Baldur’s Gate 3 crowned as Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2023

Baldur's Gate 3 takes home the prize for Game of the Year 2023 with multiple victories at the Game Awards 2023


Baldur’s Gate 3 crowned as Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2023

Image via: Larian Studios

The Game Awards is one of the most prestigious events in the gaming industry. It was started as a way to celebrate the industry’s achievements. However, it has quickly become a place for premiere gaming announcements and celebrity involvement. Players look forward to the annual Game of the Year award.

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2023 has been an excellent year for gaming, with incredible titles released yearly. This year’s edition of The Game Awards 2023 was broadcast live on December 7 from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The night was highly eventful, with many twists and turns and a celebrity appearance from Matthew McConaughey.

The fight for the Game of the Year Award 2023 was fierce, with many incredible titles released this year. The nominees were –

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Baldur’s Gate 3 wins the Game of the Year Award 2023

The Game Awards 2023 concluded with Baldur’s Gate 3 winning the Game of the Year 2023 prize. The night was incredibly successful for the game’s developers, Larian Studios.

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The gaming studio also won titles for Best RPG, Best Multiplayer, Best Community Support, and the Players’ Voice Award. Neil Newbon also won Best Performance for playing Astarion in the game.

Baldur's Gate 3 Game of the Year
Image via: Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3 is the much-anticipated RPG from Larian Studios, released 23 years after the second game in the series. It is based on the tabletop board game Dungeons & Dragons and employs a turn-based combat system that perfectly blends strategy and adaptability.

Larian Studios and Alan Wake 2 were tied for first place with eight different nominations across the various categories. The grand success of Baldur’s Gate 3 has surprised many, not because of a lack of quality but because the game is of a genre that generally does not have mass appeal. However, this series edition has attracted diehard and casual fans alike.

This isn’t the only achievement the game has achieved this year. Baldur’s Gate 3 also won Ultimate Game of the Year at the UK’s Golden Joystick Awards and six other categories at the same event.

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The game has an incredible 96 rating on Metacritic and over 22 million copies sold across all platforms. There is no doubt that Larian Studios deserves their outstanding achievement at this year’s The Game Awards.

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