Winners from The Game Awards 2017 Include Cuphead and Hellblade

Several trophies went to indies during The Game Awards 2017.

If you missed The Game Awards show last night and want to recap who won, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find a complete list of all of the winners from The Game Awards 2017. 

While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out on top with the Game of the Year award, a number of indie games gave their AAA competitors a run for their money as well. After What Remains of Edith Finch snagged the award for Best Narrative, Cuphead took home three awards including Best Independent Game, Best Debut Game, and Best Art Direction. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice also had a stellar night, walking away with the Best Audio, Best Performance, and Games for Impact awards.

The Game Awards 2017 - All Winners

An assortment of talented game studios and industry veterans walked away with trophies last night, which you’ll find in the list below. Among the awards were several major game announcements and reveals, including an enticing trailer of Hideo Kojima’s next project, Death Stranding.

If you’re looking to see which games were nominated for each category, you can find the full list of The Game Awards nominees here

  • Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Action Game: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • Best Action/Adventure Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Roleplaying Game: Persona 5
  • Best Fighting Game: Injustice 2
  • Best Strategy Game: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Best Family Game: Super Mario Odyssey
  • Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Motorsport 7
  • Best Esports Game: Overwatch
  • Most Anticipated Game: The Last Of Us Part 2
  • Best Ongoing Game: Overwatch
  • Best Independent Game: Cuphead
  • Best Indie Debut Game: Cuphead
  • Best Mobile Game: Monument Valley 2
  • Best Handheld Game: Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Best VR/AR Game: Resident Evil 7
  • Best Game Direction: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Narrative: What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Best Art Direction: Cuphead
  • Best Multiplayer Game: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Best Score/Music: NieR: Automata
  • Best Audio Design: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Best Performance: Melina Juergens, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Games for Impact: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Student Game Award: Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen / Swinburne University)
  • Chinese Fan Game Award: jx3 HD
  • Trending Gamer: Guy Beahm a.k.a. “Dr. Disrespect”
  • Best Esports Player: Lee Sang-hyeok a.k.a. “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)
  • Best Esports Team: Cloud 9 

During The Game Awards, Fortnite announced a new limited-time 50v50 game mode for Battle Royale, which became available the same night. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds fans also got treated to a new gameplay trailer of Miramar, the upcoming desert map for PUBG. Players can join the PUBG test servers to play the Miramar map right now. 

Did your predictions for The Game Awards come true? Let us know in the comments below.


Larryn is a full-time editor who has written guides and editorial features for various gaming websites. She is obsessed with Witcher 3 and is known to put hot sauce on everything.

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