The Games Awards 2021: who will win the Game of the Year award?

We are there: I Game rewards I am around the corner. On the night of December 9-10, 2021, the event designed by Geoff Keighley will decree i best games of the year and the forecasts are only chasing each other since the public release of the nominations.

Each category is in its own way a possible prestigious medal on the chest, but there is no doubt that it is that of “Game of the Year“for general attention. In this section, the series has spooky names like God of War, The Last of Us Part II, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in its track record, and we don’t have any. All of us look forward to discovering the game that will put the crown on your head this year.

It is precisely for this reason that we have organized a rich marathon that will follow the whole show live (even live).

Take your tuxedo out of the wardrobe, smell your breath and get into the limousine: in this overview we will take stock of the you are pretenders who aspire to the price of the price.

And the winner is… in the following lines.

Death loop

Deathloop is a concentrate of ideas and daring

Every morning on Blackreef beach, when the sun rises, Foal He wakes up. Our alter ego knows that he will have to overcome a flood of enemies and adversity or he will have to start all over again.

Okay, that sounds more or less like the story of the lion and the gazelle or the morning routine of accountant Fantozzi determined to take the bus, but we assure you that Fantozziano’s Deathloop has absolutely nothing, indeed. The adventure signed Arkane Studios which opens the sextet of names vying for the title of “Game of the year” is really exhilarating, thanks to the commendable courage shown by the developers in wanting to take new paths in terms of ideas. A captivating story built with class, charismatic characters and a quantity of captivating ideas of which half would have been enough: here they are in all their splendor the ingredients of one of the FPS the most innovative of recent years.

After the triumph of Overwatch in the 2016 edition of the event, the FPS genre seems to want to win the coveted statuette once again. Will it be the right time? No matter what, he can always try again, and again, and again, and again, and again …

It takes two

Without the right amount of collaboration in It Takes Two, you can't get far

Without the right amount of collaboration in It Takes Two, you can’t get far

According to Stefano Accorsi in a famous commercial in the mid-90s, “Two gust is megl che uan”, a motto of which, apparently, Josef Fares must also be a big supporter.

The author of Lebanese origin has indeed always had more than a soft spot for cooperative adventures, a genre in which his brothers are also proudly part: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out. Cooperation Video games have reached levels of quality, eccentricity and enjoyment rarely touched before.

Having abandoned the fantastical atmospheres and criminal hues of the projects that came before it, Hazelight Studios’ new madness focuses on the vicissitudes of a couple about to divorce. Can you imagine furious bickering with tied dish throws? Silences that call into question the partner’s faults? None of that: in It Takes Two, husband and wife are magically transformed into two rag dolls and plasticine, who will have to remember how to lend a hand to kiss their beloved daughter again.

The campaign is meant to be played entirely in multiplayer, online or in split screen, and represents one of the nicest surprises of 2021. Will it be enough to defeat your rivals and cover yourself in glory?

Terror Metroid

Metroid Dread made us wait but the result is worth every day of waiting

Metroid Dread made us wait but the result is worth every day of waiting

Yes, it took almost twenty years but it was worth it. No no, stop everyone, we’re not talking about the new Diana Ross album – oh dear, maybe a little yes – but new Metroid in 2D.

A coveted sequel to this Fusion released on GameBoy Advance in 2002 which seduced us and left us waiting for a conclusion, Metroid Dread is a lonely journey, refined and seasoned by a explosive end, the good epilogue of a legendary series that saw the light of day a few eons ago on NES.

The skillful hands of the guys at MercurySteam were able to sew around Samus Aran an ‘epic and thrilling adventure, which winds along a huge map, which can be explored step by step in perfect Metroid style. In this succulent Switch exclusive, there’s everything a fan of the saga could want, and more: energy, adrenaline and intensity combined with a few welcome additions, such as the ability to sliding, performing uppercuts and overcoming obstacles while running. Not to mention the fight, gravelly and acrobatic, the true flagship of the production.

In addition to the premier class, Metroid Dread is also in the running for whoever will proclaim Best Action / Adventure, and who knows who doesn’t play the trick of getting plenty of loot.

Psychonauts 2

Psychonauts 2 is pure madness at the service of fun

Psychonauts 2 is pure madness at the service of fun

Who did instead horde of candidates in the categories concerned is the most recent birth of the kaleidoscopic spirit of Tim Schafer: Psychonauts 2. The Double Fine work will actually be a very uncomfortable client, even for all those titles ready to win the award for best director, Best Fiction, Best Art Direction and Action / Adventure Scepter of the Year.

Since its publication, it immediately became clear that Psychonauts 2 had all the assets to have a say in all areas: the platform published by Microsoft is in fact visually inspired, engaging and accompanied by a varied gameplay like few others. The level design modeled around the vicissitudes of the new Giucas Casella, Raz, is of the highest quality, capable of reaching a pyrotechnic summit with the boss fights: original and stimulating, and capable of pushing the player towards always different approaches.

Maybe in Psychonauts 2, the force of thought alone won’t be enough to beat the competition, but we’re sure it will give you miles of a hassle.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Is A Massive Muscle Demonstration Of The PS5

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Is A Massive Muscle Demonstration Of The PS5

Arrived on Earth on June 11, 2021, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart represented the first, true test of strength of the Playstation 5.

In total nominations for the Game Awards, it won’t achieve the primacy of Deathloop’s nine prerogatives, but Insomniac Games’ latest work is certainly one of the 90 charges for the event. The flaws that plague the most recent chapter of this historic brand are well to be found with the dowsing rod, and yet they in no way sully an experience that knows how to reveal itself. majestic And to fill.

The new odyssey of tough Lombax and his loyal robotic partner is an authentic color fragmentation grenade and visual effects, which spares nothing even from the point of view of content, offering a rich formula e to everyone. Qualities that have allowed Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart to join the club of the best games of the year which is about to end.

That the official consecration also happens on December 9? We declare all bets open.

Resident of the Evil Village

In Resident Evil Village, the twists are of the highest narrative quality

In Resident Evil Village, the twists are of the highest narrative quality

Seeing a legendary brand like Resident Evil in the small group vying for the throne is a bit like the challenge between young actors and a old fox like Jack Nicholson at the Oscars.

With the eighth episode, the first direct sequel in franchise history, Capcom plunges us into the usual nightmare of lack of resources and sympathetic creatures like a nervous mother-in-law, this time plunging us into a frosty romanian village which replaces the swampy Louisiana of its predecessor. Resident Evil Village has rhythm, storytelling, and gameplay in great dusting, able to blend together so well that it gives life to an experience that knows no empty turns. The excellent sound, moreover, presses firmly on the accelerator of anguish and feeling of loneliness that permeates the whole adventure of poor Ethan Winters.

Favorite? Underdog? Resident Evil is still Resident Evil, and its presence among the contestants is enough to ignite a competition that promises to be hotter than ever.

The marathon

What will happen, we’ll only find out on the night of December 9 to 10, and you can do it by staying with us on the Twitch Multiplayerit channel in the early afternoon. A rich live program with guests exceptional, which will help us to retrace the past year and express our hopes for the future. How do you say? Would you like to be with us at this important gala evening? Mmm, I don’t know if it’s doable …

Okay, you convinced me! A small number of you will be able to attend live at this video game gala, directly in our Milan studios. THE tickets will be on sale from 4 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021: find all the details on this link.

In the meantime, tell us your predictions: you were judges, what would be your match of the year? And what large pieces are missing?

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