The nominees for the Game Awards 2021 revealed, Deathloop leads the nominations

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The Game Awards today announced its list of nominees for the 2021 event. The show, which goes live on December 9 from the Microsoft Theater.

The nominees for this year’s game are:

  • Deathloop
  • It takes two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Psychonauts 2

Out of all the nominated games, Deathloop leads with eight, including Game of the Year, Best Story and Best Performance (Jason E. Kelley and Ozioma Akagha are nominated separately for their performances as the main characters Colt and Julianna). Other multi-nominated games include It Takes Two, Psychonauts 2, Returnal and Life is Strange: True Colors.

The Innovation in Accessibility Award, which debuted last year, returns with the Games for Impact Award. The nominated Best Performance is a rather diverse bunch, where the performances of the aforementioned Kelly and Akagha, Erika Mori from True Colors, Giancarlo Esposito from Far Cry 6, Maggie Robertson from Village are honored.

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Fans can vote in all categories via the Game Awards website. They can also vote for “Best Esports Team” via Game Awards’ Twitter DMs and Discord. See a complete list of the nominees and cast your vote here.

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