Shadow of Mordor dubbed Game of the Year at Game Choice Awards

Game Choice Awards has recently dubbed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor as 2015’s title of the year. The open world action-RPG is brought to us by Monolith Productions and Warner Brother’s Interactive, who throw’s us into the deepest, darkest corners of Middle-earth where you play as an ass-kicking wrath destroying and possessing orcs and goblins along the way.

Other favourite gaming titles that caught the eye of the judges are Alien: Isolation for Best Audio, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for Best Design and Monument Valley for best mobile game.

“I continue to be amazed by the diversity of games that we honored tonight, from AAA action titles like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor to standout mobile games like Monument Valley,” said Meggan Scavio, General Manager of the Game Developers Conference in a statement to Gamasutra.

Read more: ‘Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ review: my precious

Shadow of Mordor has achieved a lot of good feedback from the gaming world since it was released at the end of 2014.

In a review, Gearburn writer Wiehahn Diederichs wrote:

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is not only one of the best games I’ve played in 2014 so far but easily became one of my favourite games of I’ve ever played. Its masterful combination of interactive participation and captivating storytelling makes for a fulfilling and rewarding gaming experience.

As listed by Gamasutra, these below is the full list of the winners:

Game of the Year

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Debut

Stoic Studio (The Banner Saga)

Innovation Award

Monument Valley (ustwo)

Best Technology

Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

Best Audio

Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Best Visual Art

Monument Valley (ustwo)

Best Narrative

Kentucky Route Zero: Act III (Cardboard Computer)

Best Design

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Monument Valley (ustwo)

Audience Award

Elite: Dangerous (Frontier Developments)

Pioneer Award

David Braben

Ambassador Award

Brenda Romero

Lifetime Achievement Award

Hironobu Sakaguchi



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