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NAVGTR Nominates Best Video Games of the Decade

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NAVGTR CORP. – The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of 978 media voters and 11,700 subscribers, has announced nominees for its second Games of the Decade (2010-2019) program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

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The Last of Us (2013) by Naughty Dog (Photo: Business Wire)

The Last of Us (2013) by Naughty Dog (Photo: Business Wire)

The nominees for Game of the Decade are:

  • God of War
  • Minecraft
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • The Last of Us
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Winners in 60 categories will be announced December 10, 2020.

Decade Leaders

Winners from the past ten years of its annual program were sent to voters to narrow down to five nominees per category. God of War leads the franchise totals, and The Last of Us leads the totals for new intellectual property (new in its time). Cuphead leads the totals for the decade’s stand-alone single games. Overall, the top performers of the decade are:

14 God of War

13 The Last of Us

12 Witcher series

10 Uncharted series

08 Super Mario franchise

06 Cuphead

06 Red Dead series

06 Zelda franchise

05 Bioshock: Infinite

05 Death Stranding

05 Forza franchise

05 Horizon Zero Dawn

05 Persona 5

05 Resident Evil series

All titles, characters, likenesses, and indicia are copyrights or trademarks of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Certificates (and complete list of nominees and tallies) are available at the academy website.

About NAVGTR CORP.

NAVGTR Corp.(TM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to promoting and recognizing game developers.

The general voting body of trade reviewers, journalists, analysts, YouTubers, Twitch streamers, content creators, and writers includes current and former contributors for Bitmob, CBS Interactive, Destructoid, EGM Now, Game Informer, Game Trailers, GamesIndustry.biz, Gamespot, Gamezone, IGN, Kotaku, Machinima, Mashable, Massively, MSNBC, Polygon, Retroware, The Koalition, Ten Ton Hammer, and Venture Beat.

Additional varied outlets include Austin American-Statesman, Break, Chicago Sun-Times, CNN, Futurenet, GamesRadar, Gaming Illustrated, Geek, Los Angeles Times, MMO PRG, Moody’s, NBC, New Gamer Nation, New York Times, Nintendo World Report, The Ottawa Citizen, PC Gamer, San Jose Mercury-News, Terminal Gamer, USA Today, The Vancouver Sun, Wired News, and hundreds more.

The academy website is navgtr.org