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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


  1. G8crasha

    August 20, 2019 at 08:13

    I would still love to know on what criteria they judge the entrants on!


  2. Admiral Chief Umbra

    August 20, 2019 at 08:36

    I’ll be accepting my award for employee of the year 2020 now


    • Magoo マグ

      August 20, 2019 at 11:41

      “Well Admiral I must say, we have not had any complaints next year. You must be doing something right!”


  3. HairyEwok

    August 20, 2019 at 09:50

    Gotta love breaking point, best game I’ve ever played so far this year….. oh wait….


  4. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    August 20, 2019 at 11:35

    Nice to see that nobody’s being fooled by this farce.


  5. G8crasha

    August 20, 2019 at 08:13

    I would still love to know on what criteria they judge the entrants on!


  6. Yahtzee

    August 20, 2019 at 08:14

    The Switch award is biased. We all know it has to be Pokemon Sword and Shield.


  7. Dr Webster Flexington

    August 20, 2019 at 11:05

    Lol, this without a doubt a pay-to-win competition. How can you give a game an award if it hasn’t even been released yet? It’s almost as if they’re basing it all on just an impression or a press release or the few minutes they’ve spent with it during a media pre-reveal (rather than actual playtime, or actually experiencing the game). Even the Oscars as corrupt as that institution is, allow the studios to pay for a win, but the selection committee still HAVE to watch the movies.

    Geoff Keighley must be on some pretty messed-up mushrooms.


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