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Upcoming Titles that could steal Game of the Year

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Obviously, the talent is there. Watching some of the gameplay videos, you’ll see that they’re doing a tremendous job of creating a Vegas vibe despite the post-apocolyptic setting.

Combined with everything that made Fallout 3 so special — especially exploration and player choice — there’s no reason to believe that Fallout: New Vegas can’t be a legitimate Game of the Year contender.

Vanquish

What good is any competition without a dark horse? While the PS3 version of Bayonetta wasn’t up to snuff, Platinum Games are looking to correct that with what is shaping up to be one of the premier balls-out action games of the year.

If you haven’t played the recently-released demo on PSN, you should absolutely make that a priority (once you’ve finished reading this, of course). The game never lets up — the visuals are legitimately amazing and the controls are tight, leading up to some fantastic firefights. Even Cliff Bleszinsky was impressed, and he’s largely responsible for the series that more or less inspired Vanquish.

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The only thing that may be working against it is the fact that it doesn’t have any multiplayer. While it’s certainly great that Platinum have decided to pour all of its resources into making the best damn single-player experience that they can, it will hurt the game’s replayability in many gamers’ eyes. With the economy still what is, many want their $60 to last as long as possible.

Hopefully people will be willing to take a chance on Vanquish, because it looks brilliant.

Fable III

Rounding out October will be Fable III, product of the never-silent Peter Molyneux. It’s kind of a breath of fresh air, because it’s the first game on this list that doesn’t have you constantly shooting a gun at other things.

While Mr. Molyneux has made it a habit of being more than a little hyperbolic about the games he works on, the end result is always a quality product. For the uninitiated, Fable games are about following a path of either good or evil, as well as how your choices affect those around you. You can even marry and start a family.

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Comments (17)

  • TRF

    Very good list. My favorite game so far is Heavy Rain, but I can’t wait for New Vegas and Fable III.

  • GB

    Are people still kidding themselves that God of War III is Game of the Year material? If something like that piece of cack can win Game of the Year then Transformers 2 should have won Best Picture.

  • victorgodamnsullivan

    Sorry But I think Super Mario Galaxy 2 should be considered.

  • xino

    seriously disagree!
    MOH, with it’s MW multiplayer style?why should it be GOTY also how long is the campaign?

    Halo Reach is considered
    Fallout Vegas? a DLC considered GOTY?:/

    Castlvenia is a contender

  • WHAT HE SAY!?

    #2. GOD OF WAR 3 WAS TIGHT. BUT IT CAME OUT EARLY THIS YEAR SO IT WOULD BE HARD TO GET CHOOSIN.

  • ThatOneDude

    If Black Ops or Halo Reach wins GOTY it will be very disappointing, this generation of games have been nothing more than FPS, GOTY should go to games with TRUE potential, games like Heavy Rain, Little Big Planet 2, Gran Turismo 5, and Super Mario Galaxy 2

  • WHAT HE SAY!?

    #6. YEAH I GET TIRED OF THIS COD GAMES . ITS RUNNING OUT

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  • Marius

    Is it too hard for some people to spell correctly? I usually don’t complain about this but reading some of the comments makes my eyes hurt. Like seriously, xino, i cant even understand 1/4 of what you wrote. Anyways, back on topic. I think God of War 3 is GOTY material, at least to some extent, but I’m really looking forward to Fable 2 and Halo Reach, as well as LBP2.

  • @WHAT HE SAY!?

    GTFO you 360 troll. God of War 3 was amazing.

    LBP2 will steal GOTY from all!

  • yewles1

    I just can’t tell anymore… hell, maybe GT5 will be a surprise pick. Who knows?

  • Doominator99

    Last year when uncharted 2 won GOTY over MW2 i actually thought that gamers where more than COD and FPS noobs so this year i am expecting another great game to get GOTY. I dont expect games like heavy rain or god of war 3 to win because they dont have enough replay value (but they are amazing first playthroughs) Fallout new vegas, medal of honor and mass effect 2 are mabye. Halo reach will be good but it doesnt have anything innovative and will only get nominated because of hordes of halo fans. But i think the most likely are little big planet 2, black ops (if it has zombie mode) and GT5

  • WHAT HE SAY!?

    #8. HA HA HA HA I ONLY OWN A PS3. I MENT THAT GOW 3 CAME OUT EARLY SO IT WOULDN’T GET CHOOSIN AS EASILY. SINCE OTHER EXCLUSIVES OF PS3 WOULD BE COMING OUT

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  • daevv

    Unless Fallout 3.5 sucks I won’t have time to play any of the others. Maybe a quick singleplayer run through of the FPS games.
    ~d

  • DevilDog273

    I really hope Halo Reach ends up being good, I hated Halo 3 & thats why in the end I ended up buying a PS3… I still belive to be a bettter choice. But if Halo Reach is to win simply off of forge, then out of this list Little Big PLanet 2 wins in that catogory hands down…..& I know its next yr but Im really crossong my fingers that Killzone is good.

  • Reigen

    halo reach is snot out yet so as much as i would like 2 put it high on the candidate list, i cant
    so its either gona be gow3 or gowIII
    xD

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