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timetokill
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(01-12-2010, 01:31 AM)
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NeoGAF finishes off the decade and welcomes a new one with its 2009 Games of the Year Awards!

You'll find the results just below, but first a round of thanks:
- To Cheesemeister for the beautiful boxarts you'll see below
- To AniHawk for his great work over the past five years doing this and for giving me this opportunity
- To EviLore for letting me run this year's voting and the mods for all of their help
- To NeoGAF for their passion for the way the voting is done, one way or the other :D

About the Voting:
  • Voting ran from December 21, 2009 to January 10, 2009 at 11:59 PM PST.
  • 314 games were nominated
  • 10832 points were counted
  • 6281 game nominations were made
  • The voting thread for 2009 can be found here
  • Previous years' awards threads: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
... and now, without further ado... Your 2009 GAF Games of the Year!


GAME OF THE YEAR

01. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


02. Batman: Arkham Asylum


03. Demon's Souls


04. Dragon Age: Origins


05. Assassin's Creed 2


06. New Super Mario Bros. Wii


07. Killzone 2


08. Street Fighter IV


09. Infamous


10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2


11. Borderlands


12. Flower


13. Left 4 Dead 2


14. Resident Evil 5


15. Torchlight


16. Halo 3: ODST


17. Shadow Complex


18. Forza Motorsport 3


19. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time


20 (tie). Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story


20 (tie). Trials HD
Last edited by timetokill; 01-12-2010 at 01:52 AM.
timetokill
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(01-12-2010, 01:32 AM)
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Action Game of the Year: Uncharted 2


2. Batman: Arkham Asylum
3. Assasin's Creed 2
4. Infamous
5. Resident Evil 5


Adventure Game of the Year: Flower


2. Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
3. Tales of Monkey Island
4. Ryu ga Gotoku (Yakuza) 3
5. Another Code: R


Fighting Game of the Year: Street Fighter IV


2. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
3. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
4. Tekken 6
5. UFC 2009 Undisputed


Fitness Game of the Year: Wii Fit Plus


2. EA Sports Active


FPS Game of the Year: Killzone 2


2. Call of Duty: Modern warfare 2
3. Borderlands
4. Left 4 Dead 2
5. Halo 3: ODST


Horror Game of the Year: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

2. The Path
3 (tie). Cursed Mountain
3 (tie). Saw
3 (tie). Cryostasis


MMO Game of the Year: League of Legends

2. Aion
3. Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood
4. Champions Online


Platformer Game of the Year: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

2. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
3. Trine
4. 'Splosion Man
5. A Boy and His Blob


Puzzle Game of the Year: Machinarium


2. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
3. Scribblenauts
4. Shatter
5. Critter Crunch


Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 3


2. Trials HD
3. Wipeout HD Fury
4. Need for Speed: Shift
5. Dirt 2


Rail Shooter Game of the Year: House of the Dead: Overkill


2. Dead Space Extraction
3. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles


Rhythm/Music Game of the Year: Beatles: Rock Band


2. Rhythm Heaven
3. DJ Hero
4. Bit.Trip BEAT
5. Patapon 2


RPG Game of the Year: Demon's Souls


2. Dragon Age: Origins
3. Torchlight
4. Mario and Luigi 3: Bowser's Inside Story
5. Dragon Quest V


RTS Game of the Year: Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II


2. Dawn of Discovery/Anno 1404
3. Empire: Total War
4. Halo Wars
5. PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe


Shooter Game of the Year: PixelJunk Shooter


2. Mushihime-sama Futari
3. Sin and Punishment 2: Successor to the Sky
4. Raiden IV
5. Raiden Fighters Aces


Simulation Game of the Year: The Sims 3


2. Football Manager 2010
3. Style Savvy
4. Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
5. IL-2: Birds of Prey


Sports Game of the Year: Punchout!!


