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 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.
Roll your D20s its time for the RPG game of the year award. It all sounds so simple but behind the doors these games represent some of the more complex mechanics and plots around, giving us some of the most expansive and varied gaming environments we’ve ever seen.
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.
The home of our beloved gaming PC components. This award will be given to those cases that appeal to our aesthetic senses while providing the gamer flexibility over installation of modern components.
This section is often only a two horse race, when considering the core manufacturers, but we will also be considering bang for your buck across the overclocking companies that prepare the graphics cards for retail.