Monday, July 20, 2009

Gphoria 2009 Awards: August 5th 8pm EST

So anyone who watches G4 knows that every summer they have their Gphoria awards. This year Gphoria 2009 will be airing August 5th at 8pm EST. Click here to cast your vote. Below I have all the nominations listed along with my personal picks highlighted. Please leave some of your thoughts in the comments. I know these awards mean nothing but it doesn't mean we can't have a good video game discussion anyway.

I still find it really odd that G4 does awards every August instead of at the end of the year. While the VGA's also don't mean much at least they get the time of the year right. Also Note I haven't played every single game on this list but I've tried most of them so I feel pretty good about my choices. Even though I think some nominations are really odd like Resistance 2 being up for best graphics or no Geometry Wars 2? Also sad to see no Battlefield 1943 up for best Downloadable Game. I know it's obviously too new so I assume it will be on the list next year. Anyway go vote or comment below and have fun.

Best Action Game

1. Dead Space
2. Infamous
3. Madworld
4. Prototype
5. Red Faction: Guerrilla

Best Downloadable Content

1. Burnout Paradise: Big Surf Island
2. Fable II: See The Future
3. Fallout 3: Broken Steel
4. GTA: The Lost and the Damned
5. Little Big Planet

Best Downloadable Game

1. Bionic Commando: Rearmed
2. Braid
3. Castle Crashers
4. Flower
5. Peggle

Best Graphics

1. Fight Night Round 4
2. Killzone 2
3. Resident Evil 5
4. Resistance 2
5. Street Fighter IV

Best Handheld Game

1. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
2. GTA: Cinatown Wars
3. Patapon 2
4. Rock Band Unplugged
5. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood

Best New Character

1. Cole Mcgrath - Infamous
2. Crimson Viper - Street Fighter IV
3. Galen Marek (Starkiller) - The Force Unleashed
4. Sackboy - Little Big Planet
5. Your Dog - Fable II

Best Online Multiplayer

1. Killzone 2
2. Left 4 Dead
3. Resident Evil 5
4. Street Fighter IV
5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Litch King

Best Party Game

1. Boom Blox Bash Party
2. Guitar Hero: World Tour
3. Raving Rabbids TV Party
4. Rock Band 2
5. Street Fighter IV

Best Racing Game

1. Burnout Paradise: Big Surf Island
2. Excitebots: Trick Racing
3. Fuel
4. Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
5. Pure

Best Role-Playing Game

1. Fable II
2. Fallout 3
3. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
4. Star Ocean: The Last Hope
5. Tales of Vesperia

Best Shooter

1. Call of Duty: Word At War
2. Gears of War 2
3. Killzone 2
4. Left 4 Dead
5. resistance 2

Best Soundtrack

1. 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
2. Fallout 3
3. Halo Wars
4. Infamous
5. Little Big Planet

Best Sports Game

1. Fight Night Round 4
2. Madden NFL 09
3. MLB: The Show 09
4. NBA Live 09
5. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

Best Strategy Game

1. Demigod
2. Halo Wars
3. Patapon 2
4. Valkyria Chronicles
5. Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II

Best Voice Acting

1. Fallout 3
2. Gears of War 2
3. Ghostbusters: The Video Game
4. Left 4 Dead
5. Madworld

Deserves an Uwe Boll Movie

1. Castlevania: Judgment
2. Golden Axe: Beast Rider
3. Legendary
4. Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers
5. X-Blades

Favorite System

1. Nintendo DS
2. Nintendo WII
3. PC
4. Playstation 3
5. Playstation Portable (PSP)
6. Xbox 360

Game of the Year

1. Fable II
2. Fallout 3
3. Gears of War 2
4. Infamous
5. Killzone 2
6. Street Fighter IV

Most Original Game

1. Braid
2. Little Big Planet
3. Madworld
4. Plants Vs. Zombies
5. Valkyria Chronicles

Longest Lasting Game

1. Fallout 3
2. Left 4 Dead
3. Little Big Planet
4. Street Fighter IV
5. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Litch King


  1. I'm not sure, but I think the reason there's no Geo Wars 2 on the list is cause I don't think they're covering all of 2008, maybe only from the time since last years show?
    so that would be from August 2008 - August 2009, right?

    It makes sense since there's stuff like Plants vs. Zombies and Infamous on the list.

  2. Also, I forgot to mention this, but I prefer them doing the show in August. There's too many titles in the fall, and we're all still hyped up about them by the time January is here, and we end up choosing mostly games from the holiday season because we completely forgot about all of the games from earlier in the year.

    In August, not much is coming out and we've all had a nice break from the big titles of the holiday season, making our judgment less biased and more wide.


  4. Why was Valkyria Chronicles not nominated for Best Soundtrack, but 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand was? What a joke!