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27 April 2020

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For six years running, HardwareZone‘s techie team has picked the best games in multiple categories.

Now, with people in Singapore staying home to stay safe from the coronavirus outbreak, it seems like a perfect time to highlight the brand’s The Game Awards 2019, which were released last December.

The games span multiple platforms: PC, console and mobile, with esports being recognised in several categories.

Here’s the full list of every winner featured in HWZ’s The Game Awards 2019 (category winners are noted in bold). #yourewelcome

Game of the Year

Control (Remedy / 505 Games)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions / SIE)

Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software / Activision)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Sora / Bandai Namco / Nintendo)

The Outer Worlds (Obsidian / Private Division)

Action Game

(image: Devil May Cry/Facebook)

Apex Legends (Respawn / EA)

Astral Chain (Platinum Games / Nintendo)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward / Activision)

Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom)

Gears 5 (The Coalition / Xbox Game Studios)

Metro Exodus (4A Games / Deep Silver)

Action/Adventure Game

Borderlands 3 (Gearbox / 2K)

Control (Remedy / 505 Games)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions / SIE)

Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Grezzo / Nintendo)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software / Activision)

Art Direction

(image: Control – Remedy/Facebook)

Control (Remedy / 505 Games)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions / SIE)

GRIS (Nomada Studio / Devolver Digital)

Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo / Annapurna)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software / Activision)

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Grezzo / Nintendo)

Audio Design

(image: Call of Duty/Facebook)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward / Activision)

Control (Remedy / 505 Games)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions / SIE)

Gears 5 (The Coalition / Xbox Game Studios)

Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software / Activision)

Community Support

Apex Legends (Respawn / EA)

Destiny 2 (Bungie)

Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)

Fortnite (Epic Games)

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)

Content Creator of the Year

Courage (Jack Dunlop)

Dr. Lupo (Benjamin Lupo)

Ewok (Soleil Wheeler)

Grefg (David Martínez)

Shroud (Michael Grzesiek)

Esports Coach

Eric ‘Adren’ Hoag (Team Liquid, CS:GO)

Nu-ri “Cain” Jang (Team Liquid, LOL)

Fabian ‘Grabbz’ Lohmann (G2 Esports, LOL)

Kim ‘Kkoma’ Jeong-Gyun (SK Telecom T1, LOL)

Titouan ‘Sockshka’ Merloz (OG, DOTA2

Danny ‘Zonic’ Sorensen (Astralis, CS:GO)

Esports Event

2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals

Evo 2019

Fortnite World Cup

IEM Katowice 2019

League of Legends World Championship 2019

The International 2019

Esports Game of the Year

(image: League of Legends/Facebook)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)

DOTA2 (Valve)

Fortnite (Epic Games)

League of Legends (Riot Games)

Overwatch (Blizzard)

Esports Host

Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

Alex “Machine” Richardson

Paul “Redeye” Chaloner

Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez

Duan “Candice” Yu-Shuang

Esports Player

Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf (Sentinels, Fortnite)

Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-Hyeok (SK Telecon, League of Legends)

Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic (G2 Esports, League of Legends)

Oleksandr ‘S1mple’ Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CS:GO)

Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won (SF Shock, Overwatch)

Esports Team

Astralis (CS:GO)

G2 Esports (LOL)

OG (DOTA2)

San Francisco Shock (OWL)

Team Liquid (CS: GO)

Family Game

(image: Nintendo)

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games / Nintendo)

Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Sora / Bandai Namco / Nintendo)

Yoshi’s Crafted World (Good-Feel / Nintendo)

Fighting Game

(image: Nintendo)

Dead or Alive 6 (Team Ninja / Koei Tecmo)

Jump Force (Spike Chunsoft / Bandai Namco)

Mortal Kombat 11 (Netherrealm / WBIE)

Samurai Shodown (SNK / Athlon)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Sora / Bandai Namco / Nintendo)

Fresh Indie Game

(image: Disco Elysium/Facebook)

ZA/UM (For Disco Elysium)

Nomada Studio (For GRIS)

Deadtoast Entertainment (For My Friend Pedro)

Mobius Digital (For Outer Wilds)

Mega Crit (For Slay the Spire)

House House (For Untitled Goose Game)

Game Direction

Control (Remedy / 505 Games)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions / SIE)

Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software / Activision)

Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital / Annapurna)

Games for Impact

(image: GRIS/Facebook)

Concrete Genie (Pixelopus / SIE)

GRIS (Nomada Studio / Devolver Digital)

Kind Words (Popcannibal)

Life is Strange 2 (Dontnod / Square Enix)

Sea of Solitude (Jo-Mei Games / EA)

Independent Game

Baba is You (Hempuli)

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)

Katana Zero (Askiisoft / Devolver Digital)

Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital / Annapurna)

Untitled Goose Game (House House / Panic)

Mobile Game

Call of Duty: Mobile (Timi Studios / Activision)

Grindstone (Capybara Games)

Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo / Annapurna)

Sky: Children of the Light (ThatGameCompany)

What the Golf? (Triband)

Multiplayer Game

(image: Apex Legends/Facebook)

Apex Legends (Respawn / EA)

Borderlands 3 (Gearbox / 2K)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/ Activision)

Tetris 99 (Arika / Nintendo)

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Massive Entertainment / Ubisoft)

Narrative

A Plague Tale: Innocence (Asobo / Focus Home)

Control (Remedy / 505 Games)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions / SIE)

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)

The Outer Worlds (Obsidian / Private Division)

Ongoing Game

(image: Fortnite/Facebook)

Apex Legends (Respawn / EA)

Destiny 2 (Bungie)

Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)

Fortnite (Epic Games)

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)

Performance

Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb (The Outer Worlds)

Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden (Control)

Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz (Gears 5)

Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff (Death Stranding)

Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling (Control)

Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges (Death Stranding)

Role-Playing Game

(image: Disco Elysium/Facebook)

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)

Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)

Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix)

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom)

The Outer Worlds (Obsidian / Private Division)

Score & Music

Cadence of Hyrule (Brace Yourself Games / Nintendo)

Death Stranding (Kojima Productions / SIE)

Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom)

Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix)

Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo / Annapurna)

Sports/Racing Game

(image: Crash Team Racing/Facebook)

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Beenox / Activision)

Dirt Rally 2.0 (Codemasters / Deep Silver)

eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (PES Productions / Konami)

F1 2019 (Codemasters / Deep Silver)

FIFA 20 (EA Sports)

Strategy Game

(image: Fire Emblem: Three Houses/Facebook)

Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Triumph Studios / Paradox)

ANNO 1800 (Blue Byte / Ubisoft)

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Intelligent Systems / Koei Tecmo / Nintendo)

Total War: Three Kingdoms (Creative Assembly / SEGA)

Tropico 6 (Limbic Entertainment / Kalypso Media)

Wargroove (Chucklefish)

VR/AR Game

Asgard’s Wrath (Sanzaru Games / Oculus Studios)

Blood & Truth (SIE London Studio / SIE)

Beat Saber (Beat Games)

No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Trover Saves the Universe (Squanch Games)

By Tim Augustin, Text adapted from Hardware Zone, December 2019 / Additional Reporting: Sara Lyle Bow, April 2020 / Images: from games’ websites or Facebook pages

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