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X-Play's Best of 2008 Awards!

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Posted December 5, 2008 - By Mike D'Alonzo

X-Play is proud to present its Best of 2008 Awards on Tuesday, December 9th, at 8PM ET. This sixth annual awards program will highlight the best in gaming throughout the year. '

"It seems commonplace to expect and find every year to improve on the one before," says Adam Sessler, Host and Managing Editor, "X-Play." "But the level of sophistication and depth found in 2008's standout titles are truly extraordinary."
 
"Every year, it gets tougher and tougher to pick the winners," says Morgan Webb, Host, “X-Play.”  "This year was no exception and we had to really challenge ourselves to whittle down the list of nominees to come up with the best of the best." 

Game of the Year

  • Fable 2
  • Fallout 3
  • Gears of War 2
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Resistance 2

Check out the rest of the categories and nominees after the jump.

Most Original Game

  • Boom Blox
  • Braid
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Mirror's Edge
  • No More Heroes
  • The World Ends With You


Best Gameplay Innovation

  • "Level creation/sharing" - LittleBigPlanet
  • "AI Director" - Left 4 Dead
  • "Objective-based multiplayer" - Resistance 2
  • "Voice command" - Tom Clancy's EndWar
  • "Right stick combat" - Too Human
  • "Public quests" - Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning


Best Multiplayer Game

  • Gears of War 2
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Madden NFL 09
  • Resistance 2
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
  • Too Human


Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Dead Space
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • No More Heroes
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots


Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 09
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
  • NBA 2K9
  • NHL 09
  • Madden NFL 09


Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: World at War
  • Far Cry 2
  • Gears of War 2
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Resistance 2


Best RPG

  • Fable 2
  • Fallout 3
  • Persona 4
  • Tales of Vesperia
  • The World Ends With You


Best New Character

  • The dog - Fable 2
  • Niko Bellic - Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Sackboy - LittleBigPlanet
  • Drebin 893 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Travis Touchdown - No More Heroes


Best Art Direction

  • Fable 2
  • Fallout 3
  • Far Cry 2
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Prince of Persia


Best Animation

  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Left 4 Dead
  • NBA 2K9
  • Madden NFL 09
  • Prince of Persia
  • Resistance 2


Best Writing

  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Fable 2
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • No More Heroes
  • The Witcher: Enhanced Edition


Best Original Soundtrack

  • Gears of War 2
  • Mirror's Edge
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • No More Heroes
  • Resistance 2


Best Sound Design

  • Battlefield: Bad Company
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot
  • Dead Space
  • Fable 2
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots


Best Downloadable Content

  • Burnout Paradise - bikes/map expansion
  • Call of Duty 4 - maps
  • Rock Band 2 - DLC songs
  • Team Fortress 2 - class upgrades
  • Warhawk - PSN expansions


Best New Downloadable Game

  • Bionic Commando Rearmed
  • Braid
  • Geometry Wars 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
  • World of Goo


Best Strategy Game

  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
  • Galactic Civilizations 2: Twilight of the Arnor
  • Sins of a Solar Empire
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar
  • Valkyria Chronicles


Best Racing Game

  • Burnout Paradise
  • GRID
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
  • Pure


Best Music/Rhythm Game

  • Audiosurf
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
  • Guitar Hero World Tour
  • Patapon
  • Rock Band 2


Best Handheld Game

  • Chrono Trigger DS
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • Patapon
  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village
  • The World Ends With You


Best M-M-O

  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures
  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
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