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ResetEra Games of the Year Awards 2017

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  • A special thank you to the amazing team behind this year's GOTY voting: BeardedMan01 and Muzy who helped with ballots, Hecht and OneAndOnly who created the scripts for vote counting and tabulation, ratrosaw for creating VoteBot, Rösti who created the banners, and Nikpls who created the ResetEra GOTY trophy.
  • Thank you community for voting and commenting, and thank you ResetEra staff for your support of this project.
  • The trophy symbolizes some of the many aspects of game development with the mountain representing modeling and terrain. The inside is hollow, supported only by gears which symbolize the underlying code and engineering. For more information including a detailed breakdown of the design process, check out this post: https://www.resetera.com/posts/3564759/
  • 2017's Voting Thread


1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild = 3972 points, 10 honorable mentions
An extraordinary achievement in gaming, a million layers of Nintendo polish and gameplay-first design spread over the biggest and best reinvention of Hyrule. I could write thousands of words talking about the subtle design sprinkled through every corner [...] but just one word sums it up perfectly: Legendary.
Captured everything I love about games and made it better than ever. The best exploration, puzzles, and gameplay of the entire franchise. It's the game of the generation.
A typical BOTW session would begin with me asking myself what I wanted to do that day. No matter what I chose, or how I decided to go about it the game was always up to the challenge of engaging me in some new, cool, or completely unpredictable way.

2. Super Mario Odyssey = 3081 points, 8 honorable mentions
An absolute glorious mix of fun, entertainment, smile inducing happiness. It reminded me why I love gaming so much.
A true blue achievement in joyous freedom, it brings together everything from Mario's history of 3D platforming - 64's freedom, Sunshine's other-worldliness and sky-high skill ceiling, Galaxy's spectacle, 3D World's razor-sharp platforming challenge - and throws into one big pot, creating a Mario where both the journey and the destination are one and the same, and exciting to the very end. Also you can dress up as Diddy Kong.

3. Nier: Automata = 2194 points, 10 honorable mentions
It is gorgeous, deeply moving, thought provoking, and a game unlike anything else that has ever come out except for perhaps its forbear. I will cherish Nier: Automata for decades to come.
The variety of gameplay and genre mashups is refreshing, the world is engrossing but more than anything the characters and storytelling, and how both are approached, consumed me until I had squeezed every last drip from them, which was with the E route conclusion where I opted 'Yes' without a seconds thought. Masterpiece.

4. Horizon Zero Dawn = 2137 points, 16 honorable mentions
An extremely well rounded package in all aspects and a testament to Guerrilla Game's true potential. Boasting stellar gameplay, poignant narrative, fantastic lead character and top of the class visuals, Horizon shines to show an ideal marriage of Western and Japanese game design philosophies.
Guerrilla Games has done an outstanding job creating a post-apocalyptic world that feels fresh and intriguing. The game has the best graphics I've ever seen in a game, the gameplay can be challenging yet incredibly satisfying, and the story was told in an exceptional way.

5. Persona 5 = 1979 points, 6 honorable mentions
My favorite entry in my favorite series. Cast and story were as great as ever and the gameplay was a massive step up from previous entries. I'd call it turn-based perfect. It's lightning quick, full of depth and just a blast to partake in. Also hands-down the most stylish game I've ever played.
Fulfills my dream of being a Japanese High School Student and obliterating our capitalist oppressors.

6. Yakuza 0 = 1110 points, 12 honorable mentions
The game that launched me into the series making me a permanent fan. Great combat, surprisingly deep story, hilarious and fun side missions and mini games, this game has it all.
It is one of the best cinematic narrative experiences in gaming, in my opinion, and I was completely floored by its ability to tell a gripping melodrama, to keep up the tension, and to just present itself as a gangster movie. Couple that with its goofy underbelly and a fun, viscerally satisfying combat system and it is just such a great package.

7. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard = 916 points, 10 honorable mentions
A return to the core of the franchise: horror. The Baker Family is an amazing addition to the horror genre, the first person perspective works great, unlike previous entries it has an incredible horror atmosphere which is what the franchise needed.
Resident Evil 7 brought Resident Evil back to the basics and perfected the formula in the same way RE4 did ten years ago. Jack Baker is one of the best new characters of 2017 and even if the game falls flat in the end, the overall ride was an incredible one that kept me gripped from beginning to end.

8. Cuphead = 797 points, 12 honorable mentions
Tight and responsive controls, amazing boss and level design, fantastic soundtrack and detailed animation… Everything in this game screams BUY ME. If you haven’t yet, go ahead and do so.
A run 'n gun shooter made in 2017 that has revitalized the genre in a big way. I have missed this genre so much, so playing Cuphead was not just a visual treat in every way but a return to one of my favorite types of games in general.

9. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 = 770 points, 7 honorable mentions
A JRPG that had my personal favorite OST, a great expansion to the battle system of the previous games with plenty of depth to allow people to master it, a great cast and story that had some surprises that defintely got to me and the world-building was the best of the series.
This definitely surprised in terms of how engaged I ended up with the story. The various party members might be the best ensemble from a game last year and the gameplay and music are both great.

10. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy = 754 points, 13 honorable mentions
Best Uncharted yet? I think so. Tight pacing, good action, solid banter between the two leads, and of course the addictive photo mode with those gorgeous visuals…

11. Nioh = 635 points, 7 honorable mentions
A "Soulsborne Clone" that sets itself apart from the imitators and forges its own identity with tight combat, beautiful art design, and a wonderful setting (who doesn't love Feudal Japan?)

