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X-Play Best of 2009 Awards
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X-Play Best of 2009 Awards

By - Posted Dec 15, 2009

Welcome to the seventh annual X-Play's Best of 2009 Awards.

Click any category to see the nominees and the video presentation of the award to the winner.  Then add a comment and let us know how you feel about the decision.



GAME OF THE YEAR

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
 
BEST ORIGINAL GAME
Borderlands
 
BEST GAMEPLAY INNOVATION
Demon's Souls (multiplayer)
 
BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
 
BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
 
BEST SHOOTER
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
 
BEST NEW CHARACTER
Eddie (Brutal Legend)
 
BEST ART DIRECTION
Brutal Legend
 
BEST ANIMATION
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
 
BEST WRITING
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
 
BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK
Flower
 
BEST SOUND DESIGN
Modern Warfare 2
 
BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME
Shadow Complex
 
BEST DLC
Fallout 3: Broken Steel
 
RACING GAME
Forza Motorsport 3
 
ROLE-PLAYING GAME
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
 
MUSIC GAME
The Beatles: Rock Band
 
FIGHTING GAME
Street Fighter IV
 
HANDHELD GAME
GTA: Chinatown Wars (DS)
 
SPORTS GAME
Fight Night Round 4
 
GAME OF THE YEAR ACCEPTANCE
Naughty Dog for
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


TOP 5 STAFF RECOMMENDED GAMES of 2009
The X-Play and G4tv.com crews offer up their personal Top 5 games of the year.

X-Play's
Adam Sessler and Abbie Heppe

G4tv.com's
Patrick Klepek, Andrew Pfister
and X-Play's Michael Demski

G4tv.com's Brian Leahy,
X-Play's Rob Manuel and Matt Keil

G4tv.com's Jake Gaskill
and Sterling McGarvey

Comments are Closed

  • ROFLriflez

    UC2 for game of the year? wow... not really.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 6:15 AM
    ROFLriflez
  • Senkusha

    I would've never guessed that Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story would take Best RPG of the Year. Perhaps I should give it a try.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 6:04 AM
    Senkusha
  • Vesuvian Ast3r1x

    I guess i'm happy with those results, not perfect but better than some years in recent history to be honest.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 5:07 AM
  • CLUNGEHUNTERPJ

    i resent UC2 somewhat. I know the game is incredible, but my personal favourite game this year is AC2, and UC2 has taken all the awards the game might have received. also i believe the AC2 score was more impressive than flower's. Loads of these games (Batman, anyone?) would have received goty any other year, i suppose we should just be grateful that as gamers we have had an awesome year. well done ps3 guys, you've almost convince me to make the double dip :D (please note i'm not *replacing my xbox* i'm just getting a ps3 for the nice games there, too.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 2:23 AM
    CLUNGEHUNTERPJ
  • Fyzban

    replace mario and luigi for Dragon Age in rpg category and you got a deal.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 2:21 AM
    Fyzban
  • Tactless_Ninja

    Stupid software >_<</safety_wrapper&g t;

    Posted: December 16, 2009 1:30 AM
    Tactless_Ninja
  • Tactless_Ninja

    Why wasn't Killzone2 in the category for best writing?

    "[expletive] mother[expletive]in Helghast! [expletive]!" is pure Shakespearean gold.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 1:29 AM
    Tactless_Ninja
  • Tactless_Ninja

    Why wasn't Killzone2 in the category for best writing?

    "[expletive] mother[expletive]in Helghast! [expletive]!" is pure Shakespearean gold.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 1:29 AM
    Tactless_Ninja
  • Tactless_Ninja

    Why wasn't Killzone2 in the category for best writing?

    "(expletive) mother(expletive)in Helghast! (expletive)!" is pure Shakespearean gold.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 1:27 AM
    Tactless_Ninja
  • Tactless_Ninja

    Why wasn't Killzone2 in the category for best writing?

    "[expletive] mother[expletive]in Helghast! [expletive]!" is pure Shakespearean gold.

    Posted: December 16, 2009 1:26 AM
    Tactless_Ninja
  • izdagrimeyone

    take that xbox

    Posted: December 16, 2009 12:14 AM
    izdagrimeyone
  • PlaygroundPerv

    Did anyone on the G4 staff play AC2? Probably not.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 11:54 PM
    PlaygroundPerv
  • SiK

    Dame no Batman or L4D?
    Lameeeee

    Posted: December 15, 2009 8:08 PM
    SiK
  • Shienberg

    With all respect. Bowser over Dragon Age? You guys aren't idiots. You know your demographic. Were you trying to start a flame war? Still your show was mostly true to the real gamers. Although I would argue that you guys are prolly all spending more time farming for new loot in Borderlands than re-playing those awesome train rides in Uncharted. It would have been nice to throw out one suprise that your audience would enjoy like Borderlands for GOTY. Oh and I was totally pullin for Claptrap for new character.
    Anyway can't wait for Gphoria. Then it's our turn!

    Borderlands FTW!

    Did I mention I like borderlands.

    Oh yeah. And Abbie is a bright woman. If your gonna put her on the show... let her talk. Shut Herder up for a min.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 7:39 PM
    Shienberg
  • supafli690

    I'm about to deploy very soon and I have been drinking this Crown an Coke. And since I have the chance to holla at you guys at G4 I just wanna say that G4 is absolutely without a freakin doubt the best network on television!!! I am gonna miss you guys so much for the next year. They do play AOTS from time to time on the Armed Forces Network (AFN) but I won't be able to check you guys out on the regular. Thank God you have a website. Keep it up.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 7:02 PM
    supafli690
  • supafli690

    Seriously I give full props to the video game awards that you guys at X-Play held. I watched the other VGA show on that other network and after 10 mins into the show I was able to tell that they were completely biased. I was so pissed at some of the choices they picked. Not to mention some of the award categories were stupid as hell! "Best Male Voice in a videogame"? How stupid a topic was that?! I couldn't even watch the whole thing. You guys kept it real, and your choice for videogame awards were the choices of TRUE GAMERS!!! Never sell out!!!

    Posted: December 15, 2009 6:56 PM
    supafli690
  • stoney2

    I agree with the x-play crew, especially on giving game of the year to uncharted 2. if you havn't played this game, you HAVE to play this game. The only thing i diagree about it, is that i think the gun play in borderlands should have gotten best new game innovation, but i see where there coming from with demon souls, that was pretty cool too.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 6:08 PM
    stoney2
  • Connor53

    These were all so predictable. I was hoping for a come in from behind win for Arkham Asylum or L4D2.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 5:44 PM
    Connor53
  • SDwiz

    Some of the games on this list look like they got them from the Video Game Awards on Saturday night.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 5:33 PM
    SDwiz
  • KingOfOldSkool

    Mario AND Dragon Age are child's play compared to Demons Souls. Dont get me wrong, I enjoyed all three games, but when I think of the most polished, fresh and best RPG.. I think Demon's Souls. Forza kinda won by default thanks to GT5 being delayed into next year.. and well, Uncharted 2 was the right choice for game of the year. MW2 might of had a more legitimate shot at GOTY if the campaign lasted longer than a commercial break and the MP was not so laughably glitched and unbalanced.

    Posted: December 15, 2009 5:19 PM
    KingOfOldSkool
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