God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, Spiderman and/or Detroit Become Human beats "Battlefield 5" and all other pc-games this Year ;) That is sure, I played all the nominees :)
Its not the topic-problem, if some PC-Only players dont have a game that matches the impressive graphics of the aforementioned games. Little hint: go to a friend and play the other games on ps4-console, then you can see for yourself. The PlayStation 4 is the Graphic-King, currently. And Character models + animations are also much better (God of War and Detroit Become Human) than Battlefield 5 ; ) The big world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is also more impressive.
ps. Dragon Quest Xi and Ni No Kuni 2 looks wonderful too, but no chance vs. GoW & Detroit in my opinion.
I think you're joking? But I'm going to provide my two cents on why I believe the candidates have ended up as such.
First of all, each of the games (as well as other games mentioned in this thread) do some things better than others. Games like Far Cry 5 and Kingdom Come: Deliverance look incredible on PC from an assets and effects point of view and the same goes for Forza Horizon 4 on PC/Xbox One X.
However, I think there are a couple of specific areas where the final candidates shine above these other games. And I think there's a big tilt in the thread and the community here in terms of valuing these particular aspects - and I don't blame anyone for it. They do indeed provide a level of immersion that would break were they not there. Anyone want to take a guess at what I'm getting at?
It's animation. All of the titles that have made it to the "finals" have top notch animation quality, contextual animation diversity, and animation blending whereas games like Far Cry 5, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and Forza Horizon 4 don't. And it's not that the animation sucks, but context sensitive animations and the first person perspective (or cars in the case of FH4) don't lend themselves to the same level of opportunity for impressive animation as third person games.
That's my theory anyways. I'm not taking anything away from any of the games that have made it this far or anyone's opinion on them. I've played all of them (still working on RDR2) and they're all fantastic in their own right. Just wanted to take a step back and look at why things ended up as they did.