Mass Effect 2 wins big at 28th Golden Joystick Awards

By on October 30, 2010

BioWare’s sci-fi epic named Game of the Year.

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The 2010 Golden Joystick Awards were held yesterday, honouring some of the best games released in the past year.

Among the winning titles were Mass Effect 2, Assassin’s Creed II, Super Street Fighter IV, and Plants Vs Zombies to name a few.

A total of 1,543,309 votes were cast for the Awards which include games released in the window of August 2009 – August 2010 (hence, the absence of recent titles like Halo: Reach).

BioWare’s critically acclaimed Mass Effect 2 picked up the Ultimate Game of the Year award, as well as RPG of the Year, while Assassin’s Creed II beat out tough competition to claim the Action/Adventure Game of the Year award.

Full list of winners and nominees follows below:

Winners:

  • Action/Adventure Game Of The Year – Assassin’s Creed II
  • Download Game Of The Year – Plants Vs Zombies
  • Fighting Game Of The Year – Super Street Fighter IV
  • Music Game Of The Year – Guitar Hero 5
  • One To Watch – COD: Black Ops
  • Online Game Of The Year – League Of Legends
  • Portable Game Of The Year – Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
  • Puzzle Game Of The Year – World Of Goo
  • RPG Of The Year – Mass Effect 2
  • Racing Game Of The Year – Forza 3
  • Shooter Of The Year – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Soundtrack Of The Year – Final Fantasy XIII
  • Sports Game Of The Year – FIFA 10
  • Strategy Game Of The Year – Plants Vs Zombies
  • UK Developer Of The Year – Jagex
  • Ultimate Game of the YearMass Effect 2

Nominees:

  • Action -  Assassin’s Creed 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Bayonetta, God of War III, Heavy Rain, Just Cause 2, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Red Dead Redemption, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
  • Downloadable -  ‘splosion Man, Assassin’s Creed 2: Bonfire of the Vanities, Battlefield 1943, Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies, FIFA 10, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Little Big Planet, Plants vs. Zombies, Shadow Complex and Trials HD.
  • Fighting - BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Fight Night Round 4, Punch Out!!, Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny, Super Street Fighter IV, Tatsunoko vs Capcom Ultimate All Stars, Tekken 6, UFC 2009 Undisputed and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010.
  • Music -  Band Hero, DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero on Tour: Modern Hits, Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits, Guitar Hero: Metallica, Guitar Hero: Van Halen, Just Dance, Lego Rock Band and The Beatles Rock Band.
  • One to Watch – Brink, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Crysis 2, Dead Space 2, F1 2010, Fable III, Fallout: New Vegas, Final Fantasy XIV, Gears of War 3, Halo: Reach, Mafia 2, Medal of Honour, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and The Legend of Zelda Wii.
  • Online -  2029 Online, Aion: The Tower Of Eternity, Allods Online, Bejeweled Blitz, Champions Online, Dragonica, Fallen Earth, Farmville, Gangster City, Global Agenda, League of Legends, Need for Speed: World, Star Trek Online, Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood and Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online.
  • Portable -  Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines, Assassin’s Creed: Discovery, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Mobilised, Call of Duty: World at War: ZOMBIES, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Little Big Planet, Plants vs Zombies, Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, Professor Layton and Pandora and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.
  • Puzzle – 3D Pictocross, Ace Attorney Inverstigations: Miles Edgeworth , Arkanoid Plus!, Brain Exercises with Dr Kawashima, Katamari Forever, LUXOR: Mah Jong, Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box, Scribblenauts, Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll and World of Goo.
  • RPG – 3D Dot Game Heroes, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins Awakening, Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition, Final Fantasy XIII, Mass Effect 2, Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, Risen, The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, and Torchlight
  • Racing – Colin McRae: Dirt 2, ModNation Racers, Need for Speed: Shift, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Split/Second, and Wipeout HD Fury
  • Shooter -Aliens vs. Predator, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Bioshock 2, Borderlands, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Halo 3: ODST, Left 4 Dead 2, Metro 2033, Metriod Prime Trilogy, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
  • Soundtrack – Assassin’s Creed 2, Brutal Legend, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Final Fantasy XIII, GTA IV: Episodes From Liberty City, Halo 3: ODST, Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2, Metro 2033 and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Sports – 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Blood Bowl, FIFA 10, Football Manager 2010, Madden NFL 10, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, Skate 3, Wii Fit Plus, and Wii Sports Resort
  • Strategy – Age of Empires III: Complete Collection, Anno 1404, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising, Napoleon: Total War, Plants vs Zombies, Supreme Commander 2, The Sims 3, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising, and Worms iPhone
  • UK Developer -Codemasters, EA Bright Light, Jagex, Lionhead, Media Molecule, Rare, Rockstar North, Rocksteady Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment London Studios, and Team 17
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – Aion: The Tower Of Eternity, Assassin’s Creed 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition, Final Fantasy XIII, Football Manager 2010, God of War III, Heavy Rain, Left 4 Dead 2, Mass Effect 2, Metro 2033, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Plants vs Zombies, Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, Red Dead Redemption, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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