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2009 GameStooge Award Nominees Announced has revealed the nominees for the 2009 GameStooge Awards, which honors video games from the industry that have made a profound impact in the year 2009. Many of these games have outgrossed films from the biggest Hollywood studios, and have represented the increasing influence in entertainment.

Developer Rocksteady’s thrilling adaptation of the Dark Knight, Batman: Arkham Asylum, leads all nominated games with an astounding 13 nominations, far out-pacing the second most nominated game, the surprising Popcap Games hit Plants Vs. Zombies, with seven nominations. Other games which received seven nominations included Assassin’s Creed II and the highest grossing game in history Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Other notable game nominations include Dragon Age: Origins , and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves with six, and four each for the expansion Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City (with The Ballad of Gay Tony alone receiving three of the nominations), Bungie’s sequel Halo 3: ODSTKillzone 2, Left 4 Dead 2, and Telltale Games’ adventure series Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures.

This year, the nominations for the Best Game of the Year are:

  • Assassin’s Creed II
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Click “Read more…” for the full award nomination list, which is subdivided into Platform, Genre, and Technical divisions.

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Game of the Year 2009
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Dragon Age: Origins
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best PC Game of 2009
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Dragon Age: Origins
Empire: Total War
Left 4 Dead 2
Plants Vs. Zombies

Best Xbox 360 Game of 2009
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Forza Motorsport 3
Left 4 Dead 2

Best PlayStation 3 Game of 2009
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
MLB 09: The Show
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best PlayStation 2 Game of 2009
Devil Summoner 2
DJ Hero
MLB 09: The Show

Best Wii Game of 2009
Dead Space Extraction
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Best Nintendo DS Game of 2009
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

Best PlayStation Portable Game of 2009
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Patapon 2
Resistance: Retribution
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

Best iPhone Game of 2009
Beneath a Steel Sky Remastered
Civilization Revolution
Jet Car Stunts
Tiger Woods PGA Tour
Zen Bound

Best Mobile Phone Game of 2009
Bejeweled Twist
LocoRoco Hi
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
Townsmen 6: Revolution


Best Action Game of 2009
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Red Faction: Guerrilla
The Saboteur
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Shooter of 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Halo 3: ODST
Killzone 2
Left 4 Dead 2

Best Fighting Game of 2009
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny
Street Fighter IV
Tekken 6

Best Platform Game of 2009
A Boy and His Blob
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
‘Splosion Man

Best Racing Game of 2009
DiRT 2
Forza Motorsport 3
MX Vs. ATV Reflex
Need for Speed: SHIFT
Trials HD

Best Simulation of 2009
DCS: Black Shark
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
X3: Terran Conflict

Best Sports Game of 2009
Fight Night Round 4
MLB 09: The Show
Out of the Park Baseball 10

Best Strategy Game of 2009
Harvest Moon DS: Sunshine Islands
Hearts of Iron III
Men of War
The Sims 3
Tropico 3

Best Real-Time Strategy Game of 2009
Empire: Total War
Halo Wars
Plants Vs. Zombies
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

Best Roleplaying Game of 2009
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game of 2009
Champions Online
Runes of Magic

Best Music/Rhythm Game of 2009
0-D Beat Drop
The Beatles: Rock Band
DJ Hero
Guitar Hero 5
LEGO Rock Band

Best Adventure Game of 2009
Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Tales of Monkey Island
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures

Best Puzzle Game of 2009
Bookworm Adventures 2
Peggle Nights
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Zuma’s Revenge

Best Expansion of 2009
Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned
Fallout 3: Broken Steel
Fallout 3: Point Lookout
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
Spore Galactic Adventures

Best Digital Game (Original) of 2009
Battlefield 1943
Plants Vs. Zombies
Shadow Complex
‘Splosion Man

Best Digital Game (Adaptation) of 2009
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Trials HD


Best Graphics (Technical) of 2009
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Killzone 2
Resident Evil 5
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Graphics (Artistic) of 2009
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Brutal Legend

Best Sound of 2009
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Killzone 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Song
“(There’s A) Zombie on Your Lawn” (Laura Shigihara), Plants Vs. Zombies

Best Music Score
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Halo 3: ODST
Plants Vs. Zombies
The Saboteur

Breakout Character of 2009
Crazy Dave, Plants Vs. Zombies
Duncan McBiscuit, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures
Morrigan, Dragon Age: Origins
The Rookie, Halo 3: ODST
‘Splosion Man, ‘Splosion Man

Best Writing of 2009
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Dragon Age: Origins
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures

Best Voice Acting of 2009
Claudia Black (Morrigan), Dragon Age: Origins
Kevin Conroy (Batman), Batman: Arkham Asylum
Mark Hamill (The Joker), Batman: Arkham Asylum
David Kenner (Tony Prince), Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Ben Whitehead (Wallace), Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures

