Our Game of the Year Predictions for The Game Awards 2021

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With The Game Awards 2021 now less than two weeks away, we here at RealSport101 decided to take a look at the last year to decide what our personal picks for Game of the Year are!

Eligible games are those released between 16 November 2020 - 15 November 2021. We still have a few huge releases within this window such as Forza Horizon 5 and Call of Duty: Vanguard. Despite this, we're getting our picks in nice and early.


Once the official Game Awards nominees are revealed we'll also make our guesses for some of the big categories to see who we think the winners will be.

Our GOTY Predictions

While there are many games that could be in contention for Game of the Year at The Game Awards, we have our picks already.


Tom Hopkins - Senior Editor - Hitman 3

Hitman 3 is the best the series has ever been. Boasting stunning and meticulously well-designed locations full of possibilities (the Knives Out inspired Dartmoor level more than any other), it is endlessly replayable. What is there to not like about killing annoying rich people with anything from a sniper to a rubber duck?

Niall Walsh - Weekend Editor - New World

For me, Amazon Games’ New World is a home-run following multiple strikeouts. Entering such a difficult genre and managing to nail most aspects of your game is no mean feat. The ongoing support that the game will receive is key. The community-driven content changes/additions will also help it become a success for years to come.

Kyle Wilson - Staff Writer - It Takes Two

Hazelight Studios' It Takes Two is a wonderfully charming co-op experience with a gripping narrative that offers players an insight into the complexities of relationships through larger-than-life environments full of detail. The puzzle-based gameplay explored through No Way Out is perfected in It Takes Two and Hazelight makes the most of the creative freedom the surreal story affords them. In an age where couch co-op is in decline, It Takes Two importantly bolsters this genre with a stellar release.

James Bentley - Staff Writer - Litte Nightmares 2

Little Nightmares 2 uses the backdrop of the original game to not only provide a unique, scary experience but correct the sins of its past. It's a triumph in a formula it renewed.