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AniHawk
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(02-19-2012, 08:06 AM)
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(bold) = position is higher than in 2008
(normal) = no change
(red) = position is lower than in 2008

Original Results from 2008:
2008’s GOTY Awards

And so Doctor Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap... will be the leap home.

Out of 216 games...

Game of the Year (1): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Playstation 3)

Originally Posted by Lion Heart

Still the best game this gen.

Originally Posted by The_Darkest_Red

It's insane, crazy, and completely nonsensical --- and that's just a few of the many reasons why I love it so much. MGS4 was an incredible follow-up to my personal favorite game of all time, and while it had its faults I will still always remember it as one of my favorite gaming experiences.

Originally Posted by Shtof

You can say what you want about the story elements, but you can't deny the incredibly fine-tuned gameplay and those impeccable controls that let you do all that crazy stuff other games won't let you. Most games today won't even let you crouch without a low wall.

2. (3) Fallout 3 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Originally Posted by FrontalMonk

Everyone (including myself) was scared that Bethesda would ruin Fallout and make it "Oblivion with Guns". You know what? It kinda was. It was still pretty awesome. Living in the DC Metro area, and knowing BethSoft does too (heck, Rockville's like an hour's drive from me), I was hoping they would get it right. Let me tell you, the moment you emerged from one of the tunnels into a metro station was one of those moments in gaming where I just had to stop, look around and go "whoa...", because they nailed it. They really nailed it. Damnit, now I want to play FO3 again.

3. (14) Mirror's Edge (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Originally Posted by Haunted

What a great game. A bold art style using stark, strong, primary neon colours in a realistic yet varied city environment. What Breakdown attempted the generation before, Mirror's Edge did, transmitting the weight, feeling and movements of a person (and not only a disembodied gun) to the player in first person, coupling it with parkour-inspired, flowing platforming gameplay that hasn't been replicated quite like that since then.

4. (7) Dead Space (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Originally Posted by Orellio

The third person shooter perfected. The highs aren't quite as high as Resident Evil 4 but it is much more consistently excellent, with better gameplay and setting. Also one of the more un-nerving games I've played. If you didn't like it so much, I'd bet it's because you played on normal. On normal it was a bog standard shooter with too much ammo. On hard it became something else entirely: Survival horror with limited ammo and credits to the point where you always had to decide between upgrading a weapon/your suit, or stocking up on ammo or health. Just a great, great game that would be in my top 5 of the gen.

5. (16) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (Playstation 2)

Originally Posted by Crewnh

The best RPG I've ever played. Fantastic set of characters, an engrossing mystery story, a really slick anime aesthetic, an awesome catchy JPOP-y soundtrack and a battle system that is challenging but also a lot of fun. All of it meshes together perfectly to form the swan song for the PS2, and what a way to go

6. (6) Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Originally Posted by AleeN634

while not as funny as the PS2 series, GTA still stands out as the modern day open world game that no other (that I've played) has matched.

7. (11) Valkyria Chronicles (Playstation 3)

Originally Posted by Dark Schala

This game, from the Skies of Arcadia team, ended up revolutionizing the SRPG genre with its BLiTZ turn-based battle system, where the units can be controlled in an SRPG manner, but then the game zooms in on the individual units during the Action mode where the game becomes a real-time affair, while Target Mode allowed the player to execute attacks. Because of its system combining third-person attacks with a strategy interface, it’s very refreshing and stands out from the rest of the SRPGs out there. It’s also extremely beautiful, and the way everything flows in terms of art and music warms me up inside. This is probably one of the very few RPGs which handled a love story correctly, by the way.

8. (9) Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

Originally Posted by SpacePirate Ridley

Best museum of Nintendo gaming ever. Melee is posibly the better fighter, but all around Brawl is the better game.

9. (4) Left 4 Dead (PC, Xbox 360)

Originally Posted by sonicmj1

Valve really succeeded in making a replayable, constantly-exciting co-op experience. There's just enough randomness to provide tension every time you play. Some of that faded away once people realized how to exploit parts of the system, but those first nights with the game near launch were some of the best experiences I've ever had playing games.

10. (2) LittleBigPlanet (PlayStation 3)

Originally Posted by daegan

I never in a million years expected the challenge the story levels present towards the end. I've played a ton of wonderful levels (libidius!) that challenge what I thought could be done in a console game editor. When will someone make an accurate Aggro Crag?


