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January 2 28.57%
 
February 3 42.86%
 
March 2 28.57%
 
April 0 0.00%
 
May 0 0.00%
 
June 0 0.00%
 
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5th Annual Xbox Empire Game of the Year Awards- 2019

It's that time of year again folks, time to crown XBE's favorite games of the year. 

Rules

1. Any game that released on Xbox One in 2019 is eligible for voting, even if it released on another platform on a previous year, except for remasters (full remakes like Res 2 Remake are ok) 

2. Vote for as many or as few categories as you feel like, if you didn't play any games in a category this year don't feel pressured to make up a vote.

3. Voting ends on December 31

Ballot 

Category Top Pick Runner-Up
Best Shooter    
Best Action/Action-Adventure    
Best RPG    
Best Platformer    
Best Fighter    
Best Horror    
Best Sports/Racing    
Best Soundtrack    
Best Art Design    
Best Graphics    
Best Male Performance    
Best Female Performance    
Best Moment/Sequence in a Video Game
Best Singleplayer    
Best Multiplayer    
Best Story    
Best Games With Gold Release List    
Best Backwards Compatibility Release List    
Best Indie    
Best Xbox Console Exclusive    
Overall Xbox Game of the Year    
Most Anticipated 2019 Multiplat    
Most Anticipated 2019 Xbox Console Exclusive    

Previous Year Results

2018

2017

2016

2015



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Ryuu96 said:
The All-Digital version was the most successful edition of them all.

Well they sold the All-Digital version for €89 - €99 here in Germany.

In that price region you buy stuff just because.



My preliminary votes, will do some edits later in the month.

Category Top Pick Runner-Up
Best Shooter  Borderlands 3  Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
Best Action/Action-Adventure  Jedi: Fallen Order  Crackdown 3
Best RPG  Kingdom Hearts 3  The Outer Worlds
Best Platformer  Indivisible  
Best Fighter  Dead or Alive 6  
Best Horror  Resident Evil 2 Remake  Man of Medan
Best Sports/Racing  Team Sonic Racing  
Best Soundtrack  Kingdom Hearts 3  Team Sonic Racing
Best Art Design  Kingdom Hearts 3  Borderlands 3
Best Graphics  Metro Exodus  Devil May Cry 5
Best Male Performance  Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling in Control  Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Best Female Performance  Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden in Control  Elizabeth Grullon as The Second Sister in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Best Moment/Sequence in a Video Game  The Ashtray Maze in Control  Xehanort Boss Fight in Kingdom Hearts 3
Best Singleplayer  Kingdom Hearts 3  The Outer Worlds
Best Multiplayer  Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville  Borderlands 3
Best Story  Jedi: Fallen Order  Control
Best Games With Gold Release List  Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005)  Jurassic World Evolution
Best Backwards Compatibility Release List  Star Ocean: The Last Hope  Infinite Undiscovery
Best Indie  Indivisible  
Best Xbox Console Exclusive  Crackdown 3  
Overall Xbox Game of the Year  Kingdom Hearts 3  The Outer Worlds
Most Anticipated 2019 Multiplat  Cyberpunk 2077  Watch Dogs Legion
Most Anticipated 2019 Xbox Console Exclusive  Halo Infinite  Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 03 December 2019

 

Category Top Pick Runner-Up
Best Shooter  Gears 5  The Division 2
Best Action/Action-Adventure  Crackdown 3  Outer Wilds
Best RPG  The Outer Worlds  Kingdom Hearts III
Best Platformer  Trials Rising  -
Best Fighter  Dead or Alive 6  Jump Force
Best Horror  World War Z  -
Best Sports/Racing  Trials Rising  Dirt Rally 2.0
Best Soundtrack  -  -
Best Art Design  Kingdom Hearts III  Devil May Cry 5
Best Graphics  Gears 5  Devil May Cry 5
Best Male Performance  Terry Crews / Crackdown 3  Donald / Kingdom Hearts III
Best Female Performance  Kait /Gears 5  Parvati / The Outer Worlds
Best Moment/Sequence in a Video Game Theatre / Gears 5 Kingdom of Corona / Kingdom Hearts III
Best Singleplayer  The Outer Worlds  Gears 5
Best Multiplayer  World War Z  Gears 5
Best Story  The Outer Worlds  Gears 5
Best Games With Gold Release List  Forza Motorsport 6 Hitman
Best Backwards Compatibility Release List  Crackdown 2  Trials Evolution
Best Indie  Guacamelee 2  Outer Wilds
Best Xbox Console Exclusive  Gears 5  Crackdown 3
Overall Xbox Game of the Year  The Outer Worlds Gears 5
Most Anticipated 2020 Multiplat  Cyberpunk 2077 Watch Dogs Legion
Most Anticipated 2020 Xbox Console Exclusive  Halo Infinite  Ori and the Will of the Wisps

As usual, I haven't played enough recent games to make a full list. I'm sure Metro Exodus would've gotten a spot as best shooter, but I just haven't played it enough to fully judge it.
Likewise I only played Gears 5 and WW:Z online this year, so they automatically made the list. I had fun with both in multiplayer.
Furthermore I can only judge the visuals in DMC V.

