Well another year may be over and there may not have been a whole lot to cheer about in the real world, but thankfully there have been some pretty spectacular games to play. Here’s our rundown of the favorite games we’ve covered this year.
Best Fan Game
Tomb Raider: The Dagger of Xian – Tomb Raider 2 perfectly remade in Unreal Engine 4.
How to Cope With Boredom and Loneliness – When you hear the ‘Race Car Bed’ song you’ll fall in love with Harold and this hilarious game!
ExIT – Cerebral and Philosophical Puzzle Adventure With an AI that’s dangerously infatuated with you.
I AM HERE – Heartbreaking look at mental health and the struggles of gay couples in the 60’s/70’s.
The Rage Quit Award
DON’T PLAY THIS GAME.EXE – This stylish super tough cyber-FPS really doesn’t want you to play it!
Most Innovative Gameplay
Cathode Way – Play a 2D platformer on interlinked TV screen in a 3D world.
Coolest Gameplay Mechanic
Wormhole Wars – Introducing the Portal Gun to a multiplayer arena shooter is a stroke of genius.
Best Visual Design
Titanic: Honor and Glory – The visual fidelity of this digital Titanic recreation is simply astounding.
Total Tank Simulator – Jump Straight Into Massive Scale Military Battles & Take Control of Units.
L.U.C.A.H. – Dark and super stylish dungeon crawling hack n slash action RPG.
Best Student Game
The Guardian of the Gears – The puzzles, character design and moving mechanical game world make this a must play.
Best Retro-Styled Game
Okinawa Rush – Beautifully animated action platforming beat ‘em up with a massive Street Fighter-style moveset.
Shadow of the Mask – Super cool comic book-styles point and click adventure set in a dystopian post-superhero world.
Best Game World
Onirism – Explore a massive open world packed full of vibrant visuals and cool surprises.
地獄 Hell – A retro poultry adventure that takes some very unexpected turns.
The Gamechanger Award
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS – Competitive multiplayer shooters have never been the same since PUBG was released.
These awards are entirely subjective, and we’d love to hear some of your favorites, either covered on ABG or elsewhere (Cuphead is incredible but unfortunately it didn’t have a Beta!). We’d like to give a huge thank you all for joining us for another great year of gaming, wish you all the best for next year. Have a fantastic one!