End of Year Community Awards: Best Gameplay of 2017

Posted December 11th, 2017 at 11:00 am

With 2017 coming to a close it’s time to start looking back on the developments that have taken place and acknowledge the various efforts in sports gaming. To start is the first category in the annual Community Awards. You can check out the winners from previous years here.

The categories to look forward to include Sports Game of the Year, Best New or Non-Yearly Sports Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Racing Game, Best Online Play, Best Presentation, Best Franchise Mode, Best Career Mode, Best Post-Release Support, Best New Feature, and Best Team-Building Mode. All winners will be announced in early January!

First up is Best Gameplay, a category that had been dominated by NBA 2K but an unusual down year for that series allowed MLB The Show break through and win for the first time. Many of the categories to come have been shaken up in the nominees but the three series most known for gameplay return to battle for the award yet again with MLB The Show 17 looking to repeat but challenged by NBA 2K18 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2018.