Super Mario Odyssey Wins Best Of Gamescom Award, Xbox One X Wins For Best Hardware

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Now Playing: GS News Update: Super Mario Odyssey Wins Best Of Gamescom Award, Xbox One X Wins For Best Hardware

Nintendo's Super Mario Odyssey has taken home the top honour at Gamescom's awards show. The upcoming Switch game won the Best of Gamescom award, organisers have announced. It won four others: the "Most Wanted" Consumer Award, the Best Nintendo Switch Console Game, Best Action Game, and Best Family Game.

Odyssey launches this October exclusively for Switch. The console itself continues to be hard to find, but Nintendo recently promised to "ramp up" production of the console heading into the busy holiday season.

Destiny 2 won Best Multiplayer Game and Best Social/Online Game, while the Xbox One X took home the award for Best Hardware. The award for best sports game went to PES 2018, while Best Racing game went to Forza Motorsport 7.

You can see a rundown of all the Gamescom Award winners below, as compiled by Gamasutra.

Gamescom 2017 Award Winners

  • Best of Gamescom -- Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
  • Best DLC -- Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar (EA)
  • Best Booth -- Electronic Arts
  • Best PS4 Console Game -- Assassin's Creed Origins (Ubisoft)
  • Best Xbox One Console Game -- Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Warner Bros.)
  • Best Nintendo Switch Console Game -- Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
  • Best PC Game -- Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Koch Media)
  • Best Mobile Game -- Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo)
  • Best Role Playing Game -- Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Bandai Namco)
  • Best Racing Game -- Forza Motorsport 7 (Microsoft)
  • Best Action Game -- Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
  • Best Simulation Game -- Project Cars 2 (Bandai Namco)
  • Best Sports Game -- PES 2018 (Konami)
  • Best Family Game -- Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
  • Best Strategy Game -- Mario & Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)
  • Best Puzzle/Skill Game -- God's Trigger (Techland)
  • Best Social/Online Game -- Destiny 2 (Activision Blizzard)
  • Best Causal Game -- Hidden Agenda (Sony)
  • Best Multiplayer Game -- Destiny 2 (Activision Blizzard)
  • Best Virtual Reality Game -- Fallout 4 VR (ZeniMAx)
  • Best Hardware -- Xbox One X (Microsoft)
  • "Most Wanted" Consumer Award -- Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
  • Indie Award -- Double Kick Heroes (Headbang Club)

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aj87

Anyone care to explain why two games that are on the two platforms, win in one platform but not in the other? Why AC wins on PS but not on xbox, and why SoM wins on xbox but not on PS?

Shouldn't this be just about exclusives?

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SuperbadZombie

So if the PS4 Pro came out in November, it should have qualified to compete against the Xbox One X, right? Kudos to Microsoft for making a damn fine console.

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SKOT_FREE

@superbadzombie: congrats to Nintendo for making a damn fine game.

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swavo13

Mario was a lot of fun at gamescom. Controls felt great, worlds were vibrant and fun to explore. Only thing I'm worried about is that collecting things might not feel as satisfying anymore because of the abundance of collectables AKA banjo-kazooie vs dk 64. But there's a solid foundation here, and if the game is just as fun as the demo I played at gamescom, 10/10.

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jinzo9988

@swavo13: DK64's biggest problem with collectables is that you had to switch Kongs all the time, and I mean all, the, time. It really hurt the pace of the game. Odyssey got rid of even being booted out of the stage when you collected a moon versus Mario 64 where you found a star, were kicked out to the hub world, had to re-enter the level and travel back to where you were to keep going.

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SavageRodent

@jinzo9988: Hit the nail on the head with that. And Odyssey doesn't even have a hub world, so I can't imagine the pacing being terrible.

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HenrySix

xbox winning best hardware is fact anyways. factually, it is more powerful than ps4 pro.

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I feel like I have to buy Mario Odyssey for my switch to justify getting it..... It has been sitting unused since I beat Zelda BOTW

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santinegrete

@Legend_of_Link: if you like Mario you'll be okay. I skipped the most awarded Wii Mario (Galaxy) on the Wii, because, I'm not interested in Mario at all.

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@santinegrete: I liked Mario 64 and Mario Sunshine on gamecube and that is about it.... From the way people are praising it I hope it surprises me.

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santinegrete

And still the best game on Xbox One is a multiplatform? Hope it puts PS4 pro to shame to justify the actual purchase.

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@santinegrete: Best PS4 Console Game -- Assassin's Creed Origins (Ubisoft)

Ouch

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santinegrete

@netiger: hahaha didn't see that. Still does not kill my point. But I really want something to play on my VHS look alike Xone, like, now!

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@santinegrete: The Xbox One X is going to be a beast of a machine. I am getting it for my 4k and am very excited to play Shadow of War, Assassins Creed Origins, Wolfenstein 2 with the best console hardware available..... Consoles exclusives make up a small percentage of the gaming market. I also own a Playstion 4 Pro so I can play playstation exclusives because they are really good games. Just saying a game being multi platform is not a bad thing.

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GirlUSoCrazy

Doesn't X1X win Best Hardware due to being the Only Hardware?

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snugglebear

Yay for Ni No Kuni!

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GirlUSoCrazy

@snugglebear: Why? Did they finally fix the battle system so it is menu driven and turn based?!

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snugglebear

@girlusocrazy: Nope, because it looks fun and I'm going to enjoy playing it when it comes out.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@snugglebear: Lucky. I wish I could too!

