PSX Extreme Game Of The Year Awards 2009
Game of the Year
- Killzone 2
- Assassin's Creed II
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Street Fighter IV
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Batman: Arkham Asylum
Winner: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Two things happened when Uncharted 2: Among Thieves came out: first, Arnold provided you with our review, which had a very clear tone of awe and 100% satisfaction, along with the meaningful quote, "It defines what videogames mean to me." Second, I finished my play-through and almost felt like crying, both because it was sadly over and because the past 25 years of my gaming career went rocketing through my skull at top speed. Why? Because it felt as if this was the culmination of...well, everything. Everything we had always wanted out of this hobby.
Nearly perfect pacing. Nearly flawless mechanics, in both the combat and platforming aspects. Superb acting. Jaw-dropping visuals. And above all else, an experience that won't be forgotten any time soon. This is the second year in a row I've almost gotten misty-eyed writing about our choice for Game of the Year (last year's MGS4 left an indelible mark as well), and don't forget that the original Uncharted: Drake's Fortune co-won Game of the Year back in 2007 with its partner, God of War II. And if you're wondering, yes, we've chosen this lovely lady here to reveal our Game of the Year Award. Hope she knows about it.
And that's that. We hope you enjoyed the Awards this year and here's looking to an even better 2010! 'raises glass'
P.S. We'd also like to thank all our most loyal readers who have made this community so strong. They routinely give us great feedback and comments and it's because of them that everything remains intelligent, civil, laid back, and overall, very pleasant. Guys like WorldEndsWithMe, TheHighlander, Scarecrow, Alienange, Jawknee, LimitedVertigo, ffrulez, Banky A, Qubex, www, "blank line," King James, UltimaDream, Aftab, LegendaryWolfeh, BikerSaint, Fane1024, Jed, and Arvis are always welcome around here. Always. You think we don't notice you guys? HA! Thanks so much to you all. :)
12/30/2009 Ben Dutka, Arnold Katayev