12. Splatoon 2 = 626 points, 19 honorable mentions
Most played game of 2017. Improves on its prequel in every way. A masterclass shooter in terms of design, aesthetics, and sound design (Hydra Splatling, hunnggghhh)

13. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds = 619 points, 6 honorable mentions
The game that made me discover a genre within a genre, a roller coaster of emotions and tensions. Despite its technical shortcomings, no game in 2017 came remotely close to the euphoric feels that were served with that Chicken Dinner®.


14. Prey = 580 points, 11 honorable mentions
And, perhaps most importantly, it is arguably the best example in the modern gaming industry of how to streamline and modernize complex genre systems in a way that caters in equal measure to accessibility and depth. In its position as the preeminent modern immersive sim, it is unquestionably the gold standard that all systems-driven, intricately-designed games in the genre should aspire to.

15. Sonic Mania = 560 points, 19 honorable mentions
Amazing how a game that feels so familiar can be so fresh. I'm a massive Sonic fan and am so happy to see a return to the classic games I hold so deep to my heart. A brilliant effort by Christian Whitehead and the rest of the team that will be remembered as the true Sonic 4.

16. Assassin's Creed Origins = 539 points, 16 honorable mentions
Origins was the runaway best game of the year for me. An incredibly constructed open world, a great main character, an enjoyable story and solid combat came together to form the best thing we've seen out of the Assassin's Creed franchise in quite a while and one of the best games I've played in recent memory.

17. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus = 515 points, 17 honorable mentions
While I feel The New Order has more cohesive design and tone/story, I admire the go for broke audacity of this sequel that feels sadly prescient in its depiction of America.

18. What Remains of Edith Finch = 496 points, 8 honorable mentions
Exceptionally creative and beautifully told short stories walk you through the life of the Finch family in one of the most memorable 'walking simulator' games I've played to date.

19. Divinity: Original Sin II = 491 points, 4 honorable mentions
Admittedly I have been disappointed by this CRPG renaissance, instead of evolving the genre the new games have been reveling in the glory of the past- with Divinity OS 2 however, Larian instead chooses to answer the question "what if CRPGs never stopped existing", delivering one of the most innovative, immersive and sandboxy RPGs of all time. This is just a damn fine game and sets a new standard for modern CRPGs.

20. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle = 472 points, 13 honorable mentions
Quite a pleasant surprise! Kingdom Battle meshes Mario and XCOM gameplay in a surprisingly natural way, with an emphasis on character mobility that gives it a unique hook.
 
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GENRE AWARDS


Best Action Game: Nier: Automata = 2194 points, 10 honorable mentions
2. Cuphead = 797 points, 12 honorable mentions
3. Nioh = 635 points, 7 honorable mentions
4. Sonic Mania = 560 points, 19 honorable mentions
5. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy = 149 points, 4 honorable mentions
6. Nex Machina: Death Machine = 123 points, 10 honorable mentions
7. Dishonored: Death of the Outsider = 78 points, 3 honorable mentions
8. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment = 54 points, 1 honorable mentions
9. Fire Emblem Warriors = 43 points, 2 honorable mentions
10. Dark Souls III: The Ringed City = 37 points, 3 honorable mentions


Best Action-Adventure Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild = 3972 points, 10 honorable mentions
2. Super Mario Odyssey = 3081 points, 8 honorable mentions
3. Horizon Zero Dawn = 2137 points, 16 honorable mentions
4. Yakuza 0 = 1110 points, 12 honorable mentions
5. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy = 754 points, 13 honorable mentions
6. Assassin's Creed Origins = 539 points, 16 honorable mentions
7. Hollow Knight = 448 points, 2 honorable mentions
8. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice = 359 points, 8 honorable mentions
9. Metroid: Samus Returns = 359 points, 13 honorable mentions
10. SteamWorld Dig 2 = 324 points, 7 honorable mentions


Best Adventure Game: What Remains of Edith Finch = 496 points, 8 honorable mentions
2. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony = 254 points, 3 honorable mentions
3. Night in the Woods = 250 points, 6 honorable mentions
4. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm = 201 points, 4 honorable mentions
5. Doki Doki Literature Club! = 163 points, 10 honorable mentions
6. Thimbleweed Park = 52 points, 2 honorable mentions
7. The Sexy Brutale = 52 points, 6 honorable mentions
8. Tacoma = 30 points, 2 honorable mentions
9. Finding Paradise = 25 points, 0 honorable mentions
10. Farpoint = 21 points, 2 honorable mentions


Best Board/Card Game: The Elder Scrolls: Legends = 11 points, 0 honorable mentions
2. Hand of Fate 2 = 8 points, 0 honorable mentions
3. HQ Trivia = 8 points, 1 honorable mentions
4. Hearthstone Expansions = 7 points, 0 honorable mentions
5. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions
6. Reigns: Her Majesty = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Card Thief = 5 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. 1-2-Switch = 5 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. Hidden Agenda = 4 points, 0 honorable mentions
10. The Jackbox Party Pack 4 = 3 points, 0 honorable mentions


Best Fighting Game: Tekken 7 = 163 points, 2 honorable mentions
2. Arms = 156 points, 9 honorable mentions
3. Injustice 2 = 111 points, 4 honorable mentions
4. For Honor = 30 points, 0 honorable mentions
5. Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 = 24 points, 2 honorable mentions
6. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite = 22 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Fire Pro Wrestling World = 18 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. BlazBlue: Central Fiction = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. Nidhogg 2 = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions
10. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] = 5 points, 0 honorable mentions


Best Horror Game: Resident Evil VII: Biohazard = 916 points, 10 honorable mentions
2. The Evil Within 2 = 217 points, 6 honorable mentions
3. Observer = 23 points, 2 honorable mentions
4. Friday the 13th: The Game = 19 points, 0 honorable mentions
5. Outlast 2 = 11 points, 1 honorable mentions
6. White Day: A Labyrinth Named School = 8 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Darkwood = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. Detention = 6 points, 1 honorable mentions
9. Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator = 3 points, 0 honorable mentions
10. Perception = 3 points, 0 honorable mentions


Best Puzzle Game: Puyo Puyo Tetris = 158 points, 7 honorable mentions
2. Gorogoa = 66 points, 5 honorable mentions
3. Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! = 63 points, 3 honorable mentions
4. Superhot VR = 43 points, 1 honorable mentions
5. Opus Magnum = 18 points, 1 honorable mentions
6. Picross S = 17 points, 7 honorable mentions
7. Monument Valley 2 = 16 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. Superhot = 14 points, 1 honorable mentions
9. Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy = 14 points, 1 honorable mentions
10. Battle Chef Brigade = 13 points, 3 honorable mentions


Best Simulation Game: Stardew Valley = 127 points, 2 honorable mentions
2. VA-11 HALL-A= 17 points, 0 honorable mentions
3. Slime Rancher = 16 points, 1 honorable mentions
4. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp = 9 points, 1 honorable mentions
5. Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition = 7 points, 0 honorable mentions
6. Spintires: MudRunner = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Universal Paperclips = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. Football Manager 2018 = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. Style Savvy: Styling Star = 5 points, 0 honorable mentions
10. Out of the Park Baseball 18 = 4 points, 0 honorable mentions


Best Racing Game: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe = 264 points, 13 honorable mentions
2. Gran Turismo Sport = 143 points, 0 honorable mentions
3. Wipeout Omega Collection = 46 points, 8 honorable mentions
4. Forza Motorsport 7 = 28 points, 1 honorable mentions
5. Project CARS 2 = 15 points, 0 honorable mentions
6. F1 2017 = 14 points, 1 honorable mentions
7. Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels = 10 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. Fast RMX = 9 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. DiRT 4 = 5 points, 0 honorable mentions
10. Need for Speed Payback = 4 points, 0 honorable mentions


Best Remake: Metroid: Samus Returns = 359 points, 13 honorable mentions
2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe = 264 points, 13 honorable mentions
3. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia = 166 points, 5 honorable mentions
4. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy = 149 points, 4 honorable mentions
5. Stardew Valley = 127 points, 2 honorable mentions
6. Wipeout Omega Collection = 46 points, 8 honorable mentions
7. Superhot VR = 43 points, 1 honorable mentions
8. Doom = 43 points, 3 honorable mentions
9. Undertale = 42 points, 1 honorable mentions
10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim = 39 points, 0 honorable mentions


Best Rhythm Game: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone = 34 points, 2 honorable mentions
2. Rez Infinite = 20 points, 3 honorable mentions
3. DJMax Respect = 16 points, 0 honorable mentions
4. Thumper = 9 points, 0 honorable mentions
5. Taiko no Tatsujin Session de Dodon ga Don! = 8 points, 0 honorable mentions
6. VOEZ = 4 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Just Dance 2018 = 3 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. PaRappa the Rapper Remastered Game = 1 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. Patapon Remastered = 1 points, 0 honorable mentions


Best Role-Playing Game: Persona 5 = 1979 points, 6 honorable mentions
2. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 = 770 points, 7 honorable mentions
3. Divinity: Original Sin II = 491 points, 4 honorable mentions
4. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age = 171 points, 7 honorable mentions
5. Golf Story = 165 points, 8 honorable mentions
6. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd = 133 points, 1 honorable mentions
7. Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood = 122 points, 3 honorable mentions
8. Tales of Berseria = 114 points, 5 honorable mentions
9. South Park: The Fractured But Whole = 105 points, 4 honorable mentions
10. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana = 95 points, 3 honorable mentions


Best Shooter Game: Splatoon 2 = 626 points, 19 honorable mentions
2. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds = 619 points, 6 honorable mentions
3. Prey = 580 points, 11 honorable mentions
4. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus = 515 points, 17 honorable mentions
5. Destiny 2 = 247 points, 6 honorable mentions
6. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands = 78 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Doom = 43 points, 3 honorable mentions
8. Star Wars Battlefront II = 39 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. Call of Duty: WWII = 38 points, 2 honorable mentions
10. Robo Recall = 13 points, 1 honorable mentions


Best Sports Game: Pyre = 204 points, 3 honorable mentions
2. Golf Story = 165 points, 8 honorable mentions
3. Everybody's Golf = 50 points, 3 honorable mentions
4. MLB The Show 17 = 19 points, 0 honorable mentions
5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 = 16 points, 1 honorable mentions
6. Rocket League = 13 points, 3 honorable mentions
7. NBA 2K18 = 10 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. FIFA 18 = 7 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. NHL 18 = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions
10. Football Manager 2018 = 6 points, 0 honorable mentions


Best Strategy Game: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle = 472 points, 13 honorable mentions
2. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia = 166 points, 5 honorable mentions
3. XCOM 2: War of The Chosen = 109 points, 0 honorable mentions
4. Fire Emblem Heroes = 65 points, 4 honorable mentions
5. Total War: Warhammer II = 36 points, 0 honorable mentions
6. Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun = 26 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Halo Wars 2 = 25 points, 1 honorable mentions
8. Culdcept Revolt = 10 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. StarCraft: Remastered = 8 points, 0 honorable mentions
10. Endless Space 2 = 8 points, 2 honorable mentions
 
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Platform Awards


Best PC Game:
Nier: Automata = 2194 points, 10 honorable mentions
2. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard = 916 points, 10 honorable mentions
3. Cuphead = 797 points, 12 honorable mentions
4. Nioh = 635 points, 7 honorable mentions
5. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds = 619 points, 6 honorable mentions
6. Prey = 580 points, 11 honorable mentions
7. Sonic Mania = 560 points, 19 honorable mentions
8. Assassin's Creed Origins = 539 points, 16 honorable mentions
9. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus = 515 points, 17 honorable mentions
10. What Remains of Edith Finch = 496 points, 8 honorable mentions


Best PS4 Game: 1. Nier: Automata = 2194 points, 10 honorable mentions
2. Horizon Zero Dawn = 2137 points, 16 honorable mentions
3. Persona 5 = 1979 points, 6 honorable mentions
4. Yakuza 0 = 1110 points, 12 honorable mentions
5. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard = 916 points, 10 honorable mentions
6. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy = 754 points, 13 honorable mentions
7. Nioh = 635 points, 7 honorable mentions
8. Prey = 580 points, 11 honorable mentions
9. Sonic Mania = 560 points, 19 honorable mentions
10. Assassin's Creed Origins = 539 points, 16 honorable mentions


Best Xbox One Game: Resident Evil VII: Biohazard = 916 points, 10 honorable mentions
2. Cuphead = 797 points, 12 honorable mentions
3. Prey = 580 points, 11 honorable mentions
4. Sonic Mania = 560 points, 19 honorable mentions
5. Assassin's Creed Origins = 539 points, 16 honorable mentions
6. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus = 515 points, 17 honorable mentions
7. What Remains of Edith Finch = 496 points, 8 honorable mentions
8. Night in the Woods = 250 points, 6 honorable mentions
9. Destiny 2 = 247 points, 6 honorable mentions
10. The Evil Within 2 = 217 points, 6 honorable mentions


Best Nintendo Switch Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild = 3972 points, 10 honorable mentions
2. Super Mario Odyssey = 3081 points, 8 honorable mentions
3. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 = 770 points, 7 honorable mentions
4. Splatoon 2 = 626 points, 19 honorable mentions
5. Sonic Mania = 560 points, 19 honorable mentions
6. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle = 472 points, 13 honorable mentions
7. SteamWorld Dig 2 = 324 points, 7 honorable mentions
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe = 264 points, 13 honorable mentions
9. Golf Story = 165 points, 8 honorable mentions
10. Puyo Puyo Tetris = 158 points, 7 honorable mentions


Best PS Vita Game: SteamWorld Dig 2 = 324 points, 7 honorable mentions
2. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony = 254 points, 3 honorable mentions
3. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana = 95 points, 3 honorable mentions
4. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment = 54 points, 1 honorable mentions
5. Undertale = 42 points, 1 honorable mentions
6. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel = 34 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Tokyo Xanadu eX+ = 25 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. VA-11 HALL-A= 17 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. Chaos;Child = 17 points, 0 honorable mentions
10. Digimon World: Next Order = 16 points, 0 honorable mentions


Best 3DS Game: Metroid: Samus Returns = 359 points, 13 honorable mentions
2. Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia = 166 points, 5 honorable mentions
3. Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment = 54 points, 1 honorable mentions
4. Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth = 49 points, 1 honorable mentions
5. Fire Emblem Warriors = 43 points, 2 honorable mentions
6. Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon = 36 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King = 24 points, 2 honorable mentions
8. Dragon Quest XI = 23 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. Ever Oasis = 22 points, 3 honorable mentions
10. Monster Hunter Stories = 21 points, 2 honorable mentions


Best Mobile Game: Gorogoa = 66 points, 5 honorable mentions
2. Fire Emblem Heroes = 65 points, 4 honorable mentions
3. Thimbleweed Park = 52 points, 2 honorable mentions
4. Monument Valley 2 = 16 points, 0 honorable mentions
5. Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy = 14 points, 1 honorable mentions
6. The Elder Scrolls: Legends = 11 points, 0 honorable mentions
7. Full Throttle Remastered = 9 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. Subsurface Circular = 9 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp = 9 points, 1 honorable mentions
10. Hidden Folks = 8 points, 1 honorable mentions


Best VR Game: 1. Resident Evil VII: Biohazard = 916 points, 10 honorable mentions
2. Gran Turismo Sport = 143 points, 0 honorable mentions
3. Superhot VR = 43 points, 1 honorable mentions
4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim vr = 36 points, 0 honorable mentions
5. Farpoint = 21 points, 2 honorable mentions
6. Rez Infinite = 20 points, 3 honorable mentions
7. Lone Echo = 19 points, 0 honorable mentions
8. Project CARS 2 = 15 points, 0 honorable mentions
9. Robo Recall = 13 points, 1 honorable mentions
10. Statik = 9 points, 1 honorable mentions


Best Publisher: Nintendo = 9634 points
2. Sony = 3510 points
3. Square Enix = 2826 points
4. Atlus = 2064 points
5. Sega = 2041 points
6. Bethesda = 1533 points
7. Ubisoft = 1242 points
8. Capcom = 1019 points
9. Studio MDHR = 797 points
10. Koei Tecmo = 698 points
11. Bluehole = 619 points
12. Annapurna Interactive = 562 points
13. Larian Studios = 491 points
14. Activision Blizzard = 464 points
15. Team Cherry = 448 points
16. Bandai Namco = 439 points
17. Ninja Theory = 359 points
18. Nihon Falcom = 333 points
19. Image and Form International AB = 324 points
20. Other = 310 points


Best Platform: Playstation 4 = 18779 points
PC = 14699 points
Nintendo Switch = 11621 points
Xbox One = 7366 points
Wii U = 4029 points
Playstation 3 = 2191 points
Playstation Vita = 953 points
Nintendo 3DS = 873 points
iOS = 335 points
Android = 271 points
Xbox 360 = 36 points
 
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Census

Census data will becoming in the near future as we comb over the data. Thanks.
 
