The results are in, and over 1million people voted for their favorite XBLA titles of 2009. Below are the results for each category.
Best Overall Arcade Game: Trials HD
Best Original Game: Splosion Man
Best Family Game: Hasbro Family Game Night
Best Co-Operative Multiplayer: Battlefield 1943
Best Competitive Multiplayer: Battlefield 1943
Best Solo Game: Shadow Complex
Best Innovation: Trials HD
Best Graphics: Shadow Complex
Best Classic/Remake: Banjo-Tooie
The list is good, but there is one thing I don’t agree with: “Best Co-Operative Multiplayer: Battlefield 1943”. Don’t get me wrong, Battlefield 1943 is a very fun multiplayer experience, but I don’t feel that it fits into the Co-Operative multiplayer category. If I were to say, “Let’s play some co-op in halo 3”, would you think team deathmatch? No, you would think co-op campaign. If I said, “Let’s play Co-op in Modern Warfare 2”, what do you think? Spec-ops of course! Co-operative multiplayer is co-op in my opinion, not team based online competitive multiplayer. So based on that, I believe ‘Splosion Man should have won, because that had some fun co-op. But that’s just my opinion, clearly the majority of one million voters felt differently.