With the December 12 Game Awards show fast approaching, the nominees for Game of the Year have been released. A couple may surprise you...
Remedy & 505 Games
A mind-bending supernatural adventure filled with fast-paced superpowered action, Control is the story of Jesse Faden, who finds herself caught in the midst of a deadly conflict between a secret government agency and otherworldly forces invading and corrupting ordinary reality.
Kojima Productions & Sony Interactive Entertainment
The game is set in an apocalyptic United States, where a cataclysmic event known as the "Death Stranding" caused "Beached Things" ("BTs") — invisible creatures originating from the "Beach", a land said to be the link to the afterlife — to begin roaming the Earth. BTs cause explosions known as "voidouts" when they consume the dead by necrosis and produce rain known as "Timefall" that rapidly ages and deteriorates whatever it hits. These events damaged the country's infrastructure, leading its remaining population to confine themselves to remote colonies known as "KNOTs", which form the remaining "United Cities of America".
Bandi Namco & Sora & Nintendo
An interesting selection here as the game did not come out in 2019 but it had just missed the cut off date of the 2018 awards so it was allowed to take part in 2019. The game follows the series' traditional style of gameplay: controlling one of various characters players must use differing attacks to weaken their opponents and knock them out of an arena. It features a wide variety of game modes, including a campaign for single-player and multiplayer versus modes. Ultimate includes every playable character from all previous Super Smash Bros. games, along with several newcomers, for a total of over 80.
Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. Players control police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to escape from Raccoon City during a zombie apocalypse. It is a remake of the 1998 game by the same name, the second installment in the Resident Evil video game series.
From Software & Activision
The game takes place in a fictionalized, magical version of the Sengoku period in Japan, and follows a shinobi known as Wolf as he attempts to take revenge on a samurai clan who attacked him and kidnapped his lord.
Gameplay is focused on stealth, exploration, and combat, with a particular emphasis on boss battles. Although most of the game takes place in fictional areas, some areas are inspired by real-world buildings and locations in Japan.
The game is set in an alternate future that diverged in 1901, when U.S. President William McKinley is not assassinated by Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition. As a result, Theodore Roosevelt never succeeded him, allowing large business trusts to dominate society well into the future, where megacorporations have begun colonizing and terraforming alien planets, to varying results. Originally bound for the furthest reaches of the galaxy, a colony ship's faster-than-light travel goes astray, leaving it abandoned at the edge of colony space. The player character is awakened by a mad scientist named Phineas Welles from cryosleep only to find that most of the passengers are still in hibernation and begins a journey to the nearby colony of Emerald Vale. The game features several factions and a branching story that reacts to the player's choices.
I was a little surprised to see Resident Evil 2 on the list. Don't get me wrong, I love the game. I've loved it since it first came out back in 1998 and here we are, 21 years later and it's nominated for the game of the year award for a remake? Seems a little silly to me but what do you think? What game do you think deserves to be crowned Game of the Year? Let us know and Let your voice be heard by voting
Check out all the category nominees below!