The PC Gamer Game of the Year awards are chosen by our global team. The process works like this: everyone gets six nomination slots for games that came out this year, then we all jump on a call to figure out which of those nominated games deserve awards. We name the awards based on the games we choose, so each year you'll see a slightly different set of categories.
Alongside our awards below, each writer has produced a personal pick. These are games that didn't win any of the main awards,
The Game Awards has an advisory committee which includes representatives from hardware manufacturers Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and AMD, and software publishers Electronic Arts, Activision, Rockstar Games, Ubisoft, Valve, and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. This committee selects around thirty influential video game news organizations that will be able to nominate and subsequently vote on the video games in several categories. The advisory committee otherwise does not participate in the
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The winners of The Game Awards have been announced! God of War from Sony Santa Monica won Game of the Year, and Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 won 4 awards, more than any other title, including Best Performance and Best Narrative.
Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft)
Celeste (Matt Makes Games) God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE) (WINNER)
Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar G