Game of the Year Awards 2019

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We'll be spending the rest of December revealing PC Gamer's Game of the Year Awards for 2019. Here's how it works: each staff member gets up to six nominations for games that came out this year. We add up the nominations, jump on a global group call, and decide which games we want to give an award. We pick the award names based on the games we select, which is why you'll see slightly different categories each year.

Alongside the awards, each writer has also picked a personal favourite for the year. While these aren't part of the awards proper, they're still games that someone on our team felt was worth celebrating. We'll be updating this page with new awards as they're revealed, up to the reveal of our Ultimate Game of the Year on December 31.

The awards

Best Ongoing Game: Sea of Thieves (opens in new tab)
Best Remake: Resident Evil 2 (opens in new tab)
Best Character: Untitled Goose Game (opens in new tab)
Best Action Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (opens in new tab)
Best Setting: Control (opens in new tab)
Best Expansion: Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers (opens in new tab)
Best Comedy Game: What the Golf? (opens in new tab)
Best Strategy Game: Total War: Three Kingdoms (opens in new tab)
Best Design: Slay the Spire (opens in new tab)
Best Open World Game: Red Dead Redemption 2 (opens in new tab)
Best FPS: Apex Legends (opens in new tab)
Best Adventure Game: Outer Wilds (opens in new tab)
Game of the Year
: Disco Elysium (opens in new tab)

Personal Picks

James Davenport: Session (opens in new tab)
Joanna Nelius:
Afterparty (opens in new tab)
Evan Lahti:
Remnant: From the Ashes (opens in new tab)
Fraser Brown:
Man of Medan (opens in new tab)
Chris Livingston:
Outward (opens in new tab)
Rachel Watts:
Telling Lies (opens in new tab)
Phil Savage:
Anno 1800 (opens in new tab)
Wes Fenlon:
Amid Evil (opens in new tab)
Andy Kelly:
Observation (opens in new tab)
Tom Senior:
Destiny 2 (opens in new tab)
Steven Messner:
Metro Exodus (opens in new tab)
Tyler Wilde:
Project Winter (opens in new tab)

Past awards

Game of the Year Awards 2018 (opens in new tab)
Game of the Year Awards 2017 (opens in new tab)
Game of the Year Awards 2016 (opens in new tab)
Game of the Year Awards 2015 (opens in new tab)
Game of the Year Awards 2014 (opens in new tab)
Game of the Year Awards 2013 (opens in new tab)

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