PETA Names Veggie-friendly Fable 2 as the GOTY

Apparently overlooking the "Chicken Kicker" achievement in Lionhead's Fable II, animal rights group PETA has recognized the title as its game of the year.

"Fable II is a vegetarian's dream come true," writes PETA in its GOTY. "In this virtual fight between good and evil, characters powered by tofu are just as powerful as their meat-eating counterparts--and are more fit and attractive to boot."

"Featuring a strong pro-vegetarian theme, eating a plant-based diet helps you rack up 'purity' points, whereas eating meat makes your character fat and evil. A fun and innovative game, it's also an effective tool that teaches gamers the real-life benefits of a vegetarian diet."

PETA is no stranger to the gaming industry of late. The organization recently forced Sega to pull Samba de Amigo ads that featured trained chimps, and in November produced a Flash-based version of Cooking Mama subtitled "Mama Kills Animals."