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By: | December 13th, 2009
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VGAs 2009

For those, like myself, that found it far too painful to watch a “Hollywoodized” video game awards show, Gamer Limit is here to save you from the agony. Spike’s 2009 Video Game Awards had “world exclusive” trailers for the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, UFC Undisputed 2010, Halo Reach, and much more. Oh, and some “awards” were won.

Hit the jump for a full recap.

Batman: Arkham Asylum 2

Tron Evolution

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2

True Crime

Medal of Honor

Spec Ops: The Line

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Crackdown 2

Rock Band: Green Day

UFC Undisputed 2010

Halo Reach

2009 Awards

  • Game of the Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Studio of the Year: Rocksteady Studios
  • Best Independent Game: Flower
  • Best Xbox 360 Game: Left 4 Dead 2
  • Best PS3 Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Best Wii Game: New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Best PC Game: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Best Handheld Game: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • Best Shooter: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter IV
  • Best Action Adventure Game: Assassin’s Creed II
  • Best RPG: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Best Individual Sports Game: UFC 2009 Undisputed
  • Best Team Sports Game: NHL 10
  • Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 3
  • Best Music Game: The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Best Soundtrack: DJ Hero
  • Best Original Score: Halo 3: ODST
  • Best Graphics: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Best Game Based On A Movie/TV Show: South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!
  • Best Performance By A Human Female: Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Best Performance By A Human Male: Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Best Cast: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Best Voice: Jack Black for the voice of Eddie Riggs in Brütal Legend
  • Best Downloadable Game: Shadow Complex
  • Best DLC: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • Most Anticipated Game of 2010: God of War III
  1. So I just missed the Arkham 2 trailer then. Thanks for the recap!

    Also, Best 360 game: Left 4 Dead 2? Really? Over games that were, you know, actually 360 exclusive?

    I’m glad I don’t watch the awards.

  2. Literally, there is shit in my pants for those first couple of trailers. Shit everywhere.

  3. I was going to call out how bizarre it was that Left 4 Dead 2 being the best 360 game was but Chris beat me to it. At least the trailers look cool.

  4. Thank you Kevin for enduring. Stay strong my friend. Kind of funny seeing that Arkham Asylum didn’t make any of their lists, yet they have “Best Individual Sports Game” that fits perfectly for UFC 2009. Speculations as to why? I can’t think of any game that falls squarely into that category.

  5. Crackdown 2 is where it’s at for me. Can’t wait for that.

    And Flower being given an award is always a victory in my book, even if it’s something as unimpressive as a Spike award.

    The voice acting awards are just…really, who chose those nominees?

  6. There was a ton of questionable nominations and categories. The fact that the VGAs exists in the form it does, upsets me. Title was originally named VGA Recrap, but I didn’t want to be too harsh :)

    I won’t lie though, I did have to pick my jaw up off the floor in the first minute when they showed Batman Arkham Asylum 2. And after that it was painful.

  7. Surprised to see True Crime is making a comeback.

  8. I think I’m more excited for the Force Unleashed 2. As many “flaws” that game had, I still had so much friggin’ fun tossing storm troopers over bridges with the Force.

  9. I too am extremely excited for The Force Unleashed 2. I’m not only interested to see where they take the story, but I have high hopes they will listen to the complaints fans had from the last game and make improvements.

  10. Yeah, I actually really enjoyed the first Force Unleashed. It had some great elements, at least, even if the design wasn’t always spot on.

  11. Updated the videos as some were removed from YouTube. These are the official trailers.

    Also, added Spec Ops: The Line.


  12. My god True Crime looks horrible. They’ve never managed to make any of those games look good.

    Halo Reach trailer: looks interesting.

    But I simply cannot believe that Left 4 Dead 2 and NHL 10 won their respective categories.

    And this made me laugh. Hysterically: “Best Performance By A Human Female: Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”

  13. The awards make me cry, in ways I cannot put into words.
    Batman 2, fricking awesome.
    Force Unleashed 2, okay, I disliked the first, but the developers have made their mistakes now, and will learn, right?
    Crackdown 2 is looking epic.
    And, after the letdown of ODST, Halo has run out for me. If you can’t make me love your game when you put Nathan Fillion in it, then there’s little hope here. It’s like making me dislike a sandwich after putting bacon in there.
    Mmmm, Bacon.

  14. avatar Roseanna

    Action requires koenwldge, and now I can act!

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