PS4 Games Tip's Game of the Year cover is done and dusted. Well almost. Our writing team had their say on the best games of 2019, but now, before we meet again in 2020, it's time to check out the community's favorite PlayStation 4 titles from the last 12 months.
As tradition dictates, we presented the PS4 Games Tip community with a Game of the Year poll about a week ago, at the time of writing. Readers were asked to select three games from the same list of candidates that our staff members voted on, and now we're reporting the results.
This was our biggest Game of the Year poll ever. A total of 7776 votes were cast, but only one PS4 title can be crowned Game of the Year. Here are the top 10 in descending order.
10. Judgment – 226 votes (3%)
9. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – 250 votes (3%)
8. The Outer Worlds – 274 votes (4%)
7. Sekiro: the shadows die twice – 374 votes (5%)
6. Devil May Cry 5 – 398 votes (5%)
Death Stranding received a very rare 10/10 score on PS4 Games, but that obviously wasn't enough to earn Game of the Year status. Hideo Kojima's latest came in just second in our Staff Game of the Year voting, and you voted it number 5 a lot. Honestly, though, that's not a bad result for a title that has proven to be quite divisive within the ranks of the PlayStation community. It's definitely not a game for everyone, but it's safe to say that Sam Porter Bridges' story left its mark on those who enjoyed playing it.
Our very own Game of the Year winner comes in at number four here on the community's top 10 list, which is pretty impressive for a title that's technically over two decades old. But hey, Resident Evil 2 has got to be one of the best remakes to ever grace a PlayStation console. This reimagining of the beloved PSone survival horror is nothing short of inspired, with Capcom pulling out all the stops to recreate the iconic Raccoon City police station for a new generation. Also, Mr. X has to be one of the best villains on PS4, right?
Yes, we really had a really good single-player Star Wars game in 2019 – and guess what? It was a success! Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was always going to do well in this popularity-only poll, but we certainly don't regret its top 3 finish. Indeed, this Uncharted-esque, planet-swinging, lightsaber-swinging adventure shattered a lot of expectations, delivering likable characters, slick storytelling, and great action. A hugely enjoyable and comprehensive package, and proof that with lots of love and care, single-player Star Wars games can still thrive.
Control didn't even make it into our staff-voted top 10, but you did a lot to bump it up to second place. Remedy Entertainment's mind-blowing third-person escapade has clearly captured the imagination of many PS4 PSXNUMX Hack readers, and we're glad to see it resonate. With intricate, incredibly destructible levels and stunning lighting effects, Control is a feast for the eyes and the gameplay really packs a punch once you tune in to protagonist Jesse's psychic abilities.
Honestly, we're not even surprised. Days Gone is your PS4 game of the year, leading the community vote by a country mile. The PlayStation exclusive launched in April, but clearly managed to remain a favorite throughout 2019.
Days Gone is quite an interesting case when you step back and take a look at the bigger picture. The game doesn't do much to set itself apart from most other open-world titles – you could even argue that it's pretty uninspired. But despite the reviews from 7/10 critics, Days Gone was an instant hit with so many regular players. It struck an undeniable chord with PlayStation Nation (yes, it's 2020 and we're still writing that), and quickly solidified itself as one of the hottest games of 2019.
It may not have the highest Metacritic score, and ten years later it can't be considered one of the best games of its generation, but Days Gone is clearly a people's champion.
Sadly, that's it for another Game of the Year bargain, but do you agree with the PS4 Games Tip community? You can't vote again, but you can make your voice heard in the comments section below.