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GAFs Game of the year game list - make sure your game is listed!

cormack12

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This usually gets stickied after a few days but this is the game list that I'll be using for the game of the year. I will definitely have missed some titles off so rely on a bit of community help to fill them in. I don't try to list every game, just cover the main ones really

Generally I provide a list to start with and if people notice glaring omissions they want to vote for then just post in here and I'll add them ready for the actual vote later in the month. They're alphabetised or Ctrl+F works. If your game isn't there just reply and I'll add it into the seed list ready for votes!

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
A Total War Saga: Troy
Absolute Drift
Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition
Aggretsuko: The Short Timer Strikes Back
Amnesia: Rebirth
Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
AO Tennis 2
Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue
Ark: Survival Evolved
Ary and the Secret of Seasons
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
Astro's Playroom
Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Automobilista 2
AVICII Invector
Azur Lane: Crosswave
Azure Striker Gunvolt 2
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia
Battletoads
Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle
Below
BioShock: The Collection
Biped
Black Mesa
Blaster Master Zero
Blaster Master Zero 2
Bleeding Edge
Bless Unleashed
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
Bokuhime Project
Borderlands 3
Borderlands Legendary Collection
Boris and the Dark Survival
BPM: Bullets Per Minute
Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia
Bright Memory
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends
Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back
Bugsnax
Burnout Paradise Remastered
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered
Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of the Sea
Cannibal Cuisine
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
Carrion
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Cat Quest + Cat Quest II Pawsome Pack
Catherine: Full Body
Chronos: Before the Ashes
Cinders
Cloudpunk
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues
Coffee Talk
Collar × Malice
Collar × Malice: Unlimited
Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection
Commandos 2 - HD Remaster
Control: Ultimate Edition - Cloud Version
Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3
Cooking Mama: Cookstar
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Crash Drive 2
Creaks
CrossCode
Crown Trick
Crucible
Crusader Kings III
Crysis Remastered
Cuphead
Cupid Parasite
Cyberpunk 2077
Daemon X Machina
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Anniversary Edition
Darksiders Genesis
DARQ: Complete Edition
Dead by Daylight
Dead or School
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
Death Come True
Death end re;Quest 2
Death Stranding
Deep Rock Galactic
Deep the Game
Demon's Souls
Descenders
Desperados III
Destiny 2: Beyond Light
Destroy All Humans!
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
Dirt 5
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories
Disc Room
Disintegration
Doom 64
Doom Eternal
Doraemon Story of Seasons
Dota Underlords
Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Dragon Quest of the Stars
Dragon Quest Rivals Ace
Dragon Quest Tact
Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition
Drake Hollow
Drawn to Life: Two Realms
Dreams
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour
Dungreed
Dweller's Empty Path
EA Sports UFC 4
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers
Empire of Sin
Enlisted
Evergate
Exit the Gungeon
F1 2020
Factorio
Fairy Tail
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Fast & Furious Crossroads
FIFA 21
Fight Crab
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
Florence
Football Manager 2021
Forza Horizon 4
Frostpoint VR: Proving Grounds
Fuser
G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout
Gears Tactics
Genshin Impact
Ghost of Tsushima
Ghostrunner
Ginga Force
Godfall
Golf with Your Friends
Good Job!
Granblue Fantasy Versus
Hades
Hakuoki Shinkai: Ginsei no Shō
Half-Life: Alyx
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix
Haven
Hellpoint
Helltaker
Hero Must Die. Again
Horizon Zero Dawn
Hunt: Showdown
Hyper Scape
Hypercharge: Unboxed
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
I Am Dead
ibb & obb
If Found...
Ikenfell
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Ion Fury
Iron Harvest
John Wick Hex
Journey to the Savage Planet
Jump Force: Deluxe Edition
Jump Rope Challenge
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition
Just Dance 2021
Kandagawa Jet Girls
Katamari Damacy Reroll
Katana Kami: A Way of the Samurai Story
Kentucky Route Zero
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Kingdom Hearts: Dark Road
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory
Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
Kirby Fighters 2
Knights and Bikes
Langrisser I & II
Legends of Runeterra
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Dry Twice
Liberated
Little Town Hero
Lost Wing
Mad Rat Dead
Madden NFL 21
Mafia II: Definitive Edition
Mafia III: Definitive Edition
Mafia: Definitive Edition
Maneater
Manifold Garden
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Marooners
Mars Horizon
Marvel's Avengers
Marvel's Iron Man VR
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
Metal Max Xeno: Reborn
Metro Redux
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Minecraft Dungeons
Misshitsu no Sacrifice
MLB The Show 20
Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON
Monster Energy Supercross 3
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Monstrum
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Mortal Shell
MotoGP 20
MouseCraft
Moving Out
Mr. Driller Drill Land
Murder by Numbers
MX vs. ATV All Out
MXGP 2020
My Friend Pedro
My Hero: One's Justice 2
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto
NASCAR Heat 5
NBA 2K21
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered
New Super Lucky's Tale
NHL 21
Ninjala
Nioh 2
No Man's Sky
No More Heroes
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
No Straight Roads
Observer: System Redux
Octopath Traveler
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty!
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4
One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Othercide
Overcooked: All You Can Eat
Override 2: Super Mech League
Pacer
Panzer Dragoon: Remake
Paper Beast
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Part Time UFO
Patapon 2 Remastered
Pathologic 2
Persona 4 Golden
Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 Strikers
PGA Tour 2K21
Phantasy Star Online 2
PHOGS!
Picross S4
Pikmin 3 Deluxe
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Planet Coaster: Console Edition
Pokémon Café Mix
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
Postal Redux
Praetorians - HD Remaster
Predator: Hunting Grounds
Project CARS 3
Project Warlock
Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha
Psikyo Shooting Stars Bravo
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
Puzzle & Dragons Gold
R.B.I. Baseball 20
Re:Turn – One Way Trip
Remothered: Broken Porcelain
Resident Evil 3
Ride 4
Risk of Rain 2
Robotics;Notes DaSH
Robotics;Notes Elite
Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break
Rocket Arena
Rogue
Rogue Company
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV
Root Film
RPG Maker MV
Rune Factory 4 Special
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected
Saints Row: The Third Remastered
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Sakura Wars
Sam & Max Save the World Remastered
Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time
Samurai Shodown
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sea of Thieves
Serious Sam 4
Serious Sam Collection
Shadowverse: Champion's Battle
Shantae and the Seven Sirens
Shantae: Risky's Revenge – Director's Cut
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster
Shinsekai: Into the Depths
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
Silverio Ragnarok
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl - Gold
Sniper Elite 4
SnowRunner
Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype Definitive Edition
Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!
Space Engineers
Spacelords
Spellbreak
Spelunky 2
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spider-Man: Remastered
Spirit Hunter: NG
Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition
Spiritfarer
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated
Star Renegades
Star Wars Episode I: Racer
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars: Squadrons
State of Decay 2
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
Streets of Rage 4
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Super Mario Bros. 35
Super Mega Baseball 3
Superhot: Mind Control Delete
Superliminal
Surgeon Simulator 2
Sword Art Online: Alicization Lycoris
Synaptic Drive
Tannenberg
Tanuki Sunset
Teamfight Tactics
Tell Me Why
Telling Lies
Tennis World Tour 2
Tetris Effect: Connected
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
The Falconeer
The Last Campfire
The Last of Us Part II
The Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
The Outer Worlds
The Pathless
The Persistence
The Red Lantern
The Walking Dead Onslaught
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners
The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Wonderful 101: Remastered
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
Tokyo Mirage Sessions: FE Encore
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
Torchlight III
Trackmania
Transformers: Battlegrounds
Trials of Mana
Tropico 6
Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure
Twin Mirror
Two Point Hospital
Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!!
Umihara Kawase Fresh!
Umurangi Generation
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]
Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen
Valorant
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York
Vampire: The Masquerade – Night Road
Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York
Vigor
Visage
Vitamin Connection
Void Bastards
Warcraft III: Reforged
Warface
Warframe
Warhammer: Chaosbane
Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate
WARSAW
Wasteland 3
Watch Dogs: Legion
We Were Here Together
Welcome to Elk
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest
Who's Your Daddy?
Wildfire
Windbound
Woodsalt
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
World's End Club
Worms Rumble
Wraith: The Oblivion – The Orpheus Device
WRC 9
WWE 2K Battlegrounds
XCOM 2 Collection
XCOM: Chimera Squad
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
XIII
Yakuza 0
Yakuza 5
Yakuza Kiwami
Yakuza Kiwami 2
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Yoru, Tomosu
Ys: Memories of Celceta
Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution
Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
 

