The GILM Award Winners — Waypoint Community’s Favorites of 2017


Waypoint Community Game of the Year II

The Results

What a season, what a season! A month and two phases later — we’ve reached the end of our GILM Awards road. The mod team would just like to thank y’all for the great discussions and cordial voting sessions, we feel like we had an awesome response and that’s all down to you folks. We hope this was as much fun to contribute to as it was to create.

We’ll be reviewing this for next year, so if you’ve got any feedback, drop us a line and we’ll make sure to bring it up in our review. Ever forward!

Now, as hot take lists make their way around the web, we’ll trust the wisdom of the Waypoint audience to decide what the real games of the year were. We’re going to give you the top five of every category, with a little something extra to celebrate the overall winner. We want to celebrate the games that swept the board and the ones that won where it counted. It was a pleasure to see so many games nominated and we hope 2018 will bring us even more great soil for discussion.

Let’s roll the tape — we hope to see y’all next year.

The GILM Awards Threads

The GILM Awards — Feedback Thread

Favorite Big Developer Game [Poll]


5. Super Mario Odyssey
4. Horizon Zero Dawn
3. Persona 5
2. Nier: Automata

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Favorite Small Developer Game [Poll]


5. What Remains of Edith Finch
4. Heat Signature
3. Butterfly Soup
2. Pyre

1. Night in the Woods

Favorite Narrative [Poll]


5. What Remains of Edith Finch
4. Butterfly Soup
3. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
2. Night in the Woods

1. NieR: Automata

Favorite Game Music [Poll]


5. Splatoon 2
4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
3. Pyre
2. Persona 5

“Vague Hope (Spring Rain)” from NieR: Automata Original Soundtrack

1. Nier: Automata

Favorite Characters [Poll]


5. Yakuza 0
4. Nier: Automata
3. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
2. Persona 5

1. Night in the Woods

Favorite Chillout Game Presented by Haypoint [Poll]


5. Picross S
4. Everything
3. Heat Signature
2. Destiny 2

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Favorite Audio Experience [Poll]


5. Super Mario Odyssey
4. Pyre
3. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
2. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

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1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Favorite Aesthetic [Poll]


5. Nier: Automata
4. Pyre
3. Night in the Woods
2. Cuphead

1. Persona 5

Favorite Mobile Game [Poll]


5. Monument Valley 2
4. Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
3. HQ
2. Fire Emblem: Heroes


1. Reigns: Her Majesty

Favorite Moment [Poll]


5. Selmers (Night in the Woods)
4. K (Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus)
3. Majima’s Intro (Yakuza 0)
2. Getting a Chicken Dinner (PlayerUnknown’s BATTLEGROUNDS)


1. Ending E (Nier: Automata)

Favorite Anime [Poll]


5. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
4. Kemono Friends
3. Land of the Lustrous
2. Little Witch Academia


1. My Hero Academia

Favorite Comic [Poll]


5. Black Bolt Vol. 1
4. Delicious in Dungeon
3. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Pt. 1
2. Cucumber Quest (2017 Run)

1. My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

Favorite Movie [Poll]


5. Spider-man: Homecoming
4. Thor: Ragnarok
3. Your Name
2. Blade Runner 2049

1. Get Out

Favorite TV Show [Poll]


5. Master of None
4. Desus and Mero
3. Bojack Horseman
2. The Good Place

1. Twin Peaks: The Return

Favorite Podcast [Poll]


5. Logged Off
4. Department of New Business
3. The Polygon Show
2. Important if True

1. Waypoint Radio

Favorite Music: Album [Poll]


5. Melodrama by Lorde
4. Goths by The Mountain Goats
3. Flower Boy by Tyler, the Creator
2. DAMN by Kendrick Lamar

1. Mouth Moods by Neil Cicirega

Favorite Music: Song [Poll]


5. Happy Birthday, Johnny by St. Vincent
4. Fear by Kendrick Lamar
3. Hard Times by Paramore
2. Biking by Frank Ocean (Feat. Jay-Z and Tyler, the Creator)

1. Cut to the Feeling by Carly Rae Jepsen




Oh, one last thing, friends! As you make your way out of the auditorium, we have a guest book for you to write in with your signature and any comments you may have. We are seeking your feedback in order to help us deliver an even better show next year.

We hope you enjoyed your time and look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for your patronage!