Ok, I don’t feel massively confident with this list, but I’ll give it a go. The inclusion of Matt and Katherine could add some curve balls, but also makes one of my picks much easier!
Evil Within 2
West of Loathing
Dishonoured 2: Death of the Outsider
Night in the Woods
What Remains of Edith Finch
Total War: Warhammer 2
The Norwood Suite
Note a lot have gone with Death of the Outsider rather than the base game. I’ve not played the expansion, but is it so much better that it would deserve to be its own entry? I heard good things, but the base game was already really great.
Edit: I now realise that Death of the Outsider was picked, because Dishonoured 2 was released last year! Switched it.
I don’t think any of the big November releases sounded like they were particularly great, but Wolfenstein seemed to do enough to be liked by the one that reviewed it. I wouldn’t expect it to have been included if it was released earlier in the year, but it is probably fresh enough and good enough to at least be discussed quite a bit when the list was compiled.
Little torn between Total War and Plunkbat as GOTY. I think it could go either way, but I am gambling on Alice threatening to load the rest of RPS onto a plane and shove then out over an island if they don’t go with Plunkbat.
Edit 2: realised I wanted to include Little Nightmares, so switched it with Slime Rancher. With no Pip now, I reckon that one might be unlikely.