2. Wii Sports Resort
3. FIFA 10
4. MLB '09: The Show
5. Grand Slam Tennis


Strategy Game of the Year: Plants vs Zombies


2. King's Bounty Armored Princess
3. AI War: Fleet Command
4. Defense Grid: The Awakening
5. Solium Infernum


Strategy RPG Game of the Year: Little King's Story


2. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
3. Knights in the Nightmare
4. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
5. Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
Last edited by timetokill; 01-12-2010 at 03:44 AM.
Agyar
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(01-12-2010, 01:32 AM)
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Very deserving GOTY, well done to timetokill for putting this together.

Edit: Torchlight coming in so high both pleases and surprises me. I would not have expected it to gather as many votes as it did but having played it a little myself after the Steam sale, I might have incorporated it into my GOTY votes if they had not already been submitted.
Last edited by Agyar; 01-12-2010 at 01:40 AM.
lowrider007
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(01-12-2010, 01:32 AM)
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Yey !!, go Uncharted 2, was to be expected though really, thanks for all the work you put in.

Fake edit -

Torchlight 15th, wow awesome, didn't expect it to get that much recognition, well deserved.
timetokill
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(01-12-2010, 01:33 AM)
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Console/PC Awards
Ties are broken first by # of 3's, then # of Appearances.
Lists do not include titles with a score of 1 or less.

Console/PC Game of the Year: Uncharted 2
02. Batman: Arkham Asylum
03. Demon's Souls
04. Dragon Age: Origins
05. Assassin's Creed 2
06. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
07. Killzone 2
08. Street Fighter IV
09. Infamous
10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

PC Game of the Year: Torchlight
2. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
3. Machinarium
4. Dawn of Discovery/Anno 1404
5. Mirror's Edge (PC release)

Playstation 2 Game of the Year: Persona 4 (EU)
2. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 Raidou Kuzunoha vs King Abaddon

Playstation 3 Game of the Year: Uncharted 2
2. Demon's Souls
3. Killzone 2
4. Infamous
5. Flower

Xbox 360 Game of the Year: Halo 3: ODST
2. Shadow Complex
3. Forza Motorosport 3
4. Trials HD
5. Mushihime-sama Futari

Wii Game of the Year: New Super Mario Bros. Wii
2. Little King's Story
3. Punchout!!
4. Wii Sports Resort
5. Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Multiplatform Game of the Year: Batman: Arkham Asylum
2. Dragon Age: Origins
3. Assassin's Creed 2
4. Street Fighter IV
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Downloadable/DD Game of the Year: Flower
2. Shadow Complex
3. Trials HD
4. Plants vs. Zombies
5. Machinarium




Handheld Awards
Ties are broken first by # of 3's, then # of Appearances.
Lists do not include titles with a score of 1 or less.

Handheld Game of the Year: Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
02. Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
03. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
04. Dragon Quest V
05. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
06. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
07 Rhythm Heaven
08. Scribblenauts
09. Retro Game Challenge
10. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars


Nintendo DS Game of the Year: Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
2. Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
3. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
4. Dragon Quest V
5 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor


Sony PSP Game of the Year: Dissidia: Final Fantasy
2. Half-Minute Hero
3. Monster Hunter Freedom: Unite
4. Pixeljunk Monsters Deluxe
5. Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero?



Handheld Genre Awards

Handheld Action Game of the Year: Retro Game Challenge
2. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
3. Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

Handheld Adventure Game of the Year: Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
2. Flower, Sun, and Rain
3. Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations (EU)

Handheld Fighting Game of the Year: Dissidia: Final Fantasy

Handheld Platformer of the Year: LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
2. LocoRoco 2
3. Giana Sisters DS

Handheld Puzzle Game of the Year: Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
2. Scribblenauts
3. Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes

Handheld Racing Game of the Year: Gran Turismo (PSP)

Handheld Rhythm/Music Game of the Year: Rhythm Heaven
2. Patapon 2
3. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva

Handheld RPG of the Year: Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
2. Dragon Quest V
3. Half-Minute Hero

Handheld RTS Game of the Year: PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe

Handheld Simulation Game of the Year: Style Savvy

Handheld Strategy RPG of the Year: Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
2. Knights in the Nightmare
3. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Last edited by timetokill; 01-12-2010 at 01:44 AM.
Rewrite
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(01-12-2010, 01:33 AM)
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Very well deserved for the winner. The rest of the picks are also great. Thanks for putting this together timetokill! It is very much appreciated.

