Project Cars 3 and DIRT 5 nominated for gamescom awards

Project Cars 3 and DIRT 5 nominated for gamescom awards

The two games have been nominated as “Best Racing Game”. Project Cars 3 could also become “Best Simulation”.

Photo credit: Project Cars / Steam

The nominees for gamescom awards 2020 have been announced by the fair organizers on August 25 in an official press release. A jury consisting of international game journalists as well as content creators chose their favorites out of 140 submissions. While DIRT 5 and Project Cars 3 were nominated as best racing games, the latter is also a contender in another category. gamescom awards reward the best games and products being presented at the fair.

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For each of the 26 categories, the juries nominated three games. As “Best Racing Game”, the gamescom jury proposed DIRT 5, Codemasters’ next iteration of the popular off-road racer, which will hit the market on October 16.

The second nominee is Radical Relocation, a comic-style puzzle racer in which a sleepy neighborhood turns into an obstacle course for the player. The release of the game by Iceberg Interactive is scheduled for 2020. A demo is going to be available on Steam throughout gamescom week.

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Project Cars 3 rounds out the contenders in the “Best Racing Game” category. Its developer is Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game has launched on August 25 and received underwhelming reviews by the community. The game is mainly being criticized for switching its focus into the arcade direction. Find out more about Project Cars 3 in our Game Review:

Project Cars 3 nominated as “Best Simulation”

Nevertheless, Slightly Mad Studios’ racer is a “Best Simulation” nominee alongside Endzone – A World Apart (Assemble Entertainment) and Planet Coaster Console Edition (Frontier Development). The jury will announce the winners of both categories during the gamescom Best of Show on Sunday, August 30, at 8 PM CEST. Watch the show on gamescom’s content hub gamescom now.

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Full nominee list revealed

The winners of the following categories will be announced during Opening Night Live on Thursday, August 27, at 8 PM CEST.

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Grounded, Microsoft
  • The Medium, Bloober Team
  • Watch Dogs Legion, Ubisoft

Best Action Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft
  • Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED
  • Star Wars: Squadrons, Electronic Arts

Best Indie Game

  • Cris Tales, Modus Games
  • Curious Expedition 2, Maschinen-Mensch
  • The Medium, Bloober Team

Best Microsoft Xbox Game

  • Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED
  • Grounded, Microsoft
  • Tell Me Why, Microsoft

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Dual Universe, Novaquark Montreal
  • NBA 2K21, 2K
  • Operation: Tango, Clever Plays

Best Nintendo Switch Game

  • Black Book, Hypetrain Digital
  • Figment: Creed Valley, Bedtime Digital Games
  • Little Nightmares 2, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Sony PlayStation Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Ubisoft
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Activision
  • Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED

The winners of the following categories will be announced during gamescom: Best Of Show on Sunday, August 30 at 8 PM CEST.

Best Family Game

  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons, Modus Games
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Activision
  • KeyWe, Stonewheat & Sons

Best Ongoing Game

  • Borderlands 3, 2K
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare/Warzone, Activision
  • World of Tanks, Wargaming

Best PC Game

  • Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED
  • Humankind, Amplitude Studios & SEGA Europe
  • Tell Me Why, Microsoft

Best Racing Game

  • DIRT 5, Codemasters
  • Project CARS 3, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Radical Relocation, Iceberg Interactive

Best Remaster

  • Mafia: Definitive Edition, 2K
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Activision
  • XIII: Remake, astragon Entertainment

Best Role Playing Game

  • Cris Tales, Modus Games
  • Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED
  • Gamedec, Anshar Studios

Best Simulation

  • Endzone – A World Apart, Assemble Entertainment
  • Planet Coaster Console Edition, Frontier Development
  • Project CARS 3, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 21, Electronic Arts
  • NBA 2K21, 2K
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Activision

Best Strategy Game

  • Endzone – A World Apart, Assemble Entertainment
  • Humankind, Amplitude Studios & SEGA Europe
  • Iron Harvest, King Art Games

Most Original Game

  • Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED
  • Operation: Tango, Clever Plays
  • Voidtrain, Hypetrain Digital

Best Announcement

  • The jury will make its selection from all the game announcements, premieres and reveals presented during gamescom by the event’s partners.

Best Lineup

  • The jury will make its selection from all the gamescom partners.

Best of gamescom

  • The jury will choose the winner of the main prize, Best of gamescom, from all the category winners of the genre and platform categories.

Best Presentation / Trailer

  • The jury will make its selection from all the game presentations and trailers unveiled on gamescom now.

Best Show

  • gamescom fans will choose the winner from selected live streams, shows and gamescom specials.

Best Streamer

  • gamescom fans will make their selection from the gamescom 2020-accredited

gamescom “Most Wanted”

  • gamescom fans will make their selection from the nominees for all the genre and platform categories

HEART OF GAMING Award

  • The winner of the HEART OF GAMING Award is chosen by the jury entirely at its discretion. Considered for the award are not only games, expansions, products, technologies and similar, but also persons, organizations, companies, concepts and terms.

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