The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)

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PostThe GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by SerialCeler » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:52 pm

The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019

While you can already vote for your games of the decade here, this is the place to pick out the stars of 2019.

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 10 January 2020, 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 2019:


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 2019

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
2018: Red Dead Redemption 2


• 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 2019

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
2018: Red Dead Redemption 2


• 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 2019

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
2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


• 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
2018: The Last of Us II


• GRcade Game of the Year 2019
The big one. This award recognises the best game of the year.
Eligible: Any game released in 2019

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
2018: Spider-man


Need a reminder of games released in 2019? Here’s a list.

Which games will get your votes? :toot:

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PostThe GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by ITSMILNER » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:16 pm

Best visuals: Concrete Genie

Best audio: Astral Chain

Best multiplayer:

Most anticipated game: Marvel’s Avengers

GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Katana Zero

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Peter Crisp » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:39 pm

I'm just going to vote for the Baldur's Gate 2 remake as winner in every category.

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Clarkman » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:47 pm

Best visuals: Resident Evil 2
Best audio: Sayonara Wild Hearts
Best multiplayer: Tetris 99
Most anticipated game: The Legend of Zelda: BotW 2/sequel
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Resident Evil 2

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Venom » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:51 pm

Most anticipated game:
Cyberpunk 2077.

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Peter Crisp » Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:53 pm

Best Visuals: Days Gone
Best Audio: Metro Exodus
Best Multiplayer: Borderlands 3
Most Anticipated Game: Last of Us 2
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Days Gone

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Wedgie » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:49 pm

Best Visuals: Concerte Genie
Best Audio: No clue as I’m deaf lol
Best MP: Borderlands 3
Most Anticapted Game: Resident Evil 3
Game of the Year: Resident Evil 2.

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Tafdolphin » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:51 pm

DRAFT

Best visuals: Read Dead Redemption 2 PC

This is undisputed as far as I'm concerned as this is one of the best looking games I've ever played, both in technical grunt and art design. The whole thing is constantly jaw dropping, from sweeping vistas to murky swamps. Nothing short of stunning

Best audio:

Best multiplayer: Destiny 2 Shadowkeep

Haven't played any other MP games except TF2 and that came out too long ago.

Most anticipated game: Cyberpunk 2077.

There are so many red flags around this that my anticipation has been massively dimmed, but it says a lot that it's still my number one anticipated game for 2020. If it follows through on its promise it might be revolutionary in a way we haven't seen since GTA 3

GRcade Game of the Year 2019:

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Balladeer » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:16 pm

Best visuals: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Best audio: Sayonara Wild Hearts
(actually Tangle Tower for its voice acting but nobody else will vote for this)
Best multiplayer: Pokémon Sword/Shield (slim pickings)
Most anticipated game: Breath of the Wild 2
Game of the year: Untitled Goose Game

I’d do comments if I thought anybody would read them. :shrug:

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Photek » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:18 pm

Best Visuals: Gears 5
Best Audio: DayZ
Best MP: Modern Warfare
Most Anticapted Game: Halo Infinite
Game of the Year: DayZ

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Captain Kinopio » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:07 pm

Best visuals: Resident Evil 2
Best audio: Resident Evil 2
Best multiplayer:
Most anticipated game: Resident Evil 3
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Resident Evil 2

The RE Engine is a gift.

Normally I’m an advocate for keeping categories slimmed down but it’s a shame this year not to be able to give something to Control or Sekiro.

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Kriken » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:54 am

Best visuals: Devil May Cry 5
Best audio: Pokemon Sword and Shield
Best multiplayer: Tetris 99
Most anticipated game: Breath of the Wild 2
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Devil May Cry 5

Visually Astral Chain looks really cool but not actually played it. So it'd feel weird voting for it and I can't completely be sure on it.

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by SMPL » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:06 am

Most anticipated game: Elden Ring
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Sekiro

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by SugarDave » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:14 am

Best visuals: Resident Evil 2
Best audio: Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Best multiplayer: Gears 5
Most anticipated game: Cyberpunk 2077
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Disco Elysium

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by fry87 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:12 am

Best visuals: Gears 5
Best audio: Luigi's Mansion 3
Best multiplayer: eFootball PES 2020
Most anticipated game: The Last of Us 2
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Days Gone

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Preezy » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:18 am

Best visuals: Blasphemous (Switch)
Best audio: Untitled Goose Game (Switch)
Best multiplayer: N/A
Most anticipated game: Cyberpunk 2077
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Untitled Goose Game (Switch)

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Zilnad » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:55 am

Best visuals: Resident Evil 2
Best audio: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Best multiplayer: Death Stranding
Most anticipated game: Resident Evil 3
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Disco Elysium

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Trelliz » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:38 am

Best visuals: Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PC)
Best audio: Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PC)
Best multiplayer:
Most anticipated game: Yakuza 7
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Yakuza Kiwami 2

I don't think I've played anything released this year, so shoeing in Yakuza as much as possible as Kiwami 2 came out on PC this year. If the RE2 remake is eligible then so is this.

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by Dual » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:53 pm

Best visuals: Untitled Goose Game
Best audio: Untitled Goose Game
Most anticipated game: Cyberpunk
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Untitled Goose Game

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PostRe: The GRcade Game of the Year Awards 2019 (voting now open, deadline 10 January 2020)
by OrangeRKN » Mon Dec 16, 2019 2:27 pm

These votes are all over the place, mine included - I think the winners are going to be close and without much consensus!

Best visuals: River City Girls
Best audio: River City Girls
Best multiplayer: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
Most anticipated game: The Last of Us Part II
GRcade Game of the Year 2019: Death Stranding

Best visuals and best audio: River City Girls

The quality and quantity of hand-drawn animation in this game is immense, it can't have come cheap (and is probably why Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San, one of the other two River City Ransom games released this year, seemingly suffered from no budget whatsoever). It has to be seen in motion to be fully appreciated.

The cel animation and animated manga cutscenes are wonderful, and you can hear the excellent english voice acting here too (only watch the start if you don't want spoilers):


All of the pixel art is great, but the character animations in particular are sublime (skip ahead a little into the different attack animations and combos for the real good stuff, like rainbow-dabbing):


The soundtrack is extremely good throughout, here is my favourite vocal track:


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