The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wins Game of the Year in SXSW Gaming Awards

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Last night, the 2018 winners of the SXSW Gaming Awards were announced. Over 500,000 gamers around the world cast their votes for the awards ceremony held in Austin, Texas. While there were no dominating winners this year like last year’s Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, the two games with the most awards were The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with three each.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won the prestigious awards of Excellence in Gameplay, Excellence in Design, and Video Game of the Year. The other big winner, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, won for Excellence in Multiplayer, Trending Game of the Year, and Esports Game of the Year.

You check out the full list of winners below:

  • Excellence in Visual Achievement: Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Excellence in Technical Achievement: NieR: Automata
  • Excellence in SFX: Super Mario Odyssey
  • Excellence in Narrative: What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Excellence in Multiplayer: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Excellence in Musical Score: NieR: Automata
  • Excellence in Gameplay: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Excellence in Design: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Excellence in Convergence: Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Excellence in Animation: Cuphead
  • Excellence in Art: Cuphead
  • Most Promising New Intellectual Property: Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game: Night in the Woods
  • Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award: Doki Doki Literature Club!
  • Trending Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Esports Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • VR Game of the Year: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Tabletop Game of the Year: Gloomhaven
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Video Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

You can compare the 2018 award winners to last year’s here. Here are also some reviews of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds — some of the biggest victors among the award show.

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