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Jan 11

Game of the Year 2017: The Winners, As Voted By You

The readers have chosen! These were the best games of 2017.

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Social Media Manager, SIEA

We asked you to vote, and you showed up! 2017’s Game of the Year polls saw an astounding 1.6 million votes across all categories, with over 150k votes in the “Best PS4 Game” category alone. Thank you!

There is definitely a clear winner this year — Guerrilla’s Horizon Zero Dawn stole the show, securing the Platinum Trophy in nine of our 18 categories. We’ll make sure Aloy hears about it!

If you’re interested in what the editors of PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store thought were the best games of 2017, we’ve created a special landing page over at PS Store collecting our picks across all categories.

Read on to see who else took home the Platinum (and the Gold, Silver and Bronze) in more categories like Best PS VR Experience, Best Independent Game, Most Anticipated PS4 Game, and lots more.

So, what do you think? Agreed on the winners? Did you vote differently? Did you not vote, but now wish you had? Discuss (nicely!) in the comments.

Best PS4 Game
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS4 Game (Platinum)
Horizon Zero Dawn

You’ll notice a distinct theme this year. Horizon Zero Dawn swept the polls, earning more votes than its closest competitor by more than 2:1. Epic’s Fortnite earned the most write-in votes, but not enough to crack the top four.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS4 Game (Gold)

Call of Duty WWII
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS4 Game (Silver)

Assassin’s Creed Origins
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS4 Game (Bronze)

Persona 5
Honorable Mentions: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Nier: Automata, Resident Evil 7

Editors’ Choice
Nier: Automata. Through all of 2017, I pretended it was going to be tough to choose my final GotY pick as megaton after megaton dropped. But it’s Nier. It was always Nier. No game can make me cry over sexy robots fighting a proxy war on an abandoned far-future Earth the way Nier Automata can.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Persona 5. Persona 5 threads an oddly specific gaming needle and stands as one of the most invigorating and interesting releases of the year. I was equally invested in the outlandish and increasingly elaborate Persona and boss battles as I was making new friends and finding my place as a school boy in Tokyo.
— Kristen Titus // SIEA Social Media
Horizon Zero Dawn. A big-budget blockbuster done right. Guerrilla’s post-post apocalyptic vision is compelling enough, but the superior visuals, ferocious combat, and surprising plot twists inject fresh life into the action-RPG genre.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy pulls off an impressive feat: it manages to deliver some of the best writing, performances, and action moments from a franchise already overflowing with them, while at same time shaking up the Uncharted formula in thrilling, open-ended ways. It was one of the best experiences I’ve had this year, and might just be my favorite Uncharted game.
— Zac Minor // SIEA Social Media
What Remains of Edith Finch. In a year of amazing game stories, Edith Finch stands out for being a powerful narrative that is only possible in games. Each mini-story told within the game is accompanied by a unique art and gameplay style that build towards a profound emotional experience.
— Andy Yen // SIEA PS Store
Best PS VR Experience
Resident Evil 7
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS VR Experience (Platinum)
Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Another blowout in the polls, this time for Capcom’s survival-horror revival Resident Evil 7, though Skyrim put up a muscular defense. Rec Room stood out for write-in votes.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS VR Experience (Gold)

Skyrim VR
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS VR Experience (Silver)

Gran Turismo Sport
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS VR Experience (Bronze)

Superhot VR
Honorable Mentions: Doom VFR, Farpoint, Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Editors’ Choice
Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Capcom gives a master class in how to reboot a classic series. The first-person perspective adds a terrifying new layer to the survival-horror gameplay, and the PS VR support is second-to-none.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Superhot VR. The game where time moves when you move is magnitudes better in the world of VR where the PlayStation Move controllers can track your entire body’s movements. It’s the closest you’ll get in real life to bullet dodging in The Matrix without needing to do an apocalypse rave before.
— Andy Yen // SIEA PS Store
Gnog. Ko-op’s virtual reality toybox made me feel like a kid again. Pushing, pulling, turning and tweaking knobs, bells and whistles has never felt so rewarding.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Best Independent Game
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Independent Game (Platinum)
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Voters again had a clear favorite, with Ninja Theory’s well-regarded Hellblade earning the nod. Epic’s Fortnite led the field in write-in votes.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Independent Game (Gold)

Undertale
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Independent Game (Silver)

Superhot
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Independent Game (Bronze)

Everything
Honorable Mentions: What Remains of Edith Finch, Night in the Woods, Pyre

Editors’ Choice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. One of the best psychological horror games I’ve ever played – Hellblade was an amazing journey as an 8th century human suffering from psychosis. The threat of permanent death via save deletion made every combat encounter a thrilling sweaty palms affair.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Undertale. Okay, I get it. Now that I’ve finally played Undertale (multiple times), I understand why its fanbase is so… vocal. Toby Fox’s heart-warming/wrenching underground RPG marries fresh gameplay ideas with tack-sharp writing, unforgettable characters, and one of gaming’s most toe-tapping soundtracks. This one is going to stay with me.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
What Remains of Edith Finch. Giant Sparrow’s journey through a cursed family’s history takes you from the highest whimsical highs to some delicately devastating lows, all with a flourish of magic-realism that swept me away.
— Kristen Titus // SIEA Social Media
Superhot. Like being caught inside the world’s best r/nosleep story. The gameplay gimmick is inspired, the pacing alternately exhilarating and exasperating, and the mood ice cold. Even the war3z-styled Easter eggs go above and beyond. One of the year’s very best.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Best PS Vita Game
Undertale
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS Vita Game (Platinum)
Undertale

No surprises — Undertale dominated on PS Vita, scoring the lion’s share of votes. Steamworld Dig 2 took top write-in honors.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS Vita Game (Gold)

Danganronpa V3
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS Vita Game (Silver)

Xenon Valkyrie +
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS Vita Game (Bronze)

Ys Origin
Honorable Mentions: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, A Rose in the Twilight, Tokyo Xanadu

