SA Gamer Awards 2016

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Best PS4 Exclusive

The secret to selling game consoles is pretty simple. All you need are exclusives games, and I am not talking timed-exclusives, I’m talking games that you can only play on a certain system for eternity. In 2016 there was pretty much one reason to buy a PS4 and ever since its E3 reveal PlayStation fans counted down the days till this epic game landed on store shelves so they could see the fin...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Game of the Year

It’s finally time. Every year there is one game that comes along that stuns everybody. The game that will be remembered the most and will serve as a bookmark for the year it was released in. In order to achieve this prestigious position, a game has to be truly special in a number of ways. However, it doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect to be considered a Game of the Year. The game ca...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Best Exclusive PC Game

PC had a pretty interesting year, with Microsoft finally opening the gates between Windows 10 and Xbox One for some titles. People with only a PC suddenly could play a limited selection of Xbox One titles, with flawless cross-platform multiplayer. It has also been a stellar year for strategy buffs. Civilization VI With over two decades of games under its belt it was time for Sid Meier’s Civi...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Most Disappointing Game

We’ve all been there, sometimes things just don’t live up to our expectations. You either get home with your fresh copy of a new video game or have your download complete and are now ready to be sucked into the incredible experience you’ve been waiting months, even years for. So you start out the game and probably get quite into it, but something just doesn’t feel right. Yo...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Best Remaster / Remake

Love it or hate it, remastered and remakes are here to stay. It’s a great way for publishers to pull in some money from older classics by giving the game a facelift with an improved frame rate, sharper resolution, all the DLC and/or being remade from the ground up for a modern generation. Some publishers go the easy route and do a simple upscale to make some easy money (shame on you), but th...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Best Multiplayer

Most things in life are better with friends instead of alone. Dinner, movies, adventures and uh, intimate things too. Sometimes you just need to share something with another person to have it reach its peak. Games do this too. There is something special about beating a human at a game rather than an AI. In most cases AI is designed to lose. Humans aren’t designed to lose, and beating someone...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Best FPS

2016 was a great year for shooting things in the face. In fact it was such a good year we had to split this award in twain just to showcase how crazily abundant the stock of solid Shooty McShootyface that there was to pick from. This year we are awarding a best multiplayer FPS, as well as the best singleplayer FPS game. Best FPS – Singleplayer: DOOM DOOM went back to its roots in a fantastic...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Best Game No One Played

Games often get lost in the ethos of modern gaming. The industry moves at an incredible pace and gamers generally have a short attention span. You can see this clearly when you compare active player numbers at the start of a game’s lifespan to the end of the first month since launch. There’s a massive dip unless the game has some truly special staying power or manages to become the gam...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Best RPG

RPGs. You live them for hours and hours, until you know more about the world they are set in than your own city. Your bond with the characters within rivals your bond to your cousins and possibly some of your friends. These are your friends, this is your land, your fight and trials to overcome. But who walks away with the crown? Final Fantasy XV Ah, what a game. Final Fantasy XV just hit all the r...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Best Story

When it comes to gaming, I want to find the best story to keep me not just entertained, but thinking. It needs to be engaging and take me to a magical place. I am not the only one that values story in a game and man, was it tough to choose which game came first in this category. There was shouting aplenty before the votes were cast. I had my sword at the ready to defend my vote and it was a heated...

SA Gamer Awards 2016: Best Graphics

First impressions are very important in life and a game visuals are usually the very first thing you notice when looking at a new title. We have come a long way since the blurry textures and poor animations of yesteryear and now we have reached a point where games can often be compared to art. So the question is, which game in 2016 broke new grounds visually and left our jaws in our laps? There we...

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