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Full Unfiltered Data - Overall Rankings
Complete CSV available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1LoEn9dIuMZGqpgxSocrRekR49L4wQRoL

Full Filtered Data - Overall Rankings
Games Receiving At Least 3 Points
Complete CSV available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CZEJxMJ0KHpUFIhji6up1rVkeoqC2aqP/view?usp=sharing
1. [nsw wiiu] the legend of zelda breath of the wild (action adventure) = 3972
2. [nsw] super mario odyssey (action adventure) = 3081
3. [pc ps4] nier automata (action) = 2194
4. [ps4] horizon zero dawn (action adventure) = 2137
5. [ps4 ps3] persona 5 (rpg) = 1979
6. [ps4] yakuza 0 (action adventure) = 1110
7. [pc ps4 xbo] resident evil vii biohazard (vr horror) = 916
8. [pc xbo] cuphead (action) = 797
9. [nsw] xenoblade chronicles 2 (rpg) = 770
10. [ps4] uncharted the lost legacy (action adventure) = 754
11. [pc ps4] nioh (action) = 635
12. [nsw] splatoon 2 (shooter) = 626
13. [pc] playerunknowns battlegrounds (shooter) = 619
14. [pc ps4 xbo] prey (shooter) = 580
15. [pc ps4 xbo nsw] sonic mania (action) = 560
16. [pc ps4 xbo] assassins creed origins (action adventure) = 539
17. [pc ps4 xbo] wolfenstein ii the new colossus (shooter) = 515
18. [pc ps4 xbo] what remains of edith finch (adventure) = 496
19. [pc] divinity original sin ii (rpg) = 491
20. [nsw] mario + rabbids kingdom battle (strategy) = 472
21. [pc] hollow knight (action adventure) = 448
22. [pc ps4] hellblade senuas sacrifice (action adventure) = 359
23. [3ds] metroid samus returns (action adventure remake) = 359
24. [pc ps4 vita nsw] steamworld dig 2 (action adventure) = 324
25. [ps4] gravity rush 2 (action adventure) = 306
26. [nsw] mario kart 8 deluxe (racing remake) = 264
27. [pc ps4 vita] danganronpa v3 killing harmony (adventure) = 254
28. [pc ps4 xbo] night in the woods (adventure) = 250
29. [pc ps4 xbo] destiny 2 (shooter) = 247
30. [pc ps4 xbo] the evil within 2 (horror) = 217
31. [pc ps4] pyre (sports) = 204
32. [pc ps4 xbo] life is strange before the storm (adventure) = 201
33. [ps4] final fantasy xii the zodiac age (rpg) = 171
34. [3ds] fire emblem echoes shadows of valentia (strategy remake) = 166
35. [nsw] golf story (rpg sports) = 165
36. [pc] doki doki literature club (adventure) = 163
37. [pc ps4 xbo] tekken 7 (fighting) = 163
38. [ps4 nsw] puyo puyo tetris (puzzle) = 158
39. [nsw] arms (fighting) = 156
40. [ps4] crash bandicoot n sane trilogy (action remake) = 149
41. [ps4] gran turismo sport (vr racing) = 143
42. [pc] the legend of heroes trails in the sky the 3rd (rpg) = 133
43. [nsw] stardew valley (simulation remake) = 127
44. [pc ps4] nex machina death machine (action) = 123
45. [pc ps4 ps3] final fantasy xiv stormblood (rpg) = 122
46. [pc ps4] tales of berseria (rpg) = 114
47. [ps4 xbo] injustice 2 (fighting) = 111
48. [pc ps4 xbo] xcom 2 war of the chosen (strategy) = 109
49. [pc ps4 xbo] south park the fractured but whole (rpg) = 105
50. [ps4 vita] ys viii lacrimosa of dana (rpg) = 95
51. [pc ps4 xbo] mass effect andromeda (rpg) = 95
52. [ps4] yakuza kiwami (action adventure) = 92
53. [pc ps4 xbo] tom clancys ghost recon wildlands (shooter) = 78
54. [pc ps4 xbo] dishonored death of the outsider (action) = 78
55. [pc ps4 xbo nsw] wonder boy the dragons trap (action adventure) = 66
56. [pc ios and nsw] gorogoa (puzzle) = 66
57. [ios and] fire emblem heroes (strategy) = 65
58. [nsw] snipperclips cut it out together (puzzle) = 63
59. [pc ps4] cosmic star heroine (rpg) = 61
60. [pc ps4 ps3 vita xbo nsw wiiu 3ds] shovel knight specter of torment (action) = 54
61. [pc ps4 xbo nsw ios and] thimbleweed park (adventure) = 52
62. [pc ps4 xbo nsw] the sexy brutale (adventure) = 52
63. [ps4] everybodys golf (sports) = 50
64. [3ds] etrian odyssey v beyond the myth (rpg) = 49
65. [ps4] wipeout omega collection (racing remake) = 46
66. [pc ps4 xbo] little nightmares (action adventure) = 46
67. [pc ps4 xbo nsw] snake pass (action adventure) = 45
68. [ps4] superhot vr (vr puzzle remake) = 43
69. [nsw 3ds] fire emblem warriors (action) = 43
70. [nsw] doom (shooter remake) = 43
71. [ps4 vita] undertale (rpg remake) = 42
72. [pc ps4 xbo nsw] rime (action adventure) = 40
73. [nsw] the elder scrolls v skyrim (rpg remake) = 39
74. [pc ps4 xbo] star wars battlefront ii (shooter) = 39
75. [pc ps4 xbo] call of duty wwii (shooter) = 38
