Metroid Dread wins Best Action Adventure Game at The Game Awards

Metroid Dread best action adventure game the game awards

The Game Awards are currently in full swing, with accolades and trailers galore. Nintendo is up for several awards, and they just won one. Metroid Dread, a collaborative effort between Nintendo and MercurySteam, won the Best Action Adventure Game award. It’s a well-earned prize for a fantastic game that satisfied long-time fans and newcomers alike.

Metroid Dread wins Best Action Adventure Game

Metroid Dread had decent competition for the Best Action Adventure Game at The Game Awards, facing off against these four challengers:

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal/SQUARE ENIX)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)

Doug Bowser’s speech

Nintendo of America President Doug Bowsers accepted the award on behalf of Nintendo and MercurySteam. In his speech, he praised Metroid Dread for thriving as both an Action game and an Adventure game and thanked all the developers at Nintendo and MercurySteam for their hard work. Die-hard fans waited 19 years for a new 2D Metroid, and Dread did not disappoint. Scoring an honor at The Game Awards is the cherry on top of strong review scores and franchise-best sales.


Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.