The downloadable game market is becoming more and more difficult to define. For the purposes of this category, we decided that we would only consider games which are exclusively available via download. We included any downloadable game which was not for a handheld platform (those were included in the handheld category coming later).
We also decided that Minecraft, while exclusively available as a download, was more suited to the PC category. So for those of you hoping to see Mojang’s blocky blockbuster here, come back when we publish our PC Game of the Year results and you might see it on that chart.
As with all categories, we asked for nominations of games which we thought were deserving of consideration. Each member of staff was then asked to submit a top three and those results were counted up and the below chart compiled.
So, without further ado, we’re pleased to announce that TheSixthAxis’ Downloadable Game of the Year 2011 is the delectable RPG, Bastion.