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Gamescom Awards 2021 winners announced

Posted on August 28, 2021 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Gamescom 2021 awards

Gamescom 2021 has drawn to a close, but we do have the winners to report on for this year’s awards.

Despite not actually having a presence at the event, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope managed to receive three nominations and was ultimately selected at the best Switch game. Another highlight is Lost in Random, which was determined to be the best indie title.

Below is the full list of winners for the 2021 Gamescom Awards:

Best Microsoft Xbox Game

– Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
– Far Cry 6, Ubisoft
– Halo Infinite, Microsoft

Best Nintendo Switch Game

– Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft
– Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best PC Game

– Age of Empires IV, Microsoft
– Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
– Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Sony PlayStation Game

– Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
– Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment
– The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Action Adventure Game

– Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
– Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft
– Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Action Game

– Far Cry 6, Ubisoft
– Halo Infinite, Microsoft
– Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, Ubisoft

Best Family Game

– Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft
– Run Prop, Run!, PlayTogether Studio
– Super Dungeon Maker, rokaplay

Best Indie Game

– Dorfromantik, Toukana Interactive
– Inua, Arte France
– Lost in Random, Electronic Arts

Best Role Playing Game

– Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment
– Encased, Koch Media
– Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Simulation Game

– Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio
– Farming Simulator 22, astragon Entertainment
– Park Beyond, Bandai Namco Europe / Limbic Entertainment

Best Sports Game

– Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio
– FIFA 22, Electronic Arts
– Riders Republic, Ubisoft

Best Strategy Game

– Age of Empires IV, Microsoft
– Company of Heroes 3, SEGA
– Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best Multiplayer Game

– Halo Infinite, Microsoft
– Riders Republic, Ubisoft
– The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Ongoing Game

– Apex Legends, Electronic Arts
– Black Desert Online, Pearl Abyss Corp.
– Endzone – A World Apart: Prosperity, Assemble Entertainment

Most Original Game

– Dice Legacy, Koch Media / DESTINYbit
– Riders Republic, Ubisoft
– tERRORbane, Whisper Interactive

Best Announcement

– Saints Row

(All announcements, reveals or premieres of Gamescom’s partners at Gamescom: Opening Night Live were eligible)

Best Lineup

– Bandai Namco

(All Gamescom partners having submitted to Gamescom Award 2021 were eligible)

Best of Gamescom

– Elden Ring

(All category winners of the category groups Genre and Platform were eligible for the main award Best of Gamescom)

Best Trailer

– Saints Row

(All trailers of Gamescom’s partners shown at Gamescom: Opening Night Live were eligible)


Gamescom 2021 ran between August 25 and August 27. The expo hopes to be back in-person next year, but no announcements have been made just yet.

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