Neogaf GOTY 2018 |OT| Results

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The simple results are at the bottom of this post with voting figures for the top 20. Second post if I'm quick enough will contain the extra categories etc. Enjoy GAF!

Don't forget to 'tweet' the results

#20 - Divinity: Original Sin 2


#19 - Octopath Traveler


#18 - Kingdom come: Deliverance


#17 - Far Cry 5


#16 - Hollow Knight


#15 - A way out


#14 - Hitman 2


#13 - Shadow of the Colussus


#12 - Dead cells


#11 - Forza Horizon 4


#10 - Celeste


#09 - Astro bot


#08 - Dragon Quest XI


#07 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


#06 - Monster Hunter World


#05 - Detroit: Become Human


#04 - Assassin's Creed: Odyssey


#03 - Spider-Man

#02 - Red Dead Redemption 2

#01 - God of War





Extra GAF awards
Outstanding graphical achievement
Winner:
Red Dead Redemption 2
Runner-Up: God of War

Outstanding narrative achievement
Winner:
God of War
Runner-Up: Red Dead Redemption 2

Best co-op/multiplayer experience
Winner:
A way out
Runner-Up: Monster Hunter World

Outstanding OST achievement
Winner:
Red Dead Redemption 2
Runner-Up: God of War

Best post-release support commitment
Winner:
No man's sky
Runner-Up: Fortnite

Outstanding achievement in world building
Winner:
Red Dead Redemption 2
Runner-Up: God of War
 
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Genre Awards
Racing

Forza Horizon 4: 196
F1 2018: 26
ATV Drift & Tricks: 14
NASCAR Heat 3: 9
Onrush: 9

Action

Assassin's Creed Odyssey: 311
Hitman 2: 145
Yakuza 0: 103
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon: 77
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life: 48

Adventure

Red Dead Redemption 2: 868
Spider-Man: 555
Detroit: Become Human: 276
Shadow of the Colossus: 153
A Way Out: 141

Fighting

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 251
Dragon Ball FighterZ: 54
Soulcalibur VI: 30
A Certain Magical Virtual-On: 19
King of Fighters '97 Global Match: 18

FPS

Far Cry 5: 129
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: 58
Battlefield V: 49
Fortnite Battle Royale: 29
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus: 22

(a)RPG

God of War: 1410
Monster Hunter: World: 253
Dead Cells: 174
Nier: Automata: 63
Vampyr: 54

RPG

Dragon Quest XI: 249
Kingdom Come: Deliverance: 110
Octopath Traveler: 109
Divinity: Original Sin II: 108
Valkyria Chronicles 4: 74

Platform

Astro Bot Rescue Mission: 205 (*Technically genre was VR but changed to platform)
Celeste: 203
Hollow Knight: 130
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: 78
Spyro Reignited Trilogy: 32

Shm'up

Ikaruga: 10
Ketsui Deathtiny: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi: 8
Monkey King: Master of the Clouds: 5
Gal*Gun 2: 5
Wild Guns Reloaded: 4


Platform awards
XBOX


Forza Horizon 4: 196
No Man's Sky: 66
Nier: Automata: 63
Sea of Thieves: 43
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice: 30

Playstation

God of War: 1410
Spider-Man: 555
Detroit: Become Human: 276
Shadow of the Colossus: 153
Tetris Effect: 69

Switch

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: 251
Octopath Traveler: 109
Into the Breach: 72
Ark: Survival Evolved: 43
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country: 40

PC


Yakuza 0: 103
Frostpunk: 50
Return of the Obra Dinn: 49
BattleTech: 35
Artifact: 28

Multiplatform

Celeste: 203
Dead Cells: 174
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon: 77
Valkyria Chronicles 4: 74
Dragon Ball FighterZ: 54

