GamesRadar's potentially annual Platinum Chalice awards 2006

Winner: Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
LucasArts | GameCubePCPlayStation 2PSPXboxXbox 360

Admit it: you didn't really play this game because you wanted to fight through Lego versions of old Star Wars sets. Nobody did. You played it because you wanted to watch a cute, officially sanctioned parody of the original three Star Wars films, and for that you can be forgiven. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy was a pretty cool game, but it wasn't as cool as watching a stumpy Darth Vader struggling to tell Luke who his father is when he can't talk.

That these sequences were actually clever and funny is the key. Between-level cinematics are usually either a cool distraction or a boring obstacle, but this is the only time we can remember caring more about the non-interactive bits than about playing the game itself.

Honorable mention: Mortal Kombat Armageddon
Midway | PlayStation 2Xbox

Does anyone even watch the intros to fighting games? You should start with Armageddon - its series-spanning pyramid brawl is better than most martial arts movies we saw this year.


  • Jordo141 - March 19, 2011 5:50 p.m.

    Consider you life somehow saved... I sunk 964 hours into Oblivion.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • superfunk - December 20, 2008 3 p.m.


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