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Game of the Year Awards 2021 - Most Promising RPG

by RPGWatch, 2022-02-08

Here are the games our readers and editors look forward to most.

Gamers' Choice and Editors' Runner Up: Baldur's Gate III

The Baldur's Gate series is legendary among CRPG fans. Larian tries to revive it and already started a long Early Access phase. It will be their first game in which the story background is not created by themselves. But after the two hits Divinity: Original Sin I & II we think the new game is in good hands.


Gamers' Runner Up and Editor's Choice: ELEX 2

Piranha Bytes got back in form with ELEX in 2017. Now, more than 4 years later, we expect again a huge world to explore with many factions, interesting characters, lots of quests, challenging enemies and an immersive story.

Gamers' Third Place: Starfield

Starfield is advertised as "Skyrim in Space" by Bethesda - enough to get many open-world fans excited.


Editors' Third Place: Expeditions: Rome

Expeditions: Rome builds on the experience of the two previous games created by Logic Artists to offer a more polished and mature experience.

The story takes place in the Ancient Rome at the time of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, sending the player in Rome, Asia Minor, Africa, and Gaul to defend the Roman Republic and to secure the fate of his/her own family. We must expect a new strategic dimension, a solid tactical combat and a more gripping story with more in-depth companions.


The Numbers

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

Gamers' Choice
Rank Game
1 Baldur's Gate III
2 ELEX 2
3 Starfield
4 Elden Ring
5 Colony Ship - A Post-Earth Role Playing Game
6 Gothic Remake
7 Knights of the Chalice II
8 Expeditions: Rome
9 Dying Light 2
10 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

All other games scored a percentage of less than 2.2%. The top 3 received respectively 26%, 16 and 9%. 

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

Editors' Choice
Rank Game
1 ELEX 2
2 Baldur's Gate 3
3 Expeditions: Rome
4 Starfield
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