Game Of The Year Nominees Announced

Game Of The Year Nominees Announced

The nomination process is complete, and we have finally finished the counting. Remember that Gameindustry.com is the only publication where the readers (that's you) have all the power. One reader, one vote. The following are the top games of the year, as chosen by you. Now all you need to do is pick the best of the best.

Each and every free subscriber to the weekly Gameindustry.com newsletter gets to have their say. So tell the world what games kept you glued to your screens for hours on end. We're sure the hardworking developers and publishers appreciate your vote.

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The nominees and their publishers are (by category, and in random order):

Best Adventure Game

  • The Experiment – The Adventure Company
  • Overclocked: A History of Violence – Lighthouse Interactive
  • Silent Hill: Homecoming – Konami
  • LEGO Indiana Smith: The Original Adventures – LucasArts
  • Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon – Microids

Best Family Game

  • Happy Tails Animal Shelter – Viva Media
  • Kung Fu Panda – Activision
  • Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection – Crave Entertainment
  • Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked – Konami
  • Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Channel Edition – Konami

Online Only

  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria – Turbine
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Blizzard
  • Bloodymare – GRAVITY Co.
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea – Sony Online
  • Tabula Rasa – NCSoft

Best Peripheral

  • iZ3D 22-Inch 3D LCD – iZ3D
  • LoSt CaUsE Gaming Headphones – Able Planet
  • Sandio 3D Game O2 Mouse – Sandio Technology
  • Traxxpad: Portable Studio – Eidos

Best Puzzle Game

  • Brainiversity – Brighter Minds Media
  • Rhem 3 – Got Game Entertainment
  • Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure – Capcom
  • Crazy Machines 2 – Viva Media
  • Defense Grid: The Awakening – Hidden Path Entertainment

Best RPG

  • Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks
  • Mount And Blade – Paradox Interactive
  • Fable II – Microsoft Game Studios
  • The World Ends With You – Square Enix
  • Too Human – Microsoft Game Studios

Best Shooter

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky – Deep Silver
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Konami
  • Left 4 Dead – Electronic Arts
  • Dead Space – Electronic Arts
  • Call of Duty: World At War – Activision

Best Simulation

  • Mount And Blade – Paradox Interactive
  • Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk – XS Games
  • Dark Horizon – Paradox Interactive
  • Space Trader – Meridian 4
  • Political Machine 2008 – Stardock

Best Sports Game

  • Pure – Disney Interactive Studios
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 – Konami
  • Top Spin 3 – 2K Sports
  • GTR Evolution – Viva Media
  • NHL 09 – EA Games
  • Summer Athletics: The Ultimate Challenge – Crave Entertainment

Best Strategy Game

  • Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution – 2K Games
  • Napoleon's Campaigns – Ascaron
  • Supreme Ruler 2020 – Paradox Interactive
  • King's Bounty: The Legend – Atari
  • Panzer Tactics DS – 10TACLE Studios

Best Environment

  • Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky – Deep Silver
  • Dead Space – Electronic Arts
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot
  • Left 4 Dead – Electronic Arts
  • Little Big Planet – Sony Computer Entertainment

Best Soundtrack

  • Guitar Hero: World Tour – Activision
  • Rock Band 2 – MTV Games
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Take-Two Interactive
  • Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks
  • Eternal Sonata – Namco Bandai Games

Best DS Game

  • Guitar Hero: On Tour – RedOctane
  • Soul Bubbles – Eidos Interactive
  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift – Square Enix
  • The World Ends With You – Square Enix
  • Time Hollow – Konami

Best PC Game

  • King's Bounty: The Legend – Atari
  • Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky – Deep Silver
  • Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization – 2K Games
  • Mount And Blade – Paradox Interactive

Best PlayStation 2 Game

  • Quantum of Solace – Activision
  • Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Channel Edition – Konami
  • LEGO Batman – Warner Bros. Interactive
  • Call of Duty: World At War – Activision
  • Obscure: The Aftermath – Ignition Entertainment

Best PlayStation 3 Game

  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Take-Two Interactive
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Konami
  • Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution – Firaxis
  • Battlefield: Bad Company – EA Games
  • Silent Hill: Homecoming – Konami
  • Little Big Planet – Sony Computer Entertainment

Best PSP Game

  • Coded Arms: Contagion – Konami
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII – Square Enix
  • Spiderman: Friend or Foe – Activision
  • Mega Man Powered Up – Capcom
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 – Konami

Best Wii Game

  • Mercury Meltdown Revolution – Ignition
  • No More Heroes – Ubisoft
  • Dewy's Adventure – Konami
  • Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles – Capcom
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Nintendo
  • Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked – Konami

Best Xbox 360 Game

  • Fable II – Microsoft Game Studios
  • Gears of War 2 – Microsoft Game Studios
  • Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution – Firaxis
  • Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks
  • Battlefield: Bad Company – EA Games
  • Grand Theft Auto IV – Take-Two Interactive

And of course, everyone wants to know what the Best Overall Game Of The Year will be. For that category, we leave things wide open. Any game can win, and of course each subscriber gets one vote. So you never know what will take the top prize.

Congratulations to all the nominees, and best of luck in the 2008 GiN Game Of The Year contest!

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