One million have chosen the best XBLA games of 2009

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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.

  • Enzo3000

    Some good quality games on that list. I’m gonna think about getting some of the ones on there that I haven’t already got as they are clearly very good if a huge number of people can agree on this set of games.

  • Andrenekoi

    I agree with the Co-Operative criticism, Battlefield is not something i would put in that category, maybe on a “teamplay”, but cooperative is an term associated with other styles.

    There’s no Trine yet on the XBLA huh, this is one of my favorite downloadable games from 2009, but it’s currently available only on the PC and PS3, i don’t know why they haven’t released this on the XBLA until now.

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