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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:15pm 26/01/11 | 28 Comments
We asked you to vote and you did, so to help celebrate Australia Day, given we're an Australian gaming site, we thought we'd give you three days of Game of the Year coverage, beginning today, Aussie Day, with the Reader's Choice portion of the full feature.

We've collated, in between BBQs and beer, your votes for your Game of the Year in a number of different categories, including a few categories for Worst Game of the Year and Most Anticipated Game of 2011. Tomorrow you'll see the Editor's Top Picks for the year that was 2010, and on Friday, we're presenting a special feature for Game of the Decade, as voted by you!

So what are you waiting for, click here for the results!




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Yerolo
Posted 04:06pm 26/1/11
Sorry to nitpick, but Tales of Monkey Island was more a 2009 game. So the final episode was released in 2010 but still....
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:15pm 26/1/11
we're looking at it as a whole package
Tollaz0r!
Posted 04:23pm 26/1/11
An agreeable list.
Surprising to Civ 5 make it 2nd in stratagy, it was so poor.

I would have thought Dues Ex would have scored higher then Elder Scrolls, kind of sad to see Mass Effect 3 at the top, understandable given the series popularity though.

Duke Nukem Forever may have scored higher but people wont believe it is out until it is.

I thought Fallout: New Vagas would have scored a bit more then it did, big gap between that and Mass Effect 2.

MoSFXx
Posted 06:10pm 26/1/11
FPS surprised me personally, but the rest were of no surprised and well deserved.

Can't wait to see what the Decade GOTY is.
Tim
Posted 06:26pm 26/1/11
As if duke nukem isn't the most anticipated release, it's been anticipated for over a frikken decade!
MoSFXx
Posted 06:42pm 26/1/11
As if duke nukem isn't the most anticipated release, it's been anticipated for over a frikken decade!

as Tollaz0r! said if it comes out this year lol
sLaps_Forehead
Posted 07:03pm 26/1/11
Is this an Australian Gaming Site?
E.T.
Posted 07:32pm 26/1/11
lol. Red Dead Redemption was most popular action/adventure but also came 3rd in the worst game of the year award.
WTF !? What a polarizer that one is.
Midda
Posted 07:47pm 26/1/11
I still don't understand why Donkey Kong Country Returns was in the casual category. I asked that in the original thread, but nobody replied.
deadlyf
Posted 07:49pm 26/1/11
I have a feeling that some people will simply vote for something popular in worst title to be contrary. I can't imagine a WoW player voting a WoW expansion as worst game of the year for example but I'm sure there are a lot of people who haven't played it that felt it necessary to voice in some way their superior taste in video games by voting for it.

Anyone who has actually played Red Dead would know that it is a well crafted title even if it didn't match their own personal tastes.
ravn0s
Posted 08:07pm 26/1/11
what other category would it go in?

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rationsauce
Posted 08:02pm 26/1/11
hmm, i remembered putting Braid in the "other" section for best puzzle game.
Eorl
Posted 08:59pm 26/1/11
@sLaps_Forehead, yeah, kinda is. Should give it away in the name :S
MatchFixah
Posted 11:27pm 26/1/11
I still don't understand why Donkey Kong Country Returns was in the casual category. I asked that in the original thread, but nobody replied.
The actual category is: Casual/Puzzle/Party

It's more of a Puzzle than Casual but has been gIouped under the entire category anyway. It's a platformer if you ask me.
Dan
Posted 11:58pm 26/1/11
The actual category is: Casual/Puzzle/Party

It's more of a Puzzle than Casual but has been gIouped under the entire category anyway. It's a platformer if you ask me.
Yeah, we originally had categories for point and click adventure and platformers, but they were just too populated with games that didn't really deserve a mention on a GOTY shortlist when you take a step back and look at it.

So we combined several categories that were under-represented but then the titles got too long. We didn't want to just shovel too much into Action/Adventure either, so it's kind of tough. IMO DKC and Monkey Island are both pretty out of place.

So yeah, it's far from perfect but I have to say, the results do appear to be much more in touch with reality than some other people choice ones I've seen around and they easily put those Spike awards to utter shame so good voting everybody!
Spook
Posted 06:12am 27/1/11
:(
i thought mafia 2 was awesome
Pinky
Posted 04:43pm 27/1/11
lol. Red Dead Redemption was most popular action/adventure but also came 3rd in the worst game of the year award.
WTF !? What a polarizer that one is.

Same result for Black Ops.
MatchFixah
Posted 04:56pm 27/1/11
Haters always gonna hate and will hate to admit a game is good because of a complex they developed towards the game.
Darkhawk
Posted 05:40pm 27/1/11
YAY! My Minecraft joke got a mention! :)
fade
Posted 05:50pm 27/1/11
Same result for Black Ops.

and Mafia II - which was awesome.
IVY_MiKe
Posted 06:20pm 27/1/11
“Mafia II - Very linear, and short, such a waste of a solid game engine”

In a Jim Carrey manner (think liar liar) IT WAS ME

Sorry spook, after that much drumming up and when compared to the release itself... it left me wanting an actual game (it felt like a long, locked down demo) I guess I was after something to replace GTA IV...
ctd
Posted 06:24pm 27/1/11
I liked mafia 2. Probably cause it was short and to the point. Single player games are 99.9% of the time very boring and/or repetitive. The length of mafia 2 worked in its favour :)
IVY_MiKe
Posted 06:54pm 27/1/11
Mafia 2 played quite a lot like Mafia 1 did (except the controls weren't as frustrating, and the chases kinda worked because Mafia 2 didn't feature 'accurate early 20th century car handling' (srsly Mafia 1's chases were nuts... like you're driving around on ice)

For mine, Mafia II was 'ok' but yea, I'd have appreciated some more filler (even if just a little...) I mean once the story is finished... what do you do with it?
If you bought it on Steam... first you paid twice what the rest of the world did, AND you can't even sell it on.
Sc00bs
Posted 06:55pm 27/1/11
yeah alot of ppl didnt like mafia 2, i enjoyed a few hrs of it then it just got boring as hell.
E.T.
Posted 09:33pm 27/1/11
Yeah, since the vote, I purchased Mafia II and played through it on my PC. I'm very impressed with it.
Twisted
Posted 11:57am 29/1/11
I think you guys should change it from GOTY to most popular. Going by votes means that only the most played titles should stand a chance? There have been some awesome games out which have quite a small player base. Doesn't mean they're not the best game ever made :)

last edited by Twisted at 11:57:56 29/Jan/11
Twisted
Posted 11:59am 29/1/11
Also when editing my post, should I see all these options about Digg, moving the post to Wireplay - CS, news importance, etc?
StrangeRash
Posted 12:11pm 29/1/11
super extra mention for whoever added “they are all crap”.


lols

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