As voted by you!
Through the month of November, we asked for you to vote for your favourite games of the year. You did (and in incredible numbers – thank you for that), and now it’s time to announce the finalists and the winners. Each day we’ll be revealing a new category.
How it works
The five games you’ll see below are the top five games for each category based on the reader’s votes. They are listed in no particular order. The final game is the winner.
If there are six games listed, then there was a tie for the 5th finalist in that category.
We’d love to hear what you think about each category, so please do let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Avernum IV – The iPad now has an excellent version of Baldur’s Gate, but the voting closed before that game was released. For the time leading up to the release of Baldur’s Gate, Avernum IV was the go-to game for a classically-themed, retro-styled western RPG. And it is incredible.
Bastion deserves the award simply for the commentary that plays in the background as players explore and fight enemies. It’s an incredible use of such a common feature in sports games and the like, but rarely applied to RPGs. It works so well I would not be surprised to see the style aped in more games in the future.
Of course, that’s not the only thing to love about Bastion. From the striking visual style to the tight controls, Bastion is an epic adventure in every sense.
It plays incredibly well on the iPad, too, setting a whole new standard for what we can expect from Apple’s platforms in the future.