Results Of The Global Game Awards 2013 Are In

Written by Katie Allen on Thu, Nov 28, 2013 2:10 PM
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You’ve had three weeks to tell us which you think were the best games of 2013, the best gaming hardware and the most exciting technology of 2014. The results are now in for Game Debate’s Global Game Awards 2013, and we've collected all the winners here for you, so you can see the best games of 2013 all in one place.

If you want to see how your favourite nominees measured up,  you can also click the category links below to take you through to each award page, where you’ll be able to see the full run down of where each nominee placed in the Global Game Awards 2013...

The Global Game Awards 2013 - Winners

Game of the Year 2013: Grand Theft Auto V

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Best Action 2013: Grand Theft Auto V

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Best Adventure 2013: The Walking Dead

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Best Benchmark Tool: Fraps

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Best Co-op 2013: Payday 2

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Best Developer 2013: Ubisoft Montreal

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Best DLC/Expansion 2013: Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods

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Best FPS 2013: Battlefield 4

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Best Free 2 Play 2013: Planetside 2

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Best Gamers Case 2013: Corsair 540

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Best Gaming Hardware Manufacturer 2013: Asus

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Best Gaming Keyboard 2013: Razer Blackwidow UItimate 2013

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Best Graphics Hardware 2013: GeForce 650 Ti Boost 2GB

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Best Handheld Game 2013: Pokemon X & Y

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Best Handheld Gaming Device 2013: Nintendo 3DS

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Best Headset 2013: SteelSeries7H

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Best Historical 2013: Europa Universalis IV

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Best Holiday Console 2013: Playstation 4

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Best Horror 2013: Outlast

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Best Humor 2013: Saints Row IV

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Best Indie 2013: Don’t Starve

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Best Laptop: Alienware 17

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Best Management 2013: Prison Architect

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Best MOBA: League of Legends

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Best Motherboard 2013: Asus Sabertooth 990FX

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Best Mouse 2013: Razer Deathadder 2013

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Best Multiplayer 2013: League of Legends

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Best PC EU 2013: Foniks - Phoenix i7 2x GTX760 SLI

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Best PC US 2013: Alienware X51 R2

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Best Platformer 2013: Rayman Legends

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Best Publisher 2013: Ubisoft

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Best Racing 2013: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

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Best RPG 2013: Shadowrun Returns

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Best Sandbox 2013: Grand Theft Auto V

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Best Sci-Fi 2013: Kerbal Space Program

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Best Sim 2013: Farming Simulator 2013

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Best Sports 2013: Fifa 14

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Best Story 2013: The Last of Us

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Best Strategy 2013: Europa Universalis IV

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Most Anticipated Game Of 2014: Watch Dogs

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Most Anticipated Hardware: Oculus Rift

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Most Atmospheric 2013: The Last of Us

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Most Beautiful 2013: Bioshock Infinite

It won’t surprise many to see strong results for GTA V, who scooped the prize for Global Game Awards' Game of the Year, Best Sandbox and Best Action. But it wasn’t only GTA V who had a strong showing this year. Europa Universalis IV came away with two awards - Best Strategy and Best Historical, as did The Last Of Us, whilst Razer and Alienware came out on top overall for hardware awards in this year's Global Game Awards. League of Legends fans were notable for the support they gave to the awards through our Twitter feed this year, and the support paid off! League of Legends won big in both out Best Moba 2013 category and our Best Multiplayer category.

The Global Game Awards 2013 received an impressive total vote count of 207,000, with all our members and a fair few from the wider gaming community rallying behind your favourite nominees. Those above represent the best in their class for 2013 as voted for by you, and we hope you got to see at least a few of your favourite games crowned!

Do the results tally with what you think were the best games of 2013?

Which winners do you think were particularly deserving in your eyes?

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02:38 Dec-16-2013

.......Bioshock infinite was hands down my GOTY. When a game turns my brain into melted marshmallows because of how deep the ending is then at that moment I instantly know my GOTY. but then came Beyond two souls, the most underrated title this year. it shattered my fixation of bioshock Inf as game of the year and left me on a stalemeate between the two, i guess they are both GOTY for me

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06:26 Dec-06-2013

really ? 3ds ? iphone 5 and wii u is way better than 3ds

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08:51 Dec-06-2013

Is Wii U a handheld gaming device?

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09:12 Dec-06-2013

Yeah its like a Vita

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10:01 Dec-06-2013

Vita is a handheld gaming device, Wii U isn't.

