X-Play Game Of The Year Nominees Announced

We've spent the last 12 months playing every major game released, and today, we're ready to reveal the nominees for 2010's Game of the Year. These are the best video games of 2010 and we're giving out 21 awards for great games this year, including Best Shooter, Most Original Game, Best RPG, Best Sports Game, Best Multiplayer and of course the coveted Game of the Year!

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NovusTerminus2875d ago

Guess what I am gonna complain about?

Best RPG. No Resonance of Fate... Even Neir got on the list, but nothing for RoF?

Kudos to Naruto for getting on best animations though!

Dark_Charizard2875d ago

Super Mario Galaxy 2, anyone?

Trytobee12875d ago

Yeah .... Being tied for hightest rated game of the year and I only see it mentioned once.

I thought it should at least be in the GOTY category.

gypsygib2874d ago (Edited 2874d ago )

And GOW3 please, AC Brotherhood before either of those two games is absolutely ridiculous.

AC Broth actually really lacking in the combat department like most AC games. The game should pretty much be a DLC.

Wow GT got is wrong in that regard.

Exquisik2874d ago

Seriously, SMG2 should be on the list and not Epic Mickey! And NBA 2k11 over Heavy Rain and GoW 3?

Looking over the list again, SMG2 was not nominated for any of the categories...

It looks like Red Dead Redemption is going to win the GOTY awards considering the number of nominations it got.

Longrod_Von_Hugendon2874d ago (Edited 2874d ago )


No GOW3?

schlanz2874d ago

Morgan Webb hates Mario games if memory serves.
Echoing everyone else... these lists are ****ing awful... some of the worst I've ever seen. Even the vgas aren't quite this terrible.

TheBlackSmoke2874d ago

So they give god of war 3 a perfect score and its not on the goty list?

Epic Mickey and NBA2k11...this is why games "journalism" is a joke.

MmaFanQc2874d ago

no wonder why G4 is dying....

DeadIIIRed2874d ago

I agree, I can't take a nomination list seriously without GOW3 on there. Also where is Reach? X-Play has the gall to put up NBA 2K11 but neither of the two games that happen to be the best for both systems this year? What a joke.

SinnedNogara2874d ago

No! It's too kiddy to be GOTY. Morgan said that, and whatever Morgan said is absolute fact.


Rumor2874d ago

Uh reach or god of war 3 wtf! Nba!?

Art direction no outbursts epic yarn!? Gtfoh

King_of _the_Casuals2874d ago

Wow!!! Some Fanboys are gonna be PO'ed about this list!!!

But I think Mass Effect 2 should win the GOTY award hands down. Once it comes to the PS3 many people who doubt it should play it and you will see why. Purely BRILLIANT!!

But I think God of War 3 and Mario Galaxy 2 should of atleast been nominated. Games were also great in there own regard. At least Halo wasn't nominated, so people can't crow favoritism about it.

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Vherostar2875d ago

Agred the RPG list is a complete waste of time most of the list is it is a very biased list. Don't even get me started on the multi-player games aswell..

eagle212875d ago

Where the fuc$ is SMG2? I guess they omitted it cause it kills everything else in gameplay and length. :)

Dark_Charizard2874d ago (Edited 2874d ago )

I was thinking the same thing.. They even excluded Halo: Reach.. hmmmmm...

Christopher2874d ago

For the most part, I just disagree with their choices. Some horrible lists there, IMHO.

Ippiki Okami2874d ago

No, I'd say its a fact. These lists are horrible. I'm Glad direct TV dropped G4.

Lord_Doggington2874d ago


minecraft was made by one man. One.

i totally hopes he wins best original game. teach those big companies that you don't need a huge budget to make a fantastic original game.

tacosRcool2874d ago (Edited 2874d ago )

Why don't they have more game of the year contenders or at least better ones?

No God of War III for GOTY nominee?!?!?!?! WTF

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alphakennybody2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

they nominated nba2k11 but not GOW3 as a nominee for GOTY?fail!

Kaneda2875d ago

Yeah, I saw that too! WTH?

Stempel2874d ago

doesn't matter. ME2 will do it anyway.

nycredude2875d ago

When was the last time a sports game got GOTY?

alphakennybody2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

Can't remember, but if one sport game deserves a GOTY it would be MLB 10 the show.

xtremeimport2875d ago

their game of the year is already picked by the nominations.

Mass Effect.

best shooter should go to Battlefield but it will go to COD each their own., im sure people would disagree with my list of picks.

vhero2875d ago

RDR deserves it best game R* created since GTA Vice City.

multipayer2875d ago (Edited 2875d ago )

Halo Reach should get shooter, I'll reserve my praise of anything battlefield until a cannon entry in the series that boasts 64 player online matches. But giving it to one of those yearly entries would be a slap in the face to the gaming industry, adam sessler should feel ashamed for having nba2k nominated goty.

Also, san andreas > vice city :D

vhero2875d ago

Best gameplay innovation
3. Mass Effect Saves
Seriously??? Guess they couldn't think of much else.. And the best RPG list is a JOKE.. ..
Oh and Just dance 2 should be in the dancing category EASILY.. These guys are terrible at there selection..

BrianG2875d ago

I agree,

Really don't like their choices this year. Especially game of the year choices. I'm sure we can agree some other games should be on that list, easily.

I do think BFBC2 should win best multiplayer.
Also GT5 for me was best racer
RDR looked pretty good this year.

But oh well, we can't chose game of the year can we? haha, let the "experts" do it.

Szarky2874d ago (Edited 2874d ago )

How is BC2 nominated for Best Shooter but not Best Multiplayer? I would think Best Shooter category would be for SP and Best MP for... Best Multiplayer? SP was pretty generic, MP is insanely good.