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The Easy Allies Awards is an annual awards show celebrating the best games of the year. Awards are given out in a variety of fun and serious categories, culminating with the Game of the Year award.

After deliberating upon winners as an editorial team, each Ally also provides their own Personal Picks.

Categories

Below is a list of categories awarded since the inception of the Easy Allies Awards along with the years they were awarded in. Some categories have been included in every Easy Allies Awards show while others have rotated in and out.

  • Easy Allies Game of the Year (2016-20)
  • Easy Allies Personal Picks (2016-20)
  • Patron's Game of the Year (2016-20)
  • Best Remaster / Remake (2016-20)
  • Best Music/Soundtrack (2016-20)
  • Best Multiplayer (2016-18, 2020)
  • Best Competitive Multiplayer (2019)
  • Best Co-operative Multiplayer (2019)
  • Best Character (2017-20)
  • Best Game to Play in One Night (2017-20)
  • Best Side-scroller / Platformer (2017-20)
  • Best Trailer (2017-20)
  • Best RPG (2016, 2018-20)
  • Best Shotgun (2016-17, 2019)
  • Best Weapon (2020)
  • Best Strategy Game (2016-18)
  • Best Pre-order Incentive (2016-18)
  • Best Shooter (2016, 2019-20)
  • Best Narrative (2018-20)
  • Best Expansion (2016, 2019)
  • Best Additional Content (2020)
  • Best Demo / Alpha / Beta (2016-17)
  • Most Surprising Game (2016-17)
  • Best Fighting Game (2017-18)
  • Best World Design (2019-20)
  • Best Seven (2019-20)
  • Best Owl (2016)
  • Best Monster Hunter Game Released in North America in 2016
  • Best Verticality / Level Design (2016)
  • Worth the Wait (2016)
  • Most Improved (2016)
  • Best Puzzle Game (2017)
  • Best Economy (2017)
  • Best Menus (2017)
  • Best Item We Got in a Loot Box (2017)
  • Best Cross-Over (2018)
  • Best In-Game Theatre (2018)
  • Best VR Game (2018)
  • Most Broken Game (2018)
  • Best Song (2019)
  • Best Boss Fight (2020)

Game of the Year Award

The winners below include both GameTrailers (2005–2015) and Easy Allies (2016-present) selections.[1]

Year Game of the Year Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2005 Resident Evil 4 Survival horror GameCube, PlayStation 2 Capcom
2006 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Action-adventure GameCube, Wii Nintendo EAD
2007 Super Mario Galaxy Platformer Wii Nintendo EAD
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar North
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Infinity Ward
2010 Mass Effect 2 Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 BioWare
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Action-adventure PlayStation 3 Naughty Dog
2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Turn-based tactics Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Firaxis Games
2013 The Last of Us Action-adventure PlayStation 3 Naughty Dog
2014 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Collectible card Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X Blizzard Entertainment
2015 Bloodborne Action role-playing PlayStation 4 FromSoftware
2016 The Last Guardian Action-adventure PlayStation 4 SIE Japan Studio
2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-adventure Nintendo Switch, Wii U Nintendo EPD
2018 God of War (2018) Action-adventure PlayStation 4 SIE Santa Monica Studio
2019 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One FromSoftware
2020 Half-Life: Alyx First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, Linux Valve


Category Winners

You can find the winners of the Easy Allies Awards below sorted by category. Notes are included when categories weren't awarded that year or when the category itself changed.


Game of the Year Award

The winners below include both GameTrailers (2005–2015) and Easy Allies selections.[2]

Year Game of the Year Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2005 Resident Evil 4 Survival horror GameCube, PlayStation 2 Capcom
2006 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Action-adventure GameCube, Wii Nintendo EAD
2007 Super Mario Galaxy Platformer Wii Nintendo EAD
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Rockstar North
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Infinity Ward
2010 Mass Effect 2 Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 BioWare
2011 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Action-adventure PlayStation 3 Naughty Dog
2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown Turn-based tactics Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Firaxis Games
2013 The Last of Us Action-adventure PlayStation 3 Naughty Dog
2014 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Collectible card Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X Blizzard Entertainment
2015 Bloodborne Action role-playing PlayStation 4 FromSoftware
2016 The Last Guardian Action-adventure PlayStation 4 SIE Japan Studio
2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-adventure Nintendo Switch, Wii U Nintendo EPD
2018 God of War (2018) Action-adventure PlayStation 4 SIE Santa Monica Studio
2019 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One FromSoftware
2020 Half-Life: Alyx First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, Linux Valve

