Of the games that are on obvious sequel release schedules or the ones that came out of nowhere to titillate our fantasies of living out these scenarios, these are the games that stood high above the rest.
Gears of War 3 – There was a lot riding on this installment of the Gears trilogy by Epic Games. Not only did we get some closure on a lot of loose ends, but we got to see more of our favorite characters and great battle sequences which fit into the machismo that Gears of War is known for.
Batman: Arkham City – The highly anticipated sequel to the long awaited “good Batman game.” Spoilers abound in headlines along with vastly high expectations; the Dark Knight did not disappoint as the formula for its predecessor in Arkham Asylum was expanded upon and wrapped up in a nice pretty bow…which was wrapped around a fist.
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – The second console exclusive on the list, and Uncharted 3 made waves with its cool graphics, excellent character development and a fun story line. With two amazing predecessors, this game did not disappoint and made a splash in our gaming this year.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – You can’t ignore the record-breaking sales that this game brought upon us, and you can’t certainly ignore the vast fan base because, frankly, they wouldn’t let you. This was the finishing touch to the Modern Warfare trilogy which brought us an enriching multiplayer experience and fitting end.
Dead Space 2 – Arguably the scariest game of the year, Dead Space 2 reached deep into our psyches and pulled out all those fears we thought we had conquered, vomited in our faces, impaled us, ‘sploded us and so on. It’s hard to take a scary concept and continue the pattern and keep bringing the scares, but this game did and so it is here.
- Not Entertained Award
- BFG Award
- Infinite Lives Award
- Queued Up Award
- New Character of the Year
- Soundtrack of the Year
- Story of the Year
- Gamers United Award
- Comeback of the Year
- Steady Sequel of the Year
- Proud to be a Video Game Award
- Competitive Multiplayer Game of the Year
- Co-op Game of the Year
- Indie Developer of the Year
- Mobile Game of the Year
- Downloadable Game of the Year – Bottlecaps Division
- Downloadable Game of the Year – Coins Division
- Game of the Year