The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Headlines Nominations For The Game Awards This Year

It is joined by Persona 5, Horizon: Zero Dawn, PUBG, and Super Mario Odyssey.

Posted By | On 14th, Nov. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


Awards season is almost here, and while the final winner in this all is still up in the air- there have been way too many great games that released this year- there are definitely some favorites that people expect to dominate more than others. Games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario OdysseyHorizon: Zero Dawn, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are all expected to walk away with at least some top honors.

And indeed, all four of those games have been nominated for the top Game of the Year award category for the upcoming Game Awards. They are also joined by Persona 5, an utterly fantastic game that gets a surprise in- surprising, not because it is worse than any of those other titles, but only because, as a turn based JRPG, it’s not the kind of game you expect would get recognition in a mainstream awards show.

Zelda in general dominates these nominations- apart from the GotY nod, it is nominated for five other categoriesSuper Mario Odyssey, Horizon: Zero Dawn, and Destiny 2 tie it with 6 total nominations as well. Meanwhile, Cuphead got five nominations, while Persona 5 and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus got four each.

You can check out the full list of nominees below- it’ll be interesting to see which game walks away with top honors. Anyone want to make a bet?

Game of the Year

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

Best Game Direction

Wolfenstein II
Resident Evil 7
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
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Persona 5
Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Score / Music

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

Best Audio Design

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

Best Performance

Melina Juergens, Hellblade
Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II
Ashly Burch, 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

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

Best Handheld Game

Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World
Monster Hunter Stories
Metroid: Samus Returns
Fire Emblem Echoes
Ever Oasis

Best VR / AR Game

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

Best Action Game

Prey
Nioh
Destiny 2
Cuphead
Wolfenstein II

Best Action / Adventure Game

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Assassin’s Creed Origins
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
NieR: Automata
Persona 5

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 Evoltuion Soccer 2018
NBA 2K18
GT Sport
Forza Motorsport 7
FIFA 18

Best Multiplayer

Fornite
Call of Duty: World War II
Splatoon 2
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Destiny 2
PlayerUnknown’s Battleground

Best 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 Deith Finch
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Best Student Game

Meaning
Level Squared
Impulsion
Falling Sky
Hollowed
From Light

Trending Gamer

Steven Spohn
Mike Grzesiek
Guy Beahm
Clint Lexa
Andrea Rene

Best eSports Game

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

Best eSports Player

Kuro “KuroKy” Salhei Takhasomi
Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu
Nikola “NiKo” Kovac
Marcelo “coldzera” David
Lee sang-hyeok “Faker”

Best eSports Team

Team Liquid
SK Telecom 1
Lunatic-Hai
FaZe Clan
Cloud 9

Best Debut Indie Game

Slime Rancher
Mr. Shifty
Hollow Knight
Golf Story
Cuphead

Best Chinese Game

Monument Valley 2
jx3 HD
Gumballs
ICEY
King of Glory


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