Editors’ Choice
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. Games about high school murder mysteries don’t come along every day, especially with the twists and turns of the Danganronpa series. Perfect for on the go play, V3 even has cross-save capability when you finally get home to your PS4.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Undertale. Undertale is a perfect “multiple playthrough” game — I got halfway through my second run in a coffee shop! Protip: If you’re playing this one on the go, make sure you have headphones.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Best Performance
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Performance (Platinum)
Ashly Burch
Aloy, Horizon Zero Dawn

An array of excellent performances this year, with Ashly Burch’s Aloy landing the coveted Platinum pick. On the write-in front, Nathan Fillion’s Cayde-6 from Destiny 2 saw significant attention.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Performance (Gold)

Claudia Black
Chloe, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Performance (Silver)

Melina Juergens
Senua, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Performance (Bronze)

Janina Gavankar
Iden Versio, Star Wars Battlefront II
Honorable Mentions: Laura Bailey // Nadine, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy; Kira Buckland // 2B, Nier: Automata; Brian Bloom // BJ Blazcowicz, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Editors’ Choice
Melina Juergens for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. A quest through the Norse underworld was never going to look easy, but Melina Jeurgens’ excruciatingly raw performance highlights Senua’s paranoia, pain and determination with perfect clarity.
— Kristen Titus // SIEA Social Media
Ashly Burch for Horizon Zero Dawn. It’s hard to believe Aloy was just introduced to us fully in 2017, as she already feels like an iconic character in games. Chronicling her journey from a young girl to stoic heroine, Ashly’s performance in Horizon Zero Dawn was unforgettable.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Nyasha Hatendi for Mass Effect Andromeda. Bioware’s latest introduced Angarian resistance fighter Jaal Ama Darav, and he’s a memorable addition to the Mass Effect pantheon. Nyasha Hatendi’s portrayal is warm and wistful — a perfect fit for this enigmatic character.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Best Art Direction
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Art Direction (Platinum)
Horizon Zero Dawn

Another big win for Guerrilla Games, with Horizon Zero Dawn soaring out ahead of the competition nearly 3:1. Star Wars Battlefront II scored the most write-in votes.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Art Direction (Gold)

Persona 5
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Art Direction (Silver)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Art Direction (Bronze)

Destiny 2
Honorable Mentions: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Gravity Rush 2

Editors’ Choice
Persona 5. That dynamic battle UI. The bonkers boss battle reveals. Those stylish Palace-crawling costumes. And of course, your talking cat companion turning into a van. Persona 5 truly had a vision and executed it with flair.
— Kristen Titus // SIEA Social Media
Superhot. Sometimes less is more. Superhot’s ersatz environments and faceless, crystalline enemies radiate creepypasta levels of uneasiness.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Destiny 2. When it comes to epic, galaxy-building design, few come close to Bungie’s talents. From varied world settings, to unforgettable set pieces, Destiny 2 is breathtaking to look at and play in. Not to mention that sweet sweet exotic gear design.
— Andy Yen //SIEA Store
Best Soundtrack
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Soundtrack (Platinum)
Horizon Zero Dawn

A squeaker, with Horizon edging out Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Destiny 2 for top honors. FIFA 18 netted the most write-ins.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Soundtrack (Gold)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Soundtrack (Silver)

Destiny 2
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Soundtrack (Bronze)

Nier: Automata
Honorable Mentions: Persona 5, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Sonic Mania

Editors’ Choice
Persona 5. I always let the opening sequence play all the way through… and sometimes waited to let it play through a second time. This game’s range of kinetic to ambient jazz was the perfect backdrop for being a Phantom Thief.
— Kristen Titus // SIEA Social Media
Nier: Automata. The unexpected, eclectic nature of Nier: Automata’s story is matched only by its score: sweeping orchestral set pieces give way to charming children’s choruses and chiptune arrangements, but somehow, no song ever feels out of place.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Undertale. Epic sounding chiptunes that will make you both nostalgic for yesteryear and pumped up for battle. It’s rare that a game has instantly recognizable character themes, and Undertale’s are unforgettable.
— Andy Yen // /SIEA Store
Prey. After the breakout success of his DOOM soundtrack in 2016, composer Mick Gordon scored TWO huge games in 2017: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Prey. Both sounded exceptional, but the blend of cyberpunk-electronic beats with classic horror ambience made Prey my favorite soundtrack of the year.
— Zac Minor // SIEA Social Media
Best Multiplayer
Call of Duty: WWII
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Multiplayer (Platinum)
Call of Duty WWII

Call of Duty ultimately overcame Fortnite in this hard-fought deathmatch, with Friday the 13th cleaning up in write-in votes.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Multiplayer (Gold)

Fortnite
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Multiplayer (Silver)

Destiny 2
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Multiplayer (Bronze)

Star Wars Battlefront II
Honorable Mentions: Injustice 2, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Tekken 7

Editors’ Choice
Destiny 2. The ultimate game for both PVE and PVP in a single package. No other shooter does 6-player co-op quite like Destiny’s raids while also including pro-caliber competitive play in the same sandbox.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Call of Duty WWII. A true return to form for the classic shooter. Sledgehammer wasn’t asleep at the switch: War mode, Nazi Zombies, Divisions, and Headquarters all brought fresh new ideas to the most polished multiplayer shooter on the market.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood. The arrival of the Stormblood expansion brought a beautifully crafted story, a refined combat system, and more exquisite music to the Final Fantasy XIV experience. But this is still an MMO, and running through dungeons to face towering boss battles with friends remains one of the game’s principle delights.
— Ryan Clements // SIEA Social Media
Best Story
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Story (Platinum)
Horizon Zero Dawn

Another commanding win for Horizon, with Uncharted: The Lost Legacy mustering a fierce defense. Among write-in votes, Destiny 2 led the pack.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Story (Gold)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Story (Silver)

