‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Wins Best of Gamescom Award

The winners of the 2016 Gamescom Awards were announced and honored at a ceremony at the annual Cologne, Germany conference on Friday, August 19. The coveted Best of Gamescom Award went to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The awards were juried by a panel of international experts, with winners selected from 73 nominated products and games whittled down from over 200 entries.

The 2016 Gamescom Award winners are:

Global Awards

Best Add-On: Destiny: Rise of Iron (Activision Blizzard)

Best Preview: Horizon – Zero Dawn (Sony)

Best Booth: Mafia III (2K)

Platform

Best Console Game for PlayStation 4: For Honor (Ubisoft)

Xbox One: Sea of Thieves (Microsoft)

Nintendo Wii U: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

PC Game: For Honor (Ubisoft)

Mobile Game: Mario Party Star Rush (Nintendo)

Genre

Best Role Playing Game: Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)

Racing Game: Forza Horizon 3 (Microsoft)

Action Game: Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

Simulation Game: NBA 2K17 (2K

Sports Game: Steep (Ubisoft)

Family Game: Skylanders Imaginators (Activision)

Strategy Game: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (2K)

Puzzle/Skill Game: Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)

Social/Online Game: GWENT: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red)

Casual Game: Battlezone (Rebellion)

Multiplayer Game: Sea of Thieves (Microsoft)

Virtual Reality Game: Wilson’s Heart (Twisted Pixel)

Best Hardware: PlayStation VR (Sony)

Special Awards

Gamescom Indie Award: Little Nightmares (Bandai Namco)

Consumer Award: Battlefield 1 (Electronic Arts)

Best of Gamescom: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

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