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Uncharted 2 Wins VGA's 'Game of the Year'

Naughty Dog developed one of the greatest PS3 titles of the generation with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Amazing graphics, action-packed gameplay, puzzles, fun multiplayer, and so much more really made the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves experience unlike any other game this year.

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Saaking3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Holy sh!t! They actually gave it to UC2. Damn!!!

Well deserved indeed. I really didn't expect VGA to do this... UC2 FTW.

It also won best Ps3 game and best graphics.

EDIT:

To those accusing me of hypocracy, I still stand by my statement. The VGAs shouldn't be taken seriously (the AIAS should be) but, I'm f#cking amazed that they actually gave a Sony exclusive GOTY. This just may redeem them... a little.

deadreckoning6663621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Are the VGAs still unfair Saaking? lol

Its great that Uncharted 2 got it. Finally the PS3 gets some friggin recognition. As far as the show itself, it could have been better. I was expecting something crazy like Agent or Half Life 3 to be honest.
Arkham Asylum 2 was easily the BEST surprise!

Edit: Holy Crap, 70 COMMENTS IN 5 MINUTES. Were gunna break the system lmao.

sabestar3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

YEEEEAAAAHHH Uncharted 2 got it I cant believe it
It also got best ps3 game and best graphics

Bnet3433621d ago

lol Saaking loves the VGAs now. You said it was for casuals ;)

Microsoft Xbox 3603621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

GAME of the YEAR!

also BEST GRAPHICS Award!

Uncharted 2 hands down deserve all the praise.

Naughty Gods FTMFW!!!!

Saaking3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Hell no man, I'm just really surprised by it and it's the only thing I really agree with. I'm still gonna wait for the AIAS though. Still, WOW. Sony must be proud.

kahlop3621d ago

Best award for the best game this year!

blackpanther253621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

i really thought MW2 was going to win.......i did not see this coming at all. I was getting ready call BS and then UNCHARTED 2!!!!!!!!! and i was speechless. Im happy they made the correct decision

cl63AMG3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Good for ND though. They put out some really quality games and its about time they got some recognition.

EDIT:
wow this story's been published 6 minutes and already has 100 comments

Mista T3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

THIS IS GONNA BE A FUN THREAD :P :P

I thought MW2 was gonna win but when UC2 was announced GOTY I sprung out of my chair and said YES!!!

Marceles3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

I kinda figured they would make up for not giving it best action/adventure, etc. that they would would give it GOTY. It was more than deserved

edit: I never understood award shows that give Game/Movie/Song of the Year, but dont give them the award for the best in the genre

skeletonss3621d ago

You slag, I thought vgas were for casuals and babies.

You said it not me.
;)

Genesis53621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Kind of suprised they gave it to a Sony exclusive. It deserves it though it was a great game I loved it. They also gave it best graphics for that there can be no argument.

Cwalat3621d ago

Great to see Uncharted 2 receive what it deserves, title for best game of the year.

But the VGA's was boring as hell, all the hype for what?

raztad3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

@kigmal

"ol Saaking loves the VGAs now. You said it was for casuals ;)"

UC2 is a very casual game, so that holds true.

EDIT:

UC2 is an amazing game (no my personal GOTY) but it totally deserves this award.

EDIT2:

I got several disagrees very fast. I guess someone is ofended because I said UC2 is casual (does anybody think UC2 is hardcore?) or someone is ofended because I said it's true VGAs for casuals.

And for those wondering why UC2 didnt win the Action/Adventure award, I can say when that happened I knew UC2 was meant to be GOTY. It's just politics.

sGIBMBR3621d ago

deserved. Quality game... !

YungXclusive2K93621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

The damn article doesn't even say VGA's it just says GOTY

zoks3103621d ago

Great for Sony and ND. that game truly deserves it.
Now lets all celebrate by going online and playing the game.