RPG of the Year (1): Fallout 3 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)


2. (4) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PlayStation 2)
3. (3) Valkyria Chronicles (Playstation 3)
4. (5) The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)
5. (7) Mother 3 (eng) (Game Boy Advance)

FPS of the Year: Left 4 Dead (PC, Xbox 360)


2. (5) Bioshock (Playstation 3)
3. (3) Far Cry 2 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
4. (7) Battlefield: Bad Company
5. (4) Crysis Warhead (PC)

Racing Game of the Year: (1) Burnout Paradise (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)


2. (2) Wipeout HD (Playstation 3)
3. (3) Mario Kart (Wii)
4. (4) Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (Playstation 3)
5. (6) Pure (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Sports Game of the Year: (4) Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (Playstation 3)


2. (1) NHL 09 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
3. (2) FIFA 09 (Nintendo DS, PC, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation Portable, Wii Xbox 360)
4. (8) Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 (Playstation Portable)
5. (5) MLB 08: The Show (Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation Portable)
5. (9) Madden NFL 2009 (Nintendo DS, PC, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation Portable, Wii Xbox 360)

Fighting Game of the Year: (1) Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)


2. (4) Street Fighter IV (Arcade)
3. (3) Soul Calibur IV (Playstation 3, Xbox 60)
4. (2) Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
5. (7) BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Arcade)

Platforming Game of the Year: (3) Mirror's Edge (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)


2. (1) LittleBigPlanet (Playstation 3)
3. (2) Braid (Xbox 360)
4. (4) Bionic Commando: Rearmed (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
5. (5) PixelJunk Eden (Playstation 3)

Stealth Game of the Year: (1) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Playstation 3)


Strategy Game of the Year: (1) PixelJunk Monsters (Playstation 3)


2. (4) Civilization Revolutions (Nintendo DS, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
3. (2) Sins of a Solar Empire (PC)
4. (3) Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Nintendo DS)
5. (5) King's Bounty: The Legend (PC)

Action Game of the Year: (1) Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)


2. (2) No More Heroes (Wii)
3. (4) Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Nintendo DS)
4. (highlight]3[/highlight]) Mega Man 9 (Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii)
5. (5) Devil May Cry 4 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Adventure Game of the Year: (1) Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)


2. (4) Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations -Europe- (Nintendo DS)
2. (10 Penumbra: Black Plague (PC)
3. (6 Overclocked: A History of Violence (PC)
4. (2) Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure -Europe- (Wii)
5. (11) Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (Playstation 2, Playstation Portable, Wii)

Action-Adventure Game of the Year: (2) Dead Space (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)


2. (1) Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
3. (4 Prince of Persia (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
4. (3) Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360)
5. (5) Saints Row 2 (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Music/Rhythm Game of the Year: (1) Rock Band 2 (Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii)


2. (3) Rez HD (Xbox 360)
3. (2) Audiosurf (PC)
4. (did not list) Patapon 2 (Playstation Portable)
5. (4) Patapon (Playstation Portable)

Puzzle/Parlor Game of the Year: (1) World of Goo (PC, Wii)


3. (3) Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (Xbox 360)
2. (2) Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS)
4. (6) Space Invaders Extreme (Nintendo DS, Playstation Portable)
5. (4) Boom Blox (Wii)

Simulation Games of the Year: 7 Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 (Nintendo DS)

and
(2) Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii) (tie)


3. (3) Viva Piņata: Trouble in Paradise (Xbox 360)
4. (6) Football Manager 2009 (PC)
5. (1) Spore (PC)
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Console/PC Game of the Year: (1) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Playstation 3)

2. (3) Fallout 3 (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
3. (14) Mirror's Edge (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
4. (7) Dead Space (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
5. (16) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (Playstation 2)
6. (6) Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
7. (11) Valkyria Chronicles (Playstation 3)
8. (9) Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
9. (4) Left 4 Dead (PC, Xbox 360)
10. (2) LittleBigPlanet (PlayStation 3)

Multiplatform Game of the Year: (1) Fallout 3 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

2. (7) Mirror's Edge (PC, Xbox 360)
3. (4) Dead Space (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
4. (3) Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
5. (2) Left 4 Dead (PC, Xbox 360)
6. (6) Burnout Paradise (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
7. (6) Rock Band 2 (Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii)
8. (12) Prince of Persia (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
9. (8) World of Goo (PC, Wii)
10. (9) Mega Man 9 (Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii)

PC Game of the Year: (5) The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