76. [ps4] kingdom hearts hd 15 + 25 remix (rpg remake) = 37
77. [pc ps4 xbo] elex (rpg) = 37
78. [pc ps4 xbo] dark souls iii the ringed city (action) = 37
79. [pc ps4] the elder scrolls v skyrim vr (vr rpg remake) = 36
80. [pc] total war warhammer ii (strategy) = 36
81. [3ds] pokemon ultra sun ultra moon (rpg) = 36
82. [pc ps4 xbo] a hat in time (action adventure) = 35
83. [pc ps4 vita] the legend of heroes trails of cold steel (rpg) = 34
84. [ps4] hatsune miku project diva future tone (rhythm) = 34
85. [pc ps4 xbo nsw] yooka laylee (action adventure) = 34
86. [pc xbo] path of exile the fall of oriath (rpg) = 32
87. [pc ps4 xbo] for honor (fighting) = 30
88. [pc xbo] tacoma (adventure) = 30
89. [pc xbo] forza motorsport 7 (racing) = 28
90. [pc ps4 xbo] shadow tactics blades of the shogun (strategy) = 26
91. [pc xbo] halo wars 2 (strategy) = 25
92. [pc] finding paradise (adventure) = 25
93. [nsw] overcooked (action) = 25
94. [vita] tokyo xanadu ex+ (rpg remake) = 25
95. [pc ps4 nsw] the binding of isaac afterbirth+ (action remake) = 24
96. [pc ps4 xbo] torment tides of numenera (rpg) = 24
97. [ps4] guilty gear xrd rev 2 (fighting) = 24
98. [3ds] dragon quest viii journey of the cursed king (rpg remake) = 24
99. [ps4 3ds] dragon quest xi (rpg) = 23
100. [pc ps4 xbo] observer (horror) = 23
101. [pc ps4 xbo] middle earth shadow of war (action adventure) = 23
102. [3ds] ever oasis (rpg) = 22
103. [pc ps4 xbo] marvel vs capcom infinite (fighting) = 22
104. [pc ps4 xbo] okami hd (rpg) = 21
105. [ps4] knack ii (action) = 21
106. [3ds] monster hunter stories (rpg) = 21
107. [ps4] farpoint (vr adventure) = 21
108. [pc ps4] rain world (action adventure) = 20
109. [pc ps4 xbo] dragons dogma dark arisen (rpg remake) = 20
110. [pc] rez infinite (vr rhythm remake) = 20
111. [pc] rakuen (rpg) = 20
112. [pc ps4 xbo] the surge (rpg) = 19
113. [nsw 3ds] blaster master zero (action) = 19
114. [pc] zwei the ilvard insurrection (rpg) = 19
115. [ps4] mlb the show 17 (sports) = 19
116. [pc] lone echo (vr action adventure) = 19
117. [pc ps4 xbo] friday the 13th the game (horror) = 19
118. [pc] stories untold (adventure) = 18
119. [pc] opus magnum (puzzle) = 18
120. [pc ps4] fire pro wrestling world (fighting) = 18
121. [pc] west of loathing (rpg) = 18
122. [ps4] kingdom hearts hd 28 final chapter (rpg remake) = 18
123. [pc] the end is nigh (action) = 18
124. [vita] va 11 hall a (simulation) = 17
125. [ps4 psv] utawarerumono mask of deception (rpg) = 17
126. [ps4 vita] chaoschild (adventure) = 17
127. [ps4] gundam versus (action) = 17
128. [nsw] picross s (puzzle) = 17
129. [ps4] djmax respect (rhythm) = 16
130. [pc] romancing saga 2 (rpg remake) = 16
131. [ps4 vita] digimon world next order (rpg) = 16
132. [pc ps4 ps3 xbo 360] pro evolution soccer 2018 (sports) = 16
133. [nsw 3ds] mighty gunvolt burst (action) = 16
134. [ios and] monument valley 2 (puzzle) = 16
135. [pc xbo] slime rancher (simulation) = 16
136. [pc ps4 xbo] battle chasers nightwar (rpg) = 16
137. [pc] bayonetta (action remake) = 15
138. [pc ps4 xbo] project cars 2 (vr racing) = 15
139. [pc ps4 xbo] diablo iii rise of the necromancer (rpg) = 15
140. [pc] heat signature (action) = 15
141. [ps4] utawarerumono mask of truth (rpg) = 14
142. [ps4] superhot (puzzle remake) = 14
143. [pc ps4 xbo] f1 2017 (racing) = 14
144. [pc ps4] hob (action adventure) = 14
145. [pc ios] getting over it with bennett foddy (puzzle) = 14
146. [ps4] eiyuu densetsu sen no kiseki iii (rpg) = 13
147. [pc] robo recall (vr shooter) = 13
148. [pc] atelier sophie the alchemist of the mysterious book (rpg remake) = 13
149. [pc] battlerite (action) = 13
150. [pc ps4] everything (adventure) = 13
151. [pc ps4 vita] zero escape the nonary games (adventure remake) = 13
152. [pc ps4 xbo] styx shards of darkness (action adventure) = 13
153. [nsw] rocket league (sports remake) = 13
154. [nsw] super bomberman r (action) = 13
155. [nsw] enter the gungeon (action remake) = 13
156. [pc nsw] battle chef brigade (action puzzle) = 13
157. [nsw] disgaea 5 complete (rpg remake) = 12
158. [pc ps4 xbo] ruiner (action) = 12
159. [pc ios] the elder scrolls legends (board+card) = 11
160. [pc ps4 xbo] tom clancys rainbow six siege year 2 (shooter) = 11
161. [pc ps4 vita nsw] dragon quest heroes ii (rpg) = 11
162. [3ds] miitopia (rpg) = 11
163. [pc] butterfly soup (adventure) = 11
164. [pc ps4 xbo] the elder scrolls online morrowind (rpg) = 11
