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HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2016: Editor's Choice - Part 2

By Team HardwareZone - 27 Feb 2016

Gaming Awards - Game of the Year

Game of the Year

The Game of the Year can be awarded to a single title for many reasons (e.g., the game’s vision, technical development, visuals, etc) but we want to do so only for a title that we felt represented the pinnacle of gaming achievement for the year, and in this case, 2015.

And the winner is...


Bloodborne is a satisfying exploration of repetition, thematically and mechanically. It’s a single, endless night of executions where nothing can truly die, since your own death resurrects nearly every enemy in the world. The idea of a place stuck in time is a classic fantasy convention, but it’s especially effective here because you spend so much time enacting the cycle yourself.

It’s an open-world game with direction, a hard game that’s accessible, and a narrative game that balances exposition and play. In a good year for video gaming, it still stands out as the rare piece of work that feels truly, perfectly well composed.

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