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chuckd21
12-14-10, 03:20 PM
Just a place for everyone to voice their choices. I'll start.

OVERALL GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
-- Runners Up: Deadly Premonition, Alan Wake

MUSIC/RHYTHM GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Rock Band 3 (Xbox 360)

RACING GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (Xbox 360)
-- Runner Up: Blur

DOWNLOADABLE GAME OF THE YEAR (XBLA, PSN, etc.):
* Pinball FX 2 (XBLA)
-- Runner Up: Pac-Man CE DX (XBLA)

MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Words With Friends (iPhone)

GAME OF THE YEAR (Had I Played Them When They Actually Came Out):
* Batman Arkham Asylum & Dead Space (tie)

"CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR" NICE TRY OF THE YEAR:
* Alpha Protocol and Metro 2033 (tie)

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR:
* Game Room (XBLA)

Groucho
12-14-10, 03:24 PM
GAME OF THE YEAR:
Red Dead Redemption

BEST OPEN WORLD GAME:
Red Dead Redemption

BEST WESTERN:
Red Dead Redemption

BEST DLC:
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

BEST MULTIPLAYER:
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

UncleGramps
12-14-10, 03:25 PM
Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
Runner up: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

fumanstan
12-14-10, 03:40 PM
Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2

Breaking it down into random genre's seem funny to me with the only purpose to mention games that you like but aren't quite the best of the year (Groucho's post not withstanding) :lol:

Obi-Wan Jabroni
12-14-10, 03:46 PM
GOTY: Red Dead Redemption

RichC2
12-14-10, 03:47 PM
OVERALL GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Heavy Rain (I'll be the only one, but I love me some interactive movies)

MUSIC/RHYTHM GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Rock Band 3 (Xbox 360)

DOWNLOADABLE GAME OF THE YEAR (XBLA, PSN, etc.):
* Super Meat Boy (XBLA)

INNOVATIVE GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Dance Central

chuckd21
12-14-10, 03:48 PM
Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2

Breaking it down into random genre's seem funny to me with the only purpose to mention games that you like but aren't quite the best of the year (Groucho's post not withstanding) :lol:

Mostly, that was the reason, yes. It's difficult for me to compare something like Mass Effect 2, which is story based and essentially close-ended to a racing or rhythm game, which are played totally differently.

Chew
12-14-10, 04:14 PM
Mass Effect 2 gets my vote for game of the year as well.

Edit to add: My Disappointment of the year goes to Fable 3

starseed1981
12-14-10, 04:22 PM
OVERALL GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360)
-- Runners Up: Heavy Rain (PS3) , Red Dead Redemption (PS3)

ACTION / ADVENTURE GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
-- Runners Up: Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow (Xbox 360)

DOWNLOADABLE GAME OF THE YEAR (XBLA, PSN, etc.):
* Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (PSN)
-- Runner Up: Limbo (XBLA)

GAME OF THE YEAR (Had I Played Them When They Actually Came Out):
* Borderlands (360)

DLC OF THE YEAR
*Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (PS3)

"CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR" NICE TRY OF THE YEAR:
* Epic Mickey (Wii)
-- Runner Up: Halo : Reach (Xbox 360)

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR:
* Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)

Daryl
12-14-10, 04:31 PM
Game of the Year: Red Dead Redemption
Sports Game of the Year: MLB the Show '10
Close but no Cigar: NCAA 2011
Disappointment of the Year: Crackdown 2

nickdawgy
12-14-10, 04:38 PM
Game of the Year: Fallout New Vegas
Sports Game of the Year: NBA 2k11
Flop of the Year: Medal of Honor
Multiplayer of the Year: Call of Duty Black Ops
Story of the Year: Red Dead Redemption
RPG of the Year: Final Fantasy XIII

MrX
12-14-10, 04:45 PM
Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
Runner up: Red Dead Redemption

Surprise of the Year: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Downloadable GotY: Limbo

jdpatri
12-14-10, 04:47 PM
OVERALL GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Red Dead Redemption

MUSIC/RHYTHM GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Rock Band 3

RACING GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Need For Speed Hot Pursuit

SPORTS GAME OF THE YEAR:
* NHL11

DOWNLOADABLE GAME OF THE YEAR (XBLA, PSN, etc.):
* Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR:
* Metroid: Other M

Decker
12-14-10, 05:40 PM
Overall Game of the Year :
* Red Dead Redemption

Most Interesting New Game Experience
* Heavy Rain with Move Controls

XBLA Game of the Year
* Pinball FX2 / Marvel Pinball

PSN Game of the Year
* Joe Danger

PC Game of the Year:
* Starcraft 2
Honorable Mention : Just Cause 2

Biggest Disappointment
* Metroid: Other M

Biggest Surprise:
* Monday Night Combat was actually really fun.

Asshole of the Year
* The prick who stole my brand-new copy of Call Of Duty Black Ops Hardened Edition while his Realtor showed him my house.

