Our Game of the Year 2017 lists in full

Time to speak

by on January 10, 2018
 

As you may or may not know, we do our Game of the Year (GOTY) deliberations via podcast. You can hear how we come to conclusions, and we’ve done this since 2012. But we can also appreciate not everyone has (in the case of this year) over nine hours to listen to podcasts.

So here’s our lists, and winners, in the order they appeared on the podcast.

Best re-release or remake

  1. Yakuza Kiwami
  2. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  3. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  5. WipEout Omega Collection

Nicest/biggest surprise

  1. PUBG
  2. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  3. Horizon Zero Dawn
  4. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  5. Nintendo Switch

Biggest disapointment

  1. Everything to do with Mass Effect Andromeda
  2. Yooka-Laylee
  3. Visceral Games and other studios’ closure
  4. Xbox-exclusive activity
  5. FIFA on Switch

Best new IP

  1. Horizon Zero Dawn
  2. Mario + Rabbids
  3. Hellblade
  4. Cuphead
  5. For Honor

Best Story

  1. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn
  3. NieR Automata
  4. Yakuza 0
  5. What Remains of Edith Finch

Best sports/racer

  1. PES 18
  2. GT Sport
  3. Madden 18
  4. FIFA 18
  5. Project CARS 2

Best Multiplayer

  1. PUBG
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Destiny 2
  4. PES 18
  5. Injustice 2

Best visuals

  1. Horizon Zero Dawn
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Persona 5
  4. Cuphead
  5. Assassin’s Creed Origins

Best audio design

  1. Hellblade
  2. Breath of the Wild
  3. Resident Evil 7
  4. PUBG
  5. Figment

Best moment

  1. Mario Odyssey ending
  2. Wolfenstein Sigrun’s moment
  3. NieR Automata: amusement park
  4. Mario Odyssey Donk City ending section
  5. NieR Automata: menu screen second playthrough

Most anticipated for 2018

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2
  2. Yakuza 6
  3. State of Decay 2
  4. Monster Hunter: World
  5. Far Cry 5

GOTY

  1. Super Mario Odyssey
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  3. Horizon Zero Dawn
  4. NieR Automata
  5. Yakuza 0
  6. PES 2018
  7. Resident Evil 7
  8. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  9. Assassin’s Creed Origins
  10. Injustice 2

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