Congrats to Uncharted 2. <3

Edit: Wow, saw the other list. There's a lot of variety! I like.
kamspy
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(01-12-2010, 01:34 AM)
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I like how it's spread throughout the year pretty evenly.

Good list.
whitehawk
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(01-12-2010, 01:35 AM)
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Glad to see trials at least made it.

I guess my vote truly did count :lol :lol

edit: Killzone 2? Really?
LiquidMetal14
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(01-12-2010, 01:35 AM)
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Very impressed with the list. Stuff like Demons Souls is fitting. Uncharted 2, enough said.
jiggle
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(01-12-2010, 01:35 AM)
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can you list the points each game get? i wanna see the difference

nice to see flower gets lots of love
Blair
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(01-12-2010, 01:35 AM)
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i was secretly hoping Demon's Souls would make a suprise win, but i knew it wouldnt happen.

congrats uncharted 2!
lowrider007
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(01-12-2010, 01:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by kamspy

I like how it's spread throughout the year pretty evenly.

Good list.

Agreed, very good list indeed.
timetokill
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(01-12-2010, 01:36 AM)
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Widespread Appeal Award
The top 20 games ranked by number of appearances in ballots.

01. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 695
02. Batman: Arkham Asylum 497
03. Dragon Age: Origins 303
04. Demon's Souls 295
05. Assassin's Creed 2 286
06. Killzone 2 281
07. Infamous 269
08. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 248
09. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 244
10. Street Fighter IV 217
11. Flower 190
12. Borderlands 169
13. Resident Evil 5 136
14. Left 4 Dead 2 124
15. Torchlight 124
16. Shadow Complex 103
17. Halo 3: ODST 87
18. Forza Motorsport 3 84
19. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time 69
20. Mario and Luigi 3: Bowser's Inside Story 61


Passion Award
The top 20 games ranked by quantity of scores of "3" awarded in ballots.

01. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 390
02. Demon's Souls 92
03. Dragon Age: Origins 83
04. Batman: Arkham Asylum 77
05. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 54
06. Street Fighter IV 53
07. Assassin's Creed 2 46
08. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 20
09. Borderlands 18
10. Left 4 Dead 2 18
11. Killzone 2 17
12. Halo 3: ODST 14
13. Trials HD 11
14. Infamous 9
15. Forza Motorsport 3 9
16. Little King's Story 9
17. Flower 6
17. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II 6
17. Wii Sports Resort 6
17. Machinarium 6
17. Bayonetta 6


New IP Award
The top 20 games that do not belong to a preexisting franchise.

01. Demon's Souls
02. Dragon Age: Origins
03. Infamous
04. Borderlands
05. Flower
06. Torchlight
07. Shadow Complex
08. Plants vs. Zombies
09. Little King's Story
10. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
11. Brutal Legend
12. Machinarium
13. Muramasa: The Demon Blade
14. Bayonetta
15. Rhythm Heaven
16. Mirror's Edge (PC)
17. Risen
18. Scribblenauts
19. Trine
20. Shatter


High Quality Award
The Top 20 games with at least 10 appearances, ranked by Average Points per Appearance.

01. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2.43
02. Bayonetta 2.18
03. Demon's Souls 2.08
04. Dragon Age: Origins 1.96
05. Street Fighter IV 1.91
06. Persona 4 (EU) 1.9
07. New Super Mario Bros. Wii 1.85
08. Mushihime-sama Futari 1.85
09. Machinarium 1.82
10. Batman: Arkham Asylum 1.82
11. Assassin's Creed 2 1.79
12. Little King's Story 1.78
13. Tales of Monkey Island 1.78
14. Left 4 Dead 2 1.75
15. Wipeout HD Fury 1.75
16. Risen 1.71
17. Dragon Quest V 1.69
18. Tekken 6 1.69
19. Halo: ODST 1.69
20. Borderlands 1.68
Barrett2
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(01-12-2010, 01:36 AM)
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Great list. Trials HD represent!
graywolf323
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(01-12-2010, 01:36 AM)
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shoot I forgot to vote >_<
timetokill
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(01-12-2010, 01:37 AM)
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(Rank) (Game Title) (Total Points)
01 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 1690
02 Batman: Arkham Asylum 905
03 Demon's Souls 613
04 Dragon Age: Origins 593
05 Assassin's Creed 2 513
06 New Super Mario Bros. Wii 452
07 Killzone 2 447
08 Street Fighter IV 414
09 Infamous 396
10 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 383
11 Borderlands 284
12 Flower 272
13 Left 4 Dead 2 217
14 Resident Evil 5 195
15 Torchlight 180
16 Halo 3: ODST 147
17 Shadow Complex 140
18 Forza Motorsport 3 135
19 Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time 97
20 Mario and Luigi 3: Bowser's Inside Story 87
20 Trials HD 87
22 Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 83
23 Beatles: Rock Band 82
24 Plants vs. Zombies 78
25 Red Faction: Guerilla 76
26 Little King's Story 73
27 Punchout!! 63
28 BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger 62
29 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II 61
29 Wii Sports Resort 61
31 Brutal Legend 52
32 Machinarium 51
33 Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box 48
34 Dragon Quest V 44
35 Muramasa: The Demon Blade 43
36 Pixeljunk Shooter 42
36 Wipeout HD Fury 42
38 Tales of Monkey Island 41
39 God of War Collection 40
40 Bayonetta 37
40 FIFA 10 37
42 Battlefield 1943 35
43 Dissidia: Final Fantasy 31
44 MLB '09: The Show 29
44 Rhythm Heaven 29
44 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 29
47 Dawn of Discovery / Anno 1404 26
47 Mirror's Edge (PC) 26
49 Mushihime-sama Futari 24
49 Risen 24
51 Scribblenauts 23
51 Trine 23
53 Shatter 22
53 Tekken 6 22
55 Splosion Man 21
56 Metroid Prime Trilogy 20
57 Persona 4 (EU) 19
58 Critter Crunch 18
58 Sin and Punishment: Successor to the Sky 18
60 Grand Slam Tennis 17
60 Retro Game Challenge 17
62 House of the Dead: Overkill 16
62 Need for Speed: Shift 16
64 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 15
64 GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 15
64 Half-Minute Hero 15
64 Madworld 15
64 Tales of Vesperia (EU) 15
69 Dirt 2 14
69 Zeno Clash 14
71 A Boy and his Blob 13
72 Braid (PS3) 12
72 DJ Hero 12
72 ExciteBots 12
72 GTA IV: Episodes from Liberty City 12
72 Knights in the Nightmare 12
72 Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes 12
72 Monster Hunter Freedom: Unite 12
72 NHL '10 12
80 Empire: Total War 11
80 Silent Hill: Shattered Memories 11
82 Halo Wars 10
82 Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure 10
82 Noby Noby Boy 10
82 Skate 2 10
86 Bionic Commando 9
86 Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena 9
86 Dead Space Extraction 9
86 Ghostbusters 9
86 Killing Floor 9
86 League of Legends 9
86 PES 2010 9
86 Pixeljunk Monsters Deluxe 9
86 Prototype 9
86 Ryu ga Gotoku (Yakuza) 3 9
86 The Sims 3 9
97 Fallout 3 GOTY Edition 8
97 Katamari Forever 8
97 Men of War 8
97 OutRun Online Arcade 8
97 Pokemon Platinum 8
97 Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 Raidou Kuzunoha vs King Abaddon 8
103 Bit.Trip BEAT 7
103 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years 7
103 Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon 7
103 LittleBigPlanet PSP 7
103 Patapon 2 7
103 Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero? 7
103 UFC 2009 Undisputed 7
103 Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram 7
111 Another Code: R 6
111 Fight Night Round 4 6
111 Gran Turismo PSP 6
111 Guitar Hero Metallica 6
111 Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 6
111 Raiden Fighters Aces 6
111 Raiden IV 6
111 Star Ocean 4: The Last Hope 6
111 The Conduit 6
120 Aion 5
120 ArmA 2 5
120 Canabalt 5
120 Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne 5
120 Excitebike: World Rally 5
120 F.E.A.R. 2 5
120 Flower, Sun, and Rain 5
120 Football Manager 2010 5
120 GTA IV: The Lost and the Damned 5
120 Hearts of Iron III 5
120 King's Bounty Armored Princess 5
120 Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days 5
120 Last Remnant (PC) 5
120 LittleBigPlanet GOTY Edition 5
120 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 5
120 Peggle Deluxe 5
120 Persona: PSP 5
120 Phantasy Star Portable 5
120 Resident Evil : The Darkside Chronicles 5
120 Resistance Retribution 5
120 Rittai Picross (JP) 5
120 Sacred 2 5
