Shadow of Mordor, Destiny and Hearthstone duke it out for Game of the Year award

2014's big hit Dragon Age:Inquisition merely got Honourable Mention nods
Shadow of Mordor, Destiny and Hearthstone duke it out for Game of the Year award

Remember how Dragon Age:Inquisition won the Game Awards' Game of the Year? Well, that's not going to happen at the 15th annual Game Developers Choice Awards.

"Another one?" Yes, though this one claims to be "the leading peer-based video game event", which will be happening on March 4 at the San Francisco Moscone Center while the 2015 Game Developers Conference happen alongside the Independent Games Festival Awards.

RPG vs MMO vs card game?

Shadow of Mordor, Destiny and Hearthstone duke it out for Game of the Year award

Bayonetta 2 is an interesting choice, considering the amount of noise at the first Game Awards where fans claimed that Bayonetta 2 deserved the best game trophy over Bioware's Dragon Age: Inquisition.

You can decide for yourself by looking at the list of nominees, including honorable mentions:

Game of the YearBayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)Destiny (Bungie/Activision)Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard)Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Honorable Mentions: Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts), Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft), Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft), Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Sora Ltd. and BANDAI NAMCO/Nintendo)

Innovation AwardBounden (Game Oven)Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)This War of Mine (11 bit studios)The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)Monument Valley (Ustwo)

Honorable Mentions: Crypt of the Necrodancer (Brace Yourself Games), Extrasolar (Lazy 8 Studios), Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments), Elegy For A Dead World (Dejobaan Games), 80 Days (Inkle Studios)

Best DebutYacht Club Games (Shovel Knight)Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall)The Astronauts (The Vanishing of Ethan Carter)Stoic Studio (The Banner Saga)Upper One Games (Never Alone)

Honorable Mentions: Dynamighty (CounterSpy), Hinterland Games (The Long Dark), 1337 & Senri (Leo's Fortune), MachineGames (Wolfenstein: The New Order), Hipster Whale (Crossy Road)

Best DesignMiddle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games)Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts)Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo EAD Tokyo and 1-Up Studio/Nintendo)Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard)

Honorable Mentions: Mario Kart(Nintendo EAD Tokyo/Nintendo), Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega), Destiny (Bungie/Activision), Monument Valley (Ustwo), Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Handheld/Mobile GameThrees! (Sirvo)Super Smash Bros. 3DS (Sora Ltd. and BANDAI NAMCO/Nintendo)Hearthstone (Blizzard)80 Days (Inkle Studios)Monument Valley (Ustwo)

Honorable Mentions: Bounden (Game Oven), Bravely Default (Silicon Studio and Square Enix/Nintendo and Square Enix),Desert Golfing (Blinkbat Games), Velocity 2X (FuturLab), Fantasy Life (Level-5/Nintendo)

Best Visual ArtMonument Valley (Ustwo)Hohokum (Honeyslug and Sony Santa Monica/Sony)Child of Light (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Honorable Mentions: Never Alone (Upper One Games/E-Line Media), The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts), Transistor (Supergiant Games), Broken Age: Act 1 (Double Fine Productions), Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

Best Narrative80 Days (Inkle Studios)This War of Mine (11 bit studios)Kentucky Route Zero: Episode 3 (Cardboard Computer)Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)

Honorable Mentions: Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts), Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft), Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 1 (Gearbox Software/Telltale Games),D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (Access Games/Microsoft), Hatoful Boyfriend (Mediatonic/Devolver Digital)

Best AudioAlien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)Hohokum (Honeyslug/Sony)Destiny (Bungie/Activision)Transistor (Supergiant Games)The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)

Honorable Mentions: Child of Light (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft), Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft), D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (Access Games/Microsoft), Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo), Crypt of the Necrodancer (Brace Yourself Games)

Best TechnologyDestiny (Bungie/Activision)Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda)Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments)Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Honorable Mentions: Assassin's Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft), The Last of Us: Remastered (Naughty Dog/Sony), Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games/Microsoft), Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega), Infamous: Second Son (Sucker Punch Productions/Sony)

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[Source: PRNewswire]