I mentioned recently that I would be putting up my own year end awards for gaming in 2009 a while ago, and now is the time.
I’ve been deliberating on what format to use for this series of features. What categories to include, whether or not to do individual platform awards of just overall and so on.
I think because there were so many great games this year on all the platforms, it wouldn’t be fair to do just an overall list and therefore miss out completely a lot of games that deserve recognition.
With that said, I will do a feature for each platform I’ve played this year. That will essentially be everything except Xbox 360. It wouldn’t be right for me to pick games on a system when I haven’t played many of them.
Yes, there are quite a lot of multi-platform games, but there’s obviously several exclusives besides.
I hope you enjoy, and please remember, the awards are my personal choices, and quite possibly won’t reflect the absolute technical best games. If you want that, please check IGN, Kotaku, GameSpot etc.
I should also quickly mention that I’ll be using IGN’s award system as a template for my own. Go and read IGN of course, although you probably already have.