Table of Contents
Calendar of Events
- DEC 13
- Awards Begin Categories Revealed
- DEC 20
- Editors' Choice Awards Special Achievements
- Tuesday Dec 21 - Dubious Honors
- Wednesday Dec 22 - Genre Awards
- Thursday Dec 23 - Platform Awards
- Friday Dec 24 - Game of the Year
- JAN 10
- Readers' Choice Awards Voting Ends
About the Awards
GameSpot's Best of 2010 awards cover special achievements in the field of advancements for games, dubious honors for less-than-admirable qualities, and full awards for individual genres and every major platform. Nominations and awards are the result of rigorous debate among GameSpot's editors, who select up to five finalists and one winner for almost every category (the Game of the Year category includes up to 10 finalists). To qualify for an editorial award, games must have been reviewed by GameSpot between January 1, 2010, and November 30, 2010.
Award categories are intended to call out those games that truly deserve the attention--therefore, while each award is meaningful, it's considered an honor simply to be nominated.
Best Strategy Game
2010 was a year of heavy hitters for the strategy genre, particularly on the PC. Civilizations rose and fell, alien swarms were kept at bay, and a few good toy soldiers made it home to their toy families. This category recognizes the best strategy games of the year.
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Traditional and fresh in all the right ways, this strategy sequel is an absolute joy for veterans and newcomers alike.
Readers' Choice Voting
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's 1998 hit StarCraft, which has been hailed by players and critics worldwide as one of the top real-time strategy games of all time. Sporting a vibrant 3D-graphics engine, StarCraft II will once again center on the clash between the protoss, terrans, and zerg, with each side deploying legions of veteran, upgraded, and new unit types. Unparalleled online play for StarCraft II will be available through a new version of Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment's world-renowned gaming service. Battle.net has been redesigned from the ground up to be the premier online gaming destination for Blizzard gamers, with several enhancements and new features, such as voice communication, cloud file storage, leagues and ladders, achievements, stat-tracking, and more.
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@Frestifator I assume you've never touched the game, since you obviously have no idea what you're talking about. Decision-making is probably more important in SC2 than execution, be it when and where to expand, how to attack or even what units to produce to best counter the oppontent.
Omfg. I am tired of people that watch Starcraft players play extremely quickly and immediately assume that they are not thinking their actions through. Starcraft 2 is unique in a world of RTS in that good decision-making is just as important as EXECUTION. Just because it is fast-paced doesn't mean that you are playing by reflex. You are instead forced to think quickly and multi-task. And as with any good RTS, you cannot win if you do not make good decisions.
Starcraft 2 only reveals how much the traditional RTS is limited to reflex and no real strategy. If strategy is about making decisions this is not your game.
@supertegwyn Don't get me wrong i love REALY love civilization i'm probably way better at it then anyone posting here too. But civ is a lot less accesible then starcraft. Plus starcraft opens the world of PC sports once again. It has everything, a grand campaign and seriously HUGE multiplayer. Still both are different games and if you look objectivly to both games you know stracraft 2 wins as SC2 really add some innovative stuff. Civilization just cut down on gameplay, the citie states are fun but the game itself and the hexagon tiles make up for a way less customizable game. Where in civ 4 you could have amazingly good combinations of race/buildings/wonders/resources in civ 5 it's just a lot more blend.
@Fz1994 Actually unless they (Bliz) prove me wrong I think that heart of the swarm and legacy of the void are considered the expansions so to speak... but hopefully I will be wrong so that they give us (players) more playable hours of SC2...
@supertegwyn... not really, never was never will be. Also Civ 5 witch was nominated was and still is full of bugs and lets face it once you finish the single player and play a couple of online games there's not much to go on... where as in SC2 you just can't stop playing battlenet ranked games... sry man the truth hurts.
@madmenno Because StarCraft doesnt hold a candle to ANY Civ game. Civ 5 is not as good as Civ 4, but it Is still better than StarCraft.
@supertegwyn How can civ 5 be better if it's way worse then civ4? Did you play civ4? Most civ fans will agree with me though civ 5 introduces pretty cool and unique features but like 3 was a test for 4, civ 5 will be a test for 6.
@Fz1994 You should buy at least the heart of the swarn before. I used to play SC:BW too, and frenquetely it took me time too adjust my gameplay to the new one. You should buy just to give it a try from time to time because after the legacy of the void the gameplay will be sorefined that it will take you a lot longer to attain the same skill level that you have. :D But it's just my opinion :3
I was playing starcraft 1 for about 6 to 7 years....im not gonna buy 2 until legacy of the void + all te expansion packs come out
dow is really fun but sc has nukes, and i love nukes, even those of sc 2. there were some nukes in beta that were actually a lot cooler, well blizz always know what i hate.
eh... DoW doesn't count as RTS... more like Real-time TACTICS.... and it would have won in that bracket :). But SC2 does deserve the RTS title :) But there should be separation between turn-based and time-based strategy games... anyway, no further comment. Congrats Sc2 and Blizzard :)