Red Dead Redemption Cleans Up At The VGAs

To keep the show to two hours, they didn't hand out all the hardware on stage at last night's 2010 Video Game Awards. Here is the complete list of honorees. Neil Patrick Harris' compensation was limited to just one award.

Red Dead Redemption was thebig winner, with four awards, led by Game of the Year. It also collected Vector Monkeys for Best Song (by José González, pictured), Best Original Score, and Best DLC, for the Undead Nightmare extension.

Mass Effect 2 and BioWare took home three awards: Studio of the Year, Best Xbox 360 Game and Best Role Playing Game. God of War III landed two awards, for Best PS3 Game and Best Graphics.

Here's the complete list.

Game of the Year Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

Studio of the Year BioWare

Best Xbox 360 Game Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts / BioWare)

Best PS3 Game God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment / SCE Studios Santa Monica)

Best Wii Game Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo / Nintendo)

Best PC Game StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment / Blizzard Entertainment)

Best Handheld Game God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony Computer Entertainment / Ready At Dawn Studios)

Best Shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision / Treyarch)

Best Action/Adventure Game Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal)

Best Role Playing Game Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts / BioWare)

Best Multiplayer Halo: Reach (Microsoft / Bungie Studios)

Best Individual Sports Game Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon)

Best Team Sports Game NBA 2K11 (2K Sports / Visual Concepts)

Best Driving Game Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts / Criterion Games)

Best Music Game Rock Band 3 (MTV Games / Harmonix)

Best Soundtrack DJ Hero 2 (Activision / FreeStyleGames)

Best Song In A Game Far Away by José González (Red Dead Redemption)

Best Original Score Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

Best Graphics God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment / SCE Studios Santa Monica)

Best Adapted Video Game Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft Chengdu)

Best Performance by a Human Male Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker / Amazing Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions / Activision)

Best Performance by a Human Female Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan (StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty / Blizzard Entertainment)

Best Downloadable Game Costume Quest (THQ / Double Fine Productions)

Best Downloadable Content Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

Best Independent Game Limbo (PlayDead)

Most Anticipated Game Portal 2 (Valve / Valve)


    lol what a joke.

    i like tricia helfer and all, but by no means was her performance stellar.

    ass creed bros as best action/adventure? no. just no.

      Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood = Best action adventure?

      F*** yeah

        It hurt to edit that, because I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment.

    New Vegas was a better RPG than Mass Effect 2. Mass effect 2 is barely an rpg.

    Bah a lot of these awards are a total joke, Black Ops for best shooter? Really?

    Maybe they should change it "The award for this years most advertised shooter goes to..."

    Interesting that the best male & female performances also went to someone who was already famous instead of, for example Kimberly Irion who was great in RDR as Bonnie, Rob Wiethoff who did a brilliant job as John Marston in RDR, Liz Sroka who was excellent as Tali in ME2 or Michael Beattie as Mordin Solus in ME2 which really required work since he had to sing in character

    i find it funny how people bitch about some of these awards, but only one person offered up an alternative.

    Whilst i have NO interest in Black Ops, I struggle to think of a better shooter that came out this year.

    They should really mix these awards up a bit more, so that the big-budget video games with still go up against each other, even though they're different genres.

    For example:

    "Best Single Player Experience"
    This would have to have every game as an option, not just some 5 nominees BS.

    "Best Online Experience"
    Again, same as above.

    "Best Underated Game"
    Every game should allowed to be voted on here also.

    "Best 'OH SNAP!' Moment"
    This of course would need to be short-listed and be catergorised as; the game, then the specific moment were the "oh snap!" occurs.

    "Best Ending"
    Like the Oh Snap moment, but specific to the final moments of the game.

    Awards like this are more fun, because anything might win, instead of the obvious titles in each genre!

    Thank god RDR beat Black Ops. Still hope for the VGA's.

    I think the problem with Video game awards is they don't get awarded for what the player gets out of the game but more for what went into making the game.

    I'm just a bit confused about one thing - how is it that ME2 wins best Xbox 360 game, best RPG and best studio and Red Dead doesn't win best PS3 game, doesn't win best Action/Adventure, doesn't win best studio but still gets Game of the Year? I know Red Dead is a great game, but how can the only major award you win be Game of the Year and nothing else?

    Whilst I really liked Halo Reach being a Halo fan - i've put more time into Black Ops. In terms of multiplayer I believe Black Ops should have taken it over Halo Reach.

    Its pretty evident they just made it so each gets a prize. Best Soundtrack to a music game, best music game to another music game.

    Neil Patrick Harris wins cause he hosts even though John Marston had the best voice work or even Shepard from ME2.
    And then the most anticipated never really is that much!

    God of War I believe won last year and really.. it came and went. Portal yeah people are anxious to see how much Valve either screw it up or get it right. It all comes down to personal preference and I know a lot of games were only ANNOUNCED at the awards show but already Elder Scrolls, Uncharted 3 and ME3 are all MORE anticipated separately than either of the nominees combined! Then theres Deus Ex and FINALLY Duke Nukem.

    But yeah bit of a joke really... works quite similar to MTV Awards and even those Grammy's these days. If it will get you ratings your gonna get an award... or if you got your cheque book out at least.

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