GameSpy's Game of the Year 2006

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This is a long list, but I broken it up between which system these games were on.

PC

PC Game of the Year
Company of Heroes

PC Top 10 Games of the Year
  1. Company of Heroes
  2. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  3. Half-Life 2: Episode One
  4. Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators
  5. Neverwinter Nights 2
  6. Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords
  7. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Dark Crusade
  8. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey 9.
  9. GTR 2
  10. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

PC Action
Half-Life 2: Episode One

PC Adventure
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

PC RPG
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

PC MMORPG
Guild Wars Nightfall

PC RTS
Company of Heroes

PC Turn-Based Strategy
Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

PC Sports/Racing
GTR 2

PC Expansion
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Dark Crusade

PC Mod
Oscuro's Oblivion Overhaul

PC Multiplayer
Company of Heroes

Best Graphics
Half-Life 2: Episode One

Special Achievement in Art Direction
Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

Best Sound
Company of Heroes

Best Music
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Developer of the Year
Relic

Level of the Year
Hotel Escape (from Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth)

Best Story
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Best Character
Khelgar Ironfist from Neverwinter Nights 2

Best Use of License
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

The Game That Wouldn't Die
World of Warcraft

Most Improved Game
EverQuest II

Trends We Like
Great Strategy Expansions

Trends We Hate
Day One Patches

The 5th Annual "When It's Done?" Award
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

Biggest Disappointment
Gothic III

Coaster of the Year
Bad Day LA
PlayStation 2

PS2 Game of the Year
Final Fantasy XII

PS2 Top 10 Games of the Year
  1. Final Fantasy XII
  2. Okami
  3. Guitar Hero II
  4. Metal Gear Solid: Subsistence
  5. Bully
  6. NCAA Football 07
  7. Kingdom Hearts II
  8. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  9. Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition
  10. Steambot Chronicles

PS2 Action Game of the Year
Metal Gear Solid: Subsistence

PS2 Adventure Game of the Year
Okami

PS2 Offline Multiplayer Game of the Year
Guitar Hero II

PS2 Online Multiplayer Game of the Year
NCAA Football 07

PS2 Party Game of the Year
Guitar Hero II

PS2 Platformer Game of the Year
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

PS2 RPG of the Year
Final Fantasy XII

PS2 Sports Game of the Year
NCAA Football 07

Best Trend on PS2
Remixed Greatest Hits

Best Rise from the Ashes
Tomb Raider: Legends

The Billy Mitchell Award for Best Retro Compilation
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology

The "No, You Can Really Do Everything!" Award
Bully for Boy-On-Boy Making Out
Xbox

Xbox Game of the Year
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

Xbox Top 5 Games of the Year
  1. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
  2. NCAA Football 07
  3. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
  4. World Soccer Winning Eleven 9
  5. Fight Night Round 3

Xbox Action Game of the Year
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

Xbox Adventure Game of the Year
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Xbox Offline Multiplayer Game of the Year
NCAA Football 07

Xbox Sports Game of the Year
NCAA Football 07

Better on Xbox Award
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

Best Backwards Compatible Addition for 360
World Soccer Winning Eleven 9
GameCube

GameCube Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

GameCube Top 3 Games of the Year
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  2. LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  3. Mega Man X Collection
GameBoy Advanced

GBA Game of the Year
Final Fantasy V Advance
Nintendo DS

DS Game of the Year
New Super Mario Bros.

DS Top 5 Games of the Year
  1. New Super Mario Bros.
  2. Tetris DS
  3. Elite Beat Agents
  4. Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
  5. Metroid Prime: Hunters

DS First-Person Shooter Game of the Year
Metroid Prime: Hunters

DS Online Multiplayer Game of the Year

Tetris DS

DS Platformer of the Year
New Super Mario Bros.

