Gran Turismo 5 - PS3
Gran Turismo 5, developed for nearly five years by Polyphony Digital, takes the lead in the racing genre despite stiff competition from Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The sheer amount of care and polish that went into this game is absolutely nuts and will certainly keep simulation racing fans busy for years to come.
Runner-ups: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Blur, Split Second
Best First Person Shooter
Halo: Reach - Xbox 360
Bungie's last Halo game before becoming a multiplatform developer for Activision, Halo: Reach is a finely crafted first person shooter with a stellar campaign and fiercely competitive online multiplayer. It adds new elements to the Halo franchise like a class system that offers different power ups like a bubble shield or jet pack. Although it didn't get as much press as Call of Duty: Black Ops I personally feel it is a much better polished and overal greater product because of the worthwhile single player campaign alongside the addictive multiplayer.
Runner-ups: Call of Duty: Black Ops, Goldeneye 007