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Arkham Asylum or Red Dead? Uncharted 2 or God of War III? Are you even man enough to make such a tough call?

Life is full of tough decisions. Red or blue? Drunk or sober? Monkey or Ninja? But, man, trying to decide which of the nominees in this year's Action Game of the Year category for this year's Golden Joystick is really tough. It's almost as tough as the time we had to choose between the Indiana Jones or Princess Leia slave costume outfits for the dog. That was a *tough* decision.


Above: A tough decision

Just look at the Action Game of the Year choices - it's like a who's who of f**king mega awesome games:

•      Assassin's Creed II
•      Batman: Arkham Asylum
•      Bayonetta
•      God of War III
•      Heavy Rain
•      Just Cause 2
•      New Super Mario Bros. Wii
•      Red Dead Redemption
•      Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction
•      Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

At one time or another, at least seven of those games have been hailed by us as the best game EVAR! Just thinking about picking one of these as our definitive Action Game of the Year is enough to make our collective head do something like this (warning: the following video contains special effects from the 1980s):


Anyway, if you think your head can handle it, get along to the Golden Joysticks voting page, be a man and vote. And don't dawdle, because voting closes 25 October.

October 22, 2010

46 comments

  • KaizerKid22 - January 28, 2013 4:20 p.m.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum because: I don't care for FPS I don't care about Uncharted 2(and I doubt I ever will) and The GOW series has become a joke as of GOW 2.
  • Garg - October 26, 2010 3:54 a.m.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum, God of War III, and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves are the only worthy winners
  • Shinn - October 24, 2010 11:42 a.m.

    I don't get it, is there some kind of time distortion field in my laptop?
  • JADENkOTOR - October 23, 2010 6:29 p.m.

    @ Brutalicus: You are the first person to figure out the name and I've had this Gamertag for years... and there is nothing wrong with being a BioWare fanboy... be proud
  • Kieran712 - October 23, 2010 12:59 p.m.

    Uncharted 2 or (you guessed it) Heavy Rain
  • zerate - October 23, 2010 5:48 a.m.

    Red Dead Redemption
  • 19Pakk99 - October 23, 2010 2:53 a.m.

    @FlyinHawaiian13 ... I never said I hated any of those game. I said two of them bored me after a while (although I finished both of them, much to wife's chagrin), one of them was a rehash, and the other was overhyped. Don't put words in my mouth, please. I will say this, however ... AC2 had one of the worst final stages of any game I ever played. And for the record, there are a few things about Reach that I would be happy to shred (i.e. the piss-poor attempt at adding "wildlife"). IMO
  • 19Pakk99 - October 23, 2010 2:42 a.m.

    @MrGeppetto ... I'm always amused by morons who drop the fanboy accusation whenever they're trying desperately to insult someone for enjoying a game. Face it, dude, we're all freaking fanboys of one game or another. Get used to it.
  • 19Pakk99 - October 23, 2010 2:39 a.m.

    @Catalyst ... Thanks for clarification on timing. Although, between you and me, I wouldn't put ODST on any "best of" list.
  • 19Pakk99 - October 23, 2010 2:37 a.m.

    @Jamahl ... But that's just the thing, games SHOULD be judged for the total package. I'm not saying Reach offers deeper gameplay than either Arkham Asylum or AC2, but it does deserve to be on any list of action finalists. We can disagree about the enjoyability of any game, but are you honestly suggesting that all of the games on that list are better than Reach? Come on.
  • benkenobi - October 23, 2010 12:05 a.m.

    lots of great games mentioned there, but like others have posted i'm a little confused about the game of '2010' status; i'm new to the ps3 but i'm looking forward to playing UC2, GOW3; Batman Arkham Asylum was great on the PC,so much so i was tempted to get it on the PS3 in the likelihood i might get round to finishing it. so it the review is what game have i been playing most in 2010 then its batman; if it is what game was released in 2010 that i am most grateful for then i guess it would be red dead D.
  • Catalyst - October 22, 2010 11:03 p.m.

    @19pakk99 Video games are done in fiscal years from April to April. These awards are for games for the fiscal year 2009-2010. Halo: Reach was released this fiscal year 2010-2011, so it cannot be put on the list. To top all this off Reach is a shooter not an action game. In fact, if you look Halo: ODST is up for shooter of the year.
  • Eliath - October 22, 2010 10:21 p.m.

    I'd say Bayonetta for the action games category. It was just plain fun and hard to put down. I have and beat all of those games except for Splinter Cell.
  • ClassicCreation - October 22, 2010 10:15 p.m.

    Arkham Asylum. That's it. Done. Over.
  • Ganonpork - October 22, 2010 9:06 p.m.

    the fact that no more heroes 2 isnt an option makes me one sad panda
  • Brutalicus - October 22, 2010 7:58 p.m.

    @JADENkOTOR: as much as it discredits me for having an N7 avatar or you being named after two Bioware games... you are correct. My personal #1 game of all time, as well.
  • NightCrawler_358 - October 22, 2010 7:50 p.m.

    it's definitely Uncharted 2, although God of War III was epic, it was like 7 hours long and had no replayability. I've beat the U2 campaign on every difficulty seperately, and then theres multiplayer. AC2 was cool too. took me 25 hours to platinum it, where U2 took like 30. oh and btw, indiana jones for sure.
  • MrGeppetto - October 22, 2010 7:46 p.m.

    As far as ACTION goes... (what the award is all about. Reach is an fps, which is why it's not on the list. The piss and moans of fanboys really don't hold much weight) Uncharted 2, hands down.
  • JADENkOTOR - October 22, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    So Im going to assume that MASS EFFECT 2 doesn't count as an action game because it is the overall, best game of the year, hands down.
  • Baron164 - October 22, 2010 6:51 p.m.

    Definitely Uncharted 2, all though I find this odd since the game came out in '09. They are all good games but I think Uncharted 2 stands out among them for having the best over all experience.

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