This evening, the New York Videogame Critics Circle (NYVGCC) recognized the best games, actors, journalists, and more at the 13th annual New York Game Awards. Larian Studio’s Baldur’s Gate 3 took home two awards, including the Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year and the Herman Melville Award for Best Writing. Nicole Carpenter (Polygon) received the prestigious Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism, and Neil Druckmann (Co-President, Naughty Dog) was named the 2024 Andrew Yoon Legend Award winner.

2024 New York Game Awards Winners:

Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year

  • Baldur’s Gate 3

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game

  • Chants of Sennar

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a Game

  • Baldur’s Gate 3

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World

  • Alan Wake 2

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game

  • Hi-Fi Rush

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game

  • Melanie Liburd as Saga Anderson in Alan Wake 2

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game

  • Asgard’s Wrath 2

Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

  • Honkai: Star Rail

Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake

  • Resident Evil 4

Joltin’ Joe Award for Best Esports Player of the Year

  • Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique (Twisted Minds/Red Bull Esports)

Chumley’s Speakeasy Award for Best Hidden Gem

  • Slay the Princess

NYC GWB Award for Best DLC

  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism

  • Nicole Carpenter, Polygon

Andrew Yoon Legend Award Recipient

  • Neil Druckmann
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