GamesRadar's potentially annual Platinum Chalice awards 2006

Winner: Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure
Atari | PCPlayStation 2Xbox

Bloc Party's song "Helicopter" can make anything amazing, but it didn't have to work too hard during the tram-ride sequence in Getting Up. Say what you will about the game, but frantically leaping between four aerial cable cars and shimmying around their edges to spray paint a single giant message - all while dodging machinegun fire and tossing riot cops off the tops of the cars - felt overwhelmingly badass the first time we did it. Add a soundtrack that wailed "Are you hoping for a miracle?" over roaring guitars, and this easily nets our most dubious award of 2006.

Honorable mention: Jaws Unleashed
Majesco | PC, PlayStation 2Xbox

This otherwise crummy shark simulator was a treasure trove of stupid-awesome moments, but none so much as when Jaws spit explosive barrels at the beachfront homes of chemical-company executives, who were then eaten alive as they tried to escape by running toward the giant shark. Delicious.


  • superfunk - December 20, 2008 3 p.m.

  • FrozenImplosion - April 16, 2009 2:24 a.m.

    wow and i thought MY time in oblivion was bad! i had 99 hours and 23 minutes, but that cant possibly live up to 147!
  • gangjute8 - July 13, 2009 11:04 a.m.

    Really, anyone owning a PS2 or Wii who didn't get Okami does not deserve to play video games. It delivered all you guys wanted, and you ignored it. That's like throwing away a computer's mouse, except X100 worse.
  • Awesomeforthemasses - September 10, 2009 7:09 p.m.

    Okami! I will avenge you! Anyone who could have bought it but didn't, watch out, 'cause I'm comin' for you.
  • Jordo141 - March 19, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    Consider you life somehow saved... I sunk 964 hours into Oblivion.

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