You’ve sat through four Paranormal Activities and barely batted an eyelid, you watch Saw for breakfast, while chowing down on your cornflakes, but these games came along and the living daylights are now scared from your very being.
A crowded genre to be sure, the best FPS’s of the last year have had to work their socks off to stand out from the crowd, giving you the best shooter action around. An ever-popular genre, these nominees have done that magical bit extra to distance themselves from the pack, putting you in creative situations through which you had to make like Arnie and decimate the opposition.
Resolutely old-school in design, the humble platformer has been an industry stalwart synonymous with fun, pick up and play gameplay. The best platformers of the year combined classic gameplay with innovative new features and slick mechanics that made them a true joy to play.
As a wise man once said, two heads are better than one, and that’s never been more appropriate than in the world of co-operative gaming. Whether you’re saving the planet or just having a race, getting another player involved is always instantly more fun. Co-op gaming has a strong place in many gamers hearts and as online gaming becomes easier this Award category helps us find the gems that let us play and share our gaming experiences with our friends.
Enter the masters of the winding saga. These titles take the player to far off exotic lands, where they can explore, discover and resolve mystery, thats what we are expecting.
Here we look to see what delights the future world of tech holds for the gaming industry. We hunt down the coolest and most exciting industry changing hardware and the best of those incredible technological gems finds it way into our Most Anticipated Hardware award lineup.
As gaming continues to knock on the door of reality we are treated to a steady stream of titles that enable almost realistic gameplay across a variety of real world arenas. Up for this category we could find flight simulators facing off against racing simulators against tank simulators.
Dripping with dread and crammed full of character, these titles bring together an electric atmosphere to set the player’s mood. This category and these nominees are the games that are awash with ambience and can take you away to a magical place. All can be considered for this accolade, but only a select few offer a gamer the pure escapism that the Most Atmospheric Award Nominees can deliver.