While everyone is quick to gawk at visuals in a video game, sound design is just as important in creating an immersive atmosphere to ground you within that game’s reality. This year, Final Fantasy XVI stood out in that respect, which is why Square Enix’s PS5 RPG bagged our Best Sound Design 2023 Award!
How our GOTY votings are conducted: PSU staff members can nominate games eligible for each category. Each PSU staff member gets one vote. The winner is decided by our site staff through majority vote.