SXSW Reveals the 2018 Gaming Awards Winners

Posted by March 18, 2018 Comment

Last night at SXSW, the company presented their 2018 Gaming Awards, with few surprising results. In fact, if you’ve seen practically anyone else’s end-of-year list of the best video games in these categories, none of these winners would shock you. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Cuphead led most of the winners in the video game aspect, while Gloomhaven took the top honor for Tabletop GOTY. We have the complete list of winners for you below.

  • Excellence in Visual Achievement: Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Excellence in Technical Achievement: NieR: Automata
  • Excellence in SFX: Super Mario Odyssey
  • Excellence in Narrative: What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Excellence in Multiplayer: PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
  • Excellence in Musical Score: NieR: Automata
  • Excellence in Gameplay: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Excellence in Design: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Excellence in Convergence: Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Excellence in Animation: Cuphead
  • Excellence in Art: Cuphead
  • Most Promising New Intellectual Property: Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game: Night in the Woods
  • Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award: Doki Doki Literature Club!
  • Trending Game of the Year: PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
  • Esports Game of the Year: PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
  • VR Game of the Year: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Tabletop Game of the Year: Gloomhaven
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Video Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
(Last Updated May 9, 2018 5:22 pm )

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