SA Gamer Awards

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 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: Best Remaster / Remake

It’s pretty crazy that remastered and remakes have become such a large category. Love it or hate it, the idea of bringing back older games in a new skin with a few new features is popular and definitely here to stay. You may as well embrace it because you never know when your favourite game might get the treatment. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection There were a lot of candidates for thi...

SA Gamer Awards 2015: Best Platformer

Platformers will forever hold a special place in my heart. They are so varied, provide great experiences and seem to have incredible level design, attention to detail and a fine balance between too difficult and too easy. It’s a genre that has truly stood the test of time and you only need to look back at the original Mario games to see just how far back they go. Ori and the Blind Forest Thi...

SA Gamer Awards 2014: Best Exclusive Wii U Game

The end of the year is upon us and it’s time to reflect on a year that brought as many remastered titles as there were sequels and original IP’s. 2014 was indeed as good as any other year and this week we’ll focus on the games that stood head-and-shoulders above the rest. The winning title for each category have been voted for and debated by the SA Gamer editorial team, but fear not, in early Janu...

SA Gamer Awards 2014: Best Game No One Played

The end of the year is upon us and it’s time to reflect on a year that brought as many remastered titles as there were sequels and original IP’s. 2014 was indeed as good as any other year and this week we’ll focus on the games that stood head-and-shoulders above the rest. The winning title for each category have been voted for and debated by the SA Gamer editorial team, but fear not, in early Janu...

SA Gamer Awards 2014: Best Handheld Game

The end of the year is upon us and it’s time to reflect on a year that brought as many remastered titles as there were sequels and original IP’s. 2014 was indeed as good as any other year and this week we’ll focus on the games that stood head-and-shoulders above the rest. The winning title for each category have been voted for and debated by the SA Gamer editorial team, but fear not, in early Janu...

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