HONOURING THE BEST GAMES OF 2019
Quite recently, this year’s iteration of The Game Awards finally revealed 2019’s top games, as voted by the dedicated panel while considering community feedback. This article will simply serve as a collection of some of the notable winners for all you – do note there were game announcements at the event, but they were all rather underwhelming. Besides gaming, a separate group of categories were dedicated to solely esports.
GAME OF THE YEAR: SEKIRO: SHADOWS dIE tWICE
Couldn’t help but rejoice at the announcement of this year’s game of the year. Year after year, FromSoftware has put out phenomenal titles, defining the genre of RPG through the SoulsBorne series, publishing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to finally receiving the GOTY. The third-person adventure game took many risks in abandoning the traditional format beloved by the community, instead experimenting with a new culture and experimental gameplay. As one who completed the game, I can vouch for the radical sense of immersion that the studio manages, especially during the absolutely riveting gameplay and elegant movement – you truly feel like a ninja in this title. It’s certainly no surprise then, to see the title go on to win Best Action/Adventure Game later on in the evening too.
best action game: Devil May CRY 5
best sports/racing game: Crash team Racing nitro-fueled
BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME: apex legends
best mobile game: Call of duty: mobile
best score/music: Death Stranding
I’ll go on to note that Death Stranding earned a total of 10 nominations, more than any other title. claiming 3 of the awards – the above together with Best Performance (Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff) and Best Game Direction.
best art direction: CONTROL
One of the break-out games of the year, the title had 8 nominations heading into the awards, claiming one of them.
BEST NARRATIVE: DISCO ELYSIUM
Definitely the surprise of the evening, Disco Elysium went on to win three other awards for Best Independent Game, Best Role Playing Game and Fresh Indie Game.
BEST ESPORTS game: League of legends
BEST ESPORTS PLAYER: kYLE “BUGHA” GIERSDORF
BEST ESPORTS TEAM: g2 esports (lol)
best esports event: 2019 LOL WORLD CHAMPS
Those are only a few of the winners revealed at the event. To view the entire list together with all the nominees for each awards, feel free to check out the link.
Let us know if you’re satisfied with The Game Awards in the comments section below – personally, I would have loved to see Metro Exodus take something!