Best Game Title
AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!: A Reckless Disregard for Gravity
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon

Best Multiplayer Gameplay of 2009
Halo 3: ODST
Left 4 Dead 2
New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Best Game You Didn’t Play in 2009
Dead Space Extraction
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Little King’s Story
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story

Best Surprise of 2009
Batman: Arkham Asylum
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Dead Space Extraction
Little King’s Story
Plants Vs. Zombies

Biggest Disappointment of 2009
The Conduit
Ready 2 Rumble Revolution
Rogue Warrior
Terminator Salvation
Tony Hawk: RIDE

Most Dead on Arrival Game of 2009
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Ju-on: The Grudge
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes

Worst Digital Game of 2009
Dragon Master Spell Caster
NBA Unrivaled
Red Baron Arcade
Sexy Poker
The Warriors: Street Brawl

Worst Game of 2009
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust
ShellShock 2: Blood Trails
Stalin vs. Martians
Terminator Salvation
Tunnel Rats

[UPDATE: One category was accidentally omitted - Best Sound.]

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    1. Slater Says:

      Best Voice Acting of 2009 has to go to Mark Hamill as The Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Whether he is tauting Batman, “Hey, go easy on them Bats..Oh hell what do I care, do your worst!” or yelling at his henchmen, “Cmon guys he’s only one man..One man armed to the teeth HAHAAHAHA GO GET HIM!” The Joker’s one liners were the cherry on top of this fantastic gaming experience!

    2. Jigsaw hc Says:

      My vote for Game of the Year (not just Best Roleplaying Game of 2009 and Best Multiplayer Gameplay of 2009) is Borderlands. It is the most fun I’ve had playing any game this year. The co-op aspect rocks and there is a ton of replay value with 4 unique characters which each can level up to 50. Also, Zombie Islands is the best DLC of the year. It has a hilarious story line and brings a lot of new enemies to the game.

    3. silentassassin Says:

      im gonna have to say best game of 2009 would have to be Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 The story is excellent and the multiplayer is alot of fun with up to lvl 70 plus prestige mode and alot of stuff to master.

    4. SelfGovern Says:

      My vote for Best PC Game of 2009 goes to Left 4 Dead 2. Great graphics with heart-pounding zombie-killing action: what’s not to like?

    5. Slater Says:

      Best Shooter of 2009 is COD:MW2 HANDS DOWN! Sure there are a few plot holes in the story mode (like launching the Russian nuke), but that didn’t stop you from loving the ride! The Spec Ops mode is a welcome change to the typical ‘fight wave after wave of enemies.’ And the mulitplayer! Whats not to love! 70 levels of combat with your friends on LIVE until your Prestige…then you get to do it again…10 more times!!! There is reason why the game has only been out a month and everyone I know has DAYS of playing logged into this game.

    6. Nathaniel MythWeaver Says:

      Woot! Go Wizard101!

    7. Savannah |JadeWhisper Says:

      WOOT! Go Wizard 101! This game is so addicting and with so many schools to master it never gets dull! Family oriented with just enough wiggle room for adults too! I love this game!
      Grand Master-Life

    8. Edward_Icespear Says:

      SWEET WIZARD101 Named One Of The Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game of 2009.

      Best News I Have Heared All Day!!

    9. Edward_Icespear Says:


    10. Ruth Says:

      my vote for Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game would be Wizard101. My 8 year old daughter and I have been playing together since it was in beta. As a parent, I have a blast spending time with her in the evening, helping her friends and even her cousins from the other side of the country! It has helped her with reading comprehension and even strategy — all while having fun!

    11. Johnnah Says:

      WIZARD 101 ALL THE WAY! My girls, ages 14 & 10 play it, as well as I! It is GREAT!!!

    12. Gary C Says:

      Wizards101 TOTALLY takes the online cake. I have been on it for about a year now and it has grown in story, features, and user created fluff. I LURV IT!

    13. Tinnekke Bebout Says:

      Wizard 101 is a great online game! I love the fact that it’s a safe environment for my son while being fun and challenging for my husband and I. Way to go!

    14. Sarai TaleBane Says:

      YES! I believe there is more to come for Wizard101. Wizard101 is… “THE GAME THAT NEVER ENDS!” Kings Isle has a GREAT and Creative staff because I have never been disappointed with any new quests. Frustrated with Colossus Tower right now (LOLZ) but, its the challenge! “Here Here! Wizard101!

    15. Sarai TaleBane Says:

      The one game that I can play with my 11 year old and trust to walk away while she levels her wiz. Good kids and adults, good quests, just an overall good interactive game! Wizard101 should win this.

