Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2021 Nominees Revealed

Famitsu has revealed the list of nominees for the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2021. This award presentation will give honors to specific game titles based on Japanese user votes.

Tales of Arise, Resident Evil Villageand Uma Musume: Pretty Derby have noticeably occupied many award nominations in this list. These titles are highly popular in Japan, and all of them made their way into the top five most-searched video game titles in the country in 2021.

Here is the full list of nominees for the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2021:

game of the year

  • Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
  • Tales of Arise
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Lost Judgment

MVC—Most Valuable Creator

  • Capcom’s Resident Evil Village development team
  • Cygames’ Uma Musume: Pretty Derby development team
  • Masahiro Sakurai (creator of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
  • Naoki Yoshida (producer of Final Fantasy XIV)

Best Scenario

  • Tales of Arise
  • Buddy Mission BOND
  • Lost Judgment

Best Graphics

  • Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
  • Tales of Arise
  • Resident Evil Village


  • Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
  • Monster Hunter Rise

Best Actor

  • Takuya Kimura as Takayuki Yagami in Lost Judgment
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai in Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut
  • Maggie Robertson as Alcina Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village

Best Voice Actor

  • Hitomi Ueda as Gold Ship in Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
  • Shino Shimoji as Shionne in Tales of Arise
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Chesley Nichols in Buddy Mission BOND

Best character

  • Alphen from Tales of Arise
  • Ethan Winters from Resident Evil Village
  • Goldship from Uma Musume: Pretty Derby

Best online game

  • Apex Legends
  • Genshin Impact
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalkers

best action

  • Hades
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Returnal

Best Action Adventure

  • Resident Evil Village
  • Metroid Dread
  • Lost Judgment

best adventure

  • Jack Jeanne
  • Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-
  • Buddy Mission BOND

Best RPG

  • The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise

Best Indie Game

  • Eastward
  • Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
  • Hades

Best Rookie

  • Uma Musume: Pretty Derby
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Buddy Mission BOND

Best Esports Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • Valorant

Famitsu will announce the winners of the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2021 on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 20:30 JST (6:30 AM ET). The Japanese media outlets have been holding their own annual award ceremonies for several years. They gave the Game of the Year award in the 2020 edition to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Pokemon Sword other shield won the same award in the 2019 edition.

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