Yes, my dears, it’s that time of year again where we take a look back at all the games released in the space year 2009 to see what was good, what was bad and what was Terminator: Salvation *shudder*
Just like last year we’ve broken the nominations down into different sections based on style, hardware format and the like with each one getting up to three votes from you with your first choice being your preferred preference and so on. Additional comments are always welcome!
We’ve included a few new categories this year along with all your old favourites like the ‘LOL@’ and ‘Lemon’ so be sure to check our REVIEWS section for a reminder of some the games eligible for nomination.
So have your say and get your votes in before December 31st 2009 to THIS address.
And the 2009 awards are:
Multiformat Game of the Year
The best game of ’09 that wasn’t a format exclusive, nuff said.
Xbox 360 Game of the Year
The best game of ’09 on the Xbox 360 console/jet turbine.
PS3 Game of the Year
The best game of ’09 for the Playstation 3 console/portable heater.
Wii Game of the Year
The best game of ’09 for the Nintendo Wii console/Ant and Dec simulator.
Hand-held Game of the Year
The best game of ’09 for the PSP or DS.
Download Only Game of the Year
The best download ONLY game on Playstation Network or Xbox Live! Arcade, this also includes Xbox ‘Indie’ games.
The best looking game of ’09. Not just in terms of raw graphics but design, style and consistency.
The best sounding game of ’09. This includes music, sound effects and vocal performances.
The best narrative and story from a game in ’09. My vote goes to “A giant Iron Crab appeared, dropping bombs everywhere it goes. What is this all about? Do something, Jumpboy!”
The best online experience from a game in ’09. This includes longevity, stability and player user base.
Surprise of the Year
The game from ’09 that exceeded your expectations, if you even had any to start with.
Disappointment of the Year
The game from ’09 that just wasn’t all that, not a true lemon just one more disappointment in this thing we call life.
Lemon of the Year
The game from ’09 that had you curling into the foetal position as you played it while clawing at your own eyes and wishing there was such a thing as mind bleach.
Hero of the Year
The chap or chapess that’s done the most for videogames in ’09.
LOL @ Award
The publisher, developer or individual person who’s been acting the biggest cunt in ’09.
Website of the Year
The best interwebs read in ’09.
Most Wanted 2010
Your most wanted game that’s due out in 2010 or delayed from ’09 (natch).
Game of the 00s
The 00s saw the rise and fall of the Dreamcast, PS1, Ps2, Xbox, Gamecube and various other systems. What game stuck out most for you? That’s right… the best game of the 21st Century so far!
For each category please nominate a 3rd place, 2nd place and winning game/person.
Additional comments are welcome, and we’ll use them where we can.
Email your votes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 31/12/09