Unanswerable Quandary of the Year:
* Am I actually getting my $50's worth from Playstation Plus?

Deftones
12-14-10, 06:25 PM
mass effect 2 for game of the year for me.

Michael Corvin
12-14-10, 06:35 PM
Doesn't Chess usually do these threads?

GOTY: Bioshock 2
Downloadable GOTY: Pac-Man: CE DX

FatTony
12-14-10, 07:29 PM
Best console games (PS3): Rock Band 3, Just Cause 2, Bioshock 2, God of War III
Best downloadable game: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Best portable games: Picross 3D (DS), WordFeud (Android)
Biggest disappointments: Red Dead Redemption, Green Day Rock Band
On the to-play list: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Split/Second

Edit: Wow, compared to my 2009 list (http://forum.dvdtalk.com/9889037-post36.html), I either didn't play as many games (entirely possible, I had a Gamefly account in 2009, but not 2010), or 2010 just wasn't as exciting for games.

Quake1028
12-14-10, 10:53 PM
OVERALL GAME OF THE YEAR
http://i.imgur.com/3zTBT.jpg
Gran Turismo 5

SPORTS GAME OF THE YEAR
http://i.imgur.com/Q2YIX.jpg
NBA 2K11

DIGITAL GAME OF THE YEAR
http://i.imgur.com/XJS7O.jpg
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

Raul3
12-14-10, 11:03 PM
We need a new thread with a poll.

Goty: RDR

I also loved Bioshock 2, Alan Wake, AC:B, FIFA 11, Fallout:NV and a few others.

chase3001
12-14-10, 11:31 PM
Game of the Year: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Very close second: Red Dead Redemption

atxbomber
12-14-10, 11:32 PM
Mass Effect 2

Supermallet
12-15-10, 12:25 AM
Game of the Year
Red Dead Redemption

Best Story of the Year
Mass Effect 2

Most Annoying DLC of the Year
Rock Band 3

NiCK Crush
12-15-10, 01:50 AM
Super Mario Galaxy 2

chess
12-15-10, 07:58 AM
Doesn't Chess usually do these threads?

GOTY: Bioshock 2
Downloadable GOTY: Pac-Man: CE DX

Usually, but this is "Official". ;)

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game-talk/566393-2009-game-year-goty-thread.html

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game-talk/521210-2007-game-year-goty-thread.html

I think my favorite game this year was Super Mario Galaxy 2.

dvdjunkie32
12-15-10, 09:05 AM
My awards:


GOTY 2010 - Mass Effect 2

Best Graphics - God of War 3

Biggest Letdown - Alpha Protocol

Best DLC - RDR Undead Nightmare

Surprise Hit - Vanquish

chuckd21
12-15-10, 09:07 AM
Usually, but this is "Official". ;)

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game-talk/566393-2009-game-year-goty-thread.html

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/video-game-talk/521210-2007-game-year-goty-thread.html

I think my favorite game this year was Super Mario Galaxy 2.

My bad. :sad:

slop101
12-15-10, 10:51 AM
For me, Just Cause 2, just 'cause I put more hours into that than any other game this year - over 50. A very lean, balls-to-the-wall, enjoyable 50 hours that didn't waste my time with having to scan planets or forcing me to ride a slow-ass horse everywhere.

DGibFen
12-15-10, 11:15 AM
GOTY: Mass Effect 2

Best Music Game: Rock Band 3

Best DLC Game: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Best Racing Game: Gran Turismo 5

Biggest Disappointment: Gran Turismo 5 (I like the game, but it feels unfinished and still needs a lot of tweaking - even after a 5 year development cycle).

cruzness
12-15-10, 11:29 AM
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR:
Medal of Honor

BEST PLATFORMER: (I played this year)
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time

BEST MUSIC/RHYTHM GAME:
DJ Hero 2

BEST RACING GAME:
Modnation Racers

BEST SPORTS GAME:
NCAA Football 11

BEST SHOOTER:
Call of Duty Black Ops

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE:
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

BEST DLC:
Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare

BEST MULTIPLAYER:
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

BEST GRAPHICS:
God of War 3

BEST GAMEPLAY:
God of War 3

BEST CONSOLEINNOVATION:
Kinect

BEST PC INNOVATION:
Minecraft

DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR:
Rockstar San Diego

GAME OF THE YEAR:
Red Dead Redemption
Runner Up: God of War 3, Bioshock 2

Mossy Plato
12-15-10, 11:29 AM
the best games I have played in 2010
Mass Effect 2
RDR
Fallout New Vegas
Defense Grid

chess
12-15-10, 06:07 PM
My bad. :sad:

No worries. I wasn't terribly excited about anything this year anyway...much weaker than last year IMO.

