2021

Overall Game of the Year

Runners-up


 
Award Totals

  • It Takes Two - 84
    • Media Outlets: 64 | Readers' Choice: 20
  • Resident Evil Village - 58
    • Media Outlets: 27 | Readers' Choice: 31
  • Forza Horizon 5 - 53
    • Media Outlets: 34 | Readers' Choice: 19
  • Deathloop - 37
    • Media Outlets: 31 | Readers' Choice: 6
  • Metroid Dread - 34
    • Media Outlets: 28 | Readers' Choice: 6
  • Halo Infinite - 26
    • Media Outlets: 20 | Readers' Choice: 6
  • Returnal - 22
    • Media Outlets: 19 | Readers' Choice: 3
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - 19
    • Media Outlets: 18 | Readers' Choice: 1
  • Psychonauts 2 - 17
    • Media Outlets: 17 | Readers' Choice: 0
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - 13
    • Media Outlets: 11 | Readers' Choice: 2
  • Inscryption - 9
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale - 3
  • Halo Infinite (multiplayer) - 3 
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits - 3
  • Shin Megami Tensei V - 3
  • Tales of Arise - 3 
  • Unpacking - 3
  • Age of Empires IV - 2
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut - 2
  • Far Cry 6 - 2
  • Lost Judgment - 2
  • Monster Hunter Rise - 2
  • Nier Replicant ver. 122474487139... - 2
  • Back 4 Blood - 1
  • Before Your Eyes - 1
  • Black Book - 1
  • Blue Reflection: Second Light - 1
  • Death's Door - 1
  • Emily Is Away <3 - 1 
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker - 1
  • Hitman 3 - 1
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 - 1
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors - 1
  • Loop Hero - 1
  • NEO: The World Ends with You - 1
  • Old World - 1
  • Out of Line - 1
  • Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous - 1 
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - 1
  • Scarlet Nexus - 1 
  • The Artful Escape - 1
  • The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles - 1
  • The Forgotten City - 1
  • Wildermyth - 1
  • Valheim - 1
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (PC Version only) - 1 (counted toward 2020)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 - 1 (counted toward 2020)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - 1 (counted toward 2020)

Winners by Media Outlet

























































    The following awards do not count toward the totals for the reasons listed beside them. This is meant to serve as examples of the types of awards that are ineligible for inclusion; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

  • Develop:Star Awards (UK): Returnal (unusual qualifying period excludes more than half of the year; only one finalist competing from 2021)
  • Japan Game Awards (JP, tie): Ghost of Tsushima & Monster Hunter Rise (unusual fiscal year qualifying period runs April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, excluding more than half of the year) 
  • G4TV - Xplay (US): Psychonauts 2 (Xplay relaunched November 2021; media outlets need to produce content for more than half of the year to be eligible for that year)
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