Welcome to the AusGamers 2009 Game of the Year Survey!
Every year we're asked what our Game of the Year is, and every year we just get so snowed under, we're unable to present it. It's our own fault for putting together AusGamers' first GOTY feature for the year that was 2007. That year Super Mario Galaxy won just ahead of Modern Warfare 2, BioShock, Metroid Prime 3 and Mass Effect. Oh how times have changed. But we set a precedent and now it's time we follow through and give the GOTY another platform.
What we learnt from that particular AusGamers feature is that it's all well and good for us to dictate to you what we think is the year's best, but you really only need trawl our Reviews Pages to work that out for yourself. We also saw the passion of our readers and their picks. So this year we pooled together and decided we'd do it two ways, beginning with a voting system for you cats, so as to pick your favourites from a variety of fields and massive number of games.
You have one week to vote and get behind your game, and tell your friends to sign up and help support your viewpoint, or even throw down their own. We waited this long to put this together because we didn't want to present this amidst everyone else's GOTY features, or have them steal our voting idea.
Once we've tallied the votes, we'll be publishing the Reader's Choice Awards, as well as our picks - the AusGamers Game of the Year, as voted by the site's editors. So check out the lists below, spread the word and vote away!