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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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Action GOTY: AC3!
Looks like I need to check out Dishonored. I figured AC III would take the cake.
It really could have gone to AC3 but i agree Dishonored deserved this award.;)
i still need to play dishonored
Gonna have to play Dishonored.
Asura's Wrath the most ridiculous action game of this year? I second that!
Picked up Dishonored on Steam sale for $30 and finished my first play through earlier today.
Already one of my favorite games of all-time.
Everything just works together so well, with enough new and satisfying gameplay to keep me coming back for quite sometime.
I greatly disliked Dishonored. Way to easy and way to short. I beat the game on the hardest difficulty, and I beat the game using none of powers, except for the teleportation. I did all of that while remaining stealthy. I was highly unimpressed with the game.
The action genre was one of the most disappointing for me this year. I felt Dishonored was good but not great but IMO that will be one of those games that has the potential to serve up a stellar sequel. AC3 was my biggest disappointment. At the end of the day it just wasn't very fun for me. I found the pacing absolutely horrendous and the mission design ranged from decent to dreadful. The Assassination missions sucked. I think my favorite action adventure game this year has been Mark of the Ninja.
I kind of regret returning dishonored, i don't think i gave it a real look at.
AC 3 for me as well to me Dishonored got really boring really fast.