After winning a slew of awards in a row, it had felt like Red Dead Redemption 2 was going to clean up at The Game Awards 2018 – but God of War swept in to take the top gong from under Rockstar’s nose. Sony Santa Monica’s epic reimagining of one of PlayStation’s most iconic franchises also took home awards for Best Game Direction and Best Action Adventure.

Shannon Studstill, who runs the first-party developer, accepted the award along with various members from the team – including director Cory Barlog and Kratos actor Christopher Judge. We awarded the title a prestigious 10/10 in our review, heralding it as a “special game”. A worthy winner, for sure.