Top 5 Award Winning Games

The glitz and glamour of the awards season may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean they are any less meaningful. An award gives games a mark of recognition on how they have excelled and stood out from the crowd.

Development teams of all sizes pour their passion and dedication into the games they create. Awards are one of the ways the industry recognises their efforts and helps in clearly celebrating fantastic game design and innovation.

We’re highlighting five games which have been honoured with prestigious awards. They’re also available to try for free here at GameSessions!


Alan Wake

Award Winning Games - Alan Wake

Alan Wake is a psychological horror action game that follows the struggle of an acclaimed writer trying to uncover the mystery behind his wife’s disappearance. During his search in a small american town, he begins to experience events from his latest novel. A novel which he cannot remember writing.


Awards won:

Best Score (Annual Game Music Awards), Best Original IP (GameSpot), Best Horror Game (IGN)

Also nominated for:

Story (BAFTA Games Awards), Use of Audio (BAFTA Games Awards), Original Music (BAFTA Games Awards)


Broken Age

Award Winning Games - Broken Age

Broken Age follows the stories of Vella Tartine and Shay Volta, two teenagers in strangely similar situations but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.


Awards Won:

Lead Performance (NAVGTR), Best Original Adventure (NAVGTR)

Also nominated for:

Best Indie Game (The Game Awards), Best Performer (BAFTA Games Awards), Best Story (BAFTA Games Awards), Best Lead Voice Actor (BTVA Awards)

Mini Metro

Award Winning Games - Mini Metro

In Mini Metro, you take on the task of designing the subway layout for a rapidly expanding city. Your city starts with three stations. Draw routes between these stations to connect them with subway lines. Commuters travel along your lines to get around the city as fast as they can. Each station can only hold a handful of waiting commuters so your subway network will need to be well-designed to avoid delays.

Awards Won:

Excellence in Audio (Independent Games Festival), Best Outstanding Mobile Game (Satellite Awards)

Also nominated for:

Debut Game (BAFTA Game Awards), Excellence in Design (Independent Games Festival), Excellence in Visual Art (Independent Games Festival)


Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

Award Winning Games - Shadow Tactics Blades of the Shogun

Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. A new Shogun seizes power over Japan and enforces nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.


Awards Won:

Best German Game (GGDA), Best Game (GGDA), Best Game Design (GGDA)

Also nominated for:

Single Player (SXSW)


Ryse: Son of Rome

Award Winning Games - Ryse Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome tells the story of Marius Titus, a young Roman soldier who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits, then travels with the Roman army to Britannia to seek revenge. Quickly rising through the ranks, Marius must become a leader of men and defender of the Empire on his quest to exact vengeance – a destiny he soon discovers can only be fulfilled much closer to home.


Awards Won:

Best Real-Time Graphics (SIGGRAPGH), Best Game Design (Animago Awards), Best Graphics (GDA), Best Sound (GDA), Best Technical Achievement (GDA)

Also nominated for:

Art Direction (NAVGTR), Period Influence (NAVGTR), New IP (NAVGTR), Dramatic Score (NAVGTR), Real-Time visuals (VES Award)

This is just a taste of the award winning games we have on offer. But what makes these games truly deserving of their accolades? Be sure to find out for yourself and check out our full catalogue of games! Try as many of them as you like for free!

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