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Mass Effect 2 tops 'most anticipated' list

Bioware title leads Network chart ahead of God of War III; Uncharted 2 voted 2009 favourite

Mass Effect 2 has been voted Most Anticipated game of 2010 in the annual GamesIndustry.biz Network Survey.

The Bioware-developed game, set for release at the end of January, took 11.1 per cent of the total votes, ahead of God of War 3 on 8.9 per cent and BioShock 2 with 7.3 per cent.

Another of Bioware's project, Star Wars: The Old Republic, also featured in the top ten, along with franchise titles Halo: Reach, Final Fantasy XIII and Starcraft 2, while new IP in the form of Alan Wake and Heavy Rain also made the list.

Meanwhile Network members voted Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves as their favourite game of 2009 - it gained 12.5 per cent of the total votes, just ahead of Batman: Arkham Asylum on 11.6 per cent.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 came third with 9.8 per cent, while Dragon Age: Origins was fourth with 6.8 per cent.

The GamesIndustry.biz Network Survey canvassed the opinions of its industry-only members throughout December 2009. More results from the survey will be available in the next few days.

The 2010 Most Anticipated top ten is as follows:

  • 1. Mass Effect 2: 11.1%
  • 2. God of War III: 8.9%
  • 3. BioShock 2: 7.3%
  • 4. Final Fantasy XIII: 5.7%
  • 5. Starcraft 2: 4.8%
  • 6. Halo: Reach: 4.1%
  • 7. Star Wars: The Old Republic: 3.7%
  • 8. Heavy Rain: 3.5%
  • 9. Alan Wake: 3.2%
  • 10. Red Dead Redemption: 2.5%

The 2009 Favourite Game top ten is as follows:

  • 1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: 12.5%
  • 2. Batman: Arkham Asylum: 11.6%
  • 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: 9.8%
  • 4. Dragon Age: Origins: 6.8%
  • 5. Borderlands: 4.5%
  • 6. Assassin's Creed II: 3.3%
  • 7. New Super Mario Bros Wii: 3.0%
  • 8. Demon's Souls: 2.4%
  • 9. Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition: 1.8%
  • 10. FIFA 10: 1.5%

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