RPGWatch - Game of the Year Awards 2018 - Best RPG

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Here they are, the results of the voting for the best RPG in 2018. Check out the details to find out which games made it to the top three.

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Not surprised knew it would be a combination of those three games. So congratulations to Owlcat Games as this is probably one of the few they have won this year.:celebrate:

Also this is the second year the staff & member picks are almost the same. Cant for the other 2019 games poll to see the top three as the picks were more fragmented.

Update: I notified OwlCat lets see if they respond.
 
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OMG!!! Kingmaker actually won GOTY here as well!!!! :D

Yay, congrats Owlcats!!! :celebrate:

EDIT1: I also notified Owlcat Games too @Couchpotato; ;)

EDIT2: @Lemonhead; your prediction was totally correct lol
 

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OMG!!! Kingmaker actually won GOTY here as well!!!! :D

Yay, congrats Owlcats!!! :celebrate:

EDIT1: I also notified Owlcat Games too @Couchpotato ;)

EDIT2: @Lemonhead your prediction was totally correct lol
Yep I just visited the games forum and read your post.^^

I just emailed them and posted a link on Steam.
Free Pathfinder for the whole forum :biggrin:
Would make a good raffle for the site.
Boring. Was hoping for a out of the left field surprise.
Atom, Kenshi or Vampyr would of been a nice surprise, but usually on GOTY polls the games that win are the ones played by the majority. Usually smaller games don't win.
All other games scored a percentage of less than 1.5%. And for the record, Pathfinder had 26% of the points, Pillars of Eternity II 20% and Kingdom Come Deliverance had 15%.
 
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Making a buggy mess GOTY sends the wrong message, IMO.
 
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Gratulations to the winners! Not the brightest year for RPGs though.
 
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Gratulations to the winners! Not the brightest year for RPGs though.
Agree as 2019 looks to be the same. So unless Cyberpunk 2077 is released I don't see any big budget RPGs or hybrids except Anthem, and I wont even play Anthem.

Anyway plenty of RPGs & Hybrids with smaller budgets at least.

Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms
Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Anthem
Arakion
Arcadian Atlas
Archmage Rises
Biomutant
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Bloom: Memories Breach
Burden of Command
Call of Saregnar
Caves of Qud
Celestian Tales: Realms Beyond
Code Vein
Colony Ship - A Post-Earth Role Playing Game
Consortium: The Tower
Copper Dreams
Crying Suns
Cyberpunk 2077
Dead Island 2
Disco Elysium
Divinia Chronicles: Relics of Gan-Ti
Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest
Dungeon Kingdom: Sign of the Moon
Dungeons Of Aledorn
Edge Of Eternity
Eitr
Element: Space
Encased End State
Eternity: The Last Unicorn
Exoplanet: First Contact
Fade to Silence Fallen Gods
Feudal Alloy
Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
Graywalkers: Purgatory
Greedfall
Grimshade
HellSign
Hellpoint
Himeko Sutori
Indivisible
Iratus: Lord of the Dead
Jupiter Hell
Knights of the Chalice II
Kynseed
Labyrinth
Legends of Ellaria
Liege
Long Gone Days
Luckless Seven
Mage's Initiation
Monomyth
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
Nighthawks
Odd Gods
Operencia: The Stolen Sun
Outward
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
Phoenix Point
Praey for the Gods
Queen's Wish: The Conqueror
Rain of Reflections
Realms Beyond
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
Rogue Empire: Dungeon Crawler
Rune
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Shenmue 3
Silicon Void
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption
Six Ages
Soul Saga
Stellar Tactics Stoneshard
Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones
System Shock (Remake)
Sunless Skies
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
Terran Shield
The Black Masses
The Iron Oath
The Outer Worlds
The Sinking City
The Surge 2
The Waylanders
Thea 2: The Shattering
Theseus: Journey to Athens
Lords of the Fallen 2
Tortured Hearts
Two Worlds III
Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians
Vestaria Saga
Wasteland 3
Wellspring: Altar of Roots
Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Winterfall
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem World
Xenonauts II
 
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Making a buggy mess GOTY sends the wrong message, IMO.

Actually it goes quite well with all that modern gaming trend: pay for alfa/beta tests, release half made games, micro transactions, cut content for DLCs, release game now, finish later, cash shops, Pay to win, phonegamnes and what else I forgot.
So I guess the gates are open and green light is on to continue such practices.
 
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Making a buggy mess GOTY sends the wrong message, IMO.
Making an awesome fun but buggy game GotY sends a message that gamers value content over the packaging.
 
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Pathfinder: Kingmaker is a worthy winner however I think if ATOM released earlier in the year it could of been a contender, from what I've played so far.
 
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Owlcat has responded on social media.
A serious victory for us! The Pathfinder: Kingmaker got both "Editors' choice" and "Gamers' choice" awards as the best RPG 2018 on the RPG Watch!
I think if ATOM released earlier in the year it could of been a contender, from what I've played so far.
Maybe but it's always a tough choice when many games come out in a year. I do know ATOM would be my fourth pick & Banner Saga 3 my fifth pick if we did a top five.
 
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Kingmaker was buggy at release and the ending was a mess but the first 50-60 hours was a hell of a ride.

Will do a full play thru soon to see how it is now. I can overlook bugs at the beginning if the game shows potential. I think most people agree, that Kingmaker has great potential.
 
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So my bet was correct, both the top three and their rank. Guess the odds on that outcome weren't too high though.

Congratulations to the winners, well deserved. And I strongly disagree about it being a bad year for RPG's, several of this years contenders are high up on my GOAT list. (Games of all time).
 
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I agree @TomRon;. I didn't vote for Kenshi in my top 3, but I think its GOTY material. I have yet to play Dragon Quest or Atom RPG, but those are also supposed to be extremely good games.
 
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I see another year of Skyrim, Fallout 4, 7 Days to Die, and The Long Dark ahead for me.

Not jazzed by anything new coming out in the future. I enjoyed the first chapter of the winner, but the game was a broken mess after that. The 2nd game I didn't play and the 3rd game was really dull imo. I spent less on gaming last year than I have in a decade and I see that trend continuing.

I'm thankful that there are so many mods available for TES 5 and Fallout 4 that I can play them year after year and always get new content. I will also grab Subnautica sometime this year. I missed that gem earlier.
 
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My personal choice had Kingdom Come 2nd and Pillars II 3rd (i think). All good though. Happy that Pathfinder got the 1st place!
 
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