Nominees for The Game Awards 2017 Announced

Indies like PUBG and Hellblade are rocking this year's nominee list alongside popular AAA titles. 

4 days ago by Morgan Shaver in News

The nominees for The Game Awards 2017 have officially been announced. To find out the winners, be sure to tune in to this year’s Game Awards which will be held on December 7th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Geoff Keighley will serve as host again this year, with The Game Awards Orchestra performing select tracks from some of the nominated games.

Alongside major titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild making this year’s nominee list are a diverse selection of indies including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Cuphead, Night in the Woods, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, among others. In addition, a new category has been added this year for “Best Ongoing Game” which celebrates titles that continue to grow and evolve in the years following their release.

Want to know if your favorite game made the cut? Below, you’ll find the complete list of nominees for The Game Awards 2017!

The Game Awards 2017 - Nominees

The full list of nominees for The Game Awards 2017 include several indie titles.

Game of the Year

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Persona 5
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Game Direction

  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 
  • Resident Evil 7
  • The Legend of 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: The New Colossus
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Art Direction

  • Destiny 2
  • Cuphead
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Persona 5
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Score/Music

  • Destiny 2
  • Cuphead
  • NieR: Automata
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Persona 5

Best Audio Design

  • Destiny 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Resident Evil 7
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Performance

  • Melina Juergens, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • 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: The New Colossus

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Role Playing 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 Kingdom Battle
  • 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

  • Fornite
  • Call of Duty: World War II
  • Splatoon 2
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Destiny 2
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Best Anticipated Game

  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • God of War 4

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” Salehi Takhasomi
  • 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

There you have it, a full look at The Game Awards 2017 nominees! To vote for your favorites, click here. To find out where you can watch the show on December 7th, be sure to head over to the official website for The Game Awards 2017

Looking for predictions? Our sister site AllGamers has gone through the nominees and made their picks for games that should win The Game Awards. Don't agree? Let them know in their comments!