Game of the Year 2019 | Awards Hub

The Best Games of the Year

2019 was a big year in games. Arguably not the biggest or the best, but certainly a fitting swan song for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 generations. As we close the book marked 2010’s, we’re looking back on the past 52 weeks with a critical eye. What was the best game of the year? Which were the most disappointing? Who’s the sexiest hero of the year? All shall be revealed come December 22nd. Bookmark this page, as links to all the category specific and overall ten best articles will be linked to on the 22nd. In the meantime, peruse the nominees (which are in random order), and tell us in the comments who we missed. Really want to put us on blast? That’s why man invented Twitter.

Best Game of the Year 2019

As argued for by the Press X To Podcast crew, COG’s ten best games of the year are a consensus list that invariably includes at least a couple dark horses that one or two people are passionate about. If you’re looking for the ten highest metascores of the year, this list probably ain’t for you.

Best Looking Game

Resident Evil 2 Remake
Death Stranding
Gears 5
Link’s Awakening
Luigi’s Mansion 3
Jedi: Fallen Order
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Devil May Cry 5
Rage 2
Mortal Kombat 11
Metro Exodus

Best Art Design

Sayonara Wild Hearts
Outer Wilds
Katana Zero
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Untitled Goose Game
Jedi: Fallen Order
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Void Bastards
Concrete Genie
Children of Morta
Black Future 88
Death Stranding
Disco Elysium
Neo Cab

Sexiest Hero

Jesse Faden (Control)
Luigi (LM3)
Kate Diaz (Gears 5)
Sam Porter Bridges (Death Stranding)
Leon Kennedy (RE2)
Claire Redfield (RE2)
Anna (Metro: Exodus)
Cole Walker (Ghost Recon Breakpoint)
Nero (DMC5)
Pedro (My Friend Pedro)
Hulk Hogan (WWE 2K20)
Sekiro (Sekiro)
Merrin (Jedi: Fallen Order)
Cal Kestis (Jedi: Fallen Order)