120 Spelunky 5
143 1 vs 100 Season 2 4
143 AI War: Fleet Command 4
143 BattleForge 4
143 Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood 4
143 Fat Princess 4
143 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers 4
143 Guitar Hero 5 4
143 Heroes of Newerth 4
143 Lego Rock Band 4
143 LocoRoco 2 4
143 Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games 4
143 Monster Hunter Tri 4
143 Ninja Blade 4
143 Peggle iTouch 4
143 Peggle: Dual Shot 4
143 Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver 4
143 Rune Factory: Frontier 4
143 Swords and Soldiers 4
143 The Saboteur 4
143 Wii Fit Plus 4
163 Altitude 3
163 Art Style: PiCTOBiTS 3
163 Big Bang Mini 3
163 Bubble Bobble Plus 3
163 Defense Grid: The Awakening 3
163 Divinity 2 Ego Draconis (EU) 3
163 Final Fantasy XIII 3
163 Giana Sisters DS 3
163 Let's Tap 3
163 Lost Winds: Winter of the Melodias 3
163 LOTRO: Siege of Mirkwood 3
163 Madden 2010 3
163 Motorstorm: Arctic Edge 3
163 Osmos 3
163 Phantasy Star Zero 3
163 Pokemon Rumble 3
163 Rabbids Go Home 3
163 SingStar: Take That 3
163 Solium Infernum 3
163 Style Savvy 3
163 The Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition 3
163 Time Gentlemen, Please! 3
185 7th Dragon 2
185 Aesop's Garden 2
185 Band Hero 2
185 Beaterator 2
185 Birds & Beans 2
185 Bit.Trip CORE 2
185 Blueberry Garden 2
185 Demigod 2
185 Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days 2
185 DJ Max Fever 2
185 Don't Shit Your Pants 2
185 Dragon Quest IX 2
185 Drop7 2
185 EA Sports Active 2
185 Gratuitous Space Battles 2
185 Gyromancer 2
185 Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility 2
185 Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2
185 Hook Champ (iPhone) 2
185 IL-2: Birds of Prey 2
185 Inazuma 11 2: The Threat of the Invaders (JP) 2
185 Marble Saga: Kororinpa 2
185 Mobile Suit Gundam: Battlefield Record U.C. 0081 2
185 Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs Gundam NEXT PLUS 2
185 Modern Warfare: Reflex 2
185 New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat 2
185 Ninja Gaiden 2 2
185 NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits 2
185 Onore no Shinzuru Michi wo Yuke 2
185 Persona 3 Portable (JP) 2
185 Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations (EU) 2
185 Race Pro 2
185 RunMan: Race Around the World 2
185 Saints Row 2 2
185 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection 2
185 Suikoden Tierkreis 2
185 The Path 2
185 The Void 2
185 Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 2
185 Trash Panic 2
185 Tropico 3 2
185 X-Blades 2
227 AaaaaaaAaaaaAAaaaa - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity 1
227 Afrika 1
227 Art Style: Box Life 1
227 Axel & Pixel 1
227 Battlestations: Pacific 1
227 Beat It (iPhone) 1
227 Bejeweled Blitz 1
227 Big Buck Hunter Pro: Open Season 1
227 Bionic Commando: Rearmed 1
227 Bonsai Barber 1
227 Boom Blox Bash Party 1
227 Bubble Bobble Neo 1
227 Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box 1
227 Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth 1
227 Champions Online 1
227 Chuzzle (iTouch) 1
227 Cities XL 1
227 Cross Edge 1
227 Cryostasis 1
227 Cursed Mountain 1
227 Deathsmiles (360 JP) 1
227 Elebits: The Adventures of Kai & Zero 1
227 Final Fantasy Crystal Defenders 1
227 Flight Control 1
227 Fossil Fighters 1
227 FUEL 1
227 Garou: Mark of the Wolves 1
227 geoDefense: Swarm 1
227 Gridrunner Revolution 1
227 Guitar Hero Arcade 1
227 H2Overdrive 1
227 Harley Davidson: King of the Road 1
227 Hasbro Family Game Night 1
227 Imagine Babyz Fashion 1
227 Jak and Daxter The Lost Frontier 1
227 Johnny Platform Saves Christmas 1
227 Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble 1
227 Klonoa 1
227 Knight 'n' Grail 1
227 LocoRoco Midnight Carnival 1
227 Majesty 2 1
227 Mana Khemia 1
227 Marvel vs Capcom 2 1
227 Mata Hari 1
227 Minecraft 1
227 Money Seize 1
227 Mushroom Wars 1
227 NBA Live 10 1
227 Necrovision 1
227 New Play Control! Pikmin 2 1
227 Nostalgia 1
227 Numblast 1
227 Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers 1
227 Out of the Park Baseball 10 1
227 Overlord 2 1
227 Paper Airplane Chase 1
227 Plan It Green 1
227 Pocoro 1
227 Polar Panic 1
227 Policenauts (English translation patch) 1
227 Pulseman 1
227 Puyo Puyo 7 1
227 Quake Live 1
227 R-Type Dimensions 1
227 Retro Game Challenge 2 (JP) 1
227 Rock Band 2 (EU) 1
227 Rock Band Unplugged 1
227 Saira 1
227 Savage Moon 1
227 Saw 1
227 Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter 1
227 Shattered Horizon 1
227 Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey 1
227 SingStar: Motown 1
227 Space Invaders Extreme 1
227 Star Ocean: Second Evolution 1
227 Stoked 1
227 The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match 1
227 The Last Guy 1
227 The Legendary Starfy 1
227 The Maw 1
227 The Sims 3 World Adventures 1
227 Time Fcuk 1
227 Tinker 1
227 Way of the Samurai 3 1
227 Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road 1
227 Wolfenstein 1
227 Word Ace 1
227 World in Conflict 1
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NIGHT-
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(01-12-2010, 01:37 AM)
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Killzone 2 won best fps? :lol

