PCGAMER awards will start dropping this Saturday.
Over the next couple weeks we’ll be publishing sweeping reflections on this year’s news, best moments, and shared gaming experiences. Sitting at the center will be annual Game of the Year awards, the product of 27 PC Gamer editors’ arguments, spent blood, and spilled G-Fuel. Awards will drop day by day beginning this weekend.
Approaching these awards somewhat democratically, by first tallying up votes on the five games each editor liked most in 2020. Rather than trying to force a mediocre game into pre-baked award categories, we instead work backwards from those votes to figure out which award fits favorites. Here are the games that received the most nominations, sorted alphabetically.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Crusader Kings 3
Kentucky Route Zero
Legends of Runeterra
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Persona 4 Golden
XCOM: Chimera Squad
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
This year they will be giving out 13 awards, including Best RPG, Best Action, and Best Strategy Game. Check back beginning December 19 when we’ll debut the first award, then another award each day until the end of 2020. Separately, they will also be handing out accolades to this year’s best hardware. Should be a busy couple of weeks!