Patron's Game of the Year

Year Game of the Year Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Action-adventure PlayStation 4 Naughty Dog
2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-adventure Nintendo Switch, Wii U Nintendo EPD
2018 God of War (2018) Action-adventure PlayStation 4 SIE Santa Monica Studio
2019 Resident Evil 2 (2019) Survival horror Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Capcom
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Action role-playing PlayStation 4 Square Enix Business Division 1

Best Remaster / Remake

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Gravity Rush Remastered Action-adventure PlayStation 4 Japan Studio (Team Gravity)
2017 Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Tactical role-playing Nintendo 3DS Intelligent Systems
2018 Yakuza Kiwami Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
2019 Resident Evil 2 (2019) Survival horror Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Capcom
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Action role-playing PlayStation 4 Square Enix Business Division 1

Best Music/Soundtrack

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Final Fantasy XV Action role-playing PlayStation 4 Square Enix Business Division 2
2017 Nier: Automata Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One PlatinumGames
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Crossover fighting Switch Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd.
2019 Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers MMORPG Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, macOS Square Enix Creative Business Unit III
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Action role-playing PlayStation 4 Square Enix Business Division 1

Best Multiplayer

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Overwatch First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Blizzard Entertainment
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Battle royale Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Stadia PUBG Corporation
2018 Fortnite Battle royale Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, iOS, Android Epic Games
2019 See Best Competitive Multiplayer / Best Co-operative Multiplayer
2020 Among Us Social deduction Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Switch Innersloth

Best Competitive Multiplayer

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2019 Apex Legends First-person shooter Micrsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Respawn Entertainment

Best Co-operative Multiplayer

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2019 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Capcom

Best Character(s)

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 Yakuza 0 Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
2018 Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption 2 Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia Rockstar Studios
2019 Kim Kitsuragi from Disco Elysium Role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, Stadia, macOS ZA/UM
2020 Ichiban Kasuga from Yakuza: Like a Dragon Role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

Best Game to Play in One Night

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 What Remains of Edith Finch Adventure Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch Giant Sparrow
2018 Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Platformer Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Vita, Xbox One, Switch, 3DS Inti Creates
2019 Sayonara Wild Hearts Music-based action Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, macOS, iOS Simogo
2020 Astro's Playroom 3D platformer PlayStation 5 Japan Studio (Asobi Team)

Best Side-scroller / Platformer

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 Hollow Knight Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch Team Cherry
2018 Celeste Platformer Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia Matt Makes Games
2019 Super Mario Maker 2 Side-scrolling platformer Switch Nintendo EPD
2020 Ori and the Will of the Wisps Platform-adventure Metroidvania Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch Moon Studios

Best Trailer

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 Super Mario Odyssey – E3 2017 Trailer Platformer Switch Nintendo EPD
2018 Cyberpunk 2077 – E3 2018 Trailer Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia CD Projekt Red
2019 No More Heroes III – "The Return" Action-adventure Switch Grasshopper Manufacture
2020 Resident Evil Village - Announcement Trailer Survival horror Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S Capcom

Best RPG

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Dark Souls III Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One FromSoftware
2017 N/A
2018 Monster Hunter: World Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Capcom
2019 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Tactical role-playing Switch Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo
2020 Final Fantasy VII Remake Action role-playing PlayStation 4 Square Enix Business Division 1

Best Shotgun

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Doom (2016) First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One id Software
2017 The Shockhammer from Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch MachineGames
2018 N/A
2019 Model 680 from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Infinity Ward
2020 See Best Weapon

Best Weapon

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2020 Super Shotgun from Doom Eternal First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, Stadia id Software

Best Strategy Game

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Civilization VI 4x turn-based strategy Microsoft Windows Firaxis Games
2017 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Turn-based tactical role-playing Switch Ubisoft Milan
2018 Into the Breach Turn-based strategy Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Switch Subset Games
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Pre-order Incentive

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Dimps
2017 Project Scorpio None Xbox One X None
2018 Ragnarok Hat from Valkyria Chronicles 4 Tactical role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia Sega and Media.Vision
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Shooter

