The OK Games Podcast: Game of the Year Discussions

Well, it’s that time of the year, my friends! The time where a few of us sit around a table and destroy what little friendship we had in the first place! Get ready for 9 (YES, 9!) podcasts where we start off with a big list and a lot of love and end on a winner and runner-up alongside a pool of tears and coffee. Are you ready? Let’s begin!


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Game of the Year 2016 – Best Looking

We dive head first into what we believe to be the best looking games of 2016. The nominations are:

Battlefield 1

Bound

The Division

DOOM

Far Cry Primal

Firewatch

Furi

INSIDE

Invisible Inc. (PS4)

Mafia III

No Man’s Sky

Overwatch

Planet Coaster

Ratchet and Clank

ReCore

The Witness

Severed

Titanfall 2

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)

Uncharted 4

Watch_Dogs 2



Game of the Year 2016 – Best New Character

We looked at the best new characters to grace our screens this year. The nominees are:

Creepy Mermaid Bitch (INSIDE)

Delilah (Firewatch)

DOOM Guy (DOOM)

Father James (Mafia III)

Henry (Firewatch)

John Donovan (Mafia III)

Lucio (Overwatch)

Runas the Shamed (WoW: Legion)

Samuel Drake (Uncharted 4)

Sentinels (No Man’s Sky)

Shane (Stardew Valley)

Trico (The Last Guardian)

Weird Bird Dude (Severed)

Weird Rabbit Dude (Furi)

Wrench (Watch_Dogs 2)

Yarny (Unravel)



Game of the Year 2016 – Biggest Surprise

These are the games or announcements/things that surprised us the most this year:

DOOM being really, really good

INSIDE’s WTF moment

WoW: Legion

LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mirror’s Edge (Being bad)

Persona V gameplay reveal

Pokémon Sun and Moon’s World

ReCore’s flaws

Red Dead 2 Announcement

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Being good)

Stardew Valley (Josh’s pick!)

Steep announcement

Titanfall 2 campaign

Watch_Dogs 2 characters/writing

Wrench not being a piece of shit (Watch_Dogs 2)

The Division



Game of the Year 2016 – Best Gameplay

These are the games in which we felt had some great playability to them:

Battlefield 1

Dark Souls III

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

DOOM

Far Cry Primal

Furi

Gears of War 4

INSIDE

No Man’s Sky

Overcooked

Overwatch

Planet Coaster

Ratchet and Clank

Severed

The Division

The Witness

Titalfall 2

Uncharted 4

Watch_Dogs 2



Game of the Year 2016 – Best Sounding

These games had some of the best in-game music or soundtrack:

Firewatch

Dark Souls III

INSIDE

Uncharted 4

DOOM

Overwatch

Furi

Mafia III

Battlefield 1

Pocket Card Jockey

Planet Coaster

The Flame in the Flood

Far Cry Primal

No Man’s Sky



Game of the Year 2016 – Best World

These games had the best feeling in their atmosphere, world, and just how everything comes together:

The Division

DOOM

Dark Souls III

Far Cry Primal

The Flame in the Flood

Firewatch

Gears of War 4

INSIDE

World of Warcraft: Legion

Mafia III

No Man’s Sky

Overwatch

Planet Coaster

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Severed

The Witness

Uncharted 4



Game of the Year 2016 – Best Moment

These are the moment we favoured the most in all the games we played throughout 2016:

Beating a boss on the first try (Furi)

Crash Bandicoot Scene/Nathan and Elena home together (Uncharted 4)

Discovering what happens to the kid (Firewatch)

DOOM Guy punching the screen (DOOM)

Dying over and over again (Battlefield 1)

The ending (Uncharted 4)

Finally pulling a core from a boss (ReCore)

Getting an item of clothing you were after (The Division)

Heart events (Stardew Valley)

Henry’s breakdown (Firewatch)

Killing head mob boss dude (Mafia III)

Losing your abilities (Deus Ex)

Meeting Marcus (Gears of War 4)

Entering a black hole (No Man’s Sky)

Nudle HQ (Watch_Dogs 2)

Origami Killer reveal (Heavy Rain Remaster)

Play of the Game (Overwatch)

Pretending to be brain dead (INSIDE)

Solving a puzzle (The Witness)

Taking down a mammoth for the first time (Far Cry Primal)

Swapping time/end sequence (Titanfall 2)

Twice sequence (Firewatch)

Winning a hard G1 race (Pocket Card Jockey)

“I’m gonna put a rock in this one!” (Mei/Overwatch)

Realising there’s a story (The Flame in the Flood)

Finding out who is to blame (Bound)

New Frontier leader revealed (The Walking Dead Season 3)

Releasing Delilah didn’t wait for you (Firewatch)

Bird scene (Battlefield 1)

The kid’s scene (Uncharted 4)



 Game of the Year 2016 – Best Story

These are the games where the stories meant a great deal to us and made the game what it is today:

Battlefield 1

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

The Division

DOOM

Far Cry Primal

Firewatch

The Flame in the Flood

INSIDE

World of Warcraft: Legion

Mafia III

Overwatch

Oxenfree

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Ratchet and Clank

ReCore

Titanfall 2

Uncharted 4

Watch_Dogs 2

The Witness

The Walking Dead Season 3



 Game of the Year 2016

These are the overall games that took our hearts and warmed them up, got us obsessed, made us cry or laugh or angry. They are the games we loved the most in 2016:

Battlefield 1

Bound

Dark Souls III

Darkest Dungeon

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

The Division

DOOM

Far Cry Primal

Final Fantasy XV

Firewatch

Furi

The Flame in the Flood

Gears of War 4

Gone Home Console Edition

INSIDE

The Last Guardian

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mafia III

NBA 2K17

No Man’s Sky

Overcooked

Overwatch

Oxenfree

Planet Coaster

Pocket Card Jockey

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Ratchet and Clank

ReCore

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Severed

Stardew Valley

SUPERHOT

Titanfall 2

Uncharted 4

Watch_Dogs 2

The Witness

World of Warcraft: Legion



IT’S DONE! WE’RE DONE! WE’LL SEE Y’ALL AT THE END OF 2017 FOR OUR NEXT GOTY DISCUSSIONS!