The nominees for the Gamescom Awards 2018 have been revealed. Which games are in contention?

The nominees for the Gamescom Awards 2018 have been revealed. There are a total of 16 awards with no more than 3 entries being allowed for each category. With that in mind, there are a total of 31 games nominated all together. Marvel’s Spider-Man, one of the most anticipated games of the year, leads the way with 4 nominations. Life is Strange 2, F1 2018, Anno 1800 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider are close behind, with 3 nominations each.

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, Team Sonic Racing, LEGO DC Super-Villains, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Forza Horizon 4, Assassins’s Creed Odyssey, Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition each have 2 nominations.

Interestingly, Project Mephisto, a working title for the PS4 also makes an appearance.

Here’s the full list of nominees for the Gamescom Awards 2018:

Best Action Game

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Metro Exodus (Deep Silver)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision Blizzard)

Best Add-on/DLC

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Activision Blizzard)
  • State of Decay 2 Daybreak (Microsoft)

Best Casual Game

  • Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
  • Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)
  • Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Family Game

  • LEGO DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
  • Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
  • Super Mario Party (Nintedno)

Best Puzzle/Skill Game

  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
  • Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)

Best Racing Game

  • F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)
  • Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Role Playing Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix)

Best Simulation Game

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
  • F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)
  • Farming Simulator 19 (astragon Entertainment)

Best Social/Online Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard)
  • Dying Light Bad Blood (Techland)
  • Rend (Frostkeep Studios)

Best Sports Game

  • F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)
  • FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (Konami)

Best Strategy Game

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (Koch Media)

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
  • Project Mephisto (working title)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Ninteno Switch

  • LEGO DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
  • Starlink – Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)

Best PC Game

  • Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
  • Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Best Mobile Game

  • Hyperdrome (Travian Games)
  • Shadowgun War Games (Madfinger Games)

The winners will be decided by a panel of journalists and YouTubers on the 21st August, the first day of Gamescom 2018. Keep an eye out for our coverage of Gamescom 2018, where we’ll bring you the the event’s most interesting showcases.

Which games do you think will win? Which games do you want to win?

Update: See the winners of Gamescom Awards 2018 here.