Kotaku Awards 2013: Nominate Your Overall Game Of The Year

Oh boy, it's the big one. Time to nominate your overall game of the year. This week we'll take nominations, the week after we'll put it to a vote, and in the third week we'll announce the winners.

Anything goes in this award: games from any and every platform count: mobile games, handheld games, console games, PC games. Anything.

Here are a few of my own nominations...

Luigi's Mansion 2 Duet Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Super Mario 3D World The Last Of Us

Now I want to hear yours! Let us know in the comments below!


    Can't decide between Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    The Last of Us
    Pikmin 3
    The Night of the Rabbit
    Beyond: Two Souls

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    Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends.

    Right now, I'm tossing up between Dota 2 and The Last of Us.

    I'd also like to mention HANABI which has already picked up a Game of the Year award.

    EDIT: Also an anti-nom to Young Justice: Legacy, which I'm halfway through and entirely hating. Admittedly, I was expecting it to be bad just not this bad. It's actually worse than Avatar: the Burning Earth and not just because Avatar let you get 1000 gamerscore in a few minutes.

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    See this mark, Annoys the hell out of me, 2 of those games have been out for less than a month and you are classing them as GOTY? Triple J do the same thing with the hottest 100, its ALWAYS a song that's recently come out. Dig deeper! GTAV? A game you played at the start of the year?

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      Maybe he genuinely didn’t rate any of the earlier games that highly?
      I am surprised not to see Bioshock: Infinite or GTA V though.

      Those two games get my vote by a fair bit. Probably GTA V though if I have to choose.

      If it's possible to complete those games in that time (or at least see the majority of what's on offer), then yes, it's valid to put them on the list. You can't exclude something just because it's recent. What if this had been done within a month of GTAV? Would you exclude that?

      It's not Triple J who vote for the songs in the hottest 100. It was no surprise that thrift shop and somebody that I used to know the year before were number ones, they were huge songs for those years.

    Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    Ni No Kuni
    GTA V (I vote Trevor for character of the year too)

    Beyond : Two Souls
    Bioshock Infinite
    Tomb Raider
    Rocksmith 2014

    Edit : Theres a whole bunch of other stuff that I wanna nom, but feel I havent spent enough time with to be able to, like Link Between Worlds, GTAV, Ni No Kuni & Last of Us.

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    Ni No Kuni
    Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    The War Z (PC), Star Trek - the game (Xbox-360), The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

      you forgot XCOM : The Bureau : Declassified & Alien : Colonial Marines.

      Edit : oh, & Ride to Hell

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      Ashes Cricket 2013 although I don't know about that one seeing as it got cancelled after release.


          Two days after Ashes Cricket 2013 came out, it was pulled from Steam and cancelled.

    My Top 4
    The Last Of Us
    GTA V
    Bioshock: Infinite
    Tomb Raider

    And for overall Wort Game Of The Year (I don't know if there is a topic up yet) has to go to:
    Ashes Cricket 2013 - A game so bad and buggy it was pulled and cancelled two days after launch

    The Last of Us
    Bioshock Infinite
    Tomb Raider
    Gone Home
    The Wolf Among Us

    but I could really have stopped after the first one.

    The last of us

    Persona 4: Golden

    Also Papers Please, Last of Us and GTAV if I'm being nice.

    Bioshock Infinite, if there was anything else...

    The Wolf Among us
    Bioshock Infinite
    Tomb Raider

    And the remake of Baldur's Gate II. But this game doesn't count of course.

    The Last of Us

    GTA V was close. Thoroughly enjoyed it. But TLOU is still sticking in my mind daily and will not let me forget it, and I'm eagerly awaiting the SP DLC.

    -BioShock Infinite
    -Fire Emblem Awakening
    -Ratchet & Clank: Nexus
    -GTA V

      Ooh, Ratchet. How is the game? RRP is like $35, seems extremely cheap for a good game!

        It's cheap because it's short, but it feels kind of... Perfect. I mean, for a ratchet and clank fan, that is. It probably wouldn't mean much to others, but I've played it 3 times and plan to play it at least another 2 in the near future.

        Basically, it's short and sweet. You might leave it thinking you might have wanted more, but knowing it didn't really need it.

    #1. Metro: Last Light
    #2. The Last of Us

    Honourable mentions to GTA:V (whose illusion of a living world lasted well past the 20hr mark), Antichamber (for a refreshing take on the puzzle genre), Bioshock Infinite (for the story it was trying to tell), and Rocksmith 2014 (for doing what Guitar Hero and Rock Band couldn't, even though it consistently slaps you in the face as soon as you think you're doing well).

      Metro last light seconded. What a game that was. Highly underrated.

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