Gamescom 2014 Games

Gamescom Nominations 2014


Gamescom is fast becoming a monster trade show for gaming. 13th August 2014 will see the doors open to trade and from 14-17 August, the show is open to everyone. Most tickets are sold out for this show in Cologne but some day passes are still available if you’re in the area and fancy a traipse around.

The nominees for each of the awards have been published and go a little bit like this:

Best Console Game Sony Playstation:

  • The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive)
  • Dying Light (Techland)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:

  • The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive)
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue (Ubisoft)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Microsoft)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft)

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii:

  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo)
  • Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo)

Best Role Playing Game:

  • Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard)
  • Risen 3 (Deep Silver/Koch Media)
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD ReMIX (Square Enix)

Best Action Game:

  • The Order: 1886 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft)
  • Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo)

Best Simulation Game:

  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix)
  • World of Warships (Wargaming)

Best Sports Game:

  • FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft)
  • PES2015 (Konami)

Best Family Game:

  • Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard)
  • Silence (Daedalic)
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World (Nintendo)

Best PC Game:

  • Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Take-Two Interactive)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive)

Best Mobile Game

  • Darkblade (NetEase, Inc.)
  • Super Smash Bros. For 3DS (Nintendo)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (Square Enix)

Best Social / Casual / Online Game:

  • Orcs Must Die! Unchained (Gameforge)
  • Dance Central Spotlight (Microsoft Corporation)
  • LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive)

Best Online Multiplayer Game:

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision Blizzard)
  • Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)
  • Evolve (Take-Two Interactive)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft)

Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral):

  • Virtualizer (Cyberith)
  • Oculus Rift DK 2 (Oculus VR)
  • Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Amiibo (Nintendo)
  • Shield Tablet and Shield Wireless Controller (Nvidia)

I’m REALLY looking forward to Far Cry 4 (loved the last one), Shadow of Mordor, Forza Horizon 2 and The Order: 1886. Not to mention Oculus Rift. Got any favourites in here? Anything you’re hotly anticipating?

Source: www.gamescom.com