The Game Awards 2017


The Game Awards took place this week, streaming on pretty much every online platform that has streaming capabilities. The show was very well done with a live orchestra performing some sweet mixes using songs from the nominated games. Of the winners, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year. It was also no surprise that the crazy hand drawn animation used in Cuphead won Best Art Direction. That game also won Best Debut Indie and Best Indie overall. Also, a shout out to Melina Juergens who is Ninja Theory’s video editor and was given her first acting job in the title role. She also wore a motion capture suit like a boss. Anyway, here’s a list of all the winners.


  • Trending Gamer of the Year: Guy Beahm “Dr. Disrespect”

  • Best Score/Music: Nier Automata

  • Best Mobile Game: Monument Valley 2

  • Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Motorsport 7

  • Best VR Game: Resident Evil 7

  • Best Narrative: What Remains of Edith Finch

  • Best Action Game: Wolfenstein 2

  • Best Art Direction: Cuphead

  • Best Debut Indie: Game Cuphead

  • Best Indie Game: Cuphead

  • Best Handheld Game: Metroid: Samus Returns

  • Best Roleplaying Game: Persona 5

  • Best Strategy Game: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

  • Most Anticipated Game: The Last Us 2

  • Best Family Game: Super Mario Odyssey

  • Best Esports: Team Cloud 9

  • Best Ongoing Game: Overwatch

  • Best Esports Game: Overwatch

  • Best Esports Player: Lee sang-hyeok “Fake”

  • Best Multiplayer: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

  • Chinese Fan Game Award: jx3 HD

  • Best Student Game: Level Squared

  • Games For Impact: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

  • Best Audio Design: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

  • Best Performance: Melina Juergens, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

  • Best Fighting Game: Injustice 2

  • Best Game Direction: Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Best Action/Adventure Game: Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Game of the Year: Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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