DS Puzzle Game of the Year
Tetris DS

DS Rhythm Game of the Year
Elite Beat Agents

Concept Most Likely to Be Ripped Off/Most Blatant Cash-In
Brain Games

Terminator Franchise Award (They Absolutely Will Not Stop Putting These Out Until You Are Dead)
Final Fantasy
Playstation Portable

PSP Game of the Year
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

PSP Top 5 Games of the Year
  1. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
  2. Tekken: Dark Resurrection
  3. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
  4. Lemmings
  5. Mega Man Powered Up

PSP Action Game of the Year
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

PSP Offline Multiplayer Game of the Year
Tekken: Dark Resurrection

PSP Online Multiplayer Game of the Year
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

PSP Platformer of the Year
Mega Man Powered Up

PSP Puzzle Game of the Year
Lemmings

PSP Strategy Game of the Year
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

Best Cross-Compatability With PS2
Winning Eleven 9

The WTF? Award for Weirdest Co-Opting of a Franchise
(tie) The Godfather: Mob Wars / Scarface: Money. Power. Respect

Most Good Games in a Compilation
Sega Genesis Collection

Best PSP Trend
Custom Soundtracks
Xbox 360

Xbox 360 Game of the Year
Gears of War

Xbox 360 Top 10 Games of the Year
  1. Gears of War
  2. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
  3. Viva Pi?ata
  4. Fight Night Round 3
  5. Burnout Revenge
  6. Dead Rising
  7. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
  8. NBA 2K7
  9. F.E.A.R.
  10. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Xbox 360 Action Game of the Year

Gears of War

Xbox 360 First-Person Shooter of the Year
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas

Xbox 360 Offline Multiplayer Game of the Year
Gears of War

Xbox 360 Online Multiplayer Game of the Year
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas

Xbox 360 Racing Game of the Year
Burnout Revenge

Xbox 360 RPG of the Year
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Xbox 360 Sports Game of the Year
Fight Night Round 3

Xbox 360 Strategy Game of the Year
Viva Pi?ata

Most Surprisely Good Online Play
Chromehounds

Best Multiplayer Game That Doesn't Cost $60
Table Tennis

Worst 1000 Achievement Points You'll Ever Earn
(tie) Fight Night Round 3 / Final Fantasy XI

Best Game Featuring Zombie Genocide as an Achievement
Dead Rising

Worst Couple of Bucks
(tie) Lumines Live! / The Horse Armor Pack

Lamest Voice Acting Award
Over G Fighters

Biggest Xbox 360 Hater
Japan
PlayStation 3

PS3 Game of the Year
Resistance: Fall of Man

PS3 Top 3 Games of the Year
  1. Resistance: Fall of Man
  2. Fight Night Round 3
  3. Ridge Racer 7

The Derek Zoolander Award for Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Looking Game
Genji: Days of the Blade

PS2 Legacy We'd Least Like to See
People Not Using Headsets Online

Better on PS3 Award
Full Auto 2: Battlelines
Nintendo Wii

Wii Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Wii Top 5 Games of the Year
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  2. Trauma Center: Second Opinion
  3. Madden NFL 07
  4. Rayman Raving Rabbids
  5. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Wii Action Game of the Year
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Wii Adventure Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Wii Multiplayer Game of the Year

Madden NFL 07

Wii Party Game of the Year
Rayman Raving Rabbids

Wii RPG of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Wii Sports Game of the Year
Madden NFL 07

Special "Holy Crap, That's Fan Service" Award
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
Multiplayer

Overall Multiplayer Game of the Year
Gears of War (Xbox 360)

Offline Multiplayer Top 5 Games of the Year
  1. Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  2. Guitar Hero II (PS2)
  3. Tekken: Dark Resurrection (PSP)
  4. Fight Night Round 3 (Xbox 360)
  5. Madden NFL 07 (Wii)
Online Multiplayer Top 5 Games of the Year
  1. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas (Xbox 360)
  2. Company of Heroes (PC)
  3. Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  4. Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)
  5. Guild War Factions (PC)
Gamer's Choice

Gamers' Choice PS2
Final Fantasy XII

Gamers' Choice PS3
Resistance: Fall of Man

Gamers' Choice Xbox 360
Gears of War

Gamers' Choice Xbox
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

Gamers' Choice GameCube
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Gamers' Choice Wii
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Gamers' Choice DS
New Super Mario Bros.

