Game of the Year
A1. Tetris 99 - "A beautiful and wonderfully addictive version of the all time classic pitting you amongst the best of the best and secret geniuses called 'Kacey's mum' or 'Bill'. Marvellous and well worth the price of admission."
A2. Divinity Original Sin 2 - "Cos Benny said I could :)"
A3. The Division 2 - "Four player co-op - lots of guns - pretty smart AI and a relatively fun storyline puts this amongst my top 5 for the year."
A4. Ghost Recon: Breakpoint - "Four player co-op - lots of guns - pretty smart AI and a incredibly stupid storyline puts this amongst my top 5 for the year."
A5. Blood & Truth - "VR done large - London gangsters and ducking behind casino slot machines - great fun."
Biggest Disappointment of the Year (game, hardware, or anything else)
Z1. The writing in Breakpoint, fucking awful hackneyed rubbish.
Z2. Anthem - what a shame, such a great mechanic flying and jumping and fighting. But it didn't know what it wanted to be, and failed miserably at all the other aspects (as well as gamebreaking bugs, terrible menu decisions and awful loading times).This should have stuck as a single player story game and been a redefining moment from the Mass Effect devs.
Z3. Me for not playing the goose game yet.
Sound Design of the Year
Visual Design of the Year
V1. The Division 2
V2. Breakpoint - there is no doubt Ubisoft craft some lovely looking games.
Writing of the Year
Gaming Format (System) of the Year
F1. PC again for me
Publisher or Developer of the Year
Best Supported Game (released pre 2019) of the Year
B1. No Mans Sky (another 40 odd hours sunk after the big release)
Your game of the year that didn't come out this year (basically what is your favourite game you played this year that came out in 2018 or earlier)
X1. Divinity Original Sin 2 - coop RPG amazingness
Best game character of the year
Game of the Decade
D1. Zelda Breath of the Wild
"When Nintendo had a look at their competitors and thought, hey we could do that...." D2. Elite Dangerous
"1400 hours and counting - I've seen things you people wouldn't believe, Attack ships blowing up as I beam laser them, I've flown past black holes and neutron stars, travelled to the centre of the galaxy, traded slaves, discovered worlds and stars and whole systems. So much to see." D3. Crusader Kings II
"Massive amount of hours trawling through the reports on potential wives for my heir - then picking one who ends up having a bastard! With his brother!" D4. Civilization 6
"I have always loved Civilization, been playing it on and off for over twenty years. Civ 6 is a really good version, they introduced districts, which make so much sense and allow your cities to sprawl out so much more than they used to. Religion is like a sub game of its own and all the systems within systems and masses of different characters you can choose, just allow for huge flexibility on how you want to play. And the scenarios are pretty good too. I won't stop playing until Civ 7 comes out." D5. Minecraft
"Massively original, hugely popular, platinumed on PS4. An amazingly deep game that rewards you for the effort you put in. Multiplayer with my kids, building a world to play and run around. Fantastic game." D6. GTA V
"including Online I must have put hundreds of hours into this. A game where you can simply drive and lose time from just bumbling about - fighting the law, getting away from them, fighting them again... etc etc. Plus the races, the missions (on and offline) the crazy side. The one fly being the grind." D7. Super Mario Odyssey
"The best Mario game since Galaxy. Galaxy 2 is close, but Odyssey oozes joy." D8. Skyrim
"Not much to say about this really that hasn't been already said. It's either this or The Witcher 3 for Action RPG of the decade. VR was just the icing on the already michelin star cake." D9. Stellaris
"I doubt anyone else will choose this as a game of the decade, but the galaxy spanning 4x game from the masters of the 4x game really hits the spot. Culture style or Borg? Federation or Psychic warrior lead empire? Peaceful farmers or militaristic slavers... Be what you want, but don't be surprised when the Old Ones are awakened or an AI swarm becomes sentiment and want to take back what you thought was safely yours." D10. Red Dead Redemption 2
"How on earth did they make my Playstation produce such beauty. People bemoan the story and the controls, but I loved every moment."