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Doom (2016) First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One id Software
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 Metro Exodus First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Luna, Stadia 4A Games
2020 Doom Eternal First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, Stadia id Software

Best Narrative

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Puzzle-platformer Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch White Owls Inc.
2019 Disco Elysium Role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, Stadia, macOS ZA/UM
2020 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Adventure role-playing PlayStation 4 Vanillaware

Best Expansion

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood & Wine Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One CD Projekt Red
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers MMORPG Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, macOS Square Enix Creative Business Unit III
2020 See Best Additional Content

Best Additional Content

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2020 Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Fighting Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, Stadia NetherRealm Studios

Best Demo / Alpha / Beta

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Nioh Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 Team Ninja
2017 Project Octopath Traveler Turn-based role-playing Microsoft Windows, Switch, Stadia Square Enix Business Division 11
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Most Surprising Game

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Let It Die Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 Grassshopper Manufacture
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Battle royale Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Stadia PUBG Corporation
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Fighting Game

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 Tekken 7 Fighting Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Arcade Bandai Namco Studios
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Crossover fighting Switch Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd.
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best World Design

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 Outer Wilds Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Mobius Digital
2020 Half-Life: Alyx First-person shooter Microsoft Windows, Linux Valve

Best Seven

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 Days Gone Action-adventure PlayStation 4 Bend Studio
2020 SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated Platformer Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, Android, iOS Purple Lamp Studios

Best Owl

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Rowlet from Pokémon Sun and Moon Role-playing Nintendo 3DS Game Freak
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Monster Hunter Game Released in North America in 2016

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Monster Hunter Generations Action role-playing Nintendo 3DS, Switch Capcom
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Verticality / Level Design

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Dishonored 2 Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Arkane Studios
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Worth the Wait

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 Final Fantasy XV Action role-playing PlayStation 4 Square Enix Business Division 2
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Most Improved

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 World of Warcraft MMORPG Microsoft Windows, macOS Blizzard Entertainment
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Puzzle Game

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 Gorogoa Puzzle Microsoft Windows, Switch, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Jason Roberts
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Economy

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 Yakuza 0 Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Menus

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 Persona 5 Role-playing PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 P-Studio
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Item We Got in a Loot Box

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 Red Shirt/Black Pants from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Battle royale Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Stadia PUBG Corporation
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Cross-Over

Year Games Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 Final Fantasy XIV x Monster Hunter: World MMORPG Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, macOS Square Enix Business Division 5
Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Capcom
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best In-Game Theatre

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 Red Dead Redemption 2 Action-adventure Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia Rockstar Studios
2019 N/A
2020 N/A


Best VR Game

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 Astro Bot Rescue Mission Platformer PlayStation VR Japan Studio (Asobi Team)
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Most Broken Game

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 Fallout 76 Action role-playing Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Bethesda Game Studios
2019 N/A
2020 N/A

Best Song

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 "BB's Theme" from Death Stranding Action Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 Kojima Productions
2020 Turned into Personal Picks

Best Boss Fight

Year Game Genre Platform(s) Developer(s)
2016 N/A
2017 N/A
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
2020 Hell House from Final Fantasy VII Remake Action role-playing PlayStation 4 Square Enix Business Division 1

2016 Easy Allies Awards

Below are the categories, nominees, and winners for the 2016 Easy Allies Awards. Winners are highlighted in red.

Best Shooter
Nominees
Battlefield 1
Doom
Farcry Primal
Gears of War 4
Quantum Break
Titanfall 2
Overwatch
WINNER: Overwatch


Best Owl
Nominees
Battleborn - Marquis' Owl
Farcry Primal - Owl
Owlboy - Otus
Pokémon Sun and Moon - Rowlet
WINNER: Pokémon Sun and Moon - Rowlet


Best RPG
Nominees
Dark Souls 3
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Final Fantasy XV
I Am Setsuna
Monster Hunter Generations
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
WINNER: Dark Souls 3


Best Demo / Alpha / Beta
Nominees
Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo
For Honor Alpha
Nioh Alpha/Beta
Resident Evil VII: Beginning Hour Demo
Dragon Quest Builders Demo
Gwent Beta
Outlast 2 Demo
Overwatch Beta
Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version
WINNER: Nioh Alpha/Beta


Best Monster Hunter Game Released in North America in 2016
Nominees
Monster Hunter Generations
WINNER: Monster Hunter Generations


