How Bias Effects Game of the Year Winners

Are Game of the Year awards biased? The only way to critically assess this is by using a real example. So we will go through one gamer's 'Game of the Year' winners for the last 15 years.

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opinionated301d ago

“Why do we all have such different opinions when it comes to Game of the Year?”

I’m glad you started off with that, I knew to close it.

AspiringProGenji301d ago

I believe the definitive GOTY should be the one with the most GOTY awards across all gaming sites/events. But, the definitive GOTY may not me Mine, yours, or his/her. That is where everyone can still have their own games as GOTY or opinions.

roadkillers301d ago

After seeing Journey win Game of the Year and Undertale win Best Game of All Time, there really is no outright winner. I always say my favorite game of all time is Conker's Bad Fur Day, but honestly that may be blinded by Nostalgia because I haven't played that game since the re-release on Xbox. If I played it now, I would probably think it is immature.

There's a battle in my heart. I really enjoy want games that do not get recognition to win. Yet, I will cheer for Red Dead Redemption even-though it has won every award it could. It's telling the developers that put their heart into the game to keep trying and it showing people who the best are.

My List:
2000: Pokemon Gold/Silver
2001:Grand Theft Auto 3
2002: Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance
2003: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
2004: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2005: Resident Evil 4
2006: Guitar Hero 2
2007: Call of Duty 4
2008: Grand Theft Auto IV
2009: Demon Souls
2010: Red Dead Redemption
2011: Portal 2
2012: Max Payne 3
2013: Last of Us
2014: South Park Stick of Truth
2015: Undertale
2016: Uncharted 4
2017: Fortnite
2018: Haven't played any yet, but SotC Remake looks great.

_-EDMIX-_301d ago

Bruh, I know 2001 was a hard one for you to decide on! So many amazing games came out 2001 Smash Brothers Melee Halo Final Fantasy 10 Metal Gear Solid 2 etc

roadkillers301d ago

Hell yeah, I had to go with GTA3 though. FFX was amazing, my second PS2 game and second Final Fantasy. I never played a Metal Gear until 2005 when I rented MGS3. So glad I did because I would never have enjoyed MGS2 without playing 3 first.

Something for debate, 2004 and 2007 were the best years in gaming.

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_-EDMIX-_301d ago

@road-absolutely I think any of those games mentioned is completely understandable as 2001 was just an unbelievable Year from Megaton classics.

Oh absolutely Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Doom 3 Half-Life 2 Halo 2 Metal Gear Solid 3.

Trust me I won't disagree with any person that says 2004 was one of the best years in gaming. 2001 and 2004 are just those rare occurrences with Megaton blockbusters.

UnHoly_One300d ago (Edited 300d ago )

How the hell do you guys just know off the top of your head what games came out 17 years ago?

I couldn't tell you half the games that came out last year.

_-EDMIX-_300d ago

@unholy - lol well I was in grade school when those games came out and I just had so much more time to dedicate the gaming so remember those years more clearly.

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Mr Marvel301d ago

Monster Hunter World is the standout for me so far in 2018.

Profchaos301d ago

Max Payne 3 fully agree it was grossly under rated

BadElf301d ago

Opinions. Such a wild concept!


I need to pick up Prey. I've heard too many good things about it.

Vegamyster301d ago

If you liked the Bioshock 1 & the last couple Dues Ex games you should love it, starts off slow but gets better the more you play.

stefan_771301d ago

Jak II is one of the worst games ever made

AspiringProGenji301d ago

That’s an stretch. Jak 2 was drastically change in direction and divisive, but it was still great game. I enjoyed the darker tone.

stefan_771301d ago

The driving and shooting are dysfunctional, poor checkpoint placement, very unresponsive controls. It's a mess

RememberThe357301d ago

You don't know a damn thing about videogames.

Silly gameAr301d ago

I'm sure you've reported people for less.

UnHoly_One300d ago

Good call.

It's definitely "inappropriate" for him to have a different opinion than you.

How dare he.

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