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Spike Video Game Awards Nominee List Released

by Brian Leahy, Nov 17, 2010 12:40pm PST

The nominees for Spike's 2010 Video Game Awards have been announced and are unsurprisingly a list of the biggest games of the year across all categories.

The VGA's will be aired on Saturday, December 11 at 8PM EST on SpikeTV and will probably feature a lot of celebrities talking about games in some form or another. There should be some major game announcements, as well, with BioWare already confirming that it will announce a new game at the show.

The full list of nominees are as follows:

Studio of the Year

  • BioWare

  • Blizzard Entertainment

  • Bungie Studios

  • Rockstar San Diego

Best Wii Game

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns

  • Kirby's Epic Yarn

  • Metroid: Other M

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best Xbox 360 Game

  • Alan Wake

  • Fable III

  • Halo: Reach

  • Mass Effect 2

Best PS3 Game

  • God of War III

  • Heavy Rain

  • ModNation Racers

  • Red Dead Redemption

Best PC Game

  • Fallout: New Vegas

  • Mass Effect 2

  • Sid Meier's Civilization V

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best Handheld Game

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta

  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future

  • Super Scribblenauts

Best Shooter

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2

  • BioShock 2

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Halo: Reach

Best Action-Adventure Game

  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

  • God of War III

  • Red Dead Redemption

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best RPG

  • Fable III

  • Fallout: New Vegas

  • Final Fantasy XIII

  • Mass Effect 2

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • Halo: Reach

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best Individual Sports Game

  • EA Sports MMA

  • Shaun White Skateboarding

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

  • UFC Undisputed 2010

Best Team Sports Game

  • FIFA Soccer 11

  • Madden NFL 11

  • NBA 2K11

  • MLB '10: The Show

Best Driving Game

  • Blur

  • ModNation Racers

  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

  • Split/Second

Best Music Game

  • Dance Central

  • DJ Hero 2

  • Def Jam Rapstar

  • Rock Band 3

Best Soundtrack

  • Def Jam Rapstar

  • DJ Hero 2

  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

  • Rock Band 3

Best Song in a Game

  • "Basket Case" by Green Day

  • "Black Rain" by Soundgarden

  • "Far Away" by Jose Gonzalez

  • "GoldenEye" by Nicole Scherzinger

  • "Replay" / "Rude Boy Mashup" by Iyaz and Rihanna

  • "Won't Back Down" by Eminem

Best Original Score

  • God of War III

  • Halo: Reach

  • Mass Effect 2

  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Graphics

  • God of War III

  • Heavy Rain

  • Kirby's Epic Yarn

  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Adapted Video Game

  • LEGO: Harry Potter: Years 1-4

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

  • Transformers: War for Cybertron

Best Performance by a Human Male

  • Daniel Craig as James Bond

  • Gary Oldman as Sgt. Reznov

  • John Cleese as Jasper

  • Martin Sheen as Illusive Man

  • Nathan Fillion as Sergeant Edward Buck

  • Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man

  • Rob Wiethoff as John Marston

  • Sam Worthington as Alex Mason

Best Performance by a Human Female

  • Dame Judi Dench as M

  • Danica Patrick as Herself

  • Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady

  • Felicia Day as Veronica

  • Jennifer Hale as Commander Sheppard

  • Kristen Bell as Lucy Stillman

  • Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan

  • Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson

Best Downloadable Game

  • Costume Quest

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

  • Monday Night Combat

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

Best DLC

  • BioShock 2: Minerva's Den

  • Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx

  • Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker

  • Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare

Best Independent Game

  • Joe Danger

  • Limbo

  • Super Meat Boy

  • The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Most Anticipated Game

  • Batman: Arkham City

  • BioShock: Infinite

  • Gears of War 3

  • Portal 2

Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops

  • God of War III

  • Halo: Reach

  • Mass Effect 2

  • Red Dead Redemption




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