This was supposed to be THE year – the year when all our favourite old-school developers returned to the genre in a blaze of glory.
As it turned out, some of them made it only halfway to the finish line, while others are still heading around the final turn into the home stretch, leaving unlucky 2013 a little thin on high-profile adventures. But as always, there were more than a few games that came out of nowhere to dazzle us and make for another year of hard Aggie decisions. You should know – you got to vote, too!
After all the hemming and hawing and waiting for bribes that never came, at last all the ballots have been cast and counted (and counted again in Florida), and it's time once again to reward the genre’s best offerings of the previous calendar year, both from staff and readers alike.
The beauty of awards is that they encourage healthy debate, and we welcome more of the same this year. Just remember: this is a celebration of success, not the Hunger Games. Whether first place or fifth, all the games here are deserving of recognition and praise, so enjoy yourselves and join us in applauding the talented developers who brought us another great year of gaming.
The awards presentation will run daily from Wednesday through Friday, so check back in each day to find out which games will take home the coveted golden statuettes. And now, roll on, Aggies!
Table of Contents
Day Two (To be posted Thursday, February 20th)
Day Three (To be posted Friday, February 21st)
Page 14: Best Independent Adventure (Commercial)
Page 15: Best Console/Handheld Adventure (Exclusive)
Page 16: Best Non-Traditional Adventure
Page 17: Best Traditional Adventure
Page 18: Best Adventure of 2013
Page 19: Final Notes
First up: Best Story... the envelope, please!