God of War 1410
Red Dead Redemption 2 868
Spider-Man 555
Assassin's Creed Odyssey 311
Detroit: Become Human 276
Monster Hunter: World 253
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 251
Dragon Quest XI 249
Astro Bot Rescue Mission 205
Celeste 203
Forza Horizon 4 196
Dead Cells 174
Shadow of the Colossus 153
Hitman 2 145
A Way Out 141
Hollow Knight 130
Far Cry 5 129
Kingdom Come: Deliverance 110
Octopath Traveler 109
Divinity: Original Sin II 108
Yakuza 0 103
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy 78
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 77
Valkyria Chronicles 4 74
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 72
Into the Breach 72
Tetris Effect 69
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom 67
11-11: Memories Retold 67
No Man's Sky 66
Nier: Automata 63
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 58
Subnautica 55
Dragon Ball FighterZ 54
Vampyr 54
Life Is Strange 2 53
Frostpunk 50
Battlefield V 49
Return of the Obra Dinn 49
Dark Souls Remastered 48
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 48
Sea of Thieves 43
Ark: Survival Evolved 43
Firewall: Zero Hour 41
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna – The Golden Country 40
Chasm 40
Bayonetta 2 39
Jurassic World Evolution 38
Overcooked 2 37
BattleTech 35
Yakuza Kiwami 2 34
Spyro Reignited Trilogy 32
Mega Man 11 32
Death's Gambit 32
Bayonetta 31
Soulcalibur VI 30
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice 30
Just Cause 4 30
Go Vacation 30
Fortnite Battle Royale 29
Artifact 28
Agony 28
Battle Chasers: Nightwar 28
Pathfinder: Kingmaker 27
Dragon Quest Builders 26
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana 26
Earth Defense Force 5 26
Moss 26
Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom 26
Guacamelee! 2 26
F1 2018 26
Kirby Star Allies 25
Stardew Valley 25
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 24
FIFA 19 23
Inside 23
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 22
Darksiders III 22
Owlboy 21
X - Pokemon, Let's Go 21
Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise 20
Sonic Mania Plus 19
Luigi's Mansion 19
A Certain Magical Virtual-On 19
X - Beat Saber 19
CrossCode 18
Rust 18
Diablo III: Eternal Collection 18
Minit 18
King of Fighters '97 Global Match 18
Donut County 18
Detective Pikachu 18
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition 17
The Messenger 17
State of Decay 2 17
Starlink: Battle for Atlas 17
The World Ends with You: Final Remix 16
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate 16
Civilization VI: Rise and Fall 16
Darkest Dungeon 16
Undertale 15
Fallout 76 15
Two Point Hospital 14
Surviving Mars 14
South Park: The Fractured but Whole 14
MLB The Show 18 14
Gwent: The Witcher Card Game 14
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 14
Deltarune 14
Castlevania Requiem 14
Bravo Team 14
ATV Drift & Tricks 14
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 13
EA Sports UFC 3 13
Shenmue 13
Shenmue II 12
Northgard 12
Iconoclasts 12
Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology 11
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection 11
SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy 11
Moonlighter 11
Biohazard 7: Resident Evil Cloud Version 11
Assault Gunners HD Edition 11
We Happy Few 10
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II 10
Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido 10
Muv-Luv 10
Ikaruga 10
Chuchel 10
Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game 10
7'scarlet 10
Mario Tennis Aces 9
NBA 2K19 9
NASCAR Heat 3 9
Super Mario Party 9
Onrush 9
GRIP 9
Gal Gunvolt Burst 9
Fallout Shelter 9
Batman: The Enemy Within 9
Insurgency: Sandstorm 8
Don't Starve 8
SteamWorld Dig 8
Shining Resonance Refrain 8
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales 8
Yoku's Island Express 8
X - Below 8
Titan Quest 8
Secret of Mana 8
Night in the Woods 8
Mega Man Legacy Collection 8
Kirby Battle Royale 8
Ketsui Deathtiny: Kizuna Jigoku Tachi 8
Gone Home 8
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT 8
Burnout Paradise Remastered 8
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse 8
Attack on Titan 2 8
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 7
The Banner Saga Trilogy 7
Conan Exiles 7
The Forest 7
South Park: The Stick of Truth 7
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 7
Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams: Owltimate Edition 7
Flinthook 7
Dragalia Lost 7
Dillon's Dead-Heat Breakers 7
Unravel Two 6
Ys: Memories of Celceta 6
Ys Origin 6
WWE 2K19 6
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] 6
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit 6
Sega Genesis Classics 6
Psyvariar Delta 6
Ōkami HD 6
Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk 6
Cosmic Star Heroine 6
Armored Warfare 6
Street Fighter V Arcade Edition 5
Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight 5
Sunless Sea: Zubmariner Edition 5
Yesterday Origins 5
Warriors Orochi 4 5
The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories 5
Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn 5
Parkitect 5
Nintendo Labo: Robot Kit 5
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden 5
Monkey King: Master of the Clouds 5
Happy Birthdays 5
Gal*Gun 2 5
Gal Metal 5
Frantics 5
World to the West 4
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth 4
Wild Guns Reloaded 4
The Crew 2 4
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 4
Saturday Morning RPG 4
Metal Max Xeno 4
Little Nightmares: Complete Edition 4
Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition 4
Farming Simulator 19 4
Death end re;Quest 4
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 4
All-Star Fruit Racing 3
World of Final Fantasy Maxima 3
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux 3
Salt and Sanctuary 3
Limbo 3
Dynasty Warriors 9 3
DJMax Respect 3
Aegis Defenders 3
Metal Gear Survive 2
Boundless 2
WarioWare Gold 2
Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum 'n' Fun! 2
Q.U.B.E. 2 2
Little Dragons Café 2
Firefighters: Airport Fire Department 2
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory 2
Code of Princess EX 2
Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle 2
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings 2
 
