Here’s my picks
Best Racing Game
Forza 3: Customization! Customization! Customization! You can spend the whole game in the marketplace or garage.
Dirt 2: Dirt has never looked so real.
Race Pro: Every Euro racing junky’s dream.
Best FPS Game
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: One of the best FPS franchises since 03.
Halo 3: ODST: I wish the other Halos were like this one.
Left 4 dead 2: An improvement over the first whether I thought it was too early or not.
Fear 2: Atmospheric FPSs like this are always something to look forward to.
Borderlands: Game took me by surprise, I might add a pleasant surprise.
Best 3D Action Game
Uncharted 2: Climbing, hand to hand combat, shooting and puzzle solving. This game has it all.
Batman Arkham Asylum: Best Batman game EVER!
Assassins Creed 2: Ubisoft Montreal does it again!
Ghostbusters: I’ve always wondered what it would be like to play as a ghostbuster, and now I know.
Best Sports Game
NHL 10: Best hockey sim to date.
FIFA 10: EA found the right formula with FIFA 09 and once again they deliver.
Madden 10: Best Madden since Madden 06.
Skate 2: Tony who?
MLB 09: The Show: Best Baseball title since the MVP franchise died.
Uncharted 2: So easy on the eyes you could use it to make a movie.
Killzone 2: 5 years of development got one thing right.
Resident Evil 5: Resident Evil 4 was one of the nicest looking games last gen, 5 doesn’t disappoint.
Batman Arkham Asylum: Looks like the Unreal Engine can still pull its weight.
Best Sound Design
Uncharted 2: From the gun shots to Drake’s one liners the sound is top notch.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Solid voice acting with great sound effects.
Batman Arkham Asylum: Voice acting was spectacular.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Libery City: The GTA team sure know how to make a city come to life, with sound that is.
Forza 3: Your neighbors might think your watching an actual race.
Uncharted 2: The story should of been used for the last Indiana Jones!
Batman Arkham Asylum: If they put this to film it will make up for that horrible George Clooney Batman flick.
Assassins Creed 2: The story is reminiscent of some Alan Moore novels.
Fear 2: The story concept of the Fear series always intrigues me.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Glitching aside this is one of the most enjoyable online experiences this year.
Borderlands: Co-op in this game is just great.
Left 4 Dead 2: Co-op plus the additional multiplayer modes always create for a fun time.
Uncharted 2: A lot of people I talk to don’t like Uncharted 2’s online component, but I think its a great first effort!
Best New IP
Batman Arkham Asylum: I want more!
Borderlands: Gearbox’s first great game.
Brutal Legend: Some good ideas just needs polishing.
Naughty Dog: Uncharted 2, need I say more.
Rockstar: Keeps adding positively to their rep.
Gearbox: The best games on their credits were all ports finally a good game they can call their own.
EA Canada: FIFA 10, NHL 10 and Fight Night Round 4.
Best Platform Game
‘Splosion Man: Great Platform game for all to enjoy.
New Super Mario Bros. Wii: Classic.
Best 2D Action Game
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger: Classic 2d fighting.
Best Fighting Game
Street Fighter IV: Only complaint is that horrid intro music.
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger: Classic 2d fighting.
Fight Night Round 4: Muhammad Ali VS Mike Tyson!!
Best Strategy Game
Halo Wars: A refreshing look from another perspective on the Halo universe.
Brutal Legend: Interesting strategy gameplay.
Fat Princess: Eating cake never had a better reason.
Best War Game
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Its all in the name. LOL.
Halo 3 ODST: My favorite Halo.
Battlefield 1943: Great XBL/PSN game.
Best Technical Achievement
Red Faction: Guerrilla: Best destructible environments I’ve ever seen.
Uncharted 2: The animation is unbelievable.
Killzone 2: The weather effects are the best to date.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories: Have you seen the flashlight? Its awesome.
Best Handheld Game
Patapon 2: Best rhythm game available for the PSP.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars: Classic 2d GTA style gaming with neat DS stylist functions.
Best Original Score
Halo ODST: Halo always has a great score.
Brutal Legend: Heavy Metal, yes please.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: One of the years best.
Batman Arkham Asylum: Classic Batman score.
Uncharted 2: The score was done beautifully.
Best Horror Game
Resident Evil 5: Didn’t scare me, but solid horror elements are present.
Left 4 Dead 2: Zombies!
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories: A re imagining of the classic Silent Hill? that turned into one of the best Wii games to date.
Fear 2: Might not of been as scary as Fear but it still has some tricks up its sleeves.
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City: Grand Theft Auto always has a great soundtrack.
The Beatles: Rockband: One of my favorite bands.
Madden 10: A lot of good rock tunes.
Brutal Legend: A metal head’s paradise.
Best XBL/PSN Game
South Park Tower Defence: A great pick up for any South Park fans.
Axel & Pixel: A great artsy adventure game.
Battlefield 1943: XBL/PSN needs more games like this.
Fat Princess: One of PSN’s finest.
Game Of The Year
Batman Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2