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.
It's a sad fact that not everybody who plays any given game will get to see its ending. Not all endings are worth the effort, but as it turns out, 2010 brought with it several games with conclusions so satisfying that we're honoring them with our new Best Ending award. Spoiler warning: Because this category covers the endings of various games, expect major spoilers here! You've been warned!
Watch the video below for more!
Red Dead Redemption arguably has a few different endings, but there's one final conclusion after you complete this well-written, beautifully characterized game--and it's an extremely satisfying payoff at the end of an epic journey.
Readers' Choice Voting
Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age.
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How did Alan Wake not even get nominated for best ending? I spent a solid week analyzing the game after beating it. Talking with friends and getting their interpretation of what it all meant.
RDR ending was best with the story progressing of relationship of father and son that after John's death, Jack, a stupid boy who tried to hunt a bear by himself, seeks revenge...
RDR is the best ending of a game this year. A lot of people thought it sucked because they couldn't really understand the impact with relation to the motif. It really was powerful.