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.
Least Improved Sequel
When a successful game gets a sequel, it's easy to hope that the first game's problems will be smoothed out and that the promise of the original will be fully realized. Games that fail to do this may not always end up being terrible games, but this category recognizes sequels that squandered the potential to be great.
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The first Crackdown was a great game that set the stage for what should've been an outstanding sequel, but instead of moving forward, this disappointing follow-up took more than a few steps back.
Readers' Choice Voting
With Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, the epic story continues as players once again assume the role of the devastatingly powerful Starkiller - Darth Vader's secret apprentice set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
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Totally deserved, I was very disappointed with Crackdown 2, so much so that I couldn't be bothered and got rid of it without completing it
Agreed that Crackdown2 was a horrible sequel, just like the video said it coasted off of the first game. I've played all of those games except for starwars unleashed 2 and I'd say they all deserve a medal for Least Improved Sequel.