The Dreamies Awards Show

Ready to complete your E.G.O.T. (AKA, your Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) trophy collection? Now you can finally earn a D.E.G.O.T. with an award from The Dreamies! Corniness aside, we’ve been wanting to start an awards show for some time now, but one with a DreamHack edge. Now that we’re launching our newest festival—in Anaheim, California—we thought this would be the perfect time to unveil our show.

So what makes our awards show different? We made categories that gamers will understand. It’s great to reward impressive visuals or best design, but everyone does that and, to be honest, those aren’t the only reasons we play games. It’s not just about the graphics or mechanics, it’s about what made us laugh so hard we fell on the floor. Or the games that made us yell at the screen and smash our $100 keyboard.

Winners

Thanks and congrats to all the winners! Weren't there? Look below to find out who took home the trophies.

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AWARDS CATEGORIES

Actual Good Loot

Rewarding loot is like a piñata on Christmas. It should feel satisfying to get and the loot definitely needs to be valuable.

Borderlands 3

Winner

By: Gearbox Software

Publisher: 2K

Dauntless

By: Phoenix Labs

 

Forager

By: HopFrog

Publisher: Humble Bundle

Void Bastards

By: Blue Manchu

Publisher: Humble Bundle

Apex Legends

By: Respawn Entertainment

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Operencia: The Stolen Sun

By: Zen Studios

 

Risk of Rain 2

By: Hopoo Games

Publisher: Gearbox Publishing

Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark

By: 6 Eyes Studio

Publisher: 1C Entertainment

Historically Altered

The fun of taking historical events, periods, or locations and putting a spin on them never gets old. Definitely a more fun way to visit history than an actual history class.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Winner

By: Asobo Studio

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Sunless Skies

By: Failbetter Games

 

Tropico 6

By: Limbic Entertainment

Publisher: Kalypso Media

Astrologaster

By: Nyamyam

 

Hypnospace Outlaw

By: Tendershoot, ThatWhichIs Media, Michael Lasch

Publisher: No More Robots

Close to the Sun

By: Storm in a Teacup

Publisher: Wired Productions

Mordhau

By: Triternion

 

GreedFall

By: Spiders

Publisher: Focus Home Software

Painfully Cute

Games that are so kawaii they give you a headrush when you see the trailer—are totally amazing.

Planet Zoo

Winner

By: Frontier Developments

 

Ghost Giant

By: Zoink AB

 

A Short Hike

By: Adamgryu

 

The Touryst

By: Shin'en Multimedia

 

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets

By: Fast Travel Games

 

Wargroove

By: Chucklefish

 

Knights and Bikes

By: Foam Sword

Publisher: Double Fine Presents

Little Big Workshop

By: Mirage Game Studios

Publisher: THQ Nordic

Daily Commute

Be it your car, bike, spaceship, or even mech, the vechicular rush is irreplaceable. Ways to get from here to there have never been more fun.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Winner

By: Beenox

Publisher: Activision

Sunless Skies

By: Failbetter Games

 

F1 2019

By: Codemasters

 

DiRT Rally 2.0

By: Codemasters

 

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

By: BANDAI NAMCO

 

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

By: Megagon Industries

Publisher: Thunderful Publishing

Descenders

By: RageSquid

Publisher: No More Robots

Sayonara Wild Hearts

By: Simogo

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Try Not to Laugh

The funniest games to bring to a party, watch streamers play, or have great comedic writing are usually riddled with hilarious moments that you'll always remember.

Untitled Goose Game

Winner

By: House House

Publisher: Panic Inc.

 

Afterparty

By: Night School Studio

 

Outer Worlds

By: Obsidian Entertainment

Publisher: Private Division

What the Golf?

By: Triband

 

Trover Saves The Universe

By: Squanch Games

 

Astrologaster

By: Nyamyam

 

Borderlands 3

By: Gearbox Software

Publisher: 2K

Disco Elysium

By: ZA/UM

 

You Look Familiar

Sequels, remakes, or spiritual successors aren't easy to make—you have to recapture the magic from the original source. So when it's done right, it's amazing.

