With the winners for the gaming categories being announced, the champions were diversified amongst three central titles, namely SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS (2018), GOD OF WAR, and of course RED DEAD REDEMPTION II. The final of which won the most prestigious of the available categories - best game.
Featuring a polished and practically breathing open world, RED DEAD REDEMPTION II is a unique, console-defining experience for a generation. When judged to its stiff competition, MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN and GOD OF WAR, RED DEAD REDEMPTION II stood out for having the most memorable collection of elements, making it the most impactful experience out of any of them.
In our official review, we cited that "Coming off Red Dead Redemption, the critically acclaimed western game that revolutionized the genre of both westerns and open-world titles, is a daunting task for any developer, even for award-winning Rockstar Games. However, Red Dead Redemption II, bluntly, is a worthy sequel to Red Dead Redemption, creating an impressive weaving of story, characters, gameplay, and one of the most developed and authentic worlds in gaming history. Like its predecessor, Red Dead Redemption II revolutionizes the genre and creates an experience that is raw and what future open-world games will be compared to. Weaving itself into an interchanged web of disparate parts, this latest release from Rockstar Games will be remembered for its iconic developing of an engaging, riveting story, deliberate gameplay, and an open-world that seeps throughout the experience."
The full list of winners is available now as well as our exclusive piece highlighting the very best in film, gaming, and literature. RED DEAD REDEMPTION II is available both physically and digitally on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 now.