Giant Bomb GOTY Results

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So unless I missed it, it looks like there wasn't any text based recaps of the Giant Bomb GOTY award winners. Which is a bummer but that is an entirely separate conversation. So I decided to put that together myself so that people, mostly me, could have an easy thing to reference and copy and paste from. Feel free to talk about these results if you want, all I ask is that we skip the discussions about the change in format or number of awards for this thread. There are so many other places on this site to talk about that stuff.

Also, uh, "spoilers" for the awards I guess.

Best Music

  • Winner: Outer Wilds
  • Hypnospace Outlaw
  • Ape Out

Best Style

  • Winner: Control
  • Ape Out
  • Later Alligator

Cool Multiplayer Thing of the Year

  • Winner: Apex Legends
  • Kind Words
  • Death Stranding

Best Story

  • Winner: Outer Wilds
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Judgement

Game of the Year

  1. Winner: Outer Wilds
  2. Control
  3. Apex Legends
  4. Mortal Kombat 11
  5. Resident Evil 2
  6. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  7. Ring Fit Adventure
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  9. Disco Elysium
  10. Judgement
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Bless you. I was just thinking about this after listening to the last podcast and forgetting all the winners.

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Thanks, glad someone could be bothered.

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Thanks! I haven't played Control or Outer Wilds so I skipped everything after day 1.

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Thanks for this, dunno why they neglected to do this themselves this year

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The whole GOTY thing was very lack luster this year. :(

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5 categories.

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It's crazy that they didn't have an article go up this year.

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This would have been a great year to do best new character.

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Thanks dude. I wonder what games won what but I don't have the time to listen to all those podcasts.

Didn't realise there was so few categories though this year.

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I like the selections and heartedly agree with their choices.

I do WISH they had some of the "fun categories" this year, like Best Mobile/Handheld, Most Disappointing, Best Moment or Sequence. and Best Character.

I get that they don't want to have 97 hrs of podcasting, but the solution is not less categories it is to stop people from retreading the same ground arguments for the same games. To be honest, they should spend only two days talking about ALL the games. Then pre-cut the lists for each category to ten choices. Just say at the start this was the first list of contenders and we have cut it down to these 10 - period. That way if they want to list 20 games that WERE in contention -fine- but that next hours of discussion is done on just the pre-culled list. Then the discussions that matter can occur on only those ten games.

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#12  Edited By Seikenfreak

Appreciate it. For the first time, I didn't listen to the GOTY podcasts. Ended up listening to other places. I usually eagerly look forward to GB's but based on the games this year and GB stuff in general, I kinda didn't care. Seeing this list (I actually clicked in, then was like.. nah, I might wanna listen.. then thought.. actually, not really and clicked back in) helped me put the nail in that coffin.

Looks as I expected. I played one game, two if you count Death Stranding not in GOTY, on that entire list. They're into different stuff. Also disappointed to see they cut down the categories.

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@alexw00d: It was only two days of deliberations this year. Day 5 was the top 10, day 4 was everything else. Days 1-3 were a three-part release calendar reading with some editorial comments.

So, if you wanted to listen to these categories, it’s actually the easiest it’s been since the single 2008 GOTY podcast.