Best Strategy Game

Specialty AwardsGenre AwardsPlatform AwardsGame of the Year
Best Strategy Game

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Forget strategy games; there are very few games in general where you have to put so much thought into each action. When the lives of your teammates are on the line, and knowing they’ll be permanently gone from the game if you’re not careful, it really invokes “strategy” in every move. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is just that as it’s an unrelenting, difficult title that screwing up just once in a fight could spell doom. It’s essentially a game of chess where the smallest mistake can cost you the last ten hours of grinding for one character. Even if it can be hard for most people to jump right in, sometimes causing gamers to restart their entire campaign from scratch, it’s the most enjoyable and rewarding experience since Dark Souls.
Nominees
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