I've seen some other people doing their own game of the year lists so I might as well do one of my own. It's been a great year and while many games were pushed back there's no denying that gamers everywhere had a great time. Below, I will list my own personal candidates for GOTY and a short reason why. Enjoy:
I think any GOTY list not including UC2 is just fail. UC2 is an amazing game and it redefines games. It's amazing story, presentation, and lovable characters are on par with the bet Hollywood has to offer. Not to mention amazing controls and game play and a super fun multiplayer. UC2 is one of the best games this year.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Probably the best Batman game I've ever played. It certainly does an amazing job at representing Batman. You feel like you're actually him and the gameplay is just great. There's nothing better than terrorizing your foes with the Dark Knight.
The graphics in that infamous E3 trailer blew everyone away and many called it "impossible." Well, Guerrilla Games managed to do the impossible and more. While some people complained about the controls, I personally found them breath of fresh air. It's one of the best FPS I've ever played and the online is just great.
I don't own the game, but I have played it extensively. When my friend offered to play it, I was skeptical. I've been a Forza hater these past few months, but I found the game to be really good. Perhaps not as good as GT, but there's no doubt it's one of the best racing sims out there. My only complaint is Turn 10's stupid comments throughout it's development.
What an amazing game. It's hard as hell and it's extremely fun and addicting. I couldn't recommend this game unless you're love RPGs and if you do you're in for one of the best experiences ever. From Software surprised us all with this great addition's to the PS3s ever growing catalog. It's certainly one of those hidden gems.
Honerable mentions: Halo 3 ODST, R&C: ACiT, RE5, inFAMOUS, Borderlands.
So those are my candidates for GOTY 2009. I'll go ahead and make my decision toward the end of December. Thanks for reading.