Persona 5
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Story (Bronze)

Nier: Automata
Honorable Mentions: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The Evil Within 2, Injustice 2

Editors’ Choice
The Evil Within II. Tango Gameworks surprised me. The setup is interesting enough, but the escalating stakes combined with several memorable characters and boss fights elevate this to must-play status, whether you played the first game or not.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Nier: Automata. What begins as an almost generic Japanese sci-fi tale becomes one of the most profound stories I’ve ever experienced. As you experience plot points from other perspectives, the onion layers peel back, and you’re contemplating what it truly means to be human.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Horizon Zero Dawn. Horizon Zero Dawn had me hooked from the moment Rost raised little baby Aloy to the sun, but unravelling the mysteries of both Aloy and the Earth’s past was extremely satisfying thanks to the well written characters and intricately fascinating lore.
— Kristen Titus // SIEA Social Media
Best Sports Game
FIFA 18
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Sports Game (Platinum)
FIFA 18

FIFA 18 managed to head off an aggressive offense from a resurgent GT Sport to cement the lead. Interestingly, Pro Evolution Soccer 18 led handily among write-in votes.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Sports Game (Gold)

Gran Turismo Sport
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Sports Game (Silver)

NBA 2K18
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Sports Game (Bronze)

Madden NFL 18
Honorable Mentions: Everybody’s Golf, Disc Jam, MLB The Show 17

Editors’ Choice
Madden 18. I’m an on again off again Madden player, so I’m not as hardcore into Ultimate Team and the competitive angle as some, but as a casual, I really enjoyed the meaty new “Longshot” single-player story mode that was added this year. Mixing “Friday Night Lights” (with some actors from the TV show even!) with Life Is Strange and Madden gameplay is a formula that works surprisingly well.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Everybody’s Golf. It may go by a new name, but the spirit of Hot Shots lives on. Few games manage to balance instant accessibility with the idea of “I could have done that better… let me try it again” the way this series does, and Everybody’s Golf brings that — and so much more — to PS4.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Everybody’s Golf. As a Hot Shots fan from waaaay back, Everybody’s Golf is nothing short of a miracle. It’s everything I loved about classic Hot Shots gameplay, but packed to the gills with an absolutely insane amount of bonus activities — driving! fishing! Shuhei! — not to mention the unique open-course multiplayer. The art style is charming, the music is joyful, and the course design harkens to a utopia that only exists in my dreams. My Everybody’s Golf persona is the man I aspire to be.
— Zac Minor // SIEA Social Media
Best Post-Release Content
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Post-Release Content (Platinum)
Horizon Zero Dawn

A nail biter, with Horizon squeaking past GTA Online by only one percentage point and Battlefield 1 leading among write-in votes.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Post-Release Content (Gold)

Grand Theft Auto Online
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Post-Release Content (Silver)

Final Fantasy XV
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Post-Release Content (Bronze)

Overwatch
Honorable Mentions: Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, Resident Evil 7: biohazard

Editors’ Choice
Darkest Dungeon. Surprise, surprise. The Crimson Court expansion is a literal gamechanger, with new mechanics that ripple through content both old and new. Just when I thought I was out…
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Final Fantasy XIV. FFXIV’s Stormblood expansion introduced revamped gameplay elements, new jobs to master, an entire soundtrack’s worth of excellent new music, and numerous quality-of-life upgrades, but where it really impressed me is with its story — easily the ever-growing MMO’s best yet.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds. A meaty addition to the world of Horizon, The Frozen Wilds organically adds a huge area for Aloy to explore whether you’ve finished the game already or not. The new characters and story missions are as in depth and lovingly crafted as they were in the original game.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. Okay, technically this is a standalone experience and thus not “post-release content,” but whatever (sorry Justin). (Editor’s note: I’ll allow it. -JM) Dishonored: Death of the Outsider needs some much-deserved praise. The focused scope and mechanical tweaks resulted in a Dishonored experience that encouraged playstyles that felt exciting and fresh, even to a Dishonored vet like myself.
— Zac Minor // SIEA Social Media
Best PlayStation Console Exclusive
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PlayStation Console Exclusive (Platinum)
Horizon Zero Dawn

Another big win for Guerrilla Games, though Uncharted and Crash managed strong support.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PlayStation Console Exclusive (Gold)

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PlayStation Console Exclusive (Silver)

Crash Bandicoot: The N-Sane Trilogy
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PlayStation Console Exclusive (Bronze)

Persona 5
Honorable Mentions: Nier Automata, Gran Turismo Sport, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Editors’ Choice
Horizon Zero Dawn. A perfect example of a platform-selling blockbuster, Horizon excels across the board with astonishing visuals, superior PS4 Pro features, and unique combat you can’t find anywhere else.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Persona 5. Persona 5 is not a short game, but its length shouldn’t put you off from experiencing its unique brand of style, storytelling, and relationship building. By the end of it you’ll feel like a high schooler again, with a new group of best friends forged through shared experience.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Nier Automata. Big surprise, I know. Nier Automata is a game that’s going to be with me for a long time, for lots of reasons. Its DualShock 4 control layout was part of the fun, too — I found myself shifting into “Combat Mode” (basically just shifting my middle fingers up to R2 and L2 so I could keep R1 held down with my index finger) every time I came across a formidable enemy.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Best PS4 Theme
Uncharted 10th Anniversary Theme
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS4 Theme (Platinum)
Uncharted 10th Anniversary Theme

Uncharted dominated this category handily, with Horizon leading among write-in votes.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS4 Theme (Gold)

Persona 5 Character Themes
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS4 Theme (Silver)

Legacy Dashboard Theme
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best PS4 Theme (Bronze)

Undertale Dynamic Theme (Ruins)
Honorable Mentions: Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Preorder Theme, Pyre Theme, Burger Love Returns Dynamic Theme

