Every year has its fair share of critical darlings and indisputable duds, but the arguably most talked about games are the ones that hurt the most: the disappointing. This award is given out with a heavy heart to the game that isn’t necessarily the worst game of the year, but is the most heartbreaking to play due to the wasted potential.
The Nominees Are:
And the 'Winner' is...
Admittedly, there is a lot to like about Beyond: Two Souls. Its graphics are great. Ellen Page’s and Willem Dafoe’s performances are astounding. Its musical score is fantastic. But for most of us on the gamrReview team, its problems are too severe to forgive, be it the nonsensical way its story plays out, its inconsistent tone, or the lack of consequences for player actions (it’s possible to “beat” nearly the entire game without pressing a button). Given the pedigree of Quantic Dream and the success of Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls is a disappointment in every sense of the word.