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The Game Awards 2017 Results

December 7, 2017 / 11:41 PM

By: Jesse Waldack

The winner of each category is bold.

Best Multiplayer: (Winner not announced during awards show, but on their web page the following day):
Fortnite
• Call of Duty: World War II
• Splatoon 2
• Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
• Destiny 2
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Before the show started:

Geoff Keighley gets interviewed by Kyle Bosman about what can be expected.

World Premiere: World War Z

Trending Gamer:
• Steven Spohn
• Mike Grzesiek
Guy Beahm
• Clint Lexa
• Andrea Rene

World Premiere: Vacation Simulator

Best Score/Music:
Destiny 2
Cuphead
NieR: Automata
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Super Mario Odyssey
Persona 5

World Premiere: Accounting +

Best Mobile Game:
Fire Emblem Heroes
Super Mario Run
Old Man’s Journey
Monument Valley 2
• Hidden Folks

Best Sports/Racing Game:
Project Cars 2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
NBA 2K18
GT Sport
• Forza Motorsport 7
• FIFA 18

Best VR/AR Game:
Superhot VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Lone Echo / Echo Arena
Farpoint
• Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Best Handheld Game:
Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World
Monster Hunter Stories
Metroid: Samus Returns
Ever Oasis
• Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadow of Valentia

Best Chinese Game:
Monument Valley 2
jx3 HD
Gumballs
ICEY
King Of Glory

World Premiere: Shadows Die Twice

The show officially starts here.

Best Narrative:
What Remains of Edith Finch
NieR: Automata
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
• Horizon Zero Dawn

World Premiere: In the Valley of Gods

Best Action Game:
Prey
Nioh
Destiny 2
Cuphead
• Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Movie Trailer: The Shape of Water

Best Art Direction:
Destiny 2
Cuphead
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Persona 5
• Horizon Zero Dawn

World Premiere: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: The Champions’ Balad

Industry Icon: Carol Shaw

World Premiere: Soul Calibur VI

Best Role Playing Game:
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Final Fantasy XV
Divinity: Original Sin 2
NieR: Automata
• Persona 5

Best Strategy Game:
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
Tooth and Tail
Total War: Warhammer II
Halo Wars 2
• Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Most Anticipated Game Presented by McCafé:
The Last of Us Part II
Red Dead Redemption II
Monster Hunter: World
Marvel’s Spider-Man
• God of War

Best Family Game:
Splatoon 2
Sonic Mania
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Super Mario Odyssey

Best eSports Team:
• Team Liquid
• SK Telecom 1
• Lunatic-Hai
• FaZe Clan
Cloud9

Best Debut Indie Game, presented by Schick Hydro:
Slime Rancher
Mr. Shifty
Hollow Knight
Golf Story
Cuphead

Best Independent Game:
Pyre
Night in the Woods
Cuphead
What Remains of Edith Finch
• Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Best Ongoing Game:
Warframe
Rainbow Six: Siege
Overwatch
Grand Theft Auto Online
Destiny 2
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Best eSports Game:
Rocket League
League of Legends
DOTA2
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Overwatch

World Premiere: Fade to Silence

World Premiere: Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2

World Premiere: Bayonetta 3

Best eSports Player, Presented by Omen by HP:
• Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi
• Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu
• Nikola “NiKo” Kovac
• Marcelo “coldzera” David
Lee sang-hyeok “Faker”

World Premiere: Death Stranding

Live Performance: Phoenix

Best Student Game:
Meaning
Level Squared
Impulsion
Falling Sky
Hollowed
From Light

World Premiere: Witchfire

World Premiere: A Way Out

World Premiere: Dreams

Games for Impact:
Please Knock on My Door
Night in the Woods
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Bury Me, My Love
What Remains of Edith Finch
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Best Audio Design:
Destiny 2
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
• Super Mario Odyssey

World Premiere: PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds 1.0 Update

Best Performance:
Melina Juergens as Sunia (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)
• 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)

World Premiere: GTFO

Best Fighting Game:
Tekken 7
Nidhogg 2
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Injustice 2
ARMS

Best Game Direction:
• MachineGames / Bethesda (for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus)
• Capcom (for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard)
Nintendo (for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
• Nintendo (for Super Mario Odyssey)
• Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment (for Horizon Zero Dawn)

Best Action/Adventure Game:
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
• Assassin’s Creed: Origins
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
• Super Mario Odyssey
• Horizon Zero Dawn

World PremiereMetro: Exodus

Game of the Year:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
• Super Mario Odyssey
• PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
• Persona 5
• Horizon Zero Dawn

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Having played Intellivision and Atari games since he was six, Jesse has not only grown up with video games, but has seen just about everything. A husband and father of three teenagers, he still tries to squeeze in a game or three when he is able.

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