Digital Fiasco’s 2016 Game Awards

 

It has been a big year for gaming. Sony has had a flurry of hardware releases with the release of the PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation 4 Pro and PlayStation VR,  Microsoft released backwards compatibility on the Xbox One for many Xbox 360 titles as well as hinted about Project Scorpio, and of course Nintendo announced the upcoming Switch console/handheld hybrid. With the literally hundreds of games released this year, it was a substantial challenge for Dandr0id and I to narrow down our nominees to a mere handful in each category and choose which would be deemed most worthy of recognition in 2016. Through many hours of deliberation, four arguments and an attempted murder, we have finally arrived at our decisions. Listen to this very special episode below to find out the winners of Digital Fiasco’s 2016 Game Awards, and and scroll to the end for the lists of nominees.

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DIGITAL FIASCO’S 2016 GAME AWARDS NOMINEES:

Biggest Surprise:

  • Doom
  • Hitman’s Episodic/Timed content
  • No Man’s Sky Foundation Update
  • Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One
  • Far Cry Primal

Honorable Mentions: Crash Bandicoot being rebooted, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare didn’t suck

 

Best Game That You Never Thought Would Come Out:

  • Final Fantasy XV
  • The Last Guardian
  • Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Owlboy

Honorable Mentions: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

 

Best FPS:

  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Doom
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2

Honorable Mentions: Shadow Warrior 2

 

Best Action adventure:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Dishonored 2
  • Mafia III
  • Uncharted 4
  • Watch_Dogs 2

Honorable Mentions: Dark Souls III, Gears of War 4

 

Best RPG / Strategy:

  • Civilization VI
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • I am Setsuna
  • XCOM 2

Honorable Mentions: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, World of Final Fantasy

 

Best Remaster:

  • Bioshock Collection
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • Skyrim Special Edition
  • Valkyria Chronicles

Honorable Mentions: Amnesia Collection, Dead Rising Remastered

 

Best Indie:

  • Alienation
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Inside
  • Owlboy

Honorable Mentions: The Witness

 

Biggest Disappointment:

  • Carmageddon Max Damage
  • Firewatch
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Mighty No 9
  • REcore
  • The Tomorrow Children

Honorable Mentions: No Man’s Sky initial release, Battleborn (not really disappointing due to zero expectations)

 

Best Story:

  • Dishonored 2
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Mafia III
  • Uncharted 4

Honorable Mentions: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

 

Best Graphics:

  • Battlefield 1
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Doom
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Uncharted 4

Honorable Mentions: Mafia III

 

Best Performance:

  • Troy Baker – Batman (Telltale Batman)
  • Alex Hernandez – Mafia III
  • Richard McGonagle – Victor “Goddamn” Sullivan (Uncharted 4)
  • Nolan North – Nathan Drake (Uncharted 4)
  • Emily Rose – Elena Fisher (Uncharted 4)

Honorable Mentions: Stephen Russell – Corvo (Dishonored 2)

 

Game of the Year:

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Mafia III
  • Overwatch
  • Uncharted 4

Honorable Mentions: Titanfall 2, Doom, Battlefield 1

 

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Hailing from parts unknown, Jack McBastard is more machine than man, twisted and evil. He doesn't agree with the other four dentists, and always stays crispy in milk.
Favorite games include Bioshock, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, XCOM.