2009 is long gone however major publications are up to this day releasing what game in their opinions won the much sort after Game of The Year award. As we all know, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves have won this award almost universally, and now its’ PlayStation: The Official Magazine’s turn to unveil its winner. Although the mag selected one game as its GoTY winner, it also gave out many more “Games of The Year” awards to countless contestants, see them the after the jump.
Game Of The Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
“Nathan Drake is the ideal modern day action hero: daring and humble, defiant and bashful, tenacious and irresponsible. Hes’ also good humored, a good shot, and good looking.”
Assassin Of The Year: Ezio Auditore da Firenze: Assassin’s Creed II
“Ezio Auditore da Firenze, a brash, occasionally overconfident, yet charming and sincere Italian aristocrat who’s immediately more likable than his ancestor. Being severely allergic to injustice and familial genocide, Ezio decides to don his father’s assassin’s robe and do what any good videogame badass does in this situation: get even.”
Villain Of The Year: The Joker: Batman: Arkham Asylum
“You’ll hang on to his every line, anticipating every potentially deadly encounter just to hear what the comical, crazy missive comes out of his mouth next.”
Outfit Of The Year: Sheva Alomar’s Tribal Outfit: Resident Evil 5
“Sheva isn’t just beautiful, she’s smart and tough.”
Party Of The Year:Party Mode: Guitar Hero 5
“Party play allows anyone to jump in or drop out mid-song or change their instrument or difficulty without ever stopping the song (and it works brilliant).
Team Of The Year: Arsenal F. C. FIFA Soccer 10
“A perfectly conceived wonderfully executed sports sim.”
Destination Of The Year: The Nexus: Demon’s Souls
“Beautifully bleak, and visually distinct.”
Boy Of The Year: Sackboy: LittleBigPlanet PSP
“Your Sackperson is customizable with a slew of different accessories and dynamic facial expressions.”
M.I.L.F Of The Year: Crimson Viper: Street Fighter IV
Side Kick Of The Year: Rico Valesquez: Killzone 2
Soldier Of The Year: Captain Price: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
“He’s more than a man of action – he’s a man of patience, perseverance, and sacrifice. After spending five years in not just a prison, but a friggin’ gulag, he could have gone home and rested. Instead, he chomped down a new cigar, donned his trademark hat and immediately set about preventing World War III. Thanks Captain Price. Again.”
And there you have it, a well thought out list indeed.
Heck of a list includes just about every big game released last year. Congrats to all devs you guys work hard on the games and you deserve every reward you receive.
Yup, there was only one game that deserved GOTY in 2009. Uncharted 2 was a masterpiece, head and shoulders above the rest of the pack on the home consoles.