The Edge Awards 2012: alternative awards

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Saddest dog murder

Hotline Miami
Format PC Publisher Dennaton Games Developer In-house

Hotline Miami is a deliciously transgressive evocation of the video nasty, and yet there’s a point at which it becomes too much. Rubber masks you don before each killing spree confer special powers; the canine one makes the game’s slavering Alsatians bound to you with love in their hearts, and yet you must butcher them all the same to beat the level. Poor pooches.