Dragon Age

‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ took the award of Game of the Year during the recent South by Southwest Gaming Awards 2015 in Austin, Texas.

This isn’t the first Game of the Year award that ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ has won. The title had also previously took the award at the Game Awards, and even at D.I.C.E 2015.

Alongside ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’, about 21 other titles received awards across varying categories at the SXSW Gaming Awards ceremony. Some standouts include ‘Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’ for Mobile Game of the Year, ‘Child of Light’ for Excellence in Art, ‘Destiny’ for Excellence in Technical Achievement and ‘The Wolf Among Us’ for Excellence in Narrative’.

A full list of the show’s winners and their respective categories can be seen below. Winners are highlighted in bold.

Videogame of the Year: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies gaming excellence.

  • Bayonetta 2
  • Dark Souls II
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Shovel Knight

Mobile Game of the Year: Awarded to the best mobile game that exemplifies excellence.

  • Bravely Default
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Monument Valley
  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS
  • Threes!

Table Top Game of the Year: Awarded to the best table top game that exemplifies excellence.

  • Dead of Winter
  • Five Tribes
  • King of New York
  • Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Star Realms

Excellence in GameplayAwarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in gameplay mechanics.

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Nidhogg
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Titanfall

Excellence in ArtAwarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in artistic style.

  • The Banner Saga
  • Child of Light
  • Monument Valley
  • Transistor
  • The Wolf Among Us

Excellence in Animation: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in animation.

  • Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • inFAMOUS: Second Son
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Titanfall

Excellence in Technical AchievementAwarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in technical achievement.

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Destiny
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sunset Overdrive

Excellence in Visual Achievement: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies stunning visuals.

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Far Cry 4
  • Monument Valley
  • Transistor
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Excellence in Narrative: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in game narrative.

  • The Banner Saga
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order

Excellence in Design and Direction: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in design and direction.

  • Dark Souls II
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • The Talos Principle

Excellence in SFX: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in game sound effects.

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • The Evil Within
  • Far Cry 4
  • Titanfall

Excellence in Musical ScoreAwarded to the game that best exemplifies artistic excellence in musical score and how it is used to progress the narrative of a game.

  • The Banner Saga
  • Destiny
  • Child of Light
  • Transistor
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Excellence in Multiplayer: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in multiplayer gaming.


  • Destiny
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Titanfall
  • Towerfall Ascension

Excellence in Convergence: Awarded to the game that best exemplifies excellence in the crossover to other entertainment mediums such as film, music, toys, animation, sports and more.

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Disney Infinity 2.0
  • FIFA 15
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • The Wolf Among Us

Most Valuable Character: Awarded to the best game character that left an overwhelming impression.

  • Bigby Wolf (The Wolf Among Us)
  • Ellie (The Last of Us: Left Behind)
  • The Goat (Goat Simulator)
  • Octodad (Octodad: Dadliest Catch)
  • Red (Transistor)

Most Valuable Esports TeamAwarded to the professional team that excelled in performance and provided the most valuable impact in its competitive scene(s).

  • Alliance
  • Cloud9
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • SK Gaming

Most Valuable Online ChannelAwarded to the gaming-related channel that consistently entertains and keeps us watching with its humor, stories, special effects and more.

  • Cynical Brit
  • Rooster Teeth
  • SMOSH Games

Most Valuable Add-On Content: Awarded to the best additional content or DLC that added even more value to a great game making the experience that much better.

  • Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Series
  • Dark Souls II: Crown of the King Series
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Most Anticipated Crowdfunded Game: Awarded to the most highly-anticipated crowdfunded game, through such platforms as Kickstarter, Early Access, Indiegogo, that lived up to expectations or has yet to grace our collections.

  • The Banner Saga
  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • Shovel Knight
  • Star Citizen
  • Wasteland 2

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award: Awarded to the title that most challenges the “norm” of everyday gaming, and offers a culturally innovative view of a game world, character or gameplay.

  • Got Simulator
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • Never Alone
  • This War of Mine
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War

So what do you think of the winners? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: SXSW Gaming Awards