Halo Reach is the Game of the Year

SG: It doesn’t matter how awesome the horses in Red Dead Redemption get, or that Starcraft 2 has obliterated expectations with a whole new game that feels familiar. It’s not important that we haven’t even seen what this Fall has to offer.

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-Mezzo-2924d ago

For the fans it certainly is, but there are many games coming out that could very well take away the GOTY crown.

My Bets Are On Gran Turismo 5.

Troll_Police2924d ago

Relax dude, the site's name is The author was being sarcastic.

-Alpha2924d ago

I actually don't know why you are getting disagrees, after reading the article it certainly sounded like a joke.

Windex2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

prob xbox fanboys....

but even looking at Metacritic, Halo Reach isnt going to win GOTY.

its got 92 which is a respectable. but if i am correct, God of War 3, Mass Effect 2 and Red Dead redemption already have higher score than reach.

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UnSelf2924d ago

idk which article is more proposterous: This or the one after it

-Alpha2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

Let's not use Metacritic as a guide for anything. Also, 92 is far more than "respectable". I would call games that are "good" respectable, and I don't think 92 is a "good" score. A good score is 70ish IMO. It seems more and more people only care about the 90-100 mark and anything else doesn't matter. And I don't mean to pick on your wording Windex, I just mean in general.

Also, this "article" isn't even funny. It's like a 10 year old wrote it. I used to think SarcasticGamer was witty, but these articles they send in really are worthless flamebait.

Now second, I'm sure Reach will win some GOTY titles, but numerous games win GOTY in one year. There really isn't an official GOTY winner, especially this year with the diversity of AAA titles, Reach being one of them.

People aren't going to read the article and they will use the title to argue about the title. I find that the actual article, if it's trying to be funny, is just stupid and now people on here will be more hostile towards Reach getting GOTY than ever because this article title postulates such an attitude. The reality is that GOTY is a personal pick, nothing official.

Cevapi882924d ago

did people already forget about GoW 3 and ME2...those two kick started gaming in 2010 and then you have RDR...upcoming games like LBP2 and GT5 will also contend for 2010...overall, we have seen a lot of AAA titles this year and that is only a good thing

im not quite sold on Black Ops, but time will tell if Treyarch has gotten down a formula that will finally be able to balance out CoD gameplay, especially when it comes to MP

BattleAxe2924d ago

Just played HALO Reach Deathmatch tonight at a friends place, and all I did was PWN NOOBS. I went 18 kills and 11 deaths on my first game. I built my skills by playing Resistance 2 and Killzone 2. HALO is easy.

cool cole2924d ago

I agree with you, Killzone 2 is way more of a challenge than Halo, not so much Resistance 2 though.

lowcarb2924d ago

Depending on your team and who your up against Reach or any shooter can appear easy. I can guarantee you if you come against a group of Halo all stars you might get 1 kill.

BattleAxe2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

@ Lowcarb,

I am an allstar in pretty well any FPS I play. I PWN, Noobs get smacked!

ChineseDemocracy2924d ago

It still surprises me how many people comment w/o reading the article first.

ThanatosDMC2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

If you love killing, you should try MAG. Nothing's funnier when you've killed a lot of noobs and you hear them saying "he's hacking" or "he's lag switching".

I'm going with ME2 for GOTY.

hakis862924d ago

God of War 3 says HELLO

SSKILLZ2924d ago

We need a flame bait police

R2D22923d ago

We can expect the trolls to cry "MS paid them"

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deadreckoning6662924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

Mezzo seems pretty relaxed to me. Just sayin. Btw, some people will say Reach is GOTY, others will say GT5 is GOTY..and other people will say its ME2 or LBP2. No ones wrong and no ones factually right. Its all opinion. I haven't played Reach yet, but if I did, it would probably be my personal GOTY since the FPS genre is my favorite and Reach seems like the best console FPS on the market as far as gameplay and replay value..the two most important aspects of a game IMO.

