While many people might consider GOTY at this point to be the one that takes the crown at The Game Awards, there are plenty of other award shows, and of course individual tier lists for sites or creators.
But no Golden steering wheel It’s a very big game, and the list of winners suggests there’s a big favorite in the biggest GOTY season. Baldur’s Gate 3 won the show’s “Ultimate GOTY” award, along with six other categories.
Furthermore, Final Fantasy XIV, Starfield, Tears of the Kingdom, Alan Wake 2, and Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty all received awards. Here’s the full list, and it’s an interesting look at the potential prizes to come:
- Ultimate GOTY – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Best Nonfiction – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Best Visual Design – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Best Gaming Community – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Best Supporting Performance – Neil Newburn as Astarion (Baldur’s Gate 3)
- Studio of the Year – Larian Studios (Baldur’s Gate 3)
- Best PC Game of the Year – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Best Game Expansion – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
- Best Game Trailer – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
- Best Soundtrack – Final Fantasy XVI
- Best Lead Performance – Ben Starr as Clive (Final Fantasy XVI)
- Best Multiplayer Game – Mortal Kombat 1
- Best India Game – Sea of Stars
- Best VR Game: Horizon Call of the Mountain
- Best Live Streaming Game – Valorant
- Prize Still Playing – No Man’s Sky
- Breakthrough Prize – Cocoon
- Best Gaming Consoles – PS VR2
- PlayStation game of the year – Resident Evil 4
- Xbox Game of the Year – Starfield
- Nintendo Game of the Year – Kingdom Tears
- Most Wanted Prize – Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
- Critics’ Choice Award – Alan Wake 2
Critics love Alan Wake 2, and despite the lone win here, since the Game Awards are a large number of critics voting, it seems likely that the main contender will be the one that will take on Baldur’s Gate 3 for the GOTY. However, it’s very hard not to see Baldur win. I mean, look at this sweep.
How true is Golden Joystick with their previous choices? Draw your own conclusions. Elden Ring won the 2022 GOTY, Resident Evil Village won the 2021 GOTY, The Last of Us Part II won the 2020 GOTY, Resident Evil 2 won the 2019 GOTY, Fortnite won the 2018 GOTY, Breath of the Wild won the 2017 GOTY and I’ll probably stop At this point. I think they really like Resident Evil, huh.
I’ll reveal my pick a bit here, but yes, I expect Baldur to take home the grand prize, along with at least a few others on the Game Awards, but she’ll likely get a lot of other lists as well.
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