    16. Millie C Says:

      WIZARD101 Wins this hands down!

    17. Pizzaboy107 Says:

      I think Wizard101 is a awesome online game but under Xbox 360 games, there should be Prototype

    18. Tammy Says:

      LOVING Wizard 101 and gets my vote for Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game of 2009. Once I got started on it I haven’t been able to stop…Never thought I would purchase crowns as I’m not much of a gamer OR one that would pay to play something BUT I liked it so much and just had to continue on in the quests.

    19. Jacqueline EmeraldSong Says:

      Well if we go by this Wizard101 is going to win! :)

    20. Alison Says:

      WOOHOO!!GO Wizard101!!Gosh luv wiz101 hope it stays the best online multi player game….Luv wizard101 no matter and i dont care what people bout it….. GO WIZARD101! xD

    21. Elizabeth Clark Says:

      Wizard101 is the best!! It’s a fun game with challenges and rewards without being filled with mind-numbing complexities.

    22. Snad Says:

      GO GO WIZARD 101 The Best Game in the world!

    23. Brooke Moonstone Says:

      Hullo, why isn’t W101 one of the BEST general games of the year? It is one of the best games I have EVAR played! EVAR. IN TEH WURLD, WHICH I IS GONNA NOM. OM NOM NOM NOM TEH WORLD. WIZARD101 RuLeS!!!!

    24. Amber Pixiedust Says:

      My pick for best massively multiplayer online game is wizard 101. It’s a very addicting game that I started up for my daughter and became instantly addicted. The graphics is amazing, the music is good and the quests and houses to buy are great and they keep adding more stuff. I hope Wizard 101 wins.

    25. Drake Stormsword Says:



    26. Lucile Ong Says:

      WIzard101 is the best game ever!! good for adults too lol jk best game ever!!!! p.s. i iz grandmaster =P

    27. Penny Fairbanks Says:

      YEA Wizard101! I would say more, but I am off to play this awesome game.

    28. davidskull Says:

      wizard101 is the best game on the internet

    29. Robin Says:

      Wizard 101 Is very Addicting!! I am a grandmaster of two wizards and working on my third! Only a member of less than 4 months!!

    30. Ryan Spiritrider Says:

      Go Wizard101 you rockz! This iz The best game ever!

    31. Layne Schaffrin Says:

      I think that Wizard 101 is one of the best online games out there. My daughter started playing when it was in beta form and I joined soon after, very addicting, fun to play.

    32. Ed Daniel Says:

      As an MMo player for the last 10 years.I must say that wizard 101 is something that is fresh and was sorely needed for the MMo community.I have’nt had this much fun in a game sence EverQuest was 6 months old.I look forward to future enhancments and expansions that will keep me playing for a long time.I hope to see Wizard 101 as game of the year.

    33. James Dragon Hammer Says:

      Wizard101 All The Way I Love That Game There Is No Game Better At All Me(21) My Wife(??) And My To Boys (04,06) Play This Game 24/7 Some One Is Alway On Wizards I Even Dream About Playing One Again WIZARD101 DA Best Game EVER

    34. Katie Grove Says:

      Wizard101 is the best game!!! <3

    35. Pati Says:

      I am totally addicted to Wizard 101…I’m at level 48 just since August.

    36. Pati Says:

      PS I’m older in years than my level 48… Wizard 101 appeals to all ages!

    37. Derek the Manifold Wizard Says:

      Wizard101 totally rocks. My son and I play there regularly. The parental controls make it fun for all ages to enjoy, the character voices, monster sounds, has a rich environment everywhere you go, there’s so much to do and so much fun to be had, it’s easily the best game I’ve come across in the last 5-6 years.

    38. Sarah BattleThief Says:

      Wizard101! For a great game to all ages old and young!

    39. jason Says:


    40. Taryn Says:

      Just started Wizard 101 and have o agree with all the positive posts here. Been a blast to play, and look forward to playing for a long time.

    41. Taryn Says:

      Just started playing last month and has been one of my most enjoyed games to play in years.

    42. Ancient1 Says:

      My vote goes for Wizard101

    43. Shawna Stormweaver Says:

      I reluctantly started playing Wizard 101 because my kids begged me to play with them. Next thing I know I have become a level 50 and starting new characters to play the game from a different view. Its a fun game for people of all ages.

    44. Victoria Dragonsong Says:

      Wizard101 is the best massively multiplayer online game! It has great graphics and is good, clean fun for the whole family. No “Blood, guts, gore, or ‘mature audiances only’” material. A game.

    45. Victoria Dragonsong Says:

      Wizard101 is the best online game I have ever played. The “trial” is actually good since it allows you to do alot in the game before you have to pay anything and have the option to pay as you go, which I like. Definately a kid-friendly game.

