The end of the year draws nearer, and it means we as a community must hand out the most prestigious award in all of gaming, the MEW Game Of The Year Awards!
We will continue with our normal process of getting all the nomination threads in first, where you will get the chance to nominate as many games as you want for in each category. Each category will have 10 nominations pre-selected, but you are more than welcome to nominate any other game in any category. The rest of the community can then vote by liking your comment.
The highest voted 5 games in each category, including the highest voted suggestions in the comments, will then move on to the final round of voting, where the best game in each category will be selected. In this final voting you will only be able to vote for one game, and the game with the highest number of voted will be crowed the best in the category.
So to summarize:
- There will be 10 pre-determined nominations in each category that everyone can vote on.
- You will be able to vote for as many games as you want from these lists.
- The top 5 in each category will go on to the final vote, and may include the write-in should it gather enough support from the community.
- The final vote will be a single vote in each category to determine the best in each category.
- Once all the votes are counted (and we WILL COUNT ALL THE VOTES), the best in each category will be announced
The list of categories again sees a few small changes. Some new categories added, as well as new names for some others. The new categories are as follows:
- Best game released on Xbox One in 2021
- Best game released on PlayStation 4 in 2021
- Best game released on Nintendo Switch in 2021
- Best game released on PC in 2021
- Best game to play with your friends released in 2021
- The Tell Me A Story award for 2021
- The Indie Darling of 2021
- Best game to Shoot A Man In The Face 2021
- Best Sportsball game of 2021
- Best “I Swear I’m Working” game award 2021
- Best game we’re still playing 2021
- Old games made better in 2021
- Most Anticipated game of 2021
- The Most Epic Game Of The Year Award 2021
The threads for each category will also include details on what each category means and why the games were selected. I will be creating the threads today throughout the day, and voting will officially start from today. We will give until 24 November to vote in all the threads, after which the final round threads will be created, and voting on them will start on 25 November until 3 December. It is then when we will crown our Game Of the Year.
I would also like to extend an invitation to everyone, please vote on all the threads. I know it is impossible to play all the games that’s been released this year, but you should have some indication on their quality to make a decision on which game you want to see win in each category.