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10:05 Dec-06-2013

Oh right
Everywhere I looked they only gave the pic of the controller, got confused

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14:01 Dec-06-2013

@fudgehug
if it isnt then what is it ? a console ? it is handheld device u hold it in ur hand right ?

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14:03 Dec-06-2013

Sooo...with that logic are PS4 and Xbone also handheld devices?

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14:35 Dec-06-2013

dude no......handhelds
psp
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gameboy
gameboy color
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wii u
iphones
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consoles
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those epic controller xbox and ps has they are just controller

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14:36 Dec-06-2013

@emozaa
The Wii U too has a console box and a wireless gamepad

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16:35 Dec-09-2013

I guess you can just call you a hybrid console handheld :P

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14:42 Dec-06-2013

And Wii U's controller is too "just a controller", Wii U isn't a handheld.

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14:59 Dec-06-2013

it can use has a controller too

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15:04 Dec-06-2013

The Wii U isn't a handheld even though it has a screen on it's controller, end of story.

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20:39 Dec-06-2013

smh...then the dev are stupid right ? why make game for a controller ? a controller thats powerful than ps3 and xbox console ?
and to be clear people who own wii u are xbxo 360 says its wii u is more powerful
so why compare a control with a console ? stupid right ? i know u calling us all stupid

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20:52 Dec-06-2013

Umm...i can't fully understand what u are saying, since your english isn't the best. But all i'm saying is that Wii U is a console, it isn't a handheld console like the PS Vita or 3DS. It is a console like PS3 or PS4.

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21:13 Dec-06-2013

well yeah ik my english is not the best....and thats more like it a console but dont says its controller cause its not just a controller

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21:28 Dec-06-2013

What? So what am i saying is a controller? Wii U is a console, and Wii U has a controller. And Wii U's controller is just a controller with a screen on it. The controller alone cant do anything without the console.

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21:44 Dec-06-2013

BOY that escalated quickly

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13:18 Dec-15-2013

@Fudgehog
indeed, it is a console and the wii U remotte is just a controller:)

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15:24 Dec-17-2014

Just read this back and loved it, of course the Wii U is not a handheld console.

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19:10 Dec-05-2013

"Best MOBA: League of Legends"
Wrong !!!

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16:10 Dec-06-2013

Yeah, dead wrong! :(

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17:47 Dec-06-2013

+1

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21:47 Dec-03-2013

hd 7850 HERE! :D

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20:10 Dec-04-2013

just kidding :D

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18:55 Dec-03-2013

650 Ti Boost right here :D

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19:25 Dec-03-2013

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 bought a week ago here ^^

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20:26 Dec-03-2013

its a very good keyboard but very expensive too in my opinion. i believe razer products are a bit overpriced. you pay a little more than you should just for the name. good quality though for sure.

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20:50 Dec-03-2013

I think Ducky keyboards are the most overpriced, a big premium for some LEDs

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15:52 Dec-04-2013

GTX 760 here in my opinion the best of this year

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18:52 Dec-04-2013

I agree :D
anyway I love my titan-style GTX770 most :3

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18:56 Dec-04-2013

guys everyone with a decent card likes it the most since its the one they know the best and are satisfied by its performance :P

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18:47 Dec-02-2013

Was hoping for The Last of Us to nab the GOTY, but GTA V I've heard is a great game. Can't wait to play it come Christmas.

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17:49 Dec-02-2013

Well Done GD, Good to see some new titles in there for me like Europa Universalis IV. Gotta try it ;)

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17:37 Dec-02-2013

I'm really enjoying BF4 now, but Metro LL was a much more interesting, even breathtaking experience, and I will chose it as best FPS game. And as I'm waiting for Watch Dogs, with it's car physics that we saw and many other city-free-world-criminal-stuff-games and because they main character moves just like the Assasins' Creed's character (lazy Ubisoft boys), I'll chose TW3 as most Most Anticipated Game.

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17:47 Dec-02-2013

Because it is going to be first open world mature RPG with unbelivably unlinear story and outstanding graphics and is being produced by one of a few companies that take care what players say, and consists mostly of players, throwing away big fabular DLCs for free and stopped using DMRs that are hindering legal players playing the game and don't refrain pirates from playing the game though. :P

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17:15 Dec-03-2013

TW3, Yes!

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09:32 Dec-02-2013

I don't understand why in the "Best handheld gaming device"-category one of the options was iPhone5, instead of that the option should have been like "smartphones", or something like that.

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18:42 Dec-01-2013

Glad to see Europa Universalis IV win. A really deep game that :)
And Ubsioft have a done a fantastic job the past couple of years and it shows! Good for them :)
And GTA V, well, no surprises there eh... ;)
And as Mark put it - Great 'show'!