Best Verticality / Level Design
Nominees
Dishonored 2
Titanfall
WINNER: Dishonored 2


Best Strategy Game
Nominees
Banner Saga 2
Civilization VI
Fire Emblem Fates
Grand Kingdom
XCOM 2
WINNER: Civilization VI


Worth the Wait
Nominees
DOOM
Final Fantasy XV
No Man's Sky
The Last Guardian
Owlboy
The Witness
WINNER: Final Fantasy XV


Best Expansion
Nominees
Destiny: Rise of Iron
Fallout 4 DLC (Multiple)
Star Wars Battlefront: X-wing VR Mission
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
World of Warcraft: Legion
WINNER: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine


Best Remaster / Remake
Nominees
Bioshock: The Collection
Dead Rising: 1, 2 and Off The Record
Dragon Quest VII for 3DS
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition
Gravity Rush: Remastered
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
Valkyria Chronicles: Remastered
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
WINNER: Gravity Rush: Remastered

2017 Easy Allies Awards

Below are the categories, nominees, and winners for the 2017 Easy Allies Awards. Winners are highlighted in red.

2018 Easy Allies Awards

Below are the categories, nominees, and winners for the 2018 Easy Allies Awards. Winners are highlighted in red.

2019 Easy Allies Awards

Below are the categories, nominees, and winners for the 2019 Easy Allies Awards. Winners are highlighted in red.

Allies Personal Picks and Patron's Picks are also included below.





Easy Allies Awards

Best Shooter
Nominees
Apex Legends
Borderlands 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Hunt: Showdown
Metro Exodus
WINNER: Metro Exodus


Best Competitive Multiplayer
Nominees
Apex Legends
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Hunt: Showdown
Killer Queen Black
Tetris 99
WINNER: Apex Legends


Best Cooperative Multiplayer
Nominees
Death Stranding
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Super Mario Maker 2
WINNER: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne


Best World Design
Nominees
Control
Luigi's Mansion 3
Outer Wilds
Resident Evil 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
WINNER: Outer Wilds


Best Seven
Nominees
Blasphemous
Days Gone
Hunt: Showdown
Observation
River City Girls
WINNER: Days Gone


Best Remaster / Remake
Nominees
Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Resident Evil 2
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition
WINNER: Resident Evil 2


Best Expansion
Nominees
Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Shovel Knight: King of Cards
WINNER: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers


Best Game to Beat in One Night
Nominees
198X
Blazing Chrome
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Untitled Goose Game
Wattam
WINNER: Sayonara Wild Hearts


Best Character
Nominees
Dr. Casper Darling
Edelgard
Kim Kitsuragi
Parvati Holcomb
Takayuki Yagami
WINNER: Kim Kitsuragi


Best Shotgun
Nominees
Combat Shotgun
Kugelgewehr
Lil' Stubby
Model 680
W-870
WINNER: Model 680


Best Narrative
Nominees
Disco Elysium
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Life Is Strange 2
Outer Wilds
WINNER: Disco Elysium


Best Music
Nominees
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Death Stranding
Devil May Cry 5
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Sayonara Wild Hearts
WINNER: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers


Best "Platformer"
Nominees
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Katana Zero
Super Mario Maker 2
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Yoshi's Crafted World
WINNER: Super Mario Maker 2


Best Song
Nominees
BB's Theme
Begin Again
Daredevil
Devil Trigger
Don't Think Twice
WINNER: BB's Theme


Best Role-Playing Game
Nominees
Disco Elysium
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Kingdom Hearts III
Pokémon Sword and Shield
The Outer Worlds
WINNER: Fire Emblem: Three Houses


Best Trailer
Nominees
Diablo IV
Kerbal Space Program 2
No More Heroes 3
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
The Last of Us Part II
WINNER: No More Heroes 3


Game of the Year
Nominees
Control
Death Stranding
Devil May Cry 5
Disco Elysium
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Life is Strange 2
Luigi's Mansion 3
Outer Wilds
Resident Evil 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
WINNER: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Personal Picks

Ben's Picks
Games
1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
2. Devil May Cry 5
3. Resident Evil 2
4. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
5. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
6. Luigi's Mansion 3
7. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
8. Metro Exodus
9. Judgment
10. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night


