2021 TechRaptor Awards - Nominees and Readers' Choice Vote

Published: December 13, 2021 1:14 PM /


2021 techraptor awards nominees

When it comes to awards, 2021 will be an interesting one to watch around the industry. Many years, it's more or less a formality for who the eventual winners are, with maybe some competition between the two heaviest hitters. This year, there hasn't been much of a consensus pick, so it feels more wide open than ever before. 

Below is our list of nominees as determined and voted on by the TechRaptor Staff. Starting December 20th, we'll be posting the winners of our awards.

Of course, we'd love for all of you to get involved, so check out this link to vote on your own winners!

Best Multiplayer (For exceptional multiplayer gameplay and design)

Best Writing (For outstanding storytelling, worldbuilding, and character creation)

Best Visual Design (For outstanding, cohesive aesthetic)

Best Soundtrack (For outstanding overall score)

Best Expansion/DLC (The best piece of additional content to an existing game)

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise
  • Bowser's Fury (Our Review)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island

2021 Best Evolving Game (For outstanding continued development on an existing game)

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact
  • No Man's Sky

Indie Game of the Year (For outstanding creative and technical design from outside a large studio)

Tabletop Game/RPG of the Year (For outstanding tabletop game design)

Game of the Year (The best game of the year, whose sum of its parts is greater than any other)