The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins big at The Game Awards 2017.
It was a great year for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – and Nintendo as a whole – at this years Game Awards. Link’s most recent adventure picked up the coveted Game of the Year award, plus Best Game Direction, and Best Action/Adventure game.
Fellow Nintendo Switch release, Super Mario Odyssey, was also recognised in the Best Family Game category, and there were also wins for Metroid: Samus Returns and Ubisoft’s Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.
Studio MDHR’s Cuphead also did well, picking up the award for Art Direction, and well as two indie awards. And it was also good to see the performance of Melina Juergens in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice recognised in the Best Performance category.
Here’s the full list of winners from last night’s ceremony which was held in Los Angeles.
The Game Awards 2017 – Winners
- Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Best Game Direction – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Best Narrative – What Remains of Edith Finch
- Best Action Game – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
- Best Art Direction – Cuphead
- Best Role Playing Game – Persona 5
- Best Fighting Game – Injustice 2
- Industry Icon Award – Carol Shaw
- Best Family Game – Super Mario Odyssey
- Best Action/Adventure Game – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Best Student Game – Level Squared
- Best Score/Music – Nier: Automata
- Best Audio Design – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Best Performance – Melina Juergens as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Best Multiplayer – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- Games for Impact – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Best Ongoing Game – Overwatch
- Best Handheld Game – Metroid: Samus Returns
- Best Mobile Game – Monument Valley 2
- Best VR/AR Game – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
- Best Strategy Game – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
- Best Sports/Racing Game – Forza Motorsport 7
- Best Independent Game – Cuphead
- Best Debut Indie Game – Cuphead
And if you missed all of the big announcements, you can watch the full ceremony right below, or read our trailer round-up.
More from Thumbsticks
- Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gets free multiplayer update
- The Assassin’s Creed Origins Photo Competition begins today
Enjoyed this article?
We hope you found it useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tight spot, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Xbox deals update: Save on Assassin’s Creed and DC games
This week's Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S deals include the Batman and Assassin's Creed franchises, plus savings on games...
New PlayStation Store releases: October 18-22, 2021
This week's lineup of PlayStation Store releases includes the long-awaited remaster of Toy Soldiers and House of Ashes.
New Xbox releases: October 18-22, 2021
House of Ashes – The Dark Pictures and My Friend Peppa Pig are among this week's new Xbox Series X|S...
New Nintendo Switch releases: October 18-22, 2021
Dying Light and The Caligula Effect 2 are among this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons to get a huge free update and paid DLC
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting an enormous free content update and a new paid DLC expansion.
Back 4 Blood review
Back 4 Blood is a rip-roaring zombie killing time, but without the right zombie slayers by your side, it's an...
Batman returns to Rocket League today
Batman returns for this year's Rocket League Haunted Hallows event, which begins today.
New Nintendo Switch releases: October 11-15, 2021 (Updated)
Disco Elysium – The Final Cut and The Good Life are among this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop...