NoobFeed's 2017 End of the Year Awards

The best games of 2017 for each genre

By Grayshadow, Posted 15 Dec 2017

2017 is almost over and it's time to look back at all the game's that release and choose the best of 2017. What games rose to the top to become the best of 2017's video game releases? Here is our list of everything from Best Indie Game to Game of the Year.

 

Best Debut Indie Game

Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)

Golf Story (Sidebar Games)

Hollow Knight (Team Cherry)

Mr. Shifty (Team Shifty)

Slime Rancher (Monomi Park)

 

Best Game Direction

The Evil Within 2 (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)

 

Best Narrative

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (Tameem Antoniades, Elizabeth Ashman-Rowe / Ninja Theory)

The Evil Within 2 (Marqus Saricks, Meg Saricks / Tango Gameworks)

Nier: Automata (Yoko Taro, Hana Kikuchi, Yoshiho Akabane / Platinum Games)

Horizon Zero Dawn (John Gonzalez / Ninja Theory)

What Remains of Edith Finch (Ian Dallas / Giant Sparrow)

 

Best Art Direction

Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)

Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Persona 5 (Atlus)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

 

Best Music/Score

Cuphead (Kristofer Maddigan)

Destiny 2 (Mike Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson)

NieR: Automata (Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi)

Persona 5 (Shoji Meguro)

Super Mario Odyssey (Naoto Kubo, Shiho Fujii, Koji Kondo)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata)

 

Best Audio Design

Destiny 2 (Bungie)

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)

Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

 

Best Handheld Game

Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)

Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel / Nintendo)

Ever Oasis (Grezzo / Nintendo)

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)

Monster Hunter Stories (Marvelous / Capcom / Nintendo)

 

Best Virtual Reality Game

Superhot VR (Superhot Team)

Farpoint (Impulse Gear / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Lone Echo (Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios)

Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)

 

Best Action Game

Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)

Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games, Headcannon / Sega)

The Evil Within 2 (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda)

Nioh (Team Ninja / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Naughty Dog / Sony)

 

Best Action Adventure Game

Little Nightmares (Tarsier Studio / Bandai Namco)

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

 

Best Horror Game

Outlast 2 (Red Barrels Studio)

The Evil Within 2 (Tango Gameworks / Bethesda

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)

Little Nightmares (Tarsier Studio / Bandai Namco)

 

Best RPG

Divinity: Original Sin II (Larian Studios)

NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Monolith Soft / Nintendo)

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco / Ubisoft)

The Surge (Deck13, Focus Home Interactive)

 

Best Fighting Game

Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Ent)

Nidhogg 2 (Messhof Games)

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Capcom)

Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Arms (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

 

Best Family Game

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)

Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)

Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games, Headcannon / Sega)

Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

 

Best Strategy Game

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)

Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly, 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)

Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly / Sega)

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Firaxis Games / 2K)

Tooth and Tail (Pocketwatch Games)

 

Best Sports Game

FIFA 18 (EA Vancouver / EA)

Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)

Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

NBA 2K18 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES Productions / Konami)

Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

 

Best Multiplayer Game

Call of Duty: WWII (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)

Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)

Fortnite (Epic Games)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)

ARMS (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

 

Most Anticipated Game

Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Monster Hunter World (Capcom)

God of War (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar Games)

 

Best eSport Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)

Dota 2 (Valve)

League of Legends (Riot)

Overwatch (Blizzard)

Rocket League (Psyonix)

 

Best Mobile Game

Fire Emblem Heroes (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)

Hidden Folks (Adriaan de Jongh / Sylvain Tegroeg)

Monument Valley 2 (ustwo games)

Old Man's Journey (Broken Rules)

Super Mario Run (Nintendo)

 

Game of the Year

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft)

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)

Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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Publisher(s): Sony
Developer(s): Guerrilla Games
Genres: Action-Adventure
Themes: Adventure
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