Shackpets | Available on iOS and Google Play Store

Game of the Year 2001 Results

The people have spoken, and picked the winners for the PC Game of the Year and new this year, Console Game of the Year. Some 4075 people took the time to vote, and here are the results:

PC Game of the Year 2001
The winner (1351 votes): Max Payne. Ah how we all laughed at the seemingly slow development process, when it was finally released it was well worth it. With its bullet time gameplay, and its gritty urban setting, Remedy showed us that third person shooters on the PC could actually compete with first person shooters.

Runner up (964 votes): Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

Console Game of the Year 2001
The winner (1212 votes): Halo. Though a lot of people gave up on this title when Microsoft bought Bungie to make this an Xbox game, it took most people by surprise when it was finally released in November. Words like "best FPS game evar" were uttered, and even playing with a gamepad was no longer a problem.

Runner up (1131 votes): Grand Theft Auto 3.

Personal Picks
PC Game - Return to Castle Wolfenstein. Though single player was good, but not great, the multiplayer side of things really make up for that and make you come back to play this game.
Console Game - Grand Theft Auto 3.
PC Game - Undying. Though the game bombed in the eyes of its publisher EA, that's hardly a reflection of the quality of this game. Though the gameplay isn't super inventive and the game drags at certain points, the presentation of the game and the mood it creates especially during the first few levels stand out from a lot of other FPS games and make this a very, very enjoyable game. And it's damn cheap now too as Amazon and EB Games have it for a mere $14.99.
Console Game - Grand Theft Auto 3. Really, what more can be said about this title? It's just one of the year's finest, compared to all games that came out this year, not just the ones on the Playstation 2.

Filed Under
From The Chatty
  • reply
    December 25, 2001 2:41 AM

    GTA3 was robbed! :(

    • reply
      December 25, 2001 2:44 AM


      • reply
        December 25, 2001 7:05 AM

        yeah exactly

      • reply
        December 25, 2001 9:22 AM

        XBOX Fanboys owned GTA3.
        I'll be surprised if Halo gets high rankings at any other sites.

      • reply
        December 25, 2001 9:46 AM

        yep the lurkers have spoken

      • reply
        December 25, 2001 10:04 PM

        either that, or the Bungie fanboy sites sent all their drones over here to vote.

    • reply
      December 25, 2001 2:53 AM

      GTA3 rocks halo's ass!!

    • reply
      December 25, 2001 7:11 AM

      I DEMAND A RECOUNT! The chads are dangling!

    • reply
      December 25, 2001 8:08 AM

      actually i am going to have to agree with you. HALO may have been the best FPS to date but GTA3 was damn unique and so much fan as well. Its a toss up

    • reply
      December 25, 2001 8:13 AM

      I second the recount for Console Game! I think there were some slashdotters who fixed the polling booths!

      Viva Gore in 2000 GTA3!

    • reply
      December 25, 2001 10:05 AM

      The thing was....PS2 had so many other good games that probably stole votes from GTA3. Halo was all the xbox had and so all the xbox fans voted Halo :P

Hello, Meet Lola