Geektown’s Game & Movie of The Year
Now we move away from TV and on to gaming and the cinema! Lots of brilliant new games were released in the past 12 months across all platforms. There was one particular game though that *ahem* assassinated the rest… Over on the film side, we had one of the closest battles in any category. Films were within a couple of percentage points of each other right until the last few days of voting. Here are your winners.
Geektown’s Game of The Year
Nominees: Assassin’s Creed Origins, Horizon Zero Dawn, Mass Effect: Andromeda, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Bronze: South Park: The Fractured but Whole
Silver: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
And the Gold goes to…
Assassin’s Creed Origins
The Assassin’s Creed games have been a very mixed bag. Whilst they started off well, Ubisoft has struggled to maintain the quality of each release. ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ marked somewhat of a reset for the franchise and that seems to have paid off. The action-adventure series got positive reviews across the board from critics and fans alike. Set in Ancient Egypt with a new protagonist and combat system, it looks like the series is back on track again.
Geektown’s Movie of The Year (that isn’t Star Wars…)
Nominees: Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, It, Justice League, Logan, Spider-man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Wonder Woman, War for the Planet of the Apes
Bronze: Thor: Ragnarok
And the Gold goes to…
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
This category was so close, with the top spot changing back and forth daily, right up until the last few days when ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ just started to pull ahead. The first Guardians movie was the surprise hit when it landed, so Vol. 2 had a lot to live up to. Thankfully it delivered. From the cuteness of Baby Groot, to Kurt Russell as Star-Lord’s father Ego, to random guest appearance of The Hoff, it was all the fun you’d hoped it would be. There is, of course, a ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ in the works, which is likely to land in 2020.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.