Something went wrong. Try again later

Giant Bomb News


Community GOTY 2019 Winners

All the numbers are here!

Congratulations, Director.
Congratulations, Director.

Hey everyone! These are the results of last year's Community GOTY voting results - the results of which (resultingly) have been resulted below. This year, 3462 of you submitted a top ten list, for a total of 27791 (not everyone always puts in ten games, which is fine) on 828 different games.

(You'll note that these numbers are somewhat smaller than last year - unfortunately I think I did a poor job of promoting the links to the voting story during GOTY. That's my bad and I'll try to be better about it next year! If you missed your opportunity to vote, my apologies!)

Even so, it's interesting to see that (adapted for percentage of voters from this year to last), the votes were spread out across more games in the top ten of these lists. Last year, God of War and Red Dead Redemption II were the clear winners in the weighted poll, and while Control is still well above the other games this year, we're not seeing a situation where last year's #1 game got twice as many weighted votes as the #3 game did. So it seems like there was fewer consensus picks for "best games of the year," which hopefully meant that it was a great year for games!

As per usual, we don't always separate out expansions or new ports in our wiki so if you see stuff like Dragon Quest XI or Destiny 2 you can assume that it's referring to a recent release. Now, if you'll excuse me, I should really get back to Sekiro.

Weighted Votes (1st place counts more than 2nd, and so on)

GameNumber of Votes
2.Outer Wilds696
3.Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice639
4.Resident Evil 2597
5.Fire Emblem: Three Houses467
6.Disco Elysium375
7.The Outer Worlds358
8.Death Stranding340
9.Apex Legends305
10.Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order283
11.Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night256
12.Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers184
13.Devil May Cry 5172
14.Slay the Spire150
15.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare142
16.Pokémon Sword/Shield138
17.Baba Is You131
19.Super Mario Maker 2111
20.Untitled Goose Game104
21.Tetris 99103
22.The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening96
23.Luigi's Mansion 396
24.Mortal Kombat 1178
25.Gears 569
26.Hypnospace Outlaw65
27.Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda64
28.Borderlands 364
29.Kingdom Hearts III63
30.Remnant: From the Ashes56
31.Void Bastards54
32.Sayonara Wild Hearts54
33.Tom Clancy's The Division 248
34.Ring Fit Adventure45
35.Dragon Quest Builders 242
36.Metro Exodus40
37.A Plague Tale: Innocence38
38.Life Is Strange 237
39.Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown36
40.Destiny 232
41.Total War: Three Kingdoms30
42.A Short Hike30
43.Red Dead Redemption II30
44.Astral Chain28
45.Days Gone27
46.What the Golf?26
47.AI: The Somnium Files26
48.Pathologic 226
49.Ape Out25
50.Katana Zero23
52.Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age20
53.Code Vein20
54.Risk of Rain 219
55.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III18
56.Monster Hunter: World18
57.Dicey Dungeons18
59.Children of Morta17
61.Heave Ho15
63.World of Warcraft14
64.River City Girls13
65.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate13
66.Shenmue III13
67.SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech13
69.Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled12
71.Magic: The Gathering Arena11
74.The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan11
75. F1 201911
76.Rebel Galaxy Outlaw11
77.The Surge 210
78.Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition9
79.Telling Lies9
80.Oxygen Not Included9
82.Anno 18009
83.Samurai Shodown9
84.Shovel Knight: King of Cards9
86.Dota Underlords8
87.God of War8
89.MLB The Show 198
90.Later Alligator8
91.Planet Zoo8
92.Dirt Rally 2.08
93.Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to)8
94.Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order8
95.MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries7
96.Beat Saber7
99.Halo: The Master Chief Collection7

Pure Vote Totals

GameNumber of Votes
2.Resident Evil 21446
3.Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice1348
4.Outer Wilds1271
5.The Outer Worlds1254
6.Fire Emblem: Three Houses1065
7.Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order957
8.Apex Legends888
9.Death Stranding832
10.Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night820
11.Disco Elysium746
12.Devil May Cry 5594
13.Pokémon Sword/Shield587
14.Baba Is You534
15.Super Mario Maker 2515
16.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare506
17.Untitled Goose Game495
18.Slay the Spire439
19.Luigi's Mansion 3429
20.The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening413
21.Tetris 99360
22.Gears 5338
23.Mortal Kombat 11338
25.Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers335
26.Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda306
27.Void Bastards255
28.Borderlands 3247
29.Tom Clancy's The Division 2240
30.Remnant: From the Ashes236
31.Kingdom Hearts III233
32.Sayonara Wild Hearts220
33.Hypnospace Outlaw215
34.Ring Fit Adventure186
35.A Plague Tale: Innocence152
36.Metro Exodus150
37.Astral Chain143
38.Dragon Quest Builders 2139
39.What the Golf?138
40.Ape Out133
41.Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown128
42.Life Is Strange 2112
43.Total War: Three Kingdoms109
44.A Short Hike107
45.Katana Zero96
46.Destiny 296
48.Code Vein95
49.Days Gone88
51.AI: The Somnium Files83
52.Dicey Dungeons79
54.Heave Ho76
56.Risk of Rain 269
57.The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan68
58.Red Dead Redemption II65
59.Children of Morta61
60.Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age58
61.SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech58
62.Rebel Galaxy Outlaw54
63.Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled53
64.Pathologic 253
65.Shenmue III52
66.Monster Hunter: World50
69.Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order47
70.River City Girls46
71.The Surge 245
73.Rage 242
74.Dota Underlords42
75.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate42
77.Anno 180039
78. F1 201938
80.Samurai Shodown37
81.Kind Words (lo fi chill beats to write to)35
82.The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III35
83.Neo Cab35
87.Far Cry: New Dawn34
89.Magic: The Gathering Arena33
91.Telling Lies33
92.World of Warcraft32
93.MLB The Show 1932
94.Planet Zoo32
95.Later Alligator31
96.Shovel Knight: King of Cards30
99.Trials Rising29
100.Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition28