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Players’ Choice: Ghost of Tsushima voted July’s best new game

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Players’ Choice: Ghost of Tsushima voted July’s best new game

Sucker Punch Productions’ samurai epic earned the Players’ Choice accolade for July

Congratulations to Sucker Punch Productions! Its samurai epic Ghost of Tsushima was voted July’s best new game by PlayStation.Blog readers.

There was much to celebrate in this open world action tale, be it the razor-sharp combat, its gorgeous world design or incredible soundtrack. And the adventure doesn’t end there: fans can also look forward to a newly-announced multiplayer mode coming later this year.


What game made your July that much better? Was it the high-flying action of Marvel’s Iron Man VR, Jin Sakai’s stunning journey through Ghost of Tsushima, the freeform tricks of Skater XL, or perhaps the animated antics of Cuphead? Now’s your chance to let us know.

Get those votes in below before Sunday, August 16, at 11:59pm PST / Monday at 7.59am BST / 8.59am CEST, and we’ll reveal the winner next week. See you then!


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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  • Ghost of Tsushima. Without a doubt my favourite PlayStation 4 game since Bloodborne.

    • Is it really that Good!! I gotta pick it up next month then.

    • If it doesn’t get voted as best game of August, I’m worried.

    • I have no doubt Ghosts of Tsushima will win this poll. But Pistol Whip really needs some appreciation…

    • I think God of War has a better melee than GoT

    • @megablaster908 first of all not a contender, second of all GoW hits have no power. They just go through the enemy without any resistance. In GoT you feel that hit or when the katana stays in the middle of the body because it was too much to cut through.
      Both games are wonderful but for me still GoT is the best game on PS4.

    • gameplay was boring as hell and story was basic as hell its a good looking game thats about it

  • I voted for Ghost, absolutely loving it!

    Last month was The Last of Us 2 and next month will probably be Fall guys!

    I think you should have a ‘new’ game even if it’s indie launch like fall guy on PlayStation + every month. Creates more of a culture around the service that people can talk about and enjoy.

    Still next gen Now just becomes + with a great back catalogue of games and new indie games launching day and date on.

  • I feel bad for every other game because Ghost of Tsushima is going to take this by a landslide. Iron Man VR, Pistol Whip, Cuphead, and CrossCode are all great games too though.

  • Why cant I see the poll? :(

  • Since Ghost is going to (rightfully) storm this poll, I want to give a shoutout to CrossCode for being another amazing game that launched on PS this month.

  • Ghost of Tsushima is my favorite game this year😊

  • Ghost. It’s been an amazing ride so far.

  • Thanks for another week without The Drop!

  • Tsushima is one of the best games I’ve played in years and a fitting send off to the console generation. The others seem cool too, I guess.

  • Absolutely no contest!

    Ghost of Tsushima!

    Never have a game been so close to almost making me cry! What an experience! There is definetively potential for a great series here!

  • Obviously GOT.

  • the ghost hands down. The last us part 2 had me tears and Ghost had me rage killing in honor. I swear I lost count how many times I bowed to my enemies. Of course i “spoiler” in the neck first. Love that game so much. And the loading times were unreal. It was so fast for an open world game.

  • Just finished ghost of T , best game , the story was just too perfect

  • Ghost of Tsushima is beautiful! Amazing story , so much detail ! Worth the money !! :)

  • Game of the year 2020 : Ghost Of Tsushima

  • Ghost of Tsushima without a doubt to me. It’s the only one I played lol. I’ve been looking for a samurai game like this for generations and SuckerPunch delivered.

  • ghost of tsushima gets my vote. my goty so far

  • Without question it would have to be Ghost of Tsushima

  • Sucker punch has made another great game but I’d rather be able to fully customize the controls ex dash is on circle but you can run while mounted on the horse so why not just allow dash by l stick click on or off the horse so crouch can be put on circle and heavy attack would be r stick click leaving triangle as a menu button so you dont have to swipe your touchpad it’s better as a clickable menu button than having to ever swipe left or right…fantastic game but the lack of customizable controls hurts and the easy changes I’d like to be able to do would improve the overall enjoyment of the game because they are more efficient controls than provided again fantastic otherwise!!!

  • Ghost of Tsushima definitely takes the win. The game is amazing and I haven’t played an amazing game after spiderman ps4.

    Without a doubt, GOT takes the win.

  • Weird I don’t see any other game on the list only Ghost haha,there is really no other choice.What a game,what a game!! Bless SP…I knew I was right to trust them,they only ever failed with Sly 3.Anyway Ghost best game of july and GOTY of course as it’s down to the top 5 best PS4 games…I still got a lot to play but problaby gonna beat GoW.

  • Wonderfully pointless poll, Ghost tops the charts, who will be the most popular game then – hmm, I can’t figure it out.
    Mr. Elston, you could have used your time better and written a new “The Drop” article.

  • As much as I love PSVR, Iron Man really punched above what the system is capable of.

    So, this month my vote goes to an old school Gamepad and TV based title.

    Ghost of Tsushima

    Sucker Punch have delivered a very well crafted, and lengthy advneture, that can keep players busy between now and the launch of the PS5. Excellent work yet again to the team!

  • Ghost of Tsushima was the best, we need more games like it

  • FF7 remake, Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsushima, what a swan song to celebrate the end of this generation, all brilliant games. Now I’ve started working on my backlog, starting with RDR2. Need to finish Death Stranding and Horizon too :p

  • Ghost Of Tsushima will take this away EASY.

  • GG for Tsushima❤❤

  • Skater XL all the wayyy!!!!!!

  • i picked Skater XL because i want to show some love & respect too the indie game studio and the video game. the game is difficult but fun too play :)

  • I pick Ghost of Tsushima, Skater XL just came out at a bad time. There’s just no competition.

  • Ghost Of Tsushima! 😷

  • look we have been waiting for a new skateboard game for over ten years and now skater xl is out its 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🏆

  • I vote fairy tail.

  • Fall Guys of course!!

  • Should be TLOU2 again, games so good that it should be best new game of the month for the next 3 months. Voted GoT but it’s hard to enjoy, feels like a teens game compared to TLOU2

  • Hands down Ghost of Tsushima. Succesfully washed away the foul taste of TLOU2.

  • Por favor playstation agregame el playstation plus en mi usuario por favor quiero poder jugar juegos multijugador gracias

  • I’m enjoying Ghost Of Tsushima very much

  • Ghost of tsushima, melhor jogo sem dúvidas, melhor experiência que tive

  • Ghost of Tsushima es sin duda uno de los mejores juegos de la generación, al igual que Bloodborne… son hermosos 😍

  • Ghost Of Tsushima was an amazing game! From the combat to the story and characters! The combat was different as you had to use different types of combat depending on which enemy type you was fighting. The characters like Yuna were so great and Yuna was my favourite side character!

  • Ghost of Tsushima is the best july game and one of the best games of the year for me.
    As 2nd place I’d say Yumeutsutsu Re:Master for PSVita, such a good VN

  • I loved the ghost of tsushima not played but watching the game at the typical gamer stream was amazing.
    The game was superb. Loved the graphics.

  • Iron Man VR is my favorite game of july

  • I knoe this is controversial to state. but the fact is Ironman VR is the game of the decade.

  • Ghost of Tsushima. That game’s visuals and story blow my mind.

  • Ghost of Tsushima!

  • Game of the year right here!!! TLOU 2 was good but Ghost of Tsushima was GREAT!

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