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visforvictory

SMO looks like a really well put together game, but I just can't stand the cutesy rainbow stuff. Loved it when I was a kid.

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SavageRodent

@visforvictory: Man, if only it was gritty and edgy, then you'd be into it right?

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gameboy8877

@visforvictory: oof. your internal conflict is reaching out of the computer screen and punching me in the gut

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maximo

Sweet Jesus. Xbox one X. Voted Best hardware.

Sony fans so agitated by this fact.

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PSXp-ONE

Lol not really, PS5 is the horizon!

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maximo

@psxp-one:

Sony are taking you people fir granted, keep making you fork out for more consoles to keep up with the competition. All because they can't get it right. Sony loves you🙃😜🙃😜

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PSXp-ONE

@maximo: whoa whoa whoa...slow down there Moe Joe. The Xbox X IS!!!!!! Microsoft's reply back to Sony's launch version of the PS4 to begin with. If it wasn't for all the roasting and ridicule the Xbox One went thru when it first launched, Xbox X wouldn't exist now. So...yeah...oh and speaking of forking out money, let's not forget about that wonderful device called the kinect which is why the Xbox was pricier but then it went down hill!!! then they released then Xbox S, now the X lol..

porfavor, no me hagas reir!!!

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SKOT_FREE

@maximo: what's truly crazy is despite the fact Xbox1X is the most powerful console on Earth a Nintendo Switch game is still best of the show. Switch is Arguably the least powerful of the 3 consoles and yet it's games are *Gasp* Fun! It really just illustrates the fact that power is nothing without games.

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DaVillain-

@maximo: Dude, it was the only hardware that anyone has besides Switch due to the fact it already launch back in March, Xbox One X has yet to release which is why it got that justify victory. Both Sony & Nintendo had nothing to show for, MS was the only one that had something new hardware coming out late this November. No reasons why Sony fanboys should be piss off about this.

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e3man01

Too bad no new customers will be able to play SMO! Nintendo's infamous hardware shortages will be at play this Holiday. Though it'll be easier to get a Switch than a SNES Mini. Scalpers, getting ready and salivating like crazy.

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Utnayan

@e3man01: These things are everywhere now. 15+stock at any place I walk into in the US. Quit spouting this nonsense.

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visforvictory

@e3man01: Scalpers are the only winners with a false shortage.

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DaVillain-

Makes sense, super Mario: Odyssey was one of the highlights from E3 2017 and boy, I'm soooo looking forward to it.

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videogameninja

Really starting to believe the hype that Super Mario Odyssey might snag GOTY this year. Considering the illustrious list of titles already released this year and the fact that a critical darling in the way of ZELDA!!!! was released take that for what you will. However, if there was one person that could steal it away from Zelda it would be the video-game king himself.

-MIGHT VERY WELL HAPPEN NINJA APPROVED-

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jinzo9988

@videogameninja: I don't get the Zelda thing to be honest. I mean I like it and I'm currently playing through it (and will see it to the end), but it has its flaws. Weapons breaking is the shits, period. The Divine Beasts and the shrines can never truly replace the dungeons that made the series so iconic. Horses... suck? I mean I want to ride horses around but either I'm dumb and haven't figured it out yet or they don't teleport around so they're never with you when you need them. You have to actually travel to where you left them to retrieve them... it's not like Roach in Witcher 3 where you whistle and there he is regardless of where he was last.

There's a lot to like and I think it's the right direction to go for the series in general, but I wouldn't vote for it as Game of the Year personally.

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streetmagik

@videogameninja: it's going to be crazy hard to top Zelda, but there are definitely some 10/10's in the Mario franchise (Mario3, Mario64, Galaxy 2), so I agree, if anyone has a shot it's Mario. I just gotta hurry up and get the Switch so I can play it. I played Zelda on the Wii U.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@videogameninja: I hope so, been playing Mario Galaxy again and I hope it lives up to that. I'm worried about how often you control something that isn't Mario. I like controlling Mario and now they are making the game about not doing that... Getting flashbacks of Sonic Adventure where you are playing as non-Sonic characters

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jinzo9988

Best Xbox One Console Game -- Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Woof. It may or may not be a technically sound game but the loot boxes for single player content and the pay-to-win multiplayer (orcs attacking/defending bases and you can get orcs in loot boxes, therefore pay to win) would disqualify it immediately for me. Like it could be the best game ever made in the history of forever, but the microtransactions simply prevent me from ever giving it a chance.

My angus is peppered for Odyssey. It looks like a blast and I'm glad they made another Mario in this style.

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rasterror

@toonarmy20: But, but, but....it has no games.

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@rasterror: Xbox X enhanced games at launch: 100+

PS4 Pro enhanced games at launch: 40+

Oh noes

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@toonarmy20: Every day Xbots are spamming their ads on gaming boards. You are not gamers. You are just annoying chills.

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rasterror

@Sozialminister: And every Sony and PC fanboys are doing everything they can to discredit the One X.

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@rasterror: Stating facts is not discrediting.

Also please don't forget about Nintendo fanboys.

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Super Mario Odyssey - qualify it as you want, platformer-action-adventure-puzzle-rpg...i don't care. I qualify it as masterpiece. Its gonna be 10/10, no doubt about it. Whoever has a problem with it probably doesn't own Switch so you just keep producing that salt.

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