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'God of War' takes top honor at SXSW Gaming Awards

Chloe Gonzales
"God of War" by Sony [Contributed by Sony]

On Saturday night, both up-and-coming games and household names were recognized in the annual South by Southwest Gaming Awards. "Red Dead Redemption 2" and "God of War" each took home three awards, with "God of War" winning Video Game of the Year. The show was hosted by Lindsay Jones, an actor who lends her voice to Rooster Teeth Productions, and Alex Corea of production company Super Creative.

You can view the whole awards show on Twitch. Here's the full list of winners:

Excellence in SFX

"Red Dead Redemption 2" – Rockstar Games

Excellence in Art

"Octopath Traveler" – Square Enix / Acquire / Nintendo

Excellence in Animation

"Marvel’s Spider-Man" – Insomniac Games / SIE

Excellence in Gameplay

"Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" – BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. / Sora Ltd. / Nintendo

Excellence in Technical Achievement

"Red Dead Redemption 2" – Rockstar Games

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Excellence in Multiplayer

"Fortnite" – Epic Games

Excellence in Narrative

"Detroit: Become Human" – Quantic Dream / SIE

Excellence in Visual Achievement

"God of War" – Sony Santa Monica / SIE

Excellence in Convergence

"Marvel’s Spider-Man" – Insomniac Games / SIE

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award

"Celeste" – Matt Makes Games

Excellence in Musical Score

"Tetris Effect" – Resonair / Monstars Inc. / Enhance, Inc.

Excellence in Design

"God of War" – Sony Santa Monica / SIE

Most Promising New Intellectual Property

"Beat Saber" – Beat Games

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Most Evolved Game

"No Man’s Sky NEXT" – Hello Games

Most Promising New Esports Game

"Fortnite" – Epic Games

Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game

"CrossCode" – Radical Fish Games / Deck13 Interactive GmbH

Trending Game of the Year

"Red Dead Redemption 2" – Rockstar Games

VR Game of the Year

"Beat Saber" – Beat Games

Tabletop Game of the Year

Root – Leder Games

Mobile Game of the Year

"Donut County" – Ben Esposito / Annapurna Interactive

Video Game of the Year

"God of War" – Sony Santa Monica / SIE