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Game of the Year Awards 2019 - Best RPG

by RPGWatch, 2020-02-03

Here are the winners of the Game of The Year 2019 as voted by our members. Unfortunately there were insufficient votes from our editors to be able to hand out the Editors' Choice awards.

Gamers' Choice: The Outer Worlds

RPGWatch Gold

Obsidian's first person single-player RPG, has become the number one choice of our members.
In The Outer Worlds the story is not told to the player, but created by the player and while doing that you get to roam planets, asteroids and moons to create your path in a universe that is run by big corporations, that you can join, or not.

Although the game has been, up to now, limited to the Epic and Microsoft stores, it certainly has not limited it becoming the game of choice.


Gamers' Runner Up: Disco Elysium

RPGWatch Silver

Disco Elysium is a text driven RPG like Planescape: Torment. Contrary to many visual novels it is creative, witty and clever.

The game allows you to roleplay you character in many ways. The dectective story is very well written. The game features lots of skill checks, choices with consequences, memorable NPCs, a twisting plot, and not much combat.

This RPG is unique and a true piece of art.


Gamers' Third Place: Greedfall

RPGWatch Bronze

Spiders made a few solid RPGs over the last years, but with Greedfall they are now in the upper league of RPG developers.

The narrative driven open-world RPG explores a quasi-historic colonization setting, with several rival factions and features multiple quest-solutions, choices with consequences, crafting and interesting party members with their own questlines.

Spiders learnt a lot from earlier Bioware and Piranha Bytes titles and they are satisfying the open-world RPG fans.


The Numbers

The following table shows the results of the voting by our members.

Gamers' Choice
Rank Game
1 The Outer Worlds
2 Disco Elysium
3 Greedfall
4 Outward
5 Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
6 Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest
7 Queen's Wish: The Conqueror
8 Sunless Skies
9 Operencia: The Stolen Sun

All other games scored a percentage of less than 1.5%. And for the record, The Outer Worlds had 20% of the points, Disco Elysium 17% and Greedfall had 15%. But the game we apparently liked most was None, which had 25% of the votes.

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