The Game Awards 2017 airs Dec. 7, so we’re here to recap all the stream links, nominees and confirmed reveals you should know about. The festivities begin with a pre-show at 8:30 p.m. EST, and the actual presentation starts at 9 p.m. EST. With that housekeeping out of the way, let’s break down everything that’s available so far.


The Game Awards has partnered with 10 different platforms to put the event anywhere you’d like to watch it. Here are the key links to be aware of.

The source website also lists partnerships with the PlayStation Network, Xbox and Steam, but we assume that’s for game sales during the event as opposed to streams.


The Game Awards has over two dozen categories with at least five nominees each. Here’s a quick recap of the biggest awards of the night.

  • Game Of The Year: Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
  • Best Game Direction: Horizon: Zero Dawn, Resident Evil 7, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Wolfenstein II
  • Best Narrative: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nier: Automata, What Remains Of Edith Finch, Wolfenstein II
  • Best Art Direction: Cuphead, Destiny 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Persona 5, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
  • Best Score: Cuphead, Destiny 2, Nier: Automata, Persona 5, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
  • Best Audio Design: Destiny 2, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Resident Evil 7, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
  • Best Performance: Horizon: Zero Dawn, Wolfenstein II, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (x2), Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Games For Impact: Bury Me My Love, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Life Is Strange: Before The Storm, Night In The Woods, Please Knock On My Door, What Remains Of Edith Finch
  • Best Ongoing Game: Destiny 2, Grand Theft Auto Online, Overwatch, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rainbow Six Siege, Warframe
  • Best Indie Game: Cuphead, Hellblade, Night In The Woods, Pyre, What Remains Of Edith Finch
  • Best Mobile Game: Fire Emblem Heroes, Hidden Folks, Monument Valley 2, Old Man’s Journey, Super Mario Run
  • Best Handheld Game: Ever Oasis, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows Of Valentia, Metroid: Samus: Returns, Monster Hunter Stories, Poochy And Yoshi’s Wooly World
  • Best VR/AR Game: Farpoint, Lone Echo, Resident Evil 7, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Superhot
  • Best Action Game: Cuphead, Destiny 2, Nioh, Prey, Wolfenstein II
  • Best Action-Adventure Game: Assassin’s Creed Origins, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Best RPG: Divinity: Original Sin II, Final Fantasy XV, Nier: Automata, Persona 5, South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Best Fighting Game: Arms, Injustice 2, Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite, Nidhogg 2, Tekken 7
  • Best Family Game: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Sonic Mania, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey
  • Best Strategy Game: Halo Wars 2, Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Total War: Warhammer II, Tooth And Tail, XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen
  • Best Sports/Racing Game: FIFA 18, Forza 7, Gran Turismo Sport, NBA 2K18, Pro Evo Soccer 2018, Project Cars 2
  • Best Multiplayer: Call Of Duty: WWII, Destiny 2, Fortnite, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Splatoon 2
  • Most Anticipated Game: God Of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Monster Hunter World, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Last Of Us Part II

There are even more categories beyond that, but those are the biggest awards of the night.


The Game Awards has always had its share of exclusive reveals, and event host Geoff Keighley says 2017 has the biggest world premiere lineup yet. Assuming that’s true, there should be around 13 surprises to look out for. Here are a few hints for what to expect.

  • Keighley has teased two “brand new worlds” that will debut during the event.
  • There are known reveals for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Fortnite and the next game from Job Simulator’s Owlchemy Labs.
  • There are lots of rumors surrounding Soul Calibur VI and Devil May Cry 5, but those are largely unsubstantiated.
  • Hideo Kojima and the Death Stranding crew will be in attendance, but no reveal is confirmed.

The 2017 Game Awards begin with a pre-show at 8:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 7.

Will you be watching The Game Awards tonight? Which game should win it all? Tell us in the comments section!