Game Of The Year News

Game of the Year: Gold Trophy - The Last of Us

Gold Trophy - The Last of Us

It can't be for nothing

We’d love for this article to come as a pleasant surprise, but we suspect that it’s more obvious than a brick to the face. The Last of Us felt like a Game of the Year winner when it lurched onto the PlayStation 3 all the way back in early June, and nothing has really topped it in our eyes in the six or so months since...

Game of the Year: Silver Trophy - Resogun

Silver Trophy - Resogun

Save the last humans

Not just the best PlayStation 4 game currently available, but also one of the best releases published on a Sony platform in 2013, the brilliant Resogun rocketed to the top of our internal poll like a firework doused in gasoline. Finnish outfit Housemarque once again proved that it’s the master of the humble shmup,...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation 4 Games of 2013

Best PlayStation 4 Games of 2013

Playing with power

It seems a bit strange to be selecting the best annual software for a system that’s only been available for around a month, but consistency means that our Game of the Year countdown demands a PlayStation 4 category. This time last year the platform was little more than a pipedream, but the hot new hardware has bullied the...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation Vita Games of 2013

Best PlayStation Vita Games of 2013

Viva la Vita

The past twelve months have proved mixed for Sony’s miniscule machine. While the platform holder managed to put an end to the disappointing software droughts that plagued the PlayStation Vita in 2012, the portable powerhouse failed to really realise its sales potential yet again – despite a sizeable price drop and some stellar...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation 3 Games of 2013

Best PlayStation 3 Games of 2013

This is living

It may be ending the year as the tired old video game veteran, but the PlayStation 3 can humbly hold its disc slot aloft, as this has been an outstanding year for the former flagship format. We know it’s a countdown cliché to claim that it was a challenge to cut our list of Game of the Year candidates down to a manageable...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation Game of 2012

Best PlayStation Game of 2012

Top of the drops

After weeks of careful consideration, heated discussion, and hard work, we’ve reached the conclusion of our game of the year countdown. We know you’re probably still suffering from last night’s New Year festivities, but focus your optics for five minutes while we crown the finest PlayStation game of 2012. Best PlayStation...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation 3 Game of 2012

Best PlayStation 3 Game of 2012

Hit discs

For a year that promised so much from a retail perspective, 2012 was more of a letdown than adulthood. Multiple delays, mismanaged expectations, and some genuinely below-par blockbusters sucked the air out of the period more promptly than a perfectly positioned Whoopee Cushion. But while the past twelve months were defined by...

Game of the Year: Best PSN Game of 2012

Best PSN Game of 2012

Divine downloads

The quality of the content available from the PlayStation Network has been growing faster than a lawn dressed in Miracle-Gro – but no year emphasised that better than 2012. Sony’s digital storefront was practically bursting with blockbuster titles this year, many of them pushing the boundaries of the medium itself. With so...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation Vita Game of 2012

Best PlayStation Vita Game of 2012

Pocket rockets

Sony clearly intended for the PlayStation Vita to sprint out of the starting blocks quicker than Usain Bolt when it deployed the system in February. It didn’t. But by launching the platform alongside a star-studded software line-up, at least it ensured that we had plenty to play on the train this year. Best PlayStation Vita Game...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation Move Game of 2012

Best PlayStation Move Game of 2012

Motion in the ocean

With new console launches hogging the headlines harder than Kristen Stewart and Harry Styles, the PlayStation Move was pushed to the sidelines slightly in 2012. But while the motion peripheral may have been left howling for attention louder than a member of The Wanted, it still managed to muster a selection box of software...

Game of the Year: Best PlayStation Minis Game of 2012

Best PlayStation Minis Game of 2012

Mini marvels

If this year proves to be the last for Sony’s short-lived PlayStation Minis initiative, then at least the platform holder can boast that the service bowed out with a bang. Sure, the selection of bite-sized blockbusters may have struggled to fill the bottom layer of a cheap box of chocolates, but slim pickings are satisfactory when...