Don's Picks
Games
Pinball FX 3
Turok 1 & 2
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King
Konami Classics: Arcade Classics, Castlevania Collection, Contra Collection
SEGA Genesis Mini
SEGA Ages: Outrun, Space Harrier, Virtua Racing
Johnny Turbo's Arcade
Capcom Home Arcade Stick


Brandon's Picks
Games
1. Control
2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
3. Resident Evil 2
4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
5. Tom Clancy's The Division 2
6. Days Gone
7. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
8. Pokémon Shield
9. Dragon Quest Builders 2
10. Greedfall


Brad's Picks
Games
1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
2. Resident Evil 2
3. Kingdom Hearts III
4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
5. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
6. Death Stranding
7. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
8. Judgment
9. Devil May Cry 5
10. Days Gone


Huber's Picks
Games
1. Resident Evil 2
2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
3. Life is Strange 2
4. Shenmue III
5. Control
6. Days Gone
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
8. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
9. A Plague Tale: Innocence
10. Kingdom Hearts III


Bloodworth's Picks
Games
1. Death Stranding
2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
3. Resident Evil 2
4. Outer Wilds
5. Control
6. The Outer Worlds
7. Luigi's Mansion 3
8. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
9. Life is Strange 2
10. DiRT Rally 2.0


Damiani's Picks
Top 3 Games
1. Resident Evil 2
2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
3. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Games
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Devil May Cry 5
Death Stranding
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Kingdom Hearts III
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
Control


Kyle's Picks
Top 5 Games
1. Death Stranding
2. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
3. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
4. Luigi's Mansion 3
5. Sayonara Wild Hearts
Very Dumb But Still Like
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Kingdom Hearts III
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age


Isla's Picks
Games
1. Outer Wilds
2. Disco Elysium
3. Control
4. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
5. Resident Evil 2
6. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
7. Sayonara Wild Hearts
8. Baba Is You
9. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
10. Death Stranding


Patron's Picks
Games
1. Resident Evil 2 - 22%
2. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - 20%
3. Fire Emblem: Three Houses - 12%
4. Control - 11%
5. Death Stranding - 9%
6. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - 7%
7. Outer Wilds - 6%
8. Disco Elysium - 5%
9. Devil May Cry 5 - 4%
9. Kingdom Hearts III - 4%

2020 Easy Allies Awards

Below are the categories, nominees, and winners for the 2020 Easy Allies Awards. Winners are highlighted in red.

Allies Personal Picks and Patron's Picks are also included below.





Easy Allies Awards

Best Boss Fight
Nominees
Fatalis from Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
Hell House from Final Fantasy VII Remake
Rat King from The Last of Us Part II
Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII Remake
Theseus and Asterius from Hades
WINNER: Hell House from Final Fantasy VII Remake


Best Shooter
Nominees
Destiny 2: Beyond Light
DOOM Eternal
Fortnite
Half-Life: Alyx
Star Wars: Squadrons
WINNER: DOOM Eternal


Best Multiplayer
Nominees
Among Us
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Ghost of Tsushima
Phasmophobia
WINNER: Among Us


Best World Design
Nominees
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
Half-Life: Alyx
The Last of Us Part II
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
WINNER: Half-Life: Alyx


Best Seven
Nominees
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Röki
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
WINNER: Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated


Best Remaster / Remake
Nominees
Demon's Souls
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Resident Evil 3
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
WINNER: Final Fantasy VII Remake


Best Additional Content
Nominees
Ghost of Tsushima
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Mortal Kombat 11
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
World of Warcraft
WINNER: Mortal Kombat 11


Best Game to Play in One Night
Nominees
Astro's Playroom
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
The Last Campfire
Resident Evil 3
Streets of Rage 4
WINNER: Astro's Playroom


Best Character
Nominees
Abby from The Last of Us Part II
Ichiban Kasuga from Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Johnny Silverhand from Cyberpunk 2077
Miles Morales from Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Zagreus from Hades
WINNER: Ichiban Kasuga from Yakuza: Like a Dragon


Best Weapon
Nominees
Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII Remake
Eternal Spear from Hades
Meat Cleaver from Demon's Souls
Sakai Katana from Ghost of Tsushima
Super Shotgun from DOOM Eternal
WINNER: Super Shotgun from DOOM Eternal


Best Narrative
Nominees
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Hades
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
WINNER: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim


