The Game Awards 2017 Winners: All Categories and Nominees

The Game Awards 2017 has a ton of great nominees this year, but there can only be one winner in each category. We’ve gathered every game nominated for a Game Award this year, and which ones took home the prize. Look below to find The Game Award 2017 categories and which titles are up for consideration in each. There were also some awesome world premieres that we’re covering elsewhere.

This is the fourth annual The Game Awards presentation, and with such a great year in gaming, it might have been the tightest running show yet. Fortunately, though there can only be the only winner in each category, there were no losers tonight. Each game and person nominated are some of the most excellent examples in the industry, and we can only hope that The Game Awards 2018 will have as stellar of a lineup.

The Game Awards 2017: Game of the Year Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Game Direction Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Narrative Winner: What Remains of Edith Finch

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Art Direction Winner: Cuphead

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Score/ Music Winner: Nier: Automata

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Audio Design Winner: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Performance Winner: Melina Juergens, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Nominees:

  • Melina Juergens, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Ashly Burch, Horizon: Zero Dawn

The Game Awards 2017: Games for Impact Winner: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Nominees:

  • 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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Ongoing Game Winner: Overwatch

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Mobile Game Winner: Monument Valley 2

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Handheld Game Winner: Metroid: Samus Returns

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best VR/AR Game Winner: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Genre Awards

These games were the best in their respective genre in 2017.

The Game Awards 2017: Best Action Game Winner: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Action/Adventure Game Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Role Playing Game Winner: Persona 5

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Fighting Game Winner: Injustice 2

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Family Game Winner: Super Mario Odyssey

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Strategy Game Winner: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Sports/Racing Game Winner: Forza Motorsport 7

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Multiplayer Winner: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Most Anticipated Game Winner: The Last of Us Part II

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Independent Game Winner: Cuphead

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best Student Game Winner: Level Squared

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Community Award

The Game Award for Trending Gamer celebrates the personalities that have had the most impact in the gaming community in 2017.

The Game Awards 2017: Trending Gamer Winner: Guy Beahm – Dr. Disrespect

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: eSports Awards

These categories highlist the best games and players in eSports for 2017.

The Game Awards 2017: Best eSports Game Winner: Overwatch

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Best eSports Player Winner: Lee sang-hyeok “Faker” – SK Telecom 1, League of Legends

Nominees:

  • Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi – Team Liquid, DOTA 2
  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu – Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac – FaZE Clan, Counter-Strike: GO
  • Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David – SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO
  • Lee sang-hyeok “Faker” – SK Telecom 1, League of Legends

The Game Awards 2017: Best eSports Team Winner: Cloud 9

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: International Awards

This award brings attention to gaming in non-traditional or burgeoning markets.

The Game Awards 2017: Best Chinese Game Winner:  jx3 HD(《剑网3》重制版

Nominees:

  • 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: Other Awards

These awards are given out to highlight games and people who didn’t fit under the standard categories.

The Game Awards 2017: Best Debut Indie Game Winner: Cuphead

Nominees:

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

The Game Awards 2017: Industry Icon Award: Carol Shaw