Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice won the Game of the Year at The Game Awards.

That turned out to be the surprise of the night, as Sekiro, an action-adventure game set in a samurai universe. From Software (the makers of the excellent Dark Souls and Bloodbourne games) is the developer, Activision is the publisher. It’s the second win of the night for Sekiro, which received nominations in multiple categories.

Sekiro beat out favorites like Death Stranding, Control, Outer Worlds, Resident Evil 2, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It’s not my kind of game, as it takes a lot of skill to take out the big bosses in the game.

Above: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice takes the Game of the Year.

Image Credit: GamesBeat

Here’s the nominees and the winners (in bold) for the full evening.

Game of the YearControlDeath StrandingResident Evil 2Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (winner)Super Smash Bros. UltimateThe Outer WorldsIndependent GameBaba Is YouDisco Elysium (winner)Katana ZeroOuter WildsUntitled Goose GameAction GameApex LegendsAstral ChainCall of Duty: Modern WarfareDevil May Cry 5 (winner)Gears 5Metro ExodusMobile GameCall of Duty: Mobile (winner)GrindstoneSayonara Wild HeartsSky: Children of LightWhat the Golf?Action/Adventure GameBorderlands 3ControlDeath StrandingResident Evil 2The Legend of Zelda: Link’s AwakeningSekiro: Shadows Die Twice (winner)Multiplayer GameApex Legends (winner)Borderlands 3Call of Duty: Modern WarfareTetris 99Tom Clancy’s The Division 2Art DirectionControl (winner)Death StrandingGrisSayonara Wild HeartsSekiro: Shadows Die TwiceThe Legend of Zelda: Link’s AwakeningNarrativeA Plague Tale: InnocenceControlDeath StrandingDisco Elysium (winner)The Outer WorldsAudio DesignCall of Duty: Modern Warfare (winner)ControlDeath StrandingGears 5Resident Evil 2Sekiro: Shadows Die TwiceOngoing GameApex LegendsDestiny 2Final Fantasy XIVFortnite (winner)Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeCommunity SupportApex LegendsDestiny 2 (winner)Final Fantasy XIVFortniteTom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegePerformanceAshly Burch as Parvati Holcomb — The Outer WildsCourtney Hope as Jesse Faden — ControlLaura Bailey as Kait Diaz — Gears 5Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff — Death Stranding (winner)Matthew Poretta as Dr. Casper Darling — ControlNorman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges — Death StrandingContent Creator of the YearJack “Courage” DunlopBenjamin “Dr. Lupo” LupoSoleil “Ewok” WheelerDavid “Grefg” Martinez (winner)Michael “Shroud” GrzesiekRole-Playing GameDisco Elysium (winner)Final Fantasy XIVKingdom Hearts IIIMonster Hunter World: IcebornThe Outer WorldsFamily GameLuigi’s Mansion 3 (winner)Ring Fit AdventureSuper Mario Maker 2Super Smash Bros. UltimateYoshi’s Crafted WorldScore & MusicCadence of HyruleDeath Stranding (winner)Devil May Cry 5Kingdom Hearts IIISayonara Wild HeartsFighting GameDead or Alive 6Jump ForceMortal Kombat 11Samurai ShodownSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate (winner)Sports/Racing GameCrash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (winner)Dirt Rally 2.0eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020F1 2019FIFA 20Fresh Indie GameZA/UM for Disco Elysium (winner)Nomada Studio for GrisDeadToast Entertainment for My Friend PedroMobius Digital for Outer WildsMega Crit for Slay the SpireHouse House for Untitled Goose GameStrategy GameAge of Wonders: PlanetfallAnno 1800Fire Emblem: Three Houses (winner)Total War: Three KingdomsTropico 6WargrooveGame DirectionControlDeath Stranding (winner)Resident Evil 2Sekiro: Shadows Die TwiceOuter WildsVR/AR GameAsgard’s WrathBlood & TruthBeat Saber (winner)No Man’s SkyTrover Saves the UniverseGames for ImpactConcrete GenieGris (winner)Kind WorldsLife is Strange 2Sea of SolitudeEsports Game of the YearCounter-Strike: Global OffensiveDota 2FortniteLeague of Legends (winner)OverwatchEsports TeamAstralis (CS:GO)G2 Esports (League of Legends) (winner)OG (Dota 2)San Fransisco Shock (Overwatch League)Team Liquid (CS:GO)Esports PlayerKyle “Bugha” Giersdorf (Immortals, Fortnite) (winner)Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)Luka “Perkz” Perkovic (G2 Esports, League of Legends)Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CS:GO)Jay “Sinatraa” Won (San Fransisco Shock, Overwatch League)Esports CoachEric “adreN” Hoag (Team Liquid, CS:GO)Nu-ri “Cain” Jang (Team Liquid, League of Legends)Fabian “GrabbZ” Lohmann (G2 Esports, League of Legends)Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)Titouan “Sockshka” Merloz (OG, Dota 2)Danny “Zonic” Sørensen (Astralis, CS:GO) (winner)Esports Event2019 League of Legends World Championship (winner)2019 Overwatch League Grand FinalsEVO 2019Fortnite World CupIEM Katowice 2019The International 2019Esports HostAlex “Goldenboy” MendezAlex “Machine” RichardsonDuan “Candice” Yu-ShuangEefje “Sjokz” Depoortere (winner)Paul “Redeye” ChalonerFan voteFire Emblem: Three Houses (winner)

Correction, 9:05 p.m. Pacific: Sekiro won two awards, not one, tonight.