Gamers' Choice PSP
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

Gamers' Choice GBA
Final Fantasy V Advance

Gamers' Choice PC Action
Half-Life 2: Episode One

Gamers' Choice PC Adventure
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Gamers' Choice PC Roleplaying
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Gamers' Choice PC Sports & Racing
Need For Speed Carbon

Gamers' Choice PC Strategy (RTS)
Company of Heroes

Gamers' Choice PC Strategy (Non-RTS)
Medieval II: Total War

Gamers' Choice PC
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Overall

Overall Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

Overall Top 10 Games of the Year
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
  2. Company of Heroes (PC)
  3. Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
  4. Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  5. Okami (PS2)
  6. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas (Xbox 360)
  7. Guitar Hero II (PS2)
  8. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC)
  9. Half-Life 2: Episode One (PC)
  10. Viva Pinata (Xbox 360)

Console Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

Console Top 10 Games of the Year
  1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
  2. Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
  3. Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  4. Okami (PS2)
  5. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas (Xbox 360)
  6. Guitar Hero II (PS2)
  7. Viva Pinata (Xbox 360)
  8. Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (PS2)
  9. Bully (PS2)
  10. Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)

Handheld Game of the Year
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)

Handheld Top 10 Games of the Year
  1. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)
  2. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
  3. Tekken: Dark Resurrection (PSP)
  4. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (PSP)
  5. Lemmings (PSP)
  6. Tetris DS (DS)
  7. Mega Man Powered Up (PSP)
  8. Elite Beat Agents (DS)
  9. Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (DS)
  10. Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS)
Source: http://goty.gamespy.com/2006/
 
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Yeah, I was really surprised too.
 

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There aren't enough games for the Xbox 360 to be part of the competition. I'm sure it'll be in there next year.
 
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It's surprising how the best game of the year for Xbox is a multi platform game.
 
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Also, lumping Xbox and 360 titles in one category = lame.

Man I remember when Gamespy used to at least have a clue...
 
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Err... realize that Microsoft no longer produces the Xbox, they only produce 360s and support a handful of third party games for the original Xbox for consumers that are behind the times. Considering there are so few 360 games, and considering those are the only games Microsoft is actually producing, I don't see why it is unfair to combine the two categories.
 
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"So few?" What the hell do people smoke at this forum, anyway? There are over 100 next-gen Xbox 360 titles.
 

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"So few?" What the hell do people smoke at this forum, anyway? There are over 100 next-gen Xbox 360 titles.
Your section or not that was just rude you should know better he's an admin which means he ranks higher then you so you should try and be respectful.

The 360, PS3 and Wii results should be out Thursday so you'll see your gears of war.

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He didn't say anything offensive to Boyster. He was merely confused as to why so many people failed to realize the sheer number of games available on the 360. I have to admit, I, too, didn't realize there were so many games available. I mostly just know about the few heavy hitters that people speak of so often.

There was no mal intent in Pride's post, I can assure you.
 

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He didn't say anything offensive to Boyster. He was merely confused as to why so many people failed to realize the sheer number of games available on the 360. I have to admit, I, too, didn't realize there were so many games available. I mostly just know about the few heavy hitters that people speak of so often.

There was no mal intent in Pride's post, I can assure you.
Yeah i bet you can since it's becoming harder for me to tell where you end and he begins. I might have agreed with you under normal circumstances but these aren't normal and i'll leave it at that.

Most of the xbox 360 titles i saw today at EB were just the same sports games so i highly doubt there are over 100 xbox 360 exclusive games.
 
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[S];817623 said:
Yeah i bet you can since it's becoming harder for me to tell where you end and he begins. I might have agreed with you under normal circumstances but these aren't normal and i'll leave it at that.
I've got to agree with Zeonix here. From a third-party perspective, Pride's post looked completely innocent and should be taken as a jest, which is what it was.

Anywho, XBox360 wasn't the only next-gen gaming console left off the list, so...
 
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Also take note, it claims that Oblivion is the second best game of the year for PC, and the best MOD is the Oblivion overhaul.

It's not a matter of quality, it's a matter of quantity -- as in, who pays the most for advertising with said magazine and affiliates. ;)
 
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A.) I'll admit I didn't realize there were over a hundred games, although, I do see a lot of games that are cross console, and very, very few that are exclusive. How much weight that chops off of the system is subjective, PS2 and Gamecube also have a lot of cross console titles (obviously, they cross consoles), but it's my impression they have more exclusives than Xbox.

B.) My being an administrator doesn't have anything to do with my knowledge of video games.

C.) Relax. That means everybody. If you disagree, just explain why you disagree.
 
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For the record, IGN has posted their own Game of the Year awards, and Gears of War was the winner for the 360. So I guess even though they are owned by Gamespy they aren't the same choices for GOTY.
 

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I updated the list, enjoy.
 

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