BEST VR GAME
- Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
- Eve: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
- Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
- Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
- Thumper (Drool)
I’m just going to skip this category as I haven’t played any of these games, and it doesn’t seem like many have. Umm… eeny, meeny, miney, Rez Infinite wins? Honestly, I think Until Dawn: Rush of Blood looks like the coolest VR game I’ve seen, but until the price on VR tech drops, I see it as another gaming fad — just like motion controls.
BEST ACTION GAME
- Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
- Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
- Gears Of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
- Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
- Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Predicted Winner: Overwatch
Personal Pick: Doom
As much as I believe Doom earns this judging by how much it raised my adrenaline every second walking into a fire fight with demons or online with other people, I know Overwatch probably gets this based on the fact it’s the heavy favorite for Game of the Year. If only Doom had come out last year. Oh, well.
BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME
- Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
- Hitman (IO Interactive/Square Enix)
- Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
- Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Predicted Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Personal Pick: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Huh, I wonder what episode of Hitman is nominated?
Stupid jab at Square Enix aside, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is my predicted pick and personal pick. But let me make this clear: Ratchet & Clank is very, VERY close to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End in my book. I’m sure that’s not the case for a lot of the voters, but I was so blown away at how much care and detail was put into the remake. It felt like a new game to me, and that’s incredibly impressive in my book.
If Ratchet & Clank wasn’t a reboot/remake of the first game, it probably would have edged out Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for me. Both games are great and I recommend them to anyone that has a PlayStation 4.