Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Wins Best of Gamescom 2016 Award

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues to be met with critical acclaim worldwide, Link’s next adventure having now impressed an international expert jury at Gamescom 2016.

That saw the Nintendo NX and Wii U exclusive receive the Best of Gamescom 2016 award, with the jury nominating 73 products and games for awards spread across six categories. Breath of the Wild also won Best Console Game (Wii U), while their only other success came with Mario Party: Star Rush in the Best Mobile Game category.

The winners of the Gamescom awards 2016 are:

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 (PlayStation 4)
For Honor (Ubisoft)

Best Console Game (Xbox One)
Sea of Thieves (Microsoft)

Best Console Game (Wii U)
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)

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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