"Especially considering he claimed to get to Hercules but has (at the time i checked) no trophies contributed to GOWIII up to that point. You get the picture.

Also contrary to what he tells you, he has a 360."

Sidenote to Solidjun: If ur here, which I know you will be since you brown nose all my comments. Ur a liar. U say I have a 360...wheres your proof??? And you say I have no trophies for GOW3...ur a very funny man. Raztad can verify what games I have and haven't beaten very easily if you'd like to ask him. As far as I'm concerned, I have nothing to prove to you. Ur just plain stupid. How do you determine what consoles a person has or doesn't have based on their comments??

solidjun52923d ago

Your comment contradicts your other comments. It's unfortunately you can't see that. Well...maybe not.

pwnd_of_lol2924d ago

it will be between Halo Reach, crackdown 2, and Mario Galaxy. But yes, i do think Reach will win..

anyway IMO, reach will most likely be my GOTY. Loved all the other halo games, and Reach looks awesome!

kaveti66162924d ago

crackdown 2 was terrible.

jonboi242924d ago

crackdown 2? really? mario galaxy 2 i can understand, even halo i can somewhat understand but crackdown 2 but crackdown 2? either your being sarcastic or you sir are on crack.

as of right now mass effect 2 is GOTY in my mind.

RedPawn2924d ago

Crackdown 2 was like playing Devil May Cry 2.

lowcarb2924d ago

I highly doubt it will be Crackdown 2.

number472923d ago (Edited 2923d ago )

How can he be wrong?

if its his goty, its his goty. GOTY isn't tangible, its still some fat reviewers opinion.

goty FOR ME as far as polish/gameplay/story

Goes to God of War 3.

Halo would be hard to get GOTY for me, considering its just halo with a patch. Its a good FPS as far as console FPS's go, but it doesn't do anything and hasn't done anything FPS's at large have done. If so, it would be a console FPS's fan every iteration just because. Theres nothing like GOW3 on PC/Console, just as there isn't anything like GT5 on PC/console. But all opinion.

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Imperator2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

It's a great game, but not GOTY quality. Of course, that's my own opinion. My bet is going to LBP2.

ingiomar2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

My Bets are On Reach


''god of war 3
red dead redemption
super mario galaxy 2
heavy rain
mass effect 2
gran turismo 5
little big planet 2
or halo reach
of course ps3 has the most GOTY contenders''

What about Alan Wake, Crackdown 2 and Fable 3?

So thats 4 Exclusives for 360 and 4 for PS3..if i may correct you

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Lou-Cipher2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

Fable 3 is Multi, and Crackdown 2 was abused by having an awful developer screw up what Realtime Worlds made great.

PS3fanboyto-dacore2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

"god of war 3
red dead redemption
super mario galaxy 2
heavy rain
mass effect 2
gran turismo 5
little big planet 2
or halo reach"

@Imperator- You pride LBP2 for its "near infinite replay value". Okay cool. So why do you ignore the fact that Halo: Reach has more replayability and content than GOW3 and Heavy Rain combined. DOUBLE-STANDARD.

"GOW3- I think we all know why this one is GOTY quality."

WOW...thats a mighty good argument you made for GOW3 right there /s

Lou-Cipher2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

Mass Effect 2/Civ 5/Starcraft 2/RedDeadRedemption/SMG2/Godof WarIII/SSF4 all have better scores than Reach.

Gran Turismo 5/LittleBigPlanet2 will probably score higher than Reach, not to mention Black Ops & AC Brotherhood have a shot at scoring higher than Reach.

Reach doesn't even deserve to be nominated for GOTY, much less win it.

Reach isn't a bad game, but it's Score is way to low to even be considered.

If GOTY was a popularity vote, Reach would have a shot, but GOTY is only a judge of quality,

PS3fanboyto-dacore2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

Dude, I don't mean to disrespect you..but what is it with you and scores?? I'm curious as to why you mention all these games, yet you don't tell us about YOUR personal experiences with them? Thats what counts. YOUR experience with the game..not some critic who gets paid to judge a game and give it a numerical score.