Nice to see Batman get so high :D
Archie
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(01-12-2010, 01:38 AM)
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Glad to see Batman, Torchlight and Trials HD all get some love.
whitehawk
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(01-12-2010, 01:38 AM)
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Isn't Trials HD more of a platformer than a racing game?
Foliorum Viridum
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(01-12-2010, 01:38 AM)
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Uncharted 2 is the only correct winner for this year. inFamous being in the top 10 is great. Modern Warfare being #10 makes me sad, as does Borderlands being outside the top 10.

I'd change them around quite a lot to cater to my own personal taste, but overall they're all good games that are deserving of the recognition.

Edit: Tales of Monkey Island at 38? :( Clearly not enough of GAF played them.
timetokill
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(01-12-2010, 01:39 AM)
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Enjoy the awards guys :) I'll be compiling a few more random stats and posting them later in the thread, and maybe a postmortem of some sort :lol
Archie
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(01-12-2010, 01:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

Isn't Trials HD more of a platformer than a racing game?

It's pretty much both, but I would consider it more of a racer.
Shuusui
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(01-12-2010, 01:39 AM)
A couple of zingers in there. Great list, GAF!
I'm an expert
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(01-12-2010, 01:40 AM)
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Demon's Souls yes yes yes all over my face. What a great top 5 overall as well. Good year.
blackflag
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(01-12-2010, 01:40 AM)
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Great list except for the inclusion of KZ2.
LiquidMetal14
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(01-12-2010, 01:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by NIGHT-

Killzone 2 won best fps? :lol

Nice to see Batman get so high :D

Shoulda voted -3
Wes
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(01-12-2010, 01:42 AM)
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Hooray for Torchlight and Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne :D
lowrider007
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(01-12-2010, 01:42 AM)
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Well it looks like this new system worked out quite well in the end, congrats timetokill and good on you for sticking to your guns.
dwin45
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(01-12-2010, 01:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by NIGHT-

Killzone 2 won best fps? :lol

Nice to see Batman get so high :D

And what would you have given it to?
Lince
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(01-12-2010, 01:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by NIGHT-

Killzone 2 won best fps? :lol

I know, silly GAF :lol
MW2 should have won, I mean, look at Gametrailers they got it right, smh GAF... SMH.

