Geektown’s Game & Movie Of The Year
As we head into the last few categories, we step away from TV and focus on the games you’ve been playing and movies you’ve been watching in the last 12 months. On the gaming side, it was one of those rare occasions when last year’s most anticipated gaming title lived up to the hype. On the movie side, there was one film which won by a landslide… although I do wonder if I should halve its votes…
Geektown’s Game Of The Year
Nominees: Detroit: Become Human, Frostpunk, God Of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, Spider-man
Bronze: God Of War
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2
Last year winner of the most anticipated game actually delivered, as Rockstar’s ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ landed in October. The epic prequel to ‘Red Dead Redemption’, sees you take control of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde gang, who is forced to flee after a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.
It’s an amazing open world story of cowboys and redemption, with hours (and hours!) of gameplay. Every time you think the story is coming to an end, there is more to go. And even when the main story is complete, you can still wander around exploring the world solo, or join up with some friends in the online multiplayer. A game truly worth the price tag.
Geektown’s Movie Of The Year
Nominees: A Quiet Place, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Incredibles 2
Bronze: Black Panther
Silver: Deadpool 2
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Avengers: Infinity War
It’s a Marvel hat-trick as the comic book studio takes all three spots in the Movie Of The Year category. The top spot, of course, goes to ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, the culmination of 10yrs hard graft building a cohesive cinematic universe (DC take note… don’t try to run before you can walk!) In lesser hands the movie could easily have been an incoherent mess, but the Russo brothers expertly held the story together, which resulted in that heart-wrenching moment as Thanos clicks his fingers… and everything changed.
As we know, this isn’t the end. ‘Avengers: End Game’ will conclude the story when it arrives in April 2019, and we can’t wait!
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.