Editors’ Choice
Legacy. I’m usually not one for nostalgia plays, but man, this dynamic, 3D theme recreating the old PS2 system screen is an awesome trip down memory line.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Rez Infinite Singularity Theme. Rez Infinite is pretty much a religious experience in PlayStation VR, especially Area X — the new area added for the Infinite release. This theme brings the feeling of Area X’s final section to your PS4 dashboard, and I don’t plan to change it anytime soon.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Best Use of PS4 Pro
Horizon Zero Dawn
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Use of PS4 Pro (Platinum)
Horizon Zero Dawn

Despite tight competition, Horizon racked up another win. Star Wars Battlefront II was the leader among write-in voters.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Use of PS4 Pro (Gold)

Assassin’s Creed Origins
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Use of PS4 Pro (Silver)

Call of Duty WWII
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Best Use of PS4 Pro (Bronze)

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Honorable Mentions: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Gran Turismo Sport, Destiny 2

Editors’ Choice
Horizon Zero Dawn. Guerrilla’s technical excellence is on proud display here. The 4K output looks razor sharp, while the HDR features make color and vibrancy pop. Love that you can emphasize resolution or performance now, too. Developers: this is how you do it!
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Hellblade Senua’s Sacrifice. Senua’s descent into madness is best experienced in 4K with a pair of the Platinum Wireless Headset. The game looks absolutely jaw-dropping in 4K resolution, but the 3D positional audio mix steals the show here, making you feel like you’re hearing the same voices in her head.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Nioh. Nioh’s exhilarating combat made for one of the best action games of 2017, but its use of PS4 Pro brought quality-of-life improvements that elevated it to another level. For coming out so early in 2017, Nioh established one of my favorite implementations of the Pro’s added horsepower: allowing the gamer to choose between modes that prioritized frame-rate or resolution.
— Zac Minor // SIEA Social Media

Most Anticipated PS4 Title
God of War for PS4
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Most Anticipated PS4 Title (Platinum)
God of War

A tight competitive field here, but God of War lands the Platinum nod. Dragon Ball FighterZ saw the most write-in votes. You don’t have long to wait, folks!


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Most Anticipated PS4 Title (Gold)

Red Dead Redemption 2
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Most Anticipated PS4 Title (Silver)

Marvel’s Spider-Man
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Most Anticipated PS4 Title (Bronze)

Far Cry 5
Honorable Mentions: Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Death Stranding

Editors’ Choice
Shadow of the Colossus. I’m fascinated by Bluepoint’s work here; they’ve enhanced this 2005 classic to the point where it can hang with 2018’s elite crop of AAA titles. The game is almost too gorgeous to believe.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
God of War. Kratos’s new odyssey on PS4 is poised to be my first can’t miss game of 2018 – I can’t wait to see where venturing into the world of Norse mythology takes the series. We all know the game will deliver the goods on the action front, but I’m personally looking forward to seeing where his story goes in his grizzled years as a father.
— Andy Yen // SIEA Store
Marvel’s Spider-Man. I’ve been a Spider-Fan for as long as I can remember, and everything we’ve seen on Peter Parker’s upcoming PS4 outing indicates that Insomniac is the perfect studio to realize the potential of the character.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. Legendary heroes and villains meet on a battlefield unbound by space and time. A true embodiment of light versus darkness. You will be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated fan of the Dissidia series than me, and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT continues the RPG fighting tradition with a gorgeous visual overhaul. January 30 can’t come soon enough.
— Ryan Clements // SIEA Social Media

Most Anticipated PS VR Title
Rick and Morty - Virtual Rick-ality
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Most Anticipated PS VR Title (Platinum)
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

An easy win for Rick and Morty, though Ace Combat 7 saw extensive write-in excitement.


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Most Anticipated PS VR Title (Gold)

Blood & Truth
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Most Anticipated PS VR Title (Silver)

Star Child
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Most Anticipated PS VR Title (Bronze)

Firewall Zero Hour
Honorable Mentions: Golem, Moss, The Inpatient

Editors’ Choice
Moss. Based on what I’ve played of Polyarc’s tiny, huge VR adventure, it strikes a perfect balance of old-school platforming action and an immersive virtual reality wow-factor. Plus, Quill is the cutest lil’ hero I’ve seen in years. Gimme!
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
The Inpatient. Part of what made Until Dawn so tantalizingly creepy were the sequences taking part in an old abandoned asylum. Now you’re telling me I get to play a fully-realized prequel set in that very asylum, and in VR? Sign me up.
— Kristen Titus // SIEA Social Media
Firewall Zero Hour. A no-brainer. This back-to-basics 4v4 FPS is an electrifying VR experience, especially when paired with the PS VR Aim Controller. It will appeal hugely to fans of Rainbow Six and the old SWAT games.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Blood & Truth. I’ll never forget The London Heist: it was the very first PS VR demo I tried, and still stands up as one of the most immersive and action-packed PS VR experiences out there. Blood & Truth takes the fundamentals they explored in that demo and fleshes them out into a full-length game, and I could not be more excited.
— Zac Minor // SIEA Social Media
Studio of the Year
Guerrilla Games
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Studio of the Year (Platinum)
Guerrilla Games

Though Guerrilla Games and Sledgehammer dominated voting, we saw a strong write-in showing in support of Naughty Dog (who won the Platinum in this category last year).


PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Studio of the Year (Gold)

Sledgehammer Games
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Studio of the Year (Silver)

Capcom
PlayStation Blog Game of the Year 2017 - Studio of the Year (Bronze)

PlatinumGames
Honorable Mentions: Atlus, Ninja Theory, Arkane Studios

Editors’ Choice
Guerrilla Games. I’ve never seen an established studio pivot so radically, or so successfully. Horizon feels like the beginning of an entirely new chapter for the veteran studio.
— Sid Shuman // SIEA Social Media
Supergiant Games. This small, San Francisco-based studio exudes pure heart in their work in a way no other developer does. Pyre, their newest, is the culmination of the studio’s expertise thus far, marrying music, story, and visuals with a truly unique approach to gameplay. If you’re not familiar with Supergiant yet, you should be.
— Justin Massongill // SIEA Social Media
Square Enix. Our colleagues at Square Enix made a tremendous impact last year. Not only did they publish the riveting and critically acclaimed Nier: Automata, but the team behind Final Fantasy XIV continues to define world-class MMO development. The launch of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood thrust the game in a new direction, with awe-inspiring villains and an overhaul of the combat system. Spectacular.
— Ryan Clements// SIEA Social Media

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FATHASUN said:

January 11th, 9:49 am

Pretty much in line with my pics. Amazing year for PS. 2018 may match or gasp.. even exceed it?!?! Wow! 100mil here we come.

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    Justin Massongill said:

    January 11th, 11:30 am

    Horizon *cleaned up* this year, wow! Here’s to an even better 2018 (if that’s even possible)!

EnigmaNemesis said:

January 11th, 9:50 am

Poor Nioh, no love from the popculture expected picks.

MLB: The Show by far for sports as well.

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    Justin Massongill said:

    January 11th, 11:30 am

    Nioh is a game I still have sitting on my PS4, because one day I WILL play it. It really seems like my kind of game!

    Vizigoth04 said:

    January 11th, 10:34 am

    I’m glad you said something. I don’t want to take anything away from the awards and votes that got earned. But Nioh is so much fun. If anything it earned my vote for either great gameplay or art direction.

    ThisGuy005 said:

    January 13th, 10:02 am

    Over 400 hours of Nioh. Still playing to this day. My best action game of 2017.

Potter13579 said:

January 11th, 9:54 am

Really glad to see my suggestion for best PS4 theme won, but I will give props to the Legacy Dashboard theme as well :)

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    Justin Massongill said:

    January 11th, 11:31 am

    Great year for PS4 themes too! I still love the Transistor and Firewatch ones, but this year’s Rez Infinite theme, Uncharted anniversary theme, the PSX themes, Supergiant’s Pyre theme…

freshprincepbg said:

January 11th, 9:55 am

Horizon was very good, but was it good enough to sweep every award? No.

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    Justin Massongill said:

    January 11th, 11:32 am

    Lots of variety in the Editor’s Choice picks this year! ;)

    Grawbad said:

    January 11th, 10:03 am

    It is a popular vote, voted by people whom voted on the site. So you can expect the numbers to reflect that. It is why a Call of Duty game can even be on here anywhere.

    Horizon is far and away my favorite this year, though Hellblade was masterful it what it attempted to create. I would have given performance to Hellblade.

    In any event, most lists will never match our own, but that is fine.

personausermike said:

January 11th, 9:59 am

All fixed like last year: an advertisement for Sony games and products….just like this blog that took away the store update: useless and completely bias

    Grawbad said:

    January 11th, 10:04 am

    You realize this was voted on by people that come to the blog? You don’t have to fix that. Obviously the largest amount of people here are Playstation fans.

    Cripshay said:

    January 11th, 10:17 am

    lmao! Stop crying.
    Us PS Blog members / the PS community here have voted. And this are the results.
    Everything well deserved.

    Adiktuzmiko said:

    January 11th, 11:51 am

    This is the Playstation Blog, and PS is a Sony product so ofc it would be all about Sony.

Danterikxx said:

January 11th, 10:00 am

Horizon for best story and best soundtrack, followed by Uncharted? C’mon now…

Not when NieR, Persona, Wolfenstein or Yakuza 0 are all present. Let’s be honest here…

    Cripshay said:

    January 11th, 10:18 am

    The story and the soundtrack in Horizon Zero Dawn is amazing.
    Absolutely deserved.

    SirBill said:

    January 11th, 11:08 am

    Have you played HZD? It has a really deep backstory that is also really interesting. Although soundtrack can be a matter of taste the dynamic nature of it worked extremely well in game, and the standalone soundtrack is great ambient music.

    Danterikxx said:

    January 11th, 11:32 am

    @SirBill

    Yap. Even the dlc.

    Horizon vs NieR/Persona 5/Wolfenstein 2 is not even a contest when the subject is story or soundtrack.

    I can only assumed that most people have only played Horizon or Uncharted.

    Danterikxx said:

    January 11th, 11:32 am

    Assume*

    findaway said:

    January 11th, 12:14 pm

    Nier has a great story.. if you see it all the way through. It won’t stand out for those who didn’t.

    I really liked Wolfenstein’s too but (since you’re asking for honesty here) some of the cutscenes are way too long and dragged the entire experience quite a bit, could have done a better job in that regard. Assuming others don’t love the games you like because they haven’t played them, is a terribly flawed argument.

    Kaelum said:

    January 11th, 12:19 pm

    Did you take the time to find all of the collectables to uncover the ENTIRE storyline? If you didn’t do every single one of the side quests, or if you didn’t look for all of the collectables, then you’ve only experienced part of the story. I have over 250 hours in the game, played it through 3 times in + (Plus) mode, and I still enjoy every aspect of the game. What would be extremely difficult to do, would to be to compare it with The Last of Us, and I hope that I never have to. I luv both games equally well, and I would hate to have to put one above the other.

    Guerilla Games, AWESOME JOB! I expect you and Naughty Dog to push each other in creating games that are better than the best cinematic movies, for many years to come.

    xXSQUIDXx123 said:

    January 11th, 7:08 pm

    @cripshay Have you played the masterpiece that is Nier: Automata. The story that grips you, the soundtrack that plays at each moment but stops to let those moments of sadness sink in. Soundtrack is one of the best if not the best i’ve ever heard, better than Halo, better than Shadow of colossus and of course better than Horizon zero Dawn, I played horizon and I wasn’t impressed, felt like another open world although with some twists it was a cliche.

    orbitwhitegum7 said:

    January 12th, 1:19 am

    Horizon doesn’t have a good enough story for me to put in more hours beyond the campaign. That’s where the story should be told: in the campaign. I’m all for more story pieces in the lore, but come on. Persona 5 has the best story in a game I’ve played in years. It’s relevant for today, it’s told magnificently, and how it won to HZD’s lackluster story is beyond me.
    As for soundtrack, Nier or Persona should have taken that.

