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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.

  1. I find the lack of Devil Survivor disturbing

  2. It has been a good year for games. If only Shadow Complex was released for PS3

  3. avatar Rakothurz

    If MW2 wins GOTY I’ll be disappointed. IMO it doesn’t deserve it but I know it has a big fanbase.

  4. Man, it’s disappointing to see Little King’s Story not on that list. Such a great Wii game.

  5. avatar randombullseye

    I agree, Contra Rebirth is definitely the game of the year.

    • avatar Rhonz

      2011 was an awesome year for all plamforts minus the Wii, lol. I can understand why you jumped ship Krypto. Skyward Sword was the only title I personally bought this year for it. It is an amazing game though and I stand firm with giving it GOTY =) I’d second your thoughts and give Gears of War 3 or Batman:AC top honors on the 360. I’d have to go with Killzone 3 or Uncharted 3 for PS3 nominees. I am still without 3D (so lame) but hope to buy a killer unit this year. Let me know if you would like to do a top list of 3D games! I know our readers would love to check it out.

  6. Contra Rebirth GOTY? Dreaming!

  7. Sega Dreamcast will finally receive it’s recognition when it’s awarded GOTY

  8. Here’s to Sega Dreamcast winning GOTY!

  9. avatar bob

    mw2 is the best i say its best for all

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