Games of the Year Awards 2009
We like to usually keep things short here. That will also be the same with our Games of the Year Awards. And fitting with the theme of the site, everything is a PSN title 😉
Best New PSN Feature: Minis playable on PS3
More games to play on my PS3 is never a bad thing.
Runners up: Facebook integration, Clock fix.
Best Leaderboard Implementation: Shatter
Constantly letting me know who I have to beat next.
Runners up: ZEN Pinball, Pinball Heroes (PSP)
Best Game To Play After Having A Bad Day: Flower
Easy, relaxing a great game to play if you need to calm down.
Runners up: Noby Noby Boy, Peggle
Easiest Way To Lose Hours At A Time: Peggle
I live to hear Ode To Joy.
Runners up: Trine, ZEN Pinball
Best Game If You Love Easy Trophies: .detuned
Pretty much all the game is good for :x.
Runners up: Diner Dash, Blue Toad Murder Files
Best Art Style: PixelJunk Shooter
PixelJunk games always have a stellar look to them, this one is no exception.
Runners up: Critter Crunch, Gravity Crash
Best Soundtrack: Shatter
Just listen to it for yourself, enough said. <3 Amethyst Caverns Runners up: PixelJunk Shooter, Echoes (mini) Best Add-on: WipEout HD Fury
The new modes this adds to WipEout really make this stand out.
Runners up: LittleBigPlanet Pirates of the Caribbean, EyePet add-ons
Best Puzzle Game: Critter Crunch
More puzzles, modes, and challenges than you can shake a stick at. Did I mention it has online versus and co-op?
Runners up: Droplitz, Trash Panic
Best Sports Game: 3 on 3 NHL Arcade
Take NFL Blitz and mix in some NHL 95. A winning combination.
Runners up: Hustle Kings, Let’s Golf (minis)
Best Platformer: Braid
Even if we are a year late here on PS3, still one of my all time favorites.
Runners up: Kahoots (minis), Trine
Best Shooter: Battlefield 1943
Battlefield games are a blast. The random moments you can only get in battlefield make this the cream of the crop.
Runners up: Call of Duty Classic, Cell Factor: Psychokinetic Wars
Best PSN Application: PSP Comic Viewer
Be sure to check out some free comics.
Runners up: Vidzone, adhoc Party
Best PSP Game: PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe
Everything from the PS3 versions plus more. Tower Defense at its finest.
Runners up: Creature Defense, LocoRoco Midnight Carnival
Best Minis Game: Blast Off
The perfect game if you want to play for just a few minutes, but fun enough to play for a few hours.
Runners up: Bubble Trubble, Echoes
Best PS3 Game: Shatter
My favorite game from all of 2009. A classic genre remade for this generation.
Runners up: Critter Crunch, PixelJunk Shooter
So my fellow PSN nuts, what would be your choices?