Gaming News – The Game Awards Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2017 Game Awards have been announced. Taking place on December 7, the awards will celebrate the best games of the past year.

Leading the nominations are Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Destiny 2 and Super Mario Odyssey with each game picking up six nominations.

Along with the panel voted awards, fans will be able to cast their votes on the Game Awards website. A new addition to the voting for 2017 will be that fans will be able to cast votes using Direct Messages to the Game Awards Facebook and Twitter pages.

Read the full list of nominees below.

Game of the Year

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

Best Game Direction

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

Best Narrative

  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • NieR: Automata
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Wolfenstein II
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn

Best Art Direction

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

 Best Score/Music

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

 Best Audio Design

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

 Best Performance

  • Melina Juergens as Senua – 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
  • Ashly Burch as Aloy – Horizon: Zero Dawn

 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 Ongoing Game

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

Best Mobile Game

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

 Best Handheld Game

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

 Best VR/AR Game

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

 Best Action Game

  • Prey
  • Nioh
  • Destiny 2
  • Cuphead
  • Wolfenstein II

 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

 Best Role-Playing Game

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

 Best Fighting Game

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

 Best Family Game

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

 Best Strategy Game

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

 Best Sports/Racing Game

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

 Best Multiplayer

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

 Most Anticipated Game

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

 Best Independent Game

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

 Best Student Game

  • Meaning
  • Level Squared
  • Impulsion
  • Falling Sky
  • Hollowed
  • From Light

 Trending Gamer

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

 Best Esports Game

  • Rocket League
  • League of Legends
  • DOTA2
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Overwatch

 Best Esports Player – Presented by Omen by HP

  • Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi – Team Liquid, DOTA2
  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu – Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch
  • Nikola “NiKo” Kovac – FaZE Clan, Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Marcelo “coldzera” David – SK Gaming, Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Lee sang-hyeok “Faker” – SK Telecom 1, League of Legends

 Best Esports Team

  • Team Liquid
  • SK Telecom 1
  • Lunatic-Hai
  • FaZE Clan
  • Cloud9

 Best Debut Indie Game – Presented by Schick Hydro

  • Slime Rancher
  • Shifty
  • Hollow Knight
  • Golf Story
  • Cuphead

 Best Chinese Game

  • Monument Valley 2 ( 纪念碑谷2 )
  • Jx3 HD (剑网3》重制版 )
  • Gumballs ( 《不思议迷宫》)
  • ICEY (《艾希》)
  • King of Glory ( 《王者荣耀》)

 

The Game Awards 2017 will be held on December 7 and will be live-streamed online. Voting is now open on the Game Awards website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

 

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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