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Top 10 Games of The Year 2009

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fadi299 23rd December 2009, 12:39 Quote
ARMAII was GOTY for me!, absolutely amazing game, extremely ambitious and huge!, the game was a real system hog and it was a bit buggy but the gameplay was realistic, deep, entertaining and even revolutionary in places, a truly epic game with lots of possibilities, choices and things to do. it felt like real war.....the presentation could've been better and the controls are really complicated but once you get past those issues you're simply playing the best and most realistic military shooter ever...


Men of War was also great, i enjoyed a great deal, it was more like a deeper and most realistic version of CoH, presentation and production values are extremely dated but the gameplay is terrific and engaging....

TW:E was a disappointement for me, it was buggy as hell and there wasn't any huge improvements compared to the previous TW games, maybe it is just me but i felt unfinished, i actually uninstalled it long time ago and went back to TW:Medieval2..

L4D2 was great but it was more of the same and i thought it had some balancing issues but overall it was a great game, not really GOTY but still it was solid...

DA:Origins was truly awsome and i'd put it second or even third on my list. it's also nice to see Mirror's edge on the list, a game that i totally love and thought was criminally underrated!, it's sad that not many people really got what this game was all about...
Omnituens 23rd December 2009, 13:04 Quote
I'm sorry, what?
impar 23rd December 2009, 13:16 Quote
Greetings!
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
It doesn't really matter though because, whether people prefer it on PC or console, it should still be representative of the average bit-tech reader (though perhaps not the average forum poster).
So true.
While Bit-Tech keeps the voting on those polls restricted to Newsletterers I will not vote.
I should be able to vote using my already existing forum account.

Thats why I am not commenting on the polls results.
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Originally Posted by Elton
Yes Batman was a great game, and E:TW totally deserved the award, although I'd wish it was higher, although one would sensibly argue that the game itself was(and is still) hella buggy.
It was released on a shameful state, but with the current patch its very enjoyable.
Now that the AI makes amphibious invasions playing as Britain is no longer akin to cheating.
Too bad the most recent nVidia drivers fubared the game.
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Originally Posted by Digi
I thought Mirrors Edge had been bashed to oblivion by most people but it seems now it might be worth a buy. (was recently on steam for almost nothing, missed that!)
Enjoy the Christmas sale:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/17410
Kovoet 23rd December 2009, 13:22 Quote
Anybody get kickbacks for this. MW2 tops somehow I don't think so. There are better games out there and it did not improve from COD4 as far as I'm concerned anyway.

The single play is very short as well, with the multi-play causing so much controversy.
Gunsmith 23rd December 2009, 13:29 Quote
Mw2 at number one? Shows how many retarded children we have loitering around here
CardJoe 23rd December 2009, 13:30 Quote
No kickbacks. Activision barely even talk to us and, like I said, Modern Warfare 2 was an early leader from the very start in this user voted competition. I'm sat looking at all the email addresses and names of the voters right now - no way was it rigged.

It's worth remembering that, not only did I not vote, but I also actually had to buy my own copy of Modern Warfare 2 in order to review it - when Activision won't send us press copies then it's unlikely they'll bribe us for an award. Stop throwing baseless and faulty accusations around unless you can back them up.

If you want to look for a reason then there's only four options:

1) It is a good game and it's just that you don't like it
2) You're a vocal minority overwhelmed by a silent majority
3) Both 1 and 2
4) It was the one game that nearly everyone played this year, thus the one game that nearly everyone voted for (with other votes divided amongst the other titles)

Of course, you could reword point 2 into this if you prefer:
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Originally Posted by Gunsmith
Mw2 at number one? Shows how many retarded children we have loitering around here
rickysio 23rd December 2009, 13:34 Quote
I played COD:MW2 up till stage 3, then I got nausea and had to stop. Been some time since I played an FPS, hence the nausea. Must say that it is amusing to see people skip to the GOTY, see that it isn't their GOTY, and whine about it in the forums, and have a subliminal message about the BT staff being assholes and making MW2 (which is soooooo not their choice when they voted) the number 1, when clearly it wasn't.

Truthfully I found Ninja Blade to be my GOTY, mostly because of the totally ridiculous and WTF-inducing todome's. Before the haters start whining, I don't deny that I'm odd.
Darkefire 23rd December 2009, 13:40 Quote
I'd argue Arkham Asylum should be #1 on this list, but then I haven't played MW2 yet. I don't typically put much stock into the multiplayer aspects of a game (my experiences with MW1 usually involve "spawn, take five steps, turn a corner, get sniped by a grey guy hiding on the rooftop of a grey building surrounded by grey debris, repeat"), so I might be more kind than most to the game if the singleplayer side is solid. My only real gripe with the list would be the inclusion of Mirror's Edge, while it's an interesting experiment into new areas with a solid premise, the linear execution and punishing, schizophrenic gameplay really left a lot to be desired. Hopefully we see a sequel that acts as more of a sandbox game; give players an entire city to parkour through and they won't stop playing for weeks.
Dannythemusicman 23rd December 2009, 13:50 Quote
COD MW2 is a fantastic game - no question about this. Those people who are still whining about the lack of dedicated servers need to pull their heads out - this award wasn't about what games 'could of been...' but what they are. The award is also user voted! I pretty much agree with the list above, though I haven't tried L4D2 yet - need to try this and see if it really is worth getting over L4D.

