Resident Evil 4, Baldur’s Gate 3 top Game of the Year nominees list

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As the year comes to a close, the nominees for Game of the Year at the 2023 Game Awards have been revealed with Baldur’s Gate 3, Resident Evil 4, and Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom being among the favorites.

With the date of The Game Awards quickly approaching, anticipation is growing as gamers all over the world predict whether their favorite games will win anything. To further add to the excitement, the nominations for this year’s Game of the Year have been released. 2023 has seen major releases non-stop, so competition is fierce.

While most of the nominees for this year’s Game of the Year category award were expected, some omissions have certainly taken many fans by surprise. Here’s the full list of candidates

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What games are nominated for Game of the Year 2023?

Here are all the candidates for the 2023 Game Awards’ Game of the Year category:

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Although The Game Awards, like other award shows, has plenty of categories and just as many winners, the one winner most gamers care for the most is the Game of the Year. Last year, Elden Ring won this acclaimed award, and although no Soulslike game has been nominated this year, there are rumors of the Elden Ring DLC debuting at The Game Awards.

Although many of these nominations were to be expected, fans have been wondering why games like Final Fantasy 16, Starfield, and Hogwarts Legacy were not nominated. In contrast, some fans are also voicing their concerns over Resident Evil 4, a remake, securing a nomination over fully original games.

Who will win Game of the Year 2023?

Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 are the favorites to win Game of the Year honors at the 2023 Game Awards.

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Larian Studios’ hit game Baldur’s Gate 3 has been a critical and commercial success attracting both veterans of the series and novices alike. Not only has it received eight nominations this year, but it also already stole the show at the Golden Joystick Awards 2023.

Alongside Baldur’s Gate 3, Alan Wake 2 has also been nominated for eight different categories, making them both the most-nominated games of the show. Alan Wake 2 was released less than three weeks before the announcement of the Game of the Year nominees. The game has enjoyed rave reviews and has close proximity to the actual show, which could help it go over the edge.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

Hannan Mundia has been playing video games since he was just three years old. He loves everything about gaming, from RPGs to first-person shooters. He has sunk countless hours into Bethesda's popular RPGs, but his favorite game remains Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. His writing has also been featured on Fandom Spot, and you can follow him on Twitter / X at @zombiezomz.

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