Global Game Awards
NieR: Automata
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NieR: Automata
  • Game of the Year 2017
  • Best Action
  • Best Open World
  • Best Sci-Fi
  • Best Story
  • Best Audio
Game of the Year 2017
NieR: Automata
PlatinumGames’ magnum opus, Nier Automata is an undoubted sci-fi action masterpiece. From the unlikeliest of beginnings emerges this hyper-stylised, fast-paced action game with bullet hell elements. Featuring one of the most thought-provoking narratives in gaming, Nier Automata is endlessly surprising and with 26 unique endings, there’s plenty to occupy the most ardent gamer or the casual action looking for a quick run through.
1st
Best Action
NieR: Automata
PlatinumGames’ magnum opus, Nier Automata is an undoubted sci-fi action masterpiece. From the unlikeliest of beginnings emerges this hyper-stylized, fast-paced action game with bullet hell elements. Featuring one of the most thought-provoking narratives in gaming, Nier Automata is endlessly surprising and with 26 unique endings, there’s plenty to occupy the most ardent gamer or the casual action looking for a quick run through.
2nd
Best Open World
NieR: Automata
Proof that bigger isn’t always better, nor indeed is the rush for graphical fidelity always worth it, Nier Automata’s open-world is both compact and yet sparse, filled with oodles of charm while being eerily prescient. Each distinct area of Nier Automata’s post-apocalyptic Japan is packed with unique details, fitting soundtrack remixes and a lonesome vibe that helps Square Enix’s action epic feel unlike anything else this year.
3rd
Best Sci-Fi
NieR: Automata
PlatinumGames’ magnum opus, Nier Automata is an undoubted sci-fi action masterpiece. From the unlikeliest of beginnings emerges this hyper-stylised, fast-paced action game with bullet hell elements. Featuring one of the most thought-provoking narratives in gaming, Nier Automata is endlessly surprising and with 26 unique endings, there’s plenty to occupy the most ardent gamer or the casual action looking for a quick run through
1st
Also nominated: Prey (2017), ELEX, Tacoma
Best Story
NieR: Automata
Nier Automata features one of the most thought-provoking narratives in gaming, Nier Automata is endlessly surprising and with 26 unique endings, there’s plenty to occupy the most ardent gamer or the casual action looking for a quick run through.
2nd
Best Audio
NieR: Automata
A testament to the power of an incredible soundtrack, Nier Automata’s backing tunes are endlessly memorable, eminently catchy, and perfectly suited to the situations they’re used. Composer Keiichi Okabe is a fine talent, and during Nier Automata we discovered he’s incredibly adept at retuning the same songs to suit the on-screen action.
1st

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