Game of the Year/Decade Award Nominations


Well, it is about that time of year again. Since there aren’t any real big releases between now and January 1st, I’m going to go ahead and throw this up in here. As you can see from the image above, we’re going to have three main sets of awards. Next year begins the ’10s, so we’re going to have awards for the best and most important games of the last decade (from 2000-2009). We will also be doing nominations for Game of the Year (which will be specific to PS3).

As far as Most Important and Best games of the decades, these can be any platform. As for the most important nominations, these don’t necessarily have to be the best games, but rather, a game that either opened the doors to gameplay ideas or defined a genre and laid the groundwork for games to come. You can choose a game for every category listed. Nominations with the most votes will win the category. (If there’s any categories I missed, please shout it out in the comments section)

We’ll start off with Game of the Year nominations:

Game of the Year

Game of the Year

Best Platformer

Best Action/Adventure

Best First Person Shooter

Best Shooter (non-FPS)

Best RPG

Best Puzzle

Best Simulation

Best Strategy

Best Sports

Best Racing

Best Fighting

Best Rhythm/Dance/Music

Best Survival Horror

Best Multiplayer Title

Best Downloadable Title

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Best Game of the Decade

Best Game of the Decade

Best Platformer

Best Action/Adventure

Best First Person Shooter

Best Shooter (non-FPS)

Best RPG

Best Puzzle

Best Simulation

Best Strategy

Best Sports

Best Racing

Best Fighting

Best Rhythm/Dance/Music

Best Survival Horror

Best Multiplayer Title

Best MMO

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Most Important Game of the Decade

Most Important Game of the Decade

Most Important Platformer

Most Important Action/Adventure

Most Important First Person Shooter

Most Important Shooter (non-FPS)

Most Important RPG

Most Important Puzzle

Most Important Simulation

Most Important Strategy

Most Important Sports

Most Important Racing

Most Important Fighting

Most Important Rhythm/Dance/Music

Most Important Survival Horror

Most Important Multiplayer

Most Important MMO


Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by kingjames32 on December 5th, 2009

    GOTY without question is Uncharted 2

  2. #2 by JimmyMagnum on December 5th, 2009 [ 83111 Points ]

    here’s my choices:

    Game of the Year

    Game of the Year – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Best Action/Adventure – Uncharted 2

    Best First Person Shooter – Killzone 2

    Best Simulation – IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey

    Best Racing – Need for Speed: SHIFT

    Best Rhythm/Dance/Music – the Beatles Rock Band

    Best Multiplayer Title – Tough one, probably Uncharted 2

    Best Game of the Decade

    Best Game of the Decade – Metal Gear Solid 4

    Best Platformer – Jak 2, had the most fun with that

    Best Action/Adventure – Uncharted 2

    Best Shooter (non-FPS) – Metal Gear Solid 4

    Best Sports – NFL 2K5

    Best Racing – Gran Turismo 4, the Forza games come in close, though

    Best Rhythm/Dance/Music – Rock Band 2

    Best Survival Horror – Dead Space

    Most Important Game of the Decade

    Most Important Game of the Decade – Grand Theft Auto 3, this game opened up soo many doors, I will be surprised if this game doesn’t win this. It literally opened the floodgates for the numerous open-structure sandbox titles since.

    Most Important Platformer

    Most Important Action/Adventure – GTA3, as mentioned above

    Most Important First Person Shooter – Halo. Though I never really liked the game, it did pave the way for future console FPS titles.

    Most Important Sports – NFL 2K5, $20 for a full game on release, and it was better than the $50 Madden title. This was an important one because it was the last real competition Madden titles had, until EA bought off the NFL rights and monopolized the market.

    Most Important Racing – I’d probably give this one to Forza 2, because it really showed Gran Turismo that it’s not the only big boy in town, and they had amazingly simple and robust Livery customization. I’ve spent hours on that game.

    Most Important Rhythm/Dance/Music – Guitar Hero, this really broke through in a big way and gained big popularity. This was one of those games that went from a targeted niche market to mainstream almost instantly. Best game still goes to Rock Band 2, though, because of the 1000+ song library you can download (the game has the best DLC backing of any game to date) and the first Rock Band was the first time a game like that had an entire band you can play.

