The 2017 Game Award Nominees

By anyone’s standards, 2017 has been a stellar year for video games with a bunch of major titles scoring such raves that picking a ‘Game of the Year’ honor is going to be a real tough choice this year.

The Game Awards, the biggest awards show for the gaming industry, has today announced their nominees which covers a list of 102 games spread across thirty categories.

Nintendo’s “Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and “Super Mario Odyssey”, Playstation’s “Horizon Zero Dawn” and “Persona 5” and the cross-format title “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” are all up for the top honor of Game of the Year.

Highly nominated games include “Destiny 2,” “Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Horizon: Zero Dawn”” and “Super Mario Odyssey” with six each; “Cuphead” and “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” with five; “Persona 5” and “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus” with four and “Uncharted: The Lost Legacy,” “Nier Automata,” “Resident Evil VII” and “What Remains of Edith Finch” with three.

The winners of this year’s awards will be announced December 7th. Here’s the full list of nominees:

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 Roleplaying 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 KingdomBattle
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 Battleground

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
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” SalheiTakhasomi
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

Source: Cinema Blend