Redempteur3621d ago

Uncharted prizes and flower prize were the only thing fair in this "event"

Myze3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

The entire show was boring, unfunny when it tried to be funny, and bad performances (who the hell was that crappy band at the end?). However, at least they got this one right. Sadly, the only surprise was AA2 (which was a good one, at least). The Reach video sucked, as did most of the other ones. Spec-Ops actually looked pretty good I thought though. Although, almost guaranteed that was pre-rendered or PC footage.

mikeslemonade3621d ago

Game of the year for a game that you can only get on the PS3. Meaning PS3 sales increase this december and beat xbox 360.

solidjun53621d ago

Yea, I agree. Like I said in another thread. Wasted 2 hours of my life watching this. Going to play Prince of Persia: Sands of Time to try to get it back.

eagle213621d ago

GOTY!! GOTY!! GOTY!!

Most Anticipated Game: God Of War III

Best Spike EVER!!!

GameGambits3621d ago

I'm still confused how Uncharted 2 didn't get best action/adventure game over Assassin's Creed 2. Yes AC2 is a great game i played and beat it, but let me put it to people this way.

Imagine that a Super Mario game won game of the year, but it didn't win best platformer...that's 100% impossible. If it can't win as the best game in its own genre how could it be the best game that year?

I just feel that Uncharted 2 was scooping up a lot of awards and when Spike/gametrailers saw that they let that award slide to whoever was 2nd most voted for.

Yeah yeah conspiracy story. I'm happy for AC2 as it was a great game, but again look at my Mario example. It just doesn't add up...

DarkMantrid3621d ago

But really well deserved!

Sevir043621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Hell yes!!! b!tches, This game,
Goty 2009
Best PS3 game
Best Graphics...

lol!!! NaughtyDog Pwns the most awards goes to this game. Sorry but i had to let my faboy out of his cage. he's been waiting for the longest...

U2 GOTY 2009... FUK YES!!!about damn time Sony Got some love around from the Gaming community and the media,

also good job to Sony Santa Monica,, it appears the gaming public has spoken and GOW3 is the most anticipated Game of 2010... GOW3, not Greenturd's Halo: reach... lets see what gets the big sale next year. I'm almost sure that GOW3 will do some Halo/Gears-esque Numbers

Cyrus3653621d ago

I don't get it, how can a game that wins GAME Of the year, best graphics, etc...yet it can't win it's best game in it's category (Action/Adventure)...

So Assassins Creed 2 wins that, but somehow Uncharted 2, is deemed better than and the best game of the year, just not in action/adventure category...

Does that make any sense....

It's like naming an Shooter game the GOTY, yet it doesn't win shooter of the year...

Digitaldude3621d ago

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.
I shat myself, this is the biggest surprise ever.
How did ti win GOTY when it lost to AC2 in adventure?
Ah well it won!

whothedog3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Paybacks a b*tch!

RAAAAAGE3621d ago

AC2 won best action adventure over U2. Yet U2 won best PS3 game. GOTY is voted by the fans.

The VGAs just spread the love for all games.
But WTF is the difference between best voice and best human voice

RockmanII73621d ago

Batman teaser trailer
Crackdown 2 trailer
Spec Ops Timeline trailer
UFC 2010 trailer
Halo Reach trailer
Medal of Honor trailer

I watched for Reach Trailer, but mildly enjoyed the show

sunil3621d ago

how was it surprising... the last award was yet to be announced and they had not announced best ps3 game, best graphics and if you looked at the nominations it was obvious it was going to be UC2 - the GOTY...

Also, AC2 won over UC2 in the Best Action Adventure, but UC2 won over AC2 in GOTY? .... its simply funny !

Solidus187-SCMilk3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

because they didnt announce it winning for grafix or the other thing it won too.

Im going to go play it online right now.

Microsoft Xbox 3603621d ago

I may have to platinum the game again as a celebration. lol

jamesrocks31473621d ago

HEY HEYYYYY GOOOD BYE! ( BOTS )

siliticx3621d ago

much deserved. I'm currently playing MW2 and god that game feels empty after playing UC2.

Seriously why didnt it win best shooter or best advanture? i guess it was too much of an hybrid?

In that case, go hybrids. and go naughty dog for making such an awesome game!

