It’s that time of year again: the final stretch of 2009, when we assess the past year, and come up with the best it had to offer.
Hit the break for a full list of categories, and nominees! To put things into perspective, everything below had to be nominated by two staff members. We’ll announce everything some time after the new year, so feel free to discuss the titles below.
Game of the Year - Dragon Age, Uncharted 2, Modern Warfare 2, The Ballad of Gay Tony
360 Exclusive of the Year - Shadow Complex, The Ballad of Gay Tony
PS3 Exclusive of the Year - Uncharted 2, inFamous, Demon’s Souls
Wii Exclusive of the Year - New Super Mario Brothers Wii, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Wii Sports Resort, Punch-Out!!
DS Exclusive of the Year - Bowser’s Inside Story, Scribblenauts, Spirit Tracks
PSP Exclusive of the Year - Dissidia, Patapon 2, Half Minute Hero, Soul Calibur Broken Destiny
PC Exclusive of the Year - Plants vs. Zombies, Machinarium, Torchlight
RPG of the Year – Dragon Age, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Spirit Tracks, Demon’s Souls
Racing Game of the Year - Forza 3, Dirt 2, Need for Speed: SHIFT
Action Game of the Year - Batman Arkham Asylum, Gay Tony, Uncharted 2, The Saboteur, Assassin’s Creed II
Sports Game of the Year – FIFA 10, Madden 10
Platforming Game of the Year – New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time, Shadow Complex
FPS Game of the Year – Modern Warfare 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Borderlands, Killzone 2
Fighting Game of the Year - Street Fighter IV, Blazblue
Note: Crystal Chronicles was added without any votes out of fairness, due to its late December release date.