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.
Atmosphere is a tough thing to get right in a game. It's the culmination of so many different elements: the way a game looks, the way it sounds, the emotions it evokes as you experience the world. But when the game gets it right, you can just feel it.
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Red Dead Redemption offers authentic atmosphere where everything, such as the writing, dialogue, and music, comes right out of the very best Wild West motion pictures.
Readers' Choice Voting
Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age.
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@L_i_o_n Ihad totally forgot about metro 2033, it had one of the best atmospheres of any game i have ever played
@AntonSaidWhat: Dude, did you even play Red Dead Redemption? That game was so friggin immersive, so full of life... those characters, side missions, indigenous animals, the dialects, the propaganda theaters, and geography. Red Dead Redemption is the next best thing to traveling in a time machine. I can't wait for L.A. Noir. That one is probably gonna win this very same category at the end of 2011.
The Old West, gunfights, duels, deserts, high cliffs, incredible views. That's some good atmosphere indeed.
I'm getting disapointed with gamespot as I look at each of these rewards. Some of the nominees were awful, and they missed a lot that should have been added. RDR was good yes, but it didn't deserve this many rewards/nominations.