CrazzyMan3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

But to be fair, Uncharted 2 would/should win in MUCH MORE categories, than it did.
But then again, this would be bad for other games.

PEOPLE, BUY THE GAME! It`s only 2M WW and should be atleast 5M!

mikeslemonade3621d ago

So God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, and Last Guardian actually have a chance to win GOTY next year too.

Microsoft Xbox 3603621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

You will never see a GOTY game for the 360 from here on out. The PS3 is simply on a whole nother level.

Bots, go beg your mommy for a PS3.

Darkstorn3621d ago

Good choice. Uncharted 2 is one of the best games on the PS3 (after MGS4 and Bioshock, of course...).
I'm glad the VGA chose wisely this year, but I still think Killzone 2 has better graphics than Uncharted 2. It's not that UC2 has mediocre graphics, it's just that my jaw dropped further when I popped in KZ2 for the first time.

evrfighter3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

I'm very very glad for the sake of the gaming industry's future.

Let this be a humbling experience to Infinity Ward where ya you can make games for the quick buck but it will never be GoTY. For that award effort and quality are needed.

Spike (suprisingly) has brought balance back to the gaming world.

My dislike for IW runs alot deeper than my dislike for ps3 fanboys if you hadn't noticed.

Sigh3621d ago

I'm glad UC2 won, even some dude in the crowd shouted "UNCHARTED!!!" before Jake Glleynhal announced GOTY. I say that because its nice to know this game is easily recognized now, way different when the 1st came out. I salute to Naughty Dog. And Nolan North got ROBBED!!!

commodore643621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Congrats to UC2 for winning the vga goty.
A well deserved award for such an excellent game.

Now all it needs is for my fellow ps3 owners to actually buy the game.
Seriously, the ps3 is approaching 28 mill sold, yet UC2 sales are less than 2 million.
This is probably the best game on ps3 and arguably has received a LOT of advertising and exposure.
Yet sales remain unremarkable, compared to other games of AAA quality.

Come on people, if Developers don't get the sales support from us in the ps3 community, they might question whether it is worth the effort of spending extra time, resources and money on making fabulous exclusives on ps3 that just don't sell as well, relatively speaking?

This is a valid point, and I invite valid replies.
Leave the hate and fanboyism at the door, please.

Darkeyes3621d ago

@Commodore... 2 million in 2 months not bad for any game man. Ya it's not Halo or GT numbers, but still if any games breaks the 1 million mark means the devs have more than broken even.... I understand your argument, but if you look at the dynamics of the market, apart from a selected few games like Halo, MGS, Gears, GT... None sell over the 3-4 million mark.

People will always buy games if they are in their 3rd or 4th iteration... MGS sells, GT sells for the same even Halo... Gears too defined the start of next gen and so is famous.... Even if you see on the 360, their best game (ME1) barely sold over 2 million and even Forza just reached 1 million...

It's all in the name mate. Games like GOW3 and GT5 will sell @ss loads next year due to them being well known from the past. Hell they will even move a lot of consoles, but UC1 went under the radar for quiet a few gamers when they ditched it in 07.... But just to give you the numbers, even it sold poorly early and had really long legs which helped it cross 2.5 million... UC2 did that in 2-3 months!!!! That is an improvement.... I am damn sure UC2 will sell more than 3 million in it's lifetime which is phenomenal for any game.

I also understand the 28 million, but there are 140 million PS2s in the market and yet games on that sold the same amount as they are selling this gen....

lightningsax3621d ago

I like that UC2 won, and I really like that Dragon Age Origins is getting the cred it deserves (although Demon's Souls is also amazing).

What I don't like is this: They give Assassin's Creed 2 the win over Uncharted 2 for best action/adventure game at the beginning of the show. Then, UC2 wins overall for game of the year at the end of the show. Spike, this is not 3rd grade, everyone doesn't have to win. If UC2 is the GOTY, why isn't it the winner in its own category?

I know, I know, the answer is PR money. But still, that's just... weird. That's like saying that Mario 3 was the best Mario title ever, but Super Mario Bros. was the best title on the NES. Does not compute.

