God Of War won the big prize of game of the year 2018 but Fortnite and Red Dead Redemption 2 were also honoured at The Game Awards. The event also saw a handful of new games unveiled for the first time.
PlayStation exclusive video game God Of War has been named game of the year at the industry’s prestigious Game Awards.
But Red Dead Redemption 2, the latest game by Grand Theft Auto creator Rockstar Games was the biggest winner on the night. It picked up four awards. these included best narrative and best performance for Roger Clark’s role as main character Arthur Morgan.
Fortnite was also among the winners. No surprise there. It picked up the award for best ongoing game and best multiplayer.
There were also wins for Monster Hunter: World, Forza Horizon 4 and Overwatch.
A worthy winner of the game of the year 2018?
God Of War held off competition from big-name rivals including Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It also beat another PlayStation exclusive in Marvel’s Spider-Man.
It was one of three awards for the Sony title. It also took first place in best game direction and best action/adventure game.
The awards are traditionally used as a stage to announce new games for the first time, as well as hand out prizes.
Among the new game announcements was a post-apocalyptic sequel to Far Cry 5, Far Cry: New Dawn.
Fortnite maker Epic Games also launched its new PC and Mac games store, designed to compete with Valve’s Steam store.
The store went live during the show featuring a range of indie video games. On the virtual shelves were the newly-launched Ashen, as well as Darksiders III and older titles such as Super Meat Boy.
No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games also revealed a new animated game called The Last Campfire. While a new Mortal Kombat game – Mortal Kombat 11 – was also announced.