Game of the Year Awards 2017

Well hello there internet folks! We have reached the end of our adventures in 2017 and so our overlords demand that we summarise some of the best games this year had to offer. Rather than merely throw our final verdicts up here and call it a day, we decided to record our process and toss it on the internet in podcast form. Join us, won’t you?

Warning: We most definitely discuss spoilers for numerous games in these recordings.

Part 1 – Most Disappointing, Best Surprise, Best Co-op/Multiplayer, Best Visuals, Best Style, Best Music, Best Character
Part 2 – Best Wolftenstein II Moment, Best NieR:Automata Moment, Best Non-Wolfenstein/NieR Moment, Best Story
Part 3 – Top 10 Games of the Year

We have also put together our own, personal lists for our favourite games of the year. You can check those out here:

If you don’t have the time, patience, or inclination, or if you’re me and have already lost track of what on earth we gave awards to, you can find the results below. Obviously this will spoil the podcasts if that’s something you care about, so stop reading…



Seriously, stop reading this instant if you want the thrill of discovery that can only come from X hours of podcasting.


OK. Let’s get into this.

Most Disappointing

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Runner-up: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Best Surprise


Runner-up: Horizon: Zero Dawn

Best Co-op/Multiplayer


Runner-up: Destiny 2

Best Visuals

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Runner-up: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Best Style

Persona 5

Runner-up: Cuphead

Best Music

Persona 5

Runner-up: NieR:Automata

Best Character

Senua (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)

Runner-up: Aloy (Horizon: Zero Dawn)

Best Wolfenstein II Moment

The Hitler Auditions

Runner-up: Returning Home

Best NieR:Automata Moment

Pascal’s Finale

Runner-up: This Cannot Continue

Best Non-Wolfenstein/NieR Moment

Lewis (What Remains of Edith Finch)

Runner-up: First Capture (Super Mario Odyssey)

Best Story

What Remains of Edith Finch

Runner-up: Horizon: Zero Dawn

Top 10 Games of the Year

10  –  Yakuza 0

9  –  Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

8  –  Cuphead

7  –  Pyre

6  –  What Remains of Edith Finch

5  –  Persona 5

4  –  Super Mario Odyssey

3  –  NieR:Automata

2  – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

1  – Horizon: Zero Dawn

See you next year!

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