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AniHawk
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Rather sarcastic to boot.
(12-31-2008, 08:20 AM)
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Previous Years:
2004’s GOTY Awards
2005’s GOTY Awards
2006’s GOTY Awards
2007’s GOTY Awards

Special thanks to Cheesemeister for the boxarts in the top ten.

Out of 315 games...

Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Playstation 3)
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2. LittleBigPlanet (Playstation 3)
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3. Fallout 3 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
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4. Left 4 Dead (PC, Xbox 360)
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5. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
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6. Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
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7. Dead Space (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
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8. Fable II (Xbox 360)
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9. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
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10. Braid (Xbox 360)
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RPG of the Year: Fallout 3 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
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2. Fable II (Xbox 360)
3. Valkyria Chronicles (Playstation 3)
4. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (Playstation 2)
5. The World Ends with You (Nintendo DS)

FPS of the Year: Left 4 Dead (PC, Xbox 360)
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2. Resistance 2 (Playstation 3)
3. Far Cry 2 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
4. Crysis Warhead (PC)
5. Bioshock (Playstation 3)

Racing Game of the Year: Burnout Paradise (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
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2. Wipeout HD (Playstation 3)
3. Mario Kart (Wii)
4. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (Playstation 3)
5. GRID (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Sports Game of the Year: NHL 09 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
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2. FIFA 09 (Nintendo DS, PC, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation Portable, Wii Xbox 360)
3. MLB 08: The Show (Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation Portable)
4. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (Playstation 3)
5. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Nintendo DS, PC, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Playstation Portable, Wii, Xbox 360)

Fighting Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
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2. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
3. Soul Calibur IV (Playstation 3, Xbox 60)
4. Street Fighter IV (Arcade)
5. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom (Arcade, Wii)

Platforming Game of the Year: LittleBigPlanet (Playstation 3)
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2. Braid (Xbox 360)
3. Mirror’s Edge (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
4. Bionic Commando: Rearmed (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
5. PixelJunk Eden (Playstation 3)

Stealth Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Playstation 3)
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Strategy Game of the Year: PixelJunk Monsters (Playstation 3)
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2. Sins of a Solar Empire (PC)
3. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Nintendo DS)
4. Civilization Revolutions (Nintendo DS, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
5. Civilization IV: Colonization (PC)

Action Game of the Year: Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
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2. No More Heroes (Wii)
3. Mega Man 9 (Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii)
4. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Nintendo DS)
5. Devil May Cry 4 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Adventure Game of the Year: Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)
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2. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure -Europe- (Wii)
3. Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People (PC, Wii)
4. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations -Europe- (Nintendo DS)
5. Sam & Max Season 2 (PC)

Action-Adventure Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
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2. Dead Space (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
3. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Xbox 360)
4. Prince of Persia (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
5. Saints Row 2 (Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Music/Rhythm Game of the Year: Rock Band 2 (Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii)
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2. Audiosurf (PC)
3. Rez HD (Xbox 360)
4. Patapon (Playstation Portable)
5. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Playstation 2, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii)

Puzzle/Parlor Game of the Year: World of Goo (PC, Wii)
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2. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS)
3. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (Xbox 360)
4. Boom Blox (Wii)
5. Soul Bubbles (Nintendo DS)

Simulation Game of the Year: Spore (PC)
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2. Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)
3. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise (Xbox 360)
4. Kingdom for Keflings (Xbox 360)
5. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as A King (Wii)
Last edited by AniHawk; 01-03-2009 at 10:45 PM.
AniHawk
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(12-31-2008, 08:22 AM)
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Console/PC Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Playstation 3)

2. LittleBigPlanet (Playstation 3)
3. Fallout 3 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
4. Left 4 Dead (PC, Xbox 360)
5. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
6. Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
7. Dead Space (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
8. Fable II (Xbox 360)
9. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
10. Braid (Xbox 360)

