Best Shooter: Killzone 2Halo 3 ODST may have sold more copies in a single day than Killzone 2 did in eight months, but it was the gritty combat, addictive multiplayer and spectacular visuals of Killzone 2 that really made it stand out. It's a pity that this fantastic title was outsold by overhyped, overpriced, buggy tripe like Modern Warfare 2, but we're sticking our necks out and going with Killzone 2 as shooter of the year.
Best Action/Adventure game: Uncharted 2: Among ThievesUncharted 2 is the greatest action movie ever made. Except that it isn't a movie. Thank god for that – or it would have been over in three hours. Uncharted 2 was arguably the most cinematic, engrossing and thrill-a-minute-explosive experience in action-gaming history – and easily the best of this year, beating off strong competition from Assassin's Creed 2 and Batman : Arkham Asylum.