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#1 Edited by siddarth0605 (124 posts) -

Giant Bomb Game of the Year - Best Download Only Game

Welcome as we continue a month long project I am hosting to allow the fans of the site to offer their chance to vote for the GOTY awards. Over the next month I will be posting a new award every day and will let the fans vote on the winner as well as the runners up. Here are links to the winners of the previous categories:

The Voting Process

So here's how we are going to do this. You will have free reign to nominate anything you want as long as it fits with the category and was released in 2011. When you reply to the post put your winner and runner up. So for example If I was voting for this category I would put down

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Trenched

The way the scoring system will work is that the winner from each person will get 2 points and the runner up will get one point. At the end of the day I will tally up all the points and whoever has the most wins and consequently the 2nd and 3rd highest will be the runners up. For GOTY we will do a winner and four runners up but the voting process will still be the same.

Because I want to give more people an opportunity to cast their votes all the voting will be done over the course of the week and they will close on Friday December 9th at 11:59 pm EST. The Winners for each category will then be announced on Saturday.

This category celebrates games that are at one point were demoted as small indie games but have grown to be seen as a platform for some of the most innovative and paradigm shifting games. These are games that are only released in a digital manner. Let the voting begin

#2 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

Winner - Iron Brigade (Trenched)

Runner Up - Bastion

#3 Posted by Amilmitt (237 posts) -

Winner - Bastion

Runner Up - Terraria

#4 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

Winner - Terraria

Runner Up - The Binding of Isaac

#5 Posted by Liber (648 posts) -

Winner : Trenched

Runner Up: Bastion

#6 Posted by benspyda (2043 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Renegade Ops

#7 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2453 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: I'm not giving points to anything else.

#8 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Terraria

@yoshimitz707: Really, you hated every other downloadable game out there?

#9 Posted by KamikazeCaterpillar (1179 posts) -

Winner: Rock of Ages

Runner Up: Frozen Synapse (not sure if that counts)

#10 Posted by JasonR86 (9763 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-Up: Stacking

That was hard. A lot of great downloadable games came out this year.

#11 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2453 posts) -

@Arker101: I just don't want to hurt Bastion's rightful place at the top.

#12 Posted by TBird13 (107 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Outland

#13 Posted by Icemael (6356 posts) -

Winner: Hard Corps: Uprising 
 
Runner-up: Nin2-Jump

#14 Posted by BeachThunder (12303 posts) -

Winner

Bastion

Runner Up

The Binding of Isaac

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#15 Posted by Little_Socrates (5694 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-Up: I'm not giving points to anything else either. There's plenty that was fine, but nothing impressed me.

#16 Posted by Sgtpierceface (639 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner up: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

#17 Posted by Soapy86 (2638 posts) -

Winner: Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2

Runner Up: Bastion

#18 Posted by Levius (1205 posts) -

Winner: Binding of Isaac

Runner Up: Bastion

#19 Posted by AlexanderSheen (5077 posts) -

Winner: Rock of Ages

Runner up: The Binding of Isaac

#20 Posted by Deleth (250 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Terraria

There are some other really good downloadable games. Some didn't get the attention they deserve though.

#21 Posted by MEATBALL (3402 posts) -

Winner: Bastion
Runner-Up: Trenched

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#22 Posted by Vextroid (1427 posts) -

Winner: The Binding of Isaac

Runner-Up: Terraria

#23 Posted by Brodehouse (10107 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-Up: Outland

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#24 Posted by kalmis (1559 posts) -

Winner - Spacechem

Runner Up - The Binding of Isaac

#25 Posted by gike987 (1771 posts) -

Winner: Bastion 

Runner Up: Spacechem

#26 Edited by Mr_Skeleton (5152 posts) -

Winner - Bastion

Runner Up: Renegade Ops

I think you are closing these threads too early.

#27 Posted by bibamatt (1089 posts) -

Winner: Terraria

Runner-up: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

#28 Edited by Rmack (1078 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (AM I THE ONLY PERSON TO PLAY THIS WONDERFUL GAME D:)

#29 Edited by Poost (74 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-up: Terraria

#30 Posted by cbk486 (184 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Terraria

#31 Posted by Blackout62 (1387 posts) -

Winner - Bastion

Runner Up - Trenched

#32 Posted by Mijati (948 posts) -

Winner: The Binding of Issac

Runner Up: Bastion

#33 Posted by Psyklon (44 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Rock of Ages

#34 Posted by AlexW00d (6389 posts) -

Winner: The Binding of Issac

Runner Up: Terraria

#35 Edited by VIGGO123 (553 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-up: Iron Brigade (Trenched)

#36 Posted by sasnipes (111 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Terraria

This was a hard choice, as I wanted to put Jamestown up there too, and I just got Dungeon Defenders so I haven't had enough time to make an opinion on that game.

#37 Posted by LiquidSaiyan3 (464 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-up: Trenched

#38 Posted by Stepside (516 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Orcs Must Die!

#39 Edited by jas_8382 (32 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

#40 Posted by Commisar123 (1798 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner Up: Rock of Ages

#41 Posted by downtime58 (224 posts) -

Winner: Trenched

Runner-up: Bastion

#42 Posted by emergency (1193 posts) -

Winner: Terraria

Runner-up: Bastion

#43 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner up: Outland

#44 Posted by light_grenade (124 posts) -

Winner: Frozen Synapse

Runner up: Bastion

#45 Posted by AssInAss (2715 posts) -

Winner: Bastion (even with the powerful storytelling, amazing soundtrack, tight combat, it's where I loved how freeform your weapon loadout the most which could be incredibly rewarding and never limiting)

Runner Up: Stacking (god damn do I love the whimsical atmosphere and gameplay, also working out the other solutions to a puzzle you already solved because you know OCD. Also, believe it or not, Double Fine's first ADVENTURE game)

Also, lots of great downloable games came out that I haven't even tried (Rock of Ages, Binding of Isaac, War of the Worlds).

#46 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

Winner: Iron Brigade Runner Up: Bastion Honorable Mentions: Stacking, Outland, Ilomilo, Rochard Most Dissapointing: Ms Splosion Man

#47 Posted by d0m3l (63 posts) -
#48 Posted by SolidGear3 (6 posts) -

Winner: Crysis

Runner Up: Resident Evil 4 HD

#49 Posted by GetEveryone (4458 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner-Up: Orcs Must Die!

I was going to vote for either Outland or The Binding of Issac, but OMD! has blown me away this afternoon. Stupid fun.

#50 Posted by nick_verissimo (1397 posts) -

Winner: Bastion

Runner up: The Binding of Issac