Definitely surprised ME2 won this, given how divisive people here have been about it. RDR at #2 doesn't surprise me, but I don't agree with it at all. I seriously thought SMG2 and ME2 would be in swapped places, actually, with GT5 in 4th.
Scrolled down a whole bunch to very contentedly see FFXIII way down at #18 where it belongs. Well done, GAF.
I believe that one of the reasons why some of us are so eager to point out ME2's flaws is precisely because there's still a lot that's good in that game and the whole franchise. I listed it in the most disappointing games of the year thread and still had it around the center of my GotY list, and I don't think I'm the only one.
I wasn't really a huge fan of much of anything this year (I spent a lot of time playing stuff I had missed out on). Congratulations to all the games who made the list though. Here's to hoping next year produces better games (for my tastes ).