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2017 The Game Awards Winners

The Game Awards ceremony occurred last night. Presented by Geoff Keighley, it is the insutry’s prestige awards ceremony, bringing people from all facets of gaming together for a night of celebration. Think The Oscars, but for video games. Like in previous years, the event was live streamed to Twitch and other live video services. Twitch actually allowed streamers to co-stream the event and have their viewers predict the winners using a Twitch extension live.

While everyone had their personal picks, there could only one winner in each category. And while the event went off without a hitch, some of the categories didn’t get their time to shine, so if you missed some of the winners, don’t feel bad because you’re not the only one. Here is the list of the nominees in each category, with the winner highlighted in bold.

Once you’ve check out the list, don’t forget to vote in our community game of the year awards and have your voice counted!

UPDATED Best Multiplayer going to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

Game of the Year

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

Best Game Direction

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Best Narrative

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

Best Art Direction

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

Best Score / Music

  • Cuphead
  • Destiny 2
  • NieR: Automata
  • Persona 5
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Audio Design

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

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch, Horizon: Zero Dawn (As Aloy)
  • Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (as BJ Blazkowicz)
  • Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (as Chloe Frazer)
  • Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (as Nadine Ross)
  • Melina Juergens, Hellblade (as Senua)

Games for Impact

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

Best Ongoing Game

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

Best Independent Game

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

Best Mobile Game

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

Best Handheld Game

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

Best VR/AR Game

  • Farpoint
  • Lone Echo
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Superhot VR

Best Action Game

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

Best Action/Adventure Game

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

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Divinity: Original Sin II
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • NieR: Automata
  • Persona 5
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Best Fighting Game

  • Arms
  • Injustice 2
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Tekken 7

Best Family Game

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Sonic Mania
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Strategy Game

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

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 18
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gran Turismo Sport
  • NBA 2K18
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Project Cars 2

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Destiny 2
  • Fortnite
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Splatoon 2

Most Anticipated Game

  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • The Last of Us Part II

Trending Gamer

  • Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games)
  • Clint Lexa (“Halfcoordinated”)
  • Guy Beahm (“Dr. Disrespect”)
  • Mike Grzesiek (“Shroud”)
  • Steven Spohn (AbleGamers)

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Rocket League

Best eSports Player

  • Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)
  • Marcelo “coldzera” David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO)
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: GO)
  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch)
  • Kuro “KuroK”” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid, Dota 2)

Best eSports Team

  • Cloud 9
  • FaZe Clan
  • Lunatic-Hai
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team Liquid

Student Game Award

  • Falling Sky (Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savoy, Mohsen Shah / National Film & TV School)
  • From Light (Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, Sherveen Uduwana / USC)
  • Hollowed (Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, Charley Choucard / University of Central Florida)
  • Impulsion (Hugo Verger, Remi Bertrand, Maxime Lupinski / IIM)
  • Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen / Swinburne University)
  • Meaning (Hariz Yet / DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore)

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Golf Story (Sidebar Games)
  • Hollow Knight (Team Cherry)
  • Mr. Shifty (Team Shifty)
  • Slime Rancher (Monomi Park)

Chinese Fan Game Award

  • Honor of Kings《王者荣耀》 (Timi Studio Group)
  • ICEY《艾希》(FantaBlade Network)
  • Gumballs & Dungeons《不思议迷宫》(QcPlay Limited)
  • jx3 HD《剑网3》重制版 (Kingsoft Corporation)
  • Monument Valley 2《纪念碑谷2》(ustwo games)

And that’s a wrap! Sort of. As of publication, the winner for Best Multiplayer has not been announced. When that happens, this list will be updated accordingly. You can also have your voice heard by voting for your favorites in the 2017 Voxie Awards – Community Choice Game of the Year Awards right here!

Stay tuned to Voxel Voice for our year end wrap up content featuring lists from our contributors and other fun things!

I remember playing Super Mario Bros. and Metroid on the NES with my older brother, and never being able to land on the aircraft carrier in Top Gun. I faked being sick so I could stay home from school and play Quake II once, but now I request days off from work instead of lying. Age of Empires II is still the best RTS, Half-Life is still the best FPS, and I still think the end of Mass Effect 3 was great!

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