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Winners of The 2017 Game Awards Revealed

Winners of The 2017 Game Awards Revealed

The 2017 Game Awards has come, gone, and blasted us with a bevy of announcements. But let’s not forget that it is an award show as well, and here you will find the winners of each category. At press time, the award for Best Multiplayer Game was not announced: this will be updated when that changes.

UPDATE: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been awarded Best Multiplayer Game.

Best Debut Indie Game

 Cuphead – Studio MDHR

Golf Story – Sidebar Games

Hollow Knight – Team Cherry

Mr. Shifty – Team Shifty

Slime Rancher – Monomi Park

 

Best Esports Team

Cloud9

FaZe Clan

Lunatic-Hai

SK Telecom 1

Team Liquid

 

Best Esports Player

Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi – Team Liquid, DOTA 2

Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu – Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch

Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac – FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: GO

Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David – SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO

Lee sang-hyeok “Faker” – SK Telecom 1, League of Legends

 

Best Esports Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Valve

DOTA2 – Valve

League of Legends – Riot

Overwatch – Blizzard

Rocket League – Psyonix

 

Trending Gamer

Guy Beahm – Dr. Disrespect

Mike Grzesiek – Shroud

Clint Lexa – “Halfcoordinated”

Andrea Rene – What’s Good Games

Steven Spohn – AbleGamers

 

Best Student Game

Falling Sky – Jonathan Nielsen, Nikolay Savov, Mohsen Shah; National Film and Television School

From Light – Faffinabout; University of Southern California

Hollowed – Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, Charley Choucard; University of Central Florida – Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy

Impulsion – Hugo Verger, Rémi Bertrand, Maxime Lupinski; IIM – Institut de l’Internet et du Multimédia

Level Squared – Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen; Swinburne University of Technology

Meaning – Hariz Yet; DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore

 

Best Independent Game

Cuphead – Studio MDHR

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory

Night in the Woods – Infinite Fall

Pyre – Supergiant Games

What Remains of Edith Finch – Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive

 

Most Anticipated Game

God of War – Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Monster Hunter World – Capcom

Red Dead Redemption II – Rockstar Games

 

Best Multiplayer

Call of Duty: World War II – Sledgehammer Games / Activision

Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision

Fortnite – Epic Games

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo EAD / Nintendo

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG Corp.

Splatoon 2 – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

 

Best Sports/Racing Game

FIFA 18 – EA Vancouver / EA

Forza Motorsport 7 – Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios

GT Sport – Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment

NBA 2K18 – Visual Concepts / 2K Sports

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 – PES Productions / Konami

Project Cars 2 – Slightly Mad Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment

 

Best Strategy Game

Halo Wars 2 – Creative Assembly + 343 / Microsoft Studios

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle / Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft

Tooth and Tail – Pocketwatch Games

Total War: Warhammer II – Creative Assembly / Sega

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Firaxis Games / 2K

 

Best Family Game

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle / Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo EAD / Nintendo

Sonic Mania – PagodaWest Games + Headcannon / Sega

Splatoon 2 – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

 

Best Fighting Game

ARMS – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Injustice 2 – NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite – Capcom

Nidhogg 2 – Messhof Games

Tekken 7 – Bandai Namco Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment

 

Best Role-Playing Game

Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Larian Studios

Final Fantasy XV – Square Enix Business Division 2 / Square Enix

NieR: Automata – Platinum Games / Square Enix

Persona 5 – Atlus

South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Ubisoft San Francisco / Ubisoft

 

Best Action/Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft

Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment

 

Best Action Game

Cuphead – Studio MDHR

Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision

Nioh – Team Ninja / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Prey – Arkane / Bethesda

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – MachineGames / Bethesda

 

Best VR/AR Game

Farpoint – Impuse Gear / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Lone Echo / Echo Arena – Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Capcom

Star Trek: Bridge Crew – Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft

Superhot VR – SUPERHOT Team

 

Best Handheld Game

Ever Oasis – Grezzo / Nintendo

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia – Intelligent Systems / Nintendo

Metroid: Samus Returns – MercurySteam / Nintendo

Monster Hunter Stories – Marvelous / Nintendo

Poochy and Yoshi’s Wooly World – Good-Feel / Nintendo

 

Best Mobile Game

Fire Emblem Heroes – Intelligent Systems / Nintendo

Hidden Folks – Adriaan de Jongh / Sylvian Tegroeg

Monument Valley 2 – ustwo games

Old Man’s Journey – Broken Rules

Super Mario Run – Nintendo

 

Best Ongoing Game

Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision

Grand Theft Auto Online – Rockstar Games

Overwatch – Blizzard

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG Corp.

Rainbow Six: Siege – Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft

Warframe – Digital Extremes

 

Games For Impact

Bury Me, My Love – The Pixel Hunt/Figs, ARTE

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory

Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Deck Nine / Square Enix

Night in the Woods – Infinite Fall

Please Knock On My Door – Levall Games

 

Best Performance

Laura Bailey as Nadine Ross – Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer – Uncharted The Lost Legacy

Brian Bloom as BJ Blazkowicz – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Ashly Burch as Aloy – Horizon: Zero Dawn

Melina Juergens as Senua – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

 

Best Audio Design 

Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Capcom

Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

 

Best Score/Music

Cuphead – Studio MDHR

Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

NieR: Automata – Platinum Games / Square Enix

Persona 5 – Atlus

Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

 

Best Art Direction

Cuphead – Studio MDHR

Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision

Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Persona 5 – Atlus

 

Best Narrative

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory

Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

NieR: Automata – Platinum Games / Square Enix

What Remains of Edith Finch – Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – MachineGames / Bethesda

 

Best Game Direction

Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Capcom

Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – MachineGames / Bethesda

 

Game of The Year

Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Persona 5 – Atlus

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG Corp.

Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

 

Do you disagree with the winners? Do you still wish another game had been nominated? Sound off on social media or in the comments below!

Stephen has been an avid gamer for nearly 25 years, fighting alongside caped crusaders, Jedi, and biotic Asari along the way. He likes to try new things but frequently comes back to Overwatch.

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