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I'm triggered, because God of War @ number 1 is offensively wrong. Rendez-vous in a near-future once the hype machine has died down & people realize its flaws outweigh the positives. Constant repetitive environmental puzzles, backtracking over the same environment again, again & again, excessive pointless loot in a never-ending collectathon marathon which leads nowhere because most of the RPG elements/items are superfluous & repetitive arena battles against samey enemies from beginning until end.

2018 wasn't vintage, but God of War shouldn't be anywhere near the top. If that is the future of AAA gaming, I quit.
 

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These poll results sadly will have the unintended by-effect that they prove that GAF is predominantly Sony minded.

As for Astrobot and Celeste, well.. thats too close of a call, especially when the winner requires extra gear to play it. There could have been a seperate VR bracket covering all VR games as an introduction to the new medium. If VR would be a success, you could have seperate brackets.

That's just me imo. Wish Crash had a bigger and higher score on the list. @cormack12 thanks for the monumental task of doing this, appreciated.
 

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Thanks for putting in the work @cormack12, you've done a fantastic job.

As I figured, the top 3 games are all console exclusives. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure those are fantastic games, but it goes to show that the PC community is largely underrepresented on NeoGAF.
Fortunately we have @dirthead to put balance to what is structural imbalance. ;)
 
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These poll results sadly will have the unintended by-effect that they prove that GAF is predominantly Sony minded.
Nonsense. It just means more people played and enjoyed those games.

I mean look at years when 360 was dominating. God of war 2 was beaten by a bunch of 360 exclusive games deservedly or undeservedly:

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/gaf-games-of-the-year-awards-2007.222830/

On topic A way out at 15 wasn't even a game I had heard of. I'll have to check it out.

Edit: it's co-op too! I'm sold.
 
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Dead Cells, Celeste, and Hollow Knight all in one year. Insane.

I also feel happy to see some Shmup love in the OT. Ketsui lost to Ikaruga? Ah, to be expected.

I encourage any PS4 owner to import a copy of Ketsui Deathtiny [sic]. Exceptional shmup, clean interface, tons of modes including the best practice mode I've ever witnessed in a retail release of a shmup, Bond Develop Mode. If you've ever been intimidated by shmups, this game includes tools and rewards to help your skills improve. It's an incredible achievement, on par with Guilty Gear Xrd's tremendous set of practice tools.
 
