#21. @ffff0's Turtle - 6 points
#1: 1 (ffff0)
HM: 1 (Phbz)
The honorary #21, which was robbed of proper representation due to those pesky eligibility rules.
Still felt it deserved a shout-out!
Boom! What a landslide!
Here's my recap:
I've played (and completed!) 9 out of these 25 games. The ones I'm hoping to play in the future: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Valkyria Chronicles 4, Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden.
Thanks again to everyone who participated and voted with your hearts! I love making those and feel like we always end up with a great representation of most people's tastes.
Now time for the intense battle for GOTY 2019 between Yoshi's Crafted World and Biomutant!
So that was the closest fight for 1st place I can remember! And it was a crazy rollercoaster at all levels.
Let's break it down:
I've played 8 out of these 20 games. The ones I still might play: Ghost of Tsushima, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Half-Life: Alyx (if I ever get VR), Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Cyberpunk 2077 (if there's ever a remake/director's cut).
Thank you to all 35 voters, we ended up with a very solid list as usual!
As a final note, I'd like to announce that I'll be stepping down from organizing those votes from now on, I'm feeling less motivated than before and the year ahead is shaping up to be very busy for me at work. @JDINCINERATOR has already offered to pick up the torch, and anyone is free to come up with their own version (kudos to @Exist-2-Inspire who was the original creator of this format!).
I'll still very eagerly participate in any future events!
And it's over!
50 people voted, that's great, thank you!
I will start revealing the Top 50 Games of the Decade tomorrow.
We did it, phew! I'm super happy with the way this list turned out, I think we can be proud of our collective taste!
Let's recap everything: 50 people voted, and 202 our of the 240 eligible games received at least a vote. That's about 4 unique games per voter, so a great spread which shows how diverse everybody's preferences are.
Overall representation per year
Top 50 representation per year
Top 12 representation per year
As we saw, the top 12 was heads and shoulders above the rest with a 64 point gap.
Overall representation per publisher
Top 50 representation per publisher
Top 12 representation per publisher
Games with no votes
I wasn't sure whether to include this because the point isn't to name and shame, but in the name of being exhaustive, here goes:
Additional info about games
Now... let's list everything else I guess!
I've played 28 games out of our top 50. The ones I'm still planning to play one day: Persona 5 (Royal), Mass Effect 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Horizon Zero Dawn, Outer Wilds, Return of the Obra Dinn, Xenoblade Chronicles. Ugh, there's some big boys in there.
I'll make sure to post these results in the next Community Showcase, but feel free to remind me just in case! The next thread of this kind will be the 2020 GOTY, early next year, I need a break now.
Thanks again to everyone who participated, it was epic!
Hey everyone, I've noticed a rise in hostility around these parts in the past few days/weeks and I feel the need to remind everyone of the EZA motto, Love & Respect.
This is E3, it should be the most exciting time of the year, and I'm seeing many pointless, endless arguments.
I would hate for this forum to become another Reddit dominated by "edgy" cynicism.
Of course we can be critical of games we don't like, we can disagree, but please try to remain civil and keep the negativity and aggressiveness down.
This has been one of the most entertaining GOTY races to follow for me, it was a lot tighter than the final scores suggest, and multiple games held first place at some point.
I've played 7 out of these 25 games. The ones I still want to play: The Outer Worlds, Astral Chain, Metro Exodus, Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds, Gears 5, Judgment.
Thank you to everyone who participated, you made this super fun! And I always really appreciate the conversations each reveal triggers, it's nice to give each game its time in the spotlight. I wish I could have participated in those discussions but I've been quite busy.
Looking forward to 2020, if all the planned big blockbusters come out it should be a hell of a competition!
This is it!
2017 was a hell of a year with many, many games deserving of a shout-out, but the people have spoken and narrowed down the list to a Top 25.
54 lists, 83 games nominated, this is more than last year so thanks a lot to all of you!
As usual I'll reveal one game a day, so strap in!
Here's some stats and observations:
I only played 6 of those 25 games (that's counting The Sims for one evening).
The only one I'll realistically play in the future is Final Fantasy IX, that's a true classic I just have to experience some day, and the Switch version will be perfect for that.
Thanks again to everyone who voted, you make this super fun and I can't wait to host the GOTY 2018, that one's going to be a bloodbath!
Well that was a tight one!
I've played 12 out of these 25 games. The ones I still want to play: Yakuza 4, Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. Not bad!
Thanks to all of you for sending in your votes, and for your comments on every game, I love reading about why each title means so much to some of you. I think it was also one of our most unexpected winners ever, usually it's easy to guess which one or two games will make it to the top, but I doubt many of us would have bet on Portal 2 (top 5 yes, but maybe not winner).
Now I'd like to ask your opinion on something, I'll make a separate thread for it soon!
Time for the big boy!
We have collectively voted for the GOTY of each year between 2010 and 2019, and now the time has come to rank the best of the best, the crème de la crème, and find out which are the best games of the entire decade!
Here's how it works:
You must rank your Top 15 games, plus 5 optional honorable mentions. Please have at least a Top 15 though, hopefully we can all manage that given the amount of eligible games.
The only games eligible are the ones that made it to our GOTY rankings for the years 2010-2019. No more, no less.
I will post the entire list in a post below, as compiled kindly by @Shoulderguy.
Please please please read it twice, three times if you must, to make sure you don't overlook any game. I don't want to hear anyone say they forgot about a game this time!
Games will receive points based on how you rank them, as such:
#1: 25 points
#2: 20 points
#3: 19 points
#4: 18 points
#5: 17 points
#6: 16 points
#7: 15 points
#8: 14 points
#9: 13 points
#10: 12 points
#11: 11 points
#12: 10 points
#13: 9 points
#14: 8 points
#15: 7 points
HMs: 5 points
Votes are secret!! In order to vote, send me your list via the chat function / private message of the forum, don't post it here.
