New this year is a section of gaming oriented awards in collaboration with our partner publication GameAxis. In this inaugural set of gaming awards, we pay homage to six key segments - Best PC Game, Best PlayStation 4 Game, Best Xbox One Game, Best Gaming Console, Best Online Game, and Game of the Year. Here then are the nominees and winners of each segment.
There is never a better time to be a PC gamer. The PC gaming segment have had a good run of games, pushed on by the release of NVIDIA’s affordable and powerful GTX 10-series graphics cards in the middle of 2016. No longer are PC games mediocre and lazy ports of their console counterparts, and in fact, one could even say that PC gamers can now boast that the platform has claimed back its gaming master race title.
Once again, the Best PC Game category nominees are not necessarily PC exclusive. But they do offer the best visual fidelity and in some cases, superior gameplay too.
2016 was a wonderful year for shooters, and a big reason for that is everyone tried something different. DICE’s Battlefield 1 is a prime example of that. The franchise has been faltering for a while, but the studio took its technical know-how to World War I, and focused on personal stories to do something that is fresh in this genre. The result is a brilliant game that recreates the visceral feeling of being in the war.