GameItAll 2017 Game of the Year Nominees

2017 was an amazing year for games and now it’s come down to the big question, what was the best. While The Game Awards did a great show, we like to do things a bit more personal here and hold our own awards. The crew pitched their pick over several categories and the top 5 made their way to our Nominees. We’ll be announcing our winners next week after Christmas.

So without further ado. Here is our pick for the best Games of the Year.


Game of the Year

Persona 5 (Atlus)

Horizon:Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)

Nier: Automata (Platinum Games/Square Enix)


Best Playstation

Horizon:Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Persona 5 (Atlus)

Yakuza 0 (Sega)

Nioh (Koei Tecmo)

Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (XSEED/MARVELOUS)



Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

Forza 7 (Turn10)

Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly)

Super Lucky’s Tale (Playful Corp)

Fable Fortune (Mediatonic)


Best Nintendo 

Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam)

Splatoon (Nintendo)

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Monolith Soft)



Total War: Warhammer II (Sega/Creative Assembly)

Divinity: Original Sin II (Larian Studios)

Dawn of War III (Relic/Sega)

River City Ransom Underground (Conatus Creative Inc.)

XCom: War of the chosen (Firaxis/2K Games)


Best Action Adventure

Assassin’s Creed Origins (Ubisoft)

Horizon:Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Yakuza 0 (Sega)

Mario Odyssy (Nintendo)

Sonic Mania (Sega/Headcannon)


Best Shooter

Wolfenstein 2 (Machine Games/Bethesda)

Call of Duty WWII (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)

Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)

Prey (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)

Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft)


Best Racing 

Forza 7 (Turn10)

Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad Studios/Bandai Namco)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)

Need for Speed Payback (Ghost Games/EA)

Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital)


Best Sports

MLB The Show 17 (Sony)

Bush League Hockey (V7 Entertainment)

NHL18 (EA Sports)

Madden 18 (EA Sports)

NBA Live 2K18 (2K Sports)


Best RPG

Persona 5 (Atlus)

Battle Chasers Nightwar (Airship Syndicate)

South Park Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft)

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (XSEED/Falcom)

Cyberdimension Neptunia – 4 Goddesses Online (IdeaFactory/Compile Heart)


Best Horror

Resident Evil 7 (Capcom)

The Evil Within 2 (Bethesda/Tango Gameworks)

Outlast 2 (Red Barrels)

Prey (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School (PQube)


Best Strategy

Total War: Warhammer II (Sega/Creative Assembly)

Mario + Rabbids (Nintendo/Ubisoft)

Dawn of War III (Sega/Relic)

Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly)

XCOM: War for the Chosen (2K/Firaxis)


Best Fighting 

Injustice 2 (NetherRealm/WB)

Tekken 7 (BandaiNamco)

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite (Capcom)

Nidhogg 2 (Messhof Games)

Brawlhalla (Blue Mammoth Games)


Kid Friendly 

Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)

Sonic Mania (Sega/Headcannon)

A Hat in Time (Gears for Breakfast)

Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom)

Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon (Nintendo)


Best Adapted from TV/Movie/Comic

South Park: Fractured but Whole (Ubisoft)

Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Airship Syndicate)

Friday the 13th (GunMedia)

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Monolith/WB)

Telltale/Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy (Telltale Games)


Best Story

Persona 5 (Atlus)

Nier Automata (Platinum Games/Square Enix)

Wolfenstein 2 (Bethesda/Machine Games)

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games

Yakuza 0 (Sega)


Best Performance Male

Brian Bloom as BJ Blastowitz (Wolfenstein 2)

Trey Parker and Matt Stone as the Cast of South Park (South Park)

Robert Englund – Scarecrow (Injustice 2)

Usman Ally – Asav (Uncharted: Lost Legacy)

Josh Duhamel – TSgt. William Pierson (Call of Duty: World War 2)


Best Performance Female

Melina Juergens as Senua (Hellblade)

Ashley Burch as Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)

Claudia Black – Cloe Frazer (Uncharted: Lost Legacy)

Laura Bailey – Nadine Ross (Uncharted: Lost Legacy)

JaninaGavankar – Iden Versio (Battlefront 2)


Best Music 

Neir Automata (Platinum Games/Square Enix)

Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)

River City Ransom Underground (Conatus Creative Inc.) – Updated OST by Dino Lionetti

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone (Sega)


Best Remake 

YakuzaKiwami (Sega)

Starcraft Remastered (Blizzard)

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (Vicarious Visions)

.hack//G.U (Bandai Namco)

Wipeout Omega Collection (EPOS)

LA Noire (Rockstar)


Best Graphics

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)

Forza 7 (Turn10)

Hellblade (Ninja Theory)

Cuphead (Studio MDHR)

Nier Automata (Platinum Games/Square Enix)


Most Disapointing

Battlefront 2 (lootboxes)

Mass Effect Andromeda

Cancellation of Scalebound

Sonic Forces

For Honor


Did we get it right? Let us know your picks for GOTY in the comments below!