Wow! Did 2018 overhear all our praise about last year’s lineup and refuse to be bested? From the word “go” this year has delivered an embarrassment of video game riches. Celeste and Monster Hunter: World kickstarted the cavalcade of hits, and the pace didn’t let up all the way through holiday juggernauts like Red Dead Redemption 2. It was also a tremendous year for PlayStation exclusives, with showstoppers like Marvel’s Spider-Man and God of War setting records for the platform.
So, there are a ton of amazing games to look back on for this year’s Game of the Year awards. That’s why we need your votes to help decide the best of the best. Many of the categories below will be familiar from previous years, but there are some new additions to look out for. Multiplayer has been split up into competitive and cooperative as games continue to evolve in the online space. Best Sound Design is an opportunity to shed light on the subtle ways audio designers bring their worlds to life.
Important note: As always, any game that previously won a Platinum Trophy in the “Most Anticipated” category is barred from another nomination in that category.
The polls below are open now and will stay that way until the year ends at 11:59pm Pacific on December 31. Don’t forget to tell a friend to vote in the polls as well!
As we wrap up 2018, we here at PlayStation.Blog want thank you for your continued support. We hope you have an incredible holiday, and we’ll see you in the new year to keep the nonstop celebration of video games going.
Best PS4 Game
Best PS VR Experience
Best Independent Game
Best Graphical Showcase
Best Art Direction
Best Sound Design
Best Sports Game
Best Ongoing Game
Best PlayStation Console Exclusive
Most Anticipated Game
Studio of the Year