Finally, the awards ceremony, which has sparked debate and controversy recently among the 2017 Game Awards community, which of course has announced the game of this year’s Game of the Year and many other awards that have been announced and will show you in this article.

Predictions and leaks of the 2017 Game Awards

The biggest surprise this year was PlayerUnknown being in the list of games for the Game of the Year award, which I do not personally see worthy of being on this list, which has huge game titles despite its overwhelming popularity, which we all know on a platform and which It is still exclusive to the moment on the Xbox One platform and Windows 10 on the PC and, above all, it is not a game with a story that is larger than a collective game and the work did not end until the writing of this article.

The second non-surprise, “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”, as well as “Horizon: Zero Dawn,” which was personally prepared by a completely different experience with a paradigm shift in the design of game worlds, combat methods and motion. Followed by Super Mario Odyssey and Persona 5.

I am personally surprised that there are no games like Resident Evil 7 and Nier: Automata on the list of games nominated for the Game of the Year award, but we have been used to the surprises of this concert every year since it changed its name from the Video Game Awards to The Game Awards.

2017 Game Awards

Now, it’s time to get to know the winning 2017 Game Awards, follow the following lines.

2017 Game Awards - Best Music / Score Award

Nominated for the Best Musical Recording Award Six games are among the few categories for which it has nominated six games:

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Nier: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

The winner of the six games was Nier: Automata, produced by Platinium Games, and Square Enix, a role-playing game designed for PlayStation 4 and Windows platforms.

The game was launched in February of this year in Japan and was followed by its launch around the world in March.

The game is the second part of the Nier series that was launched in 2010, the extension of the Darkengard series, which takes place during the war known as Proxy War, which runs between machines made by invaders and human remains.

The game began production in 2014 and its music is composed by Keiichi Okabe along with both Kuniyuki Takahashi and Shotaro Seo.

The voice design of the game was done by Masato Shindo, who faced a great challenge to design the sound effects of this game to be at least level of the first part of it until he succeeded in it and won the game Best Music Award.

2017 Game Awards - Best VR / AR Award

The second award was announced in the first part of the concert was the Best VR / AR Award. This award has been nominated for:

  • Farpoint (Impulse Gear / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Lone Echo / Echo Arena (Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios)
  • Resident Evil 7: biohazard (Capcom)
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft)
  • Superhot VR (Superhot Team)

The game that won from among these names is the most frightening and appropriate game of this technique and of course developed by Capcom, Resident Evil 7.

2017 Game AwardsResident Evil 7: Biohazard was launched as a Survival Horror game in January of this year on the PlayStation 4 platform and Microsoft Windows with support for the virtual Reality headset PlayStation VR as well as the Xbox One platform.

This is the twenty-fourth part of the series and the first in its history to be played from the perspective of the first player as FPS, such as the Games of Call of Duty and Battlefield.

The game revolves around the citizen Ethan Winters while searching for his wife Mia, who led him to the Baker family, where he learns to carry weapons and how to use the tools to fight them and those who is known as Molded, converted because of bacteria spread widely to become closer to the zombies.

The game is the first long game developed by the RE Engine by a team led by Koshi Nakanishi.

It has received many positive reviews, especially the use of virtual reality technology, which moved the players to another level of new horror as they became inside the game and is the third bestselling game in the series with sales reached 4.1 million copies.

The game development began in 2014 with the Capcom studios but its virtual reality technology began to be developed in October 2015.

Before the game was launched in 2017, Capcom had appeared at the E3 2015 event to announce a horror game from the perspective of the first player and the virtual reality technology called KITCHEN. It was developed by the same engine, while Resident Evil 7 was under development, where they took KITCHEN as a means to showcase their new engine capabilities and as pre-requisites for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, winner of the Best VR / AR Award.

2017 Game Awards - Best Narrative Award

Nominated for this award a series of games with very deep stories, which are interested in the story and the details and the plot inside it more than anything else:

  • Bury Me, My Love (The Pixel Hunt / Figs, ARTE)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Deck Nine / Square Enix)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Please Knock on my Door (Levall Games)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Out of the expectations completely this year’s other game Life is Strange: Before the Storm, it was What Remains of Edith Finch has been developed and published by Giant Sparrow and Annapurna Interactive.

The game is one of the first perspective games for players, from the category of adventure has been launched on the platforms of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and PC in July of 2017.

The story of the game about a family called Finches lives on the coast of Washington State, and believes this family are followed by a curse as each of the five generations before them dies definitively, leaving a child of each generation to give birth to other children to continue in this sequence.

The game was developed by the studio team Giant Sparrow and led by Ian Dallas, the company that developed the BAFTA winner The Unfinished Swan.

The game was announced during the PlayStation Experience in 2014 and then as a game to be released by SCE Santa Monica Studio, until it reappeared in the PlayStation Experince 2016 with a new publisher Annapurna Interactive who seems to be happy now that he has made a completely successful deal as What Remains of Edith Finch has finally won the Best Narrative Award.

