With E3 fading in the rearview mirror, the next major video game convention is just days away! Gamescom kicks off in Cologne, Germany on August 21st. The week-long event is sure to be packed with announcements (including an Xbox presentation from Microsoft), and it’s also a chance to highlight the best of the best when it comes to upcoming games.

Ahead of the big event, Gamescom has just released the complete list of nominees for The Gamescom Awards 2018. Over 100 nominations were submitted, and a panel of journalists and YouTubers have whittled them down to the final choices in each category, which you can view below. Attendees of the event will also be able to vote for Best Streamer/Let’s Player, Best Developer, and Best Publisher via the official Gamescom app. This also includes the Gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer award.

Best Action Game

Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Metro Exodus (Deep Silver)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Activision Blizzard)

Best Add-on/DLC
Destiny 2: Forsaken (Activision Blizzard)
State of Decay 2 Daybreak (Microsoft)

Best Casual Game
Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)
Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Family Game
LEGO DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
Super Mario Party (Nintendo)

Best Puzzle/Skill Game
Astro Bot Rescue Mission (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (Koch Media)

Best Racing Game
F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)
Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)
Team Sonic Racing (Koch Media)

Best Role Playing Game
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix)

Best Simulation Game
Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)
Farming Simulator 19 (astragon Entertainment)

Best Social/Online Game
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision Blizzard)
Dying Light Bad Blood (Techland)
Rend (Frostkeep Studios)

Best Sports Game
F1 2018 (Koch Media/Codemasters)
FIFA 19 (Electronic Arts)
PES 2019 (Konami)

Best Strategy Game
Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Total War: Three Kingdoms (Koch Media)

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4
Marvel’s Spider-Man (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
Project Mephisto (working title)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Microsoft)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Nintendo Switch
LEGO DC Super-Villains (Warner Bros. Entertainment)
Starlink – Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)

Best PC Game
Anno 1800 (Ubisoft)
Life is Strange 2 (Square Enix)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Best Mobile Game
Hyperdrome (Travian Games)
Shadowgun War Games (MADFINGER Games)

Source: Gamescom