Resident Evil 2

Winner

By: Capcom

 

Devil May Cry 5

By: Capcom

 

Metro Exodus

By: 4A Games

Publisher: Deep Silver

Mortal Kombat 11

By: NetherRealm Studios

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

 

Dragon Quest Builders 2

By: Square Enix

 

Kingdom Hearts III

By: Square Enix

 

Gears 5

By: The Coalition

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

By: Triump Studios

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Scared Witless

One option is to play with the lights on in the family room. Either way, we know you were so disturbed you didn’t sleep well afterwards.

Resident Evil 2

Winner

By: Capcom

 

Yuppie Psycho

By: Baroque Decay

Publisher: Another Indie

Observation

By: No Code

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Hunt: Showdown

By: Crytek

 

 

Blair Witch

By: Bloober Team

Publisher: Lionsgate Games

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

By: Supermassive Games

Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO

Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

By: Cultic Games

Publisher: 1C Entertainment

A Plague Tale: Innocence

By: Asobo Studio

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Dynamic Duo

The Batman and Robin of games can be the team that works well together that helps us power through tough moments.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Winner

By: Respawn Entertainment

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

By: Playtonic Games

Publisher: Team17 Digital Limited

 

Dragon Quest Builders 2

By: Square Enix

 

Gears 5

By: The Coalition

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

River City Girls

By: WayForward

 

Darksiders Genesis

By: Airship Syndicate

Publisher: THQ Nordic

Blair Witch

By: Bloober Team

Publisher: Lionsgate Games

A Plague Tale: Innocence

By: Asobo Studio

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Hours Clocked

You’ve probably put in more hours with your game than you’ve spent on…anything else. But that’s cool, we don’t judge.

Dauntless

Winner

By: Phoenix Labs

 

Mordhau

By: Triternion

 

Slay the Spire

By: Mega Crit Games

Publisher: Humble Bundle

Hunt: Showdown

By: Crytek

 

Apex Legends

By: Respawn Entertainment

Publisher: Electronic Arts

 

Risk of Rain 2

By: Hopoo Games

Publisher: Gearbox Publishing

Oxygen Not Included

By: Klei Entertainment

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

By: Infinity Ward

Publisher: Activision

That's Pretty Clever

Gimmicks have a bad rep but can sometimes be the reason the game is so good!

Untitled Goose Game

Winner

By: House House

Publisher: Panic Inc.

Killer Queen Black

By: Liquid Bit, LLC

 

What the Golf?

By: Triband

 

 

Ape Out

By: Gabe Cuzzillo, Bennett Foddy, Matt Boch

Publisher: Devolver Digital

My Friend Pedro

By: DeadToast Entertainment

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Creature in the Well

By: Flight School Studio

 

Heaven's Vault

By: inkle

 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

By: FromSoftware

Publisher: Activision

Ultimate Bayhem

The building jump, the explosions, the absolutely necessary slow-walking away from said explosions, and so on.

Devil May Cry 5

Winner

By: Capcom

 

Need for Speed Heat

By: Ghost Games

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Control

By: Remedy Entertainment

Publisher: 505 Games

Borderlands 3

By: Gearbox Software

Publisher: 2K

 

Pistol Whip

By: Cloudhead Games

 

Blazing Chrome

By: JoyMasher

Publisher: The Arcade Crew

My Friend Pedro

By: DeadToast Entertainment

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

By: Infinity Ward

Publisher: Activision

Rage Quit

For those who actually beat challenging games, good for you. Most of us don’t and we end up throwing a tantrum.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Winner

By: FromSoftware

Publisher: Activision

Remnant: From the Ashes

By: Gunfire Games

Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment

Katana Zero

By: Askiisoft

Publisher: Devolver Digital

Oxygen Not Included

By: Klei Entertainment

 

Vectronom

By: Ludopium

Publisher: ARTE France

 

The Surge 2

By: Deck13

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Code Vein

By: BANDAI NAMCO

 

Slay the Spire

By: Mega Crit Games

Publisher: Humble Bundle

Worth the Wait

It was supposed to come out a while ago or you've been waiting for an awesome entry... and it finally happened. But you’re a die-hard fan and it was worth waiting for.

