Two weeks ago we asked for nominations, A week ago we asked you to vote. Now, we’re revealing the winners. [Begins drum roll…]
And the winner is… The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Well, that’s two for two so far, and in a year where quite a few PC exclusives and PC focused games were released — games like The Witcher 2, Portal 2, and Battlefield 3 for example — Skyrim has still triumphed. You could argue that it’s a shame a PC exclusive didn’t win but, then again, it’s hard to argue that Skyrim doesn’t deserve the plaudits so jolly well done!
Winner: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Runner Up: Portal 2
Oh bloody hell, I really don’t want to choose the exact same two games I choose yesterday for the best console game, but considering the fact that both of my choices yesterday in the Console Game of the Year also came out on the PC, it’s pretty difficult not to go down that route. Tragically I barely touched The Witcher 2, and as much as I enjoyed the great PC Indie games released this year, I don’t think any of them came close to Skyrim or Portal 2.
Normally I like to try and choose two different games from the readers, to give other games some shine, but in this case I’d just be blatantly lying about my favourite games of the year and I don’t want to do that!
So, sorry folks, I’m going to be extremely boring and go for the obvious choices. I know, I suck. Winner: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Runner Up: Portal 2
Kan Gao’s To The Moon tells a story that is worth hearing. It’s delicate, it’s touching, at times it is outlandish and funny. My love for it comes from its ability to reach deep inside my brain and gently stroke at the part that is rarely activated by video games — while I am in the game world I am thinking about the real world, while I am watching the main character, John, travel back through his memories to unravel his life and relationships I find myself thinking of my own memories, my own life, my own relationships.
It is mildly terrifying that a game that appears so simple on the surface can pull me so deep into its world while it enters mine. It makes me feel a bit uncomfortable, it’s confronting, but it is so wonderful and powerful that I willingly invite To The Moon into my life. For this reason it is my PC game of the year.
Winner: To The Moon Runner Up: Online Mahjong