Terminal Gamer’s 2009 Awards – RPG of the Year

Terminal Gamer’s RPG of the Year Is…

Dragon Age: Origins

Bioware has a history of making stunning RPG titles. From Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic to Mass Effect to Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights, Bioware is practically synonymous with deep, involved storytelling and gameplay. The kings of roleplaying games, Bioware produced another stunning epic this year. While facing tough competition from the likes of Demon’s Souls and Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, Dragon Age: Origins stood tall.

Dragon Age: Origins took character development to a new level. Allowing players to choose from several different classes such as Dwarf Commoner, Dwarf Noble, and Human Noble, each unique class of character included a unique origin story. A Dwarf Commoner came from the streets while a Dwarf Noble came from a life of privilege. Forming the crux of who your character is and how NPC’s react to him, origin stories served to make the world feel real and offered numerous chances at replaying the game for a different story each time. In addition, Dragon Age: Origins focused on a unique fantasy story set in a Medieval world and was deep, engrossing, and action-packed. An excellent experience all around, on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC platform.

Runners up: Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story, Demon’s Souls

Also ran: Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, The Last Remnant, Borderlands

Bioware's Dragon Age: Origins was the best RPG of 2009.

*The Game of the Year awards were chosen by the votes of our staff. A first place vote for a game received two points while other nominees received one point.