All the Winners from The Game Awards 2017

Posted on December 10, 2017

Since The Game Awards detached from Spike TV in 2014 they’ve garnered a much larger following from gamers around the world and for the most part is respected amongst gamers. Think of it like the Oscars for Gaming. While it has become a place for gaming announcements we can’t forget that it is first and foremost an awards ceremony.

By now I’m sure everyone has heard that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild snagged the coveted Game of the Year, but there are plenty of other awards up for grabs. Luckily for you we’ve taken the time to collect all the winners of each category together in one handy list. If you’re interested to see what each winner was up against you can check out our coverage of the nominations.

So let’s jump in to the winners and don’t forget to tune into Checkpoint on Joy 94.9 in Melbourne, Australia at 3pm next Saturday the 16th to hear the teams top 10 Games for 2017.

Game of the Year

Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Our Review)

Best Game Direction

Awarded to a game studio for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Our Review)

Best Narrative

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

Best Art Direction

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

Best Score / Music

For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.

Best Audio Design

Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design.

Best Performance

Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.

  • Melina Juergens – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Our Feature)

Games for Impact

For a thought provoking game with a profound pro-social meaning or message.

Best Ongoing Game

Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time.

Best Mobile Game

For the best game playable on a dedicated mobile device.

  • Monument Valley 2

Best Handheld Game

For the best game playable on a dedicated portable gaming system.

Best VR / AR Game

For the best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.

Best Action Game

For the best game in the action genre focused on combat.

Best Action/Adventure Game

For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Our Review)

Best Role Playing Game

For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.

Best fighting Game

For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

Best Family Game

For the best game appropriate for family play, irrespective of genre or platform.

Best Strategy Game

Best game focused on real time or turn-based strategy gameplay, irrespective of platform.

Best Sports / Racing Game

For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.

Best Multiplayer

For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences, irrespective of game genre.

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Most Anticipated Game

Awarded to an upcoming game that has shown significant ambition and promise. Title must be announced and scheduled for release after December 7, 2017.

  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Independent Game

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.

Best Student Game

For the best student project created at the high school or college level.

  • Level Squared

Trending Gamer

For a streamer, influencer or media member who has made an important impact on the industry this calendar year.

  • Guy Beahm (Dr. Disrespect)

Best eSports Game

For the game that has delivered the best overall eSports experience to players (inclusive of tournaments, community support and content updates), irrespective of genre or platform.

Best eSports Player

The eSports player judged to be the most outstanding performer in 2017, irrespective of game.

  • Lee sang-hyoek “Faker”

Best eSports Team

The eSports team judged to be the most outstanding for performance in 2017, inclusive of multi-team organizations.

  • Cloud 9

Best Debut Indie Game

Recognizing a new independent studio that released its first game in 2017. Winner selected by fan voting.

Best Chinese Game

A fan-voted award to recognize the most popular game in China, as judged by The Game Awards viewers in China.

  • jx3 HD

So concludes another year of The Game Awards, did your favourite win big? Did anything win that you think should not have? Let us know and be sure to keep an eye out this week as we announce the Checkpoint Top 10 Games for 2017.