The Third Annual Geekawards – The Best of 2016

The best of gaming, movies, and TV are here.

2016 was a phenomenal year for entertainment in every sense of the word “geek.” Our staff got together to vote on the best of the best. With more categories than ever before, the Geekawards are just getting started.

Each staff member was able to choose up to 3 selections in each category. Each category was scored based on a points system. Some winners ran a way (looking at you, Overwatch and Star Wars), while we actually featured one tie (Best Performance by a Female Actress). Without further adieu, I proudly present to you the 2016 Geekawards!

BEST XBOX ONE GAME

Overwatch

Official Review – 9/10

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Runner-up: Gears of War 4 
The Nominees: Dark Souls 3, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2

Past Winners: Batman: Arkham Knight (2015),
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (2014)

BEST PLAYSTATION 4 GAME

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Official Review – 9/10

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Runner-up: Overwatch
The Nominees: The Last Guardian, Dark Souls 3, Titanfall 2

Past Winners: Until Dawn (2015),
Infamous: Second Son (2014)

BEST WII U GAME

Paper Mario: Color Splash

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Runner-up: Tokyo Mirage
The Nominees: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

            Past Winners: Xenoblade Chronicles X (2015)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)

BEST PC GAME

Overwatch

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Runner-up: Civilization VI
The Nominees: The Witness, Xcom 2

Past Winners: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)

BEST NINTENDO 3DS GAME

Pokemon: Sun & Moon

Official Review: 7.5/10

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Runner-up: Monster Hunter: Generations
The Nominees: Fire Emblem: Birthright, Fire Emblem: Conquest, Bravely Second

Past Winners: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (2015)
Bravely Default (2014)

BEST MOBILE GAME

Pokemon Go

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Runner-up: Super Mario Run
The Nominees: Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, Deus Ex Go

Past Winners: Fallout Shelter (2015)
Monument Valley (2014)

BEST PLAYSTATION VITA GAME

Severed

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Runner-up: Volume

Past Winners: Bastion (2015)
Freedom Wars (2014)

BEST REMAKE/REMASTERED GAME

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

Official Review – 9/10

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Runner-up: Batman: Return to Arkham
The Nominees: The BioShock Collection, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Ratchet & Clank

Past Winners: The Legend of Zelda: Mejora’s Mask 3D (2015)
Grand Theft Auto V (2014)

 

BEST SHOOTER

Overwatch

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 Runner-up: Battlefield 1
The Nominees: Titanfall 2, Doom, Gears of War 4

Past Winners: Halo 5: Guardians (2015)
Titanfall (2014)

BEST RACING/VEHICLE BASED GAME

Forza Horizon 3

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Runner-up: Star Wars: Battlefront X-Wing VR
The Nominees: Eve: Valkyrie

Past Winners: Forza Motorsport 6 (2015)
Mario Kart 8 (2014)

BEST SPORTS GAME

NBA 2k17

Official Review – 9/10

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Runner-up: NHL 17
The Nominees: EA Sports UFC 2

Past Winners: NHL 16 (2015)
NHL 15 (2014)

BEST RPG

Final Fantasy XV

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Runner-up: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The Nominees: Fire Emblem: Conquest, Fire Emblem: Birthright, Bravely Second

Past Winners: Fallout 4 (2015)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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Runner-up: The Division
The Nominees: Inside, Dishonored 2

Past Winners: Until Dawn (2015)

BEST MULTIPLAYER EXPERIENCE

Overwatch

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Runner-up: Titanfall 2
The Nominees: Battlefield 1, The Division, Gears of War 4

Past Winners: Halo 5: Guardians (2015)
Titanfall (2014)

BEST NEW FRANCHISE

Overwatch

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Runner-up: Quantum Break
The Nominees: The Last Guardian

Past Winners: Splatoon (2015)

BIGGEST BUST/DISAPPOINTMENT

No Man’s Sky (Did not meet general expectations)

Official Review – 5/10

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Runner-up: Suicide Squad (Did not live up to the hype)
The Nominees: Mighty No. 9, Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice (Overall quality of original film), Gene’s Relationship (Self-nominated)

Past Winners: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2015)
Destiny (2014)

MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE OF 2017

Star Wars Episode VIII

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Runner-up: Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
The Nominees: Spider-man: Homecoming, Kong: Skull Island

Past Winners: Captain America: Civil War (2015)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2014)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME OF 2017

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Runner-up: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Nominees: Mass Effect: Andromeda, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Past Winners: Mass Effect Andromeda (2015)
Star Wars: Battlefront (2014)

TELEVISION SHOW/SERIES OF THE YEAR

Game of Thrones

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Runner-up: Man In The High Castle
The Nominees: Daredevil, Stranger Things, Luke Cage

Past Winners: Gotham (2015)
Gotham (2014)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

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Runner-up: John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
The Nominees: Robert Downey Jr. (Captain America: Civil War), Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE

Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad)

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Runner-up: Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
The Nominees: Amy Adams (Arrival)

MOVIE OF THE YEAR

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Runner-up: Deadpool
The Nominees: Captain America: Civil War, Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, Arrival

Past Winners: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

AND THE GEEKIVERSE’S GAME OF THE YEAR GOES TO….

OVERWATCH

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2016 GAME OF THE YEAR

Runner-up: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
The Nominees: Battlefield 1, Inside

Past Winners: Fallout 4 (2015)
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014)

What was your Game of the Year? What would you have selected for the other categories? What are you most excited about that’s coming in 2017? Leave a comment below and tweet at us using #Geekawards!

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