Is Halo: ODST better than Modern Warfare 2?

In the red corner, we’ve got the toughest, seminally stoic space men in the galaxy. In the blue corner, there’s the owner of the finest digital face fur in the history of humanity. Only one title can win the Golden Joystick Shooter of the Year award. So if you think Halo deserves it over Infinity Ward’s megaton shooter, you should head down yonder page to vote. That, or you could totally cast a sympathy vote for AVP. C’mon, someone’s got to give the Rastafarian space beastie some love.

Right, here’s how it works. The Golden Joysticks are the only awards in gaming that really matter, because they’re voted for by a select committee, including The Pope, Omar from The Wire and that green thing that lives in the bin from Sesame Street. Eh, we mean you. They’re voted for by you; real gamers. The ITN-sponsored Shooter of the Year category is pretty hotly contested this year, with the likes of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Borderlands and BioShock 2 competing along with the two big hitters we’ve already mentioned.

Above: Soap versus a Little Sister, eh? Our money's on the grizzled Glaswegian with the gun

To vote for your favourite shooter, hell, to vote for any of this year’s Golden Joystick categories, which feature awards for pretty much every genre you can think of, plus Ultimate Game of the Year, simply click here to make your voice heard. And to see all the titles you can vote for in the shooter section, just focus your peepers on the video below...

The winners will be announced at the Golden Joystick 2010 awards ceremony at a swanky London venue on October 29th, so make sure you get voting now. If you don’t, that weird-ass bin thing could well help Super Mario Bros. Wii win the ultimate game category. And frankly, that shit just won’t stand.

Above: Only you can stop Oscar the Grouch. What. An. Asshole

Sep 24, 2010


  • Chaosx96 - September 26, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    I am a big Halo fan but ODST was a bit of a letdown. The only good thing was firefight. MW2 also had a good campaign but all the weapons online are so unbalanced its no fun to play and you have the modders, noob tubers, and campers.
  • deadrisingizbeast - September 25, 2010 11 p.m.

    i disliked both games but Mw2. It has muiltplayer odst does not
  • philipshaw - September 25, 2010 12:13 p.m.

    MW2 for me because it's the complete package
  • Caio - September 25, 2010 12:10 a.m.

    Who am I to disagree with Omar Little? Whoever he chooses is right.
  • PlaystationWarlord24 - September 24, 2010 10:51 p.m.

    I think Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will win
  • g4m3rk1dd - September 24, 2010 10:01 p.m.

    i think i would pick bioshock over these two honestly...both were good games but they didnt really keep my attention...i beat the story on MW2 and went to the online...then i had to send my ps3 in to get fixed and couldnt remember my crap to sign back in...and with halo reach i beat it on legendary (alone mind you) and just quit...ive NEVER beaten a halo game on legendary let alone the first level with legendary...i was also using the Catch and Blind skulls... that being said i would pick just about any game over halo even if it was the only halo game where i could understand wtf was actualy going on at any given i a noob yes...a bad one? needs to stay that way...
  • JADENkOTOR - September 24, 2010 9:53 p.m.

    And game of the year goes to *** Mass Effect 2 *** This is not debatable.
  • BIOSback - September 24, 2010 9 p.m.

    Halo 3 ODST hands down.
  • Frexerik - September 24, 2010 7:27 p.m.

    singularity ftw!!!
  • FNG - September 24, 2010 7:11 p.m.

    MW2 for FPS, Read Dead for game of the year.
  • Fuzunga - September 24, 2010 6:41 p.m.

    Wait, this is for THIS year? Most of these games came out last year or even earlier.
  • Clovin64 - September 24, 2010 6:40 p.m.

    *edit* I meant I chose Bioshock 2 for SHOOTER of the year (Goddamit we need an edit button for these coments!). I chose Red Dead Redemption for Ultimate game of the year, but I'm starting to regret that choice. Its a brilliant game, but it does start to drag at times.
  • Clovin64 - September 24, 2010 6:37 p.m.

    I voted Bioshock 2 for game of the year, but thats mainly because its the only shooter on the list I'd played. Its also an incredible game. I forsee MW2 winning this one due to the sheer popularity of the franchise. Even people who don't play games play COD, if that makes any sense.
  • JoeMulvihill1 - September 24, 2010 6:30 p.m.

    @thewebslinger popular, but still broken. so is modern musuc, michael bay movies (especially the latest transformers, what a turd that was) and susan boyle. it being popular does not compensate it being an overall broken game. There are many reasons for Halo reach being 3rd in the xbox live charts. modern warfare 2 being top i would say is due to people preparing for black ops after getting majorly excited after its launch event.
  • RebornKusabi - September 24, 2010 6:27 p.m.

    Well, I voted for Bioshock 2 as Shooter of the Year and Batman: Arkham Asylum as Ultimate Game of the Year so... yeah, I might as well not even comment here on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 vs. Halo: ODST lol
  • JADENkOTOR - September 24, 2010 5:28 p.m.

    [[[[ BATTLEFIELD BC2 ]]]]] It is by far the best multiplayer out there. Unlike MW2 and Halo, class actually means something. All four classes play completely different both strategically and physically. It is paced perfectly and is about 10 times deeper than either of the games mentioned. Like CombatCat said, it is the most fair and balanced shooter out there.
  • TheWebSwinger - September 24, 2010 4:48 p.m.

    F*ck ODST, MW2 all the way. and for all the haters...MW2 is still outpacing even REACH on XBL, so for a "broken" game, it sure is popular.
  • RonnyLive19881 - September 24, 2010 3:49 p.m.

    Ok, why on Earth is Super Mario Galaxy 2, Limbo, Metroid Other M and Halo Reach not available on here? These choices SUCK! I voted Metroid Prime Trilogy by the way... that was last year though Lol.
  • hybr1dgamerx - September 24, 2010 3:41 p.m.

    as a gamer i had to pick MDW2 over halo ODST,and yes i played them both,even though im a bigger halo fan,MDW2 was just a hell a lot more fun,even though its campaign is pure failure...don't give me that look you know it is -_-
  • painstick - September 24, 2010 3:33 p.m.

    MW2 for me. I love Halo multiplayer too, but nothing beats the multiplayer gameplay mechanics of Call Of Duty. I mean, the aiming system is just superb. 60 frames per second is so smooth too.

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