The Lazygamer Awards 2010 – Best Multiplayer

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Multiplayer quickly became one of the largest and most important elements of modern video gaming thanks to quick and simple online connectivity.

Thanks to some highly addictive multiplayer, gamers around the world have found hours, days, weeks, months and even years of fun and fantastic gameplay within single game purchases which range over multiple genres and platforms.

Here are the nominees for best multiplayer:

Red Dead Redemption

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Halo Reach

Starcraft 2

And the award goes to:

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Winner: Battlefield: Bad Company 2

DICE and the Battlefield franchise are, as we all know, no strangers to multiplayer and with Bad Company 2 they proved it once more. One of the most significant achievements in Bad Company 2 was the completely refreshing points system that allowed gamers to finally be rewarded for doing their job and playing like a team.

Bad Company 2 allows medics to be medics, and make lots of points for it as well as dish out stacks of points for guys topping up peoples ammo. Gone are the days where a scout was just a nice name for a sniper because in Bad Company 2 you can rack up the majority of your points from picking a great lookout point and marking targets for your team mates.

Take this great new system, add massive battles, tons of weapons, vehicles and gadgets as well as destructible architecture and a large assortment of modes and you have a clear winner.

Bad Company 2 was the one game that kept us coming back and hold the most fond multiplayer memories throughout 2010. It allowed for a large range of gamers to enjoy it thanks to its heavy focus on team play and support rather than only their skills with a firearm.

Runner-Up: Starcraft 2

Last Updated: December 15, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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