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Game of the Year should actually be interesting this year, because as far as this author is concerned, there hasn’t really been that one single standout that everyone appears ready to rally behind. You may have a different opinion, of course – that’s fine – but while there have been lots of great releases this year, it doesn’t feel like there’s been that one true standout, head and shoulders above the rest.

Good luck to Geoff Keighley, then, who will announce the nominees for all 30 (!!!) categories in this year’s The Game Awards on Tuesday, from 9AM PT / 5PM GMT. It’s probably going to be a bit of a muted year for Sony, if we’re honest, with Returnal and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart the two standouts from a PlayStation persuasion. We’re confident both will get their fair share of nominations, though.

What do you think the Game of the Year nominees will be? And what is your personal pick for the gong, right here and right now? It’s tough, isn’t it?