"Game of the Year is a judge of quality not a judge of popularity."

I agree, but "quality"(as far as video games are concerned) is EXTREMELY subjective. Everyone has different opinions on what a "quality" game is. Objectively speaking however, games like Uncharted 2 and Halo: Reach have showed the industry the epitome of what a great single player campaign and incredible online suite should be. So, these games DESERVED to be honored in some way, shape or form.

"Im not bashing on Reach, but there can only be 5-6 nominees for GOTY"

Says who???

"and with a score of 92 at Meta, it is just too far down this year."

..........but, with that logic, GOW3 has just as much of a chance at being GOTY as Reach. Your being hypocritcal. You apply "92 score being too low thing" to Reach..but not to GOW3.

Imperator2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )


I'm sorry, but how is 92 too low? While I agree that (in my opinion) Reach is not a GOTY contender, 92 is a great score.

Lou-Cipher2924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

Like I said, GOTY is not a popularity vote, it has nothing to do with sales.

The Game of the Year is a reward for making the "BEST of the Best" game that year. When you have 8-10 games that have scored better than Reach at the end of the year, does it really deserve to be nominated for game of the year?

Game of the Year is a judge of quality not a judge of popularity. Im not bashing on Reach, but there can only be 5-6 nominees for GOTY, and with a score of 92 at Meta, it is just too far down this year.

A 92 would have been good enough in 2008 or 2009, but not in 2010. There are way too many high scoring games this year.


92 isn't a low score, but it is to low to be nominated for GOTY when there are 8-10 games this year that will have scored higher than 92.

Traveler2924d ago

I don't think you understand his point. You are being contradictory because you are saying that Halo Reach doesn't have a high enough meta score to be game of the year but then you also say that God of War 3 is in the running to be GOTY even though it has the same meta score. Sounds biased to me.

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Shang-Long2924d ago

People read the article !

ABizzel12924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

What was the purpose of this. He/she wasted 15 min. of their life to type and post this crap opinion.

Halo Reach will win GOTY awards from some sites, Mass Effect 2 will win for some site, Red Dead Redemption will win from some sites, GT5 will win from a few sites (racing games have all the odds against them no matter how good they are), Call of Duty will win from some sites, LBP2 will win from some sites, God of War 3 will win from some sites.

This year there is no definitive GOTY contender, there will be multiple winners.

And if any game deserves to win it's LBP2 or Mass Effect 2.

cb4g2924d ago

I'm in total agreement with you: the GOTY award is purely a personal decision. There are just so many high quality games out there that it becomes very hard to make a single choice. Halo: Reach, God of War III, Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption...the list goes on.

That being said, I think the Game Developer's Choice Awards deserve a special mention as it acknowledges only peer recognition. The GDCA awards are given by distinguished game industry veterans (Ray Muzyka, Harvey Smith, Clint Hocking etc.) who have shaped the games we play today. Any thoughts?

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Blaze9292924d ago

It's definitely my Game of the Year. That's followed by Mass Effect 2. Nothing else coming out this year interest me like the interest I had for the above two games.

emil12924d ago

god of war 3
red dead redemption
super mario galaxy 2
heavy rain
mass effect 2
gran turismo 5
little big planet 2
or halo reach

of course ps3 has the most GOTY contenders

Imperator2924d ago

Like always. I think either LBP2 or GT5 are strong contenders. Those two game pack more content than any other games out there.

lowcarb2924d ago

I hope you read the comments above troll. There are just as many 360 exclusives if not more when you factor in arcade games.

MGRogue20172924d ago (Edited 2924d ago )

Hmmmmmm... no, I think Gran Turismo 5 is the Game of The Year IMO (Thanks to the guy below)

Not trollin', Just speakin' the truth.

kaveti66162924d ago

opinion. I think you're either trolling or you're really ignorant. take your pick.

mricecreamman2924d ago

it won't win, it'll may be nominate at the least!