Annual Awards

January 1, 2014

The OMG! Hour’s 2013 Game of the Year Awards

Over the past few weeks, we have taken The OMG! Hour podcast through a Countdown to the Game of the Year with 10 different categories.  We discuss at length our personal nominations and then decide which games deserve the win.  Be sure to subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or listen to it right here on the site for all our reason why these games deserve their wins.  Congratulations to all the nominees and to the winners.  2013 was another great year of gaming and 2014 is certainly shaping up to be even better!

Best Indie Game

  • Warframe [Digital Extremes]
  • Papers, Please [Lucas Pope] *WINNER!
  • Contrast [Compulsion Games]
  • The Bridge [The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild]

 

Best Digital Only Game

  • State of Decay [Undead Labs]
  • Terraria [Re-Logic]
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon [Ubisoft Montreal]
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons [Starbreeze Studios] *WINNER!
  • The Wolf Among Us [Telltale Games]

 

Best DLC

  • Mass Effect 3: Citadel [Bioware] *WINNER!
  • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault and Dragon’s Keep [Gearbox]
  • Dishonored: Knife of Dunwall [Arkane]
  • Dishonored: The Witches of Brigmore [Arkane]

 

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Tiny Death Star [Nimblebit]
  • Plants vs Zombies 2 [Popcap]
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf [Nintendo] *WINNER!
  • Marvel Puzzle Quest [D3Publisher]

 

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Diablo 3 [Blizzard]
  • Rayman Legends [Ubisoft] *WINNER!
  • Call of Duty Ghosts [Infinity Ward]
  • Splinter Cell Blacklist [Ubisoft]

 

Best 3rd Party Game

  • Splinter Cell Blacklist [Ubisoft]
  • Tomb Raider [Crystal Dynamics]
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag [Ubisoft] *WINNER!
  • Grand Theft Auto V [Rockstar Games]

 

Best 1st Party Game

  • Gears of War Judgement [Epic Games]
  • Beyond: Two Souls [Quantic Dream] *WINNER!
  • The Last of Us [Naughty Dog]

 

Best Single Player Campaign

  • Grand Theft Auto 5 [Rockstar Games]
  • Tomb Raider [Crystal Dynamics] *WINNER!
  • Splinter Cell Blacklist [Ubisoft]

 

Best New IP

  • Disney Infinity [Disney Interactive Entertainment]
  • Defiance [Trion Worlds] *WINNER!

 

Developer of the Year

  • Rockstar Games
  • Ubisoft *WINNER!
  • Naughty Dog

 

2013 Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag [Ubisoft]
  • Diablo 3 [Blizzard]
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 [Rockstar Games] *WINNER!
  • Splinter Cell Blacklist [Ubisoft]
  • Tomb Raider [Crystal Dynamics]


About the Author

Sean

Sean is an avid gamer and lover of all thing tech. He is a dedicated husband and the father to three beautiful daughters. In addition to taking his love of gaming to a new level with this site, Sean is also host of our podcasts: The OMG! Hour, Lost Treasures of Gaming, and Primetime as well as the bi-weekly podcast mashup show, Gamers Unscripted. Follow Sean on Twitter as @Xiantayne and this blog as @OMGnexus.






 
 

 

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