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About the European Games Award

The European Games Award is the first award exclusively for European video and computer game developers, which lets professionals and gamers from all over Europe participate in the voting for ... Read >>

Gamesload European Newcomer Award

With the Gamesload European Newcomer Award your team has the chance to win 2.500 € as prize money as well as a European-wide distribution deal with Gamesload if you achieve ... Read >>

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A game's graphic style creates its atmosphere. Artistic know-how, creativity and extraordinary ideas - this is what you can appreciate and honor in this category!


Alan Wake Score: 83
Score: 84%
Genre Action/Adventure
Publisher Microsoft
Developer Remedy Entertainment
Platforms Xbox 360
Released 14.05.2010
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Summary When the wife of novelist Alan Wake disappears, it sets in motion a sinister plot that engulfs the town folk of Bright Falls in a mysterious darkness. With the body of an action game and the mind of a psychological thriller, Alan Wake is a pulse-pounding thrill ride for the Xbox 360.

Heavy Rain
Score: 80
Score: 89%
Genre Adventure
Publisher Sony
Developer Quantic Dream
Platforms PS3
Released 24.02.2010
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Summary Heavy Rain is a dark, immersive and emotionally-engaging experience; one that expands upon the innovative ideas of 2005's acclaimed Fahrenheit to create a noir-thriller where decisions are charged with importance and actions can have drastic and unforseen consequences.

machinarium Score: 85
Score: 85%
Genre Adventure
Publisher amanita design
Developer amanita design
Platforms PC
Released 16.10.2009
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Summary Machinarium is independent puzzle / adventure game developed by the makers of popular web-games Samorost and Samorost2. A little robot who’s been thrown out to the scrap yard behind the city must return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and save his robot-girl friend.

Batman: Arkham Asylum Score: 92
Score: 93%
Genre Action
Publisher Eidos/Warner
Developer rocksteady
Platforms Xbox 360/PS3
Released 28.08.2009
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Summary Batman: Arkham Asylum exposes players to a unique, dark and atmospheric adventure that takes them to the depths of Arkham Asylum –Gotham’s psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane.

Metro 2033
Score: 81
Score: 81%
Genre FPS
Publisher THQ
Developer 4A Games
Platforms Xbox 360/PC
Released 19.03.2010
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Summary In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.

Score: 80
Score: 82%
Genre Strategy
Publisher Introversion Software
Developer Introversion Software
Platforms Xbox 360
Released 11.02.2010
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Summary Over thousands of generations the peaceful Darwinians have been evolving in a beautiful digital world, but now their whole way of life is under threat from a devastating computer virus that has infected their world and decimated their numbers. Without your protection they don't stand a chance, and it’s up to you to lead them into battle to recapture their lost world in Darwinia+! Once you've proven your command ability, take your Darwinian army online and challenge your friends to strategic combat, as tribes of Darwinians slaughter one another in a desperate struggle for supremacy.


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