    46. Keira Stargrove Says:

      Wizard101 is the best!

    47. Dragon Says:

      GO WIZARD 101!! YEA!

    48. Shay Says:

      GO WIZARD101!

    49. Christina IceDreamer Says:

      Wizard 101 is the best MMO. I was never interested in an MMO before but when my son started playing this I couldn’t help but start. Music, graphics, story, spells, equipment, housing, crafting, pets, it’s great! Addictive for all ages!

    50. Samantha Wyrmcrafter Says:

      Wizard101 is not only fun, but the limits imposed in the texting keeps our kids safe and gives peace of mind to parents like myself. I play myself and enjoy it more than the kids do sometimes. It’s fun for all ages and a challenge for adults as well as kids.

    51. Jonah Falcon Says:

      Okay, I get you all love Wizard 101. Can you also pick other games in other categories? The more entries in different categories, the better chance to win a game.

    52. Krista Says:

      We love Wizard 101 in this family! We can all play at the same time! The best online a family can play together or by themselves!

    53. Matthew White Says:

      For Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game of 2009, Wizard101 is the best. It is an excellent game with great graphics, great plot, and great items to own, while being easy to play with older computers. It is simple to download, easy to learn, but hard to master, and will challenge you all the way through to the end. It is definitely a game worthy of the title. They have done a brilliant job with the game, and deserve every bit of the award. Go Wizard101!!

      P.S. Keep up the good work, I especially love the mounts. Can’t wait for the school houses. Go Storm!!

    54. Dc Says:

      Wizard 101 is the best game ever! i loved it right from the start! i loved to help others and for that i was respected and became the Wizard King so trust me when i say that Wizard 101 is the best online game EVER!


      wizard 101 best game ever WOOT!!!

    56. Jessica Fairyheart Says:

      Wizard101 rules! Go Wizard101! We all love this game!

      I got sucked into this when I started. Now I blog and twitter about it.

    57. honya stark Says:

      Wizard101 is just awesome!!!!! I play every chance I get.

    58. stormlord Says:

      GO WIZARD101
      best online game ever.

    59. Alrik Says:

      Wizard101 is not just a kidsgame its great at all, for all ages and makes lot of fun!

      I could say I never played a game like this before, and i really played many mmos.


    60. Luke Dreamrunner Says:

      For Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game of 2009 Wizard 101, great fun for the whole family. Thanx KI!

    61. Janie Says:

      Wizard 101 is the best MMO by far! My whole family plays and we love it! From Grandma to my sons and their aunts in between it is a hit!Totally awesome!

    62. Destiny Willowcloud Says:

      wizard101 is the best!!!

    63. Paige DawnBreaker Says:

      I believe Wizard101 should be the best 2009 MMO game of the year.

      It is one of those games that really stick out from your modern medieval type games. Not only is the connection between the players and the creators are fantastic but this game is well thought out, smooth, and with a great community.
      Adults and kids love it alike and that is what family MMOGs should aim for and Wizard101 hit the bullseye.

      ~Paige DawnBreaker
      Beta tester

    64. Rebecca Winter Says:

      WIZARD 101!!!!!! it rix what other games can u ride mounts get cool home with help from a wizard realestate agent?
      there is sooooo much more but lets just say IT TOTALY ROX!!!!!!!!!

    65. Slater Says:

      Like fighting a 10 story tall Scarecrow only to wake up to discover it was only a hallucination, Batman: Arkham Asylum
      was the best surprise of 2009! Dare I say, it was a bigger and better than Wizard101!

    66. Talon Says:

      Wizard101 is the best online game anyone can dream of!!! WIZARD101 ROCKS! WIZARD101 IS THE BEST BEST BEST ONLINE GAME EVER IT SHOULD TAKE THE GOLD HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    67. Talon Says:

      wizard101 is the best

    68. Christo Deathgiver Says:

      Wish I could vote for some of the other games in the other categories, but that would mean I would have to stop playing Wizard101 to do so…
      My boys dragged me into this wonderful, family oriented MMO and I must say that it is the most fun that my 3 boys and I have had since pokemon/DBZ/Yu-gi-oh trading card games at local venues.

    69. Unknown Mystery Says:

      Wizard101 is a fun game. Graphics are good, but it seems alot of missions take you through areas in which you need to go so I get stuck, and quit that mission. Other than that its a very well planned out game.

    70. MW5boys Says:

      Wizards 101 has been an incredible thing for our family I have two Autistic boys and 3 more boys. They all love it. I started to help them out and also am now on all the time. My sister also joined with her children and she and I play together while kids are at school. This game really does bridge a gap that has been missing to bring family’s of all ages and abilities together. Way to go Wizards!!! We love this game.

