I’m going to throw in my annual grumble that restricting the list to what was released in a given year is arbitrary and increasingly pointless in a world where Early Access is a thing. It seems silly to me that Slay the Spire is in the top 10 for both this year and last year.
Personally, I’d like to remove the “released this year” restriction. Yeah, you’d get random single votes for years-old games, but that would more accurately reflect the games that people defined their year by, and I don’t think it’d actually affect the top 10 meaningfully, as high-quality new releases would still have the most overlap.
Anyway, grumble over, carry on!