End of Year Community Awards: Best Career/Story Mode of 2017

Posted December 18th, 2017 at 12:45 pm

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

The categories still 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 Post-Release Support, Best New Feature, and Best Team-Building Mode. Best Gameplay can already be voted on. All winners will be announced in early January!

Next up is the Best Career/Story Mode which is a category that has been one of the most diverse in terms of nominees and winners. MLB The Show and NBA 2K have each won it multiple times but neither earned a nomination for 2017. FIFA 17 took home the award last year with the debut of The Journey and FIFA 18 has a chance to repeat with its second season. Longshot from Madden NFL 18 and The One from NBA Live 18 both emerged as strong contenders and were arguably the most effective and well-received additions made by each franchise.