2019 TechRaptor Awards Nominees

12/27/2019 - 13:30 | By: Andrew Otton
And Readers' Choice Vote!

We recently ranked the past decade's 100 best games, and now it is time to look at specifically 2019. 2019 is one of the more odd years recently, as there are no clear and obvious winners that will take many of the industry's game of the year awards. While that may have been more of the case in recent years, 2019 was still full of many great games, from AAA juggernauts to indie titles that dazzled us.

Every year, we want to get you all involved in this process too. Here you can vote on the below nominees in each category. The results will be published with our own. Voting is open until the 5th.

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)

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis
  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
  • Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne (Our Review)
  • No Man's Sky: Beyond

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

  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
  • Stardew Valley

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

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

Tabletop RPG of the Year 

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


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