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MetaMeter
Game
Awards

THE 2021 MMGAs

Each December, VSG turns its attention to the MetaMeter Game Awards (MMGAs). The MMGAs are a symbol of success, recognizing the best from the year in gaming. As we are still early in the year, below is the tentative schedule for the 2021 MMGAs. Browse winners from previous years at the bottom of the page.

5th Annual MMGAs Key Dates:

December 7, 2021: Nominees Announced

– December 14 to 15, 2021: Category Winners Announced

– December 16 to 17, 2021: Game of the Year Countdown

December 20, 2021 to January 8, 2022: People’s Choice Tournament

Judging Criteria: Winners are selected for recognition by VSG based on editorial discretion and critical excellence, as reflected by the game’s MetaMeter Score (percent critic recommended), Average Critic Score, and Adjusted Score. Time Period: The 2021 MMGA’s covers games released between Dec 1, 2020 and Nov 30, 2021.

2021 Category Awards: The MMGAs honor games in seven (7) distinct award categories: Action, Adventure, Platformer, Role-Playing Game, Shooter, Strategy, Sports. In 2021, Category Awards will be announced throughout the day on Dec 14 and 15.

2021 Game of the Year: The MMGAs honor a single Game of the Year reflecting the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields. As with previous years, the 2021 Game of the Year will be announced via a countdown from five (5). However, unlike previous years, the countdown will occur over two days (Dec 16 and Dec 17), culminating in a GOTY announcement.

2021 People’s Choice Award: New for 2021, VSG will be holding a tournament to crown a People’s Choice Award. Details for this tournament are still being worked out, but we expect it to function similarly to VSG Madness, a tournament we held on Instagram in February 2021 to crown the Best Game on VSG. This tournament, like that one, will be held exclusively on our Instagram, and will cover a period of 20 days (assuming we use the same formula, and include 32 games).

Where: The MMGAs are announced via VSG’s official Instagram Channel. This page, as well as individual Game Hubs, will be updated accordingly following the Instagram announcement.

MMGA HISTORY
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
GAME OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Hades

Supergiant Games

Whether it’s the immersive gameplay, gripping story, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer, the Game of the Year embodies excellence in all categories, a defining experience setting new standards on the game industry.

CATEGORY AWARDS
GAME OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Resident Evil 2

Capcom

Whether it’s the immersive gameplay, gripping story, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer, the Game of the Year embodies excellence in all categories, a defining experience setting new standards on the game industry.

CATEGORY AWARDS
GAME OF THE YEAR

WINNER: God of War

Sony Santa Monica

Whether it’s the immersive gameplay, gripping story, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer, the Game of the Year embodies excellence in all categories, a defining experience setting new standards on the game industry.

CATEGORY AWARDS
GAME OF THE YEAR

WINNER: Super Mario: Odyssey

Nintendo

Whether it’s the immersive gameplay, gripping story, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer, the Game of the Year embodies excellence in all categories, a defining experience setting new standards on the game industry.

Nier: Automata

Platinum Games

Nominee

CATEGORY AWARDS

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