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 Original IP
This category calls out the year's best new intellectual properties--a term that refers collectively to the story, world, and characters presented in a new game. The award recognizes the 2010 games that had the most intriguing story, the most inventive worlds, and the most memorable characters.
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Bayonetta is equal parts exploitation, bizarre reinterpretations of mythology and occult folklore, and the craziest boss fights we've seen in quite some time. This new game offers a colorful new world that you won't forget anytime soon.
Readers' Choice Voting
Bringing a new style of storytelling to Xbox 360, "Alan Wake" is a psychological action thriller from Remedy, the renowned developers of the successful "Max Payne" series. In this dynamic new title exclusively for Xbox 360, players assume the role of Alan Wake, a best-selling suspense author suffering from writer's block, who escapes to a small town only to experience the mysterious disappearance of his wife.
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