2. (6) Mass Effect
3. (1) World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
4. (2) Audiosurf
5. (3) Sins of a Solar Empire
6. (9) King's Bounty: The Legend
7. (4) Crysis Warhead
8. (16) Mount & Blade
9. (13) Assassin's Creed
10. (14) X3: Terran Conflict

Playstation 2 Game of the Year: (1) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

2. (3) Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
3. (2) Yakuza 2
4. (4) Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis
5. (did not list) Soul Nomad and the World Eaters -Europe-

Playstation 3 Game of the Year: (1) Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

2. (3) Valkyria Chronicles
3. (2) LittleBigPlanet
4. (4) Wipeout HD
5. (9) Bioshock
6. (7) PixelJunk Monsters
7. (8) PixelJunk Eden
8. (6) Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
9. (10) Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice
10. (5) Resistance 2

Xbox 360 Game of the Year: (3) Braid

2. (1) Gears of War 2
3. (2) Fable II
4. (6) Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
5. (4) Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
6. (5) Lost Odyssey (tie)
6. (8) Tales of Vesperia (tie)
8. (7) Ninja Gaiden II
9. (10) Rez HD
10. (9) Castle Crashers

Wii Game of the Year: (1) Super Smash Bros. Brawl

2. (2) No More Heroes
3. (3) Mario Kart
4. (6) Okami
5. (8) Wario Land: Shake it!
6. (12) Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn -Europe-
7. (16) Disaster: Day of Crisis
8. (14) Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure -Europe-
9. (5) de Blob
9. (10) LostWinds

Console RPG of the Year: Fallout 3 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Console Platformer of the Year: Mirror's Edge (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Console Action Game of the Year: Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)

Console Action-Adventure Game of the Year: Dead Space (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Console Adventure Game of the Year: Penumbra: Black Plague (PC)

Console FPS of the Year: Left 4 Dead (PC, Xbox 360)

Console Racing Game of the Year: Burnout Paradise (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Console Puzzle Game of the Year: World of Goo (PC, Wii)

Console Music Game of the Year: Rock Band 2 (Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii)

Console Fighting Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

Console Strategy Game of the Year: PixelJunk Monsters (Playstation 3)

Console Sports Game of the Year: Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (Playstation 3)
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Handheld Game of the Year: (1) The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)

2. (4) Mother 3 (Game Boy Advance)
3. (3) Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Nintendo DS)
4. (1) Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS)
5. (5) Chrono Trigger (Nintendo DS)
6. (9) Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)
7. (24) Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations -Europe- (Nintendo DS)
8. (6) Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (Playstation Portable)
9. (8) Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (Nintendo DS)
10. (11) Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Nintendo DS)

Game Boy Advance Game of the Year: (1) Mother 3

Nintendo DS Game of the Year: (1) The World Ends With You

2. (3) Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
3. (2) Professor Layton and the Curious Village
4. (4) Chrono Trigger
5. (6) Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
6. (17) Phoenix Wright Attorney: Trials and Tribulations -Europe-
7. (5) Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
8. (7) Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
9. (9) Final Fantasy IV
10. (15) Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Playstation Portable Game of the Year: (1) Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core

2. (2) God of War: Chains of Olympus
3. (did not list) Patapon 2
4. (3) Patapon
5. (8) Dissidia: Final Fantasy
6. (5) LocoRoco 2
7. (7) Star Ocean: The First Departure
8. (5) Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2
9. (9) Wipeout Pulse
10. (4) Wild Arms XF

Handheld RPG of the Year: The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)

Handheld Platformer of the Year: Kirby Super Star Ultra (Nintendo DS)

Handheld Action Game of the Year: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Nintendo DS)

Handheld Adventure Game of the Year: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)

Handheld Puzzle Game of the Year: Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS)

Handheld Rhythm/Music Game of the Year: Patapon 2 (Playstation Portable)

Handheld Fighting Game of the Year: Dissidia: Final Fantasy (Playstation Portable)

Handheld Racing Game of the Year: Wipeout Pulse (Playstation Portable)

Handheld Strategy Game of the Year: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Nintendo DS)

Handheld Sports Game of the Year: Hot Shots: Open Tee 2 (Playstation Portable)
Speevy
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(02-19-2012, 08:08 AM)
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So I'm glad we settled that again.
AAK
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(02-19-2012, 08:09 AM)
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MGS4 is still my Single Player game of the generatoin.

