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Baldur's Gate 3 leads New York Games Awards 2024 nominations

The nominees for the New York Game Awards 2024 were announced yesterday, with Baldur’s Gate 3 taking six nominations.

Larian Studios’ title was nominated in five categories, including Best Game of the Year, Best Writing, Best World, and Best Music. The game received two nominations in the Best Acting category, for Amelia Tyler as the Narrator and Neil Newbon as Astarion.

Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake 2 saw nominations across the same five categories, with Melanie Liburd receiving a nomination for her performance as Saga Anderson.

Cyberpunk 2077’s DLC Phantom Liberty also received five nominations, appearing in both Game of the Year and Best DLC, with Idris Elba included in the nominations for Best Acting as Solomon Reed.

Starfield and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom scooped up three nominations each, both appearing in the Game of the Year category. Starfield was also nominated for Best World and Best Writing, while Zelda saw nominations for Best Music and Best Kids Game.

Best Indie Game nominees included A Space For The Unbound, Chants of Sennaar, Pizza Tower, Sea of Stars, and A Space of the Unbound. Meanwhile, titles such as Slay the Princess and American Arcadia were highlighted in the Best Hidden Gem category.

The work of games journalists were also in the spotlight, including a nomination for‘s Brendan Sinclair.

Here are the full list of nominees for the New York Game Awards 2024:

Best Game of the Year

Alan Wake 2
Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
Baldur’s Gate 3
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Hi-Fi Rush
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Best Indie Game

A Space for the Unbound
Chants of Sennaar
El Paso Elsewhere
Pizza Tower
Sea of Stars
The Talos Principle 2

Best Writing in a Game

Alan Wake 2
Baldur’s Gate 3
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Thirsty Suitors

Best World

Alan Wake 2
Baldur’s Gate 3
Chants of Sennaar
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Final Fantasy 16
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Best Music in a Game

Alan Wake 2
Baldur’s Gate 3
Final Fantasy 16
Hi-Fi Rush
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Acting in a Game

Amelia Tyler as The Narrator in Baldur’s Gate 3
Ben Starr as Clive Rosfield in Final Fantasy 16
Elizabeth Saydah as Riley in Oxenfree 2: Lost Signals
Idris Elba as Solomon Reed in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Melanie Liburd as Saga Anderson in Alan Wake 2
Neil Newbon as Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3

Best AR/VR Game

Asgard’s Wrath 2
Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR
Body of Mine
Horizon: Call of the Mountain
We Are One

Best Kids Game

Disney Illusion Island
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
Pikmin 4
Super Mario Bro. Wonder
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Mobile Game

Hello Kitty Island Adventure
Honkai: Star Rail
Kimono Cats
Laya’s Horizon
Monster Hunter Now
Terra Nil

Best Remake

Dead Space
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Metroid Prime Remastered
Resident Evil 4
Star Ocean: The Second Story
Super Mario RPG

Best Esports Player of the Year

Alexis ‘Zen’ Bernier (Team Vitality) – Rocket League
Arslan ‘Arslan Ash’ Siddique (Twisted Minds/Red Bull eSports) – Tekken 7
Choi ‘Zeus’ Woo-je (T1) – League of Legends
Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-Hyeok (T1) – League of Legends
Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut (Team Vitality) – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Paco ‘HyDra’ Rusiewiez (New York Subliners) – Call of Duty

Best Hidden Gem

9 Years of Shadow
American Arcadia
Conrad Stevenson’s Paranormal P.I.
Outer Terror
Slay the Princess

Best DLC

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania
God of War Ragnarök: Valhalla
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores
Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways
Vampire Survivors: Co-op Mode

Best Games Journalism

Andrea Long Chu, Vulture
Blessing Adeoye Jr., Kinda Funny Games
Brendan Sinclair,
Ed Smith, PCGamesN/Bullet Points Monthly
Hanif Abdurraqib, The Paris Review
Nicole Carpenter, Polygon
Reid McCarter, Bullet Points Monthly

The 13th annual New York Game Awards will take place on January 23, 2024 at the SVA Theatre.

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