God of War Wins Game of the Year at New York Game Awards, RDR2 Wins Best World and Writing

The New York Videogame Critics Circle announced the winners of this year's Videogame Awards, celebrated yesterday evening at the SVA Theatre in the Big Apple.

According to the organizers, the event was viewed by over 400K users via Twitch. You can now watch the recording at this address.

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God of War won the Game of the Year award, keeping up with the trend started at The Game Awards 2018. Sony Santa Monica's game also received the award for Best Acting in a Game, directed to the performance of Christopher Judge as Kratos.

However, two other games won two awards each. The first one is Rockstar's Western epic, Red Dead Redemption 2, which prevailed in the Best World and Best Writing categories - and it's hard to disagree with the New York Videogame Critics Circle on that count. Lastly, Tetris Effect won the awards for Best VR game and Best Music.

You can read the full list of winners below.

  • Big Apple Award for Best Game of the YearGod of War
  • Andrew Yoon Legend Award: Jade Raymond, Assassin’s Creed franchise co-creator and founder of EA Motive and Ubisoft Toronto studios
  • Statue of Liberty Award for Best World: Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Herman Melville Award for Best WritingRed Dead Redemption 2
  • Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best Virtual Reality GameTetris Effect
  • Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game: Tetris Effect
  • Raging Bull Award for Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids GameNintendo Labo Variety Pack
  • A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game: Florence
  • Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game: Dead Cells
  • Freedom Tower Award for Best RemakeShadow of the Colossus
  • Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game: Christopher Judge as Kratos in God of War
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