Players’ Choice: Untitled Goose Game Voted December’s Best New Game

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Players’ Choice: Untitled Goose Game Voted December’s Best New Game

House House's surprise hit waddled into first place -- and our hearts.

Honk!* Everyone’s favorite nameless waterfowl nicked enough votes to claim victory in December’s Players’ Choice poll, followed by Arise: A Simple Story, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, and Wattam.

*That’s goose for “Thanks for your patience. This edition of Players’ Choice is a little behind as we return from the holiday break and kick off 2020. Let us know if you have any predictions for January’s list!

Welcome to 2020! We’re kicking things off this year with a slightly late Players’ Choice poll for the final month of the last decade. A bit of a slower month, but not without its stars: Untitled Goose Game was a hoot (a honk?) at holiday parties worldwide, Arise: A Simple Story wove a beautiful tale of life and death, and Wattam brought back the trademark weirdness expected of any Keita Takahashi game.

Let us know who you’re voting for in the comments — and tell us which backlog games you cleared out over the break!

How does it work? At the end of every month, PlayStation.Blog will open a poll where you can vote for the best new game released that month. Soon thereafter, we’ll close the polls, tally your votes, and announce the winner at PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Store will also showcase some top Players’ Choice winners throughout the year.

What is the voting criteria? That’s up to you! If you were only able to recommend one new release to a friend that month, which would it be? In keeping with our long tradition in the Game of the Year Awards, remastered or re-released games won’t qualify. Ambitious, larger-scale rebuilds and remakes like Shadow of the Colossus and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will.

How are nominees decided? The PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store editorial teams will gather a list of that month’s most noteworthy releases and use it to seed the poll. Write-in votes will be accepted.

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