    71. Jonah Falcon Says:

      The first prize, Plants Vs. Zombies, has been awarded to Slater.

      The new prize is Call of Duty Classic (Xbox Live Arcade), which will be awarded on Tuesday, December 15, noon EST.

      Remember, pick a new categories than the ones you voted for to make new entries.

    72. barry Says:

      i would vote wizard101 for the best online game dragonage origns for all the categorys it is in does any one know when mario galaxy 2 is coming out?

    73. emily Says:

      wizard101 is a really fun game. I mean it takes a while to level up, but it’s fun and I love all the new features they keep adding!

    74. Andelthir Says:

      Wiz101 is great. Player Housing rocks and that alone will get a vote from me!

    75. Andrew Says:

      Wizard101 all the way! Great game for not only my kids but for me as well! I can’t do that with any other game. My brothers and their kids are online all the time so it’s a great way for my family and I to connect over such long distances and have fun while doing it. WIZARD101 Rocks!!!

    76. Amanda Says:

      Of course Wizard 101 its the best and the spells are awsome.And the new homes that be coming this month are great.Can’t wait to get one LOL.

    77. Alex Says:

      I like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as Game Of the Year. It’s big, loud, controversial and looks awesome with great music.

      I’m not entering this because I want Call of Duty Classic – though I do. ;)

    78. GrandMasterBalance Says:

      Wizard 101 – I love playing this game. It’s fast and fun if you like to play with others. Also not too many areas that a solo player can’t get through on their own. Over all, this is one of the best ones that I’ve played in a long time. A large selection of builds and the ability to make multiple characters on one account gives Wizard 101 an A++ in my book. Also wishing a wonderful holiday season to all the other people who took the time to post. Last but certainly not least. Peace and Joy to my fellow Wizard 101 players.

    79. Rocketman Says:

      I’m disappointed Section 8 didn’t get nominated for anything, most of all Best Multiplayer. It’s really fun, like Tribes.

    80. mattnx74656 Says:

      wizard 101 all the way. it is so addicting.

    81. kill3r7 Says:

      I loved Shadow Complex (Best Digital Download Original). Awesome graphics, Metroidvania gameplay. Supercool. It’s the first XBLA game I played that felt like something you bought on disc from the store.

    82. MeCatz Says:

      I simply love wizard101 ,fun for the whole family, adults and children alike.

      Keep up the great work KI

    83. Rizzle Says:

      Left 4 dead definitely should take the cake on Platform in my opinion though I’m incredibly addicted to TrialsHD right now.
      Wizard101 is definitely my favorite MMO also. I find it more engaging than even WOW.

    84. Rebecca Moonriver Says:

      Our whole family LOVES wizard 101! Fantastic Game!

    85. Alia LotusPetal Says:

      Wizard101 is the best MMO ever. GO W101! I have been playing since March, I am a featured author on the Creative Writing page, and I even have a blog entitled, “The Wizard101 Addict!” Wizard101 rules and that’s a fact!

    86. bendia cushing Says:

      I love wizard. a game the whole family can enjoy. I may be an elderly lady but I rather like a game where there is downplay on cursing and bad behavior. In the most part it is well organized. I wish though that they would spend more time on future quests so the characters can continue to increase their levels and strength.

    87. joey and vinny Says:


    88. Psyfiorion Says:

      A Pokemon game should be on this list!!!

    89. Kane Stormcaster Says:

      Wizard 101 is my favorite game!

    90. Cheesehead Says:

      Wizard101 is the best game ever! I hope it wins! I am Saffron LotusBlood, btw.

    91. Angie S. Says:

      I have to say that my entire family LOVES playing Wizard101! I have just recently got my husband hooked on the game and frankly there isn’t a time during the day that SOMEONE in this house isn’t playing. Keep up the great work KI!!!

    92. vito Says:

      WoW got pwned by wizard101

    93. john Says:


    94. heroboy102 Says:

      Go wizard101!!!!!!! It is the best game ever! Great graphics, great storyline, great items, great everything! Go wizard101! Make it to the top!

    95. Hunter DragonBreaker Says:

      Go Wizard101!!! Its my favorite game and its addicting!

    96. Blake Says:


    97. Katherine TrollPants Says:

      That is SO cool! Wizard 101 is the best best best game ever!!!!!!! Go Wizard101!! The best and most fun gam I have ever played!! My whole family likes this game :D

    98. hector Says:

      Wizard 101 is my favorite game,but toontown is alot more fun, o yea and ratchet games are so cool too.

    99. 20sGamer Says:

      I’m in my 20s and I enjoy Wizard101 more than I ever did World of Warcraft. It’s a great game and fun for the whole family, doesn’t matter how young or old you are!

