Is Red Dead Redemption A GotY Contender?

It's usually a bad idea to make predictions concerning annual awards, especially when the game in question hasn't even arrived on store shelves just yet. Even so, given the early critical acclaim Rocktar's Red Dead Redemption has received, it doesn't seem too silly to consider it as one of 2010's best.

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snipermk02990d ago

I think it'll be a close competition between RDR and LBP2 and GT5 probably?

LordMarius2990d ago (Edited 2990d ago )

I can already see RDR being the scapegoat for the GOTY award by many sites. Last year it was hard for them to pick a multiplatform game to win the honor because they would look like fools since Uncharted 2 was universally praised. If the competition gets tough come this fall they will just choose RDR to satisfy both "sides"

...not saying that RDR wont deserve it.

FordGTGuy2990d ago

GT5 launches this year without delay, I doubt GT5 would be a contender anyway as racing games are usually ignored in GOTY.

ludabenza2990d ago

Agreed by looks of the early previews and gameplay footage it certainly does look that way. It's also reinvigorating and refreshing towards Sandbox games.

No one has appeared to make a mid western sandbox game quite as good this one, even though they did try with the first Read Dead on the last generation of systems.

I also think that nobody expected the game to look this good in terms of gameplay.

Rainstorm812990d ago

Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2, God of War 3, LBP2, GT5 will be this years GotY front runners.

I have RDR on 360 and i must say bravo R*.

sid4gamerfreak2990d ago


hold your horses...

there are still amazing games to come...

Fred-G-Sanford2990d ago

My GOTY so far has been Mass Effect 2, but it would be great if a game came along that I liked even more than that.

It's going to take a seriously awesome game for that to happen, though.

HighDefinition2990d ago

LBP2 will most likely GOTY. LBP won countless GOTY awards and LBP2 looks to improve on it in almost every way. For you meta freaks LBP is one of the highest rated games of this or any gen for that matter.

badz1492990d ago

is everybody forgetting GoW3?

Tempist2990d ago

Short answer: no.
long answer: nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooo.

I don't remember a Big Game Hunting simulator ever getting a GotY.

And really, how many games released this early in the gaming year ever end up as Game of the Year?

Here's a convient listing :

a huge majority of those games that got GOTY were released between August to December. That's GOTY season. You get the odd one released before then, but over all it's Aug - Nov releases that are candidates for GOTY.

Bigpappy2989d ago

"It's usually a bad idea to make predictions concerning annual awards, especially when the game in question hasn't even arrived on store shelves just yet."

It is not a "bad idea", it is borderline F'ing stupid! I might very well be GOTY, and I plan to buy the game, but this sound like someone is trying to pass themself of as the new Pachter or what ever his name is. Its seems the point of this is to say "I told you so". The fact that it is not half way through the year and the game has not been released means this is only hype.

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ape0072990d ago (Edited 2990d ago )

the game looks absolutely stunning, I mean, it's too good to be true to have this such amazing detailed experience,I loved the places, activities, looks and overall charm of the game, this game is indeed a breath of fresh air, hehe lol not a breath, it's tons of fresh winds

this game excels in both quality and quantity, I cannot wait for this gem

I absolutely love the RAGE\EUPHORIA combination, rage is awesomely detailed and ambitious, euphoria give an extra layer of realism, this game even got never seen before brand new horse\animal physics and the map is huge and most importantly detailed and alive, you can go on and on with your horse, it's like san andreas but with rage

it's gonna be a massive adventure

Equinoxe_72990d ago (Edited 2990d ago )

Sure the game looks good, the western look is amazing, but I need some gamers review, GTA IV where over hyped.

badz1492990d ago

not hoping for the game to suck or anything but it's true that GTAIV was not as good as many would hope. not in any way suck but it's not that good either! wait till you play the game, then decide!

PeptoBismol2990d ago

reminds me of the whole buzz around GTA IV...yea, we all know how that "GOTY contender" turned out

overlorduk2990d ago

Yeah it turned out brilliantly and is extremely popular, so what's your point?

Colonel-Killzone2990d ago (Edited 2990d ago )

I did not play it so I do not know. Previews etc mean nothing. When I play it then I'll put my judgement into it. It does look promising though.

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