2013 Best Shooter

Specialty Awards Genre Awards Platform Awards Game of the Year
Best Shooter

Bioshock Infinite
Beyond its landmark storytelling and smart use of historical aesthetic, Bioshock Infinite was a big step forward for the shooter genre. With inventive use of the Vigor powers and lots of creative enemies to defeat, the action was blisteringly intense, but it was that magic little Skyhook item and the Skyline rails that sent the game into the stratosphere. Fluid motion across massive battlegrounds, simple controls for Skyline combat; it all contributed to a rollercoaster ride through the cloud. Irrational Games’ jump beyond the suspenseful combat of the first Bioshock was startling, a tremendous progression for the shooter genre and an over-the-top joyride that easily wins the award for the best experience seen down the barrel of a gun.

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