    Most Important Survival Horror – Dead Space. This game was a new IP from EA. It was definitely one of the freakiest titles and was a blast to play. For being a new IP, it did manage to show true promise and was able to deliver on such promises. As to whether or not Dead Space 2 will be able to capitalize on that is to be determined. It broke free of the survival horror mold and went with over the shoulder camera view (similar to Resident Evil 4) and was much faster paced. Definitely a great game.

    Most Important Multiplayer – This one, undoubtedly, goes to Battlefield 1942. This was the first game that allowed you to control multiple vehicles as well as run on foot in first person. All online. This game allowed you to control ships (destroyers and aircraft carriers), submarines, fighters, bombers, tanks, jeeps, APCs, use fixed cannon positions, artillery, and other fixed gun emplacements. Out oif all the games I’ve ever played, this one I probably played the most.

  3. #3 by fleakitten on December 6th, 2009 [ 26489 Points ]

    That’s alot to chose from. I think the best and most important game of the decade should go to Metal Gear Solid 3.

  4. #4 by Michael on December 7th, 2009

    Game of the Year undoubtedly uncharted 2
    Best Platformer: Ratchet & Clank CIT

    Best action/adventure of the decade: god of war 1 & 2
    best platform game of decade: jak and daxter 1
    Best racing of the decade: burnout paradise (or most of the series)

  5. #5 by kingjames32 on December 7th, 2009

    Good choices Michael, even though i didn’t like the first jak and daxter its still a great choice.

  6. #6 by kingjames32 on December 7th, 2009

    One more vote for me which is, best game of the decade without question…………. GTA 3

  7. #7 by Tosh on January 1st, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    Game of the Year – Uncharted 2
    Best Action/Adventure – Uncharted 2
    Best First Person Shooter – Killzone 2
    Best Racing – Burnout Paradise
    Best Fighting – Tekken 6
    Best Multiplayer Title – Uncharted 2
    Best Downloadable Title – Flower

  8. #8 by Trev on January 1st, 2010 [ 26623 Points ]

    Game of the Year

    Game of the Year – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Best Action/Adventure – Uncharted 2

    Best First Person Shooter – Modern Warfare 2

    Best Simulation – n/a

    Best Racing – Gran Turismo PSP

    Best Rhythm/Dance/Music –

    Best Multiplayer Title – Uncharted 2

    Best Game of the Decade

    Best Game of the Decade – GTA III

    Best Platformer – LittleBigPlanet

    Best Action/Adventure – ICO

    Best Shooter (non-FPS) – Uncharted 2

    Best Sports – THPS 3, the last good skate boarding game, ride has only compounded how far the series has descended into atrocity.

    Best Racing – Gran Turismo 4, racing the old Nürburgring for the first time was breath taking.

    Best Rhythm/Dance/Music – n/a

    Best Survival Horror – Resident Evil 4

    Most Important Game of the Decade

    Most Important Game of the Decade – GTA III, I never stopped playing it, none of my friends stopped playing it. It was simply amazing.

    Most Important Platformer – LittleBigPlanet, with user created levels it broke the boundaries and was a joy to look and play at. It also introduced physics to platformers creating new puzzles to solve.

    Most Important Action/Adventure – Shadow of the Colossus, hardly any dialogue, no back story and a horse is your only friend yet i have never been so immersed.

    Most Important First Person Shooter – Call of Duty 4, it wasn’t the biggest selling game for no reason. reinvented online shooters and had a fantastic single player campaign to boot.

    Most Important Sports – PES, finally toppled FIFA as the pinnacle of football games. we’ll ignore how they threw it away towards the end of the decade on the PS3…

    Most Important Racing – Grand Prix 4 – The last truly great F1 simulation

    Most Important Rhythm/Dance/Music – n/a

    Most Important Survival Horror – Resident Evil 4, broke all the rules of the series and made a game that critics and fans both liked.

    Most Important Multiplayer – Call of Duty 4, the biggest console multiplayer ever, which added RPG style levelling up.

  9. #9 by caldape95 on January 4th, 2010 [ 255 Points ]

    Game of the Year

    Game of the Year – Killzone 2

    Best First Person Shooter – Modern Warfare 2

    Best RPG – Dragon Age Origins

    Best Simulation – Sims 3

    Best Sports – FIFA 10

    Best Racing – Dirt 2

    Best Rhythm/Dance/Music – Rock Band


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