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.
Not all games have, or need, a great story. But there are plenty of games in a wide variety of genres that have a plot--and in rare cases, they have truly great stories. The Best Story award highlights the best story in any game released this year.
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Red Dead Redemption's story is a combination of excellent writing and superb characterization that make its protagonist John Marston relatable and sympathetic. And this great story makes his epic journey unforgettable.
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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The problem with these awards is that Gamespot is a little TOO fond of Rockstar so Rockstar games always gets a disproportionate number of awards. I liked renting RDR. I plan to buy it when the inevitable gold edition comes out so I don't have to store Undead Nightmare on my drive separately. However, it's always hard to tell whether RDR would have beaten the others out if it had been made by someone other than Rockstar.
yh man but dont hold anything away from rdr it was truly a spectacular game worthy of all its winnings