We came, we saw, we played. We nominated, we debated, we decided. Here, in alphabetical order, are Kotaku’s top 12 games of 2015.
Year-end podcast alert: Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo and Evan Narcisse (along with perma-Kotaku-friend Tina Amini) guested on the star-studded Game Of The Year episode of Chris Suellentrop’s “Shall We Play A Game” podcast. Listen here.
We came, we saw, we played. We nominated, we debated, we decided. Here, in alphabetical order, are Kotaku's top 12 games of 2014.
Now that the end of the year is here, everyone is starting to declare their "game of the year"—and Metacritic has now thrown its hat into the ring.
Today Facebook announced its 2014 Games of the Year. The top winner? Cookie Jam, a Candy Crush Saga clone. If this is the best Facebook has to offer, I'm done.
You've probably noticed this by now, but every year, nearly everything gets repackaged in a Game of The Year Edition. And when everything is apparently a Game of The Year, does that label even mean anything anymore?
Well, that was close! Thousands of loyal Kotaku readers voted in our Game of the Year poll last week, and they have chosen The Last Of Us as their favorite game of 2013. But what's the game in the number two spot? The one that missed the top spot by just 24 votes?
We have a winner, as voted on by Kotaku's staff: The Last of Us — Kotaku's Game of the Year.
Don't Forget To Vote! Voting for our Reader's Choice Award will be open until Midnight Eastern this Sunday night. If you haven't yet voted, be sure to. We'll be publishing the results early next week.
We're nearing the end of our Game of the Year conversations here at Kotaku. This year, we opened up nominations to readers, and figured that we might as well also let readers vote for their own choice from among the nominations.
We're in the midst of evaluating and voting for Kotaku's Game of the Year for 2013. This year, plenty of readers have made their own nominations, and we hope you will as well.
The year is finally over. The games have all come out, and boy did we play them. Now, it's time to decide which one wins the honor of being named Kotaku's Game of the Year.
One of 2012's best games is getting a special edition: starting October 8 in North America (and October 11 in Europe) you can get Dishonored and all of its DLC—including two big slices of story—for $40.
The staff of Kotaku nominated nine games for 2012 Game of the Year. One game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, blew the competition away.
April 16, 2015
Location: Sapporo, Japan
Operation: Extraterrestrial Terrorism Response
Codename: Lost Spark
Mission Parameters: Failure will result in the immediate loss of resources and support from Japan. This would deal a devastating blow to the XCOM project.
Project Goal: Save the Earth, and all who call it home.
Earlier today, our own Luke Plunkett nominated Crusader Kings II for Kotaku 2012 game of the year, writing that it's "the only game on this list that's about sex and politics."
It's easy. Because it's the only game on this list that's about sex and politics.
The first time I played Journey, I thought, "Okay."
Papo & Yo did something that too few games manage to do: it let me step into the life of another, actual-living-breathing person. And once I did that, I played through an experience that showed me how that person got through a painful relationship and was left with a lesson that I too could pick and use if I needed it.