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Baldur's Gate 3 Wins Game of the Year From New York Video Game Critics Circle

Baldur's Gate 3 has taken home Game of the Year at this year's New York Video Game Critics Circle 2024 New York Game Awards, as well as an award for Best Writing.


The remainder of the awards were fairly evenly spread, with Chants of Sennar winning Best Indie Game, Alan Wake 2 winning Best World, Hi-Fi Rush winning for best music, and Melanie Liburd winning Best Acting for her work as Saga Anderson in Alan Wake 2.
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, Neil Druckmann received the Andrew Yoon Legend Award for his contributions to the industry.

All award winners are listed below:

  • Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year: Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game: Chants of Sennar
  • Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a Game: Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Statue of Liberty Award for Best World: Alan Wake 2
  • Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game: Hi-Fi Rush
  • Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game: Melanie Liburd as Saga Anderson in Alan Wake 2
  • Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game: Asgard’s Wrath 2
  • Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game: Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game: Honkai: Star Rail
  • Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake: Resident Evil 4
  • Joltin’ Joe Award for Best Esports Player of the Year: Arslan “Arslan Ash” Siddique (Twisted Minds/Red Bull Esports)
  • Chumley's Speakeasy Award for Best Hidden Gem: Slay the Princess
  • NYC GWB Award for Best DLC: Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism: Nicole Carpenter, Polygon
  • Andrew Yoon Legend Award Recipient: Neil Druckmann

The New York Game Awards were begun in 2012 by the New York Video Game Critics Circle in an effort to "recognize outstanding achievement in video games." The ceremony for 2024 was held on January 23, 2024 in Manhattan.


Rebekah Valentine is a senior reporter for IGN. Got a story tip? Send it to [email protected].

Disclosure: The author of this article is a previous winner of the Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism, but has no further connection to the organization.


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