Only the best of the best are nominated for the prestigious Game or The Year title, and there can be only one. We are all looking for that one supreme game that brought us to our knees over the past 12 months. Maybe it was the most beautiful experience ever, or perhaps its story was so imaginative that you couldn’t help but be whisked away to its pixelated shores. Nominees are usually highly competent in every facet that makes a title brilliant and all of them are video game titans that stand above the rest. These titles reach the lofty heights where the ‘Half-Lifes’ and the ‘Elder Scrolls’ of gaming history dwell. They push the industry forward, innovating with rich new features and exceptional gameplay, all the while perfecting mechanics that will set the template for every other title to aspire to.
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.
Arnie in Commando that is, rather than Arnie in Jingle All The Way. Of course this award is also about bringing the gamer both what they want and something original. Blowing away Nazis zombies in laboratories is all well and good but the Global Game Awards Best FPS Award reaches for far greater aspirations than yesterdays FPS formula. And as always the games industry delivers an ever flowing list of amazing first person shooter titles to choose from, but only the best will make it to the nominees.
Let loose the dogs of war! These are the best games that let you go head to head or fight side by side in multiplayer arenas. Whether its spewing forth hot lead at one another or wishing this car had a seventh gear, these are the ones that got your adrenaline pumping and unleashed your competitive urges.
Regardless of when they launched, these are the games that have been swallowing up your time like nobody’s business, as you desperately try to inch up that scoreboard.