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PostThe GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2018: Voting is now open!
by SerialCeler » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:24 pm

The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2018

Yeah, sorry – it's a bit early, but I'm off on holiday at the start of December so wanted to make sure I did this before I went away.

It's really simple as always to cast your vote in the only game awards that really matter.

What to do now:

1. Copy and paste the voting form (below), fill in your nominations, and post it in this thread. You don’t have to give your reasons, but if you do it makes for a better discussion.
2. You don’t need to vote in every category, just the ones you feel confident to make a nomination.
3. Only one nomination per category please. If you put multiple votes in, I shall just count the first one mentioned.
4. Voting closes at 11.59pm on 13 January 2019, so there is plenty of time to get your votes in.

Voting form:

Best visuals:
Best audio:
Best multiplayer:
Most anticipated game:
GRcade Game of the Year 2018:


Award categories

• Best visuals
This award recognises the game with the best visuals. This could encompass graphics, art style, lighting, animation, etc.
Eligible: Any game released in 2018

Previous winners:
2006: Gears of War
2007: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
2008: Gears of War 2
2009: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2010: God of War III / Mass Effect 2
2011: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
2012: Halo 4
2013: The Last of Us
2014: Driveclub / Mario Kart 8
2015: Splatoon / Star Wars: Battlefront
2016: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


• Best audio
This award recognises the game with the best audio. This could encompass music, score, sound effects, sound editing, sound mixing, voice acting, etc
Eligible: Any game released in 2018

Previous winners:
2006: Gears of War
2007: Super Mario Galaxy
2008: Dead Space
2009: Halo 3: ODST
2010: Halo: Reach
2011: Battlefield 3
2012: Hotline Miami
2013: The Last of Us
2014: Alien: Isolation
2015: Star Wars: Battlefront
2016: Doom
2017: Super Mario Odyssey


• Best multiplayer
This award recognises the game with the best multiplayer (local or online). This should include the game itself, but also accessibility and ease of match-making, etc
Eligible: Any game released in 2018

Previous winners:
2006: Gears of War
2007: Halo 3
2008: Left 4 Dead
2009: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2010: Halo: Reach
2011: Battlefield 3
2012: Nintendoland
2013: Battlefield 4
2014: Mario Kart 8
2015: Splatoon
2016: Overwatch
2017: Splatoon 2


• Most anticipated game
This award recognises the game members of GRcade are most looking forward to that has not yet been released.
Eligible: Any game that has been officially announced (so still no Half-Life 3 please), but not yet released.

Previous winners:
2006: Halo 3
2007: Grand Theft Auto IV
2008: Resident Evil 5
2009: Halo: Reach / Mass Effect 2
2010: Mass Effect 3
2011: Mass Effect 3
2012: The Last of Us
2013: Xenoblade Chronicles X
2014: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2015: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2017: Red Dead Redemption 2


• GRcade Game of the Year 2018
The big one. This award recognises the best game of the year.
Eligible: Any game released in 2018

Previous winners:
2006: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2007: Super Mario Galaxy
2008: Fable II
2009: Uncharted 2
2010: Mass Effect 2
2011: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
2012: The Walking Dead
2013: The Last of Us
2014: Mario Kart 8
2015: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2016: Dark Souls III/ Doom / The Last Guardian
2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Need a reminder of games released in 2018? Here’s a list.

Which games will get your votes?

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2018: Voting is now open!
by ITSMILNER » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:43 pm

Best visuals: Marvel’s Spider-Man
Best audio: Celeste
Best multiplayer: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Most anticipated game: Resident Evil 2 Remake
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Marvel’s Spider-Man

My GOTY was close between Spidey or Celeste but Spidey nicks it as i’ve been a fan since childhood and this is the definitive Spidey experience in my eyes. I will vote for Celeste in the best audio category though as it’s got a fantastic soundtrack that really fits in well with the game as you play through .

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by Gemini73 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:56 pm

*updated*

Best Visuals: Monster Hunter World
Most anticipated game: Days Gone
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Kingdom Come Deliverance

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:59 pm

Will update later.

Best visuals: Yakuza 6
Best audio:
Best multiplayer:
Most anticipated game: The Last of Us 2
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Dead Cells

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2018: Voting is now open!
by Trelliz » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:22 pm

Best visuals: Yakuza 6
Best audio: Yakuza 0
Best multiplayer:
Most anticipated game: Judgement
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Yakuza 0 (out on PC in 2018)

Yakuza is almost the only good thing about the games industry at the moment.

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2018: Voting is now open!
by Rex Kramer » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:14 pm

How about adding a 'Best game not released during 2018 that you've played' or will that result in loads of different games and no clear winner.

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2018: Voting is now open!
by NickSCFC » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:16 pm

Best visuals: Marvel's Spider-man
Best audio: Red Dead Redemption 2
Best multiplayer: PES 2019
Most anticipated game: Last of Us Part II
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Marvel's Spider-man

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by Hime » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:21 pm

Best visuals: Forza Horizon 4
Best audio: Forza Horizon 4
Best multiplayer: Black Ops 4
Most anticipated game: TLOU 2
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: God of War

I should point out that I haven't played Spiderman or RDR2.

