Global Game Awards
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  • Best Children’s Game
  • Best Strategy
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Best Children’s Game
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle caters superbly to a younger audience. Pressing the ‘Easy Mode’ button at the beginning of each battle doubles the player’s health and fully heals them, while the core tactical gameplay remains the same. This provides a gentle cushion to take on a game which markets itself as XCOM-lite, yet ends up alarmingly deep
1st
Best Strategy
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
The Frankenstein’s monster of gaming in 2017, everything about Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle felt like it shouldn’t work. A coming together of two wildly differing IPs, one reverent, the other gleefully irreverent; Ubisoft handling development duties on a Mario game, and an attempt to beat XCOM at its own game. But wow did Ubisoft succeed. Tactically deep, oftentimes hilarious and with a deeply satisfying loop, the biggest compliment that could be thrown Mario + Rabbids way is you can’t tell it’s not a Nintendo game.
2nd

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