Spike VGA 2010 winners – Red Dead Redemption scoops GOTY

Sunday, 12th December 2010 07:44 GMT By Joe Anderson


Red Dead Redemption scooped the Game of the Year award at this year’s VGA’s, pipping Mass Effect 2, which still managed to scoop two awards of its own, including best RPG and best Xbox 360 game.

Elsewhere in the awards, Kratos managed to scoop two awards for seperate games, with God of War III winning Best PS3 Game and Ghost of Sparta winning the award for Best Handheld game.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood wasn’t left out, winning the award for Best Action-Adventure game, while Halo Reach managed to snatch the award for Best Multiplayer game from under the nose of Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Studio of the Year

  • BioWare

Best Wii Game

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best Xbox 360 Game

  • Mass Effect 2

Best PS3 Game

  • God of War III

Best PC Game

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best Handheld Game

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 

Best Action-Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood 

Best RPG

  • Mass Effect 2

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Halo: Reach

Best Individual Sports Game

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 

Best Team Sports Game

  • NBA 2K11

Best Driving Game

  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 

Best Music Game

  • Rock Band 3

Best Soundtrack

  • DJ Hero 2

Best Song in a Game

  • Far Away by José González 

Best Original Score

  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Graphics

  • God of War III 

Best Adapted Video Game

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

Best Performance by a Human Male

  • Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man 

Best Performance by a Human Female

  • Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan 

Best Downloadable Game

  • Costume Quest

Best DLC

  • Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare

Best Independent Game

  • Limbo

Most Anticipated Game

  • Portal 2

Game of the Year

  • Red Dead Redemption

You can catch all our coverage of the VGA’s, which includes reveals for a new SSX, Mass Effect 3 and more here.



  1. KAP

    As long as it wasnt ANOTHER COD game im well happy.

    Regardless of the usual annoying depressing VG247 LIVEblog ripping the piss out of the VGAs (jokingly or none of course) I thought it was a good show all in all, it was funny, not to star focused as usual awards go and there was LOADS of exclusives (not to mention ad breaks ffs lol)

    The game parodies and game out-takes were a massive surprise and very very funny. Mostly.

    If the games have a platform to shine such as these yearly awards the more money it can generate the more money it generates the more jobs is out there for me and you in the gaming industry.

    Everyone wins right? Hats off to SPIKE for a entertaining night/morning.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. chronoss2

    my GOTY 2010 is Heavy Rain. RDR is a great game, but HR is a more unique experience that deserves attention!

    But as long as it’s not a COD i’m glad too!

    #2 4 years ago


    #3 4 years ago
  4. DBZ0wnz


    There were better games out than RDR, not including the nominees of course.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Killzone 3 also got a sort of new trailer, its more of an ad really, but it shows new footage:

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Syrok

    “Best Soundtrack
    DJ Hero 2″

    It’s actually Nier, but I doubt anyone played that. :/

    #6 4 years ago
  7. AHA-Lambda

    some of those awards given were shocking NPH winning best voice actor definitely takes the fucking piss of the whole night!

    Oh yea and RDR loses to brotherhood in best action adventure but wins goty? Didn’t that shit happen last year with AC2/UC2?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    ^ Yep, the host of the show winning best voice actor in such a low key game dosnt do much for the shows credibility.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. RomaTotti10

    Red Dead Redemption winning the Game of the Year award but not winning best Xbox 360 or best PS3 game. What’s that all about?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. gomersoul

    think it’s got to be an exclusive to win best on a platform… don’t think RDR deserved it though, and need for speed wasn’t the best racer, F1 2010, or Gran Turismo for me.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. cookiejar

    RDR well deserved, although where the hell was Heavy Rain?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. back_up

    lol at 360
    best PC,Wii and PS3 games are exclsuive while 360 game is multiplatform

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Captain Canada

    Still don’t understand how ACB beats RDR for action adventurer, and isnt even nominated for GOTY…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. RomaTotti10

    @10 RDR was nominated in the best PS3 game category but didn’t win. That makes no sense.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Hazzarington

    In my opinion, GoTY has to be Reach. Well, at least there should be a best campaign category for it to scoop up. :D

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Hazzarington

    Oh and where’s Final Fantasy XIII. THAT should have best soundtrack at least! ;)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. AHA-Lambda

    oh also imo super meat boy was robbed in the best indie category -_-

    #17 4 years ago
  18. blackdreamhunk

    Red Dead Redemption game of the year please if you want unique experience pc gaming is where it is at. there only so much you can do on a consoles.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. back_up

    @14: PS3 exclusive are better than RDR while 360 exclusive aren’t :lol:

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    Well, for once I’m in agreement with the awards…. one of them at least. :-)

    A well deserved win for Red Dead – easily my game of the year.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Callum

    Deffo in agreement with a lot of these. Perhaps not the handheld one, and I really think Halo: Reach deserved some recognition for its soundscape aswell, but I havn’t played the DJ game so perhaps it deserves it :)

    Read Dead ftw!!!

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Callum

    Oh, and best song should blatently go to the Read Dead moment where you ride from the boat into the heart of mexico for the first time. What a moment that was!!

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Blerk

    A true moment of awesomeness, yes!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Monk


    I`m gonna buy Nier as sson as possible, the soundtracks was awesome
    FREAKING AWESOME after I listened to it in youtube !

    #24 4 years ago
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    #25 4 years ago
  26. AHA-Lambda

    wow can i just say geoff acts like a total ass in this interview vid

    #26 4 years ago

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