Vote for your favourite games of the past 12 months across 16 categories.
The PS Blog Game of the Year 2021 Polls are now open! These awards are driven entirely by players’ choice, so cast your vote to nominate your favourite PlayStation games of the past year. All 16 categories recognise the best of PlayStation through 2021, across PS4, PS5 and PS VR to celebrate great games, captivating new characters, fantastic soundtracks, graphical showcases, and much more.
As ever, there are a few rules for categories and their nominees. This year, some are new:
- Every category includes a write-in option in case there’s a title absent that you think should be considered.
- Due to the polls closure date, some titles aren’t eligible for inclusion. These will be eligible for next year’s nominee selection.
- As with the majority of the other categories, Best Multiplayer Experience focuses on titles released in 2021, but also recognises multiplayer-centric games that have seen significant new content or game-changing updates over this past year (such as Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker).
- There are a number of highly anticipated games on the horizon. Some have launch dates, while others have yet to even officially confirm the game’s name. As such, we’ve chosen to keep the selection for the Most Anticipated Game of 2022 and Beyond category to games that have official titles.
- Best Re-Release is a new category recognising remasters and remakes. Qualifying titles showcase enhancements like quality of life gameplay changes, graphical upgrades, and more.
- If a title won a Platinum in a category any previous year, it won’t be eligible for inclusion in the same category this year.
Polls are live now and close on Monday, December 13 at 11.59pm Pacific Time, so scroll below and get clicking. We’ll collect the results and announce the winners later this month.
Good luck to all the nominees!
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Only 3 of those ps5 games are ps5-only?
Reason number one why I haven’t been seeking to purchase a PS5.
Three titles exclusive to PS5? PS4 re-releases just to have better graphics? No thanks.
Is the category called “Best PS5 Only Game”?
I’ve said it on other treads, could you try and stay focused with your lazy pathetic trolling please?
I know you are desperate and have to write your comment down faster then your brain can keep up, so that you are the first comment here every single time…… but try and make sense when you do so. You’re making your roastings too easy.
Stop gatekeeping. Everyone is entitled to an opinion.
Well, it’s only natural that we see multi platform releases, especially with the pandemic and the shortage of consoles, companies wants to maximize their profits.
I really don’t regret getting a PS5 with the better performance and ssd, no more pop in loading from the world is pretty amazing, solid 60fps makes everything feels super smooth.
Andy – weren’t you the one who tried posting something untrue as fact to win an argument?
Worse Yet WRC 10 is not even close to getting on the sports list. Its not even stable on ps5, crashes. Glitches, freeze ups ect…Remove that trash.
Why no Destiny 2? There is a ps5 version. It imo is game of the year and my sole reason to get a ps5 so soon. Its like a whole new experience on ps5.
What a depressing voting selection.
Only people like andrewsquall, iamtylerdurden, mercenary09 would have a goofy smile on their face while filling in their votes. 😭😜
BTW, where is tyler? 😁
You’ve left God of War Ragnarok off the list of upcoming games. 😢
It’s funny because I was thinking the opposite… Best PS4 Game… aren’t all of these on PS5? Why would I play these on PS4? Heh
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Yeah I think
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Really strange that God of War Ragnarok is missing from the Most Anticipated List, even though it’s a 2022 title.
I was really surprised too. Especially with God Of War being released on PC you would think that it would be considered.
The Most Anticipated doesn’t include previous winners of the category, which includes the upcoming God of War.
It says right in the post that if a game won a previous year then it can’t be nominated again. That’s why it’s missing
They want to see what’s the second most anticipated game, or you know you can enter it in the comments too.
God of War Ragnarok could be a 2023 title, just saying, we don’t have a solid release date.
probably isn’t a 2022 title then.
2022? You sure ;-)
Not convinced. Think this and Starfield will be 2023
I guess it means that game will release in 2021 :)
You all just have to read! It says pretty clear at the beginning,
“If a title won a Platinum in a category any previous year, it won’t be eligible for inclusion in the same category this year.”
Sounds like they’re gonna delay it for another year then huh?
PS4 GOTY: Hades
PS5 GOTY: Returnal
Most anticipated game: Final Fantasy XVI, followed by God of War Ragnarok.
Good choices. Me too.
Games that literally released in the past week should not be on here…
Disagree. It is for 2021. solar Ash deserves recognition.
Would be interesting to read your logic behind that?
Actually they should be, this is the 2021 GOTY, and if they were released over the past couple weeks, they’re a 2021 game lmao.
Good luck, PlayStation :D
Los juegos nesesita mejorar un poco más
Can’t really understand why Miles Morales isn’t in vote pull… He’s 2x better and interesting than GoG, if u ask me.
Never mind, I forgot that he was released in 2020 :)
Best soundtrack + Indie for me has to be Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye. Such a fantastic addition to an already incredible game.
Best Art direction: Solar Ash
Best Soundtrack: Death’s Door
Best Character: Kit | Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
Most Anticipated: Elden Ring
Lots of great games to play and to look forward too soon!
Seriously no god of war ragnarok? What’s wrong with you guys??
It won this award last year
It’s so difficult for me to choose a game for “Most Anticipated Game of 2022 and Beyond” when there are so many great games that i’m so excited for lol.
