XPlay's Best of '08 Awards

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  1. War
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    "Most Original Game:
    Braid - Microsoft - XBLA (360)
    No More Heroes - Ubisoft - Wii
    LittleBigPlanet - SCEE - PS3
    Boom Blox - Electronic Arts - Wii
    Mirror’s Edge - Electronic Arts - 360
    The World Ends With You - Square Enix - DS

    Best Gameplay Innovation:
    Left 4 Dead - AI Director - 360
    Tom Clancy’s EndWar - Voice Command - 360/PS3
    Resistance 2 - Objective-Based Multiplayer - PS3
    Too Human - Right Stick Combat - 360
    LittleBigPlanet - Level Creation/Sharing - PS3
    Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - Public Quests - PC

    Best Multiplayer Game:
    Madden NFL 09 - EA - 360/PS3
    Too Human - Microsoft - 360
    Gears Of Wars 2 - Microsoft - 360
    Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - Capcom - 360
    Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3
    Left 4 Dead - Valve/EA - 360

    Best Sports Game:
    NHL 09 - EA - 360/PS3
    Hot Shots Golf: Out Of Bounds - SCEE - PS3
    Fifa 09 - EA - 360/PS3
    NBA 2K9 - 2K Sports - 360/PS3
    Madden NFL 09 - EA - 360/PS3

    Best Downloadable Content:
    Team Fortress 2 - Class Upgrades - 360/PS3/PC
    Warhawk - PSN Expansions - PS3
    Call of Duty 4 - Variety Map Pack - 360/PS3
    Rock Band 2 - Downloadable Songs - 360/PS3
    Burnout Paradise - Motorcycle & Map Expansions - 360/PS3

    Best New Downloadable Game:
    World Of Goo - 2D Boy - WiiWare (Wii)
    Bionic Commando Rearmed - Capcom - 360
    Braid - Microsoft - XBLA (360)
    Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 - Microsoft - XBLA (360)
    Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty - SCEE - PSN (PSN)
    Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix - Capcom - XBLA (360)/PSN (PS3)

    Best Strategy Game:
    Valkyria Chronicles - Sega - PS3
    Galactic Civilizations 2: Twilight Of The Arnor - Stardock - PC
    Advance Wars: Days Of Ruin - Nintendo - DS
    Tom Clancy’s EndWar - Ubisoft - 360/PS3
    Sins Of A Solar Empire - Stardock - PC

    Best Shooter:
    Gears Of War 2 - Microsoft - 360
    Left 4 Dead - Valve/EA - 360
    Far Cry 2 - Ubisoft - 360/PS3
    Call Of Duty: World At War - Activision - Wii/360/PS3
    Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3

    Best RPG:
    The World Ends With You - Square Enix - DS
    Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - 360/PS3
    Persona 4 - Atlus - PS2
    Tales Of Vesperia - Namco-Bandai - 360
    Fable II - Microsoft - 360

    Best New Character:
    Niko Bellic - Grand Theft Auto IV - 360/PS3
    Your Dog - Fable II - 360
    Sackboy - LittleBigPlanet - PS3
    Travis Touchdown - No More Heroes - Wii
    Drebin 893 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - PS3

    Best Art Direction:
    Fable II - Microsoft - 360
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
    LittleBigPlanet - SCEE - PS3
    Fallout 3 -Bethesda Softworks - 360/PS3
    Far Cry 2 - Ubisoft - 360/PS3
    Prince Of Persia - Ubisoft - 360/PS3

    Best Animation:
    Madden 09 - EA - 360/PS3
    Left 4 Dead - Valve/EA - 360
    Prince Of Persia - Ubisoft - 360/PS3
    NBA 2K9 - 2K Sports - 360/PS3
    Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - 360/PS3
    Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3

    Best Writing:
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
    No More Heroes - Ubisoft - Wii
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - Atari - PC
    Fable II Microsoft - 360
    Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - 360/PS3

    Best Original Soundtrack:
    Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
    Gears Of War 2 - Microsoft - 360
    No More Heroes - Ubisoft - Wii
    Mirror’s Edge - EA - 360/PS3

    Best Sound Design:
    Battlefield: Bad Company - EA - 360/PS3
    Dead Space - EA - 360/PS3
    Condemned 2: Bloodshot - Sega - 360/PS3
    Fable II Microsoft - 360
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3

    Best Action/Adventure:
    Dead Space - EA - 360/PS3
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
    God Of War: Chains Of Olympus - SCEE - PSP
    No More Heroes - Ubisoft - Wii
    Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - 360/PS3

    Best Racing Game:
    Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - SCEE - PS3
    Pure - Disney Interactive Studios - 360/PS3
    Mario Kart Wii - Nintendo - Wii
    Grid - Codemasters - 360/PS3
    Burnout Paradise - EA - 360/PS3

    Best Music/Rhythm Game:
    Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Activision - Wii/360/PS3
    Rock Band 2 - MTV Games/EA - 360/PS3
    Patapon - SCEE - PSP
    Guitar Hero World Tour - Activision - Wii/360/PS3
    Audiosuft - Valve - PC

    Best Handheld Game:
    Chrono Trigger DS - Square Enix - DS
    God Of War: Chains Of Olympus - SCEE - PSP
    Patapon - SCEE - PSP
    Professor Layton?? - Nintendo - DS
    The World Ends With You - Square Enix - DS

    Best MMO:
    Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - Funcom - PC
    World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King - Activision Blizzard - PC
    Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning - EA - PC

    Game of the Year:
    Fable II Microsoft - 360
    Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - 360/PS3
    Fallout 3 -Bethesda Softworks - 360/PS3
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
    Left 4 Dead - Valve/EA - 360
    Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3
    Gears Of War 2 - Microsoft - 360"

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  2. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

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    I hated Drebin, I never found the appeal or fun of Braid, Warhammer is not better than WOTLK, and Fable 2 is definitely not Game of the Year. But I am pleasantly surprised at Left 4 Dead winning as many categories as it did. [​IMG]

    Seriously though, X-Play's awards don't mean squat usually. [​IMG]
     
  3. Pizzaroo

    Pizzaroo douchebag

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    I think Gears of War 2 should have won for best shooter award XD
     
  4. Trolly

    Trolly GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Behind you! I know you looked!
    Haha, Fable II as best game of the year? I may love Fable, but GTFO.
    I agree with most of the awards, though I haven't played MGS4 so I can't comment on that.
     
  5. Upperleft

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    [fanboy] At least TOV was one of the nominees [/fanboy]
     
  6. 23qwerty

    23qwerty GBAtemp Regular

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    Good to see NHL 09 getting sports game of the year, definitely was.
    Madden for best multiplayer game? I think that deserves a lolwut.
    Burnout should definitely have gotten best downloadable content, and Motorstorm for best racing game.
    I have a ps3, but come on >.>
    Fable 2 Game of the Year, but 5th in best rpg? Explain to me how that works :|
    *sigh* Xplay. Fail less.
    Last year you give it to Halo 3? And this year Fable 2? Neither of those deserved it, just goes to show how biased they are.

    I just realized WipEout HD should easily have won Best Downloadable Game $20 for basically a full game, with easily some of the best graphics ever seen in a game?

    Oh, apparently the bold was who won, I assumed it was who the op thought should have won, [​IMG]
    Disregard that I- uh, wrote all that xD
     
  7. Joe88

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    wtf @ Fable II game of the year [​IMG]
    it shouldnt even be in there
    I wonder how much MS payed for that...

    remember the spike game awards and Halo 3 game won some bullshit category "best game fulled by the dew"

    >_>
     
  8. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    Toronto, Canader!
    twewy is SO overrated. honestly
     
  9. Canonbeat234

    Canonbeat234 Redeemed Temper

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    True but look at all the people who played or bought it.
     
  10. apb407

    apb407 GBAtemp Fan

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    yeah it is actually really good if you go deeper into the story. Also i stopped watching x-play after they stopped reviewing games all the time. Nobody gives a shit about a dude challenging you, or news that everybody already knows. The reviews now arent even funny which make them pointless.
     
  11. 23qwerty

    23qwerty GBAtemp Regular

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    Twewy is the best ds game in my opinion [​IMG] I loved it.
    One of the few ds games I've actually managed to finish.