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Big Download was launched less than eight months ago but in that time we have played a lot of PC games. A LOT of games. You can go back and read our reviews of the various titles we have picked up and played this year so far. So when we decided to go back and see which of the many games we have played should be picked for our first annual awards, we thought it we would a bit of a daunting task.

That's what we thought it would happen. The truth is that when we (and by "we" we mean myself and my colleague Steven Wong) got together to finalize our picks, it turned out we had much the same thoughts about this matter. There were small differences but in the end the list of winners we have picked are those that for the most part we agreed with right from the start. The end result is a list that we are pretty confident is a fair representation of the state of PC gaming this year. There were some surprises, both good and bad, in this list, but overall 2008 spawned a lot of gaming entertainment across many levels. So without further ado, let's get on with our picks for the best PC games in the last 12 months.
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Best FPS
Left 4 Dead
(Far Cry 2 Runner Up)

Best Action
Dead Space
(Prince of Persia Runner Up)

Best RPG
Fallout 3
(Mass Effect Runner Up)

Best Strategy
Sins of A Solar Empire
(Red Alert 3 Runner Up)

Best New MMO
Warhammer Online
(Age of Conan Runner Up)

Best Multiplayer
Left 4 Dead
(CoD:W@W Runner Up)

Best Expansion
WoW:WTLK
(Galactic Civilizations II: Twighlight of the Arnor Runner Up)

Best Indie Game

World of Goo
(Defense Grid: Awakening Runner Up)

Most Disapointing Game

Spore
(GTA4 Runner Up)

Biggest No Show
Star Craft II
(Battlefield Heroes Runner Up)

Best PC Game

Left 4 Dead
(Sins of a Solar Empire Runner Up)

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Judging from what others have said here (among other forums), I'd think the most disappointing game would be Far Cry 2.

Adding on that; FC2 getting runner-up for "best FPS" is also little surprising.
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Judging from what others have said here (among other forums), I'd think the most disappointing game would be Far Cry 2.
Spore was an utter let down for me.
The runner up should be FC2.
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Spore was an utter let down for me.
The runner up should be FC2.
Maybe it came in third.... lol.

They give the runner up to GTAIV because of "lots of bugs and performance issues." Maybe that's more annoying than just badly designed game play?
Edited by Choggs396 - 12/23/08 at 1:28pm
    
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between sins of solar empire and dead space which should i get?
ive heard nothing but good things about these two and i need something new.
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I love that Sins is getting so much love from these awards this year, it really deserves it.

PRloaded: Sins ALL the way. Although they are very different games, so you could get both
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Go SoaSE! The game really deserves the attention it's getting. It's a shame it was so overlooked upon release.
    
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Maybe im just weird, but im surprised castle crashers didn't get at least runner up for best indie game.
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How was GTA4 a dissapointment? I honestly loved this game even on PC I think they did a amazing job on the story line.
    
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Maybe im just weird, but im surprised castle crashers didn't get at least runner up for best indie game.
PC, not xbox arcade
    
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