Best Trailer

Specialty AwardsGenre AwardsPlatform AwardsGame of the Year
Best Trailer

Hotline Miami
Baseball bat. Rabbit mask. Pig Mask. Elevator. Lots of blood. These things don’t seem to have a lot in common, but when set to the blaring ‘80s synth-inspired music of Jasper Byrne, they summarize exactly the experience Hotline Miami has to offer. Those familiar with Drive will certainly find many similarities in style, which makes sense as the film was a large inspiration for the game itself. A full live action trailer showing nary a second of footage from the game itself, it still managed to outclass trailers from major production houses throughout the year. Effortless cool.
Nominees
Far Cry 3
(“Stranded”)
Binary Domain
(Launch Trailer)
Tomb Raider
(“Crossroads”)
South Park
(VGA Trailer)