This year could potentially be the toughest choice for Game of the Year, with the line-up being exceptional. This of course is excellent news for us, the gamers, but what do you have your money on?
I don't really like trying to pick a GOTY I love a lot of games and its hard to pick the greatest game of the year.
Contenders so far: Mass Effect 2 GoW III Mario Galaxy 2 RDR Possible remaining unreleased contenders: StarCraft 2 The Last Guardian Halo Reach GT5 LA Noire LBP2 In all likelihood the awards from various publications/sites will be spread across a mixture of the above games. There’s going to be no obvious winner this year unless something special happens in the next 6 months. Best. Gaming. Year. Ever.
I doubt Star Craft 2 will get GOTY mainly because people who've played the first will feel like they all ready played the second. Nothing wrong with keeping it the same but at the same time, it's not like those next gen RTS games that made everything so much better. I'd pick ME2 if there's not a PS3 game i can remember on top of my head. I'm not really a big fan of GOW since it's a hack and slash no skill type of game. DMC fanatic here. If we're lucky, maybe Dead Space 2 would be a GOTY type of game.
RDR in my opinion should not be game of the year...The game is good but the graphics are nothing to shout about especially when the game is plagued with glitches....ATM it should be GOW 3 but Black ops, GT5, Medal of Honour or even Killzone(if the rumours of naughty dog leading a hand are true)
I don't like GOTY year because a lot of times the games are so different. How am I supposed to compare ME2, GoW3 and RDR (not to mention all the games that haven't been released yet, Halo: Reach and GT5) when they are all totally different games.
GOTY is already secured for god of war 3 with heavy rain in second and mass effect 2 a distant 3rd.
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Bayonetta is a contender for GOTY. sorry, i know some will be offended but quality is quality, whether the lead is male or female.
Leaving off God of War 3 equals instant fail.
I think the games that will be fighting for such title are: Mass Effect2, God of War3, Heavy Rain, Bayoneta, Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Galaxy 2. Expecting to see Metroid Other M, Gran Turismo5, Halo Reach, Little Big Planet 2, maybe if it comes out this year The Last Guardian. This really is the greatest year in gaming history.
Wow, you've just reminded me what an eventful and game-packed year it has been... and the year's only half over! You really couldn't ask for a better start to the year, and I'm willing to bet that the end will be just as amazing, if not more so. Of course, with all these great games, it will be nigh impossible for any single GOTY candidate to be considered. I mean, just the fact that so many great games have released early in the year pretty much dooms them from GOTY perspective. Many gamers have short memories, and trust me, when they are caught up in the hype for all the newer releases later this year, they will forget games such as Mass Effect 2 and Heavy Rain and God of War 3. It's an unfortunate circumstance that repeatedly proves itself true year after year, and this article is an indicator of this, focusing on the future rather than what we have now. In the end though, all that matters is that we've had an excellent start to the year, and no less.
gow 3 or lbp2 >_>
Dont think GOW3 - its not got as much a universal appeal as other titles.
funny the first 2 GOW war games got GOTY why wouldn't the third
one can argue because of all the other cool games coming out :P
Yeah that was my point. Its not as universal as some of the other titles.
"GOTY 2010 – Toughest Yet?" Indeed...
Mario Galaxy 2, Other M, or Zelda Wii in my opinion.
still, good choices considering...the only platform
Yeah, because I also own a PS3. Thanks for pointing that out. Anyway like I said, it's my opinion. Mario Galaxy 2 already has a spot in. And plus, funny how you go after me when others listed games on one platform as well, mind replying to them too. Chill out. PSN: Swordsmanship101
NES: Mario, Metroid, Zelda. SNES: Mario, Metroid, Zelda. N64: Mario, Zelda. GC: Mario, Metroid, Zelda. Wii: Mario, Metroid, Zelda. GBA: Mario, Metroid, Zelda. DS: Mario, Metroid, Zelda. Seeing a pattern here? xD
Go to top 20 all-time game lists and cry over over it. :)
I'd rather have another Paper Mario than Galaxy. Damn, i got addicted to Paper Mario on the wii.
For me it will most likely be Starcraft 2. But i think either LBP 2, GT5, Red Dead or Reach are going to get it.
Can't forget Mass Effect 2! Zelda maybe if it gets released.
Starcraft 2 will be a strong contender for sure
I think the 360 have defiantly got a contender this year with ME2(not Alan Wake), but for me its GOW3 then RDR.
mass effect 2 god of war 3 heavy rain red dead redemption super mario galaxy 2 gran turismo 5 or little big planet 2
Without a doubt RDR kicks GOWIII's and ME2's ass
I love RDR but ME2 is GOTY so far, GOw3 was great but too similiar to the first 2
I love RDR, but GoW3 is GotY so far. ME2 was great, but too similar to the first one.
Agreed. ME2 is still my GOTY so far, RDR has run it close though.
ME2 was far from similar to the first one. ME1>ME2.
wow, I must be one of the few 360 fans that didn't think that much to mass effect. personally, just my opinion, but I am enjoying Red Dead way more then ME2. For me, counting the games I have played this year so far, it's between God of war 3 and Red Dead. ME2 was good, but there were still a lot of things I didn't like about it. I would say it's the best 360 exclusive thats been released this year so far. But I am enjoying Red Dead a lot more.
ME2 isn't an exclusive. I've been playing it on my PC since launch.
ya, so I keep hearing.... the ps3 is excluded so it's pc and 360 exclusive. feel better ? funny how the pc never really comes up until someone wants to point that out... it still does not change the fact that you can't play it on the ps3.
