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Gamescom 2018 award winners include Marvel's Spider-Man, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The list of winners has been revealed.

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The winners of the 2018 Gamescom awards were announced Tuesday, as Europe's biggest games conference continues

The event kicked off Tuesday and runs through Saturday in Cologne, Germany. The award nominees were chosen by a jury consisting of international games journalists and well-known YouTubers.

In terms of the awards for each game system, Marvel's Spider-Man won best PS4 game, Ori and the Will of the Wisps was deemed Xbox One's best and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was named best on Switch.

All of the winning titles in the genre and platform categories are eligible for the top award of Best of Gamescom. The categories Best Hardware, Best Multiplayer Game and Best Virtual Reality Game will be evaluated by an international jury of experts, and the remaining awards will be presented Saturday at 3 p.m. in Cologne.

Check out the juicy reveals from Microsoft's Tuesday Gamescom stream and keep an eye on our list of the biggest gaming news coming out of the event, which we'll be updating throughout the week.

The list of winners (in italics) and the nominees they beat, in full:

Best Action Game

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision Blizzard)

Marvel's Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Metro Exodus (Deep Silver)

Best Add-on/DLC

Destiny 2: Forsaken (Activision Blizzard)

State of Decay 2 Daybreak (Microsoft)

Best Casual Game

Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)

Best Family Game

Super Mario Party (Nintendo)

Lego DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)

Best Puzzle/Skill Game

Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)

Astro Bot Rescue Mission (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)

Best Racing Game

Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)

F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)

Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Role Playing Game

Divinity: Original Sin 2 -- Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)

Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix)

Best Simulation Game

Farming Simulator 19 (astragon Entertainment)

Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)

F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)

Best Social/Online Game

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard)

Dying Light Bad Blood (Techland)

Rend (Frostkeep Studios)

Best Sports Game

FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)

F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)

PES 2019 (Konami)

Best Strategy Game

Total War: Three Kingdoms (Koch Media)

Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)

Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)

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Category group: Platform

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4

Marvel's Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)

Project Mephisto (no production company associated with the title)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One

Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)

Lego DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)

Starlink -- Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft)

Best PC Game

Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)

Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Best Mobile Game

Shadowgun War Games (Madfinger Games)

Hyperdrome (Travian Games)

First published on Aug. 15 at 9:38 a.m. PT
Updated on Aug. 22 at 8:18 a.m. PT: Adds winners.