The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Wins Best of Gamescom Award; PlayStation VR Wins Best Hardware

on August 19, 2016 1:58 PM

The organizers of Gamescom just announced with a press release that the official Gamescom Awards 2016 have been assigned.

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won the overall Best of Gamescom Award, while PlayStation VR prevailed among hardware. Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 1 brought home the visitor-voted Consumer Award.

You can check out the full list below.

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)

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.