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PlayStation LifeStyle – Game of the Year 2009

January 1, 2010 Written by Richard Allen

PlayStation LifeStyle names its Game of the Year for 2009. This year represented a year for excellence in gaming. Early in 2009 we were all finally treated to Killzone 2 and fans and critics alike received the game warmly. inFamous introduced us to Cole MacGrath and his electrical abilities. This summer most of us spent some time with the caped crusader in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Not to mention the holiday season greats such as: Assassin’s Creed II, Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2 and Ratchet & Clank a Crack in Time. Unfortunately this doesn’t make our job any easier, but we have selected the game of the year based solely on excellence.

This year’s Game of the Year distinction goes to Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune set very high expectations and sequels have a tendency to introduce too much or too little to the series. Uncharted 2 not only surpasses the original game, it sets a new bar in the third person adventure genre. The blend of combat, platforming and puzzles keeps gamers engaged and is the reason we all play video games.

The visuals are top notch and the audio is superb. Voice-over work is done with more care then Uncharted, the characters are believable and the heroes are very likable. The story plays out like a modern day Indiana Jones adventure. Anyone who owns a PS3 should include this in their library of games.

Check out the Players’ Choice Awards for 2009.