Witcher 3 Triumphant in GameSpot People's Choice GOTY Award

Open-world opus wins more votes than all other games combined; Strong results for Fallout 4, MGS5, Bloodborne, and Rocket League.

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The Witcher 3 has emerged the emphatic winner of a GameSpot poll that asked readers to vote for their favourite game of 2015.

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Fallout 4 took second place, while Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was voted third-best game of the year. From Software's PS4-exclusive Bloodborne finished fourth, while indie breakthrough Rocket League took fifth.

However that list doesn't portray the extent of the Witcher 3's dominance in the poll. The open-world opus amassed 62 percent of all votes, which means it accumulated more endorsements than all the other 24 entrants combined. By the final count, its lead over second-placed Fallout 4 was an extraordinary 53 percent.

The top five finalists closely resemble GameSpot Editors' Game of The Year list, in which Witcher 3 took first place above Rocket League, MGS 5, Bloodborne, and Super Mario Maker (Fallout 4 finished in 6th).

Meanwhile, in the individual platform categories for People's Choice Game of the Year, The Witcher 3 took first on all platforms it shipped on (PC, PS4, Xbox One). Xenoblade Chronicles X won best Wii U game, while Fallout Shelter was voted best mobile game.

Upon release in May, GameSpot awarded The Witcher 3 a rare 10/10 review score, with critic Kevin VanOrd eulogising it as "one of the greatest games ever made."

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GameSpot's People's Choice Top 25:

Proportion of popular vote in parenthesis. Games ranked by vote count.

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (62%)
  2. Fallout 4 (9%)
  3. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (6%)
  4. Bloodborne (5%)
  5. Rocket League (3%)
  6. Undertale (2%)
  7. Rise of the Tomb Raider (2%)
  8. Assassin's Creed Syndicate (1%)
  9. Super Mario Maker (1%)
  10. Xenoblade Chronicles X (1%)
  11. Halo 5: Guardians (1%)
  12. Dying Light (1%)
  13. Until Dawn (1%)
  14. Just Cause 3 (1%)
  15. Ori and the Blind Forest (1%)
  16. Splatoon (1%)
  17. Tales From the Borderlands (1%)
  18. Cities: Skylines (0%)
  19. Kerbal Space Program (0%)
  20. Rainbow Six Siege (0%)
  21. Heroes of the Storm (0%)
  22. SOMA (0%)
  23. Project CARS (0%)
  24. Evolve (0%)
  25. Her Story (0%)
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Individual People's Choice Categories

Winner in bold, second place in parenthesis.

Best PC Game

  • The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
  • (Fallout 4)

Best PS4 Game

  • The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
  • (Bloodborne)

Best Xbox One Game

  • The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
  • (Rise of the Tomb Raider)

Best Wii U Game

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X
  • (Super Mario Maker)

Best PS Vita Game

  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night
  • (OlliOlli 2)

Best 3DS Game:

  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
  • (The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes)

Best Mobile Game

  • Fallout Shelter
  • (Lara Croft GO)

Best Reissued Game:

  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • (Zelda Majora's Mask)

Best Game Expansion:

  • The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt - Hearts of Stone
  • (tied - Bloodborne: The Old Hunters; Destiny: The Taken King)

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