Game Awards 2018: Mortal Kombat 11, Smash Bros., and everything else revealed

It's supposed to be an awards show, but we know why you're really here: announcements, trailers and reveals.

Sean Buckley Social Media Producer
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There's a tension in the air at most award shows -- but the annual Game Awards are a bit different. Sure, there's still a lot of anticipation over who is going to win game of the year, but the real excitement takes place between the awards: trailers, announcements and DLC reveals.

It's like a mini-E3 with a red carpet, and it's quickly becoming one of the biggest nights of the year in game announcements. It's where we first saw games like Bayonetta 3 and SoulCalibur VI, and got one of our best early looks at Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding.

Here's everything major announced at the show this year -- and the winners!

All of the major trailers...

New game announcements and trailers are easily half the draw for the awards show -- and the Game Awards didn't let us down.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order


FarCry: New Dawn


The Outer Worlds

Sayonara Wild Hearts

Crash Team Racing


Mortal Kombat 11

Persona 5's Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Dragon Age

The award winners

There are a ton of awards being handed out in a staggering array of categories -- this list doesn't include everything, but here are the biggest ones. (Nominees will be removed as updates come in)

Game of the Year

  • God of War

Best Ongoing Game

Best Game Direction

  • God of War

Best Narrative

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Art Direction

  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Score/Music

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design

  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Performance

  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption II

Games for Impact

  • Celeste

Best Independent Game

  • Celeste

Best Mobile Game

  • Florence

Best VR/AR Game

  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Best Action Game

  • Dead Cells

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • God of War

Best Role Playing Game

  • Monster Hunter: World

Best Fighting Game

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ

Best Family Game

  • Overcooked 2

Best Strategy Game

  • Into the Breach

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Forza Horizon 4

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Fortnite

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018

Best Debut Indie Game

  • The Messenger

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