God of War Beats The Last of Us’s Record with 16 NAVGTR Awards Including Game of the Year

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The awards just keep rolling in for Sony Santa Monica’s hit game of 2018 God of War. The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers (NAVGTR), a non-profit media organization of 1,100 media voters and 8,800 subscribers, has announced the winners of its 18th annual video game awards program.

The big winner this year was God of War which not only won Game of the Year but 15 other awards as well. That gives God of War 16 NAVGTR awards this year which breaks the record held by The Last of Us which had won 15. Sony Interactive Entertainment as a whole led all studios with 23 awards in total when you count Spider-Man and Detroit: Become Human which each won 3 awards as well.

You can see the full breakdown and list of winners for each award below.

Game of the Year

Celeste
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2
Subnautica
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Animation, Artistic

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
God of War – WINNER
Gris
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Animation, Technical

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human – WINNER
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Yakuza Kiwami 2

Art Direction, Contemporary

Detroit: Become Human
Far Cry 5
Gris – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Art Direction, Fantasy

Dead Cells
God of War – WINNER
Hollow Knight
Octopath Traveler
Shadow of the Colossus

Art Direction, Period Influence

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
The Banner Saga 3
Red Dead Redemption 2 – WINNER
Strange Brigade
We Happy Few

Camera Direction in a Game Engine

A Way Out
Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Character Design

Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Hollow Knight
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World

Control Design, 2D or Limited 3D

Celeste
Dead Cells – WINNER
Guacamelee 2
NBA Live 19
Overcooked 2

Control Design, 3D

Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Hitman 2
Just Cause 4
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Control Design, VR

Arca’s Path
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Firewall Zero Hour
Moss – WINNER
The Inpatient

Control Precision

Celeste – WINNER
Dead Cells
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
NBA Live 19

Costume Design

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2 – WINNER
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Design, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2

Design, New IP

39 Days to Mars
Detroit: Become Human
Hollow Knight – WINNER
Into the Breach
Sea of Thieves

Direction in a Game Cinema

Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Lego DC Super-Villains
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2

Direction in Virtual Reality

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Firewall Zero Hour
The Inpatient
Moss – WINNER
Torn

Engineering

Detroit: Become Human
Fortnite Battle Royale
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man – WINNER

Game, Classic Revival

de Blob
Pokemon: Let’s Go
Shadow of the Colossus – WINNER
Spyro Reignited Trilogy
Yakuza Kiwami 2

Game, eSports

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Fortnite Battle Royale – WINNER
Overwatch
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Game, Franchise Action

Battlefield V
Far Cry 5
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise
Guacamelee 2
Marvel’s Spider-Man – WINNER

Game, Franchise Adventure

God of War – WINNER
Hitman 2
Just Cause 4
Red Dead Redemption 2
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

Game, Franchise Family

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Detective Pikachu
Lego DC Super-Villains
Overcooked 2
Super Mario Party – WINNER

Game, Franchise Fighting

Dragon Ball FighterZ – WINNER
Soul Calibur VI
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
UFC 3

Game, Franchise Racing

F1 2018
Forza Horizon 4 – WINNER
NASCAR Heat 3
The Crew 2

Game, Franchise Role Playing

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Valkyria Chronicles 4 – WINNER
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Game, Franchise Sports

FIFA 19
Mario Tennis Aces
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
Super Mega Baseball 2 – WINNER
The Golf Club 2019

Game, Music or Performance-Based

Beat Saber – WINNER
Floor Kids
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Game, Original Action

A Way Out – WINNER
Below
Dead Cells
Hollow Knight
Sea of Thieves

Game, Original Adventure

Detroit: Become Human
Florence
Light Fall
Strange Brigade
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories – WINNER

Game, Original Family

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Minit
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Wandersong
Yoku’s Island Express – WINNER

Game, Original Fighting

Brawlout – WINNER
Fighting EX Layer
Way of the Passive Fist

Game, Original Racing

Desert Child
Onrush – WINNER
Wreckfest

Game, Original Role Playing

Ashen
Octopath Traveler
Vampyr – WINNER

Game, Original Sports

Laser League – WINNER
Regular Human Basketball
Sports Party

Game, Puzzle

39 Days to Mars
Far: Lone Sails
Return of the Obra Dinn
Tetris Effect – WINNER
Unravel Two

Game, Simulation

Frostpunk
House Flipper
Jurassic World Evolution – WINNER
Two Point Hospital

Game, Special Class

Florence
Knowledge is Power: Decades
Nintendo Labo – WINNER
Shadow’s Edge
The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Game, Strategy