Last edited by Barozi - on 03 December 2019

Conina said:
Ryuu96 said:
The All-Digital version was the most successful edition of them all.

Well they sold the All-Digital version for €89 - €99 here in Germany.

In that price region you buy stuff just because.

I didn't!

Two Xbox Ones are enough, I say.



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Currently 111,604 players on Reach for Steam, 114,000 Twitch viewers.

Now imagine when Halo 3 launches, or Halo Infinite...



Ryuu96 said:
Currently 111,604 players on Reach for Steam, 114,000 Twitch viewers.

Now imagine when Halo 3 launches, or Halo Infinite...


It's even higher now. Crazy when you think about how it's also on Gamepass.  



konnichiwa said:
ironmanDX said:

How long ago did you do your play-through? I'm wondering if most of the bug have been patched out before I begin my play-through.

the bugs were server related or in like 95% of the cases.

I do not remember any bugs during my playthrough.  From what I remember during launch, it was kicking people out when playing co-op because the servers were under load.  As far as gameplay wise, it was pretty smooth from start to finish.



Talking about bugs, Afterparty is a hot buggy mess on XOX, major FPS drops, not being able to get past loading screen without spamming the A button, saving fails, animation glitches .... But it's a fun game so far at least.



"Wheel me out to the curb for garbage day"

In June, Microsoft announced Project Scarlett, a new iteration of the Xbox that the company said would “set a new bar for console power, speed and performance.” What Microsoft didn’t say is that it is also working on a lower-cost, disc-less version of Scarlett, code-named Lockhart, according to four people briefed on the company’s plans.

If those names sound familiar, that’s because they’ve been floating around for a while. The earliest rumors about Microsoft’s next-gen roadmap, circa 2018, suggested that Project Scarlett would consist of two Xbox models: the high-performance Anaconda and the lower-end Lockhart. In June, however, Microsoft announced that Scarlett was a single, high-end console, which led to speculation and then press reports that Lockhart had been canceled. But Kotaku has learned that Lockhart is in fact still in the works as a cheaper, digital-only alternative to Scarlett, as the original rumors suggested.

What we don’t know—and what likely isn’t finalized yet—is how the pricing will shake out. But it’s easiest to think of Anaconda as a successor to the Xbox One X and Lockhart as a successor to the Xbox One S, with a similar performance disparity. Game developers will be expected to support both Anaconda and Lockhart, which some are worried might hamper their ambitions for next-gen games in the coming years.

When speaking to Kotaku, one game developer briefed on Lockhart analogized it to the PlayStation 4 Pro in terms of raw graphical power, although there are other key differences that might make up for that. Lockhart is said to have a solid-state drive, like both Anaconda and Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5, which is expected to have a significant impact on loading times. Developers briefed on Lockhart also say it has a faster CPU than any current video game console, which could allow for higher frame-rates, although there are other factors that might not become clear until the console is completely finalized, such as clock speed and cooling.

Microsoft’s ideal target performances are said to be 4K resolution and 60 frames-per-second on Anaconda and 1440p resolution and 60 frames-per-second on Lockhart. (That doesn’t mean that every single game on these consoles will live up to that performance—it’s the target that Microsoft is pushing developers to hit.)

Lockhart will also likely be heavily promoted with Microsoft’s burgeoning xCloud streaming service and impressive Xbox Game Pass subscription, which allows users access to a huge library of games both big and small, including all new first-party games. Both of those services fit nicely with a disc-less console, and Microsoft has already packaged Xbox Game Pass with the digital-only version of the Xbox One S, which launched earlier this year.

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For many months, rumors have swirled about the performance differences between Scarlett and the PlayStation 5, and pundits have speculated as to which console will be beefier. What’s become clear, based on our conversations with developers, is that there’s no straight answer to that question yet. Common consensus is that both consoles have roughly similar specs, and that the biggest differences may lie in other factors, like operating system features or slight technical edges that Sony or Microsoft are keeping under wraps. 

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