Ghost of Tsushima and Monster Hunter Rise Share The Highest Honour At Japan Game Award 2021

Published 10/03/2021, 11:17 AM EDT

Ghost of Tsushima and Monster Hunter Rise received the highest honor (Game of the Year) at the Tokyo Game Show on 2 October 2021 (Saturday). Both titles also won an Award for Excellence along with other 8 titles, including Genshin Impact, The Last of Us 2, Resident Evil 3, Final Fantasy VII Remake. Only the titles released between April 2020 and March 2021 in Japan were eligible for this prestigious award.


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Ghost of Tsushima and Monster Hunter Rise’s popularity is unreal


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Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima’s victory is no surprise at all. The masterpiece sold over 6.5 million copies and also won last year’s Game of the Year Award. Japanese gamers especially love the game and the way it pays tribute to the mesmerizing beauty and rich history of samurai heritage. Stunning and impressive graphics, a magnificent story, high-quality music, many players across the world praised this masterpiece.

Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise is a blockbuster hit for Capcom. Monster Hunter Rise is one of the most loved and popular monster-slaying titles of all time. It is one of the best games in the Monster Hunter series. The game was first released earlier this year (2021) on Nintendo Switch. And now, the title is all set to release on PC in March 2023.

The Games Designer Award was given to Mario Kart Live Home Circuit. It was chosen by a panel of nine famous Japanese creators, including Hideo Kojima, Smash Bros, and Masahiro Sakurai.

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Tokyo Games Award 2021 Winners list

In case anyone was curious about who won which award at the event, here’s the list of winners from the event.

Grand Award

  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sony)
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)

Award for Excellence

  • Genshin Impact
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Momotaro Dentetsu
  • Buddy Mission Bond
  • Sakuna: Rice and Ruin
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Uma Musume Project
  • The Last of Us 2

Global Award (Japanese product)

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Global Award (Foreign product)

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War


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Best Sales Award

  • Momotaro Dentetsu


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Which is your favorite game on this list? Let us know in the comments below.


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