The year is almost over, which means it's time to issue our list of nominations for the many awards we plan to hand out.

There were plenty of amazing games this year but perhaps the three that stand head-and-shoulders above the rest are Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , Killzone 2 and Assassin's Creed II . This unbelievable trio of the best of the best nailed down the majority of nominations, although we of course had to pay tribute to other gems, like Batman: Arkham Asylum , inFamous , Dragon Age: Origins , Street Fighter IV , and others. The question is, which titles do you think will win? That's the entire point of this little preview, after all; to generate a good amount of discussion. Also, if you have an idea for an award that we haven't thought of, feel free to let us know. It's certainly not too late to add one!

The winners will be announced when the year closes, on either December 31 or January 1, so stay tuned…

2009 Game of The Year Awards Nominations

Best Graphics

Best Music

Best Sound Effects

Best Acting

Best Writing

Best Multiplayer Game

Best Artistry/Art Direction

Most Original/Innovative

Most Overlooked

Most Anticipated Game

Best Downloadable Game

Best Puzzle Game

Best Music/Rhythm Game

Best Racing Game

Best Sports Game

Best RPG

Best Fighting Game

Best Shooter

Best Action/Adventure Game

Game of the Year

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hellish_devil
hellish_devil
10 years ago

Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2… Really hard. I'll go for Uncharted

But the best category is the "Most Anticipated Games". And those will surely be the nominees for GOTY 2010

As for the best music, I don't know why not a single webpage at least nominated Killzone 2. That game had an AWESOME soundtrack.

And since this is one of the few webpages that is almost xbots-free, the best shooter category hopefully will not be won by MW2. At least Killzone will hopefully get an award there.


Last edited by hellish_devil on 12/21/2009 9:53:12 PM

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

What does MW2 have to do with xbots?

leatherface
leatherface
10 years ago

i sold my sold, too.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
10 years ago

Cause xbots are the ones who mostly play MW2.

Besides, Most in the site will agree with me when I say that Killzone 2 is better than MW2, cause here we appreciate a game for what it is, not for the hype that surrounds it.

Xbots, on the other hand, just buy a game for the hype, they do not care if it is good or not.


Last edited by hellish_devil on 12/22/2009 9:02:03 AM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

Best example, Halo STD

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

When the MW2 leaderboard is at 4.25 million right now and growing, you can hardly say that the 360 is dominating the online community.

Imagi
Imagi
10 years ago

The hype is though. Besides what else have xbots got, that and Halo which they are starting to to get board of. (how long did it take for that penny to drop…oh it is still in freefall)

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

@ hellish_devil – It is not that xbots are the ones who mostly play MW2, it is that xbots only have MW2 to play.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
10 years ago

Good point *thumbs up*. And as far as I know, The are millions of 360 out there, so what you want to say is that many of those 360 owners will buy MW2, thus leading to the conclusion that: where MW2 wins best shooter, and people vote for the winners, means that that site is infested with xbots.


Last edited by hellish_devil on 12/22/2009 10:00:30 PM

to_far_apart
to_far_apart
10 years ago

that's one impressive list of games there.

inkme101
inkme101
10 years ago

REALLY???? UFC UNDISPUTED DIDNT GET A NOD IN THE SPORTS OR FIGHTING CATEGORIES????? c'mon ben geeeez

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

Agreed. It's a good fighting game, albeit not a great one.

But it does deserve a nomination in my book as well.

Sir Shak
Sir Shak
10 years ago

Killzone 2 for best acting ? As much as I love the game , I have to say that Rico and Natko are a curse on gaming and I get a little dumber every time I hear either of them speak .


Last edited by Sir Shak on 12/21/2009 9:46:46 PM

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
10 years ago

You beat me to it. Killzone 2, best acting? Obviously a typo. Shouldn't be in there. It discredits the other great nominations for best acting.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

inFamous had some great acting too as long as you consider it is in the comic book realm.

inkme101
inkme101
10 years ago

other than that its an uncharted sweep except a couple that MW2 deserve

Charger7302
Charger7302
10 years ago

Hopefully Killzone 2 wins Game of The Year, but we all know how much Ben loves Chloe……

Doosharm
Doosharm
10 years ago

Why isn't Brutal Legend a best music nominee?

