For our first year of letting you readers participate, I think we’ve gotten a pretty good response. Perhaps a video would’ve helped to advertise our polls a little, but we’ve been pressed on time as of late. Either way, thanks so much for voting! Looking forward to more participation during 2010!
Click here if you’re curious about the differences between the staff and readers’ choices for best games of 2009. Just scroll down to the categories to compare between the polls and our votes. Most of the nominations are similar, with a couple of key differences here and there. As you know, there are some games we were not able to cover included in your awards. The biggest surprise I’ve noticed is the best of Xbox 360 awards. You guys gave the gold to Shadow Complex! Left 4 Dead 2 is your runner-up and Forza 3 is the honorable mention. Nice job, guys.
If there’s enough demand, I can do a full commentary on these. For now, enjoy your fruits of labor!