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Best Downloadable: Mark of the Ninja
Stealth has been a common gameplay element for decades, but it's rarely been done well on a 2D plane. Klei's Mark of the Ninja managed to impress just about everyone that played it, thanks to its sneaky and satisfying gameplay. Crawling along ceilings, distracting guards by taking out lights, and popping out of vents for kills made this downloadable title as close to a 2D Batman game as it could possibly be.
Action Game of the Year: Dishonored
As you can tell by its other two awards in this feature, we really enjoyed Bethesda's newest IP. Dishonored didn't simply feature the best setting and story in the genre, it was the best action gaming experience overall this year. From Corvo's unique powers to the brutal kills he's capable of, he's a fresh new face in the gaming landscape. Considering how great his starring vehicle was, we can't think of a better debut.
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I didn't like this year at all. Spent most of it playing older games.
I'd agree that AC III's multiplayer is pretty sweet. Improved in every way. Play it regularly.
I didn't think dishonored had that good of a story, but I can see why people thuoght it did. And for setting, both Assassin's creed 3 and dishonored had amazing settings that are a blast to explore. Couldn't really decide between which is better.
Alright already! I know I have to play more Dishonored. ;) Good observations in general.
Journey is absolutely beautiful. And I need to get dishonored!