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Celeste
  • Game of the Year
  • Best Indie
  • Best Platformer
  • Best Story
  • Best Audio
Game of the Year
Celeste
2D Platformers are almost as old as videogaming itself. The genre been mastered and practically perfected over the years. Yet along comes Celeste in 2018 to deliver a new pinnacle of platforming perfection. Celeste is the sort of game Nintendo desperately would like to call its own, offering up a fantastically emotive story that ties into the mechanics, the tightest platforming gameplay around, heaps of challenge and dozens of hours of content.
9th
Best Indie
Celeste
Celeste is platforming perfection and a great showcase for what can be achieved by indie developers. Tight mechanics combine with an uber-difficult yet fair campaign, topped off by an array of secrets and challenges. Celeste is a speedrunner’s dream come true, and one of the finest 2D platformers of all time.
3rd
Best Platformer
Celeste
One of a handful of games that could legitimately claim to be the greatest 2D platformers in existence, Celeste is a masterclass of impeccably tight controls, pitch-perfect difficulty and sublime level design that not only challenges and iterates but also reflects the narrative in a manner we’ve never seen before in the genre.
4th
Best Story
Celeste
2D Platformers are almost as old as videogaming itself. The genre been mastered and practically perfected over the years. Yet along comes Celeste in 2018 to deliver a new pinnacle of platforming perfection. Celeste is the sort of game Nintendo desperately would like to call its own, offering up a fantastically emotive story that ties into the mechanics, the tightest platforming gameplay around, heaps of challenge and dozens of hours of content.
4th
Best Audio
Celeste
Celeste is a masterpiece in far more than its game design, extending to its superb soundtrack filled with wall-to-wall retro-inspired EDM bangers. Each and every track in Celeste captures the mood of any given level to a tee, whether that’s the haunting chiptunes of Spirit of Hospitality, the somber piano of Little Goth, or the thumping beats of Starjump, composer Lena Raine has nailed it with Celeste.
1st