Fallout 3 wins GDC Game of the Year Award

Fallout 3 wins GDC Game of the Year Award

By Ben Parfitt

March 26th 2009 at 2:05PM

GDC 09: Though Media Molecule is the big winner with four separate category victories

Bethesda’s next-gen action RPG Fallout 3 has claimed the coveted GDC 09 Game of the Year Award at this year’s event, though it was LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule that emerged as the ceremony’s main benefactor, scooping four accolades.

Fallout 3 fended off the likes of Fable 2, Left 4 Dead, Grand Theft Auto IV, and indeed LittleBigPlanet, to win the headline-grabbing prize. It also won the Best Writing category, beating Braid, Metal Gear Solid 4 and GTA IV in the process.

Media Molecule’s critically adored PS3 platformer, meanwhile, won four awards in total – Best Technology, Best Game Design, Best Debut Game and the Innovation Award. It was nominated for seven gongs overall.

Here’s the complete list of winners for the 9th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards:

Game of the Year – Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)
Best Game Design – LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)
Best Writing – Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)
Best Technology – LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)
Best Visual Arts – Prince of Persia (Ubisoft Montreal)
Best Debut Game – LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)
Best Handheld Game – God Of War: Chains Of Olympus (Ready at Dawn)
Innovation Award – LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)
Best Audio – Dead Space (EA Redwood Shores)
Best Downloadable Game – World Of Goo (2D Boy)