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Mass Effect 2 Wins Game of the Year Award

Mass Effect 2Mass Effect 2 has won the ultimate game of the year accolade at the 2010 Golden Joystick awards. The action role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, also won role-playing game (RPG) of the year, the world’s oldest gaming award ceremony. This year’s award, which is decided through voting by members of the gaming public, was the biggest ever in the awards 28-year history with over a million and a half votes cast. This success is in addition to Golden Joystick making it into the Guiness World Record as the world’s most popular video game awards.

Note that in order to qualify for this year’s award games had to be released between May 2009 and May 2010, except for the one to watch. Other winners at the event include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Final Fantasy XIII. The full list of winners are as follows.


  • Action game of the year: Assassin’s Creed II
  • Game On Shooter of the year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Racing game of the year: Forza Motorsport 3
  • RPG of the year: Mass Effect 2
  • Puzzle game of the year: World of Goo
  • Fighting game of the year: Super Street Fighter 4
  • Sports game of the year: FIFA 10
  • Strategy game of the year: Plants vs. Zombies
  • Music game of the year: Guitar Hero 5
  • Online game of the year: League of Legends
  • Downloadable game of the year: Plants vs. Zombies
  • Portable game of the year: Pokemon Heart Gold/ Soul Silver
  • Soundtrack of the year: Final Fantasy XIII
  • One to watch: Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • UK Developer of the year: Jagex
  • Ultimate game of the year: Mass Effect 2

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  2. Henway

    November 4, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Mass Effect 2 is a great game, but I think the best game of the year belongs to Fall out New Vegas, but maybe I’m biased since I’m such a hardcore Fallout fan

  3. Computers Smart Phones Technology

    November 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Mass effect 2 is a great game, I only play it twice, but my friend play it a lots.

  4. CPR Classes

    November 12, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Deserved. ME2 was truly epic. And while I’m a huge Fallout fan, NV is not as epic as its predecessor.

  5. Wimmelbildspiele

    December 4, 2010 at 11:55 am

    mass effect 1 was a cool game with a new feeling of storytelling. but part 2 is for me only a addon. sorry, ultimate game of the year is fable 3 🙂

  6. Rakesh

    December 17, 2010 at 5:23 am

    It had to win it because it has so damn good graphics, i loved the gameplay, storyline, character specification and action.

    Thrilling music as well. One of the best 1st Player Shooter Games.

  7. H

    January 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Trully Deserved. Last year was weak, so ME 2 have no problem to win, I can’t wait on third part of this game.

    My prognose on 2011

    1.Dragon Age 2
    2.Mass Effect 3
    3.Shogun 2
    4.Batman Arkham City
    5.Crysis 2

  8. Maria Pavel

    February 8, 2011 at 12:46 am


    Mass Effect 2 really deserved this title, as both BioWare and EA did a great job on this game. Also, as stated : ‘Mass Effect 2 had shipped over two million copies worldwide within a week of release,[13] and has also received highly favorable reviews.’ it’s no wonder that EA invested a lot of money on promoting this wonderful game and getting the great results of their hard-worked creation – Mass Effect 2. I bet the 3rd Mass Effect will be better than Mass Effect 2 and will have even greater succes than the 2nd one in the serie. The combination BioWare + EA seems to be a perfect one for creating great games that will feature in the headlines of a lot of websites and game magazines. Also, great music featured in the serie, especially in the 2nd game of the serie, the composers did a great job too. Thank you for sharing this excellent article, I liked to watch the trailer again, brought back memories. Keep up the good work!

    Best regards,


  9. tomas s

    February 25, 2011 at 8:52 am

    The game is very nice but Call of duty should be on firs place

  10. Prove

    February 25, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Call of Duty on the first place? You must be kidding me boy 😉 Mass Effect absolutely deserves to take the number one spot. period.

  11. Alex Windsor

    April 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Agree! I Like Mass Effect most of all other games!

  12. Jane Cooper

    April 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Mass Effect 2 is a great game and it totally deserves…

  13. Techlinking

    May 17, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I think Call of duty is the best 🙁

  14. Josh

    June 10, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Wow! glad to see that the games I played lately hits as the game of the year award. It is really a great game and nice strategy through the end in which it is challenging just to avoid any deaths from your allies. Looking forward to mass effect 3, surely it will be a big hit again.

    Just wondering why fifa 2010 is best sports of the year and not nba 2k10 and nba 2k11 🙁
    Haven’t tried playing fifa though.

  15. Amanda Troth

    August 10, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Not surprised at all that Mass Effect 2 won the game of the year and that the game continued to be a hot favourite with the third release although the developers going back on the ending was a shame in my view.

    However, it was also good to know they were willing to chance it based on feedback.

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