2013 was an amazing year for gamers. The choice out there for us was larger than ever and on top of that we had the biggest console launches of all time. Both Sony and Microsoft came out swinging with their next-gen machines.
Each and every month it felt like there were bigger and better games coming out for us to enjoy on every console including some great steps in both the mobile and indie gaming genres.
JoypadAndMe held our annual awards again this year and the results were very interesting. Some were runaway successes, some were surprises as well as some closely fought battles to hit the top spot. Below are the results of a month of voting by you, the public and what you wanted to win each category.
For more insight into these awards and some of our feelings as to both the nominations and the winners then why not check out episode 44 of our JoypadAndMe podcast.
New IP Of 2013 Award
Nominations were: Beyond 2 Souls, The Last Of Us, Resogun, Tearaway, Guacamelee
The Winner Is: Tearaway
Top Sequel Of 2013
Nominations were: Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag, Grand Theft Auto 5, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider
The Winner Is: Grand Theft Auto 5
Portable Game Of 2013
Nominations were: Velocity Ultra, Killzone Mercenaries, Tearaway, Pokémon X/Y, Kickbeat
The Winner Is: Velocity Ultra
Multiplayer Title Of 2013
Nominations were: Call Of Duty Ghosts, Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag, Battlefield 4, The Last Of Us, GTA Online
The Winner is: GTA Online
PlayStation Plus Title Of 2013
Nominations were: XCOM Enemy Unknown, Demons Souls, Spec Ops The Line, Saints Row The Third, Far Cry 3
The Winner Is: XCOM Enemy Unknown
Developer Of 2013
Nominations were: Naughty Dog, Rockstar, Irrational Games, Ubisoft Montreal, Crystal Dynamics
The Winner Is: Naughty Dog
Indie Developer Of 2013
Nominations were: Lucid Games, FuturLab, Curve Studios, Drinkbox Studios, One True Game Studios
The Winner Is: FuturLab
Homer Simpson Award
Nominations were: Microsoft – switches statement, EA/Dice – Battlefield 4 servers, Rockstar – GTA Online issues, Eleventh Hour Game Delays, Aliens Colonial Marines
The Winner Is: EA/Dice Battlefield 4 servers
Most Anticipated Title Of 2014
Nominations were: Infamous Second Son, Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeros, Dark Souls II, Watch Dogs, TitanFall
The Winner Is: TitanFall
We want to congratulate each and every winner. Everyone worked so hard to bring each and every title in these lists with years of planning, developing and promotion and we as gamers get to experience the amazing end results. Every single nomination deserves credit for the amazing creations that they are and we urge each and every one of you to try as many of these games mentioned as possible (well maybe not Aliens Colonial Marines eh).