gamescom Award 2017 Nominees

gamescom Award 2017 Nominees

The final phase of the gamescom award 2017 has begun: the Jury, consisting of German and international games journalists, as well as well-known YouTubers and Co., have named the nominees. Prior to this, over 100 entries had been submitted to the gamescom award office. More than 50 new products and stands qualified for the final round of the gamescom award 2017. This year, winners will be distinguished in a total of 23 categories. The exhibitors and visitors of gamescom (22 to 26 August 2017) are now eagerly waiting to see who will be able to take one of the coveted trophies home with them after the festive award ceremony on the social media stage (Hall 10.1, stand F-070) on Thursday, 24 August, 5:00 p.m. Only a game that has also won a category can claim the “best of gamescom award”. The gamescom “Most Wanted Consumer Award” will also be conferred. With immediate effect and up until Thursday, 24 August, 2:00 p.m., fans and visitors of gamescom can vote for their favourites via the official gamescom app.

These are the nominees for the gamescom award 2017:

A. Category group: Best of gamescom

Best of Gamescom award
• Each game/product that wins one of the categories (except best add-on/DLC and best booth) has the chance to be honoured in the main category of Best of gamescom.

B. category group: gamescom global awards

gamescom award for best add-on/DLC

• Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar, Electronic Arts
• Final Fantasy XV: Episode Comrades, Square Enix
• Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare, Microsoft

gamescom award for best booth

• Ace Combat 7, Bandai Namco
• Bigpoint Booth, Bigpoint
• Bude von Tölz, expert
• Dragon Ball FighterZ, Bandai Namco
• Electronic Arts Gamescom Booth 2017, Electronic Arts
• God’s Trigger, Techland
• Landwirtschafts-Simulator: Nintendo Switch, Astragon
• Monster Hunter: World, Capcom
• Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Bandai Namco
• Project CARS 2, Bandai Namco
• Pure Farming 2018, Techland
• Sony PlayStation Booth Entertainment Area, Sony
• Strange Brigade, Rebellion
• Total War: Warhammer II, Koch Media
• Tropico 6, Kalypso Media
• Wargaming-Booth, Wargaming
• Xbox Booth, Microsoft

C. Category group: Platform

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4

• Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft
• Destiny 2, Activision Blizzard
• Monster Hunter: World, Capcom
• Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Bandai Namco
• Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Sony

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One

• Ark: Survival Evolved, Koch Media
• Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft
• Crackdown 3, Microsoft
• Forza Motorsport 7, Microsoft
• Mittelerde: Schatten des Krieges, Warner Bros.

Best Console Game Nintendo Switch

• FIFA 18, Electronic Arts
• Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft
• Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo

Best PC Game

• Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft
• Destiny 2, Activision Blizzard
• ELEX, THQ Nordic
• Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Koch Media
• Total War: Warhammer II, Koch Media

Best Mobile Game

• Danger Mouse: The Danger Games, 9th Impact
• Metroid: Samus Returns, Nintendo

D. Category group: Genre

Best Role Playing Game

• Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft
• Detroit: Become Human, Sony
• Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Koch Media
• Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Bandai Namco
• South Park: DIE REKTAKULÄRE ZERREISSPROBE, Ubisoft

Best Racing Game

• Forza Motorsport 7, Microsoft
• Need for Speed Payback, Electronic Arts
• Project CARS 2, Bandai Namco

Best Action Game

• Call of Duty: WWII, Activision Blizzard
• Destiny 2, Activision Blizzard
• Mittelerde: Schatten des Krieges, Warner Bros.
• Star Wars Battlefront 2, Electronic Arts
• Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo

Best Simulation Game

• Ace Combat 7, Bandai Namco
• F1 2017, Koch Media
• Landwirtschafts-Simulator: Nintendo Switch, Astragon
• Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Square Enix
• Project CARS 2, Bandai Namco

Best Sports Game

• FIFA 18, Electronic Arts
• PES 2018, Konami
• Wreckfest, THQ Nordic

Best Family Game

• Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition, Anki
• LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, Warner Bros.
• Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Square Enix
• Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, Bandai Namco
• Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo

Best Strategy Game 

• Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Microsoft
• Ancestors, 1C Publishing
• Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft
• Total War: Warhammer II, Koch Media
• Tropico 6, Kalypso Media

Best Puzzle / Skill Game

• God’s Trigger, Techland

Best Social / Online Game

• Destiny 2, Activision Blizzard
• Hidden Agenda, Sony
• Monster Hunter: World, Capcom

Best Casual Game 

• Hidden Agenda, Sony
• Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Ubisoft
• Super Lucky’s Tale, Microsoft

Best Multiplayer Game 

• Ark: Survival Evolved, Koch Media
• Call of Duty: WWII, Activision Blizzard
• Destiny 2, Activision Blizzard
• Monster Hunter: World, Capcom
• Star Wars Battlefront 2, Electronic Arts

Best Virtual Reality Game

• Ace Combat 7, Bandai Namco
• Fallout 4 VR, ZeniMax
• The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, ZeniMax

Best Hardware

• Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition, Anki
• Xbox One X, Microsoft

E. Category group: Consumer award

gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer award

• all nominated Games/Products (except Nominess Best Add-on/DLC and Nominees Best Booth)

F. Category group: Indie award

gamescom Indie award

• AER: Memories of Old, Daedalic Entertainment
• Deep Sky Derelicts, 1C Publishing
• Double Kick Heroes, Headbang Club
• Keyboard Sports, Triband
• Past Cure, Phantom 8 Studio

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