment   

Best Mobile Game

  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar – Mobile Edition, HandyGames

Best PC Game

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft

Remember, the nominees for the Gamescom Awards are selected well in advance, with entrants paying a nominal fee to participate. The winners are selected by a panel of German and international media before the doors to Gamescom swing open. There are still a few awards – like the best of Gamescom overall, player awards and best hardware – that’ll only be announced on Saturday.

Last Updated: August 20, 2019

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