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Hey everyone. We've begun posting the articles that announce the results of VGChartz's official GOTY Awards. We'll be posting 2-3 a day until the winners (and runners-up) of all 19 categories are revealed.

I'll link to each one with a post in this thread and also collect them together in this OP so you can easily find them all.

As for the methodology used for determining the winners/runners-up - it's a neat 50/50 weighting between the community and staff. The results of the community and staff polls are converted into percentages, combined, and then averaged, to give a final overall percentage.

This year's articles:

A reminder 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 
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We kick things off with Best Action Game of 2020. This was a pretty two-sided battle, between Hades and Hyrule Warriors; all the other titles in that category were well behind the pace. The winner received just over 28% of the vote, the runner-up just under 25%.



Hades is amazing. Between it and Cyberpunk as my overall GOTY



Best Adventure Game of 2020 is next. The winning game here was the only one to break the 20% mark. 



Nice to see all of the adventure titles being so different from each other this year, lots of variety to choose from. I'm somewhat surprised that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim didn't release on PC or the Switch. I mean, the game released last year in Japan, they could've have the game ported easily enough. A shame, it looks really interesting.



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Darwinianevolution said:

Nice to see all of the adventure titles being so different from each other this year, lots of variety to choose from. I'm somewhat surprised that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim didn't release on PC or the Switch. I mean, the game released last year in Japan, they could've have the game ported easily enough. A shame, it looks really interesting.

13 Sentinels is a very niche game made by a small developer. Hopefully it gets ported to other platforms in the future but it is understandable that the devs most likely could only focus on one platform at a time.



 

Best Platformer of 2020

A fairly decisive win this one, which was a bit of a surprise given how strong the category is this year. The winner got almost 40% of the vote.



Thanks for your work. A wish if I could make one: could you give the split between staff and user voting? And point out if either staff or users alone had a different winner (probably only in cases that were close).



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Machina said:

Best Platformer of 2020

A fairly decisive win this one, which was a bit of a surprise given how strong the category is this year. The winner got almost 40% of the vote.

Out of the 4, I could only put my vote towards Astro's Playroom.  Which is a shame b/c Ori & Crash look like stellar titles to evaluate alongside it.



Awesome to see so much love for Ori.



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