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Darkstation 2016 Game of the Year - Artistic Awards

Yesterday we had our first overall game of the year posts here at Darkstation with the genre awards. Today though we shift gears a bit and are going to be looking at the artistic awards. These awards might have been some of the most competitive categories of the entire 2016 Game of the Year awards. So rather then delay the inevitable lets jump into the 2016 Artistic Awards.

Darkstation 2016 Game of the Year - Artistic Awards

Darkstation 2016 Game of the Year - Genre Awards

Each year the Darkstation staff gather around our virtual conference room table and deliberate the best games of the year. 2016 has been one of the more challenging years with one of the most diverse lineup of games to choose from. Unlike in years paste there hasn't been a single stand-out clearly defined winner for any category. Without further ado here is the first part in the three part Darkstation Game of the Year 2016 award winners. 

Darkstation 2016 Game of the Year - Genre Awards

Jonathan M's Top 5 Games of 2016

I sadly didn't play nearly as many new games in 2016 as I wanted but it's been an incredibly fun year watch. From the launch of the Sony's PS4 Pro, the announcements of Microsoft's Project Scorpio and Nintendo's Switch, to the rise of VR, 2016 has been an awesome year (video game-wise). But I think the best part is how it has set the stage for 2017, which could be the best year in gaming since 2007.

Jonathan M's Top 5 Games of 2016