Your 2018 Golden Minecart Award Winners

Your 2018 Golden Minecart Award Winners

Here’s the full breakdown of all the categories and results. Though there were fewer categories this year, there were still plenty of surprises.

Each of the winners is listed here along with some information about the votes. For the audio of the full awards show, please check out Episode 614 of the podcast.
Episode 614 - Keyblading Into the Golden Minecarts


To jump to a specific award, use the links below.


PlayStation Vita

Game of the Year    

PlayStation VR

Game of the Year    

PlayStation 4

Best RPG Best Multiplayer Game of the Year



Golden Minecart Awards 2018: PlayStation Vita

Game of the Year (PS Vita)
Stardew Valley- 38%
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory – 27% (Write-in)
Secret of Mana – 13%
Rainbow Skies – 9%
Iconoclasts – 7%
Cosmic Star Heroine – 5%

With the end of the Vita’s lifespan in sight, the long delayed >Stardew Valley takes the top spot while the surprise write-in, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory, makes a strong showing in Second Place.

Stardew Valley GMA18

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Golden Minecart Awards 2018: PlayStation VR

Game of the Year (PS VR)
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission – 45%
Tetris Effect – 22%
Beat Saber – 15%
Moss – 12%
Firewall Zero Hour – 3%

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission is a well deserved winner here but it was heartbreaking for the podcast to see the delightful Moss fall to Fourth Place with just 12% of the vote. It also seems like everyone was saving their Firewall Zero Hour votes for another category…

Read our review of the award winning game ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission by clicking the banner below:
Review: ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission (PSVR)
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Golden Minecart Awards 2018: PlayStation 4

Best RPG (PS4)
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 36%
Monster Hunter: World – 28%
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – 18%
Valkyria Chronicles 4 – 8%
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition – 4%

A solid entry in the long running series, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age took the top spot over some big name franchises. Interestingly, there was an exact 10% drop off from Second to Third and Third to Fourth.

Read our review of the award winning game Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age by clicking the banner below:
Review: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4)
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Best Multiplayer (PS4)
Firewall Zero Hour – 26%
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII – 20%
Overcooked! 2 – 16% (Six votes behind Second Place)
Destiny 2: Forsaken – 16% (One vote behind Third Place)
Monster Hunter: World – 15% (One vote behind Fourth Place)
Battlefield V – 6%

Multiplayer was a crazy category last year with write-ins stealing the show. This time though, a VR title took the top spot. While the votes were close top to bottom, it’s Three, Four, and Five that were the tightest possible with one vote separating each place.

Read our review of the award winning game Firewall Zero Hour by clicking the banner below:
Review: Firewall Zero Hour (PSVR)
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Game of the Year (PS4)
God of War – 53%
Marvel’s Spider-Man – 25%
Red Dead Redemption 2 – 12%
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – 3% (Tie)
F1 2018 – 3% (Tie, Write-In)
Monster Hunter: World – 2%

We expected a slugfest between God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man, the audience had other plans. In a pretty decisive blowout, God of War took more than half of all votes cast. Marvel’s Spider-Man had a very respectable showing with a quarter of the votes, while everyone else was left fighting for scraps, including the write-in, F1 2018 that snuck in for a Fourth Place tie.

Read our review of the award winning game God of War by clicking the banner below:
Review: God of War (PS4)
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Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who voted. We’d love to hear your feedback about fewer categories and the voting changes.

Written by Josh Langford

Josh Langford

Josh has been gaming since 1977 starting with the Atari 2600.
He currently owns 26 different consoles and 6 different handhelds (all hooked up and in working condition) including all consoles from the current generation.

Josh is currently the US PR & Marketing Manager for Fountain Digital Labs and has recused himself from any involvement on PS Nation arising from posting or editing any news or reviews stemming from FDL.

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