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

Personal Picks

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

Past awards

Game of the Year Awards 2018
Game of the Year Awards 2017
Game of the Year Awards 2016
Game of the Year Awards 2015
Game of the Year Awards 2014
Game of the Year Awards 2013

PC Gamer

The collective PC Gamer editorial team worked together to write this article. PC Gamer is the global authority on PC games—starting in 1993 with the magazine, and then in 2010 with this website you're currently reading. We have writers across the US, UK and Australia, who you can read about here.