Here is a list of all of the winners at the Game Awards 2016 followed by a list of all of the new, sweet games coming to us this next year. Get ready because there are plenty of big titles coming to a console near you!

Game Awards 2016 Winners List

Jury Selected

1. Best Multiplayer:
For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences.
Overwatch, by Blizzard Entertainment.

2. Best Sports/racing Game:
For traditional and non-traditional sports and racing games.
Forza Horizon 3, by Playground Games/Microsoft Studios.

3. Best Strategy Game:
Best game focused on real time or turn-based strategy gameplay.
Civilization VI, by Firaxis Games/2K.

4. Best Family Game:
Best game appropriate for family play, including toys-to-life, rhythm/music/dance, and other genres.
Pokemon GO, by Niantic.

5. Best Fighting Game:
For a game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.
Street Fighter V, by Capcom.

6. Best Role Playing Game:
The best games designed for rich player character customization and progression, both offline and online, including massively multiplayer.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Blood and Wine, by CD Projekt RED.

7. Best Action/Adventure Game:
The best action/adventure games, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.
Dishonored 2, by Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks.

8. Best Action Game:
For the best games in the action genre focused on combat.
DOOM, by id Software/Bethesda.

9. Best VR Game:
For the best game experience playable in virtual reality.
Rex Infinite, by Enhance Games.

10. Best Mobile/Handheld Game:
For the best game playable on portables devices, including mobile phones and dedicated gaming handhelds.
Pokemon GO, by Niantic.

11. Best Independent Game:
For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.
Inside, by PlayDead.

12. Games for Impact Award:
For a thought provoking game with a profound pro-social meaning or message.
That Dragon, Cancer, by Numious Games.

13. Best Performance:
Award to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.
Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, by
Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive.

14. Best Music/Sound Design:
For outstanding audio, inclusive of score, original song, licensed soundtrack and sound design.
DOOM, by id Software/Bethesda.

15. Best Art Direction:
For outstanding creative and technical achievement in artistic design and animation.
Inside, by PlayDead.

16. Best Narrative:
For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, by Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive.

17. Best Studio/Game Direction:
Recognizing a game studio for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.
Overwatch, by Blizzard Entertainment.

18. Game of the Year:
Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.
Overwatch, by Blizzard Entertainment.

Fan’s Choice

19. Most Anticipated Game:
Recognizing an upcoming game that has shown significant ambition and promise in moving
the gaming medium forward. Must be announced and scheduled for release after 12/1/16.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, by Nintendo.

20. Best Fan Creation:
For fan-created content, such as MODs, fan films, and other player content.
Enderal: The Shards of Order

21. Trending Gamer:
For a streamer/influencer/media member who has made an important impact on the industry
in 2016.

22. Best Esports Game:
The eSports game that has demonstrated creative and technical excellence in 2016 with the
best gameplay, community support and content updates.
Overwatch, by Blizzard Entertainment.

23. Best Esports Team:
The eSports team organization judged to be the most outstanding for performance in 2016,
irrespective of game.

24. Best Esports Player:
The eSports player judged to be the most outstanding performer in 2016, irrespective of
Coldzera, [Marcelo David] SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Titles to be Released in 2017

BulletStorm: Full Clip Edition
A remaster of the original BulletStorm featuring a new “Overkill Campaign Mode”.


Death Stranding
A coming open world action video game produced by Kojima Productions and Sony


Guardians of the Galaxy: The TellTale Series
Not much is known but looking at the producer, who produced other titles such as The
Walking Dead, it looks to be a game developed around the player’s choices in the circumstances
they are given.


Dauntless is a co-op, action RPG coming to PC in 2017.


“Prey is not a sequel, it’s not a remake, it has no tie with the original,” says Raphael Colantonio.


Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The much awaited for sequel title to the on going series of video games.


Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
This is not a remake or “parallel” to the old Shovel knight, but a brand new prequel to the
beloved specter.


Halo Wars 2
A long time coming, Halo Wars 2 is finally here, but so is Androxus. And he is here to stay.


The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
This new installment by TellTale Games leads a new yet familiar path in the Walking Dead


Mass Effect: Andromeda
One of the most anticipated games for this next year, Mass Effect: Andromeda is sure to blow
your socks off!

Written by Brandon “Raezien” Simmons

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