TLG already won. =p
Dont know why its so important we all win as gamers i dont even know what won last year or any year for that matter devs get cash we get games cool goty is like the academy awards means nothing to the average movie buff.
Honestly, I don't care about GOTY anymore. I mean, almost all big hype games get a GOTY version nowadays anyways. What's the point?
before i think of a GoTY but so far HR, GOWIII and RDR are my personal GoTY, but i think SMG2 and ME2 will also be there =)
So far me gow 3 the game has best beginning in the history of video games for me lol it was like BOOM.
For me its GowIII till we see LBP2 or Last Guardian. when a game goes above and beyond whats been done in terms of epicness and graphical quality and craftsmanship how can it not get game of the year. the story is great and GowIII always manages to please the player with brutatily and top notch gameplay. As an overall package GowIII delivers on all fronts. the only people that disagree are people that never took GowIII seriously or never played it.
Ultimately its going to be a standoff between the year's greatest open-world action adventure; Red Dead Redemption, and the year's greatest action adventure game; God of War 3. Although I think uplank is right; GoW3 is gritty and hyperviolent, its brilliant, but wont appeal to everyone..
/The following text is protected from Fannypacks, Fanboys and mass haters LBP 2 has the best chance of getting it, but RDR has a decent chance to, ME2 wont get it, it was fun(I played it on the PC) but no GOTY. I'm gonna have to say I don't think GOW3 will get it either, to many Unique games came out and coming out this year, GT5(if it comes out this year) has a chance to, but It'll be hard for a racer to get GOTY honestly. My predictions are void though and so is everyone elses because Mario Galaxy 2 came out this year and already seeing many 10's, It'll get GOTY but it does not deserve it. /End of protection mode Now you can hate LOL
GOW3 for GOTY, Or its a fix.
We are in May!!
Of what I played so far this year, It would have to be GOW3. Simply an amazing game with a lot of WOW moments. RDR is a good game but I believe it's over rated.
Mass Effect 2, Halo Reach , Fable 3 or Mario Galaxy.
For me its ME2, GOW3, GT5 and Halo Reach. I think i am going to give the goty to gt5, i have been waiting for this baby for like, half a decade.
It order for exclusives to win it gotta totally dominate the genre, like Uncharted 2 for example. Multiplats on the other hand can win just on popularity and pervasiveness alone.
rdr is really good gow3 is good hr is fun the first time through alan wake is ok definetly no goty splinter cell is hotttt definetly no goty........... IM HOPEING MAFIA 2 COMES OUT SWINGING FOR THE FENCES....... BUT IF GT5 COMES OUT I DONT SEE HOW ANYTHING CAN COMPETE TOO MUCH CONTENT!!!!!!
I don't know now, America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking = GOTY
Super Mario Galaxy 2 for me so far. Then: 2. Red Dead Redemption 3. Mass Effect 2 4. God of War 3 5. Heavy Rain 6. No More Heroes 2 7. Lunar Silver Star Harmony 8. Alan Wake 9. Splinter Cell: Conviction 10. Final Fantasy XIII
All i got to say is that although there are many contenders, the only reason this article was written was because of the release of RDR. Personally being about half way through the game, the game is not as great as people are making it out to be definitely not GOTY worthy. Don't get me wrong it is an excellent game, but nowhere near perfect or the 95 metacritic average. I know, I know you are gonna say most of the world disagrees with me but this is just my opinion :D
1. RDR 2. ME2 3. Bayonetta 4. GOW 3 5. Split Second Although, ME2 is amazing, the difficulty of creating a sand box world as fun as RDR that you can just get lost in takes a huge amount of effort and skill (special consideration to the excellent Just Cause 2, which is in my top 10 for the year). Hats off to rockstar. Special props to Bayonetta and the guys at Platinum games for reviving the genre that has been growing a bit long in the tooth. Also, Bayonettas combat system is superior to GOW 3 (which is a franchise I love) so excellent work Platinum Games. I have not played Alan Wake yet (so I reserve my opinion) and although I enjoyed Heavy Rain and thought it was a good story with interesting detection mechanics, I have had a ton more fun with Split Second, most exciting racer since Burnout: Revenge (Burnout: Paradise was great but not as exciting due to the down time of the open nature of the game).
Lots of great games coming out. How no one is saying Fallout: New Vegas is beyond me. Fallout 3 was GOTY, and I expect even better things out of Vegas.
Why argue about it. UC2 got GOTY and no one saw that coming
As long as its anything except Halo Reach, it's gonna be a wise choice.
From games released so far: GOTY and best Platform = Mario Galaxies 2 (Might be LBP2) Hardcore GOTY = RDR Best Graphics and Fighter = GOWIII hands fcking down! Best RPG = Mass Effect 2 hands fcking down! Best original innovation = Heavy Rain by a billion billion billion trillion miles! Best racer = Modnation! (Will be GT5 hands down!!) GT5 and LBP2 are the only games that I think could beat Galaxies 2 for GOTY. Unless, KZ3 releases this year in which case Mario would be exterminated by the Helghast! KZ3 = GOTY 2011!
if everything we saw about lbp2 is real then it may be a shoe in for game of the year again.which is cool wit me cuz me and my girl loved the first 1
All star line up of games across all platforms. Can't remember a time when gaming was this Freaking awesome.
to early to even think about it.who knows what could happen maybe E3 will have some OMG mind blowing games that changes every thing.
Good luck to journalist on putting together the GOTY ballot this year. There are way too many strong contenders to whittle it down to 4 or 5 games. We already have 4 strong contenders and its only May... GOW III (front runner in my opinion) Mass Effect 2 Super Mario Galaxy 2 RDR
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