Here Are the Game Awards 2023 GOTY Nominees, but Xbox Might Fans Look Away!

Published 11/13/2023, 1:10 PM EST

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The day every gaming fan was waiting for is finally here! The Game Awards 2023 and Geoff Keighley came forward with this year’s nominees. And the list of nominees is truly a roller coaster of emotions for many fans. While some heavy-weight titles failed to get nominated, some newcomers have stolen the show.

The list of nominations has piqued fans’ interest for the final event on December 7, streaming live from the Peacock Theater. If you want to find the full list of Game of the Year nominees, look no further. But a fair warning, Xbox fans look away!

Game of the Year nominees for The Game Awards 2023


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This year’s Game of the Year nominees have surprisingly been further entries in franchises. The complete list of nominees is as follows:

  1. Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment)
  2. Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  3. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games)
  4. Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  5. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Examining the list closely, Nintendo has emerged as a forerunner as two of their titles have entered the list. Furthermore, they also became the most nominated publisher in 2023 with 15 nominations across various categories. PlayStation is running a close second with 13 nominations, along with Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 entering the GOTY 2023 race.


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Unfortunately, fans expecting the Xbox-exclusive Starfield to make Game Awards 2023 this list will be disappointed. It looks like Starfield failed to impress the jury as it was only nominated for a single category – Best RPG game.

But as a publisher, Xbox has succeeded in getting 10 nominations across various categories. However, there are some other games which impressed the fans.


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Alan Wake 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 emerge as a force to be reckoned with

Among all the releases in 2023 so far, Alan Wake 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 impressed fans the most. Due to this, they were one of the highest-picked titles across categories. Alan Wake 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 both managed to bag 8 nominations. This nomination speaks volumes about how winning the hearts of the public is the key to victory.


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On the other hand, the devs at Xbox will be looking at what went wrong. They probably would be back at the drawing board and planning their future steps. With studios like Activision and Bethesda under their belt, Xbox is expected to bounce back quickly. However, they have failed to enter the GOTY contention for The Game Awards 2023.

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Ajitesh Rawat


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Ajitesh is an eSports Content Analyst and a seasoned writer with a passion for gaming. Earlier, he worked as a developer of Zomob Games in a Singapore-based Studio. With a remarkable portfolio of over 700 articles, Ajitesh has emerged as a versatile and dedicated writer.
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