Originally Posted by blackflag

Great list except for the inclusion of KZ2.

is that you Rez?
alr1ght
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(01-12-2010, 01:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

edit: Killzone 2? Really?

Originally Posted by blackflag

Great list except for the inclusion of KZ2.

Originally Posted by NIGHT-

Killzone 2 won best fps? :lol

umad?

Great list. Still want to pick up Dragon Age and Demon's Souls, even though I'm not much of an RPG player.
rareside
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(01-12-2010, 01:43 AM)
Awesome, awesome list.

WTF at the one person who voted for Saw. I hope rather than a joke post that you actually played through the entire game.
whitehawk
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(01-12-2010, 01:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by dwin45

And what would you have given it to?

Modern Warfare 2
-COOLIO-
The Everyman
(01-12-2010, 01:44 AM)
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good list.
mrkgoo
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(01-12-2010, 01:44 AM)
Man, I'v only played 7 games on the list of entries, and none of them are in the top 20.
EmCeeGramr
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(01-12-2010, 01:45 AM)
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mw2 was robbed. best rail-shooter of the year by far.
Lion Heart
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(01-12-2010, 01:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by alr1ghtstart

umad?

Great list. Still want to pick up Dragon Age and Demon's Souls, even though I'm not much of an RPG player.

Get both :D

Im not even big on RPGs but they are both awesome. You wont have any burnout either since they are fairly different.
kamspy
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(01-12-2010, 01:45 AM)
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SAW got more votes than Cryostasis???!?!??

(for horror game)
neojubei
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(01-12-2010, 01:46 AM)
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Awesome :D
Cheesemeister
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(01-12-2010, 01:46 AM)
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Woot, glad to see the boxarts I put together get used. :D
dwin45
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(01-12-2010, 01:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

Modern Warfare 2

:lol
VGChampion
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(01-12-2010, 01:46 AM)
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Not sure how I missed the voting. Oh well, I pretty much agree with the list.
Alphahawk
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(01-12-2010, 01:48 AM)
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Before I clicked on this thread, I predicted Uncharted 2 winning with Batman being a runner up. Gaf is so predictable sometimes. :lol
deepbrown
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(01-12-2010, 01:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by NIGHT-

Killzone 2 won best fps? :lol

Nice to see Batman get so high :D

Well it was either that or MW2, or L4D2...and KZ2's quality is certainly higher than the former.
:enemyglider:
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(01-12-2010, 01:48 AM)
That is probably the best GOTY list I've seen yet.

Bravo GAF!

Glad to see MW2 down so far in the rankings (and below Killzone 2 which was definitely shooter of the year 2009).
DeadGzuz
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(01-12-2010, 01:49 AM)

06. Killzone 2 281
17. Halo 3: ODST 87

Cry more about KZ2 folks, it's a great game both online and off. If you Halo guys loved ODST so much (you sure ran out and bough it like sheep), you should have voted for it.
Amir0x
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(01-12-2010, 01:50 AM)
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Go Demon's Souls! Fuck yeah!
mrkgoo
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(01-12-2010, 01:50 AM)

Originally Posted by Alphahawk

Before I clicked on this thread, I predicted Uncharted 2 winning with Batman being a runner up. Gaf is so predictable sometimes. :lol

First, what's wrong with being predictable? Second, it's a consensus, of course popular games are going to be at the top.
SaitoH
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(01-12-2010, 01:51 AM)
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GAF's GOTY list never disappoints.
timetokill
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(01-12-2010, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

Woot, glad to see the boxarts I put together get used. :D

They look awesome! :D

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