As voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2012 enters its final weeks, we take a look at each of the individual categories. Today is the turn of Best Downloadable category.
Best Downloadable shortlist:
Who are we voting for?
Matt Cundy (UK Editor): Not choosing Fez is tough. I love Fez. The world and everything in it (especially Gomez) made me happy. But it’s got to be Journey, which touched me in new exciting ways that made me tingle with joy. An amazingly cohesive, touching, emotive, beautiful, human experience summed up perfectly by its title.
David Houghton (UK Associate Editor): It's Journey, Journey and nothing but Journey. In fact the only thing wrong with choosing Journey is that I only have a few words to write about it with here. Emotionally, mechanically, narratively, communicatively and metaphorically it's an utterly perfect, understated and devastating powerful work. Play it, sob uncontrollably while grinning like an idiot, play it again.
Justin Towell (UK Content Editor): Renegade Ops turned out to be incredibly enjoyable, so it has to win my vote. With gameplay harking back to the glory days of 16-Bit EA titles like Desert Strike, but turned up to 11 with current-gen style, this is an absolute blast.
Those are the downloadable games getting our votes, but what about you – who are you voting for? Tell us in the comments.
Head to Golden Joystick Awards to vote. Voting closes 22 October. The Golden Joystick Awards 2012 take place 26 October.