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.
This generation has seen a seismic shift from traditional expansion packs to bite-sized downloadable content. Seldom does a game get released now without a flurry of additional content following swiftly behind, and it’s become harder than ever to know which bits will be worth buying.
I have to start by saying, we live in an age where you can play full blooded, top quality games, that provide hundreds of hours of play time…..FOR FREE. Thats just incredible and this award category salutes all those games that strive to be a part of that almost crazy sounding business model.
Gaming is not always just about playing something pretty, its about achieving through a good grasp of the resource available to the gamer. This is why benchmarking our hardware is so popular. Through use of awesome software we can increase our comprehension of what we can expect from a product, before we invest in it.
Its all about non-stop, sweat inducing, heart pumping, high-octane action in this Award Category. The sort of titles that demand a constant stream of coffee, pumped straight into the veins, just to get you focused enough to keep up.
This award is one of the most sought after accolades in the gaming hardware industry. You cant fake technological advancement and you cant feign exceptional standards, they either deliver the gaming goods or they disappear trying. This highly competitive technology market is where the gaming consumer gets the last vote and we are the most selective and vocal communities across the net.