Gamescom has finally revealed the list of nominees for its annual award. Elden Ring, an upcoming action RPG developed by FromSoftware, leads the list with five nominations.

Elden Ring

Elden Ring is followed by Halo Infinite and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, with both of them being nominated in three categories.

It is worth noting that the list of the nominees only includes games that will be presented or shown during the event. Other categories include awards for the best announcement, best lineup, best trailer, best streamer, and a special Heart of Gaming award.

Gamescom 2021 will be held online from August 25 to August 27. Around 30 games will be presented during the Opening Night Live.

Best Microsoft Xbox Game

  • Elden Ring
  • Far Cry 6
  • Halo Infinite

Best Nintendo Switch Game

  • Just Dance 2022
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Best PC Game

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Elden Ring
  • Syberia: The World Before

Best Sony PlayStation Game

  • Elden Ring
  • Tales of Arise
  • The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Elden Ring
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • Syberia: The World Before

Best Action Game

  • Far Cry 6
  • Halo Infinite
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction

Best Family Game

  • Just Dance 2022
  • Run Prop, Run!
  • Super Dungeon Maker

Best Indie Game

  • Dorfromantik
  • Inua
  • Lost in Random

Best Role Playing Game

  • Elden Ring
  • Encased
  • Tales of Arise

Best Simulation Game

  • Climber: Sky is the Limit
  • Farming Simulator 22
  • Undisclosed Title (?)

Best Sports Game

  • Climber: Sky is the Limit
  • FIFA 22
  • Riders Republic

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Company of Heroes 3
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Halo Infinite
  • Riders Republic
  • The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Black Desert Online
  • Endzone — A World Apart: Prosperity

Most Original Game

  • Dice Legacy
  • Riders Republic
  • ERRORbane

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