Yesterday, we revealed which games took the staff votes in our Game Of The Year; today we reveal your results. We've had over 15,000 votes this year, which is by far our widest ever pool. Thank you for taking the time to vote!
The votes were cast in each category with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd ranking system. Ranking a game 1st gives it 3 points, 2nd gets 2 points, and 3rd receives just 1 point, with points then being totalled up and ranked to decide the final order.
Anyway, enough maths; let's not waste any more time and get straight down to it:
Switch Retail Game Of The Year - 2018
Winner: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 35% of the vote)
Switch eShop Game Of The Year - 2018
Winner: Celeste (Matt Makes Games, 16% of vote)
3DS Game Of The Year - 2018
Winner: Luigi's Mansion (Nintendo, 29.3% of the vote)
eShop Developer Of The Year - 2018
Winner: Matt Makes Games (18.2% of the vote)
Runners Up: Team Cherry (13.5% of vote), Panic Button (7.9% of vote), Sabotage (5.4% of vote)
Art Style Game Of The Year - 2018
Winner: Octopath Traveler (Nintendo, 17.8% of vote)
Multiplayer Game Of The Year - 2018
Winner: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 43% of the vote)
Perhaps unsurprisingly, these results are pretty much the same as our own staff awards - the main difference being Octopath Traveler snatching the best Art Style away from GRIS. Otherwise, the big winners were the same for staff and readers alike.
So that's 2018 done and dusted. See you back here this time next year? Thanks again to everyone who took part in our Game Of The Year voting this year - you're awesome!