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

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

PC Game of the Year: World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

2. Audiosurf
3. Sins of a Solar Empire
4. Crysis Warhead
5. The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
6. Mass Effect
7. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
8. Spore
9. King’s Bounty: The Legend
10. Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir

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

2. Yakuza 2
3. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
4. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 -Europe-
5. Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis

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

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

Xbox 360 Game of the Year: Gears of War 2

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

Wii Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

2. No More Heroes
3. Mario Kart
4. Boom Blox
5. de Blob
6. Okami
7. Wii Fit
8. Wario Land: Shake it!
9. Wii Music
10. LostWinds

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

Console Platformer of the Year: LittleBigPlanet (Playstation 3)

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

Console Action-Adventure Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)

Console Adventure Game of the Year: Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure -Europe- (Wii)

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 Band2 (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: NHL 09 (PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360)
Last edited by AniHawk; 01-01-2009 at 01:23 AM.
AniHawk
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Rather sarcastic to boot.
(12-31-2008, 08:23 AM)
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Handheld Game of the Year: The World Ends With You (Nintendo DS)

2. Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS)
3. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (Nintendo DS)
4. Mother 3 (Game Boy Advance)
5. Chrono Trigger (Nintendo DS)
6. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (Playstation Portable)
7. God of War: Chains of Olympus (Playstation Portable)
8. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen (Nintendo DS)
9. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Nintendo DS)
10. Patapon (Playstation Portable)

Game Boy Advance Game of the Year: Mother 3

iPhone Game of the Year: Price is Right

2. Sim City
3. Dr. Awesome
4. Aurora Feint: The Beginning
4. Dizzy Bee

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

2. Professor Layton and the Curious Village
3. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
4. Chrono Trigger
5. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
6. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
7. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
8. Bangai-O Spirits
9. Final Fantasy IV
10. Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard

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

2. God of War: Chains of Olympus
3. Patapon
4. Wild Arms XF
5. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2
5. LocoRoco 2
7. Star Ocean: The First Departure
8. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
9. Wipeout Pulse
10. Super Stardust Portable

