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Video Game Award Nominations 2016

Welcome to the annual Gamerheadquarters Video Game Awards where we kick things off with our nominations. These include multiple categories in gaming featuring the best titles of the year. Firstly, I should mention that we have a Fan Favorite Award that can voted on from the link below or just continue down to view the nominations. We've slightly altered the categories for the awards feeling this best represents gaming in 2016. The final awards area of the site will go live on December 17, 2016 featuring the winners for this year along with a fancy set of awards. Check out the nominations below and be sure to share around!

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View the Winners! (Coming December 17)


Game of the Year
-Uncharted 4: A Thief's End; Gears of War 4, King's Quest, Quantum Break and Dishonored 2


Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game of the Year
Gears of War 4 Game of the Year
King's Quest Game of the Year
Quantum Break Game of the Year
Dishonored 2 Game of the Year


Indie Game of the Year
-Firewatch; Anarcute, Superhot, Stardew Valley, Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor, Salt and Sanctuary


Firewatch Game of the Year
Anarcute Game of the Year
Superhot Game of the Year
Stardew Valley Game of the Year
Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor Game of the Year
Salt and Sanctuary Game of the Year


Story of the Year
-Uncharted 4; Gears of War 4, Quantum Break, King's Quest, Batman: The Telltale Series and The Turing Test


Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game of the Year
Gears of War 4 Game of the Year
Quantum Break Game of the Year
King's Quest Game of the Year
Batman: The Telltale Series Game of the Year
The Turing Test Game of the Year


Shooter Game of the Year
-Gears of War 4; Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Overwatch


Gears of War 4 Game of the Year
Titanfall 2 Game of the Year
Battlefield 1 Game of the Year
Overwatch Game of the Year


Co-op Game of the Year
-Gears of War 4; Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, Forza Horizon 3, Killing Floor 2, Overcooked


Gears of War 4 Game of the Year
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 3 Game of the Year
Killing Floor 2 Game of the Year
Overcooked Game of the Year


Best Non Series Game of the Year
-Quantum Break, The Turing Test, Unravel, Inside


Quantum Break Game of the Year
Unravel Game of the Year
The Turing Test Game of the Year
Inside Game of the Year


Best in a Series Game of the Year
-Gears of War 4; Uncharted 4, Dishonored 2


Gears of War 4 Game of the Year
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game of the Year
Dishonored 2 Game of the Year
Titanfall 2 Game of the Year
Watchdogs 2 Game of the Year
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Game of the Year


Best Environments in a Game
-Uncharted 4; Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Hitman: Episodic Series, Abzu, Unravel and Battlefield 1


Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Game of the Year
Hitman: Episodic Series Game of the Year
Abzu Game of the Year
Unravel Game of the Year
Battlefield 1 Game of the Year


Best New Character in a Game
-Yarney (Unravel)
-Joule (ReCore)
-Ava Turing (The Turing Test)
-Kait (Gears of War 4)
-Tracer (Overwatch)
-Jack Joyce (Quantum Break)

Favorite Returning Character in a Game
-Marcus Fenix (Gears of War 4)
-Graham (King's Quest)
-Nathan Drake (Uncharted 4)
-Faith (Mirror's Edge: Catalyst)

Xbox Exclusive of the Year
-Gears of War 4; Forza Horizon 3, Quantum Break and Dead Rising 4


Gears of War 4 Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 3 Game of the Year
Quantum Break Game of the Year
Dead Rising 4 Game of the Year


Playstation Exclusive of the Year
-Uncharted 4; Dragon Quest Builders, Ratchet and Clank


Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Game of the Year
Dragon Quest Builders Game of the Year
Ratchet and Clank Game of the Year


PC Exclusive of the Year
-Civilization VI; Stardew Valley, Shardlight, Black Desert Online and Planet Coaster


Civilization VI Game of the Year
Stardew Valley Game of the Year
Shardlight Game of the Year
Black Desert Online Game of the Year
Planet Coaster Game of the Year


Digital Game of the Year
-Firewatch; King's Quest, Salt and Sanctuary, Inside, The Turing Test, Abzu and Unravel


Firewatch Game of the Year
King's Quest Game of the Year
Salt and Sanctuary Game of the Year
Inside Game of the Year
The Turing Test Game of the Year
Abzu Game of the Year
Unravel Game of the Year


Remake of the Year -Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Game of the Year
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Game of the Year
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour Game of the Year

DLC of the Year
-The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
-Fallout 4: Nuka World
-Fallout 4: Far Harbor
-Star Wars Battlefront: Bespin

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC of the Year
Fallout 4: Nuka World DLC of the Year
Fallout 4: Far Harbor DLC of the Year
Star Wars Battlefront: Bespin DLC of the Year

Mobile Game of the Year
-Pokemon GO; Vikings: An Archer's Journey, Batman: Arkham Underworld


Pokemon GO Game of the Year
Vikings: An Archer's Journey Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham Underworld Game of the Year
Warbits Game of the Year


Early Access Game of the Year
-H1Z1: King of the Kill; We Happy Few, Golf with Your Friends


H1Z1: King of the Kill Game of the Year
We Happy Few Game of the Year
Golf with Your Friends Game of the Year
Slime Rancher Game of the Year
Day of Infamy Game of the Year


Fan Favorite Voting VOTE HERE

Other things to note: Early Access titles cannot be awarded multiple years and remasters cannot qualify for any other categories aside from the remake one. Games must have released or finished within the year to be included, this is mostly for episodic titles as they can only qualify in the year they conclude. We feel these nominations cover a variety of titles and display the best of the year, hoped you might have even come across a gem you missed in the year.

Nominations by: Jason Stettner
@Skycaptin5

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner
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