Victory Point’s 2016 Game Of The Year Awards

It's time to reveal Victory Point's 2016 game of the year.

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Goodbye, 2016 and hello 2017. While outside of games was filled with tremendous highs and lows, 2016 was consistently filled with great games every month from Overwatch, Blizzard’s newest franchise that looted away the summer, Hitman kept us hunting elusive targets since February, and Inside told one of the best stories of the year.

While our staff each had their own favorite GOTY, it’s now time to bestow our Game of the Year award.
Here’s the full list. Winners in bold.

Xbox –  Nominees


Quantum Break
Dead Rising 4
Gears of War 4
Forza Horizon 3
Killer Instinct Season 3
Recore

Gears of War 4 - Marcus

Disappointment – Nominees


Battleborn
Homefront: The Revolution
The Walking Dead: Michonne
Street Fighter V
Batman: Telltale

Street Fighter V

Nintendo – Nominees


Star Fox
Pokemon Sun/Moon
Pokken
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Pocket Card Jockey
BoxBoxBoy!
Picross 3D
Style Savvy Trendsetters
Pokemon Go

Indie – Nominees


Reigns
ABZU
Virginia
Oxenfree
Enter the Gungeon
Inside
SuperHot
Job Simulator
Thumper

Inside

Surprise – Nominees


Doom
Hitman
Enter the Gungeon
Stardew Valley
Shooter Season
Genital Jousting

Hitman

Third Party Game – Nominees


Doom
Dark Souls 3
TitanFall 2
The Division
The Witness
FF 15
Overwatch

Titanfall-2-1

PC – Nominees


Firewatch
Enter the Gungeon
Stardew Valley
Darkest Dungeon
WoW Legion
Overwatch
Owlboy

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PlayStation – Nominees


Ratchet and Clank
Uncharted 4
MLB The Show
Last Guardian
Street Fighter V
Rez Infinite
Gravity Rush Remastered

Most Anticipated – Nominees


Finding Paradise (again)
Persona 5
For Honor
Red Dead 2
Mass Effect: Andromeda

South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
Marvel Vs Capcom 4: Infinite
Red Dead Reveal

Game Of The Year – Nominees


DOOM
Overwatch
TitanFall 2
Battlefield 1
Rez Infinite
Gears of War 4
Inside
Picross 3D
Owlboy
Hitman

Inside

Congrats to Playdead studios on winning Victory Point’s 2017 Game of the Year.

 

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Editor-in-Chief at Victory Point. When I am not talking about video games, I am regrettably cheering for the San Jose Sharks, San Diego Chargers, and Phoenix Suns on Twitter.