Oh well, why am I complaining? There are signs that a new Batman is on its way. That's a good thing. I'm finished.

arika3621d ago

this is kind of an icing on the cake, especially for ND. woohooo!!! i'm loving this. after all that doom and gloom news again by the other camp, this is a very welcome change of pace! sweet! next year i bet you its going to be a ps3 exclusive game that is going to get the goty again!

rockleex3621d ago

Because Modern Warfare 2 failed big time.

Naughty Dog basically succeeded in creating a more action packed game with amazing dynamic set pieces than Infinity Ward.

The only thing in my mind after I finished Uncharted 2 was, "How the hell can Infinity Ward top THIS!?!?"

Guess what, they couldn't.

And they even screwed up the storyline so bad. Nothing in the story made sense.

Seemed like they had to come up with some BS of a story to tie in all the different levels together. -_-"

Sarcasm3621d ago

They didn't "give" the award, the people voted for it. Or at least I think.

BWS19823621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Commodore, I'll "bite"...For once I'll set your history aside and "discuss" this civilly.

Uncharted 2 did not have the advertising you think it did, from what I see around here and from what I hear from others outside of my area. Most people still don't know what the IP is outside the core gaming populace. The problem is exposure, and there is still hatred for the PS3 in a way that stifles many of its games...Games like MGS4 can break that number fairly quickly because as was noted, it has a legacy and doesn't need as much hype or exposure as a "new IP" like Uncharted. Comparatively to Halo or CoD, Uncharted is almost a niche game because of its awareness, there's a difference there. Trust me, the IP is not "out there" like "Oh, yes I know of Halo" is. I haven't seen ANY advertising for Uncharted around me except in gaming mags or on gaming sites, yet MW2 and Halo get crammed down throats around here (on soda, on tv, on billboards, all over)....It's all about exposure.

The other reason, as has been noted as well, is the long legs the PS3 games have, and the choice its users have. There are tons of options for these new gamers to sift through who are just now getting the cheaper PS3 for the first time, and the PS3 demographic has shown to be different than the 360 demographic. This is demonstrated by several statistics, like Halo 3, Gears, GTA and COD type games being what sell on the 360, and at massive levels. But then that characteristic goes down some notches as you get to the lesser known titles like Crackdown 1 and Dead Rising 1, who's sales even after several years don't get more than a couple million despite being great games.

The fact is, there are a handful of "core" games that sell VERY well on 360 and the rest sell in line with the PS3's numbers. The demographic is the cause for this, and if you look at the regions the systems are from it also lends credence to this concept as well. Europe and Japan have different sales/tastes on games for PS3 than the ones in NA (where I am)...Games like Resistance and Uncharted are more popular around me than games like Cross Edge and Pro Evo...but most of "those" gamers have 360's and are set for a console after that. Where 360 is popular, the audience for Uncharted 1 & 2 is pretty high, and where the PS3 is more popular, there are other games that those gamers will buy first or instead. I'm in a minority around here, most people have 360's and not as many have PS3's. I have about 50 games for my PS3 (and another 15 from PSN) and I'm REALLY in a minority around here. That is the demographic at work.

That is why, IMO, on top of the fact that the 360's attach rate is slightly (but not significantly) higher than PS3's. The fact is, the game will have breached 2 million by years end, that's phenomenal for a newer IP in 10 weeks. The only games to beat that pace are as I said, MW2, Mario, Halo, GT, etc... So for an "under the radar" game to go unnoticed (around me) and blast off with its second iteration at that rate, it IS impressive, and trust me, will garner sequels and make ND and Sony content. Sure, they would LIKE Halo numbers for it, but aren't naive enough to expect them, and maybe because you're a fevered 360 fan, you won't understand that perspective. If you open your mind and read my words without the malice you usually have, maybe it will make sense.

Consoldtobots3621d ago

"Congrats to UC2 for winning the vga goty.
A well deserved award for such an excellent game.

Now all it needs is for my fellow ps3 owners to actually buy the game.
Seriously, the ps3 is approaching 28 mill sold, yet UC2 sales are less than 2 million.
This is probably the best game on ps3 and arguably has received a LOT of advertising and exposure.
Yet sales remain unremarkable, compared to other games of AAA quality.

