2017 Gamescom Awards Nominees Announced

Assassin's Creed: Origins
Assassin's Creed: Origins

The jury panel of German and international games journalists and YouTubers has set the list of nominees for the 2017 Gamescom Awards. Over 100 entries were submitted this year, and have been sorted into contenders in 23 categories. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday, August 24 at 5 p.m. during the conference at the “social media stage” (Hall 10.1, stand F-070).

Leading the pack with five nominations is multiplayer FPS Destiny 2 from developer Bungie and publisher Activision. Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Capcom’s Monster Hunter: World and Bandai Namco’s Ni No Kuni II follow with four nods each.

Only a game that has won a category can win the “Best of Gamescom Award;” the “Most Wanted” consumer award will also be bestowed on a deserving project. Gaming fans and event attendees can vote for their favorite nominees via the Gamescom app. Gamescom 2017 will take place in Cologne from Aug. 22-26.

2017 Gamescom Award nominees:

GLOBAL AWARDS

Best Add-On/DLC
Battlefied 1: In the Name of the Tsars (Electronic Arts)
Final Fantasy XV: Episode Comrades (Square Enix)
Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare (Microsoft)

Best Booth
Ace Combat 7 (Bandai Namco)
Bigpoint Booth (Bigpoint)
Bude von Tölz (Team Expert)
Dragon Ball Fighter Z (Bandai Namco)
Electronic Arts Booth (Electronic Arts)
God’s Trigger (Techland)
Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch (Astragon)
Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Bandai Namco)
Project CARS 2 (Bandai Namco)
Pure Farming 2018 (Techland)
Sony PlayStation Entertainment Area (Sony)
Strange Brigade (Rebellion)
Total War: Warhammer II (Koch Media)
Tropico 6 (Kalypso Media)
Wargaming Booth (Wargaming)
Xbox Booth (Microsoft)

PLATFORM AWARDS

Best Console Game – Sony PlayStation 4
Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft)
Destiny 2 (Activision Blizzard)
Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Bandai Namco)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Sony)

Best Console Game – Microsoft Xbox One
Ark: Survival Evolved (Koch Media)
Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft)
Crackdown 3 (Microsoft)
Forza Motorsport 7 (Microsoft)
Middle-Earth: Shadows of War (Warner Bros.)

Best Console Game – Nintendo Switch
FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts)
Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)

Best PC Game
Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft)
Destiny 2 (Activision Blizzard)
ELEX (THQ Nordic)
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Koch Media)
Total War: Warhammer II (Koch Media)

Best Mobile Game
Danger Mouse: The Danger Games (9th Impact)
Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo)

GENRE AWARDS

Best Role Playing Game
Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft)
Detroit: Become Human (Sony)
Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Koch Media)
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Bandai Namco)
South Park: Phone Destroyer (Ubisoft)

Best Racing Game
Forza Motorsport 7 (Microsoft)
Need for Speed Payback (Electronic Arts)
Project CARS 2 (Bandai Namco)

Best Action Game
Call of Duty: WWII (Activision Blizzard)
Destiny 2 (Activision Blizzard)
Middle-Earth: Shadows of War (Warner Bros.)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Electronic Arts)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)

Best Simulation Game
Ace Combat 7 (Bandai Namco)
F1 2017 (Koch Media)
Farming Simulator: Nintendo Switch (Astragon)
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (Square Enix)
Project CARS 2 (Bandai Namco)

Best Sports Game
FIFA 18 (Electronic Arts)
PES 2018 (Konami)
Wreckfest (THQ Nordic)

Best Family Game
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition (Anki)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (Warner Bros.)
Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (Square Enix)
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Bandai Namco)
Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Microsoft)
Ancestors (1C Publishing)
Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)

Total War: Warhammer II (Koch Media)
Tropico 6 (Kalypso Media)

Best Puzzle / Skill Game
God’s Trigger (Techland)

Best Social / Online Game
Destiny 2 (Activision Blizzard)
Hidden Agenda (Sony)
Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)

Best Casual Game
Hidden Agenda (Sony)
Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)
Super Lucky’s Tale (Microsoft)

Best Multiplayer Game
Ark: Survival Evolved (Koch Media)
Call of Duty: WWII (Activision Blizzard)
Destiny 2 (Activision Blizzard)
Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Electronic Arts)

Best Virtual Reality Game
Ace Combat 7 (Bandai Namco)
Fallout 4 VR (ZeniMax)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (ZeniMax)

Best Hardware
Anki Overdrive: Fast & Furious Edition (Anki)
Xbox One X (Microsoft)

INDIE AWARD

Best Indie Award
AER: Memories of Old (Daedalic Entertainment)
Deep Sky Derelicts (1C Publishing)
Double Kick Heroes (Headbang Club)
Keyboard Sports (Triband)
Past Cure (Phantom 8 Studio)

Assassin's Creed: Origins

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Destiny 2

Destiny 2