The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild wins 2016 “Best of Gamescom” Award

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After winning a basketful of “Best of E3” awards earlier this year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has similarly dominated the conversation at Gamescom. Link’s next adventure won two Gamescom Awards this year… “Best Wii U Game” and the coveted “Best of Gamescom.”

Several other games were also big winners at the European gaming convention including For Honor (“Best PlayStation 4 Game” and “Best PC Game”), Sea of Thieves (“Best Xbox One Game” and “Best Multiplayer Game”), and Battlefield 1 (“Best Action Game” and the “Most Wanted Consumer Award”).

The full list of winners and nominees can be found after the break.

Best of Gamescom

  • WINNER: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best PlayStation 4 Game

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • FIFA 17
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • WINNER: For Honor
  • Gran Turismo Sport

Best Xbox One Game

  • For Honor
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Gears of War 4
  • ReCore
  • WINNER: Sea of Thieves

Best Wii U Game

  • Skylanders Imaginators
  • WINNER: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best PC Game

  • Battlefield 1
  • Civilization VI
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • WINNER: For Honor
  • NBA 2K17

Best Mobile Game

  • Airline Tycoon: Free Flight
  • WINNER: Mario Party: Star Rush
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Best Role Playing Game

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • WINNER: Final Fantasy XV

Best Racing Game

  • WINNER: Forza Horizon 3
  • Gran Turismo Sport

Best Action Game

  • WINNER: Battlefield 1
  • For Honor
  • Gears of War 4
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Titanfall 2

Best Simulation Game

  • Batman Arkham VR
  • WINNER: NBA 2K17
  • Urban Empire

Best Sports Game

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
  • NBA 2K17
  • WINNER: Steep

Best Family Game

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Lego Worlds
  • WINNER: Skylanders Imaginators

Best Strategy Game

  • WINNER: Civilization VI
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
  • Halo Wars 2

Best Puzzle/Skill Game

  • WINNER: Dragon Quest Builders
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game

Best Social/Online Game

  • WINNER: Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
  • Lego Worlds
  • Sea of Thieves

Best Casual Game

  • WINNER: Battlezone
  • Lego Worlds
  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Battlefield 1
  • For Honor
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game
  • WINNER: Sea of Thieves
  • Titanfall 2

Best Virtual Reality Game

  • Batman Arkham VR
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • The Unspoken
  • WINNER: Wilson’s Heart

Best Add-On/DLC

  • WINNER: Destiny: Rise of Iron
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prolouge
  • Lego Dimensions

Best Hardware

  • ICAROS Flight App
  • WINNER: Playstation VR

Indie Award

  • Black The Fall
  • Code 7: Episode 0
  • FAR
  • WINNER: Little Nightmares
  • The Metronomicon

Best Preview/Vision

  • Dishonored 2
  • WINNER: Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Watch Dogs 2

Best Booth

  • WINNER: Mafia III

Most Wanted Consumer Award (Audience Voted)

  • WINNER: Battlefield 1
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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned’s Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at
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