New York Game Awards: And the Nominees are…

By JD on January 3, 2019 Gaming News with No Comments
8th Annual New York Game Awards  

The 8th Annual New York Game Awards are just around the corner and the New York Videogame Critics Circle has announced the nominees for each category. This year’s prestigious event will be held at the SVA Theatre in New York City on January 22nd and will be hosted by comedian Trevor Noah.

So, which games have a chance at bringing home the trophies this year? Here are your nominees:


8th Annual New York Game Awards Nominees

Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year



Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game


Other nominees: Nintendo Labo Variety Pack


Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best Virtual Reality Game


Other nominees: Fire Escape


Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game



Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game



Statue of Liberty Award for Best World



Herman Melville Award for Best Writing



Raging Bull Award for Best Fighting Game



Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake


Other nominees: Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 Collection, SNK 40th Anniversary Collections


Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game

  • Christopher Judge as Kratos in God of War
  • Sunny Suljic as Atreus in God of War
  • Laura Bailey as MJ Watson in Spider-Man
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Cali Elizabeth Moore as Abigail Roberts in Red Dead Redemption 2

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

  • Alto’s Odyssey
  • Death Road to Canada
  • Florence
  • Part Time UFO
  • Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition
  • Homo Machina
  • Dx2 Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation

And those were the nominees. The winners will be announced at the actual event. The New York Game Awards will also honor Jade Raymond, co-creator of the Assassin’s Creed franchise and founder of both EA Motive and Ubisoft Toronto, with the Andrew Yoon Legend Award. Raymond will be the first woman to receive this honor.

Tickets are on sale now for the event, but those of us who can’t make it to the event can also tune in to Twitch to watch the awards night starting at 8PM EST/1AM UK.

Which games are you rooting for? Tell us in the comments below.


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