    I’m really not a fan of Horizon. It’s the same lackluster gameplay for too many hours, told behind terribly dull acting (not sure how it won performance) and honestly I’m pretty sure the only reason it won was because it was so heavily advertised and isn’t out of people’s comfort zones. Go play the honorable mentions if you want a real game

    Ralstonizer said:

    January 12th, 7:34 am

    You’d think you’d be playing those amazing games then instead of sitting here crying in a comments section about how they didn’t win some virtual awards. Who cares? Do you play games for the fun or for how many awards they win?

jgrizzle358 said:

January 11th, 10:12 am

Wow Horizon brought home the bacon. Edith Finch got shafted though. Should have at least got a silver spot in best narrative. Either way pretty happy with these results. Any chances of winners going on sale? I already own all of them but I got a friend who just got a PS4

steeler192 said:

January 11th, 10:15 am

Great games overall and a good indication of what the PS gamer community considers the best. It was an amazing 2017 and I’m very looking forward to 2018. Who knows! We may even have MuvLuv contending for the best Vita title this year!

DongreX said:

January 11th, 10:19 am

Horizon has earned all the rewards. It was practically a perfect game. Got high expectations for Spider-Man, Detroit and Far Cry 5.

Ponnojonno said:

January 11th, 10:29 am

I know I picked Horizon for a lot of categories. It was a great game that I enjoyed very much and deserves all the awards it got. I’m just surprised Wolfenstein didn’t make the list anywhere..

BajunidUS said:

January 11th, 10:30 am

I’m pretty sad that my man Ryan “Powerhouse” Clements wrote only a few of his take on the games. In any case, glad HZD get the awards that it deserves. Got snubbed by a bunch out outlets.

Here’s to another awesome year!

    infamousgodV2_0 said:

    January 11th, 11:04 am

    @BajuindUS
    Not snubbed Zelda is better then Horzion anyone thats says other wise doesn’t own a nintendo switch.

    findaway said:

    January 11th, 12:26 pm

    @infamousgodV2_0 so basically.. “If you have a different opinion, you’re wrong”.

    Sure, that makes sense.

    Zakkho said:

    January 12th, 6:22 am

    @infamousgodV2_0

    Don’t need a switch to play Both (one of the most overrated Zelda games period, I own a switch and Wiiu and own the game on both but mostly play on my PC. Haven’t had time to play Horizon but I know for a fact Botswana isn’t that good. Never have I turned a game off/fallen asleep so much, outside of a sports game.

jason-bridges said:

January 11th, 10:38 am

Wow horizon did really well. Great games this year – still waiting on FFVII >:(

Vizigoth04 said:

January 11th, 10:39 am

Let’s do it again this year PlayStation and PlayStation community. I’m so happy to be a part of the realm of gaming. 2018, I’m ready for you.

EndlessWinter23 said:

January 11th, 10:44 am

Horizon is certainly deserving the praise, the only game released on any console this year that I honestly can’t think of any negative aspects. Although, what this shows overall is that not enough people played Nier:Automata.

infamousgodV2_0 said:

January 11th, 11:01 am

Atleast Horzion Zero Dawn finally won something. Its been all Zelda Breath of the Wild by the way Zelda > Horzion

    sekaniy said:

    January 12th, 12:54 pm

    Don’t forget You now have Hyrule warriors coming for Switch this year. Then let us know 2019 how that is GOTY

    Welmosca said:

    January 12th, 9:03 pm

    Guess you can’t try harder than that…you on the limit there,the troll bar is about to explode.

cool_trainer said:

January 11th, 11:17 am

Yakuza 0 for my favorite game of the year that probably won’t win many awards. <3

mixedkidbx said:

January 11th, 11:27 am

So glad Horizon came on top for all the catorgories it was in. They really deserved it.

Like Sid said, for GG to do a complete 180 from what they always done, and do it so well, says a lot. I look forward to seeing what comes next for the Horizon series, and hope it will be around for a long time.

Gratz GG. The PS fans had your back even tho the other awards shows didnt.

Danterikxx said:

January 11th, 11:41 am

Well, at least Justin has excelent taste. NieR is really something special.

That soundtrack is mind blowing, just like Ending E.

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    Justin Massongill said:

    January 11th, 1:21 pm

    :thumbs-up emoji:

    theNexus472 said:

    January 11th, 12:00 pm

    Nier music is mind blowing, I agree with you!

    quickfire123 said:

    January 11th, 12:41 pm

    Ending E wasn’t mind blowing at all. The music was amazing though.

RealMuthaF said:

January 11th, 11:49 am

Next to no mention of Prey whatsoever? Another Call of Duty garbage as the second-best game of the year with Assassin’s Creed as the second runner-up? This industry is doomed.

VVaspInatoR said:

January 11th, 12:04 pm

Sadly most of the casuals never even beat Nioh. Played both Horizon and Nioh and hands down Nioh was the better game too bad it got no love from all the kiddos!

SoldrFool said:

January 11th, 12:07 pm

Hard to see the rest of the Awards when COD is 2nd among best ps4 game and Destiny 2 beated Nier Automata in best soundtrack. I would call bs but i realized that COD and destiny has a bigger fanbase of which many people (NOT ALL, mind you) has not played a game other than fps shooters. Congrats to everyone that voted for Horizon, Nier, Persona, etc.
Heres to another great year for Sony!

