Baldur's Gate 3 named best video game of the year

Baldur's Gate 3 named best video game of the year

BY: Patrick Beech

As the year draws to a close, the role-playing video game based on Dungeons & Dragons, Baldur's Gate 3 won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2023.

The game captivated gamers, who celebrated a robust character creator, deep narrative and branching paths that made it seem as though anything was possible in its fictional universe of vampires and elves.

Baldur’s Gate 3, which is available on the PC, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S, also went home with several other awards.

These include those for best role-playing game, best performance and best multiplayer.

The other nominees for game of the year were Alan Wake 2; Marvel’s Spider-Man 2; Resident Evil 4; Super Mario Bros; and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

First presented in 2014, the Game Awards decides on winners through a voting jury of the news media and input from players. 

The mind-bending horror mystery Alan Wake 2 won for best game direction. It had previously won awards for best narrative and best art direction.