And now we are at the top table. The main event. After our run through the greatest genre-specific gaming offerings, and the best hardware money can buy, it's now time for the heavyweight champions of the world. Here we reward the absolute best of the best at the Global Game Awards 2018, including your overall Game of the Year, the Best Indie, and your Most Anticipated Game of 2018.
Before then, a quick update on the GeForce RTX 2070 Giveaway. Felix is in the process of finding and contacting the winner so you will be notified who's won Nvidia's new graphics card within the next day or so. Good luck to everyone who's entered!
So, onwards with the major awards, here are the three biggest winners of the Global Game Awards 2018...
To be honest, this wasn't even a close-run thing. Red Dead Redemption 2 stormed to the top spot with 39% of the overall vote, squeezing God of War down into second place. Rockstar has built a divisive masterpiece with Red Dead Redemption 2, a game that's intoxicating to play and yet often incredibly obtuse. It sticks two fingers up at a lot of modern gameplay traditions. It's a slow-burning, majestic tale that not be hurried. Now Rockstar, where's our PC release?
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 doesn't have the hallmarks of an indie product, such is its lavish production values and terrific polish. But Fatshark has done all this entirely on its lonesome, delivering a sequel that is oodles better than the original and a stone-cold contender for best four-player co-op game since Left 4 Dead won our hearts all those years ago.
Okay, this is getting ridiculous now. Cyberpunk 2077 has won the Most Anticipated Game award yet again. Here's hoping 2019 is the year it actually ends up releasing. Since this time last year when Cyberpunk 2077 won the previous award though, CD Projekt RED has blown the doors off what the game will be with that incredible 40-odd minute gameplay demonstration that has made the wait even more painful. Cyberpunk 2077 is shaping up to be the biggest game of whichever year it finally launches.