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POSTED 16/12/13


GAMESBLIP 'BLIPPY' AWARDS 2013

As 2013 rockets into history quicker than you can grunt "D'oh!", it seems that the time has arrived to pontificate on what we think were the best games of the year - plus a couple of plonkers. Yes, it's the fourth annual Blippy Awards (cue canned applause...)

As always, we didn't get to play everything, and have an aversion to PC gaming simply as we spend most of the day chained to one doing actual work, so some titles simply couldn't come into contention. As such, these are the best of the best of the many titles we have played and reviewed this past year...



2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ACTION/ADVENTURE THING

Behind you! Behind you!!!

TOMB RAIDER
Square Enix

Runner-up:
THE LAST OF US

Lara? You go girl!

Click here to read our original review...

2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ARCADE THING



VELOCITY ULTRA
Futurlab

Runner-up:
HOTLINE MIAMI


Bang! Bang! Shoot! Shoot!

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST CAR THING



NEED FOR SPEED: RIVALS
EA

Runner-up:
GRAND THEFT AUTO V

Superfast cops and robbers with a sniff of Criterion...

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST FIGHTING THING



INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US
WB Games

Runner-up: ANARCHY REIGNS

A beat 'em up for everybody.

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST HANDHELD THING



STEAMWORLD DIG
Image & Form

Runner-up: GUACAMELEE!

Going underground has never been more fun.

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST RPG THING



NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH
Namco Bandai

Runner-up: DIABLO III

A playable Ghibli animation - what's not to love?

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PARTY THING



ROCKSMITH 2014
Ubisoft

Runner-up: ZEN PINBALL 2: STAR WARS

You know how there's always some wanker strumming a guitar at parties? Now you can be that wanker! 

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST JUST PLAIN FUN THING



SAINTS ROW IV
Deep Silver

Runner-up: LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES

Bug-ridden (both of them actually) but wonderful, total dumb fun regardless. Try not to grin when Aerosmith first pipe up...

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PLATFORMY THING



RAYMAN LEGENDS
Ubisoft

Runner-up: STICK IT TO THE MAN

Best. Platformer. Ever. Sorry Mario.

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PUZZLY THING



THOMAS WAS ALONE
Curve Studios

Runner-up: SUPER MARIO 3D WORLD

You'll believe a box can fly - and jump, and bounce, and straddle, and...

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PIRATES, NINJAS AND/OR ZOMBIES THING



ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG
Ubisoft

Runner-up: THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE WIND WAKER HD

ARRRR really deep adventure...

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SHOOTY THING



CALL OF JUAREZ: GUNSLINGER
Ubisoft

Runner-up: TOM CLANCY'S SPLINTER CELL: BLACK LIST

Yay-laden Tarantino-styled cowboy shootiness. Fuck political correctness!

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST STRATEGY THING



PIKMIN 3
Nintendo

Runner-up: STEALTH INC: A CLONE IN THE DARK

Prettiest. RTS. Ever.

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SOUNDTRACKY THING



METRO: LAST LIGHT
Deep Silver

Runner-up: METAL GEAR RISING: REVENGEANCE

Proof that sound design can maketh the game.

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST TRIPPY THING



BEYOND: TWO SOULS
Sony

Runner-up: LONE SURVIVOR: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT

Is it a...? Umm, we don't know what it is. But it kept us glued to our DualShock...

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2013 BLIPPY FOR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTING THING



REGULAR SHOW: MORDECAI & RIGBY IN 8-BIT LAND
D3 Publisher

Runner-up: STAR TREK

This is so not fun.

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2013 BLIPPY FOR ACEST OVERALL THING



RAYMAN LEGENDS
Ubisoft

Runner-up: TOMB RAIDER

We've said it before, we'll say it again. Well, we'll type it. Best. Platformer. Ever.

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Meanwhile, Lara gets sloppy seconds, but not very sloppy. Girl power!

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