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NerdBacon Announces Game of the Year Award Nominees!

NerdBacon Announces Game of the Year Award Nominees!

2017 has been an incredible year in the world of video games, and NerdBacon is ready to celebrate with our first annual Game of the Year Awards spectacular!

We’ve been working hard to try and honor the titles that have made the biggest impact in 2017, while also retaining the irreverent voice that makes NerdBacon the most unique gaming outlet on the web!

Without further ado, here is our list of categories and nominees for our first foray into awards show madness!


Best Multi-Player Game

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Splatoon 2

Player Unknown: Battlegrounds

Fortnight

Destiny 2

For Honor


The “How did this happen?” Award – For the game or announcement that makes us as gamers say “how did this happen?”

The return of Bubsy

Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition

TMNT in Injustice 2

Noctis in Tekken 7

OG Xbox backwards compatibility on Xbox One

Skyrim, Doom, and Wolfenstein 2 on Nintendo Switch


The “Living in the Future” Award – For the most anticipated game of 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2

Kingdom Hearts 3

Dragon Ball Fighter Z

Spiderman

God of War

Metroid Prime 4

Monster Hunter World


The “Why did I buy this game?” Award – For the game we were most hype to buy, but wound up not playing.

Nioh

ARMS

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Fable Fortune

Agents of Mayhem


Biggest Disappointment of the Year

 Need for Speed: Payback

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Gran Turismo Sport

Friday the 13th

Super Lucky’s Tail (The E3 announcement that should have been a new Conker)


Best Waifu of the Year

2B – Nier: Automata

Kat – Gravity Rush 2

Zelda – LoZ: Breath of the Wild

Twintelle – ARMS

Sexy Shelob – Middle-Earth: Shadow of War


Best Husbando of the Year

Underwear Link – LoZ: Breath of the Wild

Joker – Persona 5

Zeku – Street Fighter V

Nipple Mario – Super Mario: Odyssey

Jeff Duis – NerdBacon


Best Amiibo of the Year

Wedding Mario – Super Mario: Odyssey

Bayonetta – Bayonetta

Cloud – Super Smash Bros for Wii U

Guardian – LoZ: Breath of the Wild

Metroid – Samus Returns


Most Surprising Game of the Year

Nier: Automata

Cooked: Served and Delicious

Mario x Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Golf Story

Metroid: Samus Returns


Best Fighting Game of the Year

Tekken 7

Injustice 2

Guilty Gear Xrd 2

ARMS

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

Nidhogg 2


Best Visuals of the Year

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Star Wars: Battlefront II

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Cuphead

Tekken 7

Forza 7


Best Musical Score

Nier: Automata

Persona 5

Gravity Rush 2

Cosmic Star Heroine

Tekken 7

Cooked: Served and Delicious

Super Mario Odyssey

Cuphead


Best Indie Game

Cuphead

Player Unknown: Battlegrounds

Cosmic Star Heroine

Fire Pro Wrestling: World

Cooked: Served and Delicious

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Tokyo 42


Best Xbox One Game

Player Unknown: Battlegrounds

Cuphead

Halo Wars 2

Forza 7

Xbox Backwards Compatibility


Best Nintendo Switch Game

Super Mario Odyssey

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Splatoon 2

ARMS


Best PlayStation 4 Game

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Tekken 7

Persona 5

Nier: Automata

Gravity Rush 2

Nioh

Everybody’s Golf


Best Game of the Year!

Super Mario Odyssey

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Cuphead

Persona 5

Player Unknown: Battlegrounds


So there you have it!

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more news, including the nominations for audience choice! (That’s you!)

NerdBacon’s Game of the Year Awards Spectacular will be live – Sunday, December 17th at 8pm EST on twitch.tv/nerdbacon.

Who do you think will walk away the big winner? Let us know in the comments section below.

Written by The Watchman

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He’s also an actor, a reporter, a pro wrestling connoisseur, and some say he’s a cat whisperer.
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