Well deserved :)
AniHawk
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(02-19-2012, 08:10 AM)
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1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - 1250
2. Fallout 3 - 977
3. Mirror's Edge - 914
4. Dead Space - 781
5. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 - 768
6. Grand Theft Auto IV - 726
7. Valkyria Chronicles - 712
8. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 618
9. Left 4 Dead - 568
10. LittleBigPlanet - 550
11. Braid - 452
12. Burnout Paradise - 437
13. Wipeout HD - 426
14. The World Ends with You - 376
15. Mother 3 (eng) - 308
16. Gears of War 2 - 282
17. Rock Band 2 - 253
18. Prince of Persia - 232
19. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - 225
20. Fable II - 223
21. No More Heroes - 205
22. World of Goo - 199
23. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - 185
24. Mega Man 9 - 182
25. Devil May Cry 4 - 166
26. Persona 3: FES - 165
27. Mass Effect (PC) - 162
28. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 - 152
29. Bioshock (PS3) - 150
30. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - 149
31. Lost Odyssey - 148
31. Tales of Vesperia - 148
33. Mario Kart Wii - 145
34. Far Cry 2 - 143
35. Saint's Row 2 - 140
36. Professor Layton and the Curious Village - 137
37. Ninja Gaiden II - 136
38. Yakuza 2 - 135
39. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - 134
40. Rez HD - 126
41. Chrono Trigger DS - 117
42. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - 110
43. Bionic Commando Rearmed - 106
44. Pixeljunk Monsters - 97
45. PixelJunk Eden - 96
46. Street Fighter IV - 90
46. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (EU) - 90
48. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - 86
49. Castle Crashers - 82
50. Battlefield: Bad Company - 74
51. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - 73
52. Okami (Wii) - 72
53. Audiosurf - 71
54. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen - 69
55. Civilization: Revolutions - 62
55. Bully: Scholarship Edition - 62
57. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin - 59
58. N+ - 58
59. Sins of a Solar Empire - 57
60. God of War: Chains of Olympus - 52
61. SoulCalibur IV - 50
62. Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix - 42
63. Space Invaders Extreme - 39
64. Ikaruga XBLA - 38
64. Final Fantasy IV DS - 38
66. Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice - 37
66. Wario Land: Shake it! - 37
68. King's Bounty: The Legend - 35
68. Crysis Warhead - 35
70. Blazblue - 32
71. Resistance 2 - 31
72. Mount & Blade - 30
72. Patapon 2 - 30
74. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - 28
74. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (EU) - 28
74. Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - 28
74. Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis - 28
74. Call of Duty: World at War - 28
74. Pure - 28
80. Midnight Club: Los Angeles - 26
80. The Last Remnant - 25
80. Disaster: Day of Crisis - 25
83. Lost Odyssey - 24
83. Etrian Odyssey II - 24
83. Patapon - 24
86. Boom Blox - 23
86. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds - 23
88. Bangai-O Spirits - 23
89. Dissidia: Final Fantasy - 22
90. Pokemon Platinum - 21
90. Assassin's Creed (PC) - 21
92. X3: Terran Conflict - 20
92. Loco Roco 2 - 20
92. Sonic Unleashed - 20
92. Infinite Undiscovery - 20
96. Siren: Blood Curse - 19
96. Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection - 19
96. Trackmania United Forever - 19
99. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - 18
99. Portal: Still Alive - 18
101. Penumbra: Black Plague - 17
101. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - 17
101. Rhythm Heaven - 17
101. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (EU) - 17
105. Europa Universalis III: In Nomine - 16
105. NHL 09 - 16
105. de Blob - 16
105. Tomb Raider: Underworld - 16
105. LostWinds - 16
110. Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty - 15
110. STALKER: Clear Sky - 15
110. Overclocked: A History of Violence - 15
113. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - 14
113. FIFA 09 - 14
113. Condemned 2: Bloodshot - 14
113. Soul Bubbles - 14
117. Naruto: Ultimate Storm - 13
117. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom - 13
117. DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu - 13
117. Drakensang - 13
117. Kirby Super Star Ultra - 13
117. Barkley, Shut up and Jam: Gaiden - 13
117. Peggle Nights - 13
124. Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles - 12
124. Gran Turismo 5: Prologue - 12
124. Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 - 12
124. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - 12
124. Animal Crossing: City Folk - 12
129. GRID - 11
129. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - 11
131. Star Ocean: The First Departure - 10
131. Warriors Orochi 2 - 10
131. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride - 10
131. Siren: New Translation - 10
131. Viva Piņata: Trouble in Paradise - 10
131. Banjo-Kazooie XBLA - 10
137. Eternal Sonata (PS3) - 9
137. Peggle - 9
137. Yggdra Union - 9
137. Space Giraffe - 9
141. Soul Nomad & the World Eaters (EU) - 8
141. TNA Impact - 8
141. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 - 8
141. Summon Night: Twin Age - 8
141. Harvey Birdman - 8
141. The Graveyard - 8
141. Aquaria (Mac) - 8
141. Guitar Hero World Tour - 8
141. Super Robot Wars Z - 8
150. Phantasy Star Portable - 7
150. Chaos Head - 7
150. Duke Nukem 3D XBLA - 7
150. Nanashi no Game - 7
150. Fantasy Zone 2 (System 16) - 7
150. Disgaea DS - 7
150. Bleach: Soul Carnival - 7
150. White Knght Chronicles - 7
150. NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams - 7
159. GTR Evolution - 6
159. Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason - 6
159. Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor - 6
159. MLB 08 The Show - 6
159. Flower, Sun and Rain - 6
159. Persona 3 (EU) - 6
159. Madden NFL 2009 - 6
159. Tales of Hearts - 6
159. Mercenaries 2 - 6
159. Cross Edge - 6
159. Spelunky - 6
170. Football Manager 2009 - 5
170. Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1 - 5
170. Shiren the Wanderer - 5
170. Wipeout Pulse - 5
170. Rock Band (EU) - 5
170. MLB Power Pros 2008 - 5
170. Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? - 5
170. Dr. Mario Rx - 5
170. Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories - 5
170. Fortune Arterial - 5
170. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - 5
170. Culdcept Saga - 5
182. Odin Sphere - 4
182. Singstar - 4
182. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (EU) - 4
182. NBA 2K9 - 4
182. Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword - 4
187. Toki Tori - 3
187. Wild Arms XF - 3
187. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - 3
187. Inazuma Eleven - 3
187. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - 3
187. Personal Trainer: Cooking - 3
187. Omega Five - 3
187. Armored Core for Answer - 3
187. Lego Batman - 3
196. Wii Fit - 2
196. Noitu Love 2 - 2
196. Multiwinia - 2
196. Naruto: Broken Bond - 2
196. Ticket to Ride - 2
196. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness - 2
196. Unreal Tournament 3 - 2
196. Spore - 2
196. Auditorium - 2
196. Kung Fu Panda - 2
206. Lumines Supernova - 1
206. Lost Planet PS3 - 1
206. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - 1
206. Metal Slug 7 - 1
206. Wii Music - 1
206. The Settlers: Traditions Edition - 1
206. Tetris Party - 1
206. Top Spin 3 - 1
206. Carneyvale Showtime - 1
206. Sam & Max Season 2 - 1
206. Silent Hill: Homecoming - 1
Radec
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(02-19-2012, 08:10 AM)
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Hahahaters gonna hate!
AniHawk
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(02-19-2012, 08:11 AM)
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i will do the negative points stuff later since i haven't even really started work on them and they're a separate thing anyway
Reg
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(02-19-2012, 08:17 AM)
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so this was a revote for game of the year 2008?
AniHawk
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(02-19-2012, 08:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Reg

