GOTY Winners: Best Downloadable Game

Braid was not only 2008’s best downloadable game, but one of the best games of the year, period. It is hard for an indie effort to break into mainstream. Braid not only breaks the glass ceiling, but shatters it completely, competing on gameplay, story, graphics, and music with AAA titles. Braid is a platform-puzzle game, but that’s like describing 25-year-old single malt as a ‘drink’. Braid has 60 puzzles strewn over 6 game worlds and each of them is different. There are various time manipulation gameplay mechanics which help Tim on his journey to find the princess. The story is tightly tied in with the gameplay and the last level will literally turn you around.


Sumanth_Champion wins:
Battlefield Bad Company (Xbox 360) – courtesy EA
Left4Dead (PC) – courtesy Worldwide CD Roms
Xbox LIVE 12 month subscription card (Xbox 360) – courtesy Microsoft
1600 Microsoft Points card (Xbox 360) – courtesy Microsoft

Other nominees in this category were:
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Castle Crashers
PixelJunk Eden
Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
WipEout HD

IndianVideoGamer Staff pick:

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