165. [pc ps4 xbo] outlast 2 (horror) = 11
166. [ps4 xbo] pillars of eternity complete edition (rpg remake) = 11
167. [pc ps4 xbo] the long dark (adventure) = 11
168. [pc ps4 nsw] graceful explosion machine (action) = 11
169. [ps4 xbo] battle garegga rev 2016 (shooter remake) = 10
170. [pc] fidel dungeon rescue (puzzle) = 10
171. [pc ps4 ps3 xbo 360 nsw] nba 2k18 (sports) = 10
172. [ps4 xbo nsw] la noire (action adventure remake) = 10
173. [3ds] culdcept revolt (strategy) = 10
174. [pc xbo] forza horizon 3 hot wheels (racing) = 10
175. [pc ps4 xbo] warframe plains of eidolon (action) = 10
176. [pc] muv luv alternative (adventure remake) = 9
177. [pc] monolith (action) = 9
178. [pc ps4 vita ios] full throttle remastered (adventure remake) = 9
179. [nsw] monster hunter xx (rpg remake) = 9
180. [pc ios] subsurface circular (rpg) = 9
181. [xbo nsw] thumper (rhythm) = 9
182. [ios and] animal crossing pocket camp (simulation) = 9
183. [ps4] senran kagura peach beach splash (shooter) = 9
184. [ps4] statik (vr puzzle) = 9
185. [pc ps4] lawbreakers (shooter) = 9
186. [snes] star fox 2 (shooter) = 9
187. [nsw] shovel knight treasure trove (action remake) = 9
188. [nsw] fast rmx (racing remake) = 9
189. [pc] starcraft remastered (strategy remake) = 8
190. [ps4] taiko no tatsujin session de dodon ga don (rhythm) = 8
191. [pc ps4] white day a labyrinth named school (horror remake) = 8
192. [ios pc] hidden folks (puzzle) = 8
193. [pc ps4 xbo] hand of fate 2 (board+card) = 8
194. [pc] endless space 2 (strategy) = 8
195. [pc] ys seven (rpg remake) = 8
196. [pc] (action) = 8
197. [ios] hq (board+card) = 8
198. [nsw] shantae half genie hero (action adventure) = 8
199. [pc ios and] hearthstone expansions (board+card) = 7
200. [pc ps4] last day of june (adventure) = 7
201. [pc ps4 xbo] sniper elite 4 (shooter) = 7
202. [pc ps4 xbo] ken folletts the pillars of the earth (adventure) = 7
203. [pc ps4 xbo] night trap 25th anniversary edition (simulation) = 7
204. [pc] vanquish (action remake) = 7
205. [pc ps4 xbo nsw] sonic forces (action) = 7
206. [pc ps4 ps3 xbo 360 nsw] fifa 18 (sports) = 7
207. [pc] dream daddy a dad dating simulator (adventure) = 7
208. [pc ps4 xbo nsw and ios] the walking dead a new frontier (adventure) = 7
209. [pc ps4 xbo] get even (action) = 6
210. [pc ps4 xbo] hitman patient zero (action) = 6
211. [pc] spark the electric jester (action) = 6
212. [pc] unexplored (action) = 6
213. [pc ps4] the invisible hours (vr adventure) = 6
214. [ps4 vita] ys origin (rpg) = 6
215. [pc ps4 xbo] spintires mudrunner (simulation) = 6
216. [pc] universal paperclips (simulation) = 6
217. [ps4 xbo] nhl 18 (sports) = 6
218. [ios and] yu gi oh duel links (board+card) = 6
219. [pc] blazblue central fiction (fighting remake) = 6
220. [pc ps4 xbo] the disney afternoon collection (action remake) = 6
221. [ps4 vita] super robot wars v (rpg) = 6
222. [pc ps4] nidhogg 2 (fighting) = 6
223. [pc] football manager 2018 (sports simulation) = 6
224. [pc] darkwood (horror) = 6
225. [pc ps4] detention (horror) = 6
226. [pc ios and] reigns her majesty (board+card) = 6
227. [pc ps4] bubsy the woolies strike back (action) = 5
228. [pc] bleed 2 (action) = 5
229. [3ds] style savvy styling star (simulation) = 5
230. [pc] fortnight (action) = 5
231. [3ds] bye bye boxboy (puzzle) = 5
232. [pc] stellaris utopia (strategy) = 5
233. [pc ps4 vita] warriors all stars (action) = 5
234. [ps4 xbo] madden nfl 18 (sports) = 5
235. [pc ps4 xbo nsw] splasher (action) = 5
236. [ps4] rock of ages 2 bigger and boulder (action) = 5
237. [pc ps4 xbo] dirt 4 (racing) = 5
238. [ios and] card thief (board+card) = 5
239. [ps4 vita] under night in birth exe late[st] (fighting) = 5
240. [pc ps4 xbo nsw] pinball fx 3 (action) = 5
241. [pc ps4 xbo] super cloudbuilt (action) = 5
242. [nsw] 1 2 switch (board+card) = 5
243. [nsw] kamiko (action) = 5
244. [pc ps4 xbo] need for speed payback (racing) = 4
245. [pc] out of the park baseball 18 (sports simulation) = 4
246. [ps4 vita] rabi ribi (action) = 4
247. [nsw] voez (rhythm) = 4
248. [pc ps4] absolver (fighting) = 4
249. [vita] mary skelter nightmares (rpg) = 4
250. [pc ps4] tooth and tail (strategy) = 4
251. [pc] batman arkham vr (vr simulation remake) = 4
252. [pc ps4 ios and] final fantasy ix (rpg remake) = 4
253. [3ds] dai gyakuten saiban 2 (adventure) = 4
254. [pc ps4 nsw] tumbleseed (action) = 4
255. [pc] agents of mayhem (action) = 4
