usagi704’s Game of the Year Awards 2009

Welcome to my Game of the Year Awards for 2009! These awards follow three rules:

– 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

Without further delay, let’s get to it!

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BEST MUSIC
• Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2)
• God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
• Space Invaders Extreme 2 (DS)
• Gate of Thunder (PCE)
• Winds of Thunder (PCE)

Runner-Up: Winds of Thunder (PCE)

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BEST SOUND DESIGN
• Killzone 2 (PS3)
• Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
• God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
• Space Invaders Extreme 2 (DS)
• Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)

Runner-Up: Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)

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MOST SURPRISINGLY GOOD GAME
• Wolfenstein 3D (PS3)
• Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams (GB)
• The Rumble Fish (PS2)
• Thexder NEO (PSP)

Runner-Up: Wolfenstein 3D (PS3)

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BEST GRAPHICS, TECHNICAL
• Killzone 2 (PS3)
• BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PS3)
• Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
• Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
• Ninja Gaiden Σ 2 (PS3)

Runner-Up: Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)

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BEST GRAPHICS, ARTISTIC
• Street Fighter IV (PS3)
• Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (PS2)
• BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PS3)
• King of Fighters XII (PS3)
• Wipeout Pulse (PSP)

Runner-Up: Street Fighter IV (PS3)

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BEST COMPILATION
• Soldier Collection (PSP)
• Salamander Portable (PSP)
• Raiden Project (PS1)
• Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 (DS)
• Samurai Shodown Anthology (PS2)

Runner-Up: Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 (DS)

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BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME
• Street Fighter IV (PS3)
• Killzone 2 (PS3)
• Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
• BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PS3)
• Bomberman ’93 (PCE)

Runner-Up: Street Fighter IV (PS3)

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MOST IMPROVED SEQUEL
• Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2)
• Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
• Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 (DS)
• Killzone 2 (PS3)
• Thexder NEO (PSP)

Runner-Up: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

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BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME
• Crash Commando (PS3)
• Wolfenstein 3D (PS3)
• Thexder NEO (PSP)
• Tetris (PSP)
• Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS3)

Runner-Up: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS3)

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MOST DISAPPOINTING GAME
• King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga (PSP)
• Blood Will Tell: Tezuka Osamu’s Dororo (PS2)
• Valis III (PCE)
• Tekken 6 (PS3)

Runner-Up: King of Fighters: The Orochi Saga (PSP)

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BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME
• Zone of the Enders (PS2)
• God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)
• inFamous (PS3)
• Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
• Ninja Gaiden Σ 2 (PS3)

Runner-Up: inFamous (PS3)

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BEST ACTION/PLATFORMER
• Hagane (SNES)
• Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (PS2)
• Akumajou Densetsu (FC)
• Hoshi no Kirby (FC)
• Ape Escape 3 (PS2)

Runner-Up: Hoshi no Kirby (FC)

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BEST SHOOTER
• Killzone 2 (PS3)
• Wolfenstein 3D (PS3)
• Crash Commando (PS3)
• Point Blank (PS1)
• Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Runner-Up: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

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BEST FIGHTING GAME
• BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PS3)
• Street Fighter IV (PS3)
• King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match (PS2)
• Samurai Shodown Anthology (PS2)
• Shin Kidou Senki Gundam W: Endless Duel (SNES)

Runner-Up: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PS3)

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BEST PUZZLE/STRATEGY GAME
• Tetris DX (GB)
• You Don’t Know Jack (PS1)
• Bomberman ’93 (PCE)
• Tetris (PSP)
• Bomberman Blitz (Dsi)

Runner-Up: Bomberman ’93 (PCE)

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BEST RPG
• Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2)
• Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)

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BEST SHMUP
• Soldier Collection (PSP)
• Winds of Thunder (PCE)
• Recca: Summer Carnival ’92 (FC)
• DoDonPachi (SAT)
• Gate of Thunder (PCE)

Runner-Up: DoDonPachi (SAT)

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BEST DRIVING/RACING GAME
• Wipeout 64 (N64)
• Sled Storm (PS1)
• Wipeout Pulse (PSP)

Runner-Up: Sled Storm (PS1)

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BEST GAME BOY GAME
• Tetris DX
• Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors’ Dreams
• Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge
• Operation C

Runner-Up: Operation C

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BEST DS GAME
• Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2
• Bangai-O Spirits
• Bomberman Blitz
• Space Invaders Extreme 2

Runner-Up: Space Invaders Extreme 2

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BEST PSP GAME
• Soldier Collection
• Salamander Portable
• God of War: Chains of Olympus
• Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
• Wipeout Pulse

Runner-Up: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII

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BEST FAMICOM GAME
• Akumajou Densetsu
• raf World
• Hoshi no Kirby
• Moon Crystal
• Recca: Summer Carnival ’92

Runner-Up: Recca: Summer Carnival ’92

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BEST PC ENGINE GAME
• Winds of Thunder
• L-Dis
• Gate of Thunder
• Bomberman ’93
• Bonk’s Revenge

Runner-Up: Bomberman ’93

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BEST SUPER NINTENDO GAME
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
• Return of Double Dragon
• Shin Kidou Senki Gundam W: Endless Duel
• Ninjawarriors Again, The
• Hagane

Runner-Up: Hagane

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BEST NINTENDO 64 GAME
• Wipeout 64
• Blast Corps
• Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishousha

Runner-Up: Wipeout 64

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BEST PLAYSTATION GAME
• Castlevania Chronicles
• Garou Densetsu: Wild Ambition
• Raiden Project
• You Don’t Know Jack
• Point Blank

Runner-Up: Raiden Project

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BEST PLAYSTATION 2 GAME
• Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
• King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match
• Samurai Shodown Anthology
• Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus
• The Rumble Fish

Runner-Up: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

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BEST PLAYSTATION 3 GAME
• Street Fighter IV
• inFamous
• Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
• BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
• Batman: Arkham Asylum

Runner-Up: Batman: Arkham Asylum

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HANDHELD GAME OF THE YEAR
• Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (GB)
• Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament (GBA)
• Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 (DS)
• God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)

Runner-Up: God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)

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GAME OF THE YEAR
• Akumajou Densetsu (FC)
• Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
• Winds of Thunder (PCE)
• Shin Kidou Senki Gundam W: Endless Duel (SNES)
• Tsumi to Batsu: Hoshi no Keishousha (N64)
• DoDonPachi (SAT)
• Garou Densetsu: Wild Ambition (PS1)
• Samurai Shodown Anthology (PS2)
• Street Fighter IV (PS3)

Runner-Up: Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)

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ベストオブ2009

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