    Welmosca said:

    January 12th, 9:00 pm

    You should’ve realized that Sony holds hands with activision like children do with their mother.Both Destiny and CoD have deals with Sony and PS…do you really think that Sony would let the PS awards be done without Destiny and CoD not winning a single thing?…that’s probably how it would’ve been if they hadn’t rigged the poll.Sledgehammer as 2nd best studio?…seriously nobody is that mad lol….well some are but still.

aplay-may-cry said:

January 11th, 12:13 pm

I love the music in Horizon but Nier should had won best soundtrack. Atleast it got an editor choice.

    Arn_1 said:

    January 12th, 5:14 pm

    Persona 5’s ‘Beneath the Mask’ by Lyn is a classic. Hence, I can’t wait for the soundtrack to Persona 5 Dance, because Persona 4’s dance soundtrack is one of the greatest video game soundtracks ever.

quickfire123 said:

January 11th, 12:34 pm

I’m sorry, but Persona 5 should’ve won Art Direction. In terms of graphics Horizon is amazing and it’s art direction for the machines were amazing too, but the whole Art Direction for Persona 5 from it’s UI, to it’s characters, to the Persona was just so stylish.

I also don’t think Horizon, Destiny, nor Uncharted’s soundtrack were better than NieR’s or Persona 5. Both Persona 5 and NieR had amazing soundtracks from beginning to end, with NieR edging out as my personal pick. Not saying the others are bad, just that they are not better imo.

Lastly, Call of Duty and Assassins Creed beating Persona 5 for best PS4 game. Imo this wasn’t even that great of a call of duty so seeing it’s up there is painful. I can’t speak for AC but from what I’ve seen I still think Persona 5 would be the better choice.

Since I know that it will get a lot of flack, I do agree with Horizon having the best story. Personally I didn’t find NieR’s story to be that great or untouchable like some claim. Persona 5’s story was good, but I don’t think it was better than 3’s and suffered at some points.

    Frejim said:

    January 11th, 2:09 pm

    Give this man a beer!!!

    totally agree with you!

    Welmosca said:

    January 12th, 8:54 pm

    Pretty much impossible for Origins to not be better than persona 5 or any persona game for that matter.

Damian377 said:

January 11th, 12:45 pm

I would’ve given best soundtrack to Persona 5, just stellar all around. Otherwise I’am okay with Horizon winning everything, best game that wasn’t Zelda this year.

cronqvist said:

January 11th, 12:56 pm

I am officially disappointed in the PlayStation community for not choosing NieR: Automata as the top choice for many categories.

alexan_86 said:

January 11th, 12:58 pm

Not trying to start a war here, but I can’t help but find myself a little disappointed with how the community voted. In my opinion, it shows a lack of maturity. Like, yes, I understand that a lot of people like COD, but when there were massive titles released this year like Persona 5 or Nier: Automata, you cannot possibly claim that COD: WWII was the second best game to come out on the PS4 last year. Also, regarding Horizon Zero Dawn, there are no arguments that it was visually the greatest, however there were other titles that may have been better in regard to story, art direction or soundtrack. In general, I’m not pouting or anything, I just wish the community had more of a filter than just “oh, this is my fave, I want this to win!”. We can do a lot better.

    Danterikxx said:

    January 11th, 1:13 pm

    This.

    My fav was NieR, but i can’t say it has better graphics than Horizon. That would be a total lack of sense.

    That’s what happened here. “I like Horizon, let’s vote vote for it in ever category, even though it doesn’t deserve”

    To each his own.

    Welmosca said:

    January 12th, 8:52 pm

    Lack of maturity?…do you really think that THAT many people voted on CoD?…Sony rigged this poll towards CoD’s side.Since they’re holding hands with activision they wanna make it look like its still top dog.

GreekBoy159 said:

January 11th, 1:27 pm

Im not happy with this! I did hope that star was battlefront 2 would have a platinum of Gold award! And im surly happy with the studio winner. Ea and dice didnt deserve it this year!

Jay_Pe85 said:

January 11th, 1:33 pm

Persona 5 have better art direction than horizon in my opinion (an art director opinion)

    Frejim said:

    January 11th, 2:05 pm

    Agree!

boorsh1337 said:

January 11th, 1:37 pm

Kinda disappointed of not seeing The Last of US Part 2 here but I’m incredibly happy to see Horizon Zero Dawn winning in 7 categories!

Smokingmamaces said:

January 11th, 1:51 pm

Honestly, persona 5 should of won game of the year and best soundtrack. Horizon is deff up there, I’d put it second to persona 5. The reason is everything in persona was perfect I had no boring moments even talking with any character while horizon has had some boring conversation in it’s story. Persona I can replay over and over but horizon I would play till I beat and be done. The soundtrack I think it’s obvious I mean I go back to persona alot just to hear the music

    orbitwhitegum7 said:

    January 12th, 1:20 am

    Horizon is super overrated, and Persona 5 is super underrated. I think people are afraid to play it due to some of the tropes that the game does suffer from, but it’s my game of the year easily, with Nier: Automata coming in second

    Welmosca said:

    January 12th, 8:46 pm

    @ orbitwhitegum7 – You don’t know the meaning of overrated if you think Horizon is overrated.

Squadren_64 said:

January 11th, 1:58 pm

If y’all didn’t vote for Gravity Rush/Daze 2 for ANY of these categories, you seriously need to play that game.

    Arn_1 said:

    January 12th, 5:33 pm

    It’s a good series but unable to juggle with the juggernauts.

Frejim said:

January 11th, 2:05 pm

Persona 5 Soundtrack was amazing! come on!!!

    Arn_1 said:

    January 12th, 5:23 pm

    Indeed. However, Persona 4 Dancing All Night’s soundtrack is exceptional. I can’t wait for Persona 5 Dance.

jonaselcho said:

January 11th, 2:26 pm

Boo, Hellblade lives and dies with Melina Juergens amazing performance. Ashly Burch is just looping lines for Hannah Hoekstra.

