Geektown Awards – Best Game & Movie Of The Year
Stepping away from tv for a moment, we move to the games and films which have been keeping you entertained whilst you’ve been locked indoors over the past 12 months. Whether it’s flying around a galaxy far, far, away, escaping to a virtual island, or singing along to the formation of the United States, there has been something for everyone. Here is what you picked.
Geektown’s Movie of The Year
Nominees: 1917, Alive (Netflix), Bad Boys for Life, Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon), Emma, Enola Holmes (Netflix), Hamilton (Disney+), Jumanji: The Next Level, Onward, Sonic the Hedgehog, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Tenet, The Gentlemen, The New Mutants, The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix), Uncut Gems (Netflix)
Silver: Jumanji: The Next Level
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Released in December 2019 (so just inside our eligibility deadline), ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ goes to prove that the force is still strong with the franchise, regardless of reviews and critics.
This final instalment of the “Skywalker Saga” saw J.J. Abrams return to the director’s chair as Rey, Finn, Poe (and BB-8) lead the Resistance in a final stand against Supreme Leader Kylo Ren. Due to changes in writers and directors as this concluding movie came together, it was seen by some as a little uneven in its storytelling, but clearly still loved by the British public.
Whilst the film side of ‘Star Wars’ is on a bit of a break at the moment, Disney has announced a huge swathe of new tv series coming to Disney+ in the next few years which you can read about here.
Geektown’s Game of The Year
Nominees: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Doom Eternal, Ghost of Tsushima, Iron Man VR, Mars Horizon, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Spider-man: Miles Morales, Star Wars: Squadrons, The Last Of Us 2, Watch Dogs: Legion, XCOM: Chimera Squad
Bronze: Spider-man: Miles Morales
Silver: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
And the Gold goes to …
Winner: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
In an extremely tough category, the Vikings have managed to come out on top, as ‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’ takes the Gold for Game Of The Year.
Driven from Norway by endless wars and dwindling resources in the ninth century AD, players take control of Eivor, a fierce Viking warrior torn between their duty to their brother Sigurd and a personal quest for glory. As you lead Eivor’s clan of Norsemen across the icy North Sea to the rich lands of England’s broken kingdoms, players must carve out a new future for their clan. As the Vikings begin to settle in their new home, they encounter resistance from the Saxons including King Aelfred of Wessex, who denounces them as heathens and looks to be the sole ruler of a civilized England. Against all odds, Eivor must do what is necessary to keep Valhalla within reach.
‘Assassin’s Creed Valhalla‘ is available on Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and for Windows PC.
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.