The time has come. That’s right, it’s that time of the year where we ask you to do a little of our work for us. The Stuff Magazine Game of the Year is a weighty decision and we still have bruises from the last time we… ahem… discussed matters. About the only thing we can agree on is that it probably won’t be Cyberpunk 2077. It’s better if you’re the people making the call on this one — our medical aid plans will thank you for it.
Picking the Game of the Year
We’ve collected a handful of the very best games to issue forth from 2020. As you might expect, the list is a little unexpected but there’s one thing that’s undeniable — every game on our short-list deserves to be there. And not because it sold more titles than anyone else. If that were the case, Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto 5 would be the winner. Every year. Yeah, nah. There’s a difference between ‘popular’ and ‘fantastic’ — and the gap between the two is often considerable. Funny, that.
That said, we’re not perfect. It’s entirely possible we overlooked something. In which case, we’ve allowed for that. If there’s something that should be on this list and isn’t, you can write it in in the last entry. If we get enough of those, we’ll add the game to the list of nominees — at the very least.
As for your name and email address: we won’t be using those for marketing. We’re just collecting that info to make certain that no brigading goes on. Not that we’re expecting any, but you never know. We’ll be collecting votes until just before the first official issue of Stuff’s print magazine goes to print on 22 January. After that, if you haven’t had your say, then we’re afraid you’re out of luck. Just like real life, if you don’t vote then you don’t get what you want.