Table of Contents
Calendar of Events
- DEC 13
- Awards Begin Categories Revealed
- DEC 20
- Editors' Choice Awards Special Achievements
- Tuesday Dec 21 - Dubious Honors
- Wednesday Dec 22 - Genre Awards
- Thursday Dec 23 - Platform Awards
- Friday Dec 24 - Game of the Year
- JAN 10
- Readers' Choice Awards Voting Ends
About the Awards
GameSpot's Best of 2010 awards cover special achievements in the field of advancements for games, dubious honors for less-than-admirable qualities, and full awards for individual genres and every major platform. Nominations and awards are the result of rigorous debate among GameSpot's editors, who select up to five finalists and one winner for almost every category (the Game of the Year category includes up to 10 finalists). To qualify for an editorial award, games must have been reviewed by GameSpot between January 1, 2010, and November 30, 2010.
Award categories are intended to call out those games that truly deserve the attention--therefore, while each award is meaningful, it's considered an honor simply to be nominated.
Most Disappointing Game
It's easy to get excited about an upcoming game while waiting for its release, but sometimes, all that excitement ends up leading to a big bucket of depressing mediocrity. And when that happens, those games end up on our list of the most disappointing games of 2010.
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There were many disappointing games this year, but APB wasn't just a huge letdown; it also led to the shutdown of promising game developer Real Time Worlds.
Readers' Choice Voting
Take up arms with adventurers from around the globe and embark on an epic journey within the unforgettable realm of Eorzea - the stage for a revolutionary new MMORPG designed to fit the lifestyles of players everywhere, from casual users to the most hardcore gamers.
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this can be one of the most successful free to play games, comeback game of the year. with that said, the developers messed up they thought this be there cash cow, but monthly fees are a joke only wow can get away with that.DC Universe F2P soon too.
Yea... APB was a load of crap. And why tha hell you think Mafia 2 was disappointing? It was great! Great story, voice acting and so on... So whats wrong? Go play GTA or other stupid game, where u can just messing around and watch booooring story.
Yeah, it was going to be either C&C4 or APB. I would include Epic Mickey but there were increasingly signs of that falling on it's face before it was even released. I suppose that, while C&C 4 failed at everything from story to gameplay to DRM designed to annoy those unfortunate enough to buy it, APB not only setting a record for shortest existance as an MMO before being shut down but also being bad enough to put it's own developer out of existence is worse.
Disappointing indeed. 5 years, the original creators and more fans than I can count. This game had a lot of potential, shame...
Dang, it sucked that bad ?? How sad... I guess they really decided to let GTA and Saints Row do all of that.
@Neo_Sarevok I'm not sure, but I think I read on Guinness book that this record goes to Tabula Rasa, with just an year or so of online official servers. APB lasted 3 months... It hit the previous record.
Agreed here too. It's so disappointing a game under development for so long with so much talent could fall so quickly on its face. Three months?... I don't know the record for an MMORPG failing after launch, but that might be it. APB feels like it's become the poster-boy for all the things an MMORPG can do wrong. While it offers great customization features, it doesn't mean squat if the game-play isn't polished.