Gamescom Awards 2015 nominees: ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ top scores

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Gamescom 2015 is slowly drawing upon us, and we’re just over two days until the expo opens its doors to the public. Even so, we’re heard some big news coming from Cologne already, including the likes of Sony not making the trip.

Digitale Spielekultur, Gamescom organiser, has also announced its list of candidates for its annual Gamescom Awards, which sees them hand out accolades to some of the best titles in their respective genres and fields.

While many may cite a few omissions from this year’s roster, there are some games that are performing well above expectations, including Guitar Hero Live and Skylanders SuperChargers.

Other than that, Square Enix’s best kept secret Final Fantasy XV, and EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront are two games that seem to be appearing more often than most. Konami’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is also thrown in for good measure.

Have a look at the full list of nominees below.

Note: bolded titles indicate multiple nominations.

Best Console Game for Sony PlayStation

Final Fantasy XV (three nominations)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (three nominations)
Star Wars: Battlefront (four nominations)
Uncharted 4 (two nominations)
Unravel (two nominations)

Best Console Game for Microsoft Xbox

Final Fantasy XV
Halo 5: Guardians (two nominations)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (two nominations)
Tom Clancy’s The Division (two nominations)

Best Console Game for Nintendo Wii

LEGO Marvel Avengers
Skylanders SuperChargers (two nominations)
Super Mario Maker (three nominations)
Xenoblade Chronicles X (two nominations)

Best PC Game

Anno 2205 (three nominations)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (two nominations)
Dark Souls 3 (two nominations)
Mad Max (two nominations)
Star Wars: Battlefront

Best Mobile Game (includes handhelds, iOS, Android and Windows)

The Airbender
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
Torchlight Mobile

Best RPG

Dark Souls 3
Dragon Quest Heroes
Final Fantasy XV
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best Racing Game

Forza Motorsport 6
Need for Speed
Skylanders SuperChargers

Best Action Game

Mad Max
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Star Wars: Battlefront
Uncharted 4
Until Dawn

Best Simulator

Anno 2205
Forza Motorsport 6
Grand Ages: Medieval

Best Sports Game

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
PES 2016

Best Family Game

Guitar Hero Live (three nominations, including hardware)
LEGO Dimensions
Dragon Quest Heroes
Skylanders SuperChargers
Super Mario Maker

Best Strategy Game

Anno 2205
Crookz – The Big Heist

Best Social, Casual or Online Game

Guitar Hero Live
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Super Mario Maker

Best Online Multiplayer Game

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
Halo 5: Guardians
Star Wars: Battlefront
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Hardware and/or Peripherals

Guitar Hero Live
HTC Vive
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

Are there any games you feel have been left out in the cold this year? Are there any that you believe shouldn’t even feature? Let us know in the comments section below.



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