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X-Play Best of 2008 - award winners

Most Original Game:
Braid - Microsoft - XBLA (360)
No More Heroes - Ubisoft - Wii
LittleBigPlanet - SCEE - PS3
Boom Blox - Electronic Arts - Wii
Mirror’s Edge - Electronic Arts - 360
The World Ends With You - Square Enix - DS

Best Gameplay Innovation:
Left 4 Dead - AI Director - 360
Tom Clancy’s EndWar - Voice Command - 360/PS3
Resistance 2 - Objective-Based Multiplayer - PS3
Too Human - Right Stick Combat - 360
LittleBigPlanet - Level Creation/Sharing - PS3
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - Public Quests - PC

Best Multiplayer Game:
Madden NFL 09 - EA - 360/PS3
Too Human - Microsoft - 360
Gears Of Wars 2 - Microsoft - 360
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - Capcom - 360
Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3
Left 4 Dead - Valve/EA - 360

Best Sports Game:
NHL 09 - EA - 360/PS3
Hot Shots Golf: Out Of Bounds - SCEE - PS3
Fifa 09 - EA - 360/PS3
NBA 2K9 - 2K Sports - 360/PS3
Madden NFL 09 - EA - 360/PS3

Best Downloadable Content:
Team Fortress 2 - Class Upgrades - 360/PS3/PC
Warhawk - PSN Expansions - PS3
Call of Duty 4 - Variety Map Pack - 360/PS3
Rock Band 2 - Downloadable Songs - 360/PS3
Burnout Paradise - Motorcycle & Map Expansions - 360/PS3

Best New Downloadable Game:
World Of Goo - 2D Boy - WiiWare (Wii)
Bionic Commando Rearmed - Capcom - 360
Braid - Microsoft - XBLA (360)
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 - Microsoft - XBLA (360)
Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty - SCEE - PSN (PSN)
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix - Capcom - XBLA (360)/PSN (PS3)

Best Strategy Game:
Valkyria Chronicles - Sega - PS3
Galactic Civilizations 2: Twilight Of The Arnor - Stardock - PC
Advance Wars: Days Of Ruin - Nintendo - DS
Tom Clancy’s EndWar - Ubisoft - 360/PS3
Sins Of A Solar Empire - Stardock - PC

Best Shooter:
Gears Of War 2 - Microsoft - 360
Left 4 Dead - Valve/EA - 360
Far Cry 2 - Ubisoft - 360/PS3
Call Of Duty: World At War - Activision - Wii/360/PS3
Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3

Best RPG:
The World Ends With You - Square Enix - DS
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - 360/PS3
Persona 4 - Atlus - PS2
Tales Of Vesperia - Namco-Bandai - 360
Fable II - Microsoft - 360

Best New Character:
Niko Bellic - Grand Theft Auto IV - 360/PS3
Your Dog - Fable II - 360
Sackboy - LittleBigPlanet - PS3
Travis Touchdown - No More Heroes - Wii
Drebin 893 - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - PS3

Best Art Direction:
Fable II - Microsoft - 360
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
LittleBigPlanet - SCEE - PS3
Fallout 3 -Bethesda Softworks - 360/PS3
Far Cry 2 - Ubisoft - 360/PS3
Prince Of Persia - Ubisoft - 360/PS3

Best Animation:
Madden 09 - EA - 360/PS3
Left 4 Dead - Valve/EA - 360
Prince Of Persia - Ubisoft - 360/PS3
NBA 2K9 - 2K Sports - 360/PS3
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - 360/PS3
Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3

Best Writing:
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
No More Heroes - Ubisoft - Wii
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - Atari - PC
Fable II Microsoft - 360
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - 360/PS3

Best Original Soundtrack:
Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
Gears Of War 2 - Microsoft - 360
No More Heroes - Ubisoft - Wii
Mirror’s Edge - EA - 360/PS3

Best Sound Design:
Battlefield: Bad Company - EA - 360/PS3
Dead Space - EA - 360/PS3
Condemned 2: Bloodshot - Sega - 360/PS3
Fable II Microsoft - 360
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3

Best Action/Adventure:
Dead Space - EA - 360/PS3
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
God Of War: Chains Of Olympus - SCEE - PSP
No More Heroes - Ubisoft - Wii
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - 360/PS3

Best Racing Game:
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - SCEE - PS3
Pure - Disney Interactive Studios - 360/PS3
Mario Kart Wii - Nintendo - Wii
Grid - Codemasters - 360/PS3
Burnout Paradise - EA - 360/PS3

Best Music/Rhythm Game:
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Activision - Wii/360/PS3
Rock Band 2 - MTV Games/EA - 360/PS3
Patapon - SCEE - PSP
Guitar Hero World Tour - Activision - Wii/360/PS3
Audiosuft - Valve - PC

Best Handheld Game:
Chrono Trigger DS - Square Enix - DS
God Of War: Chains Of Olympus - SCEE - PSP
Patapon - SCEE - PSP
Professor Layton?? - Nintendo - DS
The World Ends With You - Square Enix - DS

Best MMO:
Age Of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - Funcom - PC
World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King - Activision Blizzard - PC
Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning - EA - PC

Game of the Year:
Fable II Microsoft - 360
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - 360/PS3
Fallout 3 -Bethesda Softworks - 360/PS3
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots - Konami - PS3
Left 4 Dead - Valve/EA - 360
Resistance 2 - SCEE - PS3
Gears Of War 2 - Microsoft - 360

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