ST Digital Awards: Nominees

ST Digital Awards: Nominees for best overall game

ST Digital Awards 2016 nominees for best overall game.
ST Digital Awards 2016 nominees for best overall game.PHOTOS: KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT; WARNER BROS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT; UBISOFT; BETHESDA SOFTWARE; CD PROJEKT RED STUDIO


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METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN

This is an ambitious, sprawling farewell letter that waves goodbye to the franchise in epic fashion. With its massive open world - the first for a Metal Gear game - players can tackle the game and combat in a myriad of ways, whether it be sneaking around, or blasting the roof off and charging in on a horse.



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BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT

The finale of Rocksteady's Arkham series is a solid, well-rounded action adventure game that is not just all brawling and action, but is balanced by mind- bending puzzles, a refined combat system, great characterisation and voicing.



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ASSASSIN'S CREED SYNDICATE

After the hit-and-miss showing of its last few titles, the franchise has returned to fine form with the intrigue and shadowy corridors of Victorian London. Syndicate has refined the game's combat and stealth mechanics, while maintaining what fans love most - the rush of planning and executing that perfect assassination.



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FALLOUT 4

Fallout 4 puts players in the middle of a bombed-out wasteland. But it is one which is richly detailed and packed with characters and quests to explore. Despite reports of some graphical glitches and quirks, the game has won praise for the amount of exploration and quests.



PHOTO: CD PROJEKT RED STUDIO

THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT

In this third and final game in the Witcher series, protagonist Geralt of Rivia is on a rescue mission to find Ciri, the daughter of an emperor. The role-playing game was praised for its immense amount of content, diverse quests and deep characterisation.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 30, 2015, with the headline 'BEST OVERALL GAME'. Print Edition | Subscribe