so this was a revote for game of the year 2008?

not a revote. this wasn't meant to replace the original list. it's more of a 'what if' since we usually do it at the end of the year and not long afterwards.
AAK
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(02-19-2012, 08:18 AM)
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More of a retrospective rather than a revote.
Radec
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(02-19-2012, 08:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Reg

so this was a revote for game of the year 2008?

No. this is another chance for the bitter mgs4 haters to hate it again and its voters.
Kabouter
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(02-19-2012, 08:21 AM)
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Mirror's Edge, fuck yeah.
Reg
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(02-19-2012, 08:22 AM)
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Gotcha. Well I enjoyed mgs4, so I'm glad it held its position. And Mirror's Edge is great as well!
Thores
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(02-19-2012, 08:23 AM)
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Hey Persona 4 and Valkyria Chronicles got promoted to the Top 10! That's really all I need to be happy with this list.
AniHawk
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(02-19-2012, 08:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Radec

No. this is another chance for the bitter mgs4 haters to hate it again and its voters.

hey, i gave it the biggest picture, its own genre category award, and three times as many quotes as any other game in the top ten!
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(02-19-2012, 08:40 AM)
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Each vote was worth one point

1. Grand Theft Auto IV - 34
2. Metal Gear Solid 4 - 26
3. LittleBigPlanet - 10
4. Gears of War 2 - 7
5. Mirror's Edge - 6
6. Resistance 2 - 5
7. Fable II - 4
8. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 3
8. Far Cry 2 - 3
8. Fallout 3 - 3
8. Left 4 Dead - 3
8. Mario Kart Wii - 3
8. Prince of Persia - 3
14. Braid - 2
14. Burnout Paradise - 2
16. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - 1
16. Lost Odyssey - 1
16. The World Ends With You - 1
16. Bully: Scholarship Edition - 1
16. Wipeout HD - 1
16. Guitar Hero: World Tour - 1
16. World of Goo - 1
16. Persona 4 - 1
16. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - 1
16. No More Heroes - 1
16. Mass Effect (PC) - 1
16. Apollo Justice Ace Attorney - 1
16. TNA Impact - 1
16. Bioshock - 1
16. Boom Blox - 1
16. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - 1
16. Dead Space - 1
16. Lost: Via Domus - 1
16. Animal Crossing: City Folk - 1