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I haven't got round to launching it yet, but Noita is missing and could be an indie category contender.
 
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Evil Calvin

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A ton of these games are not 2020 games. Ports should not count. Only remakes like FF7RE. Other GAAS like PSO2 and Warframe should not be on here either. Also 80% of these have no chance of winning GOTY. Trim the fat.

Might as well add Pong then.
 
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Danjin44

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For me this the only choice.....
 
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Gonna have to go with Genshin Impact. Despite it's many flaws I got a good mileage out of it. Then Nioh 2.


 

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 was my favorite game this year. I thought they did an excellent job of recreating the old levels, and I'm glad they ported over the mechanics from later games in the franchise like reverts. I've always been a huge fan of the franchise ever since I played the first one as a kid, and I was happy to see it make a return in such a way.

Next to THPS, my runners-up are Doom Eternal and Hades. Doom Eternal was basically Devil May Cry as a first person shooter with another killer Mick Gordon soundtrack, and I had a ton of fun with it despite having gripes with the over-reliance on platforming and upgrade systems. Hades has neat art direction, a great soundtrack, and an addictive gameplay loop.
 

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Between Ghost of Tsushima and Demon's Souls for me. So many others come close, but those two were really special.
 
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What's Symphony of the Night doing there? did they re-re-re-release it? and as much as it would get my vote isn't Pathologic 2 from 2019?
 

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Nioh 2!! Represented good to see.
This is such an overlooked game atm.
People need to get online and play this, especially on the 17th, once the final DLC comes out. It’s such an easier entry level game than the first one. But, I am now plowing through the first one’s DLC easily after beating Nioh 2.
 

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This usually gets stickied after a few days but this is the game list that I'll be using for the game of the year. I will definitely have missed some titles off so rely on a bit of community help to fill them in. I don't try to list every game, just cover the main ones really

Generally I provide a list to start with and if people notice glaring omissions they want to vote for then just post in here and I'll add them ready for the actual vote later in the month. They're alphabetised or Ctrl+F works. If your game isn't there just reply and I'll add it into the seed list ready for votes!

Where the fuck is Knack and Knack II? They were re-released on the PS5.

I'm calling shenanigans.
 
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ULTROS!

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Final Fantasy VII Remake
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Trials of Mana

Those are my favorite games of the year.
 
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Final Fantasy 7 remake and Persona 5 Royal

Personally, I spent more time with my visual pinball cabinet than I did with the consoles this year.... so my write in vote is Star Wars: Death Star Assault table with PuP Pack from Terry Red and SLAMT1LT
 
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