Gamescom 2021 Awards Nominee List Revealed, Elden Ring Included

Gamescom 2021 Awards Nominee List Revealed, Elden Ring Included

As we come closer to the year’s final quarter, everyone is gearing up for the various game awards for 2021. We now finally have the Gamescom 2021 Award nominees list, and the categories consist of different best games across platforms and genres.

They also include the best announcements and trailers we have seen so far, along with the industry’s biggest streamers, institutions, and companies via the Heart of Gaming award.

Gamescom 2021 Awards Nominee List Revealed, Elden Ring Included
Gamescom Logo | Source: Official Website

Sony, just like with E3, will be absent from Gamescom 2021, but we have confirmed appearances from Xbox, Activision, EA, Bethesda, Konami, Mediatonic, and several other developers.

When it comes to the games, we can expect to see the upcoming fighting game Sifu, a Dying Light 2 parkour mechanics focused showcase, the world premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, a new look at Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and what seems to be a Saints Row reboot.

Among the list of nominees, we have the much-hyped and awaited From Software’s Elden Ring. Considering it has made it onto the list, we might even get to see some fresh gameplay.

Gamescom 2021 Awards Nominee List Revealed, Elden Ring Included
Elden Ring | Source: Steam

Here is the complete list of nominees,

Best Microsoft Xbox Game

  • Elden Ring – Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Far Cry 6 – Ubisoft
  • Halo Infinite – Microsoft

Best Nintendo Switch Game

  • Just Dance 2022 – Ubisoft
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope – Ubisoft

Best PC Game

  • Age of Empires 4 – Microsoft
  • Elden Ring – Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Syberia: The World Before – Astragon Entertainment

Best Sony PlayStation Game

  • Elden Ring – Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Tales of Arise – Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes – Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Action-Adventure Game

  • Elden Ring – Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – Ubisoft
  • Syberia: The World Before – Astragon Entertainment

Best Action Game

Gamescom 2021 Awards Nominee List Revealed, Elden Ring Included
Halo Infinite | Source: Steam
  • Far Cry 6 – Ubisoft
  • Halo Infinite – Microsoft
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction – Ubisoft

Best Family Game

  • Just Dance 2022 – Ubisoft
  • Run Prop, Run! – PlayTogether Studio
  • Super Dungeon Maker – Rokaplay

Best Indie Game

  • Dorfromantik – Toukana Interactive
  • Inua – Arte France
  • Lost in Random – Electronic Arts

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Elden Ring – Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Encased – Koch Media
  • Tales of Arise – Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Simulation Game

  • Climber: Sky is the Limit – Art Games Studio
  • Farming Simulator 22 – Astragon Entertainment

Best Sports Game

  • Climber: Sky is the Limit – Art Games Studio
  • FIFA 22 – Electronic Arts
  • Riders Republic – Ubisoft

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires 4 – Microsoft
  • Company of Heroes 3 – Sega
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – Ubisoft

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Halo Infinite – Microsoft
  • Riders Republic – Ubisoft
  • The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes – Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Ongoing Game

Gamescom 2021 Awards Nominee List Revealed, Elden Ring Included
Apex Legends | Source: Steam
  • Apex Legends – Electronic Arts
  • Black Desert Online – Pearl Abyss Corp.
  • Endzone – A World Apart: Prosperity – Assemble Entertainment

The Gamescom Awards 2021 will be a part of the Gamescom’s Opening Night Live event on Wednesday, August 25th.

About Gamescom

Gamescom is one of the world’s largest gaming events in leagues with E3 and the Tokyo Games Show.

It is a trade fair for video games held annually at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has been organised by game – Verband der deutschen Games-Branche (English: Association of the German video game industry) since 2018; and before that, by the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (BIU). It supersedes Games Convention, held in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.

Gamescom is used by many video game developers to exhibit upcoming games and game-related hardware.