The Game Awards is the grand event for players, fans, and creators of video games everywhere. It is an annual awards show that recognizes creative and technical excellence in the gaming industry. Held in December every year, this ceremony celebrates the top video games of the year, while also giving fans a sneak preview into some upcoming releases that are planned for the following year. Nevertheless, the nominees for this year’s show have been announced. Here are my predictions for the winners of The Game Awards.
Game of the Year
Winner: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The biggest award of the year goes to the legendary Zelda; however, it was not an easy decision. In fact, if Destiny 2 had been nominated, my vote would’ve gone there. Nevertheless, Legend of Zelda games rarely disappoint, and this one knocked it out of the park.
Other Nominees: Super Mario Odyssey, PlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Persona 5, Horizon Zero Dawn
Best Game Direction
Winner: Horizon Zero Dawn
Simply put, the creative vision and innovation of Zero Dawn was impeccable. Clearly, the game was an overall success, as noted by its many nominations, so it won’t be much of a surprise to see them take home a few awards this year.
Other Nominees: Wolfenstein II, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey
Big Winner: Destiny 2
Going a bit off script here by highlighting one of the favorites in 2017; Destiny 2. As mentioned above, if it were nominated for Game of the Year, it would have been my clear-cut choice. With that being said, Destiny 2 is my pick for a number of awards, including Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Action Game, Best Multiplayer Game and Best On-Going Game.
The rest of my selections go as followed:
Best Narrative: Wolfenstein II
Best Audio Design: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Best Performance: Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Games For Impact: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Best Mobile: Hidden Folks
Best Handheld: Metroid: Samus Returns (Although, Super Mario Odyssey or really any other Nintendo Switch game would have been my choice if nominated.)
Best VR/AR Game: Star Trek Bridge Crew
Best Action/Adventure Game: Horizon Zero Dawn
Best Role-Playing Game: Persona 5
Best Fighting Game: Tekken 7
Best Family Game: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Best Strategy Game: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
Best Sports/Racing Game: Project Cars 2
Most Anticipated Game: Monster Hunter: World
Best Independent Game: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Best Student Game: Hollowed
Trending Gamer: Guy Beahm, Dr. Disrespect
Best eSports Game: Overwatch
Best eSports Player: Marcelo ‘Coldzera’ David
Best eSports Team: Team Liquid
Best Debut Indie Game: Hollow Knight
Best Chinese Game: Monument Valley 2
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