Golden Joystick Awards 2017 Nominees

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It’s the time of the year again for the biggest games award show. The Golden Joystick Awards celebrates the best games as voted by the public in various categories. This year, the award will be happening in London on 17 November. Here are your Golden Joystick Awards 2017 nominees.

BEST STORYTELLING

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • NieR: Automata
  • Night in the Woods
  • Persona 5
  • Prey
  • Pyre
  • Tacoma
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

BEST VISUAL DESIGN

  • Cuphead
  • Dishonored 2
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • GNOG
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Little Nightmares
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Night in the Woods
  • Persona 5
  • Pyre
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

BEST AUDIO

  • Destiny 2
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Little Nightmares
  • Persona 5
  • Project Cars 2
  • Pyre
  • RiME
  • Sniper Elite 4
  • Tacoma
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

BEST GAMING PERFORMANCE

  • Ashly Burch (as Aloy in Horizon: Zero Dawn)
  • Brain Bloom (as B. J. Blazkowicz in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus)
  • Claudia Black (as Chloe Frazer in Uncharted)
  • Fryda Wolff (as Ryder in Mass Effect Andromeda)
  • Jack Brand (as Jack Baker in Resident Evil 7)
  • Kylie Brown (as Rachel Amber in Life is Strange: Before the Storm)
  • Melina Juergens (as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sarifice)
  • Nathan Fillion (as Cayde-6 in Destiny 2)

BEST INDIE GAME

  • Dream Daddy
  • Everything
  • Friday the 13: The Game
  • Night in the Woods
  • Pyre
  • Slime Rancher
  • Stories Untold
  • Tacoma
  • Thimbleweed Park
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME

  • Absolver
  • Battlefield 1
  • Destiny 2
  • FIFA 18
  • Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Injustice 2
  • LawBreakers
  • Nidhogg 2
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
  • Splatoon 2

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

  • Arkane Studios
  • Boss Key Productions
  • Creative Assembly
  • Guerrilla Games
  • Machine Games
  • NetherRealm
  • Ninja Theory
  • Nintendo EPD
  • PUBG Corporation
  • Platinum
  • Rebellion

BEST VR GAME

  • Dead Effect 2 VR
  • Farpoint
  • GNOG
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Rez Infinite
  • Robo Recall
  • Superhot VR
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Statik
  • Thumper
  • Wilson’s Heart

ESPORTS PLAY OF THE YEAR

  • Agilities’ five-man Dragonblade at Overwatch Contenders
  • Autimatic and Skadoodle win 2 vs. 4 with pistols
  • PraY’s Ashe skillshot at Worlds 2016
  • Team Liquid win the first ever 3-0 grand final victory at The International
  • Tokido’s incredible parry at Evo 2017

ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • Astralis
  • Lunatic-Hai
  • Optic Gaming
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team EnVyUS
  • Team liquid
  • TSM

ESPORTS GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • FIFA 17
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Rocket League
  • Smite
  • StarCraft II

BEST STREAMER/BROADCASTER

  • Hannah Rutherford
  • Jacksepticeye
  • Jupiter Hadley
  • Markiplier
  • Maximilian Dood
  • Polygon
  • Waypoint
  • What’s Good Games

HANDHELD/MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • Ever Oasis
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Framed 2
  • Hidden Folks
  • Milkmaid of the Milky Way
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Old Man’s Journey
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon
  • Super Mario Run

NINTENDO GAME OF THE YEAR

  • ARMS
  • Bulb Boy
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon
  • Snipperclips
  • Splatoon 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

PLAYSTATION GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Everybody’s Gold
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Nex Machina
  • NieR: Automata
  • Nioh
  • Persona 5
  • Statik
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Yakuza 0

XBOX GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Cuphead
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • Gears of War 4
  • Gigantic
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Pit People
  • Slime Rancher
  • Tacoma

PC GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Dream Daddy
  • Endless Space 2
  • OneShot
  • Planet Coaster
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
  • Stories Untold
  • Total War: Warhammer II
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
  • West of Loathing

BREAKTHROUGH AWARD

  • Ashly Burch
  • Brendan Green
  • Cavalier Game Studios
  • Game Grumps
  • Giant Sparrow
  • Infinite Fall
  • Melina Jeurgens
  • Nick Popovich
  • Nina Freeman
  • SMAC Games

MOST WANTED GAME

  • Beyond Good and Evil 2
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • Death Stranding
  • Far Cry 5
  • God of War
  • Metro Exodus
  • Metroid Prime 4
  • Ooblets
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Spider-Man
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • The Last of Us Part II

STILL PLAYING

  • Diablo III
  • EVE Online
  • FIFA 17
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Hearthstone
  • Minecraft
  • Overwatch
  • Pokémon Go
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
  • Rocket League
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • World of Tanks

ULTIMATE GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Destiny 2
  • Dishonored 2
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Persona 5
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

That’s all the nominees for all the category. Who do you think will win game of the year? Remember to tune in to the live stream this weekend on 17 November to find out! Follow their Facebook page to find out when the stream goes live.

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