CheatCC's 2019 Cody Awards

Game of the Year

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Capcom had a great 2018 with Monster Hunter: World and an even better 2019. While the road there was rough, we got two amazing games to kick off the year: Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2. While both of those (and others!) are game of the year contenders, we had to give the rub to Resident Evil 2.

Resident Evil 2 is a remake, but it is one of the most substantial video game remakes ever made. It also serves as a massive return to form for its series, an achievement that has been years in the making. Resident Evil 2 perfectly captures the spirit of the original, while incorporating elements from the later games and adding a few twists of its own. Somehow, Capcom ended up with a single game that provided everything people love about different Resident Evil iterations, while avoiding some of the more divisive elements. But even without all the historical context, Resident Evil 2 is an amazing, AAA horror experience, thanks to some incredible sound design, top-notch visuals, and smart stage design. It’s going to be hard to follow it up, but Capcom is going for it and we’re here for it.

2019 Cody Awards

Our runner-up for game of the year squeaked by at the very end of 2018, but it counts by goofy award logic. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is exactly that-the ultimate iteration of Super Smash Bros. It has every character from the entire series, nearly every stage, and a massive dump truck full of new stuff. Sakurai and his team never ceases to amaze and, with more DLC on the way, will continue to do so into 2020.

2019 Cody Awards

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