Rockstar’s smash hit Western Red Dead Redemption 2 won the most awards, riding home with four. The sprawling adventure won best narrative, best performance for Roger Clarke as Arthur Morgan, best music for Woody Jackson and Daniel Lanois’ score and best audio.
Indie gem Celeste won two for best independent game and the Game for Impact award. And battle royale phenomenon Fortnite also took two with best ongoing game and best multiplayer.
The Game Awards, organised and hosted by Geoff Keighley, is now in its fifth year and has become a key date on the gaming calendar. As well as handing out awards for the best achievements in the industry across the year, the show has become a hotbed for new game announcements and trailers. This year saw games such as Dragon Age 4, Far Cry: New Age and The Outer Worlds all revealed for the first time. We had the chance to see Ubisoft’s Far Cry: New Dawn in action ahead of the announcement with our Far Cry: New Dawn first-look preview and interview.