Part 1 (Listen to how we decided these winners here):

1) What Took So Long? – Sponsored by Titanfall 2

  1. Omori
  2. That Dragon, Cancer
  3. Pokémon X

2) Biggest Gaming News

  1. Microsoft In Talks to Acquire Activision/Blizzard
  2. Games Media Layoffs (Game Informer/Fanbyte/Gerstmann, G4, IGN, Gamespot, Giant Bomb, Vox)
  3. WATA/Retro Game Market Manipulation

3) Best Look

  1. Horizon: Forbidden West
  2. Frogun
  3. Pokémon: Legends Arceus

4) Best New Addition 

  1. Vampire Survivors (non-predatory monetization with gambling aesthetics)
  2. Fortnite (No Build Mode)
  3. Rollerdrome (tricks earn ammo, ammo earns kills)

5) Best Repolished Oldie: Sponsored By Super Mario 3D World/Bowser’s Fury

  1. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection
  2. Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Collection
  3. Resident Evil 2

Part 2 (Listen to how we decided these winners here):

6) Most Polarizing: Sponsored by 12 Minutes

  1. Pokemon Scarlet/Violet
  2. The Callisto Protocol
  3. Neon White

7) Best Action/Adventure Game: Sponsored by Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy)

  1. Elden Ring
  2. God of War: Ragnarok
  3. Midnight Fight Express

8) Most Welcoming

  1. Vampire Survivors
  2. Nobody Saves the World
  3. The Quarry

9) Games That We Got Lost In This Year: Sponsored by Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle

  1. Vampire Survivors
  2. PowerWash Simulator
  3. Pokemon: Legends Arceus

10) Best Online/Ongoing Game: Sponsored by Knockout City

  1. Rumbleverse
  2. Fortnite
  3. Marvel Snap

Part 3 (Listen to how we decided these winners here):

11) Zeitgeist of the Year: Sponsored by Forza Horizon 5

  1. Wordle
  2. Elden Ring
  3. Steam Deck

12) Best Performance: Sponsored by Erika Mori (Life is Strange: True Colors)

  1. Manon Gage (Immortality)
  2. Christopher Judge (God of War: Ragnarok)
  3. Siobhan Williams (The Quarry)

13) Best Ensemble: Sponsored by Mantis (Guardians of the Galaxy)

  1. The Cast of God of War: Ragnarok
  2. The Cast of Horizon Forbidden West
  3. The Cast of The Quarry

14) Best “Moment”

  1. Seeing Behind the Curtain in Immortality
  2. That REVEAL In God of War: Ragnarok (All The Pieces Ain’t Welding Together True)
  3. The REVEAL at the end of Pokémon Legends Arceus

15) The Indie Darling: Sponsored by Road 96

  1. Vampire Survivors
  2. Immortality
  3. Midnight Fight Express

Part 4 (Listen to how we decided these winners here):

5) Best RPG: Sponsored by Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Nobody Saves the World
  3. Horizon: Forbidden West

17) Best Gun Game: Sponsored by Halo Infinite

  1. Rollerdrome
  2. Metal: Hellsinger
  3. Nightmare Reaper

18) Games That Cultivate Our Inner Zen: Sponsored by Omno

  1. Tinykin
  2. PowerWash Simulator
  3. Guess The Game

19) Biggest Fumble: Sponsored by GTA Trilogy: Definitive Edition

  1. Saints Row
  2. Gotham Knights
  3. Nintendo Switch

20) Game of the Year (Top 5)

  1. Elden Ring
  2. God of War: Ragnarok
  3. Immortality
  4. Horizon Forbidden West
  5. Pokemon Legends Arceus

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