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UPDATE: Voting has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. The results will start being announced roughly a week from now, in the form of articles we'll publish on the site as well as a forum thread where I'll collect those articles together and give more detail (like the percentages).

That time of year again! This will be our 14th annual Game of the Year Awards. Here's a list of our previous Overall Game of the Year winners:

  • 2019: Resident Evil 2
  • 2018: God of War
  • 2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • 2016: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • 2015: Rocket League
  • 2014: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • 2013: Super Mario 3D World
  • 2012: Journey
  • 2011: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • 2010: Mass Effect 2
  • 2009: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • 2008: LittleBigPlanet
  • 2007: BioShock 

This year we'll once again be using a mix of staff and community voting to determine the site's winners in each and every category (50% weighting for each group).

In order to take part and vote all you need is a Google account (sorry if you don’t have one, but it's the easiest way for us to do it!).

Here's the voting form - LINK

 

FAQ stuff:

Q - When does voting close?

A - Voting closes 2nd January.

Q - Can I change my vote/edit my voting form after submitting it?

A - Yes, you can edit your voting form up until we close voting.

Q - Do I have to select a winner for every award?

A - Nope. Select your winner for as many or as few categories as you wish.

Q - Why is game xxxxx up for one of its genres and not the other?

A - We have a long-standing, firm rule that each game is only eligible for one genre award. We've chosen what we think is the most appropriate one for each game. If you can make a convincing case it's listed for the wrong genre then we can be persuaded to move it, but no game will ever be listed for more than one genre award.

Q - You forgot game xxxxxx, you idiots.

A - If a game you wish to vote for is missing then post in this thread and I'll add it. Games must have released in the west for the very first time in 2020 though. Remasters, collections, and enhanced re-releases aren't eligible for any awards either. Remakes that sufficiently change and reimagine the original game are eligible though.

Q - Where's Diablo IV/Metroid Prime 4/The Elder Scrolls VI/XXXX for Most Anticipated?

A - For the Most Anticipated of 2021 Award, only games that are likely to release in the west in 2021 have been included. That is why the likes of Elden Ring, Diablo IV, Metroid Prime 4, and more aren't on the list. If you think a major game is missing from this list and is genuinely likely to release next year (i.e. it has a firm release window), then provide a good source announcing a 2021 release window and I'll add it.

Q - When and how will the winners be announced?

A - Winners will be announced in a series of articles that we'll start publishing in early January.

Last edited by Machina - on 03 January 2021

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Any questions or problems not dealt with in the FAQ, please post.

Also post your game addition requests in this thread as well (we always miss some, no matter how hard we try to list every relevant release).



Appreciate the efforts. I just voted, I trust my opinion will be the defining factor for this since its objectively the most accurate and valid lol. 

I feel its a bit weird you are making a distinction between Action/Adventure and just plain Adventure? So I guess the question is what constitutes Adventure without action? shouldnt games like Animal Crossing or Spiritfarer be counted in that category?



Jpcc86 said:

Appreciate the efforts. I just voted, I trust my opinion will be the defining factor for this since its objectively the most accurate and valid lol. 

I feel its a bit weird you are making a distinction between Action/Adventure and just plain Adventure? So I guess the question is what constitutes Adventure without action? shouldnt games like Animal Crossing or Spiritfarer be counted in that category?

Adventure is mostly reserved for narrative-focussed games with not much in the way of gameplay. 

Animal Crossing and Spiritfarer are both in the Simulation category.

Like I say in the FAQ, we have a long-standing rule that each game is only eligible for one genre award, so we have to make a call and these are ones we made. We could well be wrong in some cases, in which case feel free to make an argument for moving a game from one category to another. Though obviously the sooner it's done the better.

Last edited by Machina - on 23 December 2020

Can we make some comments here to "go to bat" for some of our choices?

If so, Cissy Jones is an American actress/voice actress that doesn't butcher her Brit accent in Call of the Sea. Surely that's an auto +1 in credibility for UK posters. ;)



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Voting for Animal Crossing New Horizons as game of the year, for helping people (including myself) through this covid pandemic.

Also a question, will there be a game of the decade vote? If yes, why is it Breath of the Wild?



Machina said:

Any questions or problems not dealt with in the FAQ, please post.

Also post your game addition requests in this thread as well (we always miss some, no matter how hard we try to list every relevant release).

Can you please add Xenoblade DE for RPG



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

*Okay, nice form, let's fill it out*
*Clicking on best shooter* Wait, no Serious Sam 4?

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!



Could do with Inertial Drift adding for racing.



Leynos said:
Machina said:

Any questions or problems not dealt with in the FAQ, please post.

Also post your game addition requests in this thread as well (we always miss some, no matter how hard we try to list every relevant release).

Can you please add Xenoblade DE for RPG

Is it a remaster or a remake?