Here are the 2017 Game Awards winners

Nintendo cleans up

There was a lot to take away from this year’s Game Awards. First of all, holy shit Bayonetta 3 is happening! Second, fuck the Oscars. And third, people love their Breath of the Wild. The show itself was an interesting mix of wonderful music both by Phoenix and the orchestra, odd decisions to just speed read some of the winners, and some truly heartfelt speeches from the award recipients. Who knows what next year will hold, but if you didn’t watch and want to know who walked away with a trophy, the complete list of winners is below!

  • Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 
  • Best Game Direction: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 
  • Best Narrative: What Remains of Edith Finch 
  • Best Art Direction: Cuphead 
  • Best Score/Music: NieR: Automata 
  • Best Audio Design: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Best Performance: Melina Juergens, Hellblade 
  • Games for Impact: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 
  • Best Ongoing Game: Overwatch 
  • Best Handheld Game: Metroid: Samus Returns 
  • Best VR/AR Game: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 
  • Best Action Game: Wolfenstein II 
  • Best Action Adventure Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 
  • Best Role Playing Game: Persona 5 
  • Best Fighting Game: Injustice 2 
  • Best Family Game: Super Mario Odyssey 
  • Best Strategy Game: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle 
  • Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Motorsports 7 
  • Most Anticipated Game: The Last of Us Part II 
  • Best Independent Game: Cuphead 
  • Best Student Game: Level Squared 
  • Trending Gamer: Guy Beahm 
  • Best esports Game: Overwatch 
  • Best esports Player: Lee sang-hyeok “Faker”, League of Legends 
  • Best esports Team: Cloud9 
  • Best Debut Indie Game: Cuphead 
  • Best Chinese Game: jx3 HD 
  • Best Mobile Game: Monument Valley 2 
  • Best Multiplayer: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Industry Icon: Carol Shaw
CJ Andriessen
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