Deadman
Deadman
10 years ago

Or PJ Shooter? that has a better soundtrack than Shatter.

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

Cause like Marilyn Manson sang, "Rock is dead"?

Bo0mKiiD
Bo0mKiiD
10 years ago

Do I get to vote? If so, where?

kevinater321
kevinater321
10 years ago

Wow, lots of nominees. Uncharted 2 will obviusly win the most here but i think that ratchet and clank is a better game than assasins creed 2 and infamouse, so i hope that wins some award mainly best action adventure. But we all know how much Ben liked AC2. But why isn't pj shooter in any of these (i might of missed it though). It is my second fav psn title this year (aside from fat princess) and it doesn't even get nominated!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

How can you put SF4 in as a game of the year nominee and NOT have the PS3's BEST SELLING GAME Modern Warfare 2 in? This will cause this site to lose ALOT of respect. MW2 destroyed Uncharted 2 in sells. Why? Because the majority of gamers like that type of game better.

American gamers have spoken. All 3 million US PS3 gamers that bought MW 2. How many American PS3 gamers bought Uncharted 2? 600k? lol.

Bo0mKiiD
Bo0mKiiD
10 years ago

Mediocre gameplay, buggy multiplayer. This game was rushed. If they took the time to refine it, i'm sure it would replace SF 4.

Who_KilledMe
Who_KilledMe
10 years ago

I do think that mw2 deserved a nomination for game of the year, but I disagree with your reasoning. You say it was the biggest selling ps3 game so therefore it deserves to be nominated.

You are also making it sound as though uncharted was not as good of a game with your evidence being sales again. Sales should have absolutely nothing to do with award nominations in my opinion.

If that was the case, Demon's Souls would not have been nominated for anything on any site, and from what I hear it is a great game. Plus there would be so many crap wii games that would be ahead of Uncharted 2 for game of the year if people followed your reasoning. Sales and awards should have nothing to do with each other in any industry.

I agree that it's a shocker that mw2 was not nominated, but can't you come up with better reasons than sales. How about that it's just all around awesome. As for who I think deserves game of the year, I would say either killzone 2 or uncharted 2. Those were the best. Modern Warfare 2 would be third in my mind. But definitely deserved at least a nomination, great game.


Last edited by Who_KilledMe on 12/21/2009 11:10:11 PM

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Drithe, you are right, but you will never convince the elites that roam around here.

___________
___________
10 years ago

no.
it sold so well because its a well known IP.
theres allot of IW bitches.
and its got the best MP mode going around.
and since when does selling well get you into the GOTY nominations?
if so, than mario brothers wii should be there, and wii fit should of been there last year.
i thought it was only xbots that were huffed up on sales figures.

randomname
randomname
10 years ago

Go play some Battlefield, noob.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Sales do not equal quality.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
10 years ago

Drithe as much as i agree to what your trying to say you obvisouly cant get your facts straight! Uncharted 2 has sold well more than 600k… Just cus a game sells well doesnt make it a GOTY nominee. Its all about quality!

i will agree that MW2 deserves a GOTY nomination atleast but PSXE doesnt like it which i seen coming! You cant discredit a good game, but it has been discredited here time and again by even the readers because KZ2 is a great game. with that said just cus KZ2 is great doesnt mean MW2 is bad. just my opinion. That seems to be the only logical reason a lot of readers have, "KZ2 is so much better", cool i agree but that dont mean MW2 is horrible.

I will say though DRITHE you spoke with no intentions of respect or facts and probably are a fanboy of sorts…

I guess all in all it dont really matter cus Unchared 2 deserves the win!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 12/22/2009 12:44:17 AM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

We're not interested in "respect" from anyone who equates quality with sales.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
10 years ago

Ben-
I agree.

In the case of MW2 though, the sales reflect on a good game! In some cases though that doesnt happen! But i believe you wrote an article on the comparisons of UC2 and MW2, and that was about good games usually selling well, and you were dissapointed in the sales of UC2 which was excellent. So that relates to this right?.

www
www
10 years ago

I agree sales does not equal quality, but MW2 is better than SFIV or Dragon Age. You couldn't say you disagree with all those sites that contributed to getting MW2 that 94 overall critic score, and that's higher than both of those games mentioned.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
10 years ago

As far as MW2 is concerned:

Mw2 is my greatest disappointment for the generation. I really wanted to love it after the PERFECT Cod4. What they tried to create was a frantic more team oriented FPS but created campfests with people so addicted to killstreaks you will mistake CTF for TDM….

