10 Games That Should Be Nominated for an Oscar

10 Games That Should Be Nominated for an Oscar
From N4G - March 3, 2018
strayanalog23h ago

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Final Fantasy 7, Half-Life 2: The Academy just does not like sci-fi, so if something like Blade Runner can only grab a nomination for their technical achievements then beyond that they would not rise. Best way to grab a big win would be to make it in 3D animation and hope Pixar does not make a film that year.

Alan Wake: A film comparison would be that of Stephen King or H.P. Lovecraft, so a decent return at the box office would be all that would be allotted.

The Last of Us: Not oscar material, in my opinion. Probably a highly talked about movie for its year, most likely would get modest returns at the box office, critically loved, but that's about it. A sequel would be announced pretty fast, what with the current film climate.
(I am more than aware this is a "trigger" game for some, and defending comes fast, so if you disagree surely you can tell me why or the point I am missing. My case is Children of Men and The Road, both closely related to The Last of Us. If Children of Men ca not land a simple writing win then TLoU wo not.)

Spec-Ops: The Line: If it were nominated for Best Picture it would lose. Case in point: Saving Private Ryan. Case against that point: The Hurt Locker.

Uncharted 2: If an Indiana Jones movie ca not win, then Nathan Drake does not stand a chance. Let's say it would be a box office success with its humor and adventure.

Metal Gear Solid 3 and Gone Home: I would not say Oscar material, but more like a Cult Classic. I am not sure too many people would watch it.

Red Dead Redemption: Last time a western won Best Picture (unless you count No Country for Old Men) was 1992's Unforgiven. And Red Dead is not Unforgiven. Red Dead would probably be fondly looked at by Western fans, because it's like a Spaghetti Western, but it's a huge stretch for an Oscar. I would love it to be nominated if it were a film, but considering how things are now it would get snubbed.


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