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 in 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 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
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