    100. quinn Says:

      my daughter and nephew started playing wizard 101. as a good parent, i decided to take a look into the game. within 2 days, i had signed us all up for family accounts and recommended it to several of my online game friends. though a bit slower than i’m used to, W101 requires a deep understanding and careful planning and teamwork to play. great game.

    101. Stephanie Says:

      Wizard101 all the way! WOOT WOOT!

    102. TheChief Says:

      Halo 3: ODST for Best Shooter. I liked the story a LOT better than the other Halo games, which shocked me because it doesn’t have Master Chief in it. ODST all the way!!!!

    103. O YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA Says:


    104. aaron Says:

      Best platformer- New Super Mario Bros Wii.

      Incredible game. First real 2-d mario platformer in 18 years really delivers.

    105. LuckieWabbit Says:

      In regards to your Best Massively Multi player Online Game of 2009 nominations…..I was so very pleased to see Wizard101 acknowledged with a nomination.
      Kings Isle has hit the bulls eye when it comes to providing the ideal “suitable for the whole family” online game!
      Now parents have a suitable online game for their children and can play along with their children and join in the fun!
      Wizard101 is suitable and challenging enough for ALL ages. Even those who have no experience with online games can play Wizard101 easily.
      “Family game night” happens more often and gotten even better now that Wizard101 is available!

    106. NathanDrakeRules Says:

      Uncharted 2 is the Best Game of the Year, hands down. I love Nathan Drake so much, I want to marry him – and I’m a dude. I can’t stop playing it, seriously. The graphics, the comedy, the action, it’s like playing a movie!

    107. Jessica Says:

      Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game of 2009 should definately be WIZARD101. I have tried out all the other nominees for best massively multiplayer online game, but none of them except wizard101 has kept my attention. Wizard101 is totally the best multiplayer online game on the web!

    108. Cheryish-Blossom (Sakura) Says:

      i mean seriously. i’m not surprised. wizard101 is the best game in history. it have perfect graphics, perfect storymode, amazing gifts and have excellent details. this game is the best one yet. for game players if you wanted to live one of your dreams as being a wizard. well i reckon you head over to its a perfect place to start.

    109. cindy Says:

      I have been playing Wizard 101 daily since beta, 1 1/2 years ago…and I am a 40-year old woman! can’t say enough good things about it!

    110. Wizard Says:

      I do like Wizard101 but I hardly think of it as the “best game in history.” It has interesting voice acting and the worlds are fun to explore but it really lacks a “Substance.”

      I can’t really get all “into” the whole story. The game needs more, I hate to say it, “cut scenes!” (Not the battle ones.) All the characters make the same movements over and over and they all look the same!

      The game needs more “Specialized” occurrences. >.> (Like actually adding a special “Arena” gear for the “Grand Arena” quests. I was VERY disappointed to not get any. Same thing when I forged that “Sword” in Grizzleheim. No sword.)

    111. 360rulez Says:

      Modern Warfare 2 is the best shooter of the year. Love it.

    112. mork Says:

      wizard101 is ok, it passes the time away when theres nothing on tv. you can’t get any higher then level 50, they put a cap on it for some reason, no new worlds to explore or to battle through. which causes it to lose its appeal. theres nothing to keep you interested, they need to add more worlds for the higher level players to explore.

    113. Morgoth Says:

      WIzard 101 wins my vote as MMO of the year hands down

    114. Scrunch8778 Says:

      Kudoes on the nomination of Wizard 101. Hands down the best and safest game to get kids started in the MMO worlds and also a very good game for parents and kids to play together. That said, IT IS A ROCKIN GOOD TIME TOO!!!

    115. C. L. Cagwin Says:

      Praise for Wizard101!!!!!!!!!!!1

    116. hunty31 Says:

      Wizard101 is the best

    117. Zsbcvh Says:

      go wizard101! you rock. it is so the best game!!!!!!

    118. Gloria Says:

      For Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game of 2009:

      I’ve personally played three out of four of these games, and I do have a prefrence. I like Wizard101 the best. I’m a teenager, and I still like the kid-friendly idea. I enjoy myself some violence everyonce in a while, but I find this non-violent violence much more…fun.

      I came to Wizard101 after one of my favorite games ever that lost it’s appeal after a personal thing, left it, played the other games for a little while along with quite a few others that I loved, and I still found myself redownloading Wizard101. I love it!

      My vote definately goes to Wizard101!

    119. Rick Says:

      Modern Warfare 2 made the most, so it should be Game of the Year. Call of Duty Classic is the best digital game, so I want to win the code.

    120. Donovan Says:

      WIZARD 101 ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wizard 101 is the best! It has awesome spells, mounts, wands/swords/staffs, houses/castles, graphics, etc. This game should win because it is kid friendly. I mean it protects children from foul language(unless they change the options).Anyone can get into this game even though you are an adult or never ever played a MMO RPG-
      Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game GO WIZARD 101!

