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Here are all the winners and best trailers from The Game Awards

By midian182 ยท 7 replies
Dec 8, 2017
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  1. Last night saw The Game Awards ceremony take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. As usual, the annual event featured a slew of new trailers, and we found out which titles took top honors in each category.

    Death Stranding

    A new trailer for Hideo Kojima’s mysterious PS4 game Death Stranding was expected to arrive on the night. While we did get a near eight-minute epic containing more of Norman Reedus, babies, black goo, and flying humanoids, there’s still no actual gameplay footage.

    World War Z

    Based on the popular movie rather than the original book, World War Z sees four players co-operatively take on hordes of zombies. Could this be the next Left 4 Dead?


    It might come from the creators of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, but this is no walking simulator. Witchfire is also the work of those behind first-person shooters Painkiller and Bulletstorm—and it shows.

    Metro: Exodus

    We’ve been looking forward to seeing more of the next Metro game since it was unveiled at E3 earlier this year. There isn’t too much in this new trailer, but we now know it’s set for release in fall 2018.

    Sea of Thieves

    The pirate-themed Sea of Thieves looks like it could be a brilliantly fun multiplayer co-op experience. We’ll find out when it arrives on March 20.

    PUBG desert map

    PUBG has been smashing Steam records in the short time that it’s been available, and all with just one map and while still in early access. But that’s about to change with the release of new desert environment Miramar—playable on the game’s test servers right now—and the full launch of PUBG on December 20.

    Soulcalibur VI

    Soulcalibur may not get as much attention as fighting game rivals like Street Fighter and Tekken, but it’s still a very popular franchise. Here’s a teaser for the next game in the series.

    In the valley of the gods

    Developer of the excellent Firewatch, Campo Santo, is back with another first-person title. In the valley of the gods is set in Egypt during the late 1920s and features the studio’s distinct visual style.

    Fade to Silence

    Black Forest Game’s “character-driven, group survival game” hits Steam early access on December 14. Set in a wintry post-apocalypse, it sees humans struggle to survive against both the elements and supernatural beings.

    Bayonetta 3

    Good news for Switch owners: Nintendo is bringing both Bayonetta 1 and 2 to its hybrid console, while the third game will be a Switch exclusive.

    A Way Out

    A Way Out was already looking pretty great. Now, Hazelight, who also created Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, has revealed that you can play online with someone even if they don’t own a copy of the game.


    Like World War Z, GTFO is another four-player co-op game that will likely appeal to Left 4 Dead fans.

    Fortnite Battle Royale 50 vs 50 Mode

    Somewhat strangely, Epic Games' 50 versus 50 mode for Fortnite Battle Royale, which is available now, will only be around until December 17. So check it out while you can.

    Away from trailers, the biggest winner of the night was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which walked away with the GOTY award, best action/adventure game, and best game direction.

    Here’s the full list of winners:

    Game of the Year

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

    Best Game Direction

    Horizon Zero Dawn 
    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard 
    Super Mario Odyssey 
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [WINNER]
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Best Narrative

    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 
    Horizon Zero Dawn 
    NieR: Automata
    What Remains of Edith Finch
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

    Best Art Direction

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

    Best Score / Music

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

    Best Audio Design

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

    Best Performance

    Ashly Burch, Horizon: Zero Dawn 
    Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 
    Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy 
    Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
    Melina Juergens, Hellblade [WINNER]

    Games for Impact

    Bury Me, My Love
    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
    Life is Strange: Before the Storm 
    Night in the Woods
    Please Knock on My Door
    What Remains of Edith Finch

    Best Ongoing Game

    Destiny 2 
    Grand Theft Auto Online 
    Overwatch [WINNER]
    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds 
    Rainbow Six: Siege 

    Best Independent Game

    Cuphead [WINNER]
    Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice 
    Night in the Woods
    What Remains of Edith Finch

    Best Mobile Game

    Fire Emblem Heroes 
    Hidden Folks 
    Monument Valley 2 [WINNER]
    Old Man’s Journey 
    Super Mario Run

    Best Handheld Game

    Ever Oasis 
    Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 
    Metroid: Samus Returns [WINNER]
    Monster Hunter Stories
    Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World

    Best VR/AR Game

    Lone Echo
    Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
    Star Trek: Bridge Crew

    Best Action Game

    Destiny 2
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus [WINNER]

    Best Action/Adventure Game

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

    Best Role-Playing Game

    Divinity: Original Sin II
    Final Fantasy XV
    NieR: Automata
    Persona 5
    South Park: The Fractured But Whole

    Best Family Game

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
    Sonic Mania
    Splatoon 2
    Super Mario Odyssey [WINNER]

    Best Strategy Game

    Halo Wars 2
    Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
    Total War: Warhammer II
    Tooth and Tail
    XCOM 2: War of the Chosen

    Best Sports/Racing Game

    FIFA 18
    Forza Motorsport 7
    Gran Turismo Sport
    NBA 2K18
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
    Project Cars 2

    Most Anticipated Game

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

    Trending Gamer

    Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games)
    Clint Lexa (“Halfcoordinated”)
    Guy Beahm (“Dr. Disrespect”) [WINNER]
    Mike Grzesiek (“Shroud”)
    Steven Spohn (AbleGamers)

    Best Esports Game

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 
    DOTA 2 
    League of Legends
    Rocket League

    Best Esports Player

    Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends) [WINNER]
    Marcelo “coldzera” David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO)
    Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: GO)
    Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch)
    Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid, DOTA 2)

    Best Esports Team

    Cloud 9 [WINNER]
    FaZe Clan
    SK Telecom T1
    Team Liquid

    Student Game Award

    Falling Sky 
    From Light 

    Level Squared [WINNER]

    Best Debut Indie Game

    Cuphead [WINNER]
    Golf Story
    Hollow Knight
    Mr. Shifty
    Slime Rancher

    Chinese Fan Game Award 

    Honor of Kings
    Gumballs & Dungeons 
    jx3 HD [WINNER]
    Monument Valley 2

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,075   +1,495

    Just another simple day at work for Kojima.
  3. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,207   +2,672

    I couldn't give a hoot about the trailers or any other advertisements. Just show the eval's of the games .... that says it all AND don't forget to allow comments so we know what the real players are saying.
  4. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 290   +159

    I have zero interest in Death Stranding or Kojima. WWZ looked like trash.

    There some interesting ones shown, Witchfire might be alright. A Way Out is going to be fun I can see. Sea of Thieves looks promising. Metro Exodus will be a good one, no doubt.
  5. Potato Judge

    Potato Judge TS Booster Posts: 143   +65

    Definitley need more disk space.
  6. amghwk

    amghwk TS Maniac Posts: 337   +187

    Good trailers do not translate to good games.

    But they are good baits for making suckers pay for pre-orders. And also for those who just like buying games because of the cutscenes.
  7. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,586   +1,037

    Overwatch won the esports title of the year while barely having an esports scene at all. Blizzard definetly didn't have anything to do with that decision, I'm sure.
  8. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 489   +37

    With the exception of the Narrative category, how the hell any game can beat Horizon: Zero Dawn at anything just blows my mind! The hell?

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