DShinobi said:

January 11th, 2:27 pm

9S deserves best performance, stop sleeping on my boi

holicek said:

January 11th, 2:55 pm

Two biggest things the community missed by a mile:
Persona 5 easily for the best art direction.
CoD shouldn’t be even close to the second best game of the year.

Congrats to HZD, no surprises for the results here just based on the # of owners of a such a quality game.

SLEEPLESS_KNIGHT said:

January 11th, 3:17 pm

Wow people get so bent out of shape when their personal favorites don’t win! As far as Nioh goes, great game, fantastic visually, but just too damn difficult for the majority of gamers out there. This next one is going to get me some heat but I’ll just say it: Not everyone likes Persona…A lot of players (myself included) just aren’t interested in a game about Japanese high school kids. I bought P4 Golden on my Vita back in the day and after a few hours with it I knew it just wasn’t for me. As someone who grew up with the JRPG’s of the SNES and PS1 I went with Final Fantasy XV instead and I platinumed it and beat all the DLC as well. But to each their own. Sports games are very subjective. My award would go to NHL ’18, but from a sheer quality angle I’d say it should be either NBA 2K18 or MLB The Show ’17. Horizon without a doubt was the overall best PS4 game of 2017, even though a few others were very close. I don’t agree with all the award winners but I respect the results since it’s essentially a popularity contest.

PakoXXL said:

January 11th, 5:58 pm

Sorry this is unrelated, but could you guys please fix the ps3 sales listed on psn? a lot of the ps3 games there are not on sale anymore

xXSQUIDXx123 said:

January 11th, 7:12 pm

Sorry to say that if this was a fair system, Nier automata should’ve destroyed. I’m surprised it won anything when it’s popularity is small compared to Horizon, in Nier: Automata the story is so much better, the sound track, the characters, Hell even the combat is better. Almost in every way it’s better. The story is the best and most gripping part of it all, the side quests aren’t just fetch and grab, they make all the characters feel like they gave importance then in the main story they just kill them off making the sorrow of the characters dying even worse if you do the side quests. Not to spoil but there is some ****ed up stuff, it isn’t just people dying.

DagranHalliwell said:

January 11th, 9:16 pm

It’s a pity that the Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Future Tone dynamic themes didn’t get even mentioned. They look really awesome to me.

lgwyant said:

January 11th, 10:35 pm

For those complaining about Call of Duty, did you play it? It had one of THE best Campaign modes of any game I’ve played this side of Uncharted. It was simply amazing.

g_e_z_a_d_o_n said:

January 11th, 11:26 pm

I normally don’t post on here but I demand a recount because there’s no way horizon zero dawn beat nier automata or persona 5 in best soundtrack. . . NEVER!

    lintothed said:

    January 12th, 6:04 am

    Right!

khaltikgigoo221 said:

January 12th, 3:30 am

Horizon zero dawn was deserving the game of the year as it is the most expensive made game in 2017 on PlayStation and call of duty also deserves best multiplayer as it’s the best multiplayer than all games

    Welmosca said:

    January 12th, 8:43 pm

    Most expensive game made for PS?…only if you’re talking about PS exclusive if not look up Battlefront 2,the cost of that game was insane.And lol you really need to play more online games.

NotCarolKaye said:

January 12th, 4:21 am

The biggest winner;

Anyone with a PS4.

    Tatanka2007 said:

    January 12th, 10:54 am

    @NotCarolKaye, that’s the truth! I appreciate my X1S and X1X, but PS4 Pro delivers the best games at 4k.

JP_MADARA_92 said:

January 12th, 4:59 am

We need details on the MediEvil remastered game please. Will it be MediEvil 1 or 1 & 2? Or will it be a remastered version of resurrection?

dlewis1970 said:

January 12th, 5:08 am

With the exception of Claudia Black not winning Best Performance (love me some Chloe Frazer) this list is pretty legit.

lintothed said:

January 12th, 6:03 am

I was never a JRPG fan but i have to say that Persona 5 is one of the best games ever made..

cusman said:

January 12th, 7:57 am

I love that a new IP single player game with weird name like Horizon Zero Dawn was so well made and received so well. Here is to hoping Ghost of Tsushima delivers similarly in 2018.

TRU_LIL_JOKER said:

January 12th, 9:27 am

I think there should be more catagories for the 2018 awards. Like Best Horror Experience, Best Shooter, No Life or Most Time Played, Most Surprising Game ( like how Rocket League shocked everyone with its popularity). Now am I not saying we need a 100+ catagories for the 2018 awards. We should add more though to promote great games and congratulate developers that unfortunately had no chance in the 2017 awards. For an example no horror game is going to beat games like God Of War, Spider-Man and Last Of Us 2 if that comes out this year. Which sucks because in my top 5 most anticipated is Visage because it looks like an amazing horror game, but unless there is a horror catagory it’s clearly going to be overshadowed by games like I listed already. Another thing that I would change or add is have gamers suggest nominees unless I missed that memo. Like have either have a site where game can suggest nominees or send out a survey where gamers can fill in who should be nominated for certain catagories. Because if that was the case already I severely doubt Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2 wouldn’t be nominated for anything but most microtransactions or shadiest company. Just my thoughts do what you want with them.

StonecoldSAS1mgs said:

January 12th, 10:04 am

I adore Horizon Zero Dawn. It’s an awesome game with really fun/challenging gameplay, story, dlc and soundtrack. Deserves all it’s success.

Tatanka2007 said:

January 12th, 10:51 am

I love Horizon Zero Dawn. If I hadn’t played Persona 5, HZD would have been my hands-down pick for almost every category. But like a lot of you I had played Persona 5, so….. Anyway, no hate for HZD, but if you haven’t played Persona 5 yet, it’s never too late. Or even better, play the best, Persona 4 Golden. Don’t own a Vita, find a PSTV and enjoy P4G on your big screen.

    Arn_1 said:

    January 12th, 5:30 pm

    Yup. Persona 4 is awesome, slightly edging out P5.

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