Star Wars Battlefront wins big at Gamescom

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Last week, before the show had actually even kicked off, I told you which games had been nominated as Gamescom’s best games. They’re a weird, dubious sort of honorifics. Though they’re judged by a panel of jurists from all manner of game media, the awards are ones that have to be bought in to – meaning only those who pay the requisite fee are up for nomination. Just one of the awards is voted for by consumers. That award has gone to DICE and EA’s Star Wars Battlefront – which nabbed game of show too, along with accolade of being the best game on the PlayStation 4 and PC. It’s also the best online multiplayer game, apparently.

Here’s the list of winners:

Best of Gamescom 2015

  • Star Wars Battlefront

Most Wanted Consumer Award

  • Star Wars: Battlefront

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation 4

  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Unravel

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox One

  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii U

  • LEGO Marvel Avengers
  • Skylanders SuperChargers
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best PC Game

  • Anno 2205
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Dark Souls 3
  • Mad Max
  • Star Wars: Battlefront

Best Mobile Game (incl. Handheld, iOS, Android, Windows)

  • The Airbender
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
  • Torchlight Mobile

Best Role Playing Game

  • Dark Souls 3
  • Dragon Quest Heroes
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best Racing Game

  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Need for Speed
  • Skylanders SuperChargers

Best Action Game

  • Mad Max
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Until Dawn

Best Simulation Game

  • Anno 2205
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Grand Ages: Medieval

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 16
  • Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
  • PES 2016

Best Family Game

  • Guitar Hero Live
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • Dragon Quest Heroes
  • Skylanders SuperChargers
  • Super Mario Maker

Best Strategy Game

  • Anno 2205
  • Crookz – The Big Heist
  • Unravel

Best Social / Casual / Online Game

  • Guitar Hero Live
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • Super Mario Maker

Best Online Multiplayer Game

  • Battleborn
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral)

  • Guitar Hero Live
  • HTC Vive
  • Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

Funnily enough, Star Wars Battlefront is probably one of the games on the whole list that I’m personally least excited for – but that’s because I’m fond of neither Battlefront games nor this Star Wars nonsense that people seem to get so excited about. Perhaps my medichlorian count just isn’t high enough.  The thing here that I’m most keen to try? HTC and Valve’s VIVE. According to our cabbage on the ground, VIVE blows both the Morpheus and the Rift out of the virtual water. Having gone face on with both of those – and walking away impressed – I have to see for my own eyes how it could possibly be any better.

Last Updated: August 11, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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