The Game Awards 2017: Full List of Winners

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes home Game of the Year honors. Check out who else won big on Thursday night.


The Game Awards are in the books. Shacknews watched along with the rest of the gaming world, but for anyone who missed tonight's show, here is the full list of tonight's winners:

Most Anticipated Game

  • God of War
  • Marvel Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)

Best Score/Music

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

Best Handheld Game

  • Ever Oasis
  • Fire Emblem: Echoes
  • Metroid: Samus Returns (WINNER)
  • Monster Hunter Stories
  • Poochy & Yoshi's Wooly World

Trending Gamer

  • Andrea Rene - What's Good Games
  • Clint Lexa - halfcoordinated
  • Guy Beahm - Dr. Disrespect (WINNER)
  • Mike Grzesiek - C9 Shroud
  • Steven Spohn - AbleGamers

Best Sports or Racing Game

  • FIFA 18
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (WINNER)
  • GT Sport
  • NBA 2K18
  • PES 20188
  • Project Cars 2

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch (WINNER)
  • Rocket League

Best Mobile Game

  • Fire Emblem: Heroes
  • Hidden Folks
  • Monument Valley II (WINNER)
  • Old Man's Journey
  • Super Mario Run

Best VR/AR Game

  • Farpoint
  • Lone Echo: Echo Arena
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (WINNER)
  • Star Trek Bridge Crew

Best Narrative

  • Hellblade: Sensua's Sacrifice
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • NieR: Automata
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (WINNER)
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Best Action Game

  • Cuphead
  • Destiny 2
  • Nioh
  • Prey
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (WINNER)

Best Art Direction

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

Best Strategy Game

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

Best Role Playing Game

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

Best Family Game

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

Best Esports Team

  • Cloud9 (WINNER)
  • FaZe Clan
  • Lunatic-Hai
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team Liquid

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Cuphead (WINNER)
  • Golf Story
  • Hollow Knight
  • Mr. Shifty
  • Slime Rancher

Best Independent Game

  • Cuphead (WINNER)
  • Hellblade: Sensua's Sacrifice
  • Night in the Woods
  • Pyre
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2
  • Grand Theft Auto Online
  • Overwatch (WINNER)
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Warframe

Best Esports Player

  • Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok (WINNER)
  • Marcelo "coldzera" David
  • Nikola "NiKo" Kovac
  • Je-hong "ryujehong" Ryu
  • Kuro "KuroKy" Salehi Takhasomi

Best Student Game

  • Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, and Dane Perry Svendsen, Swinburne University) (WINNER)
  • Falling Sky (Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savoy, and Mohsen Shah, National Film and Television School)
  • From Light (Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, and Sherveen Uduwana, University of Southern California)
  • Hollowed (Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, and Charley Choucard, University of Central Florida)
  • Impulsion (Hugo Verger, Remi Bertrand, and Maxime Lupinski, Institut de l'Internet et du Multimédia)
  • Meaning (Hariz Yet, DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore)

Games For Impact

  • Bury me, my Love
  • Hellblade: Sensua's Sacrifice (WINNER)
  • Life is Strange: Before The Storm
  • Night In The Woods
  • Please Knock on My Door
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Audio Design

  • Destiny 2
  • Hellblade: Sensua's Sacrifice (WINNER)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Aloy - Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Brian Bloom as BJ Blazkowicz - Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Laura Bailey as Nadine Ross - Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Melina Juergens as Senua - Hellblade: Sensua's Sacrifice (WINNER)

Best Fighting Game

  • ARMS
  • Injustice 2 (WINNER)
  • Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
  • Nidhogg II
  • Tekken 7

Best Game Direction

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (WINNER)
  • Wolfenstein 2: 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

Game of the Year

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

Best Multiplayer Experience was curiously not awarded, as of the close of this show. If it ever gets awarded, Shacknews will be to update this post.

Nintendo takes home three Game Awards for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. BotW, Cuphead, and Hellblade: Sensua's Sacrifice each won three awards this year. Meanwhile, Overwatch showed it's still rolling strong, taking home Best Ongoing Game and Best Esports Game.

Carol Shaw was also honored with an Industry Icon Award. She was recognized for her trailblazing work as one of the first female game designers, going all the way to her time at Atari and Activision in the early 1980s.

The Game Awards also featured a multitude of new game announcements. To catch up with anything you might have missed, be sure to check out our full Game Awards coverage.

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Ozzie has been playing video games since picking up his first NES controller at age 5. He has been into games ever since, only briefly stepping away during his college years. But he was pulled back in after spending years in QA circles for both THQ and Activision, mostly spending time helping to push forward the Guitar Hero series at its peak. Ozzie has become a big fan of platformers, puzzle games, shooters, and RPGs, just to name a few genres, but he’s also a huge sucker for anything with a good, compelling narrative behind it. Because what are video games if you can't enjoy a good story with a fresh Cherry Coke?

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