with negative points added in, the total standings would look like this
1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - 1224
2. Fallout 3 - 974
3. Mirror's Edge - 908
4. Dead Space - 780
5. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 - 767
6. Valkyria Chronicles - 712
7. Grand Theft Auto IV - 694
8. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 615
9. Left 4 Dead - 565
10. LittleBigPlanet - 540
11. Braid - 450
12. Burnout Paradise - 435
13. Wipeout HD - 425
14. The World Ends with You - 375
15. Mother 3 (eng) - 308
16. Gears of War 2 - 275
17. Rock Band 2 - 253
18. Prince of Persia - 229
19. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - 225
20. Fable II - 219
21. No More Heroes - 204
22. World of Goo - 198
23. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - 185
24. Mega Man 9 - 182
25. Devil May Cry 4 - 166
26. Persona 3: FES - 165
27. Mass Effect (PC) - 161
28. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 - 152
29. Bioshock (PS3) - 149
29. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - 149
31. Tales of Vesperia - 148
32. Lost Odyssey - 147
33. Mario Kart Wii - 142
34. Far Cry 2 - 140
34. Saint's Row 2 - 140
36. Professor Layton and the Curious Village - 137
37. Ninja Gaiden II - 136
38. Yakuza 2 - 135
39. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - 133
40. Rez HD - 126
41. Chrono Trigger DS - 117
42. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - 109
43. Bionic Commando Rearmed - 106
44. Pixeljunk Monsters - 97
45. PixelJunk Eden - 96
46. Street Fighter IV - 90
46. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (EU) - 90
48. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - 85
49. Castle Crashers - 82
50. Battlefield: Bad Company - 74
51. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - 73
52. Okami (Wii) - 72
53. Audiosurf - 71
54. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen - 69
55. Civilization: Revolutions - 62
56. Bully: Scholarship Edition - 61
57. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin - 59
58. N+ - 58
59. Sins of a Solar Empire - 57
60. God of War: Chains of Olympus - 52
61. SoulCalibur IV - 50
62. Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix - 42
63. Space Invaders Extreme - 39
64. Ikaruga XBLA - 38
64. Final Fantasy IV DS - 38
66. Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice - 37
66. Wario Land: Shake it! - 37
68. King's Bounty: The Legend - 35
68. Crysis Warhead - 35
70. Blazblue - 32
71. Mount & Blade - 30
71. Patapon 2 - 30
73. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - 28
73. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (EU) - 28
73. Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift - 28
73. Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis - 28
73. Call of Duty: World at War - 28
73. Pure - 28
79. Midnight Club: Los Angeles - 26
79. Resistance 2 - 26
81. The Last Remnant - 25
81. Disaster: Day of Crisis - 25
83. Lost Odyssey - 24
83. Etrian Odyssey II - 24
83. Patapon - 24
86. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds - 23
86. Bangai-O Spirits - 23
88. Dissidia: Final Fantasy - 22
88. Boom Blox - 22
90. Pokemon Platinum - 21
90. Assassin's Creed (PC) - 21
92. X3: Terran Conflict - 20
92. Loco Roco 2 - 20
92. Sonic Unleashed - 20
92. Infinite Undiscovery - 20
96. Siren: Blood Curse - 19
96. Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection - 19
96. Trackmania United Forever - 19
99. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - 18
99. Portal: Still Alive - 18
101. Penumbra: Black Plague - 17
101. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - 17
101. Rhythm Heaven - 17
101. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (EU) - 17
105. Europa Universalis III: In Nomine - 16
105. NHL 09 - 16
105. de Blob - 16
105. Tomb Raider: Underworld - 16
105. LostWinds - 16
110. Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty - 15
110. STALKER: Clear Sky - 15
110. Overclocked: A History of Violence - 15
113. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - 14
113. FIFA 09 - 14
113. Condemned 2: Bloodshot - 14
113. Soul Bubbles - 14
117. Naruto: Ultimate Storm - 13
117. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom - 13
117. DoDonPachi Daifukkatsu - 13
117. Drakensang - 13
117. Kirby Super Star Ultra - 13
117. Barkley, Shut up and Jam: Gaiden - 13
117. Peggle Nights - 13
124. Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles - 12
124. Gran Turismo 5: Prologue - 12
124. Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 - 12
124. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - 12
