Phil Spencer Says Psychonauts 2 Is Probably His Game Of The Year For 2021
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It's that time of the year where we're starting to see Game of the Year nominations pop up all over the place. Xbox Game Studios has had a good run so far - receiving all sorts of nominations from different ceremonies.

What about the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, though? What's his top game of the year? In an appearance on Major Nelson's 20th-anniversary video special, Phil admitted it was "probably" Psychonauts 2 by Double Fine.

"Frankly for me [Psychonauts 2] is probably my game of the year - just [a] fantastic game... in my view, as a fan of Double Fine, [it's] the best game that they've ever shipped."

Phil's actually got quite a history with the original game, which sort of explains why he's such a big fan of the sequel.

"Before Psychonauts 2 came out I actually went through back compat and played through the original Psychonauts again really just reliving those moments - I was so impressed with how that stood up."

It's great to see a game like Psychonauts 2 receive so much praise from the head of Xbox, when often these types of titles can get lost amongst a lot of action-blockbusters around this time of the year.

Most recently, the same title was also awarded the 'Xbox Game of the Year' at the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards. We also praised it ourselves, awarding it ten out of ten stars and praising it at the time as a GOTY contender.

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