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 best role-playing games can transport you to strange worlds and make you forget about your normal, mundane life. They also offer addictive character advancement, great stories, and memorable companions--and enemies--that will stay fresh in your mind long after you've stepped away from the game. The Best Role-Playing Game category rewards the games that thrilled us the most in 2010.
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Once this intense and action-packed role-playing game pulls you into its orbit, you won't want to escape.
Readers' Choice Voting
The Mass Effect trilogy is an emotionally charged science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life and mysterious, uncharted planets. In Mass Effect 2, players will once again step into the role of the heroic Commander Shepard, commanding their crew of some of the most dangerous operatives from across the galaxy on a mission so challenging that it's potentially suicidal. Featuring intense shooter action, a rich futuristic storyline, space exploration and emotionally engaging character interaction, the game delivers an unparalleled cinematic experience.
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It's a very good RPG. It's the best RPG I have ever played. The other that comes in second is Legend of Dragoon. Mass Effect 2 had more than just shooting... look at all the in game cut-scenes. A character you can give an image too. I think the next Mass Effect should have a little more detail when you speak more often... make it more like a one-way choice for good or evil...maybe make you play both sides to unlock a different addition or something hidden in the game for the next time you play...
I don't doubt that mass effect 2 is a great game but I don't think of it as a RPG, it's because it's more of a shooter then a rpg the only real RPG's these days are JRPG.
unfortunatly i didnt play the game. but i guess the story is lake hal reach and the type of the game.
Oh my, I might be a fanboy but only one win for ME2 and that in a category with only mediocre competition is just ridiculous???? You must be kidding, with so many nominations and just one win, ME2 is the real loser of this years GS awards... (I guess RDR wins the GOTY award as well so I'll ignore tomorrows results for this comment).
Truly inspirational, its games like these that make me wanna cry. Amazing story telling, great characters and dialog and i just cant wait for mass effect 3.
Obvious choice. Half the games they were up against it appears should have been listed 15 years ago!!! BIOWARE and Bethesda are going places with RPG's, everyone else is.......just everyone else.
A very good choice. Great story telling, characters, voice acting, graphics were a big upgrade and still meaningful decisions. Can't wait for ME3.
i'm playing it again right now after changing my decisions in ME last week. if they can keep the customization of ME2 but bring back the economy and stores of ME for ME3, i'll be satisfied...somewhat.
More of a hybrid between action, adventure and role playing, I'm still glad it won, first of all because the game is more of an exploration of an alternate reality than a fantasy, and secondly because, hey, it's my favorite game of 2010! JJ