128. Animal Crossing: City Folk - 11
128. GRID - 11
128. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - 11
131. Star Ocean: The First Departure - 10
131. Warriors Orochi 2 - 10
131. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride - 10
131. Siren: New Translation - 10
131. Viva Piņata: Trouble in Paradise - 10
131. Banjo-Kazooie XBLA - 10
137. Eternal Sonata (PS3) - 9
137. Peggle - 9
137. Yggdra Union - 9
137. Space Giraffe - 9
141. Soul Nomad & the World Eaters (EU) - 8
141. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 - 8
141. Summon Night: Twin Age - 8
141. Harvey Birdman - 8
141. The Graveyard - 8
141. Aquaria (Mac) - 8
141. Super Robot Wars Z - 8
148. Phantasy Star Portable - 7
148. Guitar Hero World Tour - 7
148. TNA Impact - 7
148. Chaos Head - 7
148. Duke Nukem 3D XBLA - 7
148. Nanashi no Game - 7
148. Fantasy Zone 2 (System 16) - 7
148. Disgaea DS - 7
148. Bleach: Soul Carnival - 7
148. White Knght Chronicles - 7
148. NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams - 7
159. GTR Evolution - 6
159. Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason - 6
159. Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor - 6
159. MLB 08 The Show - 6
159. Flower, Sun and Rain - 6
159. Persona 3 (EU) - 6
159. Madden NFL 2009 - 6
159. Tales of Hearts - 6
159. Mercenaries 2 - 6
159. Cross Edge - 6
159. Spelunky - 6
170. Football Manager 2009 - 5
170. Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1 - 5
170. Shiren the Wanderer - 5
170. Wipeout Pulse - 5
170. Rock Band (EU) - 5
170. MLB Power Pros 2008 - 5
170. Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? - 5
170. Dr. Mario Rx - 5
170. Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories - 5
170. Fortune Arterial - 5
170. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - 5
170. Culdcept Saga - 5
180. Odin Sphere - 4
180. Singstar - 4
180. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (EU) - 4
180. NBA 2K9 - 4
180. Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword - 4
185. Toki Tori - 3
185. Wild Arms XF - 3
185. Inazuma Eleven - 3
185. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - 3
185. Personal Trainer: Cooking - 3
185. Omega Five - 3
185. Armored Core for Answer - 3
185. Lego Batman - 3
193. Wii Fit - 2
193. Noitu Love 2 - 2
193. Multiwinia - 2
193. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - 2
193. Naruto: Broken Bond - 2
193. Ticket to Ride - 2
193. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness - 2
193. Unreal Tournament 3 - 2
193. Spore - 2
193. Auditorium - 2
193. Kung Fu Panda - 2
204. Lumines Supernova - 1
204. Lost Planet PS3 - 1
204. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - 1
204. Metal Slug 7 - 1
204. Wii Music - 1
204. The Settlers: Traditions Edition - 1
204. Tetris Party - 1
204. Top Spin 3 - 1
204. Carneyvale Showtime - 1
204. Sam & Max Season 2 - 1
204. Silent Hill: Homecoming - 1
Lost: Via Domus - (-1)
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(02-19-2012, 08:43 AM)
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MGS4 and GTA4 stay right where they were, despite the huge backlashes. I love it.
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(02-19-2012, 08:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

(1): Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Playstation 3)

Last edited by Frankenstrat; 02-19-2012 at 08:52 AM.
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(02-19-2012, 08:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Lost: Via Domus - (-1)

Well deserved. God, that game sucked.
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(02-19-2012, 08:46 AM)
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there were other games affected by negative points, most broke ties, some were turned into ties. resistance 2 was affected the most, because i think it dropped about ten spaces.

in gta iv's case though, it dropped it to #7. no other game in the top ten would be affected. that was kinda the idea behind it. they weren't meant to radically alter the entire list, but maybe give something a slight edge or help break a tie.
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(02-19-2012, 08:48 AM)
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Good to see GTAIV with the most negative points. Also interesting to see the huge jump for Mirror's Edge.
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(02-19-2012, 08:48 AM)
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Years of good word of mouth have finally gotten Persona 4, Mirrors Edge and Valkyria Chronicles in the top 10. Definitely respectable.

