Players’ Choice: Final Fantasy VII Remake Voted April’s Best New Game

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Players’ Choice: Final Fantasy VII Remake Voted April’s Best New Game

PS Blog readers celebrated Square Enix's masterful retelling of the JRPG classic, catapulting it to the top of the polls and earning it a Players' Choice award.

Final Fantasy VII Remake clearly struck a chord with fans worldwide last month, securing a resounding win in April’s Players’ Choice poll. Square Enix’s ambitious reimagining brought in nearly three-fourths of the total votes, while Resident Evil 3 and Streets of Rage 4 filled out the top three for the month.

Welcome back! April 2020 saw the return of familiar franchises like Final Fantasy VII Remake, Resident Evil 3, Trials of Mana… hell, even Streets of Rage snuck in at the very end of the month with its first new game in over 25 years! But don’t let the big names steal all the attention — smaller experiences like Biped, Moving Out, Below, and Telling Lies are worth your time, too.

We’ll keep the polls open until Sunday, May 10 at 11:59pm Pacific this time, so get those votes in before then. Let us know who you voted for in the comments!

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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