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gamescom award 2015 nominees announced

Gamescom-logoThe European gamescom 2015 festivities are just about to begin, so this morning the nominees for the gamescom award 2015 were revealed.

There was nearly 175 entries in 17 categories this year, and the nominee list certainly looks pretty solid as you can see below. Fans can grab the official Google Play app to vote for their favorite in the "gamescom Most Wanted Consumer" category.

Check out the nominees and press release below, and stay tuned for the results towards the end of the week. Gamescom runs from August 5th – 9th in Cologne, Germany.

The excitement is rising in the gamescom award 2015: The international expert jury has announced the nominees for the most popular award of the European computer and video games industry. In total, the award office, run by the foundation Digitale Spielekultur, received 174 entries for the competition. The expert panel selected from among them the finalists in 17 categories. They are all in the running for the gamescom award 2015 title.

Next Monday, the voting for the public award also begins. Because in addition to the chance of winning one of the jury categories, all of the finalists additionally have the opportunity to claim a public award. From 3 August onwards, interested gaming fans can submit their vote for the "gamescom Most Wanted Consumer" award via the official gamescom app. Click here to vote from 3 August onwards:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.insideguidance.gamescom&hl=en

On Friday 7 August 2015, starting at 6:00 p.m. on the Let's play meets gamescom podium in Hall 10.1 it's then 'and the winners are…'. This is also where the winner in the most coveted 'best of gamescom' category, selected by the expert jury, will be announced. Only a game that has also won a category can claim the 'best of gamescom Award'.

These are the nominees for the gamescom award 2015:

Best Console Game Sony Playstation

  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Uncharted 4
  • Unravel

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox

  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii

  • LEGO Marvel Avengers
  • Skylanders SuperChargers
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best PC Game

  • Anno 2205
  • Call of Duty – Black Ops 3
  • Dark Souls 3
  • Mad Max
  • Star Wars Battlefront

Best Mobile Game (incl. Handheld, iOS, Android, Windows)

  • The Airbender
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
  • Torchlight Mobile

Best Role Playing Game

  • Dark Souls 3
  • Dragon Quest Heroes
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best Racing Game

  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Need for Speed
  • Skylanders SuperChargers

Best Action Game

  • Mad Max
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Uncharted 4
  • Until Dawn

Best Simulation Game

  • Anno 2205
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Grand Ages: Medieval

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 16
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
  • PES 2016

Best Family Game

  • Guitar Hero Live
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • Dragon Quest Heroes
  • Skylanders SuperChargers
  • Super Mario Maker

Best Strategy Game

  • Anno 2205
  • Crookz – The Big Heist
  • Unravel

Best Social / Casual / Online Game

  • Guitar Hero Live
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
  • Super Mario Maker

Best Online Multiplayer Game

  • Battleborn
  • Call of Duty – Black Ops 3
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral)

  • Guitar Hero Live
  • HTC Vive
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

Responsible for the content of the press release is the award office.