The TrueAchievements Game of the Year 2017

By Dave Horobin, 1 year ago
Firstly, we'd like to thank each of you that voted in this year's TrueAchievements Game of the Year. In total, just under 5,000 of you took the time to cast your vote. Before we get into revealing this year's winners, we'd like to be clear about how the new multi-genre system has affected this year's awards. Unlike in previous years where each game could only appear in one award category, the new multi-genre system meant that games were eligible for multiple awards. To get around this, we assigned a primary genre to each game, so Forza Motorsport 7 was only counted for the racing genre, Destiny 2 in shooter and so on.

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 2017 Winners

Without further ado, here are this year's winners, as voted by the TrueAchievements community.

Game of the Year

Game of the Year - Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins — Congratulations to Ubisoft on an excellent game and a well-deserved win. Origins also picked up three other awards: Best Action & Adventure, Best Xbox One X Enhanced Game and TA Playlist Game of the Year.

The runner-up in the overall TrueAchievements Game of the Year is Cuphead, which also took home the awards for the best platformer and the ID@Xbox Game of the Year.

Best Platformer - ID@Xbox Game of the Year

Genre Winners

Genre Winner Runner-up
Best Shooter Destiny 2 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Best Action & Adventure Game Assassin's Creed Origins Middle-earth: Shadow of War
Best Role Playing Game Mass Effect: Andromeda South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Best Platformer Cuphead Yooka-Laylee
Best Racing Game Forza Motorsport 7 DiRT 4
Best Sports Game FIFA 18 Madden NFL 18
Best Action Game Phantom Dust Danger Zone
Survival Horror Games Resident Evil 7: Biohazard The Evil Within 2
Best Fighting Games Injustice 2 For Honor
Best Adventure Game Life is Strange: Before The Storm What Remains of Edith Finch
Best Music & Rhythm Game Aaero Crypt of the NecroDancer
Best Simulation Game Slime Rancher Fallout Shelter
Best Puzzle Game Little Nightmares Microsoft Ultimate Word Games (Win 10)
Best Strategy Game Halo Wars 2 World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap

Additional Game Awards

Best ID@Xbox Game: Cuphead
Runner-up: Slime Rancher

Best Xbox One X Enhanced Game: Assassin's Creed Origins
Runner-up: Gears of War 4

Best New Backwards Compatible Game: Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360)
Runner-up: Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Best Games with Gold Game: Tales from the Borderlands
Runner-up: Slime Rancher

Best TA Playlist Game: Assassin's Creed Origins
Runner-up: Life is Strange

Best DLC Pack: Hot Wheels for Forza Horizon 3
Runner-up: Update 6.66 for DOOM

Achievement Awards

Proudest Achievement: Old Habits in Assassin's Creed Origins
Runner-up: Unwavering in Mass Effect: Andromeda

Most Fun Achievement: Belly Of The Beast in Destiny 2
Runner-up: The Token Experience in South Park: The Fractured but Whole

Most Original Achievement: The Token Experience in South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Runner-up: You... Monster! in Slime Rancher

Best Achievement Name: The Token Experience in South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Runner-up: They did Nazi that Coming in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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!
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.