Lazygamer Awards Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

 

This is it. The awards post that you’ve been waiting for all day. What we chose might surprise you. You’ll never believe which game we chose! Ten games that you’re not playing properly! The time for small talk is over! It’s time for BIG TALK! Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, the Lazygamer 2014 Game Of The Year is…

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

You’ve seen some of the very best games of the year so far. Now prepare to see the very worst that 2014 had to offer. Lacklustre games can be handled. Lukewarm games can still make for a decently cheap gift. But the worst game of 2014 was most likely proof that God does exist and he hates anyone who received this game as a present.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Dec 2014

So many games are sequels or reboots. We love to complain about the lack of originality in games, but it can also be really difficult for a studio to get attention for a new IP. When they do it well, they do it really well, and we had a clear winner this year.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Dec 2014

With the new age of console hardware here we all expected a massive leap forward in terms of how many pixels developers could push into our eyes. This new generation isn’t disappointing, bringing a lot of absolutely gorgeous games worlds, new and old, to life. But in an age where broken visual experiences are a scary reality, our winner stood tall, delivering a beautiful, stable and artistic world.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Dec 2014

I think I love RPGs most of all. They have always been my favorite genre of gaming, and it's hard to pick a favorite. However, one game blew my mind this year, giving me the best RPG experience of 2014, hands down.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Dec 2014

Games don’t always have to come burned on a disc, wrapped in a box and ready to install. Some of the best titles this year were only made available online, just waiting for you to hit the button and gobble them up digitally. These often smaller experiences are packed with a ton of innovation, and this year’s winner definitely added a lot of heart to the mix.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Dec 2014

It might not be as prominent as years before, but the independent scene is still the best place to look for the most innovative, creatively-free and outstanding titles that gaming has to offer. This year was no different, with hundreds of studios around the world creating memorable titles to make their mark on the industry. But, unsurprisingly, the best of the best came from someone everyone knows pretty well.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Dec 2014

Living here in the most southern part of Africa, we’re a bit hard pressed for outstanding online performance. Still, there are a handful of games that smile down on us, letting us know that as far away as we are, we still have a place in the online multiplayer world. This year wasn’t the best for the most stable multiplayer launches, but there was one standout title that proved itself better than the rest.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

I don’t know about you guys, but I like to solve my arguments with guns. Whether it’s deciding between the existentialism philosophies of Kierkegaard or Nietzsche by firing off a few Magnum rounds or asking for directions with an AK-47, guns are my preferred dialect. And this year, there were plenty of shooters that were speaking my language. But our pew-pewer of the year was a clear favourite.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Dec 2014

We expanded our horizons this year, branching out into more areas of expertise thanks to more staff. One such area was the gadgets and mobile market, which we enjoyed reviewing and it seems you all enjoyed reading. So many cool Android phones released this year and we reviewed them all*. Well, sort of. One was a stand-out winner.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 19 Dec 2014

With both new consoles now available on shelves, 2014 was the year of the new generation. This meant superior gaming experiences, with more expansive, rich worlds and visuals that made us wonder if we really were reaching a plateau. Some games fell off this wagon fairly early on, but there were still more than a few that truly showcased what the new generation of consoles was all about, but there wasn’t another one quite like our winner.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Dec 2014

What's old is new. At least, that's the saying. While some people have already jumped into the new generation, and others (like Darryn) have even abandoned the old generation consoles, many people are still playing the newest games on PS3 and Xbox 360. Our best game for old consoles certainly makes them feel new once more.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 19 Dec 2014

Not every great game released this year needed a super expensive console to play it on. Some of the best games around were available on a super-expensive mobile device as well! Quick-burst gaming at a low cost was on the rise in 2014. But our favourite was an obvious winner.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Dec 2014

There once was a time when choosing a console meant choosing an entire set of games. Mario or Sonic? Such tough decisions. Now, most games come to most platforms, so it's the exclusives that set them apart. This year's PS4 exclusive will make your eyeballs water with glory.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 18 Jun 2014

For one adrenaline and coffee fuelled week of the year, the Lazygamer crew ventures to sunny Los Angeles for E3. It is awesome and gruelling and filled with way more hands on time than I was led to believe. So who were the big winners?