Games that Deserve Thoughts for GOTY Votes

[As Read on GIO.]

…And of Course my Personal Opinion

Hey there folks. First of all, I just want to show you the giant pool of games I narrowed this list down from, so hold on one moment while I paste an incessant amount of game titles right about…here: DMC, Ni No Kuni, Antichamber, Fire Emblem Awakening, Dead Space 3, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time, Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance, Etrian Odyssey IV, Runner 2, Super Hexagon, Tomb Raider, Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon, Bioshock Infinite, Gears of War Judgment, Battleblock Theater, Guacamelee, Injustice Gods Among Us, SMT DS Soul Hackers, Dark Arisen, Thomas Was Alone, Monaco, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Metro Last Light, State of Decay, Animal Crossing New Leaf, The Last of Us, New Super Luigi U, Hotline Miami, DOTA 2, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Shadowrun Returns, Pikmin 3, Dragon’s Crown, Tales of Xillia, Brothers A Tale of Two Sons, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Gone Home, Disney Infinity, Saints Row IV, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Rayman Legends, Total War Rome II, Outlast, Amnesia A Machine for Pigs, Killzone Mercenary, Grand Theft Auto V, Infinity Blade III, Lone Survivor, Shadow Warrior, Beyond Two Souls, The Wolf Among Us, The Stanley Parable, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, Batman Arkham Origins, Assassin’s Creed IV, Battlefield 4, Call of Duty Ghosts, Ratchet and Clank Into the Nexus, XCOM Enemy Within, Killzone Shadow Fall, Resogun, Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, Killer Instinct, TLOZ A Link Between Worlds, The Walking Dead Season Two, and that’s pretty much it. Whew, now that that mouthful is over and out…it’s time to get down to business. The following categories are just a few that I came up with, and instead of dividing things up into a million more separate ones, these are what I’ll be puttinf prospective games into for this year’s GOTY “pick”.

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Best Use of “Next-Gen” Hardware

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Shadows will fall, armies will clash, worlds will collide.

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Dead Rising 3

Zombies- and…many more zombies.

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Resogun

Got Defender?

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Best Online Multiplayer Component

Grand Theft Auto V

Ever wanted to act like Trevor, all day everyday? Well, here’s your chance.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Spies Vs. Mercs: The Sequel.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall

Training for the next generation.

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Best Surprise Multiplayer Component

Tomb Raider 2013

Always remember- my axe is my friend, and my bow is my ally.

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Batman: Arkham Origins

Challenge mode- this time with real people.

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The Last of Us

It’s simple: you survive, or you die.

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Best “Same-Old, Same-Old”

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Not above and beyond the call, yet.

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Battlefield 4

A bigger, buggier battlefield.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Pirates vs. Assassins: The Game.

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Best Open-World Adventure Story

Tomb Raider 2013

A Survivor is Reborn.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

And you thought dragons were bad enough…

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Saints Row IV

The saints are back in town- rather, they never left.

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Best Open-World Adventure Gameplay

Grand Theft Auto V

Grander than ever before.

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Batman Arkham Origins

Batman’s beginning- this time in game form.

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Tomb Raider 2013

Before we were raiders, we were survivors.

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Glitchiest Gameplay

Battlefield 4

The battle gets bigger.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Worse than losing your ship.

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State of Decay

A bad, bad man approaches- or several thousand of them, all undead.

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Best Old Name with New Ideas

Tomb Raider 2013

Have you seen this missing person?

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New Super Luigi U

Nice to see U again.

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Shadowrun Returns

Better than never, or ever.

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Best Overall Quality

Grand Theft Auto V

Certifiably insane- and loving it.

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Bioshock Infinite

Worth the risk.

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The Last of Us

First in my heart though.

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Best New IP/Idea

Antichamber

Inexplicably epic.

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Hotline Miami

Surprise!

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Outlast

Make a small incision here- and WHOOPS!

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Best Sequel (in terms of Units sold)

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Not extinct- yet.

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Grand Theft Auto V

Back in business- just like we never left.

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Battlefield 4

Lose the battle, win the war.

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Best Sequel (in terms of Quality)

Grand Theft Auto V

Flying the knife flight of quality.

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Killzone: Shadow Fall

Two sides- one story.

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Bioshock Infinite

DeWitt is just killing me.

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Best Downloadable (Consoles)

Guacamelee

Bring the Guac.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

How can bad things look so good?

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The Wolf Among Us: Episode One- Faith

Click anywhere to be awesome.

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Best Downloadable (PC)

Monaco

I could settle for “ours”.

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

A bigger picture.

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The Stanley Parable

This is no mere game.

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Best Xbox 360 Exclusive

Gears of War: Judgment

On a scale of one to ten- Baird.

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Best Xbox One Exclusive

Dead Rising 3

This ought to end well…

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Best Play Station 3 Exclusive

The Last of Us

You don’t know what you’re missing.

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Best Play Station 4 Exclusive

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Shots from the shadows.

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Best Wii U Exclusive

Pikmin 3

Puzzles and pleasure.

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Best Vita Exclusive

Killzone: Mercenary

A different breed.

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Best DS/3DS/2DS Exclusive

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

An even stronger Link.

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Best Mobile Exclusive

Infinity Blade III

Three times as epic.

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Best PC/Mac Exclusive

Gone Home

Purely…there.

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Best Platforming

New Super Luigi U

Um, U were saying?

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Best Action/Adventure

Grand Theft Auto V

You’ll be scraping the brains off your boots.

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Best First Person Shooter

Killzone: Shadow Fall

Black but not bleak.

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Best Third Person Shooter

Dead Space 3

The cold, scary truth.

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Best Role-Playing

Fire Emblem Awakening

Choices, choices.

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Best Racing

Forza 5

Simply beautiful.

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Best Survival/Horror/Action

State of Decay

Statements of fact.

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Best Stealth/Puzzle

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Still kicking it.

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Best Fighting

Injustice: Gods Among Us

One of the brighter moments of the game.

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Best Atmospheric Horror

Outlast

Well now- that certainly sums that up.

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Best Story/Script

The Last of Us

Last, but never least.

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Best “In Show” Ranking (Based on Awards/Mentions)

Grand Theft Auto V (6 Awards)

The smell of victory is in the air…

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Killzone: Shadow Fall (5 Awards)

Future hopes and wishes.

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Tomb Raider/The Last of Us (4 Awards)

You’ll never hear them coming…

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Batman: Arkham Origins (3 Awards)

Not all prequels are bad.

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Runners Up (At Least 2 Awards)

Dead Rising 3

Slightly more of a charm.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts

Down, but not out.

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Battlefield 4

Hanging on.

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Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Black beards and black hearts.

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Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen

You shall not pass this dungeon- or any for that matter.

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State of Decay

Hold onto your humanity- or try to.

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New Super Luigi U

Still better than most full games.

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Bioshock Infinite

Step one: incinerate, always incinerate.

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Outlast

That’s pewdy good…

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And that’s that folks. I hope you’ve enjoyed my pretty lengthy, semi-professional look at how I would do the GOTY awards and categorization for the excellent titles released this year. Sound off in the comments if you agree, disagree, or couldn’t care less but feel like saying something. Until next time folks.

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