Jam Master Jay
12-15-10, 06:17 PM
Best games I played in 2010:

Red Dead Redemption
Mass Effect 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
NBA 2K11
DJ Hero 2

Biggest Disappointments: Fable III & Medal of Honor

maxfisher
12-15-10, 10:02 PM
1. Red Dead Redemption - GOTY, hands down
2. Alan Wake
3. BioShock 2
4. Darksiders
5. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
6. Dead Rising 2
7. Just Cause 2
8. Lego Harry Potter
9. Halo: Reach
10. Splinter Cell: Conviction

Biggest disappointment that continues to astound me in how many people like it: Heavy Rain

Games that I bought that might have made the top ten, except I haven't gotten around to playing them yet: Mass Effect 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Fallout: New Vegas

mattysemo247
12-15-10, 10:33 PM
360: Halo Reach
Runner Up: Bioshock 2

PS3: God of War 3
Runner Up: GT5

Wii: Super Mario Galaxy 2
Runner Up: Donkey Kong

musick
12-15-10, 11:09 PM
GOTY - Heavy Rain

Supermallet
12-15-10, 11:25 PM
For me, Just Cause 2, just 'cause I put more hours into that than any other game this year - over 50. A very lean, balls-to-the-wall, enjoyable 50 hours that didn't waste my time with having to scan planets or forcing me to ride a slow-ass horse everywhere.

The stuff that happened while I was riding that slow-ass horse was more interesting than any part of Just Cause 2.

MrX
12-16-10, 12:10 AM
Who has two thumbs and was the star of the most disappointing game of the year?

http://xboxlivemedia.ign.com/xboxlive/image/article/102/1021596/comic-jumper-20090904101108155_640w.jpg

slop101
12-16-10, 12:32 AM
The stuff that happened while I was riding that slow-ass horse was more interesting than any part of Just Cause 2.I'm sorry that you find tedium interesting.

mhg83
12-16-10, 08:18 AM
GOTY: Mario Galaxy. Best downloadable game: Super Meat Boy. Most disappointing: Fable 3.

Hokeyboy
12-16-10, 12:26 PM
Here are the console games I bought this year that I truly enjoyed:

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Mass Effect 2
Red Dead Redemption
Rock Band 3

In terms of which game delivered the most overall satisfaction, I gotta go with Red Dead Redemption, by far. RB3 is a great game and a quantum step ahead, but it's not perfect (wonky at moments, "All Instrument Mode", DLC). ACB is worth the price of admission as continuation of AC2 but with enough new features and gameplay to keep it fresh and exciting, but the game gets rushed and sloppy towards the end, and the ending is not as interesting or satisfying as the end of AC2. ME2 is a fantastic sequel that improves upon the original considerably (although the storyline isn't quite as compelling), and is probably runner-up.

But RDR provided that great mix of gameplay, environment, DLC, multiplayer, and perhaps most importantly storytelling. I really cared about the characters enough to not even bother skipping the cut scenes (quality voice-acting from the cast throughout). Aside from all of that, the damn game was so much FUN. The game represents the whole package of what I'm looking for when I fire up the console. Besides the love that dare not speak its name.

Maxflier
12-16-10, 12:33 PM
Game of the Year
MLB 10: The Show

Runner Up
NBA 2K11


I have no bias towards sports games, but these two games were just so rediculously well done (although not perfect), that they hold the top spots for me this year.

chuckd21
12-16-10, 01:22 PM
Game of the Year
MLB 10: The Show

Runner Up
NBA 2K11


I have no bias towards sports games, but these two games were just so rediculously well done (although not perfect), that they hold the top spots for me this year.

Those were the only two sports games I didn't play this year. Couldn't pick a Best Sports Game between NCAA, Madden and Tiger Woods though... they were all so ho-hum.

fumanstan
12-16-10, 03:05 PM
NBA 2K11 would be one of my runner ups as well. Great game.

kefrank
12-16-10, 04:48 PM
My personal favorite this year was:

Donkey Kong Country Returns

chess
12-29-10, 02:50 PM
Changing my vote to Battlefield: Bad Company 2. For some reason I was thinking it came out in 2009, but apparently it was released in March.

The multiplayer in that game is jawdroppingly good.

Dan
12-29-10, 02:58 PM
OVERALL GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Fallout: New Vegas (Xbox 360)

MUSIC/RHYTHM GAME OF THE YEAR:
* DJ Hero 2 (Xbox 360)

DOWNLOADABLE GAME OF THE YEAR (XBLA, PSN, etc.):
* Scott Pilgrim (XBLA)
-- Runner Up: Super Meat Boy (XBLA)

MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR:
* Word Feud (Android)
-- Runner up. Angry Birds Seasons (Android)

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR:
* Game Room (XBLA)

CreatureX
12-29-10, 05:10 PM
GOTY 2010 - Super Mario Galaxy 2

Runner Up - Donkey Kong Country Returns

Best Shooter - Sin & Punishment: Star Successor

Best Fighter - Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Best Graphics - Kirby's Epic Yarn

Best RPG - Golden Sun: Dark Dawn

Best Downloadable Game - Fluidity

Best Puzzle Game - Picross 3D

Biggest Disappointment - Metroid: Other M :sad: