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General: 2010 Awards: Best New Game

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 17,633MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

The month of December has come and gone, taking 2010 with it. Some say good riddance, some look back fondly, but no matter how you slice it, that puppy’s behind us and we’re all moving forward to 2011. For the team here at, we’ve just got one tiny loose thread to tie up before we officially start the new year: We have to announce the winners of the 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards!

There were a number of high profile launches in 2010, each met with its own degrees of success or failure over the year. In this category, we asked our readers to decide which of the nominated games launched in 2010 that they felt made the best addition to the MMORPG universe.

Read more to find out which game takes home the Best New MMO of 2010.

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  • spookydomspookydom BristolPosts: 1,782Member Uncommon

    Wooot! The people have spoken. Thanks again for putting the none of the above option in


  • drake_hounddrake_hound HuelvaPosts: 773Member

    Wow all respect to mmorpg , you guys shocked me , it wont earn you brownie points with the developers of this year ...

    But atleast it wins you brownie points with mmorpg community .

    I expected the next in line to win ..

    Lets say i am flabber gasted ....

  • RhomsRhoms Norfolk, VAPosts: 59Member

    I wish 2010 was a better year for mmo gaming.  QQ

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  • CecropiaCecropia Posts: 3,574Member Uncommon

    I'm not surprised at all. It was such a terrible year for the genre, and with the option to pick "none of the above", this one was a no brainer.

    We need some fresh high quality titles, and we need them soon.

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  • AutemOxAutemOx Fullerton, CAPosts: 1,704Member

    I <3 none of the above!!

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  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member

    Most disappointing MMO-year of the decade?

  • NethermancerNethermancer Toronto, ONPosts: 520Member

    I voted for perpetuum as its launch was smooth and its spreadsheets with robots which is awesome. However, deep down i knew that none of the above deserved the award.

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  • Paragus1Paragus1 Philadelphia, PAPosts: 1,739Member Uncommon
  • Kaynos1972Kaynos1972 Quebec, QCPosts: 2,316Member

    32.1% think 2010 was a very bad year for mmo's, i'm one of them.

  • monstermmomonstermmo Glendale, CAPosts: 1,062Member

    That is hilarious.

    Im glad Vindictus was the top out of the rest of those. lol

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  • HerodesHerodes DannenbergPosts: 1,494Member

    I am not sure if this was a good decision, but it was apparently a strong one.

    It is always easier to be against something than pro something. I´d give the award to Vindictus or Perpetuum. One is less of an MMO with good physics, the other one an indie.

  • UsulDaNeriakUsulDaNeriak SindelfingenPosts: 640Member

    perpetuum and vindictus: these games represent 2 extreme and opposite wings of the genre. thats a bit astonishing.

    however the majority thinks, there was no game worth this title, which is a pretty clear message.

    unfortunately i just saw, that another popular website elected STO the best game in nearly all categories. now this message is disastrous.

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    days: DDO, RoM, FFXIV, STO, Atlantica, PotBS, Maestia, WAR, AoC, Gods&Heroes, Cultures, RIFT, Forsaken World, Allodds

  • PerkoPerko Ottawa, ONPosts: 62Member

    A fair result.  None of these that I've tried can hold a candle to what's already on the market.  Vindictus was ok, but too grindy & all about the boss fights.  STO has apparently improved, but it was junk at launch.  The relatively strong showing of the poorly known Perpetuum here leads me to want to try it.

  • RokazuluRokazulu The universe, NEPosts: 2Member

    2011 has slightly more promise.

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 3,027Member Uncommon

    Wel, Vindictus won really then didn't it? Might be the best out of a bad bunch.... but it won, unless people wanted other games on the list by voting none of the above.

  • MoiraeMoirae New Orleans, LAPosts: 2,790Member Uncommon

    Wow, I'm shocked. With the wonderful reviews mmorpg has been giving all the mmo's lately, I'd have thought they would say that all of them have been good. 2010 was one of the worst mmo years, and I'm one of the "none of the above" people. 


    Are the devs listening? Somehow I sure haven't been feeling all that listened to.

  • elsurionelsurion Beaverton, ORPosts: 24Member

    for me 2010 was a blah year.... really the only shining star for me, was WOW cataclysm.

  • SircaSirca VeveyPosts: 110Member Common

    Well deserved, None of the Above is very promising.

  • causscauss sonnegaPosts: 668Member

    I hope them developers read it. While I like Global Agenda, it should never be listed as a MMO.

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALPosts: 3,021Member Uncommon

    Woot, finally a real pole with a real answer.  None of the Above for the win!!!!!

    Now hopefully the devs of many games and the game comanies will hang their head in shame for giving us the worse year of mmo's that I have ever seen.

    Oh and bty  None of the above beet out STO, with a real pole that was not rigged enough said on that subject.

  • boincmanboincman Centreville, VAPosts: 99Member

    I must admit (grudgingly) that STO actually improved by the end of the year.  If they keep up the good work it might even be almost playable in a few years.

  • hoipolloihoipolloi Stockton, CAPosts: 4Member


    That is all.

  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCPosts: 3,275Member

    And the most deserved was the winner yay

  • notshinotshi NowherePosts: 3Member

    this poll does not make any sense. how many of those voted have played all the games listed to even have an opinion? and if none of the above was chosen, shouldn't the voter be required to enter a field of what game should win instead?

    also, what?

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