Devil May Cry 5

Winner

By: Capcom

 

Outer Wilds

By: Mobius Digital

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Metro Exodus

By: 4A Games

Publisher: Deep Silver

 

Killer Queen Black

By: Liquid Bit, LLC

 

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

By: ArtPlay

Publisher: 505 Games

Kingdom Hearts III

By: Square Enix

 

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

By: BANDAI NAMCO

 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

By: Respawn Entertainment

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Tearjerker

It doesn’t matter if you cried or not, these titles rocked your world.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Winner

By: Asobo Studio

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Metro Exodus

By: 4A Games

Publisher: Deep Silver

Ghost Giant

By: Zoink AB

 

 

Gears 5

By: The Coalition

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Mutazione

By: Die Gute Fabrik

Publisher: Akupara Games

Arise: A Simple Story

By: Piccolo Studio

Publisher: Techland

Eliza

By: Zachtronics

 

Kingdom Hearts III

By: Square Enix

 

Mind Blown

The experiences that are totally off the wall or the twist that left our mouth agape. These games leave us making up theories about the meaning until the end of time.

Control

Winner

By: Remedy Entertainment

Publisher: 505 Games

Telling Lies

By: Sam Barlow

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Outer Wilds

By: Mobius Digital

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Yuppie Psycho

By: Baroque Decay

Publisher: Another Indie

Observation

By: No Code

Publisher: Devolver Digital

 

Disco Elysium

By: ZA/UM

 

Hypnospace Outlaw

By: Tendershoot, ThatWhichIs Media, Michael Lasch

Publisher: No More Robots

The Outer Worlds

By: Obsidian Entertainment

Publisher: Private Division

Pushing Boundaries

Some games are over the top with edgy content or they touch on subjects most are afraid to. They let us live the rush or emotion of that experience.

Eliza

Winner

By: Zachtronics

 

Trover Saves The Universe

By: Squanch Games

 

Neo Cab

By: Chance Agency

Publisher: Fellow Traveller

Sayonara Wild Hearts

By: Simogo

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Telling Lies

By: Sam Barlow

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Afterparty

By: Night School Studio

 

Blasphemous

By: The Game Kitchen

Publisher: Team17 Digital

Disco Elysium

By: ZA/UM

 

Leap of Faith

Developers that dare to cross genres, or put a new twist on an overdone concept, have guts.

Disco Elysium

Winner

By: ZA/UM

 

 

Asgard's Wrath

By: Sanzaru Games

Publisher: Oculus Studios

Stormland

By: Insomniac Games

Publisher: Oculus Studios

Creature in the Well

By: Flight School Studio

 

Judgment

By: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

Publisher: Sega

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

By: Image & Form Games

Publisher: Thunderful Publishing

Children of Morta

By: Dead Mage

Publisher: 11 bit studios

Indivisible

By: Lab Zero Games

Publisher: 505 Games

Sleeper Hit

Titles that come out of nowhere are a nice surprise. You didn't have it on your wishlist before release, but now you can't stop talking about how awesome the game is.

Disco Elysium

Winner

By: ZA/UM

 

 

Outer Wilds

By: Mobius Digital

Publisher: Annapurna Interactive

Slay the Spire

By: Mega Crit Games

Publisher: Humble Bundle

GreedFall

By: Spiders

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

A Plague Tale: Innocence

By: Asobo Studio

Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Remnant: From the Ashes

By: Gunfire Games

Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment

The Outer Worlds

By: Obsidian Entertainment

Publisher: Private Division

Judgment

By: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

Publisher: Sega

Untitled Goose Game

By: House House

Publisher: Panic Inc.

Control

By: Remedy Entertainment

Publisher: 505 Games

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