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Gamescom Award 2018: ‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’ Scores Double Win

Ori and the Will of the Wisps
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Gamescom Award 2018: ‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’ Scores Double Win

The Gamescom computer and video games industry confab is underway in Cologne, and has unveiled the 2018 award winners. More than 100 submissions were received at the awards office, managed by the Digital Game Culture Foundation, for eleven genre and five platform categories.

Microsoft’s challenging puzzle platformer Ori and the Will of the Wisps took two category prizes: Best Console Game – Microsoft Xbox One, and Best Puzzle/Skill Game. Microsoft scored a third win with Forza Horizon 4 taking Best Racing Game. Activision Blizzard also received three awards for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Best Action Game), Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Best Social/Online Game) and Destiny 2: Forsaken (Best Add-On/DLC). Koch Media and Nintendo both scored in two categories each.

The best in show prize will be determined by jury and announced on Saturday, August 25.

The 2018 Gamescom Award category winners are:

Best Action Game
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision Blizzard)

Best Add-on/DLC
Destiny 2: Forsaken (Activision Blizzard)

Best Casual Game
Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Family Game
Super Mario Party (Nintendo)

Best Puzzle/Skill Game
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)

Best Racing Game
Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)

Best Role Playing Game
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Simulation Game
Landwirtschafts-Simulator 19 (astragon Entertainment)

Best Social/Online Game
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard)

Best Sports Game
FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)

Best Strategy Game
Total War: Three Kingdoms (Koch Media)

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4
Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)

Best PC Game
Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)

Best Mobile Game
Shadowgun War Games (MADFINGER Games)

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