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MWEB GameZone's Best of 2017 Awards - The greatest games of the year

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We will be taking a break at the end of this week to celebrate Christmas with our family and friends but before we go off we want to share our thoughts on the best games, and one really bad one, that we played in 2017. The Best of 2017 Awards marks the greatest in gaming from the past 12 months and we are all so grateful that we got the opportunity to play them. Of course, there is the Game of the Year Award which is no doubt the biggest one of them all and to win that, the game had to be truly a masterpiece. Voting for these awards was done by all the writers for GameZone so that the decisions were fair. Without further ado, here are the best of 2017. 

Game of the Year 2017

There was no doubt that Super Mario Odyssey won over our hearts in 2017. First playing it at E3, I knew the game would be something special and when the time came to review it I was not wrong. It is a masterpiece and one of Nintendo's greatest games since Super Mario Galaxy. There will not be another game that comes close to the charm and perfection found in Mario Odyssey and I am so blessed to have played it. 

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  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Hellblade - Runner up 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey - Winner
  • Assassin's Creed Origins 
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole - Runner-up

Best PlayStation Game

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  • Persona 5 - Runner-up 
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - Runner-up
  • Horizon Zero Dawn - Winner
  • Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

Best Xbox One Game

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  • Cuphead - Winner
  • Forza Motorsport 7 - Runner-up 
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Tacoma

Best PC Game

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  • Divinity Original Sin II  - Winner
  • Total War: Warhammer II - Runner-up
  • Endless Space 2

Best PlayStation VR Game

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  • Resident Evil VII - Winner
  • GT Sport
  • DOOM VFR - Runner-up

Best Nintendo Switch Game

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  • Super Mario Odyssey - Winner
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Runner-up
  • Super Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
  • ARMS
  • Splatoon 2

Best Action Adventure

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  • Assassin's Creed: Origins - Winner
  • Horizon Zero Dawn - Runner-up
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Fighting Game 

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  • Tekken 7 - Runner-up
  • Injustice 2 - Winner
  • Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite

Best RPG

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  • Persona 5 - Runner-up
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole - Winner
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Best Horror

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  • Resident Evil 7 - Winner
  • Prey
  • Outlast 2
  • The Evil Within 2 - Runner-up

Best Remake/Remaster

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  • Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy - Winner
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 
  • Wipeout: The Omega Collection - Runner-up

Best Strategy Game

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  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Winner
  • Total War: Warhammer II - Runner-up
  • Halo Wars 2

Most Disappointing 

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  • Mass Effect Andromeda - Winner
  • Destiny 2: The Curse of Osiris  - Runner-up
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Best Multiplayer Game

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  • Call of Duty: World War II
  • Destiny 2 - Winner
  • Fortnite
  • PUBG - Runner-up

Best Sports and Racing Game

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  • FIFA 18 - Winner 
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Project Cars 2
  • NBA 2K18 - Runner-up

Best Family Game

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  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Just Dance 2018
  • Knowledge is Power - Winner
  • That's You! - Runner-up

Best Art Direction 

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  • Hellblade - Winner
  • Cuphead
  • Persona 5 - Runner-up
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Music

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  • Destiny 2 - Winner
  • Persona 5 - Runner-up
  • Cuphead
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Performance

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  • Aloy - Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn) 
  • Senua - Melina Juergens (Hellblade) - Runner-up
  • Irene Engel - Nina Franoszek (Wolfenstein 2) - Winner 
  • Nadine Ross - Laura Bailey (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy) 

What were your game of the year winners? Let us know in the comments below. 

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