No, it’s not Red Dead Redemption.
Congratulations to Mass Effect 2, which earned more than 40 per cent of the total votes for game of the year. Call of Duty: Black Ops came in second with about 24 per cent and Red Dead Redemption took third with more than 17 per cent of the votes. NBA 2K11 took nearly 8 per cent of the vote.
The remaining 9 per cent or so went to a wide variety of games as write-ins, including Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Fallout: New Vegas, God of War III, Halo: Reach and StarCraft II.
Stay tuned later today for the official Kotaku Game of the Year announcement. We’ve posted our early thoughts on the four finalists and decided over the weekend which game should get the final nod. Keep in mind, those early discussions were designed to let you see some of the process, not to show you our decisions.