Gears of War wins GameFly awards

Epic Games favourite wins in two categories at the company's fourth annual awards.

Online game rental company GameFly today announced the winners of its 2006 Q Awards. Nearly 200,000 votes were placed by GameFly customers for this year's event, which the company says is the biggest number ever. Gears of War won both the Game of the Year and Xbox 360 Game of the Year categories, with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess picking up Wii Game of the Year and GameCube Game of the Year. The PlayStation 2 Game of the Year went to Final Fantasy XII, and PlayStation 3 to Resistance: Fall of Man. Other winners were Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories for the PlayStation Portable Game of the Year, Black for the Xbox, New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS, and Final Fantasy V Advance in the GBA Game of the Year category.

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GrimBee
GrimBee

Its a shame that this game wont see the light of day on a ps3... It would be awesome for this game to spread its legs on the ps3 (aswell as the pc, but I reckon its more of a console game as the controls are superb for it). But anyways - I hope that the series will be well served on the 360. Because there is nothing worse than an awesome game to get overlooked! I mean, check out the program LOST - it used to be on E4, getting loads of viewers in - but then Sky bought it out... Thus leaving it to fewer viewers... And there are those people who do not want a 360, and will miss out on this game! Anyways - the game is fantastic, really fantastic. As a stance to show what next gen is about, and not only that - how games CAN be on next gen. Both as a cinematic piece, an incredible gameplay experience and an awesome end-product - its worthy of every award it got. More please!

Somini
Somini

Carterman00: So, you're saying that shooters and fighting games are the only kind of games that involves thinking, is that it? Seems like you are a great thinker.

Carterman00
Carterman00

How can you say Gears doesn't deserve the award? it was 200,000 votes, by CUSTOMERS that chose this award. People's choice. RPG's are for the unskilled, slower thinking, and the lesser hand-eye coordinated gamers. The best of the best gamers, showcase their skills in shooter tourneys, or fighting tourneys, because they show off skill, practice, and quick logical thinking, to outplay an opponent. the reason you're not going to see many FFII tourneys or oblivion tourneys, is because well, my little sister can explore caves and hit the same button over and over again to whack zombies, and giant rats, and a few pansie goblin skirmishers, and WOW if she figured out how to use health potions shes pretty much rendered invincible considering you can carry enough to heal an entire army. But i'll be damned if she can fight her way out of being pinned down by a skilled sniper whilst crouching behind a couple of sandbags, as he's moving for his perfect shot and all she has is a smoke grenade, a chainsaw and a couple shells left in her shotgun. This is when she'd have to act quickly, any sudden hesitation to think it over and... BAM her head is gone, like a melon dropped from 10 story building. Make one wrong move or spastic roll, and WHAP she's shot by a perfectly placed power bullet to the chest, downed, and bleeding out. But if she practiced, used quick logical thinking, even quicker, cover moving, and a well placed smoke grenade, and she has a skilled sniper flailing his arms as fenix's massive arms rip through his enemy's torso with a satisfying chainsawing BZzZZT. Locust blood on your screen means victory. Now thats much more satisfying than any armor or sword i've come across playing obvlivion.

OpalDecept
OpalDecept

God ol' FF still brings in the punters. Seriusly though, its a good game.

LinKuei_warrior
LinKuei_warrior

i dont really like final fantasy.doesnt really amuse me. good job GoW.thnx for setting the tone of real Next GEn...

librarystarr
librarystarr

New Super Mario Bros. is such a great twist from the older games! I love it!

rustoo
rustoo

Gears of War is one amazing game :)

nynthninja
nynthninja

y does everyone diss gow, especially those who havent played it? it sickens me recognize a good game when you see it, im sure you sony fanboys wont be upset when MGS4 wins next year huh? and neither will i

shady_825
shady_825

Final Fantasy XII was the best game of 2006, without a doubt. Gears of War wins because it was the best next-gen game (at least according to magazines). I personally thought, if any next-generation game should've won, Oblivion would have been it. But Gears has online, and online and reputation are almost everything these days...

shasam712
shasam712

Trickyrich - "FF12 has the best story of all listed, so I don't see how GoW got away with it's shotty scrap book of story any 7 year old could write for english class(and still get a C at most). GoW online is probably just lame, with it's unbalanced weapons and gameplay, and serious host advantage." FFXII does have the best story, but not the better game play. Plus, the main word in your online assumption is "probably". I can beat a host, so the advantage isn't too great, and online really comes in to effect in shotgun fights...it's a lag issue, internet 2.0 please. Also, the Gears weapons isn't unbalanced, and neither is the game play as that's technically impossible, as everyone can do the same things. Gears deserves that award, like all of the others. It's just one of those games.

CitizenGeek
CitizenGeek

Final Fantasy XII deserved to beat GeOW, easily.

Trickyrich
Trickyrich

FF12 has the best story of all listed, so I don't see how GoW got away with it's shotty scrap book of story any 7 year old could write for english class(and still get a C at most). GoW online is probably just lame, with it's unbalanced weapons and gameplay, and serious host advantage. PS3 doesn't even have any worthy games.. so that category is irrelevent. I look forward to FF13, because FF12 certainly didn't disappoint.

