You Can Now Vote on the Best PlayStation Games of 2016, Here’s the Nominees

December 22, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

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The PlayStation Blog has opened the voting for their annual Game of the Year Awards (North America, Europe), letting players choose the best PlayStation games of 2016. Back in 2015The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt took home Best PS4 Game, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 was Best PS Vita Game.

Voting is open until 11:59pm PT on December 31, and if your game isn’t nominated, there’s a write-in option at the bottom of each category. Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best PS4 Game

  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Dark Souls III
  • Dishonored 2
  • Doom
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Hitman
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • The Witness
  • XCOM 2

Best PS Vita Game

  • Alone With You
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Lara Croft Go
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
  • Severed
  • Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
  • Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
  • Skullgirls: 2nd Encore
  • World of Final Fantasy
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Best Independent Game

  • Assault Android Cactus
  • Crypt of the Necrodancer
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Firewatch
  • Headlander
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Inside
  • Invisible Inc.
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • Oxenfree
  • Rez Infinite
  • Risk of Rain
  • Slain
  • Stardew Valley
  • Tharsis
  • Thumper
  • The Witness

Best Use of PS4 Pro

  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Dishonored 2
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • inFamous First Light
  • The Last Guardian
  • NBA 2K17
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Skyrim Special Edition
  • Titanfall 2
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • The Witness

Best PlayStation VR Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Battlezone
  • EVE: Valkyrie
  • Headmaster
  • Here They Lie
  • I Expect You To Die
  • Job Simulator
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • Rez Infinite
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Rogue One X-Wing VR Mission
  • SuperHyperCube
  • Thumper
  • Wayward Sky

Best Story

  • Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Dishonored 2
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Oxenfree
  • Mafia III
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma

Best Performance

  • Alex Hernandez: “Lincoln Clay” in Mafia III
  • Camilla Luddington: “Lara Croft” in Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Cissy Jones: “Delilah” in Firewatch
  • Emily Rose: “Elena Fisher” in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Glenn Steinbaum: “BT-7274” in Titanfall 2
  • Jeffrey Nordling: “ETH.3n” from Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Laura Bailey: “Nadine Ross” from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Nolan North: “Nathan Drake” in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Rich Sommer: “Henry” in Firewatch
  • “Trico” in The Last Guardian
  • Troy Baker: “Sam Drake” in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Troy Baker: “Bruce Wayne” in Batman: The Telltale Series
  • Wayne June: “The Ancestor” in Darkest Dungeon

Best Soundtrack

  • Abzu
  • Dark Souls III
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Doom
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Firewatch
  • I Am Setsuna
  • The Last Guardian
  • Mafia III
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Oxenfree
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Watch Dogs 2

Best Visuals

  • Abzu
  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Dark Souls III
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Dishonored 2
  • EVE Valkyrie
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Firewatch
  • Hitman
  • The Last Guardian
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rez Infinite
  • SuperHyperCube
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • The Witness

Best Multiplayer

  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Killing Floor 2
  • Overcooked
  • Overwatch
  • Paragon
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League
  • Street Fighter V
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Watch Dogs 2

Best Post-Release Content

  • Battleborn
  • The Binding of Isaac
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny
  • Doom
  • Fallout 4
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Hitman
  • Overwatch
  • Paragon
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Street Fighter V
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • The Witcher 3

Most Innovative

  • Firewatch
  • Hitman
  • Job Simulator
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overcooked
  • Overwatch
  • SuperHyperCube
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • The Witness

Most Anticipated

  • Ace Combat 7
  • Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  • Days Gone
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Elite Dangerous
  • God of War
  • Gravity Rush 2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Games Series
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (previous winner)
  • Kingdom Hearts III
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
  • Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Nioh
  • Persona 5 (previous winner)
  • Prey
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard
  • Shenmue III
  • Spider-Man PS4
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Vane
  • Yakuza 6

Studio of the Year

  • Arkane Studios (Dishonored 2)
  • Blizzard (Overwatch)
  • Crystal Dynamics (Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20th Anniversary Edition)
  • DICE (Battlefield 1)
  • genDesign / SIE Japan Studio (The Last Guardian)
  • Id Software (Doom)
  • Io-Interactive (Hitman)
  • Infinity Ward (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare)
  • Naughty Dog (Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)
  • Playdead (Inside)
  • Respawn (Titanfall 2)
  • Square Enix (Final Fantasy XV)
  • Thekla Inc. (The Witness)

In the Most Anticipated category, any game that has previously won the award (Horizon, Persona) isn’t eligible to win this year, but they will be highlighted in the results. Also, they’ve removed the year from the category, meaning any upcoming game is eligible for the award, not just those from 2017.

We’ve been handing out our Best of 2016 awards over the past couple of weeks, and you can see the winners so far over here.

Which game(s) will you be voting for? Are you surprised that there isn’t a Best PS3 Game category?

[Source: PS Blog (1), (2)]