The publicly voted category is now open, with gamers being encouraged to register their votes through here. Among the nominees are Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2. Hit the jump for the full break-down. Being a public ballot your vote actually matters, otherwise Call Of Duty's just going to walk away with the gong. Which is fine, Call Of Duty's good, it's just not at the calibre of some of the less popular games in the list.

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo, Nintendo)
  • Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar San Diego, Rockstar Games)
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Criterion Games, EA Games)
  • Mass Effect 2 (BioWare, EA Games)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (Treyarch, Activision)
  • Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream, Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Halo: Reach (Bungie, Microsoft Game Studios)
  • FIFA 11 (EA Sports, EA)
  • Dance Central (Harmonix, MTV Games)
  • Limbo (Playdead, Microsoft Game Studios)