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NWR's 2018 Game Awards

Best Port

by John Rairdin - February 11, 2019, 9:00 am EST

They may not be entirely new, but they are still good.

Winner: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

When Wolfenstein 2 was announced for Switch, I was, shall we say, concerned. This was a game that struggled to maintain its performance Target on the Xbox One and PS4. A Switch port felt doomed to failure. Instead, what we got was one of the most impressive games ever brought to Switch. To some degree it stands as aggressive challenge to anyone who says their game can’t run on Switch.

Wolfenstein 2 on Switch is a 100% feature complete version of this extremely demanding, story driven, first-person shooter. Even Panic Button’s prior Bethesda effort in Doom was missing the level editor. Yes graphical changes have been made to maintain performance, but what results is somehow the full Wolfenstein 2 experience. That's why it’s easy to say that this is not only the best port of the year, but possibly the best port the Switch has thus far received. All this doesn’t even mention that Wolfenstein 2 is itself a very good game.

Runners Up:

Diablo III

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

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Talkback

ShyGuyFebruary 11, 2019

No River City Ransom under NES titles?

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterFebruary 11, 2019

No Valiant Hearts for best story? For shame.

Leo13February 11, 2019

Very happy you gave Xenoblade 2 Torna some love! The root game didn't get enough love (maybe because they released it in December)

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterFebruary 12, 2019

Quote from: Leo13

Very happy you gave Xenoblade 2 Torna some love! The root game didn't get enough love (maybe because they released it in December but didn't bother to finish it until way later.)

FTFY.

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