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kind of an expected list. Octopath, Hitman 2, and Smash are the only games I have interest in off this list so it makes sense that I spent most of this year working on my backlog.
 
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Nonsense. It just means more people played and enjoyed those games.

I mean look at years when 360 was dominating. God of war 2 was beaten by a bunch of 360 exclusive games deservedly or undeservedly:

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/gaf-games-of-the-year-awards-2007.222830/

On topic A way out at 15 wasn't even a game I had heard of. I'll have to check it out.

Edit: it's co-op too! I'm sold.
I am looking at the amount of votes, and a Sony title vastly outvoted most other things.

I also do not think citing a result from 12 years ago has any prevalence on the industry today. If anything, Console Wars have changed ever so rapidly.

You may say its nonsense, but its boilerplate logic that people with an axe to grind see those results and make their conclusions there.
 
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No Man's Sky: 66
Nier: Automata: 63
Sea of Thieves: 43

So two late PS4 ports beat out the exclusive and much hyped SoT? Wow...
 
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I'm triggered, because God of War @ number 1 is offensively wrong. Rendez-vous in a near-future once the hype machine has died down & people realize its flaws outweigh the positives. Constant repetitive environmental puzzles, backtracking over the same environment again, again & again, excessive pointless loot in a never-ending collectathon marathon which leads nowhere because most of the RPG elements/items are superfluous & repetitive arena battles against samey enemies from beginning until end.

2018 wasn't vintage, but God of War shouldn't be anywhere near the top. If that is the future of AAA gaming, I quit.
God of War winning Neogaf 2018 makes you really want to quit gaming? Seriously how buthurt are you?

This isn't the only website that nominate gow as GOTY, which makes me questioned your motives

If you really have a problem to see a Sony game winning a GOTY so bad that it makes you want to ragequit I'd say you have your own issues mate

I was going to vote for red dead redemption 2 but got lazy in the middle and canceled my voting but seeing post like this really makes me laugh
 
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God of War winning Neogaf 2018 makes you really want to quit gaming? Seriously how buthurt are you?

This isn't the only website that nominate gow as GOTY, which makes me questioned your motives

If you really have a problem to see a Sony game winning a GOTY so bad that it makes you want to ragequit I'd say you have your own issues mate

I was going to vote for red dead redemption 2 but got lazy in the middle and canceled my voting but seeing post like this really makes me laugh
Seriously, God of War is a game of the generation contender. It won the majority of website's GoTY awards, beating out RDR2.

But, it's an exclusive, so there will be a rabid fanbase trying to discredit the game.
 
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Let me guess. Detroit Become Human, Shadow of the Colossus, Dragon Quest XI, Tetris Effect and Astro Bot also are overrated?
Everytime I see other website for GOTY I always see Spiderman and God of War at least in the top three or top five list

This dude writing off those two game on his top ten list are deff the outlier and more like a loud vocal minority
 
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I'm triggered, because God of War @ number 1 is offensively wrong. Rendez-vous in a near-future once the hype machine has died down & people realize its flaws outweigh the positives. Constant repetitive environmental puzzles, backtracking over the same environment again, again & again, excessive pointless loot in a never-ending collectathon marathon which leads nowhere because most of the RPG elements/items are superfluous & repetitive arena battles against samey enemies from beginning until end.

2018 wasn't vintage, but God of War shouldn't be anywhere near the top. If that is the future of AAA gaming, I quit.
Grow up, mate. Just because you don't like a game doesn't mean the game isn't objectively great. It was chosen by the majority for a reason.
 
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Great OP. Thanks for your effort.

What surprised me the most is that RDR2 was considered an Adventure game while AC was defined as action.

I'm surprised at seeing Yakuza 0 as the top PC game.

Other than that is what I thought it was (should be).
 
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Seriously, God of War is a game of the generation contender. It won the majority of website's GoTY awards, beating out RDR2.

