Published on December 12th, 2010 | by GOODKyle
Black Ops Wins Best Shooter 2010
In what was probably the biggest no brainer of the year, Black Ops won Best Shooter. Black Ops ousted Bioshock 2, Halo: Reach, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for Best Shooter at this year’s VGA’s. Don’t get me wrong, all the nominees are great games but there was a reason Black Ops won.
Once the award winner was announced and all the “fake” tension was finally relieved, Treyarch’s Mark Lamia and Dave Anthony were there to take the award. They gave the typical speech one would expect from a winner. Both of them went on to say “Thanks to our fans for their recognition”, “Thanks for keeping Call of Duty in your box”, and “They’ll continue to provide hot games”.
Now why was their “fake” tension upon announcement time? Let’s look at Bioshock 2 first. This game was a truly great one that some say rivaled the first, but it just doesn’t feel like a shooter. When you think of Bioshock you think of adventure, horror, and survival right? Halo: Reach has the feeling of a sci-fi action adventure over a shooter and was a spinoff of the actual Halo series. (Don’t worry Halo fans, Reach took Best Multiplayer 2010). Finally Bad Company 2 is a shooter and it would be hard to imagine it as anything else. However, Black Ops sold many copies upon opening weekend, was hyped up like no tomorrow, and introduced customization to the FPS. Sorry Battlefield, you didn’t stand a chance.