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Gamescom declares Anno 1800 the best PC game of the show

Gamescom has barely begun in earnest, but it’s already time to declare the best games of the show. The Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur – or Digital Game Culture Foundation – has declared the brightest spots of the Gamescom line-up, with 11 bests selected in genre categories and five platform titles awarded.

Anno 1800 was named the top PC game, and there are plenty of titles set to be available on your computer among the winners. Total War: Three Kingdoms was named best strategy game, and Landwirtschafts-Simulator 19 was called best simulation game – yep, that’s Farming Simulator. The only game to earn multiple nods was Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which took best puzzle/skill game and best Xbox One game – and don’t worry, it’s also on PC.

Read on for the full list of winners, but bear in mind we’re not quite done just yet. The awards will be presented on Saturday, and that’s when the final Best of Gamescom title will be bestowed to one of the platform or genre winners. Best hardware, best multiplayer game, and best VR game will also be named at that time.

Best Action Game
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision Blizzard)
Best Add-on/DLC
Destiny 2: Forsaken (Activision Blizzard)
Best Casual Game
Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)
Best Family Game
Super Mario Party (Nintendo)
Best Puzzle/Skill Game
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
Best Racing Game
Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)
Best Role Playing Game
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Best Simulation Game
Landwirtschafts-Simulator 19 (astragon Entertainment)
Best Social/Online Game
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard)
Best Sports Game
FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)
Best Strategy Game
Total War: Three Kingdoms (Koch Media)
Best Console Game – Sony PlayStation 4
Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Best Console Game – Microsoft Xbox One
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
Best Console Game – Nintendo Switch
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
Best PC Game
Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
Best Mobile Game
Shadowgun War Games (MADFINGER Games)

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