Game of the Year Awards 2019: Best Surprise

Game of the Year Awards 2019: Best Surprise

Excitement fills the air with an electric buzz when a new AAA game has been announced – or better yet, released – in anticipation of the latest big budget experience. These are the sequels and franchises we have been dying to play and known about for months ahead of time, eagerly researching every small nugget of information we can find to be prepared for the day it is finally in our hands. On the other hand, indie developers are often releasing innovative and explosive games we didn’t know we wanted until the trailer finally drops on launch day, leaving us in surprise and shock at the incredible new experience at our fingertips. These are the nominees for the Best Surprise of 2019, the games which seemingly appeared out of nowhere and proved to be absolutely amazing. Beware of spoilers in the video below.

Weird physics engines, being a nuisance, or simply rallying together on a wild and crazy journey. These games deliver something special we haven’t seen before and didn’t know were on the horizon. We were thrilled to play them and cannot stress enough how great these games are. Each and every one deserves your attention and there is definitely something here for every kind of gamer. You owe it to yourself to discover these amazing games.

What the Golf? – Triband

Untitled Goose Game – House House

Baba Is You – Hempuli Oy

Cadence of Hyrule – Brace Yourself Games

Yooka Laylee and the Impossible Lair – Playtonic Games

Outer Wilds – Mobius Digital

A Plague Tale: Innocence – Asobo Studio

Apex Legends – Respawn Entertainment

Superliminal – Pillow Castle

Neo Cab – Chance Agency

Disco Elysium – Za/um

Did you get a chance to play any of these surprise hits? Is there a game you think deserves to be on this list? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, or the Comments section below, and be sure to stick around to see the nominees for our other Game of the Year Awards right up until December 22nd when we announce all of the winners.