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by HSH28 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:41 pm

Best Visuals: God of War
Best Audio: Tetris Effect
Best Multiplayer: Destiny 2: Forsaken
Most Anticipated Game: Cyberpunk 2077
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Marvel Spider-Man

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2018: Voting is now open!
by Robbo-92 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:59 pm

Yeah I've really not bought many new games at all this year either, one I haven't really enjoyed (Octopath Traveller) or not played (XC2 Torna DLC). Only game I've played and loved so far is Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu but that doesn't deserve it in every category but anyway here goes, I'll amend later if I fancy it.

Best visuals: I've not played it (seen it being played mind) but Red Dead Redemption 2 looks stunning.
Best audio: This is one area Pokémon Let's Go does deserve it, the remastered score is just superb and brings back all those memories from playing Red and Blue for the first time.
Best multiplayer: Don't really play multiplayer games these days so I wouldn't even know what to vote for.
Most anticipated game: Animal Crossing Switch
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: From what I've played it'll have to be Pokémon Let's Go

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2018: Voting is now open!
by Mafro » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:35 pm

Best visuals: Yakuza 6
Best audio: Pokemon Let's Go
Best multiplayer: Monster Hunter World
Most anticipated game: Metroid Prime 4
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Monster Hunter World

Japan wins again, Don't think I bought a single western-developed non-indie game this year :lol:

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by Wedgie » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:47 pm

Best visuals: Red Dead Redemption 2.
Best audio: Errrrrrrrrr. Can't really comment on this can I?
Best multiplayer: Nothing. Haven't played one this year.
Most anticipated game: The Last of Us 2 and Resident Evil 2 remake.
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Red Dead Redemption 2.

RDR2 is stunning. A masterpiece in storytelling, graphics, game world, characters. After completing it, I tried to play GTAV and other big sandbox games and all I can think is "This isn't as great as RDR2."

My top 3 games this year:
1) Red Dead Redemption 2.
2) Spider-Man (PS4)
3) Astro Bot (PSVR)

I'm sure God of War will be up there when I'm in the mood to play that game.

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by OrangeRKN » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:13 pm

Best visuals: Octopath Traveler
Best audio: Celeste
Best multiplayer: A Way Out
Most anticipated game: The Last of Us Part II
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Celeste

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by Pedz » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:17 pm

Best visuals: DragonBall Fighterz
Best audio: Sper Smash Bros Ultimate
Best multiplayer: Overcooked 2
Most anticipated game: Metroid Prime 4
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Mega Man 11

I don't think anyone will agree with my choices, bar maybe some with DBFZ.

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by D_C » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:32 pm

Best visuals: Red Dead Redemption 2
Best audio: Pokemon: Let's Go
Best multiplayer:Monster Hunter World
Most anticipated game: Cyberpunk 2077
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Monster Hunter World

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by Monkey Man » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:43 pm

Best visuals: Forza Horizon 4
Best audio: Red Dead Redemption 2
Best multiplayer: Fortnite Battle Royale
Most anticipated game: Halo Infinite
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Red Dead Redemption 2

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by Slayerx » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:29 pm

Best visuals: Fallout 76
Best audio: Fallout 76
Best multiplayer: Fallout 76
Most anticipated game: Fallout 76 Expansions!
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Fallout 76

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by Photek » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:38 pm

Best visuals: Red Dead Redemption 2
Best audio: Sea of Thieves
Best multiplayer: PUBG (Xbox)
Most anticipated game: Halo Infinite
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: PUBG (Xbox)

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by rinks » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:47 pm

Best visuals: Forza Horizon 4
Best audio: Hyper Sentinel
Best multiplayer: No Man's Sky
Most anticipated game: Resident Evil 2
GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

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by Cheeky Devlin » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:12 pm

Best visuals: Read Dead Redemption 2 - Not really got much to say in this category. It's one of the few game this year where I've been blown away by how good everything looks.

Best audio: Tetris Effect - For me audio has really came to the fore with VR in a way that I've never really cared about in normal games. Beat Saber is good shout for this as well, but Mizuguchi absolutely nails the synaesthasia with this. Arguably the game he's been destined to make for me.

Best multiplayer: N/A Not played anything MP at all this year.

Most anticipated game: Metroid Prime 4 - Forget your Zelda, Pokemon, Smash and Mario. Metroid is the Nintendo franchise I love more than any other and a new Prime game is so rare in that series that it couldn't be anything but my most anticipated game.

GRcade Game of the Year 2018: Spider-Man. Insomniac absolutely nailed everything about it this game and it has one defining property that gives it the edge over God of War and Red Dead Redemption. It's fun. Both GOW and RDR2 are technical masterpieces and utterly phenomenal pieces of work, but I can't say I had much "fun" with them. Spider-Man gave me fun by the gallon. Even traversing the game world is enjoyable, not to mention the combat, extensive but not ridiculous side content and overall level of polish.

Honorable Mention: Astro Bot Robot Rescue - It was so very close to edging out Spider-Man. If Spider-Man had been slightly worse, or a bit iffy in places then Astro Bot would have walked this. Whilst I do agree with the description of this being VRs "Mario 64" moment (It really is that good), in reality it plays far more like Mario 3D World. If the Playroom Astro Bot level was a proof of concept then this is the successful execution of that concept. It's an utter joy from the moment you turn it on, with character and charm oozing from every corner. It's level designs are inventive and often very clever. If you have PSVR then this is as close to an essential purchase as anything I can think of.

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