It won last year. If you read the post it says a game can’t be nominated again if it won a previous year. I swear we have this discussion every year on this award post
I can’t wait for Horizon: Forbidden West!! 🔥🔥
It’ll be amazing and I can’t wait to see what a Horizon 3 will be like as a ps5 exclusive around 2026
One Category is missing – “Best Glitch showcase”. The catagory would contain games like Cyberpunk, Battlefield 2042, GTA Definitive Edition.
Great idea. We need to shame the industry every now and then to keep them honest.
Go COD VanGaurd
Best indie: Hades
Best PS4: GOTG
Best PS5: Rift Apart
Best Studio: Insomniac
Most Anticipated: KOTOR Remake (or Spider-Man 2/Wolverine)
I don’t see any polls?
Showed Ys IX: Monstrum Nox some love in some of the write ins, best game I played all year.
People need to play Nier Replicant. Best game for me this year.
i signed in with my two factor authentication enabled account went to the balcony to get my otp, just to say this, “i agree with you”
also it’s my goty and if something else wins the best rerelease and best music award i will be really mad.
it’s just so good.
Again, another “game award” Forza Horizon 5 is excluded from :)
I put Forza Horizon 5 in the ‘Other’ box. It’s the only game deserving of a win in the sports/racing category.
These are PlayStation awards. Last time I checked FH5 isn’t on PlayStation.
Yep, I would’ve picked forza over all of those weak games.
Most anticipated: Where is God of War: Ragnarok?
It won this award last year
Does nobody actually read the posts? It won last year so it couldn’t be nominated again.
I love PlayStation since 2010 my favorite game to play is Guardians Of The Galaxy
Any re-release that doesn’t rip you off really. Got my Skyrim PS5 Platinum trophy and got the Anniversary upgrade as a result. Can’t say the same thing about Ghost of Tsushima on PS5 because that was a rip off 30 quid upgrade to do so. By being greedy, you got NOTHING from me instead.
Apply this to any of your future lazy PS5 ports like Uncharted too Sony. I will never be buying any of them and it will only be in the mere thousands that will be buying it on PC. Hope it was worth the wasted development time and damage to the PlayStation brand overall.
lol, that was funny. You think only a few thousand will buy Uncharted for PC? Wow, would be hilarious to see your reaction on the sales numbers :)
That’s a shame for you, friend. Ghost of Tsushima’s DLC was really good!
Kena not being an option for “Best Art Direction” is a crime.
Hands down my favorite game this year and it is not even close.
When I look at that lineup, its hard for me to choose the best game since I only played 2.
But the thing is when I see what’s on the list I don’t want to play 90% of them. So for me, none of these games have the quality to be considered a game a of the year.
I think that’s how the majority of ps owners feel. Some people are disappointed, but they think their brown-nosing is somehow going to get recognized and awarded for it. HaHa.
Most anticipated game really is a tough nut! Elden Ring, Horizon, GT7, and God of War Ragnarok in one year is insane. Still voted for Horizon though. Everyone’s waiting for that sequel!
Not everyone. Many of us see that horizon is too similar to the first one.
Tales of arise best story driven game of the year.
How’s god of war ragnarok not up there for most anticipated game golf 2022 in my opinion I think it’s the most anticipated in the whole of 2022
If you read the post you would know why. It won the award last year so it can’t be nominated again.
PlayStation is the best
It’s the best if it’s all you know.. I guess
I wish you’d consider adding Genshin Impact to best soundtrack category.
It deserved a spot on there for sure
2021 was a lackluster year for gaming, hopefully, Elden ring and GoW Ragnarok can carry next year on their back
I haven’t even played most of these games because I couldn’t get ahold of a PS5 XD
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Resident evil village definitely
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart deserves all the Golden Bolts! (awards) Best graphics, a truly only on Ps5 game, 120hz, best new character Rivet, this game have all!
Second place for Returnal
Doesnt have replayability.
Anything has replay ability if you enjoy the game.
I voted for Hitman 3 PS4/PS5
Why WRC 10? Not even stable or properly coded for ps5. Its a mess of crashes, glitches and disappointing. Remove that trash.
That list of games for this year is the reason why I don’t really care that I don’t have a PS5. Maybe next year but even then I’m losing interest in the Sony lineup. I think I’ll just wait until the new console is readily available in like 2028 and by that time there might be something interesting to play on it.
It will play much better on PC
You’re really not interested in Returnal, Ratchet & Clank, God of War, Horizon, Kena, Spider-Man 2 and so on?
I don’t understand, these are probably some of the best games ever!
Nice and amazing year.
but , Why God of War Ragnarök not listed for Most Anticipated Game????
Because it won that award last year and they say right in the post that you can’t win it twice
i know it’s December and After the Fall is just now coming out but it deserves to be spotlighted in this. it’s an amazing game and experience and has a great social aspect. VR needs more games like it
Actually the PSVR version is a mess from what the community is saying so it’s probably good it isn’t here
Back when I first bought a ps4, there were psn deals where I would spend 50 dollars and get 10 free. Whatever happened to those interesting promotions?
I cant wait for marvels spiderman 2
We need Genshin Impact!!!
There were plenty of amazing studios which released plenty of amazing games this year, but Insomniac Games is without a doubt the best studio of the year, releasing not 1, but 3 titles within 8 months. That’s absolutely insane and honestly unheard of nowadays. Congrats to them for their stellar year, and I can’t wait to see what they bring us in 2023!
Es una pena que PlayStation no tome en cuenta juegos poco conocidos como Dauntless, Crossout, The Forest, Subnautica, etc.
I voted that Sony brought us ps5 too