New York Game Awards 2024 nominees include Hi-Fi Rush, Starfield

The New York Video Game Critics Circle (NYVGCC) has revealed which games it’s nominated for its 2023 Game Awards, including the titles that could win its Big Apple Award for Game of the Year. The slate of nominees include several games honored at The Game Awards last December, but also includes other “dark horse” titles, such as Starfield, Hi-Fi Rush and Armored Core VI.

Several of the games, including every title on the Big Apple list, appeared at the Golden Joystick awards. Other games from 2023 that haven’t yet been nominated for awards have made it onto the New York Game Awards nominees list, including Thirsty Suitors, Slay the Princess and El Paso, Elsewhere.

It’s also worth noting that the New York Game Awards honors remakes and remasters in a separate category from the primary Game of the Year award. While they are not necessarily excluded from the Game of the Year list, Resident Evil 4 is notable for its absence from that particular category while it’s included in the Best Remake list.

The complete list of 2024 New York Game Awards nominees

Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Starfield

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game

  • A Space for the Unbound
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • El Paso Elsewhere
  • Jusant
  • Pizza Tower
  • Sea of Stars
  • The Talos Principle II
  • Viewfinder

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game

  • Asgard’s Wrath 2
  • Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR
  • Body of Mine
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • Humanity
  • We Are One

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Kimono Cats
  • Laya’s Horizon
  • Monster Hunter Now
  • Terra Nil

Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake

  • Dead Space
  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  • Metroid Prime Remastered
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Super Mario RPG

Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game

  • Disney Illusion Island
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
  • Pikmin 4
  • Super Mario Bro. Wonders
  • Tchia
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Chumley’s Speakeasy Award for Best Hidden Gem

  • 9 Years of Shadow
  • American Arcadia
  • Conrad Stevenson’s Paranormal P.I.
  • Outer Terror
  • Slay the Princess
  • Videoverse

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a Game

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Starfield
  • Tchia
  • Thirsty Suitors

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game

  • Amelia Tyler as The Narrator in Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Ben Starr as Clive Rosfield in Final Fantasy XVI
  • Elizabeth Saydah as Riley in Oxenfree II: Lost Signals
  • Idris Elba as Solomon Reed in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Melanie Liburd as Saga Anderson in Alan Wake 2
  • Neil Newbon as Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Tchia
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Starfield

Joltin’ Joe Award for Best Esports Player of the Year

  • Alexis “Zen” Bernier (Team Vitality) – Rocket League
  • Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique (Twisted Minds/Red Bull eSports) – Tekken 7
  • Choi “Zeus” Woo-je (T1) – League of Legends
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok (T1) – League of Legends
  • Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut (Team Vitality) – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez (New York Subliners) – Call of Duty

NYC GWB Award for Best DLC

  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania
  • God of War Ragnarök: Valhalla
  • Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores
  • Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways
  • Vampire Survivors: Coop Mode

Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism

  • Andrea Long Chu, Vulture
  • Blessing Adeoya Jr., Kinda Funny Games
  • Brendan Sinclair,
  • Ed Smith, PCGamesN/Bullet Points Monthly
  • Hanif Abdurraqib, The Paris Review
  • Nicole Carpenter, Polygon
  • Reid McCarter, Bullet Points Monthly

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