gamescom award winners 2016

If you hardly survived the gamescom like I did, then you might be interested to know who won those shiny awards at the end?

The award ceremony took place on the social media stage on Friday, 19 August 2016. This year’s international expert jury had selected the 73 nominated products and games from over 200 entries to the most coveted prize of the European gaming industry. Now the winners in all categories have been announced.


And the winners are…

“The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” by Nintendo claimed the coveted “Best of gamescom award” this year. “For Honor” by Ubisoft convinced the jury in two categories, claiming the award as the best PlayStation 4 game and best PC game. “Sea of Thieves” by Microsoft was distinguished as the best game for the Xbox One, winner on the Wii U was “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” by Nintendo, who also walked off with the award for the best mobile game with “Mario Party Star Rush”. In line with the gamescom “Virtual Reality” trend, “PlayStation VR” convinced the jury as the best new hardware, “Wilson’s Heart” by Twisted Pixel won the award as the best virtual reality game. The categories “Best Stand Concept”, “Best Extension” and “Best Preview/Vision” celebrated their premieres this year. Here, 2K’s stand for “Mafia III”, Activision Blizzard with “Destiny: Rise of Iron” and Sony with “Horizon – Zero Dawn” picked up the trophies. “Battlefield 1”, which won the Most Wanted Consumer Award this year was the public’s favourite.


All winners listed in category groups
A. category group: gamescom global awards

gamescom award for Best Add-on/DLC
* “Destiny: Rise of Iron” (Activision Blizzard)

gamescom award for Best Preview/Vision
* “Horizon – Zero Dawn” (Sony)

gamescom award for Best Booth
* “Mafia III” (2K)

B. category group: Platform

Best Console Game Sony Playstation 4
* “For Honor” (Ubisoft)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One
* “Sea of Thieves” (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Nintendo WiiU
* “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” (Nintendo)

Best PC Game
* “For Honor” (Ubisoft)

Best Mobile Game
* “Mario Party Star Rush” (Nintendo)

C. category group: Genre

Best Role Playing Game
* “Final Fantasy XV” (Square Enix)

Best Racing Game
* “Forza Horizon 3” (Microsoft)

Best Action Game
* “Battlefield 1” (Electronic Arts)

Best Simulation Game
* “NBA 2K17” (2K)

Best Sports Game
* “Steep” (Ubisoft)

Best Family Game
* “Skylanders Imaginators” (Activision)

Best Strategy Game
* “Sid Meier’s Civilization VI” (2K)

Best Puzzle / Skill Game
* “Dragon Quest Builders” (Square Enix)

Best Social / Online Game
* “GWENT: The Witcher Card Game” (CD Projekt Red)

Best Casual Game
* “Battlezone” (Rebellion)

Best Multiplayer Game
* “Sea of Thieves” (Microsoft)

Best Virtual Reality Game
* “Wilson’s Heart” (Twisted Pixel)

Best Hardware
* “PlayStation VR” (Sony)

D. category group: Indie award

gamescom Indie award
* “Little Nightmares” (Bandai Namco)

E. category group: Consumer award
* “Battlefield 1” (Electronic Arts)

F. category group: Best of gamescom
* “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” (Nintendo)



We congratulate all the winners!


Also the gamescom week attracted more than 500,000 visitors to Cologne.

A new record: 877 companies from 54 countries were present this year!

This Article was written by: Richard

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