So many great games were represented at SXSW Gaming and nominated for the 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards. Thousands of gamers took to the polls and voted on the games they thought deserved the trophy.

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo took home a whopping four awards between The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Right behind Nintendo was PUBG Corporation with its hit battle royale game, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG). However, there were plenty of awards to go around. So, let’s take a look at who took home the win!

   Gaming Awards   

NieR: Automata

Excellence in SFX – Super Mario Odyssey

Excellence in Musical Score – NieR: Automata

Excellence in Technical Achievement – NieR: Automata

Excellence in Visual Achievement – Horizon: Zero Dawn

Excellence in Animation – Cuphead

Excellence in Art – Cuphead

Excellence in Convergence – Star Wars Battlefront II

Excellence in Multiplayer – PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

Most Promising New Intellectual Property – Horizon: Zero Dawn

Most Fulfilling Community-Funded Game – Night in the Woods

Excellence in Gameplay – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Excellence in Design – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Excellence in Narrative – What Remains of Edith Finch

Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation – Doki Doki Literature Club

   Gamer’s Voice Awards   

Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza
Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars

Mobile Game – Tiny Bubbles

Tabletop Game – Sol: Last Days of a Star

Virtual Reality Game – Superhot VR

Video Game – Battlesloths 2025: The Great Pizza Wars

   Game of the Year Awards   

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Trending Game – PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

Esports Game – PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS

VR Game – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Tabletop Game – Gloomhaven

Mobile Game – Fire Emblem Heroes

Video Game – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Congrats to all of the winners and nominees! Each game is, undoubtedly, deserving of its title. You can still catch the 2018 SXSW Gaming Awards on Twitch here!

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