The list of games nominated for each category were revealed today.
Resident Evil 2

It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing color. Thoughts of delicious turkey start to fill the minds of Americans. And the nominations for the upcoming Game Awards are revealed. Though the winners won't be revealed until the show itself takes place on December 12 across all sorts of streaming services.

At least you can get a few weeks of complaining in before the show airs and the winners are announced. "What?! How could Death Stranding be nominated for nine categories?" "What do you mean Control has eight nominations while my favorite game got snubbed?" "Collusion! Collusion! Collusion!" At least save the hot takes until after I get through the full list of nominees?

If you really want, you can head on over to the official Game Awards website to cast your vote for who you think will win. I mean, your vote doesn't actually help determine the winners, but it might make you feel good about yourself.

The list below includes most everything except for the esports stuff.

Game of the Year
Control
Death Stranding
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Resident Evil 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The Outer Worlds

Best Game Direction
Control
Death Stranding
Resident Evil 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Outer Wilds

Best Narrative
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Control
Death Stranding
Disco Elysium
The Outer Worlds

Best Art Direction
Control
Death Stranding
Gris
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Best Score/Music
Cadence of Hyrule
Death Stranding
Devil May Cry 5
Kingdom Hearts 3
Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Audio Design
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Control
Death Stranding
Gears 5
Resident Evil 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Performance
Ashly Burch - Parvatai Holcomb in The Outer Worlds
Courtney Hope - Jesse Faden in Control
Laura Bailey - Kait Diaz in Gears 5
Mads Mikkelsen - Cliff in Death Stranding
Matthew Porretta - Dr. Casper Darling in Control
Norman Reedus - Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding

Best Action Game
Apex Legends
Astral Chain
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Devil May Cry 5
Gears 5
Metro Exodus

Best Action/Adventure Game
Borderlands 3
Control
Death Stranding
Resident Evil 2
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best RPG
Disco Elysium
Final Fantasy XIV
Kingdom Hearts 3
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
The Outer Worlds

Best Fighting Game
Dead or Alive 6
Jump Force
Mortal Kombat 11
Samurai Shodown
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best Family Game
Luigi's Mansion 3
Ring Fit Adventure
Super Mario Maker 2
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi's Crafted World

Best Strategy Game
Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Anno 1800
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Total War: Three Kingdoms
Tropico 6
Wargroove

Best Sports/Racing Game
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Dirt Rally 2
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
F1 2019
FIFA 20

Best Multiplayer Game
Apex Legends
Borderlands 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Tetris 99
Tom Clancy's The Division 2

Fresh Indie Game Studio
ZA/UM for Disco Elysium
Nomada Studio for Gris
DeadToast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro
Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds
Mega Crit for Slay the Spire
House House for Untitled Goose Game

Games for Impact
Concrete Genie
Gris
Kind Words
Life is Strange 2
Sea of Solitude

Best Ongoing Game
Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Final Fantasy XIV
Fortnite
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best Independent Game
Baba Is You
Disco Elysium
Katana Zero
Outer Wilds
Untitled Goose Game

Best Mobile Game
Call of Duty: Mobile
Grindstone
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sky: Children of Light
What the Golf?

Best Community Support
Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Final Fantasy XIV
Fortnite
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best VR/AR Game
Asgard's Wrath
Blood & Truth
Beat Saber
No Man's Sky
Trover Saves the Universe