Best of 2010 - Game of the Year Nominees

Find out our nominees for GameSpot's 2010 Game of the Year.

Discussion

86 comments
S-181
S-181

Arcade games like Super Meat Boy shouldn't be eligible for game of the year. seriously, how much work and creativity goes into an arcade game compared to a full console/pc game? it isn't fair on other titles. Also, bayonetta? come on. Reach all the way.

nogaard777
nogaard777

Redneck Redemption. ME2 It's really going to be about what they base their rating upon. RDR and ME2 pull you into a world like a great game should. I dig shooters but would almost never call them a goty as there's little to no originality left there. Then there's the opposite side of the spectrum with SC2 and Super Meatboy paying homage to the classic formula of gameplay>all. Also Heavy Rain pushing boundaries of what you think a game can be. Bayonetta was solid but I'm not sure it deserves to be alongside these other titles. It may just be a nod with GS knowing it won't win.

shahabgb
shahabgb

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DFR38
DFR38

Halo: Reach!

SchnurgleMurgle
SchnurgleMurgle

Man there is just so many amazing titles out this year, how can only one of these titles be game of the year. Well congrats and good luck to the nominees

nrdys
nrdys

super mario galaxy 2!!!!!!!!!!! or bfbc2

MasterOfSprites
MasterOfSprites

I am glad super meat boy is in this. It should also be nominated for best game no one played. I rarely see user reviews for it. I will be happy no matter what on this list wins. They were all great games, and I congratulate all of the nominees.

daniii_29
daniii_29

salam khubi manam khubam khoda ro shokr

Marzillius
Marzillius

Mass Effect 2 or Super Mario Galaxy 2.

DarckArchon
DarckArchon

Thank god they mentioned Stracraft II

mohammaad
mohammaad

winner sholud red dead redemption or god of war or heavy rain ?

bguy9
bguy9

Winner should be Red Dead Redemption and runner up should be Heavy Rain.

waleed77
waleed77

Where is God of War 3 !!!!!! i thing mony talk

Lykanthropie
Lykanthropie

lol thtas all?! that are the nomines?! starcraft II was good - ok - but what about the rest?! there are a lot of games missing - donkey kong is the best game of the year - starcraft ii is the only real game in the list, but the rest more or less sucks. and why?! bayonetta ... maybe its ok - but its just another type of hack & slash games and it doesn't work as good as god of war which isn't in the list too. Guess its just a question of time till i have to leave this site forever - everything here is breaking. But why? it was a good site 2-3 years ago, why is everything going down. Oh and Meat Boy isn't as good as donkey kong country returns. but as it have to be its rated as good as all the other overrated games. Gamespot should fire the one who rated donkey kong - everyone who played this game says its just perfect. and even people who don't really play often can't stop playing - its just one of the best games from the last 10 years and its working as good as it should.

PgameFinder
PgameFinder

Alan Wake is the best. Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2 are 2nd and 3rd.

Oldboy08
Oldboy08

BFBC2 i guess...i would have picked GOW3 but they didnt even have it up for nomination? ok...i love BFBC2, one of the best shooters i've ever played.

umbrellaa
umbrellaa

everybody seem to forget god of war 3. it deserves to be a nominee. Bastards

papacash101
papacash101

goty goes to rdr hands down , i mean seriously you have blast just on horseback while trying to go to missions plenty of stuff to do, ive had it since the day it came out and im still not bored with it (dnt get the wrong message though cuz some of the nominees are pretty good but wats up with meat boy that game sucked ive played all nominees and my vote goes to rdr (ftw) if u havnt played it and u thumbs down this comment then u have clearly never had played the game/ should be ashaimed ur missin out in a master piece of a game trust me it wouldnt be a nominee for more than one categorey for nothin

Gezo24
Gezo24

Everyone Halo game is the same as the last. We all know Red Dead has this.

nazhoyuriar
nazhoyuriar

imagine if super meat boy wins this...

Stonemotmot
Stonemotmot

Thank you gamespot for not being completely biased towards shooters though BBC2 is great

SG-17
SG-17

Red Dead Redemption FTW!

Mc_Trickz
Mc_Trickz

Hmm...RDR because it's almost perfect and the length is gigantic...But love Vanquish,is completely insane...But is short...About the others...Don't know really...What about GOW3,one of the games that sold millions??What about Ghost of Sparta??They put meat boy and didn't put MGS Peace Walker??Can't understand but ok...

TechniMan
TechniMan

Mass Effect is a very awesome game, but I can't help thinking... WoW: Cataclysm, anyone?

squallgunblade7
squallgunblade7

@LeadingTheNet dude heavy rain was a great game did you even play it and bc2 you acting like it was a ok game and not a great game bc2 is freaking awesome better than cod for sure

alexweile
alexweile

Super Mario Galaxy 2 for its brilliance!

LeadingTheNet
LeadingTheNet

Why are games like mario galaxy and super meat boy even on the list. I can agree with Starcraft 2, Mass effect 2, RDR and even BC2, but bayonetta and heavy rain? cmon....

Sonic_Wolfe
Sonic_Wolfe

Mass Effect 2, no question. Altho seein SC2 there makes me smile too.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Heavy Rain, ME2, RDR, or SMG 2 I'd say. I think AC:Brotherhood should have been there too.

gjergjiand
gjergjiand

we know who the winner is: STARCRAFT 2

DPumbliQ
DPumbliQ

Haziqonfire - No? Not really? Well too bad I'm still right because, well that's just my opinion. I prefer GoW3 to Bayonetta, deal with it.

loshiscka
loshiscka

Mass Effect 2 But where the hell is Final Fantasy 13 ?

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

Quite surprised that God of War III was not nominated.

Nodashi
Nodashi

Mass Effect 2 hands down.

DrStrangelove05
DrStrangelove05

out of the nominees, i've played halo reach, RDR, and bad company 2. halo reach was good, but it just felt like more of the same (like how black ops didn't change much over mw2). and while BC2 is my favorite game ever, the single player is just ok, and i was expecting much more from the destruction mechanic. RDR is amazing, though i haven't played it in a while. i'm torn, but so long as BC2 or RDR win, i'll be happy. really, most of the nominees deserve to be up there.

Jelley0
Jelley0

Great list but I think Donkey Kong Country Returns should have been nominated too :/

PS2Dude89
PS2Dude89

Halo Reach Mass Effect 2 Super Mario Galaxy Has to be one of those 3. I never played RDR but I heard it was good but I really doubt it would beat those 3 titles!

nmenezes92
nmenezes92

1. Mass Effect 2 2 Red Dead Redemption 3. Battlefield Bad Company2 4. Halo Reach Don't know why starcraft2s on the list, was just too lame.. Call of Duty, Civilization5 were simply way better.

MasterAwesome20
MasterAwesome20

Vanquish* Super Meat Boy StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty Super Mario Galaxy 2 Bayonetta* These games shouldn't even be on there and besides the reveiw for Vanquish were horrible. And Bayonetta looked extremely retarded. Assassins Creed Brotherhood and Black Ops should be on there they both had much better storylines.

greivous549
greivous549

WOOOOOW Are you freaking kidding me? Aside from all the flaws in here one struck me as most odd Bayonetta isn't even half as good as GOW3 yet it gets nominated.