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Upcoming Titles that could steal Game of the Year

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If you’ve been paying attention to the internet as of late, Black Ops received a huge multiplayer reveal last week that results in a flood of news. Not only will the game have a full-on gambling component, which should create addicts early in life, it also offers up a decent amount of new game modes to enjoy. Yes, one mode is a carbon copy of a popular Counter Strike mode, but outside of that, it almost feels as though Black Ops is going to take it one step further in terms of excitement and overall experience.

It’s hard to imagine a release list without Call of Duty on it and it’s hard to discuss the Game of the Year award without making mention of it. Thus, here is it…our mentioning of it!

LittleBigPlanet 2

It’s easy to look at LittleBigPlanet 2 and automatically scream, “success!” However, it’s another thing to realize that the original installment won many Game of the Year awards and that Media Molecule is making enough changes to the sequel to warrant similar praise.

One of the key aspects that MM was able to do with LittleBigPlanet 2 was allow users full backwards compatibility with the original. That means when you pick LBP2 up at retail, you already have a game with over 3 million levels to enjoy, hundreds of dollars worth of DLC to purchase to outfit your Sackboy and tons of innovation to look forward to. While LittleBigPlanet started the Play. Create. Share. brand for Sony, LBP2 builds on that through the added ability to create different game genres outside of the standard platformer. To be honest, this is what helps separate the game from others in the industry — it’s ground breaking.

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The only problem I foresee with LittleBigPlanet 2 is that it releases in the same month as Gran Turismo 5 and is one of the last releases of the Holiday season. That means by the time it hits shelves, gamers have already bankrupted themselves with the first 8 games on this list. Ah — the life of a gamer!

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

When Ubisoft originally released Assassin’s Creed, gamers were presented with a title that had a ridiculous amount of promise, but fell short in delivering it. Instead, the game was very repetitive and became bland as you progressed through it. Despite those annoyances, I persevered and finished it. Finally, Assassin’s Creed II arrived and Ubisoft had found its footing for the franchise and delivered a critically acclaimed title that succeeded on all fronts.

With the success of Assassin’s Creed II behind them, Ubisoft looks ahead to later this year with Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. Though it does release last on our list of potential Game of the Year thieves, it stands a good chance due to its assassin-like capabilities (cheesy, I know). For the first time, consoles players will take control once more of the same character, Ezio Auditore, and they must band together a group of assassins to go toe-to-toe with the Templars.

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One of the biggest additions to Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood is the multiplayer component that will allow gamers to create their own assassin to take out other players. At E3 2010, this mode was praised by everyone who had a chance to check it out and it’s one of the things I’m looking forward to most. It’s hard to discuss this title in full without spoiling the second, but it definitely has us anticipated for its release.

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood closes out our list of upcoming titles that could steal the Game of the Year award and it seems like the most fitting title to do so.

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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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