    121. Donovan Says:

      GO WIZARD 101!

    122. Jake Says:

      Wizard 101 is so fun and awsome! It should win!

    123. Sierra WinterBreeze Says:

      Wizard101 better win! It is the best! As you can see, lots of people love it. Let it win!

    124. Kestrel Says:

      Wizard101 is one of the best games EVER! People don’t give it nearly enough credit!

    125. Justin Says:

      My vote is for Wizard 101. It is a very kid friendly game that draws you in as soon as you start playing. The graphics are very good and the game play takes you through various locations doing quests for many of the people you meet along the way. All this effort is to stop Profressor Drake who is trying to take over/destory Ravenwood. The only down side to this game is you can only get so far without purchasing a subscription or “Crowns” which unlock new places and items.

    126. Aaron Says:

      GO WIZARD 101

    127. Dustin Says:

      My vote is for… drumroll please…
      Wizard 101, the greatest game I have ever played!

    128. John Says:

      Wizard101 is the best game ever created!

    129. John Says:

      Wizard101 is the Best!

    130. jeremy Says:

      i think wizard 101 rocks

    131. Gabrielle WinterBlossom Says:

      wizard101 is a perfect and successful game. it keeps young children’s safe from giving out phone numbers, addresses, e-mails,and cursing. it keeps kids safe for parents. and I’m only 16 and met some very respectful adults on this site who family love this game. when plating this game it brings peace and tranquility. its hard not playing this game. wizard101 earned this spot.

    132. Autumn Roseblossom Says:

      Wizard101 Brings people together in a safe environment giving people a chance to interact and experience human interaction where in some cases is needed for vital emotional growth. It is fun and full fills the exploratory and competitive sides of our nature and brings out the best and worst in all of us. Simply, in my opinion, the best game ever made.

    133. g0d of l33t Says:

      (0ngr@75 70 @ll 0f 7h3 n0m1n335! :D

    134. Fred Dragonflame Says:

      Wizard101 is the best pc game EEEEEEEEEEEEver

    135. EvilSeaOtter Says:

      For best MMO, I would have to say wiz101, due to the fact that it is the only magical game that caught my attention. Secind, I would have expected this award to be like, oh, champions online is the best because it’s got interesting super heroes, and is one of few super hero games, and it’s like an upgraded city of heroes, but wow, all of this wiz101. Well, I voted because ofd how great the battles are, as it’s interesting to summon the beasts. Well, anyways, great game, wizard101. Sorry, but the other categories are too hard to see from this part, too far down. Besides, I don’t play most of those games.

    136. Keon Wright Says:

      Wizard101 is the best mmo game I have or will play in my life it is the best computer game and not just based on

      I wish it was real myself because that game will be number 1 to me

    137. alex Says:

      hi I’am alex spellcaster from philippines and for me wizard101 is the best game of all!
      its unique
      and its for everyone

      wizard101 is the best PC game ever in my whole life!

    138. M.W.S Says:

      W101, is a wizardly safe MMO filled with heaps and tons of magic used basics.

    139. jeremy thunderhammer Says:

      are you kidding me! WIZARD101(note the caps)should be up for best game of the year period! i havent even heard of the other games in it’s category. and some of the platform games i dont even like WIZ 101 is the truth

    140. blaze stormsword Says:

      wizard 101 is awsome

    141. Steve Nelson Says:

      Wizard 101 rocks! I started playing it with my son as a game for him to enjoy, and honestly I enjoy it almost as much as he does. It definitely deserves MMO of the year!

    142. joshua Says:

      Wizard101 is a really great game for the pc.
      It is a magical and aventure game that allows characters to work together.
      I recommend this for people to play this online game.

    143. anthony Says:

      Wizard101 started as a game to pass time in the summer of 09 but as i kept playing i had more and more fun with it and ended up playing it in all my free time

    144. Mort Says:

      I pick Uncharted 2 as the Game of the Year. I own all three consoles and this game is the one I’ve enjoyed the most.

    145. Joshua Says:

      Best Massively Multiplayer Online Game of 2009

      Aion – beta’d it, not so great

      Champions Online – lifetime member it’s good

      Fallen Earth: Welcome to Apocalypse – blows

      Runes of Magic – never played it

      Wizard 101 – get’s my vote me and my daughter love it.

    146. xander Says:

      Wizard 101 is the best game in history
      it is my favorite game the reason why is beacuse it never ends even if at times you may be done the game for i little bit the fun absoulutely never ends i am one of the many bloggers even though i’m nine i give out cool ideas for wiz and me my bro and dad even my mom play all the time our names on the game are Valerian nightbringer cody skyrider or duncan star thief or cody shadow staff and rowan water tamer then my bros name is logan thunder gem or connor l. if you see us just say high!

