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The Player's Choice Awards 2014 - Part Two!

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Our month long celebration of the 2014 games continues, as we open up voting on Best Indie RPG, Best Indie MMO, and Best "Almost MMO".

Now it's important to note that the games nominated in each of these categories are those that officially LAUNCHED in the calendar year 2014. So if you don't see one from 2013 listed, or one that's only entered beta or early access, fret not. It will get its chance in the next round of awards or our veteran categories still to come.

We're including Destiny and Elite in the "Almost MMO" category as well, because we believe that in the coming years we're going to see a lot of games that straddle the line between simply multiplayer and MMO. In the coming years we might just begin to call them MMOs, but for now games like Destiny and Elite will share the category with MOBAs and CCGs like Hearthstone. We'll change our policy in the next year depending on what you all think.

In terms of games like Starbound, Rust, and so forth in the Indie MMO category, we believe that since these games can host dozens of players in one shared persistent world that they should count as MMOs. And that's a distinction we've been making for years now since Jon and Dana's time at the helm.

For now, take a look at these three categories and make your voices heard!  These polls will be open until sometime Saturday, January the 17th.

Good luck to all the entrants!

The Best Independent MMO of 2014

Best Independent MMO of 2014

3.7% » Ancients of Fasaria
5.3% » Astro Lords: Oort Cloud
9.0% » Nether
41.8% » Rust
32.0% » Starbound
8.1% » Therian Saga

(Voting is now closed. Final results are shown.)

The The Best Independent RPG of 2014

Best Independent RPG of 2014

1.6% » Boot Hill Heroes
1.3% » Bound By Flame
2.1% » Costume Quest 2
45.3% » Divinity: Original Sin
5.4% » Legend of Grimrock 2
7.1% » Lords of the Fallen
8.9% » The Banner Saga
5.1% » The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing 2
7.1% » Transistor
16.1% » Wasteland 2

(Voting is now closed. Final results are shown.)

The Best Almost MMO of 2014

Best Almost MMO of 2014

26.3% » Destiny
23.5% » Elite: Dangerous
24.6% » Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
16.6% » SMITE
1.3% » Strife
7.7% » The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

(Voting is now closed. Final results are shown.)



William Murphy

Bill is the former Managing Editor of MMORPG.com, RTSGuru.com, and lover of all things gaming. He's been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002, and you can harass him and his views on Twitter @thebillmurphy.