The Escapist Awards 2009 - Winners Announcement

The Escapist Staff | 12 Mar 2010 09:00
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Looking back on the games we played, we've seen some truly remarkable advancements and achievements, and we're happy to reward those who've made it all possible. Please join us in congratulating our 2009 The Escapist Awards nominees, and stay tuned for the announcement of our winners.

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III. Experiential

Sometimes, some games present experiences you just have to see to believe. The Escapist Awards in the category of Experiential acknowledge these outrageous, fun, exhilarating, brilliant and happy game play events.

Most Awesome Explosions

Winner: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)

Nominees: 'Splosion Man (Twisted Pixel Games), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), Borderlands (2K Games)

Most Intense Death Scene

Winner: Dragon Age: Origins (EA)

Nominees: Dragon Age: Origins (EA), Demon's Souls (Atlus), Assassin's Creed 2 (Ubisoft)

Most Escapist

Winner: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos)

Nominees: Dragon Age: Origins (EA), Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony)

Most Senseless Fun

Winner: 'Splosion Man (Twisted Pixel Games)

Nominees: MadWorld (Sega), BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Arc Systemworks), 'Splosion Man (Twisted Pixel Games)

Most Kick-Ass Weapon

Winner: Buffalo of Lies - Worms 2: Armageddon (Team 17)

Nominees: Tactical Nuke - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), Leichenfaust 44 - Wolfenstein (Activision), Buffalo of Lies - Worms 2: Armageddon (Team 17)

Most Ingenious Location

Winner: Screaming Wall - Brutal Legend (EA)

Nominees: Screaming Wall - Brutal Legend (EA), Golem's Temple - Zeno Clash (Valve/Tripwire/Atlus), The Hotel - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony)

Most Laughs

Winner: Brutal Legend (EA)

Nominees: 'Splosion Man (Twisted Pixel Games), Plants vs. Zombies (Popcap), Brutal Legend (EA)

Most Companionable Canine

Winner: Dog - Torchlight (Runic Games)

Nominees: Dog - Torchlight (Runic Games), War Hound - Dragon Age: Origins (EA), Dogmeat - Fallout 3 (Bethesda)

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