Caduceus06
Caduceus06

Any suprises here? Not really. I haven't played GoW, but my friends seem to like it. I'm still plowing through Henne Mines at the moment, myself.

razu_gamer
razu_gamer

LOL, the only game 360 owners have got.

caneco87
caneco87

"datniccah187 Gears of War is totally awesome. You just can't get enough of that game. Definately one of my top five games of all time. Its just that serious." CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF IT HUH?... TOO BAD IT'S SO DARN SHORT! AND IT ALSO ENDS IN A WEIRD MOMENT, COULD IT BE THAT 8.4 GB WASN'T ENOUGH FOR THOSE "AWESOME" GRAPHICS? I THINK SO, BUT NOBODY IS GOING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT CAUSE WE ALL LOVE MICROSOFT FOR SCREWING US ALL UP

ewjim
ewjim

YESSSSS!!! Final Fantasy XII is Game of the Year! 8)

datniccah187
datniccah187

Gears of War is totally awesome. You just can't get enough of that game. Definately one of my top five games of all time. Its just that serious.

iammai
iammai

Yes it desrve all what we got.

interpolred
interpolred

Congrats to the winners. I'll never forget the story of Zelda: TP.

bihboy69
bihboy69

killzone 2 demo? awesome! when i get my ps3 in 15 days ill download GTHD, motorstorm demo and killzone 2 demo. btw resistance deserves game of the year

2w-sephiroth
2w-sephiroth

For anyone that hasent played FFXII,... I would not be surprised that non RPG lovers would love that game in a instance, in a second. That game is so good so incredible it makes me think I am playing a x360 or a ps3! If only it had a bigger resolution if would then flip me out. I think If I show this game to non RGP lovers they would go bananas.

da_illest101
da_illest101

final fantasy XII was the best game of the year as far as i'm concern gears was ok but nothing special, nice graphics though

DOOM_SONYMAN
DOOM_SONYMAN

ps3 fans watch out for the killzone2 demo coming tomrrow

jussimple
jussimple

"sribz I agree with a lot of others on the fact that GEARS is awesome, but I've been playing R6:VEGAS a lot, and I think it is actually a better shooter. People will hate me for this, but I don't ever play GEARS online and the single player game is well worn out already on me. It's like I saw the most beautiful woman in the world and had my way with her, but decided to go with the less attractive girl who turned out to be more of a freak in bed." LMAO, well put.... well put!!!!!

RiceCake
RiceCake

I didn't think gears was that innovative.... The camera angle. thats not gameplay changing. good graphics are not innovative. aliens are in almost every shooter now, and I liked the online play in resistance better (more players. Its a good game, for sure, but not all that innovative. Its taken several things that were done before, and gave them really good polish.

bloodyrooster
bloodyrooster

Gears of War deserves it, it was the most innovative game anybody has seen in a long time. It's like watching a survival horror movie that was entertaining for even the viewers. It has a fresh and new feel to it that is full of quality and enjoyment. Yeah it was short, but the campaign shouldn't be that long, unless you do like to play with yourself for long periods of time I guess this game isn't for you.

Thomasskins
Thomasskins

2 Game of the Year went to Final Fantasy XII. IMO it should be no.1, but i suppose it has only just come out in the UK. Any 1 els agree with me?

mach-stem
mach-stem

I'd like to know which games were most rented through GameFly, I think that would be more interesting than the actual voting. Zelda TP is a great game for the Wii as I imagine it is for the GC. GoW for the 360 is a given, it truly is a beautiful game..a little overrated, but nice. As for Resistance, I believe it considering the lack of blockbuster games having been released for the PS3. There isn't much competition when systems are first released. I'll be more interested at the end of the year for this type of voting system, give the developers for ALL systems the chance to provide us with a glance at what's considered hot or not. PEACE

RedG375
RedG375

Gears of War is a great game, but the campaign is lacking. Sure, co-op is fun, but the script could have been much better. And longer. Thank God the multiplayer is so outstanding.

Bloodhawk_DX
Bloodhawk_DX

What makes me sad is Resistance: Fall of Man is getting rewards and it was a mundane game. On the plus side, it doesn't have any competition what so ever on the PS3, since it lacks good games at this time, period. Congratulations to the other games though, I believe they deserved their rewards.

lorenzojr78
lorenzojr78

This game is the best looking game ever.

MetroidBounty
MetroidBounty

Not bad I guess. I think Oblivion deserved it more though

piecake
piecake

good 4 gears and gta!

TheAeroV
TheAeroV

Amazing, people saw this award coming for GoW.

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jACkaTacK1107

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LosDaddie
LosDaddie

Gears of War deserves the honor Go, Wii60!!:D

DarqFlare
DarqFlare

Why are people arguing over which is a better game? Spirited debate is good, but... Who cares if someone else thinks your favorite game isn't as good as their favorite game. We all get to play them and have fun... Yeesh...