Game Awards Announce Best Game of 2016

Read below for the best games of 2016! Photo Courtesy / Wikimedia
Read below for the best games of 2016! Photo Courtesy / Wikimedia
Read below for the best games of 2016! Photo Courtesy / Wikimedia

Read below for the best games of 2016!
Photo Courtesy / Wikimedia

By Adam Miklas
Staff Writer

The Game Awards has just ended recently, and the game of the year for 2016 was awarded. But first, let’s go through some of the nominees and winners for other categories as well as some announcements that were made.

Best Action Game: “Battlefield 1,” “Doom,” “Gears of War 4,” “Overwatch” and “Titanfall 2.”

Winner: “Doom”

Best Action/Adventure Game: “Dishonored 2,” “Hitman,” “Hyper Light Drifter,” “Ratchet & Clank” and “Uncharted 4.”

Winner: “Dishonored 2”

Best Role Playing Game: “Dark Souls 3,” “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided,” “The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine,” “World of Warcraft: Legion” and “Xenoblade Chronicles X.”

Winner: “The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine”

Best Fighting Game: “Killer Instinct Season 3,” “King of Fighters XIV,” “Pokken Tournament” and “Street Fighter 5.”

Winner: “Street Fighter 5”

Best Family Game: “Dragon Quest Builders,” “Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Pokémon Go,” “Ratchet & Clank” and “Skylanders: Imaginators.”

Winner: “Pokémon Go”

Best Strategy Game: “Civilization VI,” “Fire Emblem Fates,” “The Banner Saga 2,” “Total War: Warhammer” and “XCOM 2.”

Winner: “Civilization VI”

Best Sports/Racing Game: “FIFA 17,” “Forza Horizon 3,” “MLB the Show 16,” “NBA 2k17” and “Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.”

Winner: “Forza Horizon 3”

Before they announced the game of year, they made some announcements and acknowledgements.

They thanked industry legend Hideo Kojima for everything he has done over the years. He wasn’t able to attend last year’s award show due to issues regarding his former employer, but since he no longer works there he was free to attend this time around.

He also showed off a new trailer for his upcoming game, “Death Stranding.”

They also showed off trailers and gameplay footage for multiple games.

They showed off a teaser for the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” game in production, in which we saw nothing but the logo.

A trailer for a new game called “Dauntless” was shown, which is a co-op action RPG for PCs set to release next year.

Gameplay for a game called “Lawbreakers” was shown, which looks a bit like “Overwatch” if superheroes were the main characters and wielded guns. They also showed gameplay for the “Prey” reboot.

A CG trailer for Halo Wars 2 was also shown.

They premiered the first trailer for season three of “The Walking Dead” game, in which there are a bunch of new characters dealing with walkers, but a character from the previous two season’s returns.

The final thing shown before they announced the game of the year was gameplay for the highly anticipated “Mass Effect: Andromeda.”

Game of the Year: “Doom,” “Inside,” “Overwatch,” “Titanfall 2” and “Uncharted 4.”

Winner: “Overwatch”

Email Adam at:
amiklas@live.esu.edu

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