Well there is always Battlefield Bad Company 2….

***Edit***
I just want it to be known I think that it is more so the players that have made this game disgusting to me. The hacked leaderboards which don't mean shit anymore, the prestige 10 that everyone hacked as well, the underpowered snipers with overpowered dual-shotties. Just I'm done with it…


Last edited by Wage SLAVES on 12/22/2009 5:34:15 AM

JackC8
JackC8
10 years ago

Like I always say, if sales = quality, the McDonald's hamburger wins "food of the year", every year.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

I agree that MW2 should have been nominated at least, but come on man..

To say this site loses respect because it did not include MW2 on it's list is rather foolish.

Arvis
Arvis
10 years ago

Alienange,

You and Drithe or wrong, but I'm sure we'll never convince you of that.

For me, a GOTY nominee has to be… I don't know… GOOD. MW2 does not meet that criteria.

-Arvis

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
10 years ago

Arvis-

i have an opinion too! you're wrong. I think MW2 is excellent, and ill probably never be able to convince you of that. See i can do it too, funny how that works!

The difference between you and i though is i still think all the other nominees deserve to be up there along with MW2. Just cus i think MW2 should be atleast nominated doesnt mean i think it should win, and doesnt mean that i think its somehow better than all the other games nominated. just cus you dont like a game (MW2 in particular) Doesn't mean other people wont! Just cus you have an opinion doesnt mean its the right one! Thats why games are so great they always cater to someone, but thats what makes the industry horrible, is people become fanboys of sorts and push there opinion! anyways as i said just cus a game should be nominated doesnt mean it should win GOTY necessarily, Uncharted 2 deserves that honor this year!

BTW PSXE gave MW2 an 8.9 thats a great score. so if your somehow trying to say that all PSXE wont be able to convince the people who enjoy MW2 that its in your opinion a bad game, i think your mistaken, because that score proves its a great game on this website!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 12/22/2009 4:06:58 PM

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

Pretty sure we never said MW2 wasn't a great game. We simply feel it doesn't quite deserve to be up there among the top four or five of the year.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Right. PSXE does agree that MW2 is a great game. The part I like about what Drithe is saying, is that MW2 should be sitting as a nominee instead of SF4. Which by the way is so poor they have to release SSF4 to make up for it.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
10 years ago

ben-

Im not sure if you commenting or reffering to what i said but, just so you know i was saying you guys gave it an 8.9 which is all i was saying. and in my opinion an 8.9 is a great score! I never said or was trying to imply you guys said it wasnt a good game.

Arvis
Arvis
10 years ago

I was spoofing Alienange's comment. MW2 is not your child. No need to be so protective.

-Arvis

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
10 years ago

Where's NHL 10 for best sports title? It's more enjoyable than those other picks. And Borderlands wins over those other shooters in my opinion as well.

Slimcere
Slimcere
10 years ago

I have to agree again NHL 10 deserves sports game of the year.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
10 years ago

How about a "Best Developer/Game Studio" category? My vote would go to Naughty Dog for Uncharted 2 or Rocksteady for actually making a great Batman game.

Swim_Irr
Swim_Irr
10 years ago

If there was a developer of the year catagory, I think I woould have to lean towards guerilla for their constant support for kz2 multiplayer. I know many were upset about no co-op, but still.

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
10 years ago

Yeah, Guerilla did a great job with KZ2.

sunspider13
sunspider13
10 years ago

Noms for "Best Developer/Studio"

Naughty Dog
Guerilla
rocksteady
Insomnaic

coldbore
coldbore
10 years ago

Where's pokemon soul silver? Haha jks, I think it's mainly a contest between assassins creed II, killzone 2, and uncharted, also like to predict that gran turismo will be the most anticipated, just saying lol

Linseed
Linseed
10 years ago

Tough choice… Uncharted 2 and Assassin's Creed 2… They're tied ; ;