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.
The simple act of jumping has been integral to video games for years. Platformers make the act of moving, leaping, and exploring the stars of the show. Sure, some games may also include tricky dodging, bizarre power-ups, or strange weapons, but at the heart of a good platformer is the challenge of navigating a landscape. The Best Platformer award highlights those games that offered the best exploration and, yes, the best jumping as well.
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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is even more varied, challenging, and fun than its superb predecessor, making it the new standard for platformers.
Readers' Choice Voting
This adventure for the Wii console marks the first time a second 3-D Mario game has arrived in the same console generation. In the game, Mario rides his trusty dinosaur companion, Yoshi, to new stars and the fantastic worlds found there. This 3-D platforming adventure provides longtime video game fans with a fresh round of out-of-this-world challenges in the style introduced in the critically acclaimed original.
Totally deserved it, even though a lot of the others look good as well. I'm hoping to get DKCR for Christmas and I may get DVZ and SMB on Steam.
Robotnik! Robotnik! Rah rah rah! Robotnik! Robotnik! Yeah yeah yeah! ...errr...I mean...Yay Galaxy 2!