Psychonauts 2 Wins Best GOTY and Best World Award at New York Game Awards 2022

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Psychonauts 2, Double Fine’s platform adventure from last year, has won the award for Best Game of the Year at the annual New York Game Awards.

Hosted by author Harold Goldberg and none other than former Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aimé, the 11th annual award event in the Big Apple took place overnight. The event was held digitally in front of a global audience via YouTube, Twitch, and IGN with messages from Xbox head Phil Spencer, Stanley Pierre-Louis, CEO at Entertainment Software Association, and Tim Schafer, founder at Double Fine.

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Psychonauts 2 took home awards for Best Game-of-the-Year and Best-World, while Shedworks’ indie title Sable won awards for Best Indie Game and Best Music. Other winners include Life is Strange: True Colors, and Insomniac’s Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Down below you’ll find the full list of winners:

  • Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year:
    Psychonauts 2

  • Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game:
    Sable

  • Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a Game:
    Life Is Strange: True Colors

  • Statue of Liberty Award for Best World:
    Psychonauts 2

  • Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game:
    Sable

  • Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game:
    Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu - Resident Evil VIllage

  • Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game:
    Resident Evil 4 VR

  • Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game:
    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

  • A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game:
    NieR Re[in]carnation

  • Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake:
    Resident Evil 4 VR

  • Captain Award for Best Esports Team:
    Natus Vincere a.k.a. Na’Vi (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

  • Joltin' Joe Award for Best esports Player of the Year: 
    Genki "Gen" Kumisaka (Tekken 7 for Donuts USG)

  • Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism:
    Rebekah Valentine - Investigative reporting

  • Andrew Yoon Legend Award Recipient: 
    Tim Schafer

“The New York Video Game Critics Circle sends a heartfelt congratulations to all winners and nominees this year”, the official press release reads. “The NYVGCC, a nonprofit promoting awareness of, and education for, video games, writing and journalism in the New York City area, hosts the annual award program to celebrate the industry and its creators from the past year, as well as the students that NYVGCC mentors, and the NYVGCC scholarship programs.”

Congratulations to all the winners – a well-earned GOTY award for Psychonauts 2, which, as can be read in our very own review, is truly a “mindblowing” game.

Psychonauts 2 is a comedy game at its heart. It doesn’t take itself or the genre too seriously, which lets it do some incredible things. The platforming is top-notch, the story is witty, silly, and fascinating, and an adventure as bizarre as the name suggests. Since its release, there has been a cult surrounding the first Psychonauts, and it deserved that praise. The sequel builds on it, making it as fun as fans expected and as strange as newcomers hoped for. Psychonauts 2 delivers on an impossible promise with unfalteringly high quality and inspirational weirdness throughout.

Products mentioned in this post

Life is Strange: True Colors
Life is Strange: True Colors
USD 59.99
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
USD 69.88
Resident Evil Village
Resident Evil Village
USD 59.99

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