Kotaku Australia’s PC Game Of The Year

Kotaku Australia’s PC Game Of The Year
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We took your nominations, we recorded the votes. Now the results are in! Time to announce Kotaku Austalia’s reader voted PC game of the year!

And the winners are…


The Witcher 3

This was a clear winner. 30% of the total vote. A lot of you liked The Witcher 3.


Fallout 4

Well, obviously. Fallout 4 may have disappointed a few people, but it still managed to garner 17% of the vote.

3rd Place

Satellite Reign

Well this was a surprise to me. A pleasant surprise. Congrats!

Thanks to everyone who voted!


    • Can’t speak for ARK, but there’s no way in hell Dying Light was going to knock off Fallout 4 no matter where you put it on the list.

      It’s a great game, but it’s been dwarfed in terms of hype, sales, playing hours ect. It’s also from the start of the year which does it no favours 8-9 months later.

      Did it make the console specific lists? It won’t make the top 3 on any of those either, it’s just been too competitive this year.
      Witcher, Fallout, Halo/ MGS/ Something else for the Xbone
      Witcher, Fallout, Bloodborne/ MGS for the PS4

        • As long as it’s a financial success I don’t mind, I don’t have enough time to PLAY all the brilliant games that came out this year, let alone spend time talking up all the ones that haven’t received as much attention. I think it sold enough for everyone to get paid and a sequel is probably on the cards, it honestly wouldn’t be my recommendation to anyone if they were only going to buy 3 games this year unless they were a zombie-nut.

          Maybe we should just be grateful that it came out early in the year and didn’t do a “Tomb Raider”. That’ll be easily the best piece of software released this year that almost nobody cares about (for reasons both deserved and unfortunate).

          • Tomb Raiders trouble wasnt just releasing the same day as Fallout 4, its trouble was releasing only on the Xbone. However it will get a bigger reaction early next year when it arrives on PC and most likely PS4

          • Yep. It’s not just an exclusivity thing either, I think there’s some level of negative bias from people who (rightly or wrongly) feel entitled to the game on other systems and want it to suck.

            I do feel bad for the hundreds of developers who have no control over what the higher ups decide in terms of console exclusivity, project funding and who picks the release date. There’s a lot of people who did a fine job of making a good game and any failure certainly isn’t their fault.

    • ARK is still in Early Access and so technically has not “released” in 2015.

      I currently have 222 hours in Fallout 4 and I haven’t even done much of the main story yet. Steamspy says the median playtime of Dying Light is 21:59 while Fallout 4 is at 47:51. So either Dying Light is an amazing game that you never want to play again, or Fallout 4 has a lot of people playing for a longer time who don’t actually have fun.. but if we go with the simplest explanation, people enjoy Fallout 4 more than Dying Light.

  • I would have liked to see the full voting results, but I’m still really happy to see the witcher 3 get the recognition it deserves – tw1 and tw2 are my two favourite games of the past decade.

  • Pretty fair call I would say.

    I haven’t played Satellite Reign , but I will now
    (thanks for the heads up good people of Kotaku)

  • So Satellite Reign takes 3rd in overall PC games but can only manage 3rd in Australian made games as well. I guess it goes to show that in any other year the top 3 could easily have won best game.

    • Probably because non-platform exclusive titles were on the list would be my guess. Best PC should be Best PC Exclusive and so on for the consoles. It’s the only fair way to do it.

      But then I guess it penalises titles that release on multiple platforms so it’s not fair. QUANDARY!

    (Incessantly babbles the witcher 3 until locked up in a padded cell to continue babbling “The Witcher 3”)

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