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16:08 Dec-02-2013

Have you played Rayman Legends? :D Can you believe the all-time die hard fan hasn't (nor couldn't) free time for THE game till so far...? :S A confession :P
Can you also imagine I succeed in not playing it yet due to the excitement that's still surrounding me? :D

Thanks for (©)opying my words ;)

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17:19 Dec-03-2013

I haven't..
Same here, Love BF but still haven't bought it yet...
Hah! :D
This isn't the first time I've copied you, Mark! :P

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07:46 Dec-04-2013

That's 'too funny' too :P

PS I were implying there's no copyright on what I wrote (symbol between brackets), so you're fine :P

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11:52 Dec-04-2013

Yep, got that! :D

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18:21 Dec-01-2013

Was hoping to see Far Cry 3 in there

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18:23 Dec-01-2013

FC 3 would have won last year
This year has had numerous big budget titles which are somewhat better than FC 3

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02:10 Dec-01-2013

I guess I'm in the minority in many categories.

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21:40 Nov-30-2013

Yeah, BF4, CK2 and Europa Universalis IV FTW!

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15:41 Nov-30-2013

I'm happy with the fact Ubisoft (Montreal) + Rayman Legends got crowned :) Too bad I don't see Logitech...great experiences with their sound configuration tech + keyboards...

Great 'show'!

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02:32 Nov-30-2013

I can't believe what I'm seeing here. Best MOBA: LOL: While I completely agree that Garena is a better client than steam, LOL isn't a better game than Dota 2, or even Heroes of Neworth, for that matter. Best multiplayer, maybe, because at least its servers aren't as horrible as Dota 2's, but best MOBA, DEFINITELY NO. Need for Speed: Most Wanted, one of the worst racing games (and a 2012 one at that) wins best Racing Game 2013.

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02:36 Nov-30-2013

I fail to see why GRID 2 isn't anywhere even close to NFS Most Wanted. I also fail to see why some brilliant games like Tomb Raider 2013 and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag don't have as much as even a mention in their categories. And Battlefield 4: Best FPS? I haven't played other FPS games this year but I've definitely heard better about them than for Battlefield 4, which was a horroble experience and a completely unfinished, unrefined game.

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10:27 Nov-30-2013

couldnt agree more. i just bought bf4 though :P

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03:07 Dec-02-2013

The game isn't bad but the experience is horrible. I was encountering errors, fps drops and horrible glitches everywhere.

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09:32 Dec-02-2013

@LPBpy135 the game is a lot more optimised for me compared to the beta. in the beta i was playing max settings with 40-55 fps with drops occasionally but now i can play max with 58+ fps. totally stable. when i installed i suffered many crashes when playing domination but when i reinstalled it got fixed. crashes are rare now. there are only some ****ty textures in some places and a bug during which me and my team are invisible for 10 secs when i join a game sometimes. furthermore sometimes i fail to join any servers. an origin restart fixes that. so its sufferable for me now. no more though..

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13:54 Dec-11-2013

Its definitely a lot better than the beta experienced but it still is a really difficult experience. I couldn't play half the campaign without getting a stupid direct x crash and while the multiplayer was comparably better, It still was buggy.

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02:00 Nov-30-2013

Alienware??? Lol

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01:34 Nov-30-2013

Dota 2 suppose to be the first,but Lol is more famous so it got to 1st(over 1 billion accounts of Lol were made).You're a pro at playing lol,but when you step in dota 2,you're just a noob.

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14:51 Nov-29-2013

Best MOBA - League of Legends, MY ASS. LoL FREAKING SUCKS.

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15:02 Nov-29-2013

LoL, like many games, has mixed opinions. You may hate it, (I haven't played it at all) but it is really popular.

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17:37 Nov-29-2013

i know i dislike too... and its not like i havent tried it. but maybe i find it so bad because i have also played (and still playing) dota.

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20:32 Nov-29-2013

omg i've played dota and lol and there are just minor differances even smaller than between the last cod versions

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20:48 Nov-29-2013

thing I like about DOTA2 is that it runs on Linux too :D

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00:00 Nov-30-2013

well for a more experienced player the differences arent so insignificant.

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14:02 Nov-29-2013

GTA 5?....OH well....I and several other PC 'only' games can cry night and day

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14:18 Nov-29-2013

Just buy an Xbox or a PS3 and frofit bro

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12:08 Nov-29-2013

I totally agree tha EU4 is the best strategy and historical game,im playing it every day,it's perfect.

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