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Xbox Empire Game of the Year 2019 Results

Category Top Pick Runner-Up
Best Shooter  Tie (Borderlands 3 and Gears 5)  Apex Legends
Best Action/Action-Adventure  Crackdown 3  Control
Best RPG  The Outer Worlds  Kingdom Hearts 3
Best Platformer  Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night  Tie (Indivisible and Trials Rising)
Best Fighter  Dead or Alive 6  Jump Force
Best Horror  Resident Evil 2 Remake  Tie (World War Z and Blair Witch)
Best Sports/Racing  Tie (Team Sonic Racing, Crash Team Racing, Madden 20, F1 2019, and Wreckfest)  Tie (Trials Rising and FIFA 20)
Best Soundtrack  Kingdom Hearts 3  Tie (Control, River City Girls, Devil May Cry 5, and Bloodstained)
Best Art Design  Kingdom Hearts 3  Tie (River City Girls and Control)
Best Graphics  Gears 5  Metro Exodus
Best Male Performance  Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling in Control  Tie (Terry Crews as Issiah Jaxon in Crackdown 3, Barry Sloane as Captain Price in CoD MW, John DiMaggio as Marcus Fenix in Gears 5)
Best Female Performance  Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz in Gears 5  Tie (Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden in Control, Ashly Burch as Parvati in The Outer Worlds)
Best Moment/Sequence in a Video Game The Ashtray Maze in Control Tie (Theater in Gears 5, Sekiro Final Boss, Xehanort Boss in KH3, and Going Dark Mission in CoD)
Best Singleplayer  The Outer Worlds  Gears 5
Best Multiplayer  Apex Legends  Tie (Gears 5 and Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville)
Best Story  The Outer Worlds  Tie (Gears 5 and Control)
Best Games With Gold Release List  Celeste  Tie (SW Battlefront 2 2005, Forza Motorsport 6, and Tembo the Badass Elephant)
Best Backwards Compatibility Release List  Star Ocean: The Last Hope  Tie (King of Fighter XIII and Crackdown 2)
Best Indie  Untitled Goose Game  Tie (Blair Witch, Afterparty, Guacamelee 2, and Blazing Chrome)
Best Xbox Console Exclusive  Tie (Gears 5 and Crackdown 3)  Natsuki Chronicles
Overall Xbox Game of the Year  The Outer Worlds  Gears 5
Most Anticipated 2020 Multiplat  Cyberpunk 2077  Doom Eternal
Most Anticipated 2020 Xbox Console Exclusive  Halo Infinite  Ori and the Will of the Wisps

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