LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GameTrailers.com, the premier video destination for gaming entertainment and information, has announced the winners of its 2010 "Game of the Year Awards." Honoring the industry's accomplishments for the past year, one winner was selected from five nominees in over 30 distinct categories. Electronic Arts led the awards with multiple honors for "Mass Effect 2," winning Best Role-Playing Game, Best Story, Best PC Game, Best Xbox 360 Game, Best Single-Player Campaign and Game of the Year.
"With Microsoft and Sony jumping into the motion control market in 2010 with Kinect and Move respectively, it's somewhat surprising that most of the biggest games from 2010 use traditional control methods," said Shane Satterfield, editor-in-chief, GameTrailers.com. "That said, we applaud the industry at large for providing one of the most well-rounded software lineups in recent memory. From huge blockbusters to inventive download-only games, there was truly something for everyone in 2010."
The expert editorial staff at GameTrailers selected the winners out of 160 total nominees across all platforms and genres. For the platform-specific awards, all the nominees and winners were selected based upon the best games available for that platform -- regardless of whether they were exclusive to that platform.
For the full list of 2010 "Game of the Year Awards" videos detailing each category visit gameoftheyear.gametrailers.com. For a comprehensive video showcasing all the winners in each "Game of the Year Awards" category direct your browser to www.gametrailers.com/player/708499.html.
Winners of the 2010 "Game of the Year Awards" are as follows:
Best Puzzle Game: Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.)
Best Strategy Game: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)
Best New IP: Bayonetta (Sega)
Best Racing Game: Gran Turismo 5 (SCEA)
Best PSP Game: God of War: Ghost of Sparta (SCEA)
Best Nintendo DS Game: Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (Nintendo)
Best Action/Adventure Game: God of War III (SCEA)
Best Platformer: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
Best Sports Game: NBA 2K11 (2K Games)
Best Role-Playing Game: Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts)
Most Innovative: OnLive
Best Motion Game: Dance Central (MTV Games)
Best Story: Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts)
Best Third-Person Shooter: Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games)
Biggest News Story: Nintendo 3DS
Best Downloadable Game: Super Meat Boy (Team Meat)
Best Expansion: World of Warcraft (Blizzard)
Best Fighting Game: Super Street Fighter IV (Capcom)
Best Music & Rhythm Game: Rock Band 3 (MTV Games)
Best Graphics: God of War III (SCEA)
Best First-Person Shooter: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
Best Trailer: BioShock Infinite
Best Software-Lineup: Xbox 360
Best Multiplayer Game: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard)
Biggest Surprise: Minecraft (Mojang Specifications)
Best PC Game: Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts)
Best Wii Game: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)
Best PlayStation 3 Game: Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games)
Best Xbox 360 Game: Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts)
Best Single-Player Campaign: Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts)
Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts)
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