Artifact
BattleTech
Into the Breach
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – WINNER
The Banner Saga 3

Graphics, Technical

Detroit: Become Human
Forza Horizon 4
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Tetris Effect

Lighting/Texturing

Detroit: Become Human
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Original Dramatic Score, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth

Original Dramatic Score, New IP

A Way Out
Dauntless
Detroit: Become Human – WINNER
Kingdom Craft
Vampyr

Original Light Mix Score, Franchise

Forza Horizon 4
Mega Man 11
Red Dead Redemption 2
Tetris Effect – WINNER
Valkyria Chronicles 4

Original Light Mix Score, New IP

Ashen
Dead Cells
Gris
Into the Breach
Octopath Traveler – WINNER

Performance in a Comedy, Lead

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – Jeremy Shada as “Finn”
Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion – John DiMaggio as “Jake” – WINNER
STONE – Ethan Watson as “Stone”

Performance in a Comedy, Supporting

Lego DC Super-Villains – Tara Strong as “Harley Quinn” – WINNER
STONE – Nicholas Richards as “Les”
STONE – Noelle Faulkner as “Cockie”

Performance in a Drama, Lead

Detroit: Become Human – Valorie Curry as “Kara”
God of War – Christopher Judge as “Kratos” – WINNER
God of War – Sunny Suljic as “Atreus”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Yuri Lowenthal as “Peter”
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Roger Clark as “Arthur”

Performance in a Drama, Supporting

Detroit: Become Human – Clancy Brown as “Hank”
God of War – Jeremy Davies as “The Stranger”
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Laura Bailey as “Mary Jane” – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man – William Salyers as “Otto”
Red Dead Redemption 2 – Alex McKenna as “Sadie”

Performance in a Sports Game

FIFA 19 – Adetomiwa Edun – WINNER
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 – Peter Drury and Jim Beglin
UFC 3 – Jon Anik

Song Collection

Desert Child
Forza Horizon 4 – WINNER
NBA 2K19
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight
STONE

Song, Original or Adapted

Battle through the Heaven – “Waiting”
Desert Child – “Love is Here”
Far Cry 5 – “Help Me Faith”
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories – “The Missing” – WINNER
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine – “White Rider”

Sound Editing in a Game Cinema

Attack on Titan 2
Detroit: Become Human
Forza Horizon 4
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man

Sound Effects

God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Subnautica

Sound Mixing in Virtual Reality

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber – WINNER
Firewall Zero Hour
Moss
The Inpatient

Use of Sound, Franchise

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Battlefield V
God of War
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider – WINNER

Use of Sound, New IP

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Detroit: Become Human – WINNER
Light Fall
Vampyr
We Happy Few

Writing in a Comedy

39 Days to Mars
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise – WINNER
Lego DC Super-Villains
Pit People
The Jackbox Party Pack 5

Writing in a Drama

A Way Out
Batman: The Enemy Within
God of War – WINNER
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Remothered: Tormented Fathers
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine

TALLY BY GAME

16 God of War
03 Marvel’s Spider-Man
03 Detroit: Become Human
02 The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories
02 Tetris Effect
02 Red Dead Redemption 2
02 Moss
02 Forza Horizon 4
02 Beat Saber

TALLY BY DEVELOPER

16 SIE Santa Monica Studio
03 Quantic Dream SA
03 Insomniac Games, Inc.
02 White Owls Inc.
02 Rockstar
02 Polyarc, Inc.
02 Playground Games Ltd
02 Monstars Inc., Resonair Inc.
02 Hyperbolic Magnetism

TALLY BY PUBLISHER

23 Sony Interactive Entertainment
03 Nintendo
02 SEGA
02 Rockstar Games, Inc.
02 Polyarc, Inc.
02 Microsoft Studios
02 Hyperbolic Magnetism
02 Enhance Games
02 Electronic Arts, Inc.
02 Arc System Works Co., Ltd.

 

 

 

Justin Oneil
One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.
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Justin Oneil

One of Head Writers and PR here on ThisGenGaming.com. I've been playing games for over 20 years now and play everything from AAA blockbusters to Indie games. You can find me on all the current consoles and on my twitter account.