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POSTED 31/12/12


GAMESBLIP 'BLIPPY' AWARDS 2012


AGH, who stole 2012?!

It seemed to absolutely shoom by, yet looking back on the almost 150 games we reviewed this year (!) it becomes somewhat more obvious what we spent the majority of that time doing. Anyway, here comes the third annual Blippy Awards, for games that we played and reviewed during 2012 (our way of saying that we didn't get to play absolutely everything, so you may believe there are some pretty big oversights). Ultimately, it's all a bit of fun, so hopefully you'll have some as you plod down the page...



2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ADVENTURE THING

Behind you! Behind you!!!

LEGO BATMAN: DC SUPER HEROES
WB Games

Runner-up:
GRAVITY RUSH

You're Batman, plastimacated. What's not to love? Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ARCADE THING



SONIC & ALL-STARS RACING TRANSFORMED
SEGA

Runner-up:
escapeVektor


We're being a little sneaky here, as there were so many ace racing games this past year to acknowledge. But this lives up to SEGA's arcade heritage, and we'd happily pump coins into it if not for the fact that we have it at home. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST CAR THING



NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED
EA

Runner-up:
Forza Horizon

Criterion give us a new Burnout, with ace cops and robbers plundered from NfS. Yay! Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST FIGHTING THING



TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2
Namco

Runner-up: PLAYSTATION ALL-STARS BATTLE ROYALE

Deep yet cheesy, intricate yet fun. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST HANDHELD THING



VIRTUE'S LAST REWARD
Rising Star Games

Runner-up: UNCHARTED: GOLDEN ABYSS

Perfect for portability, this unputdownable electronic book with oodles of brain-befuddling puzzles helped convince us that we won't miss paper books. Almost. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST MOTION THING



WONDERBOOK: BOOK OF SPELLS
Sony

Runner-up: KINECT SESAME STREET TV

New tech that works as it promises and really surprised us. We look forward to future content that isn't so Potterphilic. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST MUSICAL THING



ROCK BAND BLITZ

Harmonix

Runner-up: DJMAX TECHNIKA TUNE

Something to utilise our hundreds of Rock Band tracks without strapping on a big old pretend axe that's super-fun and insanely addictive? OK, we submit.  Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PARTY THING



ZEN PINBALL 2
Zen Studios

Runner-up: JUST DANCE 4

On the PS3 or Vita, this is ace party fodder with its classic arcade multiplayer take-turns action. Plus it's the best pinball simulator ever. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PLATFORMY THING



LITTLEBIGPLANET PS VITA
Sony

Runner-up: FEZ

Sackboy gets shrunk, and still captivates us. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PUZZLY THING



PROFESSOR LAYTON AND THE MIRACLE MASK
Nintendo

Runner-up: QUANTUM CONUNDRUM

How can we pass the Prof by?  Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST REMASTERED THING



OKAMI HD
Capcom

Runner-up: THE RATCHET & CLANK TRILOGY

We kept coming back to this more than any of the mountain of remasters this year. It's dead pretty, too. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SHOOTY THING



FAR CRY 3
Ubisoft

Runner-up: MAX PAYNE 3

Lots of weapons from puny to boomtastic, and a real arsehole of an antagonist to aim them at? More please. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SNEAKY THING



DISHONORED
Bethesda

Runner-up: HITMAN: ABSOLUTION

Shhh, we're hunting wascally wapscallions... Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SOUNDTRACKY THING



SOUND SHAPES
Sony

Runner-up: LUMINES ELECTRONIC SYMPHONY

Original music from the likes of Beck that builds as you play. This has the funk. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SPORTY THING



TRIALS EVOLUTION
Ubisoft

Runner-up: UFC UNDISPUTED 3

Stretching again? This sporty puzzler is hard to categorise, and impossible to ignore. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST TRIPPY THING



JOURNEY
Sony

Runner-up: DYAD

What was that all about? Umm, we're not really sure, but it was definitely fun. Ooh, another sand dune - WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTING THING



007 LEGENDS
Activision

Runner-up: FAMILY GUY: BACK TO THE MULTIVERSE

You have one of the most valuable, licences with the most potential for awesome gameplay and you rush-release this farblunget shite? Shame, Activision, shame. Click here to read our original review...

2012 BLIPPY FOR ACEST OVERALL THING



NEED FOR SPEED: MOST WANTED
EA

Runner-up: FAR CRY 3

It's back! Too exciting to put down, this return of Criterion had everything we want from a car game, including the most important ingredient - such an overwhelming feeling of on-the-edge speed that we found ourselves ducking when faced with another bone-rearranging head-on collision. Click here to read our original review...

Meanwhile, Far Cry 3 misses out on the chockies, but would be our choice if we weren't the mad hoony car nuts that we are. Click here to read our original review...

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