I will tally the votes and reveal the final rankings in the form of a Top 50 (maybe more, maybe less depending on the number of participants), which I will post in a separate thread.
With that said... let's kick off this thing!
Finally, here we are!
The big one.
The best of the best.
The Game of the Decade.
50 participants ranked their 20 favorite games from the years 2010-2019, and we're here to witness the results.
240 games were eligible based on our previous GOTY elections.
202 of them received at least a vote.
Now let's find out who made it into the Top 50!
Alrighty, let's wrap up this sucker!
Sadly, we only had 32 voters this time around, the second lowest participation after 2012 and 2013 (31 voters).
Despite that, there were 76 games nominated, giving us the second highest games per voter average, behind 2014 (96 games from 40 voters!).
I've only played 6 out of these 20 games (7 if you count MW2 Remastered). And for the first time, there isn't a single one in there that I think I'll play in the future.
Thanks again to everyone who participated! I'll wait a couple more months until I organize the 2020 GOTY, hope you don't mind, I think it's best to give everyone (me included) the chance to play more games especially considering the next-gen consoles shortages.
Alright, let's recap this bad boy!
It's the first time my personal GOTY wins!
I've only played 6 games out of this Top 25. The only one on my backlog would be Mass Effect 3, but I haven't even played 2...
Thanks again to all participants, you're all making this super fun! Next stop will be in January for the much anticipated 2019 GOTY, I feel it's gonna be an unpredictable one!
I just missed the deadline for October's Community Showcase but I'll submit this list to the Allies in November so they can tell us how wrong we are, feel free to remind me of doing it when the time comes.
#1. Persona 5 - 122 points
#1: 13 (sunpraiser, Inustar, bard91, A7X458, Hidz, SabotageTheTruth, Capnbobamous, ACardAttack, ZyloWolfBane, michemagius, jbluzb, Tragosaurus, Fridge-man)
#2: 7 (TokyoSlim, ffff0, FutureCorpse, DIPSET, Helge, Whiskeyjack, Lux Noctis)
#3: 7 (FF7Cloud, DeweyDTruman, ib0show, DMCMaster, Sazime, Musou Tensei, Exist 2 Inspire)
#4: 3 (FerrisK96, Alex840, Tearju Engi)
HM: 2 (bam541, logic__error)
Release date: April 4 [US/EU]
Publisher: Atlus, Deep Silver
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3
It's been tricky for some of us to remember the games of 2014. Was it because it was so long ago or because they weren't that memorable in the first place?
Now our votes have been cast, and we've already broken a record, the total amount of games nominated: 96 games, from 40 voters!
Thanks to everyone who voted, 35-40 voters is definitely the sweet spot we need to reach to have a meaningful ranking so I'm glad we made it!
Let's begin the countdown!
That one was rocky, but what a winner! I don't think many of us would have bet on Shovel Knight taking GOTY when this started.
Here's the hard stats:
I've played 12 out of those 25 games. I'm only interested in one day trying Transistor and The Banner Saga (soon on Switch!).
Next time we do one of those retro GOTYs, I'll add a list of games to my original post to make sure big names don't get forgotten, but I still encourage you to comb Wikipedia for the more obscure ones that you may have loved!
It's been super fun for me as usual, thanks to everyone who participated! Til next time!
I don't like when they bring in politically charged topics into video games, that's not why I play them.
That's the thing I find hilarious.
What "politically charged topic" is being brought into TLOU 2? If you're referring to the fact that Ellie has a girlfriend, how is this having a political agenda? Naughty Dog aren't the ones making a big deal out of it, you guys are!
The main character of this game just happens to be a lesbian girl. It's not supposed to be revolutionary, it's just a normal thing that's part of our world. Homosexuality isn't the theme of the game, is it? That's just a character trait she has, among many others. She could be heterosexual and kissing a guy in this trailer and the rest story would be exactly the same.
They had Nathan Drake who was very much a generic gung-ho straight white dude as a lead for 4 games, now they want to mix things up with a lesbian white girl. That's all there is to it. It's not even a matter of diversity but merely of variety.
The only people making it political are the people complaining about it.
Here we go again, some fun facts and some sad facts:
I've played 7 out of this Top 20. Now on my backlog: The Wonderful 101 and Gone Home.
Thank you to everyone who voted, hopefully next time we can get more people to participate!
I will send this list to the next Community Showcase to get the Allies' opinion of it and promote the future editions as well as the forums as a whole.
Here's something to keep you confined people busy!
This time, we're going to vote for our GOTY of 2011, the year the 3DS came out and the PS3/360 saw some generation-defining titles released, before starting their decline.
Let's go through the shamelessly copy-pasted rules:
You may select up to 8 games, a ranked Top 4 and up to 4 honorable mentions. They will be scored as follows:
#1: 5 points
#2: 4 points
#3: 3 points
#4: 2 points
Honorable mentions: 1 point each
Honorable mentions are optional, but try to vote for at least a Top 4.
Votes are secret!! Don't post them here and instead send me your list via the chat function / private message of the forum.
Games are eligible only if they were released in the West (US and/or Europe) for the first time in 2011, with the following caveats:
To make sure you don't forget anything, I've compiled a non-exhaustive list of eligible games in the post below. If a game you liked is not in this list but fits the criteria, feel free to vote for it anyway!
If you're unsure whether a game is eligible or not, feel free to ask in this thread and we'll discuss it. Check Wikipedia for more ideas too.
The votes will close somewhere around the end of April, I'll compile the results and publish them here as a countdown.