But, it's an exclusive, so there will be a rabid fanbase trying to discredit the game.
IMO Rdr2 has lost title of Goty, because of epilogue, which was very disappointed. To be honest until this moment, it was my and probably many others people, Goty of 2018
 
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God of War winning Neogaf 2018 makes you really want to quit gaming? Seriously how buthurt are you?

This isn't the only website that nominate gow as GOTY, which makes me questioned your motives
Your "flippant" detector isn't working so well, I see. Hence why I used the word "triggered", because it's all fun & games anyway, i.e. not to be taken seriously. But if you really imagine there's an "agenda", well, my only agenda would be to express my view on a mediocre overrated game.

I stand by my assessment of God of War & its objectively flawed aspects. The following video concisely detailed the factors I listed myself:


The upgrade system & constant hunt for loot (via repetitive puzzles) serves zero purpose other than padding game length. A good section of the game is eye gougingly boring because finding enchantments, runes & armor doesn't serve an actual purpose in the progression of the game or even in combat. I'd wager half the people praising this thing as the bestest game of the year didn't play on the higher difficulties, nor did they really test its gameplay mechanisms beyond a superficial visual "wow factor".
 
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Your "flippant" detector isn't working so well, I see. Hence why I used the word "triggered", because it's all fun & games anyway, i.e. not to be taken seriously. But if you really imagine there's an "agenda", well, my only agenda would be to express my view on a mediocre overrated game.

I stand by my assessment of God of War & its objectively flawed aspects. The following video concisely detailed the factors I listed myself:


The upgrade system & constant hunt for loot (via repetitive puzzles) serves zero purpose other than padding game length. A good section of the game is eye gougingly boring because finding enchantments, runes & armor doesn't serve an actual purpose in the progression of the game or even in combat. I'd wager half the people praising this thing as the bestest game of the year didn't play on the higher difficulties, nor did they really test its gameplay mechanisms beyond a superficial visual "wow factor".
I understand all your points about the games. Even me could make a vast list of negative aspects of GoW. What I still trying to understand is Its really necessary to write you're quiting gaming because that? I mean, wtf dude? If this is not a hyperbole reaction I can't say what is.
 
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I approve Astro Bot in the top 10 :)

Still haven't played RDR 2 or dad of War yet. I was talked out of the latter by my cousin, who was a bit underwhelmed after the hype. I don't care at all about spiderman so that won't work for me.
 
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I understand all your points about the games. Even me could make a vast list of negative aspects of GoW. What I still trying to understand is Its really necessary to write you're quiting gaming because that? I mean, wtf dude?
Dude, you're too literal in your interpretation of my post, i.e. I posted "I quit" flippantly. Considering I just preordered Resident Evil 2, I'm not exactly really quitting AAA gaming. As for God of War, this was from my playthrough when I beat the dark elf boss:


On "give me a challenge" difficulty, spam square for Atreus to do all the damage & just stand back with Kratos & avoid all damage. That's not good combat.
 
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On that list I have played Hollow Knight and God of War. Both were great and solid GOTY-contenders so no objection there. I hope I can catch up with some of the rest of the games, such as Octopath, Dragon Quest, Spider-Man and Detroit.
 
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IMO Rdr2 has lost title of Goty, because of epilogue, which was very disappointed. To be honest until this moment, it was my and probably many others people, Goty of 2018
No, its because, as impressive its level of detail is, its controls are below-average and many find the moment-to-moment gameplay "boring".

But the main reason RDR2 "lost" (got second place) is even simpler - God of War is better.
 
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On "give me a challenge" difficulty, spam square for Atreus to do all the damage & just stand back with Kratos & avoid all damage. That's not good combat.
To be fair most of the singleplayer games I´ve played can be broken in a similar fashion especially when you get down to the nitty gritty of speedrunning tactics. Just as a random example, anyone familiar with Resident Evil 4 could just casually run past 90% of the enemies and kill every boss with a single rocket, but that doesn´t mean that the core gameplay is bad.