The TrueAchievements Game of the Year 2016

By Cee Jay, 1 month ago
Hi TA'ers,

Firstly, I'd like to give a special thank you to everyone who voted in this year's awards. It's great to see so many of you give your thoughts on what has been another fantastic year for games on the Xbox platform.

As always, the Game of the Year, as well as the rest of the winners, will receive TrueAchievements rosettes on their respective game or achievement pages.

TrueAchievements Game of the Year Awards 2016 Winners

Without further ado, the TrueAchievements Game of the Year 2016 is...

Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 -- congratulations to Playground Games on an excellent game and a thoroughly deserved win.

The runner-up to the overall TrueAchievements Game of the Year was Gears of War 4 and it also took home the coveted Shooter of the Year title.

Gears of War 4


Individual Genre Awards

Genre Winner Runner-up
Best Shooter Gears of War 4 Battlefield 1
Best Role Playing Game Dark Souls III Final Fantasy XV
Best Platformer Unravel Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Best Racing Game Forza Horizon 3 DiRT Rally
Best Action Game Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Best Adventure Game BATMAN – The Telltale Series Firewatch
Best Music & Rhythm Game Just Dance 2017 Let's Sing 2017 Achievements
Best Simulation Game Overcooked Farming Simulator 17
Best Puzzle Game The Turing Test The Witness
Best Strategy Game XCOM 2 Kingdom: New Lands
Best Card & Board Game Prominence Poker Lies of Astaroth
Best Vehicular Combat Game Carmageddon: Max Damage Rebel Galaxy
Best Party Game The Jackbox Party Pack 3 Drawful 2
Best Sports Game Rocket League FIFA 17

Miscellaneous Game Awards

Best ID@Xbox game - Rocket League
Runner Up - Inside

Best Windows Game - Gears of War 4
Runner Up - Forza Horizon 3

Best DLC - Blood and Wine for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Runner Up - Rise of Iron for Destiny

Achievement Awards

Proudest Achievement - The Dark Soul in Dark Souls III
Runner Up - ...Becomes the Master in Titanfall 2

Most Fun Achievement - Butcher in DOOM
Runner Up - All the Trimmings in Overcooked

Most Original Achievement - Get Up, Mr. Bubbles! in Rocket League
Runner Up - Seriously 4.0 in Gears of War 4

Best Achievement Name - I'm Drumpf in Gears of War 4
Runner Up – At First I Was Afraid, I Was Petrified in Gears of War 4

We'll be bringing a much more detailed game of the year voting breakdown in the coming days.

We hope that you've had fun voting and will join us again next year!
Cee Jay
Written by Cee Jay
Admin, Moderation Manager and longest serving staff member, also a member of the Community and Events Team and host of the annual Game of the Year Awards. Likes RPG's and good stories, hates anything multiplayer.