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2010 Game of the Year Awards

With 2011 in full swing, the staff has reflected on the past year and highlighted the absolute best on each system.

PlayStation 3 Awards

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Winner - 3D Dot Game Heroes

3D Dot Game Heroes isn't a game most people would immediately think of as game of the year material, but once anyone dives headfirst into the experience they will see why the PixlBit staff loves it so much.

While not actually a part of the Zelda series, the game adopts many of the conventions and design patterns found in Nintendo's second biggest franchise. In the kingdom of Dotnia, players will embark on a quest to save the world from an evil plague. With the use of a trusty sword of epic proportions, players will decimate foes, explore dungeons, earn new equipment, and complete side quests for locals found within the game.

The combination of old school design with modern sensibilities makes 3D Dot Game Heroes the best the PlayStation 3 had to offer in 2010.



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Runner-Up - God of War 3

The latest mainline entry in the God of War series is a predictable one, providing the same tried-and-true gameplay established in the very first game. While predictable, players will undoubtedly appreciate the game’s striking visuals, massive battles, and epic quest that follows Kratos’ warpath through the gods.

From beginning to end, players will enjoy non-stop action in this year's game of the year runner-up title on the PlayStation 3.



Honorable Mentions

Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5, ModNation Racers, MAG, Sports Champions

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Comments

Matt R Staff Alumnus

01/21/2011 at 08:27 PM

*its own right

*tower defense

*a children's book

Matt R Staff Alumnus

01/21/2011 at 09:05 PM

Good effort and nice clean format. Needs one more page at the end. Maybe a short chat log about award debates, favorite game moments or the year in general.

Chuck Jose Staff Alumnus

01/21/2011 at 10:57 PM

Black Ops over Red Dead? John Marston would not take a liking to this.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

01/21/2011 at 11:28 PM

Somewhere out there, there's a "_____ of the Year" article brewing. Something with zany categories and meaningless victories. It's just not in here. But it's in development.

Matt McLennan Staff Alumnus

01/24/2011 at 02:31 PM

Mind if I gave you a hand with that article, thatguy? ;)

(if school work permits it anyway)

Jason Ross Senior Editor

01/24/2011 at 06:18 PM

Potentially yes, but probably not. It depends on something behind-the-scenes that I might push to move forward within the next week. If it goes through, you wouldn't want to help out with the article. If it doesn't get off the ground, though, then I'll see what I can do.

Nick DiMola Director

01/25/2011 at 06:01 PM

I haven't had the chance to say it, but a big thanks to the whole PixlBit staff in producing these awards. I sprung it on everyone that we were going to be doing them, and everyone voted and produced their write-ups ridiculously fast.

It took me a while to get everything together due to some stuff going on currently in my personal life, so sorry about that. I'll be making an announcement pretty soon letting everyone know exactly what was holding things up on my end.

Also, if anyone has any input for changes for next year's awards, feel free to let us know here or shoot us an email.

Maxi

03/03/2011 at 07:28 AM

I know it is kinda late but I wanted to chime in on the awards.

First of all. Nice format with the color coding the systems at the top of the page. Maybe have a number one for each genre as well as the systems top 2 games like you have here. Like have the last page have Best RPG for all the systems. As well as all the other genres.

On to the awards. There were alot of good games that came out on the Wii this past year. Money was tight for me so I didn't get all the ones I wanted but I did get a few that were listed namely, Monster Hunter Tri, Endless Ocean: Blue World, Tatsunoko vs Capcom and No More Heroes:Desperate Struggle. Got the first two relatively close to the launch of the respective launches while I got the last two about a week ago. Overall very fun games in their own way.

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