Game of the Year Contenders [Bonus Round]

The panel takes an early look at what games may be vying for the coveted Game of the Year status in the Bonus Round

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CerealKiller1493d ago

My personal favorites:
South Park: Stick of Truth
Wolf Among Us
Wolfenstein: The New Order

CerealKiller1493d ago

Also if I can throw in a mobile game it is Hitman Go

mikeslemonade1493d ago (Edited 1493d ago )

^You disqualified yourself from having the critical eye by mentioning a phone and tablet game.

The almighty mikeslemonade bought a refurb WiiU. I think Bayonetta 2 will end up being game of the year just because the current gen hardware games are not reaching expectations. '

But so far that's out and I played is Infamous Second Son and Super Time Force on the top of my list.

Metallox1493d ago

My favorite games of the year, so far:
Dark Souls II
Child of Light
Shovel Knight
Wolfenstein: TNO

Waiting to play Smash U, Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad TT, Assassin's Creed Unity, Far Cry 4.

cpayne931493d ago

Everyone is forgetting about the games from the first half of the year, nice to see you have dark souls 2. Probably my goty, even though I was a bit disappointed by it.

TheJacksonRGN1493d ago

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is my only pick for GOTY so far.

abradley1493d ago

Agreed, least hyped and best game so far. Really did the lore some service there.

MookaTek1493d ago

This is always one of those impossible decisions for me. Rare in my experience is the game that trumps all others absolutely in a given year.

Here's my pointless list for contenders thus far, though I simply can't pick a single one (also note that I have not played even a tenth of the games that have come out this year, and there are still several heavy hitters yet to be released):

Risen 3
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Watch Dogs
Tales of Xillia 2
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

If I went by most fun, I'd go with Risen 3. If I went by hours spent, I'd go with Tales of Xillia 2 (though I'm not sure that this game can even be considered because it technically came out in 2012 for the first time). But I just simply can't pick a true favorite. I haven't even actually completed The Pre-Sequel or Shadow of Mordor, but they're both really good so far. Watch Dogs was a lot of fun, too, with Chicago being fun to explore if only because it wasn't the typical New York or L.A. inspired open-world I've become accustomed to wandering around in. Then there is South Park, which is the single funniest experience I've ever had with a video game, and the gameplay was great, too, if you're a fan of turn-based RPGs, which I am.

Anyway, I'm glad I'm not in a position where I have to pick a single favorite. I guess that websites and magazines have to come up with something for tradition's (and money's) sake, but nowadays, given the sheer magnitude of game releases in a given year, I think picking a single game for Game of the Year is an archaic practice and utterly pointless.

bleedsoe9mm1493d ago

LOL sunset overdrive is a game from another universe where dreamcast was the number 1 console , great line .

theshredded1493d ago

pretty sure Bayonetta 2 already won it