Gamescom 2018 Award Nominees: Marvel's Spider-Man, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, And More

Let the predictions for the winning games begin.


The nominees for Gamescom 2018's video game awards have been unveiled. The winners of each award will be decided by a panel of journalists and YouTubers and announced on August 21, the first day of the convention. Gamescom continues through August 25.

No more than three games can be nominated for each category. The 16 awards are for Best Action Game, Best Add-on/DLC, Best Casual Game, Best Family Game, Best Puzzle/Skill Game, Best Racing Game, Best Role-Playing Game, Best Simulation Game, Best Social/Online Game, Best Sports Game, Best Strategy Game, Best Sony PlayStation 4 Console Game, Best Microsoft Xbox One Console Game, Best Nintendo Switch Console Game, Best PC Game, and Best Mobile Game.

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Across all 16 awards, a total of 31 games have been nominated. Notable titles, like Marvel's Spider-Man, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition, have been nominated multiple times for different categories. We've outlined all of the awards and their corresponding nominees below.

Which games do you think are going to win? Let us know in the comments.

Gamescom 2018 Awards

Best Action Game

Best Add-on/DLC

Best Casual Game

Best Family Game

Best Puzzle/Skill Game

Best Racing Game

Best Role Playing Game

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix)

Best Simulation Game

Best Social/Online Game

Best Sports Game

Best Strategy Game

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (Koch Media)

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4

  • Marvel's Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
  • Project Mephisto (working title)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One

Best Console Game Nintendo Switch

Best PC Game

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
  • Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Best Mobile Game

  • Hyperdrome (Travian Games)
  • Shadowgun War Games (Madfinger Games)
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