2010 Spike Video Game Awards Winners List

Dec 12, 2010 by  

2010 Spike Video Game Awards Winners List

The 2010 Spike Video Game Awards have just ended (check out our live blog recap) and it was an epic year for premiere trailers but a questionable year for on-stage entertainment. The consensus from the online community points to lack of excitement or actual comedic comedy from some of the presenters this year but it was made up for in the quality of video game unveils and teaser trailers.

With Neil Patrick Harris doing the best he could with the material he had with a rather quiet audience, Guillermo del Toro becoming the best part of the award ceremony and an incredible live performance of “Far Away” by José González, the night was ripe with world premiere trailers and a plethora of awards handed out. Red Dead Redemption took home game of the year over its most worthy competitor, Mass Effect 2, and somehow, Sgt. Woods (Black Ops) won the new category of best character of the year.

Here are the winners of the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards:

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

  • BioWare

BEST XBOX 360 GAME

  • Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts / BioWare)

BEST PS3 GAME

  • God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment / SCE Studios Santa Monica)

BEST Wii GAME

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo / Nintendo)

BEST PC GAME

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment / Blizzard Entertainment)

BEST HANDHELD GAME

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony Computer Entertainment / Ready At Dawn Studios)

BEST SHOOTER

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision / Treyarch)

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal)

BEST RPG

  • Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts / BioWare)

BEST MULTI-PLAYER

  • Halo: Reach (Microsoft / Bungie Studios)

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon)

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME

  • NBA 2K11 (2K Sports / Visual Concepts)

BEST DRIVING GAME

  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts / Criterion Games)

BEST MUSIC GAME

  • Rock Band 3 (MTV Games / Harmonix)

BEST SOUNDTRACK

  • DJ Hero 2 (Activision / FreeStyleGames)

BEST SONG IN A GAME

  • Far Away by José González (Red Dead Redemption)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

BEST GRAPHICS

  • God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment / SCE Studios Santa Monica)

BEST ADAPTED VIDEO GAME

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft       Chengdu)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN MALE

  • Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker / Amazing Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions / Activision)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN FEMALE

  • Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan (StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty / Blizzard Entertainment)

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME

  • Costume Quest (THQ / Double Fine Productions)

BEST DLC

  • Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

  • Limbo (PlayDead)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

  • Portal 2 (Valve / Valve)

To see all of the games that received honorable mentions by Spike this year, be sure to take a look at the full list of nominees for the 2010 Spike VGAs as well as the nominees for the new category of Best Character of the Year.

With the year mostly over, we have another to look forward to and tonight gave us a big glimpse of the video game scene of 2011. Be sure to take a look at all of the reveal trailers for games like Mass Effect 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Uncharted 3 and more from our coverage of the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards and follow us on Twitter @GameRant.

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  1. best team sports game should have been fifa 11

    • Fifa games suck Donkey Dong. EA just needs to be destroyed.

      • nerd

  2. The only frustrating problem I have with the awards this year is the schizophrenia. Red Dead won best game, but it’s only one because John Marston is such a well-done character… but Call of Duty’s Woods won best character.

    Then Halo Reach wins best multiplayer against CoD:BLOPS. And it’s almost universally agreed that Halo: Reach has a much superior single player experience to Call of Duty… but Call of Duty wins best shooter?

    Hell, it might just be Spike throwing Call of Duty a bone because it’s the best selling game ever. Still doesn’t justify the schizophrenia.

    • Halo is not that good, neither is COD. That is unless your American. Server lag. It never used to be this way, reckon it was the Yanks who got tired of having their butts wupped, so they had to have all the servers closer to home to give them the edge.
      As far as I’m concerned their was no best shooter, and their hasn’t been for a few years.

      • I played Black Ops but I can’t remember who Woods is. I agree John Marston is a better character.

  3. Glad to see Costume Quest and Limbo grab some awards, and I have to admit that I may need to go back and check out Red Dead Redemption. Kind of a shame they dedicated so little time to actually handing out awards.

    • It really isn’t about the awards or acceptance speeches (which is the focus of controversy and complaints). People only care about the premiere trailers and I think they realize that.

  4. Call of Duty for best shooter and Woods for best character is honestly sad. I’ll say whatever on the shooter award, but saying that Woods was a better character than John Marston is just a slap in the face. Rockstar came up with the most nuanced, subdued, and genuinely honroable character they ever have, and placed him in a world that was completely immersive.

  5. Also has to be said, live performance of Jose Gonzalez’s “Far, Far Away” from Red Dead was not only the highlight of the show in my opinion, but the single most promising aspect of gaming awards in general in the future.

    • It plays in the game when he first enters Mexico. I nearly fell off my chair when it came on… I was like WTF is that. Really odd.

  6. im glad red dead won game of the year but it should have won best character to, john marston being an ex gang member and having to hunt his former friends is genius, and udead nightmare had a great story for him to, i think red dead is the greatest game so far

    • Really?! Ok it was good with the multi-player aspect, and the fact that you could hunt down other players in the game for a laugh. But they changed all that.

      So, Red WAS one of the best games, but like Bungie did with the Halo games, they just couldn’t let it be.

  7. I havnt been interested in RedDead,maybe ill give it another try.The awards were kinda lame this year,the thing was kindof boring..the only thing I had to look forward to was the game trailers.But all in all COD BlackIps IS a great game,glad we got best shooter,cuz it really is. Sn00kyCr00k for PS3 send an add!!!

  8. spike vga’s r so stupid i dont know y i watch this every year it pisses me off everytime i watch it.

  9. The awards were pretty decent. There were a few winners that were questionable, but all-in-all I really only tuned in for the game announcements. The worst part about the awards was that the crowd wasn’t even remotely into it. That said, the jokes were pretty weak and almost offensive to gamers too.

  10. No love for Dragon Age II. :(
    I almost messed my pants over Skyrim though, not gonna lie.

    • I did mess my pants!!

  11. Omg. Guys, I just found some gameplay of uncharted 3 gameplay!! All I gotta say is, GOTY!!! click on my name for link!!

  12. I am a nintendo fan, and I don’t know why everyone keep on glorifying Super Mario Galaxy 2. It’s just an ok game. They’re so many other wii games that deserve best wii game. Like Metroid: Other M and Epic Mickey. I mean, why does everyone love SMG2 so much?

  13. Best Character was voted on by the viewers. Not surprising the best selling game ever won the category that is voted on. Ezio is who I was pulling for. Really Woods is not a bad choice, easily the one with the most personality (although the only other one than Reznov with any personality to begin with). At first I thought it meant the main character won which would have been aggravating; he is just a blank slate like most main characters so the player can project themselves.

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