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GAF's Best of E3 2014 Awards

benny_a

extra source of jiggaflops


This year's motto was All about the games where we got rid of the platform restriction and just voted on the games without any categorization.
I want to give context to the following awards: They are done mostly by people that are hands-off and are not attending E3.
Disclaimer: I've tried to come up with the categories before I counted the ballots to reduce my personal bias.

1269 ballots were counted and 160 different games were mentioned.

Game of the Show & Passion award (Points/TopSpotOnly)
The Legend of Zelda Wii U (2040/235)

Runner Up: Bloodborne (1967/224) & No Man's Sky (1785/113)


Universal appeal (Most mentions)
No Man's Sky (721)

Runner Up: The Legend of Zelda Wii U) (705) & Bloodborne) (702

Out in 2014 (knock on wood) award
Super Smash Bros. (1017)

Runner Up: Bayonetta 2 (762) & Sunset Overdrive (587)

Biggest surprise (Games we knew nothing about)
Splatoon (1014)

Runner Up: Rainbow Six: Siege (407) & Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (360)

Play me again award (Most points for a re-release)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (327)

Runner Up: Grim Fandango (322) & Grand Theft Auto V (143)

Most anticipated fighting game
Super Smash Bros. (1017)

Runner Up: Mortal Kombat X (218) & Guilty Gear Xrd (50)

Most anticipated racing game
Forza Horizon 2 (121)

Runner Up: Driveclub (118) & The Crew (21)

Funded with Kickstarter
Elite: Dangerous (50)

Runner Up: Shovel Knight (15) & Night in the Woods (6)

Most anticipated add-on
Infamous First Light (17)

Runner Up: Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX+ Alpha (8) & Killer Instinct Season 2 (5)

Full results
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fpFaprrPrKeaysd3iKKOqb6DYSQMaoNCESuv9AuT0S8/pubhtml

Code:
Game Name				Mentions	Point value
Zelda WiiU				705		2040
Bloodborne				702		1967
No Man's Sky				721		1785
The Witcher 3				559		1387
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End		481		1129
Super Smash Bros.			423		1017
Splatoon				437		1014
Batman: Arkham Knight			436		890
Xenoblade Chronicles X			343		809
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain	359		805
Bayonetta 2				355		762
Sunset Overdrive			292		587
Destiny					287		577
Assassin's Creed: Unity			237		462
Far Cry 4				254		459
Rainbow Six: Siege			205		407
The Order 1886				220		382
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker		199		360
The Division				206		354
Dragon Age: Inquisition			172		342
Halo: The Master Chief Collection	151		327
Grim Fandango				154		322
Ori and the Blind Forest		166		285
Yoshi's Wooly World			181		283
Mortal Kombat X				114		218
Evolve					109		185
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse		114		185
Abzu					106		169
Hyrule Warriors				98		161
Codename S.T.E.A.M.			95		159
LittleBigPlanet 3			96		156
Grand Theft Auto V			71		143
Inside					84		140
Scalebound				83		138
Cuphead					77		130
Forza Horizon 2				60		121
Mario Maker				86		118
Driveclub				70		118
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor		49		95
The Last of Us Remastered		48		84
Alien: Isolation			44		78
Rise of the Tomb Raider			45		73
Hotline Miami 2				39		64
Final Fantasy Type-0			35		63
Civilization: Beyond Earth		30		59
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare		41		58
Lords of the Fallen			37		57
Crackdown				34		57
Fantasy Life				31		56
Guilty Gear Xrd				26		50
Elite: Dangerous			22		50
Valiant Hearts: The Great War		32		49
Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire	29		47
Mirror's Edge				26		44
The Evil Within				26		40
Phantom Dust				16		30
Dead Island 2				16		27
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris	18		26
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture		12		24
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate		11		23
The Crew				13		21
Freedom Wars				9		18
Battlefield: Hardline			11		17
Devil's Third				10		17
Persona 4 Ultimax			11		17
Star Wars Battlefront			9		17
Infamous: First Light			11		17
Shovel Knight				12		15
Star Fox				7		15
Persona Q				8		12
Halo 5: Guardians			7		11
Project Cars				9		11
Axiom Verge				5		11
Counterspy				5		9
FIFA 15					5		9
Magicka 2				5		8
Dead Rising 3 DLC			5		8
Project Spark				8		8
The Talos Principle			5		8
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix		4		8
Ratchet & Clank PS4			4		7
Let it Die				4		7
Homefront: The Revolution		5		7
Below					5		7
EVE Valkyrie				3		7
Mass Effect				3		6
Brandish				2		6
D4					5		6
Tales of Xillia 2			2		6
Fable Legends				5		6
Night in the Woods			3		6
N++					4		6
Titan Souls				3		6
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call	3		5
Deep Down				3		5
Entwined				3		5
Killer Instinct Season 2		2		5
Hyper Light Drifter			3		5
The Witness				3		5
Affordable Space Adventure		4		4
NHL 15					2		4
Dreadnought				1		3
Lucky's Tale				1		3
Ethan Carter				1		3
Star Citizen				1		3
Mighty No. 9				2		3
Pillars of Eternity			1		3
Tales From Borderlands			1		3
Amiibo					2		3
Styx: Master of Shadows			1		3
Sonic Boom				1		3
The Last Guardian			2		3
Binding of Isaac			1		2
Murasaki Baby				1		2
Pavilion				2		2
Planetside 2				1		2
Project Guard				2		2
Mario Party				2		2
Professor Layton			1		2
SuperHOT				1		2
Mario vs Donkey Kong WiiU		1		2
Fossil Fighters: Frontier		1		2
Quantum Break				1		2
Abyss Odyssey				1		2
Pushmo World				2		2
Dying Light				2		2
Criterion Game				2		2
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus		1		2
Senran Kagura Bon Appetit		1		2
Project Giant Robot			2		2
Kingdom Under Fire 2			1		2
Metrico					1		2
Helldivers				1		2
Lucky Strike				1		2
Doom 4					1		2
The Sims 4				1		1
The Golf Club				1		1
Madden 15				1		1
Hohokum					1		1
Dubwars					1		1
Project Diva F 2nd			1		1
Lifeless Planet				1		1
EA Sports Golf 15			1		1
Project Shield				1		1
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel		1		1
Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed	1		1
Corpse Party (PC)			1		1
Chariot					1		1
White Night				1		1
#IDARB					1		1
Swords and Soldier II			1		1
Bro Force				1		1
Costume Quest 2				1		1
Lovers In A Dangerous Space Time	1		1
Dance Central Spotlight			1		1
Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015		1		1
Grey Goo				1		1
Diablo 3				1		1
Metro: Redux				1		1
 