2017 Game Awards - Best Mobile Award

Nominated for Best Mobile Game Award Number of games namely:

  • Fire Emblem Heroes (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Hidden Folks (Adriaan de Jongh / Sylvain Tegroeg)
  • Monument Valley 2 (Ustwo Games)
  • Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules)
  • Super Mario Run (Nintendo)

The winner of the award is Monument Valley 2, a puzzle game developed and published by Ustwo Games in June 2017 on iOS and last November on Android.

2017 Game AwardsThe game is the second part of the Monument Valley series, a game that is presented in an isometric display to guide Ro and her child through mazes containing visual elements and impossible missions. All the player has to do is press the screen to move Ro and her child.

The game downloads reached 30 million downloads last June, which led to the growth of Ustwo Games so that we are waiting for their upcoming Land’s End game, which will launch with virtual reality technology, even though the development leader of Monument Valley – developer Ken Wong – left the company to establish its own company , And was perhaps among the audience when the second part of his game Monument Valley has won the best prize anyone may wish to win in its field on mobile devices, Best Mobile Award.

2017 Game Awards - Best Action Award

The Best Action Award has been nominated for this year’s Best Act Games by Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The list of candidates for this award is:

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activison)
  • Nioh (Team Ninja / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Prey (Arkane Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda Softworks)

You are now wondering about the name of this award winning game, which is contested by five of the best games of the year ever. Well, the Best Action Award winning game is developed and published by Bethesda and MachineGames, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus was launched as a game of adventure and action from the first player’s perspective in October this year on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms, and has been scheduled for release on the Nintendo Switch in 2018.

The game is the eighth part of the Wolfenstein series, which follows Wolfenstein: The New Order, which took place in 1961 in America after the Nazi victory in World War II, starring William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and his efforts to fight the Nazi regime in the United States.

2017 Game Awards - Best Ongoing Game Award

The Best Ongoing Game Award is an award for games launched in the past years and continues to be on players’ platforms until this year. According to their own vote, this award has been nominated for one of the best games of the past years:

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • GTA Online (Rockstar Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Warframe (Digital Extremes)

The award is always contested for games that rely more than 80 percent on the multiplayer mode as players can play for a period of up to years, not just an individual style or story mode.

The winner of this year’s award for the most ongoing game Overwatch game, which I see worthy of the word Merit to win this award.

Overwatch was launched as a game from the perspective of the first player with a multi-game style based on teams without an individual playing mode developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms as well as the PC.

Players in Overwatch join two teams of six, each player choosing his or her character from among the 20 characters named Heroes in the game, they are divided into several categories are offensive, defensive, support and others.

The game won the Game of the Year award at the Game Awards last year and the same award at the D.I.C.E Awards and Game Developers Choice Awards. A tournament known as the Overwatch League was organized by Blizzard specifically in North America.

2017 Game Awards - Most Anticipated Game Award

Unlike the Best Ongoing Game Award, this award is for games that have not yet been released. The candidates for this award were a group of games that I personally believe are mostly exclusive to the PlayStation 4, which indicates that the biggest presence will be for the PlayStation 4 next year, For the winner of this award, take a look at the nominated games here:

  • God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Last of Us Part 2 (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Above all, this award is awarded on the basis of a public vote, and this award has won the most awaited game by millions and by me personally – from the company that never disappoints Naughty Dog- The Last of Us: Part II.

2017 Game AwardsThe game is the second part of The Last of Us series, which was first released in June 2013 and comes as a major challenge as it’s the second game of the most award-winning game in history with 240 Game of the Year awards.

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There is not much information about this game as it is still under development and we are still waiting for the launch, but what we know about it is that it was developed in 2014, until it was announced during the PlayStation Experience in December last year.

The first promotion of Ellie and Joel, with a music track, captured the hearts of the series’ fans.

2017 Game Awards - Best eSports Game Award

Electronic sports are not physical games in the form known as ball games and others, but they are games that make the competition between players on the ground to win them is similar to what is in the sports quiet and sometimes even increases for some players.

The games that were nominated for this award are:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

In contrast to my personal expectations of winning one of the three Rocket League or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive games, which many years later me and my friends have been meeting to play in addition to Overwatch, which has already won the Best Continuing Game Award, the game developed by Riot – League of Legends has won the eSports Game Award.

2017 Game AwardsThe LoL game is still being played by the largest number of players around the world, eight years after it was first launched in October 2009 by Riot Games, which certainly indicates the loyalty of players and the ability to attract more players every year. As well as being a PC game only with Windows and macOS. There is no competition from other devices such as Overwatch available on all platforms, as well as Rocket League available on more than one platform, but certainly what supports this game is that it is free unlike other games The competition.

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2017 Game Awards - Best Fighting Game Award

Nominated for Best Fighting Game Award Three of the best games in this category besides two others are Injustice 2, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Tekken 7, and the entire list is:

  • ARMS (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (Capcom)
  • Nidhogg 2 (Messhof Games)
  • Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Injustice 2, which was released in May this year, won Best Fighting Game Award.

