HalfGen Game of the Year Final Day

It's Finally Here

While I’m excited for what is to come in 2018, it’s time to close out 2017 by recognizing the biggest game of the year. If you have the ability to own more than one console, now is the time to do so. We’re closing out our game of the year coverage with our final two awards below!

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Best Platform Exclusive

This was an incredibly contentious category this year. The Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC all had standout titles, however, only one can prevail. And the winner is…


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was the reason why the Switch sold so well at launch. Some people don’t believe in buying a console for one game, but this is the textbook definition of being worth it. You will get your money’s worth out of a game that has one of the best open worlds to lose yourself in in years.

Nominees: Horizon: Zero Dawn / Persona 5 / The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Winner)



Game of the Year

Well . . . surprise? If you saw the last award, you may be able to guess this one. Anyway, the winner is…


This was the Zelda game that turned Chris and I on to the franchise after many attempts. Countless hours of exploring a world that begged to be combed over whether it was discovering Eventide Island, spotting mysterious flying beasts or constantly raiding the basement of Hyrule Castle for the best weapons, Breath of the Wild wasn’t just a game but a drug that brought us back again and again.

Nominees: Horizon: Zero Dawn / Persona 5 / The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Winner)


That concludes our 2017 game of the year coverage. Thanks for reading, listening and following along with our coverage! Here’s to an even better 2018!