Baldur’s Gate 3 Has a Shot at Winning Game of the Year With Its Awards and Nominations

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Baldur's Gate Won the Most Awards in The Golden Joystick (Photo from Larian Studios)

Baldur’s Gate 3 broke the internet with its high-quality graphics, fun gameplay, and intricate branching narrative. What’s more, players have acknowledged how great this game is, and now critics are doing the same. To properly understand how groundbreaking Baldur’s Gate has been, let’s look at the awards and nominations it received this year.

Baldur’s Gate at Golden Joystick Awards

The Golden Joystick Awards is claimed to be the longest-running public-voted game awards show worldwide. They nominated a myriad of games across their 23 categories this year. The winners were announced Nov. 10 in London, and Baldur’s Gate 3 took home most of the trophies.

In addition to this, Baldur’s Gate won the biggest award of the night, Ultimate Game of the Year, against The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.

Furthermore, it received four more awards.

  • Best Storytelling
  • Best Visual Design
  • Best Game Community
  • PC Game of the Year

It didn’t stop there. The team behind the game, Larian Studios, won Studio of the Year, and actor Neil Newbon won Best Supporting Performer for his role as Asterion in the game. All in all, Baldur’s Gate won a total of seven awards that night.

The creator of Baldur's Gate taking home a lot of trophies (Photo from Michael Douse)
Photo from Michael Douse

Nominations in the Game Awards

Nominees for Game of the Year (Photo from Game Awards)
Photo from Game Awards

With the Golden Joystick done, the next huge event would be the Game Awards. They announced their nominees the other day, with the entire list available here.

Moreover, Baldur’s Gate is the leading game in terms of nominations, alongside Alan Wake II. Here are the game’s nominations.

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Game Direction
  • Best Narrative
  • Best Score and Music
  • Best Performance (from Neil Newbon)
  • Best Community Support
  • Best RPG
  • Best Multiplayer.

With the Game Awards coming soon, people have debated which game deserves Game of the Year. Most of them claim that it’s Baldur’s Gate 3, hands down.

All in all, Baldur’s Gate is truly a force to be reckoned with. Even its 400,000 Steam reviews are all “Overwhelmingly Positive.” Thus, gamers shouldn’t miss out on this phenomenal game.

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