Another truly spectacular year has come to a close for video gaming. The GamingShogun staff has been hard at work counting ballots for our 2009 Game of the Year awards and we are ready to hand them out. Come check out who won for each platform, After the Break!
PC GAMES: Dragon Age Origins (Bioware)
Bioware has an RPG for the ages with their Dragon Age: Origins. Featuring a deep story coupled with a brilliant combination of old-school and modern RPG gameplay, DA:O dominates the field and is our top PC game of the year.
XBOX 360 GAMES: Batman Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady)
Arkham Asylum was the the superhero game fans were waiting for. Over the years superhero titles have mainly let the fan boys down and Arkham Asylum was king of the hill with it’s look into the grime-filled world of the Dark Knight. Here’s to to hoping the recently announced sequel continues the dark story line!
PS3 GAMES: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Naughty Dog)
The return of Nathan Drake to the PS3 may have permanently-changed the way presentation is laid out in video games. Naughty dog really upped the bar with Uncharted 2 and it was a hell of a lot of fun to play.
Wii GAMES: Madworld (Platinum Games/SEGA)
The first game for the Wii to really make people believe that this is not just a console for kids. Impressive comic book style with a lot of blood. If you own a Wii then you need to check out this game.
HANDHELD GAMES: Scribblenauts (WB)
There is nothing better then typing out the word ‘Zombie’ and then the word ‘Jesus’ only to have them fight it out. Scribblenauts is one of the most creative games we have laid eyes on and is a bit of a challenge to boot.
MULTIPLAYER GAMES: Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward)
The sequel to multiplayer goliath, Call of Duty IV: Modern Warfare, arrived on the scene this year and utterly destroyed the competition. Despite the recently hot-fixed bugs there is nothing better then taking some stress out by blowing away people with a sniper rifle (or well-placed knife) for a few hours.
SPORTS GAMES: FIFA 10 (EA Sports)
EA Vancouver hiked the bar up several notches this year with FIFA 10. Most seasons you will see a few small changes but this year they revamped entire gameplay system! 360 dribbling is one of the most innovative additions to a sports title that we have ever seen.
BEST XBOX LIVE ARCADE GAME: Shadow Complex (Epic Games)
A return to the classic old-school Contra-like shooter genre, Shadow Complex brought a bold new direction for XBLA games and we hope to see more like it in the future.
OVERALL GAME OF THE YEAR: ASSASSINS CREED 2 (Ubisoft)
AC2 was one of the best games we have ever played. The story of Ezio was so engaging it felt like we were sitting on the edge of our seats the entire time. There really is nothing like sneaking into a monastery to knife your targets in the head without them even knowing you are there. Its gorgeous visuals, huge living city, and amazing sound came together in a truly amazing action game.