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Feature: Big Download's 2009 PC Game Awards


It's been a long 12 months. Not just for the PC gaming, but the world as a whole. The current economic situation has been brutal and the game industry has certainly been affected by it with delays and cancellations of games, mass layoffs of people in the industry and shutdowns of long time game development studios. Even a major publisher, Midway, effectively closed its doors in 2009. We know a lot of people personally who would love to kick 2009 to the curb.

But there was also a lot to celebrate in the past year in our little corner of the entertainment industry. PC gamers got to play a lot of game titles, including a great RPG, an excellent super hero action game, and scores of downloadable titles that came out of left field to surprise us. But which of them were the best of the best in 2009? Naturally we at Big Download have our own opinions. The results of our brainstorming is now before you: the 2009 edition of the annual Big Download PC Game Awards. Which games did we pick as runners-up and winners of our various categories (including some new ones we added this year)? And who won the big prize of the best PC game of 2009? The answers to those questions are just ahead:

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