Best Vita Exclusive: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
The PlayStation Vita has continued to transform into an indie and Remote Play machine, but Sony's flagging handheld scored one big exclusive in the form of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Spike Chunsoft's unpredictable murder mystery kept us glued to our touchscreens, despite the psychological toll of the dark narrative.   

Best Mobile Exclusive: Monument Valley
In a year where most mobile titles served up stale formulas and endless microtransactions, Ustwogames' vivid puzzle game reminded us that art and creativity still have a place on our smartphones and tablets. We wouldn't have minded if the puzzles were more challenging, but the striking graphics and cohesive vision have us eager to see what the developer does next.

Best Competitive Multiplayer: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Hearthstone is built on competitive multiplayer, and its overwhelming popularity proves the free-to-play collectible card game's foundation is strong. The right mix of strategy, luck, and an exceptional matchmaking infrastructure has kept players continually butting heads in the arena and ranked, and coming back for more.

Best Cooperative Multiplayer: Destiny
Destiny has received no end of flak from some gamers, but others can't pry themselves away from Bungie's sci-fi shooter. Why? The grind-focused loot and leveling systems all funnel back into the exceptional cooperative multiplayer. Destiny's challenging raids will test even the most disciplined teams, and we look forward to tackling future expansions with friends.

Best MMO: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
WoW's latest expansion refines and refreshes the 10-year-old MMO. The new Garrison feature allows players to develop their own fortresses alongside traditional dungeons, raids, and questing. Many of the old systems have small-but-significant changes that keep things fresh during the leveling process and beyond, and new players can jump right into the game at level 90.

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