Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2017 Favorite Video Game Nominees Revealed

by Matthew Hayes

(Photo: Nickelodeon)

This year's Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards is right around the corner, and voting for all categories begins today!

"Nickelodeon today announced the nominees for the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, the only live event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed. Celebrating kids’ favorites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture, this year’s all-star list of nominations include: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Daya, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Megan Fox, Lukas Graham, Kevin Hart, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Jones, Anna Kendrick, Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy, JoJo Siwa, The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake, Twenty One Pilots and more."

It's a star-studded spectacle celebrating kids' favorite things across a broad spectrum of pop-culture miscellany. Of course video games will be a big focus, and the nominees for favorite video game have finally been revealed. You'll be able to vote for the following games:

It's not exactly the same lineup that you might see at The Game Awards or The Golden Joystick Awards - where the heck is Uncharted 4 and The Witcher 3? - but then I suppose that Nickelodeon does need to keep this all as kid friendly as possible.

And the games certainly aren't bad. Paper Mario: Color Splash is a fantastic candidate, as is Pokemon Moon, which I expect will win by a landslide. Lego Marvel Avengers would have been a strong contender amid all of the recent Avengers Project excitement, but personally, I think the game fell a little flat. TT Games Lego games don't typically disappoint, but I found Lego Marvel's Avengers to be a bit of a repetitive affair, and a little too familiar.

So who will it be? You can cast your right here. For the record, the site didn't even try to confirm I was a kid before accepting my vote, so there's that.

By Matthew Hayes

Matthew loves artistic games, RPG loot, all things Nintendo, and esoteric philosophy - if you want to buy him something for his birthday, that's all you need to know. In person, a meek dog-lover. Online, an overly competitive villain. Favorite games include Persona 4 Golden, Rainbow Six Siege, Dark Souls, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and Jet Set Radio.