YOUR Game of the Year

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  1. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Eff those big, funded awards. What was your GOTY?

    For me its either Left4Dead 2 (for the multiplayer) or Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (for the single player).

    Wii: New Mario Wii
    DS: Castlevania OoE
    Xbox 360: GTA Ballad of Gay Tony
    PC: Left4Dead 2
    PSP: Fieldrunners
    PS3: Uncharted 2
     
  2. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

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    Uncharted 2.

    I only own a PS3, so the choice is easy. :D
     
  3. Nuck81 macrumors regular

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    Of the Platforms I own....

    Wii: New Super Mario Brothers
    Honorable Mention: Punchout Wii and World of Goo

    PS3: Need For Speed: Shift
    Honorable Mention: Flower and Batman Arkham Asylum

    DS: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
    Honorable Mention: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
     
  4. michaelltd macrumors regular

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    Umm... Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

    Yeah, I know... but darn it, I am having so much fun playing multiplayer and spec ops with my cousin over Live and I'm a sucker for the over-the-top campaign.

    Unfortunately though, I haven't had a chance to play Uncharted 2 yet.
     
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  7. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    PS3
    Easily Uncharted 2, with Ratchet and Clank ACiT and Killzone 2 as runner ups.
    PSN
    Pixeljunk Shooter
    360
    Forza 3
    XBLA
    Shadow Complex
    PS3/360
    For my multiplatform GOTYs I'd have to pick MW2, Assassin's Creed 2, and Batman. I had tons of fun with all three titles.
    Wii
    I really haven't played it in a long time... so... Madworld was pretty cool. I'll be getting New Super Mario soon, that might take it's place.
    DS
    Simple, GTA Chinatown Wars
    PSP
    LittleBigPlanet


    And I'm sure I forgot something...
     
  8. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    Persona 4. Yeah it came out last December but I played it this year.

    Best RPG on PS2 <3 great characters, great story (though the ending is a bit odd... and needs a FAQ to beat properly) amazing music (never thought I would like J-Pop at all) and fun, grindy battle system. I hope they port it to PSP like they are doing with P3.



    But if we are going by THIS year.... hmm..... Probably MW2. I still haven't played Uncharted, or ODST or Batman or much of Ass Creed but yeah... MW2 multiplayer is very addictive. And really, the short campaign, a one-nighter with my buddy, was so over-the-top r-word'ed that we had a blast laughing our asses off until 5am.
     
  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Demon's Souls and Uncharted 2


    Honorable Mention: Silent Hill Shattered Memories(wii)




    Bless
     
  10. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    2ny and Silent Hill, kissin' in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes some creepy-ass-baby-with-a-knife-trying-to-stab-you-while-you-run-in-the-dark-screaming.
     
  11. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^LOL:D very creative...Silent Hill is to me what Valve is to you know who. This installment of SH was really good though:eek:




    Bless
     
  12. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    Mario and Luigi: Bowser's inside story (DS).

    Captain Forever (browser-based).
     
  13. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Uncharted 2 is probably my best game of the year across all platforms. The motion capture just enhances the game so well. Almost all the characters actions are believable.

    MW2 is great for single player and multi of course.

    Borderlands, which I just finished my first playthrough of this weekend and started my second. It's much harder the 2nd time around and this game is excellent with friends. This game might be a keeper till Borderlands 2 comes out!

    The Creeps on the iPhone... :) I've ran down my battery a time or two with that already.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum is very good but can be knocked out fully in a weekend so might fall into the rental area.

    Shadow Complex is excellent if you want a cheaper game. I played through that game 4-5 times at least.

    I think the only big non-sports title I haven't played so far this year is Assassin's Creed 2 but I'm waiting for that to come to PC in March. At least... trying to wait... :)
     
  14. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Considering the only two games I bought this year were Madden 2010 and inFamous (both for the PS3), I guess those were my favorite games of the year. :D
     
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    I've not played that many XB games. I'd have to say Borderlands for coop. For solo, it's not nearly as good imo. L4D2 is good, but it's more of a continuation.
     
  16. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Good lord you have an awful lot of games and consoles. Where do you find the money? Or the time to play them all? I'm still gaming on my PS2 I bought new back in 2000 :( i can afford a PS3.

    RED FACTION II FTW!
     
  17. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    PS3 and PC: Modern Warfare 2.

    the single player was short but I thought the story was good.

    Im still hooked on the multiplayer. I played modern warfare 1 until the summer of 2009 since its release. I hope I can get the same mileage from #2
     
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    Err, good questions.
     
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    you think that's a lot ? :eek

    I pray you never see my CC :D




    Despite buying a scary amount of games this year (must be 50+) on all platforms, whilst there have been titles I've enjoyed more than others, and games that have made me play to completion (not that often these days); I must confess that there is nothing that immediately jumps out at me and says 'standout moment 2009'...


    A few Highlights, maybe... Standout moments, none....
     
  21. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    PC
    Winner: Empire: Total War - strategy on a grand scale, with possibly the best setting (mmm, guns!). Creative Assembly have finally patched it to a working, non-crashing level and I love it. Napoleon: Total War may one-up it (frankly, I want Rifles earlier in the game), but this year Empire has been the outstanding release.

    Runner Up: Tales of Monkey Island

    PlayStation 3
    Winner: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - rather enjoyed it, although it isn't exactly long. Great story telling and a fine example of gaming as a vehicle for emotive responses.

    Runner Up: Borderlands, Arkham Asylum
    NB: Uncharted 2 and Assassins Creed II are under the tree...

    360
    Winner: Left 4 Dead 2. Mmm, zombies. Slightly unbalanced with the melee weapons, but still fun with friends. Good to see some changes from L4D and a less linear route through the maps.

    Runner Up: The Secret of Monkey Island SE

    Wii
    Winner: New Super Mario Bros - yet another rehash, but it works. Like the 360 another year of dross from Nintendo really. Don't know why I have a Wii any more, apart from the odd bit of Virtual Console.

    PSP
    Winner: Final Fantasy VII - yes okay, it's a PSone port, but damnit, the best port in the world (well, except for a shiny PS3 one...)

    Runner Up: LocoRoco 2, FF Tactics

    DS Lite
    Winner: Errr, didn't buy any DS games this year. Shame on you Nintendo.
     
  22. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    uh oh... some one sounds a little grumpy. Need a hug MRU? :p
     
  23. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    ^ Wasn't that released a couple of years ago?
    TBH you did mention a lot of rehashes ;).
     
  24. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    True enough, though Mario holds the award for the sheer number of sequels... Does go to show that there's not much new IP these days.
     

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