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 (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)
Last edited by AniHawk; 12-31-2008 at 09:37 AM.
Safe Bet
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(12-31-2008, 08:23 AM)
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gaf-mind > paid critics
Visualante
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(12-31-2008, 08:23 AM)
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I agree with everything on this list. Except the token Spore award.
AniHawk
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Rather sarcastic to boot.
(12-31-2008, 08:25 AM)
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1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - 5210
2. LittleBigPlanet - 3858
3. Fallout 3 - 3368
4. Left 4 Dead - 2599
5. Gears of War 2 - 2498
6. Grand Theft Auto IV - 2339
7. Dead Space - 1917
8. Fable II - 1688
9. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 1628
10. Braid - 1334
11. Valkyria Chronicles - 1308
12. Burnout Paradise - 1203
13. Rock Band 2 - 1032
14. Mirror's Edge - 1010
15. Wipeout HD - 932
16. Persona 4 - 924
17. No More Heroes - 871
18. Resistance 2 - 807
19. World of Goo - 699
20. The World Ends With You - 698
21. Professor Layton and the Curious Village - 663
22. Mario Kart Wii - 653
23. Mega Man 9 - 632
24. Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - 606
25. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - 535
26. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - 533
27. Lost Odyssey - 475
28. Devil May Cry 4 - 473
29. Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix - 464
30. Mother 3 (Eng) - 452
31. Prince of Persia - 433
32. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - 427
33. Chrono Trigger DS - 415
34. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 - 414
35. Bionic Commando: Rearmed - 394
36. PixelJunk Monsters - 363
37. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core - 362
38. Ninja Gaiden II - 347
39. Tales of Vesperia - 337
40. Saints Row 2 - 323
41. Far Cry 2 - 317
42. God of War: Chains of Olympus - 311
43. PixelJunk Eden - 306
44. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen - 277
45. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - 269
46. Castle Crashers - 259
47. Audiosurf - 255
48. NHL 09 - 250
49. Rez HD - 249
50. Boom Blox - 248
51. Sins of a Solar Empire - 227
52. Soul Calibur IV - 207
53. Yakuza 2 - 207
54. Patapon - 204
55. Persona 3: FES - 203
56. Crysis Warhead - 196
57. The Witcher: Enhanced - 192
58. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin - 179
59. N+ - 177
60. Civilization: Revolutions - 166
61. Bangai-O Spirits - 152
62. FIFA 09 - 149
63. Bioshock (PS3) - 140
64. Final Fantasy IV DS - 136
65. Call of Duty: World at War - 135
65. MLB 08: The Show - 135
67. de Blob - 127
68. Battlefield: Bad Company - 120
69. Guitar Hero: World Tour - 120
70. Okami (Wii) - 118
71. Wii Fit - 116
72. Mass Effect (PC) - 114
73. Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice - 112
74. Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard - 109
75. Siren: New Translation - 99
76. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds - 98
77. GRID - 96
77. Soul Bubbles - 96
79. Space Invaders Extreme - 90
80. Street Fighter IV - 81
81. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue - 79
82. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - 78
83. Wario Land: Shake It! - 76
84. Rhythm Tengoku Gold - 75
85. Spore - 73
85. Wii Music - 73
87. The Last Remnant - 72
88. Kirby Super Star Ultra - 69
89. LostWinds - 65
89. Pure - 65
91. King's Bounty: The Legend - 64
92. Command & Conqer: Red Alert 3 - 61
92. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 - 61
94. KORG-DS10 - 60
95. Animal Crossing: City Folk - 58
96. Infinite Undiscovery - 55
97. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (EU) - 54
97. Culdcept Saga - 54
97. Sonic Unleashed - 54
97. Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise - 54
101. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 - 51
102. Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty - 49
103. Peggle Nights - 48
104. Rock Band (EU) - 47
104. Trackmania United Forever - 47
106. Banjo-Kazooie XBLA - 46
107. Endless Ocean - 45
107. STALKER: Clear Sky - 45
109. Tomb Raider Underworld - 44
109. Silent Hill: Homecoming - 44
111. NBA 2K9 - 43
111. Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir - 43
111. Persona 3 (EU) - 43
114. Kingdom for Keflings - 41
114. Portal: Still Alive - 41
114. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (EU) - 41
117. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 - 40
118. Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - 39
119. Condemned 2: Bloodshot - 38
119. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King - 38
121. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom - 37
122. Too Human - 36
123. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 - 35
124. Civilization IV: Colonization - 34
124. Ikaruga XBLA - 34
126. Midnight Club: Los Angeles - 33
126. Shiren the Wanderer - 33
128. Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword - 31
128. Toki Tori - 31
130. Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collections - 30
131. Wild Arms XF - 29
132. Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - 28
132. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - 28
132. Monster Hunter 2nd Generation - 28
135. Bully: Scholarship Edition - 27
135. Disaster: Day of Crisis - 27
135. Galactic Civilization 2: Twilight of the Armor - 27
135. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - 27
139. Hot Shots Golf Open Tee 2 - 25
139. LocoRoco 2 - 25
141. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations - 24
142. Assassin's Creed (PC) - 23
142. Star Ocean: First Departure - 23
144. Armored Core for Answer - 21
144. Galaga Legions - 21
144. Madden NFL 2009 - 21
144. Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis - 21
148. Dark Sector - 20
148. Echochrome - 20
148. Omega Five - 20
148. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm - 20
148. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - 20
153. Bomberman Blast - 19
154. Europa Universalis III: In Nomine - 19
154. Noitu Love 2 - 19
156. The Club - 18
157. Frontlines: Fuel of War - 17
157. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness/Time - 17
157. SOCOM Confrontation - 17
160. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - 16
160. Football Manager 2009 - 16
160. Lost Planet: Colonies Editiion - 16
160. Ninjatown - 16
160. Sam & Max Season 2 - 16
160. Ticket to Ride - 16
160. Warhawk: Broken Mirror - 16
160. X3: Terran Conflict - 16
168. Singstar PS3 - 15
168. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - 15
168. Top Spin 3 - 15
168. Dissidia: Final Fantasy - 14
168. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates - 14
168. Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories - 14
168. Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan - 14
175. Motion X Poker - 13
175. NCAA Football 2009 - 13
175. Singstar ABBA - 13
178. Daigasso! Band Bros. DX - 12
178. Lumines Supernova - 12
180. Mount & Blade - 12
180. Tiger Woods PGS Tour 09 - 12
180. Wipeout Pulse - 12
183. Army of Two - 11
183. Duke Nukem 3D XBLA - 11
183. The Last Guy - 11
183. Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria - 11
187. Bleach: Dark Souls - 10
187. Charles Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa - 10
187. Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon - 10
187. Metal Gear Online - 10
187. Overclocked: A History of Violence - 10
187. Overlord: Raising Hell (PS3) - 10
187. Sam & Max Season 1 (Wii) - 10
187. Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip - 10
187. The Spiderwick Chronicles - 10
187. Super Stardust Portable - 10
187. Beatmania IIDX 15: DJ Troopers - 9
197. Flower, Sun, and Rain - 9
197. Golden Tee 2009 - 9
197. Imagine: Party Babyz - 9
197. Quantum of Solace - 9
197. Space Giraffe (PC) - 9
197. Tears to Tiara - 9
197. Tetris Party - 9
205. Cooking Guide: Can't Decide What to Eat - 8
205. Crafty Chess - 8
205. Crash Commando - 8
205. Disgaea DS - 8
205. Mana Khemia 2 - 8
205. MLB Power Pros 2008 - 8
205. Pirates of the Burning Sea - 8
205. PlayAuditorium - 8
205. Price is Right (iPhone) - 8
205. Time Hollow - 8
205. Viking: Battle of Asgard - 8
216. Art Style: Orbient - 7
216. Defend Your Castle - 7
216. Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors - 7
216. King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match - 7
216. Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom - 7
216. Kung Fu Panda - 7
216. Lips - 7
216. Persona 2: Innocent Sin (eng) - 7
216. Pyoro (DSi) - 7
216. Sonic Chronicles - 7
216. Space Invaders: Get Even - 7
216. Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2 - 7
216. Word Soup -7
216. X-Edge - 7
230. Age of Booty - 6
230. Art Style: Cubello - 6
230. BlazBlue - 6
230. Blow - 6
230. The Bourne Conspiracy - 6
230. Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles - 6
230. Euro Truck Simulator - 6
230. Ferrari Challenge - 6
230. Nanostray 2 - 6
230. New International Track & Field - 6
230. Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness Episode 1 - 6
230. Penumbra Black Plague - 6
230. PicPic - 6
243. Weapon of Choice - 6
243. Age of Empires: Mythologies - 5
243. Aquanaut's Holiday - 5
243. Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles - 5
243. Birth of America 2: Wars in America - 5
243. Inazuma Eleven - 5
243. iRacing - 5
243. LEGO Batman - 5
243. Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ - 5
243. Metal Slug 7 - 5
243. Multiwinia - 5
243. Rondo of Swords - 5
243. Unreal Tournament 3 (360) - 5
243. Warhammer 40k: Soulstorm - 5
243. We Love Golf - 5
258. Geometry Wars Galaxies (EU) - 4
258. GTR: Evolution - 4
258. Insecticide - 4
258. Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (EU) - 4
258. Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi - 4
258. Princess Debut - 4
258. Sega Superstar Tennis - 4
258. Sim City (iPhone) - 4
258. Trusty Bell - 4
267. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - 3
267. Batallion Wars II (EU) - 3
267. Bboy - 3
267. Dynasty Warriors 6 - 3
267. Fantasy Zone 2 - 3
267. Flatout Ultimate Carnage (PC) - 3
267. Lock's Quest - 3
267. Master of the Monster Lair - 3
267. Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars - 3
267. Nameless Game - 3
267. Poker Smash - 3
267. Roogoo - 3
267. Rune Factory 2 - 3
267. Silent Hill Origins (PS2) - 3
267. X-Plane - 3
282. Away: Shuffle Dungeon - 2
282. CrossworDS - 2
282. Dokapon Kingdom - 2
282. Dr. Awesome (iPhone) - 2
282. EndWar - 2
282. Etrian Odyssey - 2
282. Fracture - 2
282. Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law - 2
282. Namco Museum Virtual Arcade - 2
282. NiGHTS: Journey into Dreams - 2
282. Pain: Abusement Park - 2
282. Rise of the Argonauts - 2
282. Soma Bringer - 2
295. Aces of the Galaxy - 1
295. Aurora Feint: The Beginning (iPhone) - 1
295. A Vampyr Story - 1
295. Blitz: The League II - 1
295. Dizzy Bee! (iPhone) - 1
295. DJ Portable Max Claziquai Edition - 1
295. Elefunk - 1
295. Let's Tap - 1
295. Minotaur China Shop - 1
295. Need for Speed Undercover - 1
295. Nerf N-Strike - 1
295. Operation Darkness - 1
295. Otomedius G - 1
295. Panzer Command: Kharkov - 1
295. Sengoku Basara X - 1
295. Singstar Vol 2 - 1
295. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows DS - 1
295. Spore: Creature Creator - 1
295. Subterranean Animism - 1
295. TNA Impact - 1
295. Yggdra Union - 1
Last edited by AniHawk; 01-02-2009 at 10:05 AM.
KevinCow
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(12-31-2008, 08:25 AM)
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I'll just say thanks for the hard work and resign myself to simply lurking this thread, for I sense many heated arguments and possibly some bannings coming this thread's way.
rollingstart
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(12-31-2008, 08:25 AM)
Good to see Dead Space get some
Judderman
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(12-31-2008, 08:26 AM)
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Amazing job on this Anihawk :D