    147. Steven Says:

      Yeah, i at first played this game because i was bored, but eventually i found that there was more to this game than just cards and wizards, i just couldnt stop playing it!!!!!! wizard 101 deserves to be nominated for one best massive muiltiple online game (err something like that) for 2009!

    148. Destiny Moon Breeze Says:

      WIZARD101 My family is hooked. Got to love the clothes and graphics. Really a challenge for kids and adults of all ages. I’m a Player vs Player junkie! PVP Rocks!

      Balance – Life
      Death – Ice – Fire
      Fire – Ice – Death
      Storm – Fire – Life
      Death – Fire
      Balance – Ice – Life

      Let’s Duel…

      GO WIZARD101!!

    149. arbgraham Says:

      Glad Wizard101 is up there.=)

    150. wizard101 lover Says:


      wizard 101 ftw!

    151. Anna Says:

      Wizard 101 is the best!!!!!!!!! So fun and so addictive!!! Level 33 Storm!!!

    152. Ian Evans Says:

      Seriously guys? I played Wizard101 but after i beat Dragonspyre and Killed Malistaire … it kinda got old ….. there was nothing new after that …. So World Of Warcraft is the ACTUAL <——– #1 MMORPG Game/Game In the world ……… and im not kidding …. there are more than 12 million people online playing right now …. "/ so if im going to go back to wizard101…. they need to make some serious changes …… the gear … its just … there is the same gear over and over again …… and they need to make a group looting system .. so ppl can roll for what they need and not be a lvl 50 Grandmaster at Malistaire or some other boss .. getting storm gear and not death ….. so … work on it : /

    153. Becky Richardson Says:

      My daughter and I are big Wizard101 fans…the fact that it is safe for kids without worrying and everybody can play and enjoy it. Good way to keep in touch with your kids and know what they are doing while they are online. Besides the fact they actually ask your input on improving the game and what you would like to see in the up coming seasons. WE LOVE YOU WIZARD101!

    154. Megan Fairy Thorn Says:

      Wizard 101 all the way. i love this game. it has the best graphics and is fun for everyone young or old or even right in the middle. i always take a little time out of my day to play. it’s safe for kids my age (13) and even for younger ones. it has to be the best game ever. I LOVE WIZARD101! woo. (:

    155. Marissa Says:

      lol yay wizard101! support : D

    156. skuny81 Says:

      most epic and adventurous game of 2009 -11 out of 10

    157. Wendy Says:

      Wizard 101 rules!!!!!!!!!!!!! No website can beat it! YAH!!!!!!

    158. Tim Says:

      Wizard101 is the best game i have ever played. Not only do you make friends all over the world, but you have fun.

    159. Destiny Moon Breeze Says:

      Wizard101 has seven different schools to master and each one is different. You can’t just master one school and give negative input! You have to master them all and then come see me in the arena. :) Player vs Player is what I enjoy most. I say Wizard101 all the way.

    160. Shashi Says:

      Wizard 101 is indeed the best game i have encountered in my MMO experience. Since beat, i have been playing this game, cant believe almost 1 and 1/2 year passed by, i still love this game. Previous games i played, i did not stay longer then 1 year, but this games just rocks!!! Go wizard101!! Best game of the decade!!!

    161. Erin Goldenshard Says:

      Wizard101 has to win the MMO genre Handsdown, it’s simply beats its competitors in terms of FAMILY friendly playability and extreme fun. GO WIZARDS WOOOT!!!!

    162. Alric moonrunner Says:

      Go wizard 101!

    163. Thomas Says:

      w101 is awsome definately should win

    164. person Says:

      WIZARD 101 ALL THE WAY!!

    165. M.W.S Says:

      Also, you guys should see W101 Central the official fansite and forum for W101!

      You can do much on that website and interact with fans there and actually meet them in-game which is quite sweet!

      This is what makes W101 the best MMORPG by Runes of Magic as well.

      W101, I can’t be more glad to say: “I PLAY IT!”

      (Please members meet me on W101 Central.)

      Remained balanced,

      Malorn Willowsmith
      Grandmaster Sorcerer
      Master of Balance

    166. Jonah Falcon Says:

      Rizzle wins Call of Duty Classic.

      Okay, this thread is closed.

      If you want to participate in the next part of the contest, go here:

      There are slightly new rules.

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    169. Jonah Falcon Says:

      Unfortunately, I just found out that the game had a September 2008 release, not the February 2009 release that I was led to believe it had, so, unfortunately, Wizard 101 is disqualified from the nominations. To balance it out, there will only be three nominations.