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Nintendo World Report Tournament of GOTY 2017

NWR's 2017 Game of the Year

by the NWR Staff - February 7, 2018, 6:34 am PST

Our Game of the Year is...

While it was fate that our inaugural Tournament of GOTY came down to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild vs. Super Mario Odyssey, the winning game wasn't necessarily predetermined. However, the voters spoke clearly, and by a count of 75% to 25%, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won the tournament and is the 2017 Nintendo World Report Game of the Year.

2017, in general, was a fantastic year of gaming. Truly a great way to kick off the life of the Switch. In the sea of good and interesting games, Breath of the Wild stood tall as a beloved work. The Zelda series is now reinvented. Let's see what 2018 brings in terms of games. In the meantime, most of us probably have more Zelda to still play...


ejamerJanuary 12, 2018

This looks super-fun, but I'll be cheering from the sidelines as my 3DS is still broken and I still don't own a Switch. Hope you get a strong turnout!

EnnerJanuary 12, 2018

stuff the bracket!

KhushrenadaJanuary 20, 2018

Gotta feel bad about those wild cards. Even if they make it to the Sweet Sixteen, they're pretty much gonna be crushed by heavy weights Odyssey, BotW and MK8. However, Steamworld Dig 2 might have a shot against Metroid 2: Samus Returns since the majority opinion seems to be that it's a fine enough game with a couple nice additions but not quite the Metroid experience hoped for. It doesn't quite wow as other games in the series. So, it might be possible for an early upset there. I suppose MK8 might have detractors by being a port but considering its sales that doesn't seem to be a concern for most Switch users.

EnnerJanuary 29, 2018

It's the final four.

My vote will follow Jeff Gerstmann.

SorenFebruary 01, 2018

I voted for SteamWorld Dig 2. I'm protesting this unjust final vote.

OedoFebruary 03, 2018

It was always going to be Zelda and Mario in the finals, but this really highlights just what a tremendous year 2017 was for Nintendo. Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Breath of the Wild, and Super Mario Odyssey in year one of a console is still amazing to me.

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