I really need to get Fallout 3 : (
Tieno
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(12-31-2008, 08:26 AM)
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Meh, the japanese game on nr1 every year gets tiring.
Snipes424
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(12-31-2008, 08:26 AM)
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Looks like GAF got it right :D
p3tran
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well done anihawk!

have a great 2009 everybody!
Zombie James
(12-31-2008, 08:27 AM)
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Wooo!
Xater
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(12-31-2008, 08:27 AM)
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Just disappointed Braid kicked Valkyria from the 10th place. :(

Other than that the GAF Awards are again better then most of the stuff out there. :D
AkuMifune
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(12-31-2008, 08:27 AM)
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While I disagree with some of the order, overall it's one of the most solid GOTY lists I've seen across any publication. Good job GAF!
lowrider007
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(12-31-2008, 08:28 AM)
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Great job, good to see Braid finish in the top ten, such a beautiful and innovative game.
SuperBonk
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(12-31-2008, 08:28 AM)
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Yay for NHL 09 getting best sports game!

Rhythm game category is good too, considering the separation between RB2 and GHWT.
AniHawk
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Rather sarcastic to boot.
(12-31-2008, 08:29 AM)
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I just want to thank everyone for letting me do this for the last five years, especially the mods who brutalized quietly shut down the competition.

But this is the last time I'm doing it. I figure someone else would like to give it a shot, or someone else can figure out something a little more precise than my method, or maybe something completely different. It's also pretty time-consuming, and the way life's going, I won't have extra time next year as I gear up for life outside college.

