Red Dead Redemption 2 and Detroit: Become Human dominate at Italian Video Game Awards 2019

April 12, 2019
Red Dead Redemption 2 and Detroit: Become Human dominate at Italian Video Game Awards 2019

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