2016 Game of the Year Nominees

2016 Game of the Year Nominees

With only a few days left in 2016, the time has come to roundup the year's best in gaming. 

In the first week of January, Second Best Gaming will announce the official winner for Game of the Year 2016. So let's get right in! 

The nominees this year are based off games that were played and released in the year 2016. Games are ineligible to be considered for GOTY if they are remakes or remasters of previously released games (that means you, Skyrim). Games will be categorized in broad categories, and then the winners will be picked from each list. Finally, there will be a Game of the Year Award to the best game out of all the categories. The winner will take no awards, as we are just a website run out of some college kid's bedroom. 

Here are the nominees:

Best Portable Game

  • Severed (PS Vita)
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (3DS)
  • Disney Magical World 2 (3DS)
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS)

Best Mobile Game

  • Pokémon GO (iOS)
  • Super Mario Run (iOS)
  • Disney Emoji Blitz (iOS)
  • Disney Magic Kingdoms (iOS)

Best All-Ages Game

  • Disney Infinity 3.0 (Xbox One)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4)
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (3DS)
  • Disney Magical World 2 (3DS)

Best Shooter

  • Battlefield 1 (PS4)
  • Titanfall 2 (Xbox One)
  • Destiny: Rise of Iron (Xbox One)
  • Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS)

Best Indie Game

  • Firewatch (PS4)
  • Inside (Xbox One) 
  • Severed (PS Vita)

Best Adventure/Action Game

  • Mirror's Edge: Catalyst (Xbox One)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)
  • Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One)
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon (3DS)

Best Post-Release Content

  • Destiny: Rise of Iron (Xbox One)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One)
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 (Xbox One)
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo (3DS)

Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One) 
  • Titanfall 2 (Xbox One)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4) 
  • Firewatch (PS4)
  • Inside (Xbox One) 

There it is! The nominees for the best games (that we played) of 2016. Remember to check back on New Years Day to see who the winners are.

 

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