Uncharted 2 won many awards in 2009, including the much deserved award of all awards “Game of the Year” award. But what if Uncharted 2 didn’t come out in 2009? Would the 2009 Video Game of the Year Award be remembered as the toughest award to decide for? We all know that Uncharted 2 completely dominated 2009, and let’s face it, every great game released in 2009 was completely over shadowed by Uncharted 2; and of course MW2 sales. This had to be the year, of the most sleeper titles thanks to those two titles. But 2009 was indeed packed with amazing GOTY contenders. In fact, 2009 would have been a crazy year without Uncharted 2. The following 2009 PS3 games picked by TQ staff have all the elements to be considered for,”Game of the Year”.
Killzone 2, had been in production for years, with the developers teasing us with snippets and screenshots of the ever evolving ingame engine that many said, would not be possible since those days of winning E3’s best of show. A few years passed and Guerrilla Games have not disappointed the fans. Hosting some of the smoothest FPS graphics of the year to its astonishing cover system that FPS fans have been so waiting for, lush 32p online play, Sixaxis featured controls and a single player mode that holds itself against this year’s best. This game was a winner of E3 many years ago and it’s now my pick for GOTY if Uncharted 2 was non-existing.
Each level in Shatter has a boss battle that is unique to itself so you won’t get bored of the same repetitive boss.The levels themselves are different, and you can be in an oval type of world, or control your ship from the left or bottom of your screen. Also, if I had to give an original/best soundtrack for a video game as well, I would give it to Shatter, it features music that is techno/instrumental, with great guitar rifts. You can check out the music at http://sidhe.bandcamp.com/ Leader boards can be very addicting if you are the type that can’t stand to be at the bottom of the list when you match up against your PSN friends. I still hold the number one spot. I welcome all challengers. PSN ID: Denoch.
This PS3 exclusive by Sucker Punch Productions brought new elements to the open world genre. Not only did the game offer some unique abilities (gliding, a tweaked climbing system, rail grinding, etc), but they packed it all into a comic book type of world with a lavish style of telling the story of Cole as he tried to make sense of what was going on around him.
More open world games should take note of Infamous and try to incorporate its mechanics into future titles.
Little Big Planet (Game of the Year Edition)
It’s in the title, “GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION”. With an additional $30 worth of included downloadable content, Little Big Planet is the perfect game for everybody. Whether you want to spend some time with your girl and get her into gaming, or if you want to spend some time with your kids or friends online, this game is suitable for everyone and it is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Media Molecule definitely hit the jackpot when they created this whole “Play, Create, and Share” project and it also started something other developers can learn from. Heck, LBP should be PS3 game of the Year every year!
MLB 09 The Show
MLB 09 is the best Baseball game since MVP 05. The Show mode is the closest thing to being a major leaguer. All the little things, such as player movements, fans in the stands, play by play and facial details make MLB The Show, not only the best PS3 sports game, but the best Baseball game ever made. A serious Game of the Year Contender.
God of War Collection
Remastering is usually heard around the movie and music industry. But when Sony announced that they would release the PlayStation 2 titles, God of War and God of War 2 on one Blu-Ray and remastered at 720p, remastering became something all gamers wished Sony would do for many other great classic titles.
GOW and GOW2 both came out late in the PlayStation 2’s life cycle; therefore many gamers missed out on two of the greatest games ever made. Having never played GOW or GOW2 during the PS2 days, God of War Collection for the PlayStation 3 lived up to the hype, and helped me understand why so many gamers praised it at such high levels.
God of War Collection is easily my PS3 Game of the Year, if Uncharted 2 was lost in Shambhala.
What PS3 games do you see taking Uncharted 2’s spot in 09? Of course if Uncharted 2 was non-existing.