The Game Award for Game of the Year

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The Game Award for Game of the Year is an award presented annually by The Game Awards to the game judged to be the best from that calendar year. The process begins with several dozen video game publications and websites, chosen by the Game Awards' advisory committee, to act as the jury each year. The board collectively names six games as nominees for Game of the Year, with any game released from the prior awards' cut off date to November of the current year eligible for nomination. After the nominees are released, the winner is selected by a combined vote consisting of 90% from the votes from juries and 10% by public voting.[1] Prior to The Game Awards 2018, there were five nominees for the award before it increased to six.

The Game Award for Game of the Year
Awarded forA game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Game Awards
First awarded2014
Currently held byThe Last of Us Part II (2020)
Websitethegameawards.com

Winners and nomineesEdit

 
Sony Santa Monica accepting Game of the Year for God of War at the Game Awards 2018.

Winners are listed in bold and are highlighted in yellow:

Event Game Developer Publisher Ref.
2014 Dragon Age: Inquisition BioWare Electronic Arts [2][3]
Bayonetta 2 PlatinumGames Nintendo
Dark Souls II FromSoftware Bandai Namco Games
Hearthstone Blizzard Entertainment
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Monolith Productions Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt CD Projekt Red [4][5]
Bloodborne FromSoftware Sony Computer Entertainment
Fallout 4 Bethesda Game Studios
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Kojima Productions Konami
Super Mario Maker Nintendo
2016 Overwatch Blizzard Entertainment [6][7]
Doom id Software Bethesda Softworks
Inside Playdead
Titanfall 2 Respawn Entertainment Electronic Arts
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment
2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo [8][9]
Horizon Zero Dawn Guerrilla Games Sony Interactive Entertainment
Persona 5 P-Studio Atlus
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PUBG Corporation
Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo
2018 God of War Santa Monica Studio Sony Interactive Entertainment [10][11]
Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Ubisoft Quebec Ubisoft
Celeste Matt Makes Games
Marvel's Spider-Man Insomniac Games Sony Interactive Entertainment
Monster Hunter: World Capcom
Red Dead Redemption 2 Rockstar Games
2019 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice FromSoftware Activision [12][13]
Control Remedy Entertainment 505 Games
Death Stranding Kojima Productions Sony Interactive Entertainment
Resident Evil 2 Capcom
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bandai Namco/Sora Ltd. Nintendo
The Outer Worlds Obsidian Entertainment Private Division
2020 The Last of Us Part II Naughty Dog Sony Interactive Entertainment [14][15]
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo
Doom Eternal id Software Bethesda Softworks
Final Fantasy VII Remake Square Enix
Ghost of Tsushima Sucker Punch Productions Sony Interactive Entertainment
Hades Supergiant Games

ReferencesEdit

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  14. ^ Park, Gene. "Here are the nominees for The Game Awards 2020". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 18, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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