Best Music
Nominees
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Hades
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Streets of Rage 4
WINNER: Final Fantasy VII Remake


Best Platformer
Nominees
Astro's Playroom
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Spelunky 2
WINNER: Ori and the Will of the Wisps


Best Role-Playing Game
Nominees
Demon's Souls
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Nioh 2
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
WINNER: Final Fantasy VII Remake


Best Trailer
Nominees
Deathloop - Gameplay Trailer
The Last of Us Part II - Story Trailer
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - Announcement Trailer
Resident Evil Village - Announcement Trailer
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - "The One-Winged Angel!"
WINNER: Resident Evil Village - Announcement Trailer


Game of the Year
Nominees
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
DOOM Eternal
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
Half-Life: Alyx
The Last of Us Part II
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
WINNER: Half-Life: Alyx


Personal Picks

Bloodworth's Picks
Games
1. Half-Life: Alyx
2. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
3. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
4. The Last of Us Part II
5. Hades
6. Demon's Souls
7. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
8. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
9. Röki
10. Bugsnax


Huber's Picks
Games
1. The Last of Us Part II
2. Hades
3. Final Fantasy VII Remake
4. Streets of Rage 4
5. Resident Evil 3
6. Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory
7. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
8. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
9. Ghost of Tsushima
10. Mafia: Definitive Edition
Honorable Mentions
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
DOOM Eternal
Huntdown
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
Demon's Souls
Astro's Playroom
Half-Life: Alyx
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
Bloodroots
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
Wintermoor Tactics Club
Amnesia: Rebirth
Guacamelee! 2
Desperados III


Brad's Picks
Games
1. Final Fantasy VII Remake
2. Half-Life: Alyx
3. Ghost of Tsushima
4. DOOM Eternal
5. Demon's Souls
6. Hades
7. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
8. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
9. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
10. The Last of Us Part II
Honorable Mentions
Streets of Rage 4
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Ghostrunner
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
Cyberpunk 2077
Resident Evil 3


Ben's Picks
Games
1. Half-Life: Alyx
2. The Last of Us Part II
3. Hades
4. DOOM Eternal
5. Final Fantasy VII Remake
6. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
7. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
8. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
9. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Honorable Mentions
Demon's Souls
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Resident Evil 3
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories
Destroy All Humans! (2020)
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
Nioh 2


Damiani's Picks
Games
1. Final Fantasy VII Remake
2. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
3. Ghost of Tsushima
4. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
5. Resident Evil 3
6. Hades
7. Pikmin 3 Deluxe
8. Astro's Playroom
9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Honorable Mentions
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
Dark Souls 3
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (Patch 5.2-5.4)
Five Games That Prove Nintendo Hates You
1. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
2. Super Mario 3D All-Stars
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
4. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
5. Super Mario Bros. 35


Jones' Picks
GOTY Nomination Games
1. Half-Life: Alyx
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
3. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
4. The Last of Us Part II
5. Ghost of Tsushima
6. Final Fantasy VII Remake
Non-GOTY Nomination Games
1. Dreams
2. Immortals Fenyx Rising
3. Microsoft Flight Simulator
4. Marvel's Avengers
5. Resident Evil 3
6. Demon's Souls
7. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
8. Phasmophobia
9. The Pathless
10. Watch Dogs: Legion


Don's Picks
Games
1. Tropico 6
2. Huntdown
3. Streets of Rage 4
4. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath


Isla's Picks
Games
1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
2. Paradise Killer
3. Demon's Souls
4. Hades
5. Half-Life: Alyx
6: Amnesia: Rebirth
7. Airborne Kingdom
8. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
9. Resident Evil 3
10. Nioh 2
Honorable Mentions
If Found...
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
Deep Rock Galactic
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Desperados III
Grindstone
Wingspan
Mysterium: A Psychic Clue Game
Murder House
Phasmophobia
Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise
Call of the Sea
Final Fantasy VII Remake


Patron's Picks
Games
1. Final Fantasy VII Remake - 31%
2. The Last of Us Part II - 24%
3. Hades - 13%
4. Ghost of Tsushima - 8%
5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 5%
6. Half-Life: Alyx - 4%
7. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - 3%
7. DOOM Eternal - 3%
7. Ori and the Will of the Wisps - 3%
7. Persona 5 Royal - 3%
7. Yakuza: Like a Dragon - 3%


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