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Best of the best: The gamescom award winners of 2017

Can you remember all the game titles from #gamescom2017? With so many genres on different platforms and so many titles, it’s not that easy. Good thing that the gamescom award honours the best games! At the last gamescom the winners were announced on the social media stage. In the meantime many of the titles were introduced on the market or are about to get published– time for a short review!

More than 100 submissions were received last year at the award office, which is managed by the Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur (Digital Game Culture Foundation). The winners were announced in a total of 22 categories.

Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar by Electronic Arts received the gamescom award for the best add-on/DLC . The add-on has already been released for all platforms. The gamescom award for the best booth was also given to Electronic Arts – X-Wing and Tie-Fighter in life-size send their regards!

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins was rewarded for the best console game for Sony Playstation 4. For the iconic Assassins it is now their tenth game. The game is available since October 27, 2017.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War from Warner Bros. received the award for the best game for Microsoft Xbox One. The main hero Talion/Celebrimbor was certainly pleased. Middle-earth: Shadow of War has been on the shelves of retailers since October 10, 2017.

Super Mario Odyssey from Nintendo won for the Nintendo Switch. One of the many gamescom awards for the legendary red plumber.

The award Best game for PC was given to Kingdome Come: Deliverance by KochMedia, which will be released on February 2, 2018. The realistic role-playing game takes players back to the Middle Ages, where they start out as a blacksmith’s son in a Bohemian village.

Best mobile game was Metroid: Samus Returns from Nintendo. Samus has been jumping over the screens again since September 2017.

There were also gamescom awards for the many different game genres:

  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (release date: March 23, 2018) by Bandai Namco for the best role-playing game,
  • Forza Motorsport 7 from Microsoft for the best racing game,
  • Super Mario Odyssey from Nintendo for the best action game,
  • Project CARS 2 by Bandai Namco for the best simulation game,
  • PES 2018 from Konami for the best sports game,
  • Super Mario Odyssey from Nintendo for the best family game
  • Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle from Ubisoft for the best strategy game
  • God’s Trigger from Techland for the best puzzle/skill game,
  • Destiny 2 from Activision Blizzard for the best social/online game,
  • Hidden Agenda from Sony for the best casual game,
  • Again Destiny 2 from Activision Blizzard for the best multiplayer game,
  • Fallout 4 VR from ZeniMax for the best virtual reality game,
  • And the Xbox One X from Microsoft for the best hardware.

In addition to the Indie Award, which went to Double Kick Heroes (available soon) from Headbang Club, there were two other awards, both of which went to Super Mario Odyssey from Nintendo: the gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award and the best of gamescom award.


We are already excited to see who will win this year’s gamescom awards!