It’s that time of the year!
We have gathered the Irrational Passions editorial team to celebrate and discuss the games of 2019. On this first day we discuss Best Debut and Best Hidden Gem. There will be spoilers. We will be debating to obtain one winner and two runner ups!
Listen to our discussions below!
Scroll down below to see our video highlighting the winners and down below that to just see the winners!
Best Debut – 04:00
Best Hidden Gem – 1:35:10
Outro – 2:53:20
Winner Results and Videos Below! (Spoilers)
This category recognizes fresh new games and concepts that surprised or left a major impression with us. These are the games that you may say “think outside the box.” Best new IP, if you will.
Baba is You – Published and Developed by Hempuli
A Short Hike – Published and Developed by Adamgryu
Control – Developed by Remedy Entertainment, Published by 505 Games
Best Hidden Gem:
This category recognizes the games that stood out in 2019, but may have not gotten as much love as they deserved. This is the shout out zone.
Manifold Garden – Developed and Published by William Chyr Studio
Risk of Rain 2 – Developed by Hopoo Games, Published by Gearbox Publishing
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III – Developed by Nihon Falcom, Published by NIS America