Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Wins Big in PS Blog Awards, Including PS5 Game of the Year 1
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We'll be getting into all of our Game of the Year coverage here on Push Square very, very soon, but PS Blog has just shared which games are taking home its awards for 2023. The official blog has a total of 18 categories, all voted for by the public, and it makes for some interesting reading — especially in a year as packed as this one.

The big winner this time is Marvel's Spider-Man 2. It takes home top honours in eight categories — Best Story, Soundtrack of the Year, Best Use of DualSense, and, yes, Game of the Year, to name a few. It's clear that PS Blog users had a blast with the superhero sequel, because it's all over these awards.

Interestingly, outside of Marvel's Spider-Man 2, there are no repeat winners; every other winning game wins just one category. Alan Wake 2 picks up the award for Best Art Direction, Baldur's Gate 3 takes home the win for Best Multiplayer Experience, and fans voted Fortnite the Best Ongoing Game. The Most Anticipated Game of 2024 predictably goes to Grand Theft Auto VI.

Here's the full rundown:

  • PS5 Game of the Year — Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • PS4 Game of the Year — Hogwarts Legacy
  • Best New Character — Venom (Marvel's Spider-Man 2)
  • Best Story — Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • PlayStation Graphical Showcase — Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Best Art Direction — Alan Wake 2
  • Best Audio Design — Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Soundtrack of the Year — Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Best Accessibility Features — Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Best Use of DualSense — Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Best Multiplayer Experience — Baldur's Gate 3
  • Best Ongoing Game — Fortnite
  • Best Expansion — Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Best Sports Game — EA Sports FC 24
  • Best Independent Game of the Year — Sea of Stars
  • PSVR2 Game of the Year — Resident Evil Village VR Mode
  • Studio of the Year — Insomniac Games
  • Most Anticipated Game of 2024 and Beyond — Grand Theft Auto VI

So, very heavy on the Spidey there. What do you think of all these winners? Discuss in the comments section below.