Come on people, if Developers don't get the sales support from us in the ps3 community, they might question whether it is worth the effort of spending extra time, resources and money on making fabulous exclusives on ps3 that just don't sell as well, relatively speaking?

This is a valid point, and I invite valid replies.
Leave the hate and fanboyism at the door, please."

oh jesus, now I've seen it ALL. lol

Alvadr3621d ago

It is a great game, loved it to bits. My first platinum trophy wooo

Commander TK3621d ago

"...and so much more really made the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves experience unlike any other game this year..."

Killzone 2, Demon's Souls, Rachet & Clank, inFamous and GOW collection say hello.

sikbeta3621d ago

This game is just Amazing and deserve all the praise possible

Uncharted Franchise FTW!!!

hankmoody3621d ago

All I'm gonna say is, up until last night the VGA's were getting SLAMMED by the PS3 community as being bought out by Microsoft and something not to be taken seriously, etc. etc.

Now, everyone's so happy that UC2 won game of the year that some kind of strange amnesia has set in. Sorry but I find it utterly sickening.

I'm not big on the PS3. I don't own one nor do I plan to get one. I do however think that UC2 is more than deserving of getting such a high accolade. I haven't played it but I've read the reviews and seen it playing at Best Buy and its pretty damn impressive. I'm not going to hate on it like so many of you idiots do because fanboyism is pathetic. I just wanted to point out that a lot of the PS3 supporters really showed just how ridiculous and illogical they can be when it comes to "defending" the honor of their chosen system.

Bigpappy3621d ago

Let this be a humbling experience to Infinity Ward where ya you can make games for the quick buck but it will never be GoTY. For that award effort and quality are needed.

I am 100% sure that Infinity Ward would take the sales they got for COD2 over this award. The biggest award for a developer or publisher is sales. UC received awards for the technical stuff, not because it was the most enjoyable to play. AC2 worn over UC2 in that category. UC2 is a great technical achievement and deserves the awards, but the most popular and successful game by a mile is COD2.

ProperFunked3621d ago

glad MW2 didnt get it...thank god *phew* if it did, it'd probably ruin me as a gamer.

Naughty dog deserved this for sure, such an amazing game (one of my top favorites for sure)

congrats ND

Redgehammer3621d ago

UC2 looks fantastic, and even though I will never play it, I must say I do believe the award went to the most deserving game. The team at Naughty Dog did a great job from all that I have read and seen, it is nice when people get recognized for their achievement.

edgeofblade3621d ago

So, wait a second... as long as they give the game YOU, Saaking, think should get it, it's right and they are "redeemed"? I'm not going to argue that UC2 is a good game. To win the GOTY in any publication, you have to be good. You hear that: Uncharted 2 is GOOD!

But EVERYONE knows you are the biased, token PS3 fanboy. You show up in ANY remotely relevant post to give services to Sony you should probably send them an invoice for... and at worse, services they should pay cash for. If I were a moderator on this site, you would be permanently stuck in the open zone for the vapid, one-sided filth you spew.

Please, give me a week in the open zone. It will give me the reason I need to leave this horribly INFECTED website behind to the cess-pool-dwelling shills that infected it.

To sum up, UC2 was good, but now, I cannot suffer the fans. Remember this next time you complain about Halo-holics.

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Saaking3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Where are you bots? LMAO

I'm honestly surprised the VGAs did this... wow! ND and UC2 FTW.

Mo0eY3621d ago

BUT BUT BUT MW2 HAD 4 MILLION TOTAL IN SALES. HOW CAN THIS BE?

Sales are everything. MW2 had 4 million sales on our Xbox 360 and it didn't win... How does a 2 million sales game beat our 4 million game sales?

trancefreak3621d ago

awesome but it does take blood and sweat for a sony game to get it.

much respect to nd the game was freaking awesome

halo reach game of the year hype what a joke.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3621d ago

UC2 the GOTY that no one ever played :D