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Nintendo’s successful hardware and software output in 2017 sees the Japanese giant pick up a raft of Edge Awards.

2017 was a good year for gaming, there’s no denying it. One of the best. Maybe the best? This month’s issue of Edge magazine celebrates the best games, and achievements in game development, with its comprehensive review of the year.

Nintendo are the big winners, picking up awards in the Best Visual Design, Best Audio Design and Best Hardware, as well as the Publisher and Studio of the Year awards. The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are also riding high in the ten best games of the year, but we won’t spoil the exact placings here.

Other games in the top ten include What Remains of Edith Finch, and little shooter you may have heard of called PlayerUnknown’s Battleground. And it wouldn’t be an Edge Awards issue without a gong going to a Jeff Minter game. Congrats to Polybius.

We are also pleased to report that No Man Sky gets a runners-up award for Living Game of the Year. No Man Sky‘s problems have been well documented, but there’s no denying the strides made by Hello Games in the past 12 months to improve their procedurally generated space exploration adventure.

Issue #315 of Edge is being delivered to subscribers now, and should be on store shelves soon.

Speaking of game of the awards, read the Thumbsticks 11 Best Games of the Year.

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