2017 Game AwardsThe game was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms until it was released in November on the PC.

The game was not much different from the earlier part of the series. This part introduced a new feature known as the Gear System, an award system that gives players equipment and some pieces that can be used to customize characters’ appearances and adjust their abilities.

2017 Game Awards - Best Sports / Racing Game Award

Six different sports are nominated for this award:

  • Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • FIFA 18 (EA Vancouver / EA)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • NBA 2K18 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES Productions / Konami)
  • Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

The winner was the Forza Motorsport 7 racing game launched in October this year on the Xbox One platform as well as Windows PCs without a release of the PlayStation 4.

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The game contains more than 700 cars, including the Forza Special Edition cars, most of which came from Forza Horizon 3, as well as more than 200 different race settings in 32 locations.

2017 Game Awards - Best Strategy Game Award

This award is one of the biggest surprises of the ceremony because of the names that were nominated to win and the name won by the nomination of:

  • Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly + 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Total War: Warhammer 2(Creative Assembly / Sega)
  • Tooth and Tail (Pocketwatch Games)
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Firaxis Games / 2K Games)

While the winner of the award was among those names Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, produced by Ubisoft Paris in partnership with Ubisoft Milan and published by Ubisoft on the Nintendo Switch platform, is a combination between Mario from Nintendo and Raving Rabbids from Ubisoft and it provides a typical Play both individual and cooperative.

The player controls Mario himself and his friends and a group of so-called Rabbids dressed to try to deal with the sudden invasion of a group of Rabbids to muddle the kingdom of Mushroom.

The game was launched last August in Europe and North America, and has received very positive reviews from critics because of their graphics, sound tracks and gameplay.

2017 Game Awards - Best Family Game Award

Nintendo has had the lion’s share of the winners of this award because Nintendo and its latest Nintendo Switch are family entertainment devices for games that are rarely violent and suitable for children and all members of the family.

The games that were nominated for this award:

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games + Headcannon / Sega)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

The winner of this award had to be a Nintendo product, being the most focused on the games of this category, even that Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is an exclusive game on the Nintendo Switch, if not a company product.

It was The Super Mario Odyssey, which was launched in October, follows the story of Mario and Cappy, the spirit of Mario’s hat to allow him to control characters and other objects.

The development of this part began shortly after the completion of the development of Super Mario 3D World in 2013.

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The game’s sales reached 2 million copies just three days after the release, and has attracted many critics and players.

Winners of more than one award

2017 Game Awards - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice won two direct prizes and a separate prize. The two direct awards were the Best Audio Design and Best Game of Impact of.

The separate award was winning of Melina Juergens, the game star the Best Performance award in the game.

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a self-destructive horror game. The game was developed by the developer Ninja Theory and was released on the PlayStation 4 and PC platforms last August.

The developer of the game has developed many psychologically minded games such as Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, DMC: Devil May Cry and others. The game has received many good reviews from critics for its deep story and has taken ratings 90 and 95 In both IGN and GamesBeat respectively.

2017 Game Awards - Cuphead

The game that overturned the gaming world, Cuphead, which was launched by StudioMDHR in an attempt to recreate the Rubber Hose style in the 1930’s cartoon films, the Run & Gun game was developed by an independent developer, selling more than a million copies of the game Two weeks after its launch.

The game awards at the ceremony today was that it has won the Best Debut Indie Game Award, Best Independent Developer, and the Best Debut Art Direction.

Cuphead has competed in these categories with a not-so-simple set of games such as Detiny 2, Horizon Zero Dawn and others in the Art Direction category, with Prey and Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice and others in the independent developer category.

The Game of the Year Award Winner

It is certainly a long wait for you to know the Game of the Year, the award for five of the most important names:

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

2017 Game AwardsEach of these five has won at least one of the awards, other than Horizon Zero Dawn, which I personally see can win much more than many other games in many awards. However, the 2017 Game of the Year at the 2017 Game Awards is Nintendo’s “Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild“, The greatest game of the company which has never won any of its production for the Game of the Year award at The Game Awards, is the first time it has won a game of its production with two awards: Best Game Direction in addition to the most important prize of course – Game of the Year Award.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game of adventure and action developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

The game continues with the Lost protagonist Link, which wakes up from its sleep after a hundred years of mysterious voice guided to defeat Clamity Ganon before destroying the kingdom of Hyrule.

The development of this part of the game has reached five years. The Breath of the Wild series producer wanted to recreate the entire Zelda series. The game became an open world with exquisite, distinct and high-quality details, The game has reached 4 million copies in September, becoming the bestselling game in the history of the system.

This is not the first prize to win the game, it has won 20 of the 25 nominations have been nominated, including two Game of the Year awards during the 2017 Game Awards and the other during the Jaban Game Awards 2017.


I’m here to the end of my report on the awards announced at the 2017 Games Awards, which started today.

Let us now look forward to following up on Samma3a Tech site to take a look at the most important announcements made during the conference in a separate article, and do not forget to give us your opinion on what was presented to you and the prizes that were distributed during the conference.

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