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Community Game Of The Year 2016 Voting Results

Doom comes up big in this year's tally of community Games of the Year.

DOOM was GOOD.
DOOM was GOOD.

By most accounts, 2016 was a pretty darn good year for games, and that apparently even includes your own account! Late last year we opened up the voting for our Community 2016 Games of the Year, let people vote through early January, then tallied the results and, well...here we are.

This year, 5,795 of our readers submitted a list of up to 10 games. Not everyone put ten games on their list, so the total number of votes totaled up to 48,506 votes on a total of 1,061 different games. Any game in the database could be submitted, so some of those games were no doubt not actually released in 2016, but most of the games on the lists below do indeed seem to be valid votes. We allowed the inclusion of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as many of you seemed jazzed by the Blood and Wine expansion pack for the game.

The top of the top results aren't so far off from our editor's results (for reference, you can find those Games of the Year right over here.) The main difference is obviously that DOOM managed to take the first slot in both pure votes and weighted votes, edging out the editors' pick of Hitman in both categories. Of the editors' top 10 games, Superhot, Thumper, and Hyper Light Drifter didn't quite manage to pick up the groundswell of community support needed to get them onto the top 10 community lists, to the benefit of Uncharted 4, Dark Souls III, and Firewatch. Also note that it looks like more than a few voters were confused by a search result for a game called Inside from 2012, but not to the point where Inside from 2016 would've been bumped up more than a spot or so on the lists.

This first list is a simple count of the times that each game received a single vote:

GameNumber of Votes
1.Doom1891
2.Overwatch1431
3.Hitman1391
4.Titanfall 2801
5.Uncharted 4: A Thief's End694
6.Stardew Valley682
7.The Witness672
8.Dark Souls III653
9.Firewatch347
10.Inside346
11.Final Fantasy XV338
12.Pokémon Sun/Moon265
13.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt231
14.Dishonored 2224
15.Forza Horizon 3205
16.Superhot197
17.Battlefield 1190
18.XCOM 2183
19.Sid Meier's Civilization VI176
20.Hyper Light Drifter163
21.Deus Ex: Mankind Divided146
22.The Last Guardian137
23.Gears of War 4121
24.Darkest Dungeon116
25.World of Warcraft: Legion109
26.Watch Dogs 2105
27.Tom Clancy's The Division99
27(t).Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE99
29.Ratchet & Clank97
30.Stellaris91
31.Mafia III90
32.Inside87
33.Oxenfree78
34.Overcooked!76
35.Total War: Warhammer72
35(t).Thumper72
37.Fire Emblem Fates68
38.Street Fighter V61
38(t).Picross 3D: Round 261
38(t).Let It Die61
41.No Man's Sky57
42.Rise of the Tomb Raider55
43.Enter the Gungeon53
44.Abzû51
45.Furi49
45(t).Factorio49
45(t).Devil Daggers49
45(t).Salt and Sanctuary49
49.Pokémon Go47
50.Planet Coaster47

The second list here is weighted. Games that were ranked in the first slot of a Top Ten list would be weighted much more heavily than games in the #10 spot, for example. The numbers might not make sense when compared to the vote totals above, but I'm told they're based on fractions instead of whole numbers! Hope that makes sense! Math!

GameNumber of Votes (Weighted)
1.Doom3653
2.Hitman2956
3.Overwatch2941
4.Titanfall 22338
5.Uncharted 4: A Thief's End1842
6.Dark Souls III1837
7.Stardew Valley1782
8.The Witness1691
9.Firewatch1409
10.Inside1245
11.Final Fantasy XV1041
12.Superhot933
13.Pokémon Sun/Moon896
14.Battlefield 1797
15.Dishonored 2783
16.Forza Horizon 3732
17.Sid Meier's Civilization VI713
18.Deus Ex: Mankind Divided685
19.XCOM 2681
20.Hyper Light Drifter596
21.Gears of War 4574
22.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt530
23.Watch Dogs 2514
24.Ratchet & Clank482
25.Darkest Dungeon480
26.Tom Clancy's The Division459
27.Mafia III443
28.The Last Guardian428
29.Stellaris372
30.Overcooked!368
31.Oxenfree360
32.World of Warcraft: Legion351
33.Thumper326
34.Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE325
35.No Man's Sky317
36.Inside305
37.Abzû293
38.Fire Emblem Fates275
39.Let It Die249
40.Enter the Gungeon247
41.Street Fighter V243
42.Pokémon Go241
43.Devil Daggers224
44.Rise of the Tomb Raider224
45.Total War: Warhammer222
46.Picross 3D: Round 2216
47.Furi216
48.Salt and Sanctuary202
49.Dragon Quest Builders193
50.Planet Coaster185

If you read this far, you deserve this!