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Red Dead Redemption 2 named Game of the Year at Italian Video Game Awards

Rockstar's western also takes home best audio and best art, Detroit: Become Human wins multiple awards as well

Last night at the 2019 Italian Video Game Awards, Red Dead Redemption 2 was honored as Game of the Year in addition to two other awards - best art direction, and best audio.

Detroit: Become Human also saw multiple awards, winning for best narrative, the "Game Beyond Entertainment" award, and best character for its android law enforcement officer, Connor.

Alongside international nominees and winners, a number of Italian developers and titles were honored as well. Riccardo "Reynor" Romiti won best esports player, Morning Stars won best esports team, Remothered: Tormented Fathers by Darril Arts took home best Italian game.

As previously announced, partnered with this year's awards, judging two awards. The winners of the most successful Italian games company was MotoGP developer Milestone, while Ovosonico's Massimo Guarini was honored with an award for best individual.

Last night's event was the first presentation in the awards' eight-year history where the ceremony was broadcast via livestream to viewers outside of Italy.

The full list of winners is below:

  • Game of the Year - Red Dead Redemption 2, (PS4/Xbox One) Rockstar
  • Best Art Direction - Red Dead Redemption 2, (PS4/Xbox One) Rockstar
  • Best Audio - Red Dead Redemption 2, (PS4/Xbox One) Rockstar
  • Best Game Design - God of War, (PS4) Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Best Narrative - Detroit: Become Human, (PS4) Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Best Character - Connor, Detroit: Become Human (PS4) Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Best Family Game - Nintendo Labo, (Switch) Nintendo
  • Best Sports Game - Forza Horizon 4, (Xbox One) Microsoft Game Studios
  • Innovation Award - Xbox Adaptive Controller, (Xbox One) Microsoft
  • Best Indie Game - Gris, (Switch/PC) Devolver Digital
  • Best Mobile Game - Florence, (Android/iOS) Annapurna Interactive
  • Best Evolving Game - Fortnite, (PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC/iOS/Android) Epic Games
  • Game Beyond Entertainment - Detroit: Become Human, (PS4) Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Esports Game of the Year - Overwatch, (PS4/Xbox One/PC) Activision Blizzard
  • Best Esports Player - Riccardo "Reynor" Romiti
  • Best Esports Team - Morning Stars
  • Best Italian Game - Remothered: Tormented Fathers, (PS4/Xbox One/PC) Darril Arts
  • Best Debut Game - Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps and Beans, (PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC) Buddy Productions
  •'s Best Company - Milestone
  •'s Best Individual - Massimo Guarini, Ovosonico
  • Best Selling Game - FIFA 19 (PS4/Xbox One/Switch/PC), Electronic Arts
  • Special Award - Antura and the Letters (Android/iOS/PC), Video Games Without Borders
  • People's Choice - God of War (PS4), Sony Computer Entertainment
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