Gamescom 2017 Awards

With Gamescom 2017 wrapped up and now in the history books, the only thing left are the Gamescom awards, celebrating the most critically acclaimed games showcased during the event.
This year’s Gamescom awards list has been revealed, but who came out on top?

Nintendo received the most awards, including the Best of Gamescom award which went to Super Mario Odyssey and Best Mobile game for Metroid: Samus Returns. Here is the full list of winners:

Best of Gamescom- Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo

Best Add-on – DLC Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar – EA

Best Booth – EA

Best Console Game, Sony PlayStation 4 – Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Ubisoft

Best Console Game, Microsoft Xbox One – Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Best Console Game, Nintendo Switch – Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo

Best PC Game – Kingdom Come: Deliverance – Koch Media

Best Mobile Game – Metroid: Samus Returns – Nintendo

Best Role-Playing Game – Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Bandai Namco

Best Racing Game – Forza Motorsport 7 – Microsoft

Best Action Game – Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo

Best Simulation Game – Project Cars 2 – Bandai Namco

Best Sports Game – PES 2018 – Konami

Best Family Game – Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo

Best Strategy Game – Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Ubisoft

Best Puzzle/Skill Game – God’s Trigger – Techland

Best Social/Online Game – Destiny 2 – Activision Blizzard

Best Casual Game – Hidden Agenda – Sony

Best Multiplayer Game – Destiny 2 – Activision Blizzard

Best Virtual Reality Game – Fallout 4 VR – ZeniMax

Best Hardware – Xbox One X – Microsoft

Gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award – Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo

Gamescom Indie Award – Double Kick Heroes – Headbang Club

Nintendo bagged 6 awards in total, with 5 of them going to Super Mario Odyssey. Microsoft, Ubisoft, EA, Sony, Bandai Namco and Activision Blizzard only won two awards each. It’s clear that there is a lot of hype surrounding Mario’s new adventure, and by what reports are saying, it’s well deserved. IBTimes UK reports that Super Mario Odyssey’s booth was “easily among the most popular at the show” with massive lines queuing up to play the Switch exclusive game. Super Mario Odyssey will release on October 22nd.

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