So thanks again, and good luck to whoever takes it up next year, if anyone does.
Qwerty710710
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(12-31-2008, 08:30 AM)
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I think gaf made a mistake on GOTY. I don't find MGS4 or LBP anything special at all.
grandjedi6
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(12-31-2008, 08:30 AM)
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Good Work NeoGAF and Thank You Anihawk
TJ Spyke
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(12-31-2008, 08:30 AM)
Ones I agree with (also leaving out ones like PSP specific categories since I don't have a PSP. Mother 3 doesn't count either since it was just a fan project and no actual English version exists). I think the top 5 in GOTY are wrong:

Wii Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Console Action-Adventure Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Console Adventure Game of the Year: Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros’ Treasure (Wii)
Console Puzzle Game of the Year: World of Goo (PC, Wii)
Console Fighting Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
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 (Playstation Portable)
Handheld Strategy Game of the Year: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (Nintendo DS)
rollingstart
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(12-31-2008, 08:30 AM)

Originally Posted by Qwerty710710

I think gaf made a mistake on GOTY. I don't find MGS4 or LBP anything special at all.

you should have voted then
DanteFox
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(12-31-2008, 08:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tieno

Meh, the japanese game on nr1 every year gets tiring.

Ever ask yourself why? The Japanese are the kings of (console and handheld) video games.
Nuff said.
HUELEN10
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(12-31-2008, 08:33 AM)
Sonic Unleashed, Wario land Shake, and Rhythm Tengoku Gold are all in the top 100.

Kudos GAF, you did well.
Buba Big Guns
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(12-31-2008, 08:33 AM)
NHL 09 :D Amazing game.


Why the hell didn't people vote NBA 2k9? It's not even in the top 5.
Private Hoffman
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(12-31-2008, 08:33 AM)
The MGS fanbase is strong on this forum. I only wish LBP was the number 1 instead though.
MakMan
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(12-31-2008, 08:34 AM)
NeoGAF voters >>> critici

Well done Anihawk!
plaidtopia
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(12-31-2008, 08:34 AM)
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The best list on the net! Thanks, as always, Ani!
NameGenerated
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(12-31-2008, 08:34 AM)
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Awesome job, Anihawk.
Farnack
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(12-31-2008, 08:34 AM)
Bonzai! Bonzai! MGS4!

But too bad people are too stupid not to buy and play Valkyria Chronicles. >_<
Son of Godzilla
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(12-31-2008, 08:34 AM)

Originally Posted by Xater

Just disappointed Braid kicked Valkyria from the 10th place. :(

Other than that the GAF Awards are again better then most of the stuff out there. :D

Blame Sega for making the game console specific. Fuck this "optimization" bullshit, just be better at your fucking job.
grandjedi6
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(12-31-2008, 08:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by HUELEN10

Sonic Unleashed, Wario land Shake, and Rhythm Tengoku Gold are all in the top 100.

Kudos GAF, you did well.

97. Sonic Unleashed - 54
217. Sonic Chronicles - 7


:lol
Blablurn
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(12-31-2008, 08:36 AM)
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Great Work GAF (and Anihawk of course)!

Metal Gear Solid 4 deserves it. A true masterpiece of video gaming. omg, it was sooo good!
AAK
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(12-31-2008, 08:36 AM)
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Damn, how did I miss this. Oh well, well deserved winners regardless.

EDIT: But God of War got robbed.
Last edited by AAK; 12-31-2008 at 08:43 AM.
Aaron Strife
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(12-31-2008, 08:36 AM)
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Nice list, GAF.
flabberghastly
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(12-31-2008, 08:37 AM)
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Games of the Year of the Year.
HUELEN10
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(12-31-2008, 08:37 AM)

Originally Posted by grandjedi6

97. Sonic Unleashed - 54
217. Sonic Chronicles - 7


:lol

Hey, the shitty Wii and PS2 games were included when I thought they wouldn't be which boosted it up, and Chronicles sucks balls.

All in all though, I am happy with the top 100 as a whole.

As a whole though, the list is pretty spot on, not entirely, but it is good.
Full Recovery
(12-31-2008, 08:37 AM)
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I agree with this, and also great work AniHawk it's much appreciated.
Kabouter
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(12-31-2008, 08:37 AM)
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Pretty serious list.
I of course disagree with a few, but generally, nice awards.
Musashi Wins!
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(12-31-2008, 08:37 AM)

Originally Posted by Private Hoffman

The MGS fanbase is strong on this forum. I only wish LBP was the number 1 instead though.

