BAFTA has passed, now it is Italy's turn. Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 and Sony’s Detroit: Become Human came out on top at the Italian Video Game Awards 2019, both winning multiple awards at a lavish ceremony hosted within Rome’s historic Acquario Romano.
With more than 20 awards handed out across the course of the evening, Rockstar’s record selling smash hit was named as ‘Game of the Year’, with the latest in the Red Dead series also picking up gongs for ‘Best Art Direction’ and ‘Best Audio’.
Detroit: Become Human also had an especially successful night, taking home the awards for ‘Best Narrative’ and ‘Best Character’ - the latter for the game’s infamous RK800 android Connor. The Sony exclusive also won the prized ‘Game Beyond Entertainment’ accolade.
Other notable winners at the event included Sony’s chart-topper God of War, which picked up ‘Best Game Design’ and also the People’s Choice award which was voted for by gamers right up until the ceremony itself, while Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC Forza Horizon 4 was named as ‘Best Sports Game’.
The awards in full went to:
• Game of the Year - Red Dead Redemption 2
• People’s Choice Award - God of War
• Best Art Direction - Red Dead Redemption 2
• Best Audio - Red Dead Redemption 2
• Best Game Design - God of War
• Best Narrative - Detroit: Become Human
• Best Character - Connor, Detroit: Become Human
• Best Family Game - Nintendo Labo
• Best Sports Game - Forza Horizon 4
• Innovation Award - Xbox Adaptive Controller
• Best Indie Game - Gris
• Best Mobile Game - Florence
• Best Evolving Game - Fortnite
• Game Beyond Entertainment - Detroit: Become Human
• Esports Game of the Year - Overwatch
• Best Esports Player - Riccardo "Reyonr" Romiti
• Best Esports Team - Morning Stars
• Best Italian Game - Remothered: Tormented Fathers
• Best Debut Game - Bud Spencer & Terence Hill - Slaps and Beans
• GamesIndustry.biz's Best Company - Milestone
• GamesIndustry.biz's Best Individual - Massimo Guarini, Ovosonico
• Best Selling Game - FIFA 19
• Special Award - Antura and the Letters