georly

Member
Happy with the results. Hope Zelda becomes everything the promised because as it is, it sounds like the perfect Zelda.
 

Gaz_RB

Member
Really nice write up. So sad to see Rainbow Six all the way down there, but goddamn we have some amazing games coming out soon.
 

Fireblend

Banned
Surprised to see Zelda at #1, but Splatoon in the top ten? Holy shit. What's going on with that game?

And Bayonetta just barely out of the top ten at #11. Not bad.

Well played, Nintendo.

Edit: Grim Fandango should be way higher, and you should add a "Best Team-Based Game with Squid Mechanics" award just so we can have a Splatoon screenshot up there.
 

Gummb

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about Rayman Legends Wii U.
Very nice list. 2015 is going to be superb.
 

CheesecakeRecipe

Stormy Grey
witcher 3 gettin robbed hard

both surprised and happy to see Grim Fandango almost took Master Chief Collection to task, that point difference~
 

Alx

Member
It's strange to see the Crew far behind Forza and Driveclub, I thought the 3 had a similar appeal.
 

NIN90

Member
I don't get it. How can games like Zelda, Uncharted 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles X get into top 10? They only had trailers at the show and those didn't even show any gameplay from what I know.
 

lamaroo

Unconfirmed Member
I don't get it. How can games like Zelda, Uncharted 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles X get into top 10? They only had trailers at the show and those didn't even show any gameplay from what I know.

Xenoblade had at least two lengthy gameplay segments on Treehouse Live.
 

Draconian

Member
I don't get it. How can games like Zelda, Uncharted 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles X get into top 10? They only had trailers at the show and those didn't even show any gameplay from what I know.

Treehouse had a Xenoblade demo that showed the first 45 minutes of the game.
 
I don't get it. How can games like Zelda, Uncharted 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles X get into top 10? They only had trailers at the show and those didn't even show any gameplay from what I know.
Xenoblade X had two forty minute gameplay demos during Treehouse Live.
 

Gummb

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about Rayman Legends Wii U.
I don't get it. How can games like Zelda, Uncharted 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles X get into top 10? They only had trailers at the show and those didn't even show any gameplay from what I know.

Xenoblade Chronicles X was playable and had a ton of Gameplay footage.

That and people could list anything they were hyped for. :)
 

javac

Member
My most anticipated game is Splatoon, I had it as my number one. Glad it did well with the votes! :)

Splatoon
Mentions:437
Points:1014
 

Fireblend

Banned
Weird list. Captain Toad over The Division? I guess gaffers really like Toad?

Man, did you play those segments in SM3DW? We've been dreaming about a full fledged game in that style ever since.

Seriously though, I wouldn't read too much into results beyond the first ~15 games or so, since the number of mentions goes down dramatically.
 

matm666

Member
I don't get it. How can games like Zelda, Uncharted 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles X get into top 10? They only had trailers at the show and those didn't even show any gameplay from what I know.
Actually Xenoblade had a lot of gameplay shown on the Treehouse videos.

Edit: damn you guys are fast, so beaten!
 
I don't get it. How can games like Zelda, Uncharted 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles X get into top 10? They only had trailers at the show and those didn't even show any gameplay from what I know.

The power of familiar brands. Neogaf is not any different from Joe Average in that aspect. :)
 

Chamber

love on your sleeve
I don't get it. How can games like Zelda, Uncharted 4 and Xenoblade Chronicles X get into top 10? They only had trailers at the show and those didn't even show any gameplay from what I know.

Because it's really just a general hype list. Most of us didn't play anything at E3.
 
Man, did you play those segments in SM3DW? We've been dreaming about a full fledged game in that style ever since.

Seriously though, I wouldn't read too much into results beyond the first ~15 games or so, since the number of mentions goes down dramatically.

I never did play them. I guess it's time.
 

Gummb

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about Rayman Legends Wii U.
Are we going to have more categories like best adventure, best shooter, etc.?

Or is there a reason why these categories were chosen?
 
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WHY NOT THE LAST OF US








so glad to see my two most hyped for games at 1 and 2
 
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