Me too. It's...it's kind of a boring predictable list. Which is cool. Mine was, sorta.

Also, 2008 year of the PS3! eh?

Also, Valkyria should be strategy game of the year, not RPG. You're doing it wrong.
DanteFox
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(12-31-2008, 08:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

I just want to thank everyone for letting me do this for the last five years, especially the mods who brutalized quietly shut down the competition.

But this is the last time I'm doing it. I figure someone else would like to give it a shot, or someone else can figure out something a little more precise than my method, or maybe something completely different. It's also pretty time-consuming, and the way life's going, I won't have extra time next year as I gear up for life outside college.

So thanks again, and good luck to whoever takes it up next year, if anyone does.


It would help if you'd post what method you were using. That way we could improve upon it. Oh and I'd also like to thank you for doing this the past few years. GAF's GOTY list is the only one I really respect, take seriously, and agree with. It seems whatever method you're using seems to work out fine, because the best game always wins.
Xater
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(12-31-2008, 08:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Son of Godzilla

Blame Sega for making the game console specific. Fuck this "optimization" bullshit, just be better at your fucking job.

Not a good reason. Braid is also Xbox exclusive and as you can see the points difference between the two is minimal.
No Means Nomad
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(12-31-2008, 08:38 AM)
I find myself fairly disenchanted with the majority of games in the top ten, and most of the ones I'm not disenchanted with I haven't gotten around to playing yet.

To say I am disappointed in you NeoGAF would imply that I ever had faith in you to begin with.
HK-47
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(12-31-2008, 08:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Musashi Wins!

Me too. It's...it's kind of a boring predictable list. Which is cool. Mine was, sorta.

Also, 2008 year of the PS3! eh?

Also, Valkyria should be strategy game of the year, not RPG. You're doing it wrong.

Valkyria should be there indeed.
rollingstart
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(12-31-2008, 08:39 AM)

Originally Posted by Son of Godzilla

Blame Sega for making the game console specific. Fuck this "optimization" bullshit, just be better at your fucking job.

Sega is so weird when it comes to PS3 exclusivity. The only reasoning I could think of is that Virtua Fighter 5 360 did really poorly and they decided that the Yakuza games and Valkyria wouldn't be worth it. It's even more weird that these are some of the only good games Sega are producing these days.
Oneself
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(12-31-2008, 08:39 AM)
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Top 30 for Motorstorm PR ... not that bad I guess. I had faith in you GAF... it's the real racing game of the year... BELIEVE!
Andvary
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(12-31-2008, 08:40 AM)
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Awesome list of games, great work GAF, thanks AniHawk. :D
Tieno
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(12-31-2008, 08:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by DanteFox

Ever ask yourself why? The Japanese are the kings of (console and handheld) video games.
Nuff said.

Yes, because there are way too many otaku and anime lovers on this board.
RevenantKioku
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(12-31-2008, 08:40 AM)
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Huh. Maybe I should play MGS4 someday.
Nah, too busy.
Son of Godzilla
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(12-31-2008, 08:41 AM)

Originally Posted by AniHawk

198. Imagine: Party Babyz - 9
198. Quantum of Solace - 9
198. Space Giraffe (PC) - 9
206. Crafty Chess - 8
206. Crash Commando - 8
206. Pirates of the Burning Sea - 8
206. PlayAuditorium - 8
217. Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom - 7
217. Lips - 7
217. Sonic Chronicles - 7
231. The Bourne Conspiracy - 6
231. Euro Truck Simulator - 6
259. Princess Debut - 4
259. Sega Superstar Tennis - 4
268. Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - 3

You really need to switch to a compiler or whatever. The people who voted for these need to be tagged for tracking purposes.
Last edited by Son of Godzilla; 12-31-2008 at 08:45 AM.

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