And I got quoted! =D
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(02-19-2012, 08:48 AM)
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Why is Streetfighter IV in the list when it was a 2009 game?
Zophar
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(02-19-2012, 08:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by mr_sockochris

Why is Streetfighter IV in the list when it was a 2009 game?

It had been in arcades since July 08.
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(02-19-2012, 08:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Radec

No. this is another chance for the bitter mgs4 haters to hate it again and its voters.

It's amazing to me that there are people who actually think this was about MGS4 when it was pretty clearly about another game that ends with a 4 but begins with a P. And in that case, justice was served.
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(02-19-2012, 08:53 AM)
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Embarrassing.
overcast
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(02-19-2012, 08:58 AM)
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Twewy didn't make the top 10 :[
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(02-19-2012, 08:59 AM)
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I feel strangely content.

Like when you realize the world is fucked up, you just have to grin and go for the ride.
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(02-19-2012, 09:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by overcast

Twewy didn't make the top 10 :[

in 2008, it was #20. in 2012, it was #14.
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(02-19-2012, 09:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

in 2008, it was #20. in 2012, it was #14.

So what you're saying is that in 2016 GAF will finally get it right.
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(02-19-2012, 09:04 AM)
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GTA IV still in the top 10 despite the negative votes.


Thores
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Also notable is Mother 3 jumping from #30 in 2008 to #15 in 2012. Still not as much love as it deserves, but more than I expected.
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(02-19-2012, 09:07 AM)
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and my 'don't trust gaf' stance is vindicated
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(02-19-2012, 09:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by bigboss370

originally i wanted to do all gifs for the top ten, and this would have been mgs4's, but i couldn't find one big enough.
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

originally i wanted to do all gifs for the top ten, and this would have been mgs4's, but i couldn't find one big enough.

yeah i couldn't find a bigger one either.
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(02-19-2012, 09:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by stupei

It's amazing to me that there are people who actually think this was about MGS4 when it was pretty clearly about another game that ends with a 4 but begins with a P. And in that case, justice was served.

No, if it was about any one game (which I'm not convinced it is) it would be MGS4 by a long shot. A lot of people, and I mean a lot, are quite vocal about the hate for that game in particular.

Happy it still got GOTY, was and still is an awesome game.
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(02-19-2012, 09:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Negative votes

1. Grand Theft Auto IV - 34
2. Metal Gear Solid 4 - 26
3. LittleBigPlanet - 10

Only one that counts.
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(02-19-2012, 09:16 AM)
Amazing

MGS4 still da king
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(02-19-2012, 09:20 AM)
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I had a feeling Mirrors Edge would do better, and the same with DeadSpace 2. Though I thought DMC would have been higher.
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(02-19-2012, 09:22 AM)
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Of the top ten, I've still only played LBP. And it was disappointing.

Castlevania: Order of Ecclessia is still my GOTY for '08.
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Glad that games that feature characters who shit their pants and get married on an airport tarmacs hasn't gone out of style on GAF.
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(02-19-2012, 09:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

in 2008, it was #20. in 2012, it was #14.

Progress.
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Glad to see Persona 4 and Valkyria Chronicles have gained recognition over time. Is well deserved.
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(02-19-2012, 09:44 AM)
Next up: A 1999 movie of the year thread where Phantom Menace wins.
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Originally Posted by Fjordson

GTA IV still in the top 10 despite the negative votes.


[IMG]http://i.picpar.com/7f0458fc9a0803c6f7a80aea0a28a6cdb707b7e7.gif[/IM]

It's a different tally.
Fjordson
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(02-19-2012, 09:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kurtofan

It's a different tally.

Hmm...good point :lol premature gif =[
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I never would have expected Mirror's Edge to make the top 3. It doesn't seem to get THAT much acclaim; even today.
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BC: Rearmed didn't even crack top five DD only titles, looking at the overall standings.

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