Nominees for Arab Game Awards announced

Nominees for Arab Game Awards announced

Arab Game Awards, the largest gaming ceremony in the MENA region, powered by TikTok in the MENA region and in partnership with VOV, is set to unite the gaming community, creators, developers, publishers, and industry legends on January 26th, 2024. Today, the ceremony is thrilled to announce its nominees, allowing fans to cast their votes for their most cherished games!

Arab Game Awards is a thrilling gaming ceremony, as it brings the community’s favorite creators as presenters such as BanderitaX, MLZLZ, AhmadShow, connects global developers with their Arab fans directly, and provides the platform to reach the audience for publishers and local indie developers! This year, 10 Arab indie games will be showcased, in addition to various global titles.

There are 26 awards, ranging from Best Game, Achievement in Directing, Best Game Design, to Best Arabic Localization and Local Support. All nominees are meticulously chosen by an assembled panel of the region’s best critics, including esteemed voices such as IGN Middle East, ArabHardware, and GamesMix, who serve as jurors.

This year Arab Game Awards is excited to partner with TikTok in the MENA region to allow the fans to vote on selected awards on TikTok directly, in addition to adding a new award called `MENA TikTok’s Gaming Content Star` to award the region’s best gaming creator of the year.

The nominations for Arab Game Awards 2023 are:

BEST GAME

  1. Alan Wake II
  2. Baldur’s Gate 3
  3. Hi-fi Rush
  4. Hogwarts Legacy
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  6. Lies of P
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  8. Resident Evil 4

BEST STORY

  1. Alan Wake II
  2. Baldur’s Gate 3
  3. Diablo IV
  4. Marvel’s Spider Man 2
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTING

  1. Alan Wake II
  2. Baldur’s Gate 3
  3. Hi-fi Rush
  4. Marvel’s Spider Man 2
  5. Resident Evil 4

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Mirage – Eyad Nassar as Bassim Ibn Ishaq
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Mirage – Shohreh Aghdashloo as Roshan
  3. Alan Wake II – Ilkka Villi and Matthew Porretta as Alan Wake
  4. Baldur’s Gate 3 – Niel Newbon as Astarion
  5. Mavel’s Spider-Man 2 – Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker

BEST ARABIC LOCALIZATION

  1. Assassin’s Creed: Mirage
  2. EA Sports FC 24
  3. Hi-Fi Rush
  4. Hogwarts Legacy
  5. Resident Evil 4

BEST SOUND

  1. Alan wake II
  2. Assassin’s Creed: Mirage
  3. Dead space
  4. Hi-Fi Rush
  5. Resident Evil 4

BEST VISUAL DESIGN

  1. Alan wake II
  2. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
  3. Dead Space
  4. Hogwarts Legacy
  5. Marvel’s Spider Man 2

BEST ANIMATION

  1. Alan wake II
  2. Hi-Fi Rush
  3. Hogwarts Legacy
  4. Marvel’s Spider Man 2
  5. Super Mario Bros. Wonder

TIKTOK’S GAMING CONTENT STAR

  1. Rawaf_sa
  2. VirusGG
  3. Sultan67
  4. B3shr
  5. Basharkk
  6. Mark Tube
  7. Dhay
  8. irxkan

BEST TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

  1. Alan wake II
  2. Baldur’s Gate 3
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  4. Marvel’s Spider Man 2
  5. Starfield

BEST GAME DESIGN

  1. Alan wake II
  2. Baldur’s Gate 3
  3. Resident Evil 4
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  5. Lies of P
  6. Super Mario Bros. Wonder

MOST INNOVATIVE GAME

  1. Cocoon
  2. Dave the diver
  3. Hi-Fi Rush
  4. Viewfinder
  5. Super Mario Bros. Wonder

BEST SHOOTER

  1. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  2. Atomic Heart
  3. Counter-Strike 2
  4. The Finals
  5. Remnant II

BEST INDIE

  1. Bramble: The Mountain King
  2. Cocoon
  3. Jusant
  4. Sea of Stars
  5. Viewfinder

BEST RPG

  1. Baldur’s Gate 3
  2. Diablo IV
  3. Lies of P
  4. Octopath Traveler II
  5. Starfield

BEST ADVENTURE GAME

  1. Alan Wake II
  2. Hogwarts Legacy
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  4. Resident Evil 4
  5. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

BEST ACTION GAME

  1. Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  2. Ghostrunner 2
  3. Hi-Fi Rush
  4. Lies Of P
  5. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

BEST SPORTS GAME

  1. The Crew: Motorfest
  2. EA Sports FC 24
  3. Forza Motorsport
  4. Lego 2K Drive
  5. WWE 2K23

BEST MULTIPLAYER

  1. Call of Duty Modern Warfare III
  2. Counter-Strike 2
  3. Diablo IV
  4. EA Sports FC 24
  5. The Finals
  6. Party Animals

BEST HORROR GAME

  1. Alan wake II
  2. Amnesia: The Bunker
  3. Bramble: The Mountain King
  4. Dead space
  5. Resident Evil 4

BEST LOCAL SUPPORT

  1. Call of Duty
  2. Cyberpunk 2077
  3. EA Sports FC 24
  4. Fortnite
  5. VALORANT

BEST FAMILY GAME

  1. Lego 2K Drive
  2. Party Animals
  3. The Smurfs 2: The Prisoner of the Green Stone
  4. Sonic Superstars
  5. Super Mario Bros. Wonder

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME OF 2024

  1. Black Myth: WuKong
  2. Dragon’s Dogma 2
  3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  4. Little Nightmares III
  5. Rise of the Ronin
  6. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
  7. Star Wars: Outlaws
  8. Tekken 8

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

  1. Falcons eSports
  2. Geekay eSports
  3. NASR eSports
  4. R8 eSports
  5. Twisted Minds

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER

  1. Abu Makkah
  2. Cipher
  3. Mohamed Light
  4. Najd Fahad
  5. Quartz

BEST ESPORTS GAME

  1. EA Sports FC
  2. League Of Legends
  3. PUBG Mobile
  4. Rocket League
  5. VALORANT

“Gaming has evolved into a global force, and at the Arab Game Awards, we’re proud to celebrate gaming and be the bridge between the local and global industry,”, said Arab Game Awards Organizers.”Our partnership with TikTok and VOV marks an exciting chapter, unlocking fresh ways to connect with the gaming community. Get ready for a global celebration of the industry we all love on a local stage.”

Mohamed Harb, TikTok’s Head of Sports & Gaming MENA, said: “The MENA Gaming community on TikTok is a vibrant community of gamers who are showing up on the platform every day, connecting with each other and sharing all the moments that make playing games so enjoyable, from unbelievable skills, entertaining reactions to streaming live gameplay.

We’re excited for the partnership with Arab Game Awards as we bring together players, creators, and fans of the gaming industry and also celebrate the growing gaming community on TikTok and in the region.”

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