The first in a five-part feature series, where members of the IVG editorial team pick their favourite games from the generation gone by.
After a month of voting and deliberations, we’re finally now able to announce IVG’s Game of the Year for 2009. Below are the IVG Community’s top 10 games of 2009 as voted by our members on the forums throughout December. To see the list of games that made up the rest of the top 20, head over to the discussion thread here.
Choosing a winner for this year’s action-adventure category turned out to be an action-adventure game in itself; and a pretty tough one at that. Imagine going up to a deadly assassin or the Dark Knight himself and telling them that their respective entries, while being awesome beyond words, didn’t quite make the cut. Apart from the imminent health hazard that such a (thankfully) hypothetical situation presents, picking out a winner for this category in 2009 truly felt like a grave injustice to the other nominees.
There are some games that are built around co-op, some that offer co-op as a secondary option, and others in which co-op is included as a game mode separate from the campaign. 2009 had fine examples of each of those, allowing us to enjoy these great games in more ways than one.
When you have a year full of great games, you no doubt have many epic moments spread out amongst them. So even selecting a list of nominees for this category was a daunting task.
It’s always good to be home again. And 2009 was homecoming for a number of franchises with a mammoth line up of sequels. Newer franchises such as Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed and Left4Dead followed up with stellar sequels last year, along with new additions to older franchises such as Call of Duty, Street Fighter and Ratchet & Clank .
More than 1,500 IVG members sent in over 3,000 entries for our Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Contest, which concluded yesterday. And why wouldn’t they? There’s a brand new 120GB PlayStation 3 slim and a copy of the game up for grabs. After sifting through the duplicate entries and discarding the incorrect ones (yes, surprisingly, there […]
In case you haven’t noticed, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is one of the awesomest games of the year. Our review says so too. It’s also a PlayStation 3 exclusive, which means you’ll need Sony’s supercomputer-disguised-as-a-Blu-Ray-player-pretending-to-be-a-video-game-console in order to experience Naugthy Dog’s master piece. We feel every gamer should get a taste of Nathan Drake’s latest […]
TWIVG: WAR! WHAT IT’S GOOD FOR ABSOLUTELY NOTHING EDITION! *cue Rush Hour OST * Gentlemen, trolls, newbies and the unnaturally hormonal members of IVG! Welcome to latest and greatest edition of TWIVG because your usual host for the evening is busy fapping off to UC2. You know, the game that can cure cancer, AIDS and […]
The pinnacle of story-telling in video games, as complete a single-player experience as you can ask for, and without a doubt, one of the greatest games ever made.
Before I begin, I have a confession to make – I’m not the biggest fan of multiplayer. While this social aspect of gaming has its brighter moments, I have always rated a solid story over the trigger-happy experience of a hectic fragfest. My discomfort with multiplayer gaming only went up a couple of notches when […]
The first reviews are trickling in and its just a little less than a month to go for the release of one of the most anticipated games of the year, and easily the biggest PS3 game of the year – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Many IVG members are already getting a slice of the Uncharted […]
A few days ago, French site PS3 Gen cited a leaked Sony release schedule that put Uncharted 2: Among Thieves down for a September 30 release, and also made mention of a Michael Jackson SingStar game. We’ve just been told the exact same from an extremely reliable source, whom, for obvious reasons, we cannot name. […]
Nash and I are back with another podcast, and this time we’ve got a little more to talk about. We didn’t do one right after E3, and since it’s almost two weeks since E3, we didn’t want to do an entire E3 podcast. Instead, we’ve just dedicated the last bit of the podcast to E3, […]
A CNET poll pitting Forza 3 versus Gran Turismo 5, Valve once again professing their dislike for the PS3, and Microsoft claiming a 10-year life cycle for the Xbox 360 – these are just some totally unrelated discussions this past week that all inevitably turned into a childish console war. I swear I can literally […]
The sequel to one of the most highly rated games of the PS3, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, seems to be revving up for quite an impressive late 2009 release, as is evident from the mind blowing game-play footage shown at E3. However, the creative devils at Naughty Dog have blessed some of us mere mortals with […]