JVL Awards 2019: Discover our list of the best games of the year

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JVL Awards 2019: Discover our list of the best games of the year

While some may have been disappointed with this year compared to the previous one, where video games were able to accommodate software like God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 or Forza Horizon 4, the fact remains that 2019 was rich.

In addition, and if we look more closely, there have been many more project projects that wanted to think outside the box, that took risks like Death Stranding, Control, Concrete Genie or Ancestors.

But who dominated these JVL Awards 2019 ? Here are all our categories, including the most anticipated game of 2020.

Game of the Year: Death Stranding

Best Revelation/Surprise: Control

Best Storytelling: Life is Strange 2

Visual Slap of the Year: Death Stranding

Best Art Direction: Control

Best VR Game: Blood & Truth

Best Soundtrack: Death Stranding

Best action/adventure game: Death Stranding

Best Remake: Resident Evil 2

Best fighting game: Mortal Kombat 11

Best Multiplayer Game: Borderlands 3

Best Platformer: Ori and The Blind Forest Definitive Edition

Best Sports/Racing Game: Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled

Best Indie Game: Daymare 1998

Best FPS: Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Best RPG: Kingdom Hearts III

Best Management/Tactical Game: Planet Zoo

Best Family Game: Luigi’s Mansion 3

Best PS4 game: Death Stranding

Best Nintendo Switch game: Luigi’s Mansion 3

Best Xbox One game: Gears 5

Best PC Game: Planet Zoo

Best Performance by an Actor: Mads Mikkelsen aka Clifford Unger (Death Stranding)

Best single player game: Death Stranding

Biggest disappointment: Anthem

Most Anticipated Game of 2020: The Last of Us Part II

Congratulations to Death Stranding for its 7 well-deserved trophiesa winner who succeeds God of War and largely wins our votes.

Summary of rewards for the game:

  • Game of the Year
  • Best single player game
  • Best Action/Adventure Game
  • Best PS4 game
  • Best Performance by an Actor (Mads Mikkelsen – Clifford Unger)
  • Visual slap of the year
  • Best OST

At a time when some may complain of a formatted industry that does not dare to take risks with sequels to the shovel, the new series of Hideo Kojima therefore appears as a necessary work. Stunningly beautiful to varying degrees, Death Stranding promises an adventure unlike any other that will touch and mark those who enjoyed it, making the player think who is no longer content with just being ‘a simple spectator/actor of a pre-chewed painting.

We will also remember, among other (many) things, this implementation of Low Roar’s music which greatly contributes to the immersion, and the soundtrack as a whole composed by the talented Ludvig Forssell of Kojima Productions.

Obviously, the other popular games are to be discovered without delay.

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Carlos Hall

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