I still reckon CoJ Bound in Blood should of made the list!
Abhorsen 23rd December 2009, 14:43 Quote
I think MW2 is a great public multi player, if your after a casual bit of shooting guys in the head it's a good game (Though i'd rather do it in TF2). Maybe this shows how many "Casual" gamers are in the market? I thought L4D2 may have taken it but i think the sheer volume of people who have played MW2 made it inevitable.
Bauul 23rd December 2009, 14:52 Quote
I think MW2 got to no.1 because it was one of the few games nearly everyone has played. It may have been everyone's third choice, but if enough people vote for third choice then it wins.

Personally, I'd always rather see Bit's own top 10, as I trust them to have a good opinion, and I trust them to have played all the games. My three votes were the only three games I'd played, and I think a lot of people are in the same boat. It's probably a bit late now, but maybe next year do two lists, or even a Strictly Come Dancing style 50/50 importance split between the Bit vote and the public vote.

My one and only choice in the top 10 was L4D2, and I'm happy with third place.
Zero_UK 23rd December 2009, 15:06 Quote
L4d2 and Batman well worth the place.

Dont anyone blame bittech for MW2 being first, as it was our votes that decided it. Besides, I think it deserves to be in the top 3 down to the single player, multiplayer isn't everything. I for one found both batman and MW2 single player outstanding. MW2 takes over batman for it's multiplayer, sure - imba and the connection **** is annoying. But if you get on a server with some mates over mics and have a good go at it with good players, wow it's fun.
Baz 23rd December 2009, 15:09 Quote
Could it just be that MW2 is a highly polished and generally superb game? There's a reason we gave it 9/10 and an excellence award you know.

Nevertheless I'm pleased and not a little vindicated that it's been voted top by you, our readers. Makes fielding all the MW2 flames back in the MW2 review thread worth it.

Incidentally, I'll be keeping to my word and will be working 4th-8th of January wearing my Kevlar US Army helmet. Pics to follow!
UrbanMarine 23rd December 2009, 15:23 Quote
Well Baz you can polish a turd. Dorodango..........

MW2 was fun the first 30days but seemed built more for kiddies with A.D.D. Well...atleast the majority of people I had to group with or play against.

Top 10 maybe but lower down the pole.
smc8788 23rd December 2009, 15:33 Quote
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woah, I couldn't possibly disagree with that list more, guess it just goes to show the different direction bit-tech has been taking lately.

Well it's a good thing they're just opinions then, and everyone is entitled to a different one. If I had my way, Dragon Age and Borderlands wouldn't be anywhere near the top 10, because I can't stand RPGs and find them boring (which is also why I wouldn't have put DoW II in there). But I can appreciate other people like them, so I accept them being in the top 10.

What this list has to do with bit-tech, other than being published on the site, when it was voted for entirely by the readers I don't know. Has that already been mentioned? That it was reader-voted? I could've sworn I read it in the article. Did you not read it?
kondichael 23rd December 2009, 17:30 Quote
Uncharted 2 Is the game of the year.
Whalemeister 23rd December 2009, 19:01 Quote
Well done guys, at least you have the balls to admit that Modern Warfare 2 is an awesome game and not listen to all the hate out there for it.

All-inall a great list of very good games
mrbens 23rd December 2009, 19:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bit-tech
It's that time of year when we take a look back on 2009 and decide what the best games of were.

best games of were? would be better without the 'of'
Star*Dagger 23rd December 2009, 20:18 Quote
And the WINNER is SHATTERED HORIZON!
Elton 23rd December 2009, 20:38 Quote
This is just ridiculous, we have people complaining of other people's choices. You can't please everyone I suppose but at least appreciate that BT let the community even decide.

I miss the older GOTY articles, but let's be honest, there weren't too many exceptional games released this year. We need an RTS revival.
D3s3rt_F0x 23rd December 2009, 20:58 Quote
I played MW2 personally I thought it was awful, the most over-hyped FPS since any of the Halo games. Brought nothing new to the table, the story was paint by numbers and oh ye what was with that heartbeat monitor crap just admit you stole it from alien and call it a motion detector.

While on the other hand Batman was sublime.
Elton 23rd December 2009, 21:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by D3s3rt_F0x
I played MW2 personally I thought it was awful, the most over-hyped FPS since any of the Halo games. Brought nothing new to the table, the story was paint by numbers and oh ye what was with that heartbeat monitor crap just admit you stole it from alien and call it a motion detector.

While on the other hand Batman was sublime.

While there was a lack of innovation in MW2, there still was polish, that you can't really deny. Of course the Hype usually kills a game but I have to admit, the shotgun attachment is awesome.
Fishlock 23rd December 2009, 21:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by mrbens
best games of were? would be better without the 'of'

If this was my forum, I'd ban people like you. Just **** off.


Infact, on looking at your previous posts, you seem to do nothing but sit around correcting peoples grammar. What the hell is the point in that? Might I suggest that you are on the wrong forum?

Anyway, 'would' should have a capital letter and you didn't put a full stop after your sentence. You loose.
Star*Dagger 23rd December 2009, 22:33 Quote
Shattered Horizon Wins! Such a great title, with a small group of intrepid programmers, coding in the frozen wastes of Finland, have a break out hit and get voted into the top 10 of 2009.
The public knows quality, I re-rate Shattered Horizon a 9.2 out of 10!!!

Yours in Victorious Plasma,
Star¤Dagger
mrbens 23rd December 2009, 23:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fishlock
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Originally Posted by mrbens
best games of were? would be better without the 'of'

If this was my forum, I'd ban people like you. Just **** off.


Infact, on looking at your previous posts, you seem to do nothing but sit around correcting peoples grammar. What the hell is the point in that? Might I suggest that you are on the wrong forum?

Anyway, 'would' should have a capital letter and you didn't put a full stop after your sentence. You loose.

calm down dear! =)
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