It’s that time of year again! You’ve heard us argue about these games over the last month, but it’s time to finally reveal the winners of all of our categories, including the coveted Game of the Year! This page will plainly list out all of the winners in all 20 of our categories. If you would like to listen to how we came to these conclusions, you can listen to our deliberation podcasts. All of them can be found here, but each episode will be linked in each part of this article. So, without further ado, let’s get down now!\ Part 1(Listen to how we decided these categories here) What Took So Long?: Sponsored by What Remains of Edith Finch 1) Titanfall 22) Bayonetta3) Pokemon Sword/Shield Best Live Game: Sponsored by No Man’s Sky 1) Animal Crossing: New Horizons2) Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker3) Apex Legends Best Repolished Oldie: Sponsored by Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 1) Super Mario 3D World/Bowser’s Fury2) Mass Effect: Legendary Edition3) Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Best Role Playing Game: Sponsored by Persona 5: Royal 1) Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl2) Mass Effect: Legendary Edition3) Scarlet Nexus Most Polarizing Game 1) 12 Minutes2) MLB 21: The Show3) Battlefield 2042 Part 2 (Listen to how we decided these categories here) Best Action Adventure Game: Sponsored by Ghost of Tsushima 1) Guardians of the Galaxy2) Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart3) It Takes Two Best Gun Game: Sponsored by Doom Eternal 1) Halo: Infinite2) Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart3) Outriders Most Anticipated 2022 Games Sea of StarsSomervillePokémon Legends ArceusHorizon Forbidden WestForspoken Most Addictive Game: Sponsored by Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1) Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle2) Cookie Clicker3) Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Best Online Game: Sponsored by Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 1) Knockout City2) Rocket League3) Aliens: Fireteam Elite Part 3 (Listen to how we decided these categories here) Best Score/Soundtrack 1) Knockout City (The Soundlings) 2) Deltarune (Toby Fox) 3) Life is Strange: True Colors (Novo Amor, Gabrielle Aplin, MxMtoon, etc.) Best Non-Violent Game: Sponsored by Spiritfarer 1) Omno2) Unpacking3) Forza Horizon 5 Zeitgeist of the Year: Sponsored by Among Us 1) Forza Horizon 52) Valheim3) Unpacking Strongest Vibe 1) Exo One2) Wavetale3) Chicory: A Colorful Tale Best Performance 1) Erika Mori – Alex Chen (Life is Strange: True Colors)2) Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez – Mantis (Guardians of the Galaxy)3) Maggie Robertson – Alcina Dimitrescu (Resident Evil: Village) Biggest Disappointment 1) Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition2) MLB Games on Consoles (RBI Baseball & MLB The Show 21)3) 12 Minutes Best Narrative: Sponsored by Tell Me Why 1) The Forgotten City2) Inscryption3) Life is Strange: True Colors Best Character 1) Mantis (Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy)2) Alex Chen (Life is Strange: True Colors)3) Rivet (Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart) Best Indie Game 1) Road 962) Inscryption3) The Forgotten City Part 5 (Listen to how we decided these categories here) Game of the Year The Forgotten CityGuardians of the GalaxyInscryptionIt Takes TwoLife Is Strange: True ColorsRatchet and Clank: Rift ApartKnockout CityScarlet NexusPsychonauts 2Resident Evil: Village Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related One Response The Player's Club Podcast Ep 85: The Surprising Yet Middling February 2022 Nintendo Direct - VGU.TV February 10, 2022 […] VGU.TV’s Official 2021 Game of the Year Awards […] Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.