GotY 2008 Nominees: Genre Awards

It’s that time of year again where we all like to weigh in on what was the year in video games and award the ones that we deem the best. This is my second of three updates this week with me listing my Game of the Year 2008 Nominees. In the second part I will be revealing my nominees for Genre Awards. After perusing my nominees, tell me what you think in the comments!

NOTE: A GAME ELIGIBLE FOR MY AWARDS MUST MEET THESE CRITERIA:

• THE GAME MUST HAVE BEEN FINISHED TO MY SATISFACTION
• THE GAME MUST HAVE BEEN PLAYED FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR
• THE GAME DOES NOT HAVE TO HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY RELEASED THIS YEAR

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE
Bujingai: The Forsaken City (PS2)
God of War II (PS2)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
Yakuza 2 (PS2)
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS)

BEST ACTION/PLATFORMER
Kaze no Klonoa: Door to Phantomile [from namCollection] (PS1)
Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil (PS2)
Bionic Commando Rearmed (PS3)
Mega Man 9 (PS3)
LittleBigPlanet (PS3)

BEST SHOOTER
Darkwatch (PS2)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (PS3)
kill.switch (PS2)
Unreal Tournament III (PS3)
Half-Life 2: Episode 2 [from The Orange Box] (PS3)

BEST FIGHTING GAME
Arcana Heart (PS2)
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PS3)
Sengoku Basara X (PS2)
Last Blade 2 [from Bakumatsu Roman: Last Blade 1 & 2] (PS2)
DOA2: Hardcore (PS2)

BEST PUZZLE GAME
Wetrix (N64)
Portal [from The Orange Box] (PS3)
The Eye of Judgment (PS3)
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (PSP)
Klonoa: Empire of Dreams (GBA)

BEST RPG
Dragon Warrior I & II (GB)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2)
The World Ends With You (DS)

BEST SHMUP
DoDonPachi DAI-OU-JOU (PS2)
Twinbee Da!! [from Twinbee Portable] (PSP)
Espgaluda (PS2)
Space Invaders Extreme (PSP)
R-Type Final (PS2)

BEST DRIVING/RACING GAME
Burnout Paradise (PS3)
Stuntman Ignition (PS3)
Ridge Racer 7 (PS3)

BEST SPORTS GAME
Sega Superstars Tennis (PS3)
Neo Turf Masters [from SNK Arcade CIassics Vol. 1] (PSP)
Baseball Stars 2 [from SNK Arcade CIassics Vol. 1] (PSP)
Super Sidekicks 3: The Next Glory [from SNK Arcade CIassics Vol. 1] (PSP)
Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2)

ジャンル賞

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