Welcome to Day 5 of AMH’s 2013 Game of the Year Awards. Today we’re revealing our winners of the Best DLC, Best Fighting Game and Best Strategy Game. Read on to see our latests winners
Best Downloadable Content:
We make no secret of it, we adore Borderlands 2, and we’ve spent in excess of 100+ hours in Pandora already, so imagine our disappointment with the first few downloadable packages for Borderlands 2 when it seemed that they just missed out on the charm of the main game, and then our delight when Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep came along. This DLC captures the true essence of the Borderlands humour while delivers hours of loot em’, shoot em’ fun and edges out Mass Effect 3’s Citadel DLC, Freedom Cry for Assassin’s Creed IV, Super Luigi U and The Walking Dead’s 300 Days DLC. We love it and if you’re a Borderlands fan then you need the best DLC of 2013 now.Best Fighting Game:
It wasn’t the massive year in fighting games that we’ve come to expect based on the last few years, but in a year missing a brand new Street Fighter, Tekken or Dead of Alive, it was left to the likes of fresh titles such as Divekick, Darkstalkers: Resurrection and Injustice: Gods Among Us to pick up the slack. It was however Rare, and Double Helix who delivered the knockout blow in the fighting category this year with the revival of the beloved Killer Instinct series on Xbox One. A small character roster counts for nothing in this reboot that has had us hooked for dozens of hours already and with the promise of more characters incoming will keep us going for many hours more making Killer Instinct our pick for the best Fighting Game of 2013.Best Strategy Game:
The strategy genre has been going strong for a number of years now, but in recent years it has grown rapidly due to a small number of titles successfully making the jump over to consoles. This year we saw a range of different titles succeed from Total War: Rome II, Dota 2, Company of Heroes 2 and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm on the PC to the multiplatform success of XCOM: Enemy Within and Fire Emblem: Awakening and Plants Vs Zombies 2 both asserting dominance on the handheld formats, but it was hard to deny the exceptional depth, yet instant accessibility of Pikmin 3. The formula has been refined and adjusted over a few entries now and finally with this game Nintendo have struck the perfect balance, add to that gorgeous visuals, a more engaging story than in the past and clever use of the gamepad and you’ve got a clear winner for best Strategy Game of 2013 in Pikmin 3.
Check back in tomorrow for our Day 6 winners of the Best System Line-Up, Best Platformer and Best Role Playing Game