256. [and] super mario run (action remake) = 4
257. [ios and] crazy taxi gazillionaire (simulation) = 4
258. [pc xbo] gigantic (shooter) = 4
259. [pc ps4 xbo] the golf club 2 (sports) = 4
260. [nsw] pokken tournament dx (fighting) = 4
261. [pc ps4] megaton rainfall (vr action) = 4
262. [pc] vaporum (rpg) = 4
263. [pc ps4 ios nsw] cat quest (rpg) = 4
264. [pc ps4] star trek bridge crew (vr action adventure) = 4
265. [pc] guild wars 2 path of fire (rpg) = 4
266. [ps4] matterfall (shooter) = 4
267. [ps4] hidden agenda (board+card) = 4
268. [pc nsw] slime san (action) = 4
269. [pc] battle brothers (rpg) = 4
270. [pc ps4 xbo nsw and ios] guardians of the galaxy the telltale series (adventure) = 4
271. [pc ps4 xbo] flinthook (action) = 4
272. [pc] fashioning little miss lonesome (action) = 3
273. [ps4 ps3 xbo 360 wii wiiu nsw] just dance 2018 (rhythm) = 3
274. [pc ps4] raiden v directors cut (shooter) = 3
275. [pc] rising storm 2 vietnam (shooter) = 3
276. [pc] to the top (action) = 3
277. [pc] caveblazers (action) = 3
278. [pc] meltys quest (action) = 3
279. [pc] killer instinct (action) = 3
280. [pc] dominions 5 (action) = 3
281. [pc] watch dogs 2 (action) = 3
282. [pc] the norwood suite (action) = 3
283. [pc] gonner (action) = 3
284. [pc] a morticians tale (simulation) = 3
285. [pc] battlezone (vr action remake) = 3
286. [ps4] drawn to death (action) = 3
287. [pc] freddy fazbears pizzeria simulator (horror simulation) = 3
288. [pc ps4 xbo nsw and] perception (horror) = 3
289. [pc] rick and morty virtual rick ality (vr simulation) = 3
290. [pc] rollercoaster tycoon classic (simulation) = 3
291. [ios] typeshift (puzzle) = 3
292. [pc] little busters english edition (action) = 3
293. [pc] bomber crew (action) = 3
294. [pc] sonic rush (action) = 3
295. [pc] the division resistance (action) = 3
296. [pc] a house of many doors (action) = 3
297. [pc] onirim (action) = 3
298. [pc] super blood hockey (action) = 3
299. [pc] deceit (action) = 3
300. [pc] they are billions (action) = 3
301. [pc] project diva future tone (action) = 3
302. [pc] raiden v (action) = 3
303. [pc ios] old mans journey (adventure) = 3
304. [pc] planescape torment enhanced edition (action) = 3
305. [ps4 pc] echo (action adventure) = 3
306. [ps4] city shrouded in shadow (action adventure) = 3
307. [ps4] elite dangerous (simulation remake) = 3
308. [pc] shadowhand (action) = 3
309. [pc ps4 xbo] flatout 4 total insanity (racing) = 3
310. [pc] hiveswap (adventure) = 3
311. [pc] hack gu last recode (action) = 3
312. [pc] picross e8 (action) = 3
313. [pc] morphblade (action) = 3
314. [3ds] hey pikmin (action) = 3
315. [pc] cook serve delicious 2 (action) = 3
316. [pc] floor kids (action) = 3
317. [pc] toukiden 2 (action) = 3
318. [nsw] dragonball xenoverse 2 (fighting remake) = 3
319. [nsw] wulverblade (action) = 3
320. [pc] mr shifty (action) = 3
321. [ps4] polybius (vr action) = 3
322. [pc ps4 xbo nsw ios and] the jackbox party pack 4 (board+card) = 3
323. [pc ps4 xbo] crawl (action) = 3
324. [pc] emily is away too (simulation) = 3
325. [3ds] mario & luigi superstar saga + bowsers minions (rpg remake) = 3
326. [pc ps4 vita] yomawari midnight shadows (adventure) = 3
327. [pc ps4] gang beasts (fighting) = 3
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,419
Texas
#12
Can’t believe this got up so quickly! Amazing choices for an amazing year <3

Thanks for giving me the Nier: Automata quote. I will love it forever!!
 
Oct 25, 2017
13,597
#24
Top 3 exactly as it should be. I’m so proud to call BotW ERA’s inaugural GOTY.

Can’t believe BotW has been in the honeymoon phase for 11 months!!

Congrats all around to these great games. Fantastic year.
 
Oct 28, 2017
5,916
#30
Yeah there are some great games scattered around that have deserved their awards. Fully agree with the top 2 overall and Nintendo winning the best publisher, they were particularly special to me.

Great year all round.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,231
#39
While I don't love the order, I think this is the best top 10 list I've seen on the internet. Well done guys.

The biggest shocker to me is that imo Wolfy and Xenoblade should be switched. When you look at the overall placement of Nintendo games on the list (yes they had an incredible year) it seems like there is a really strong Nintendo fanbase on REF.
 
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