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: 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 Handheld Game

Portable or handheld gaming has been around since before I was a Wii-Toddler. It has evolved into many different shapes and sizes over the years in and out off the gaming world, and with the Nintendo Switch on its way it is evolving even further. There’s not a soul alive on this planet that can’t say that they’ve either owned a portable video gaming console or know someone that d...

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 Racing Game

If there’s one thing that’s certain it’s that we’ll see several racing titles launching annually to please those of us who have petrol racing through our veins. 2016 saw its fair share of racing games, but there was really only one racing game that won the hearts over of racing game fanatics, and even non-racing games alike: Forza Horizon 3 Forza Horizon 3 is not only the b...

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 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 Soundtrack

2016 was an interesting year, and with it came a whole truckload of excellent, and some, not so excellent games. SA Gamer took a bit of a break over the festive season, and we return in 2017 with a fresh outlook, a few extra pounds around the waist and of course, the SA Gamer Awards 2016! We’ll be posting our picks over the next few days, so be sure to check in regularly to tell us how much ...

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...

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