The Adventure Gamers staff would like to offer our sincere congratulations to the developers and publishers of all games that won awards (plus those that made the finals), and our thanks to the many readers who participated in our public voting poll.
See you all again next year!
Aggie Awards rules and regulations
All staff nominations were submitted privately, seen and verified only by two awards administrators. Final voting followed the same procedure.
To ensure total impartiality, no staff member was permitted to nominate any game in which they were involved in any way outside of official Adventure Gamers press coverage. For the purpose of final voting, no staff member was permitted to vote in any category that included a game they were involved in.
To be considered, a game must have had its first release in a major English language market in the calendar year 2009. Major markets include North America and the United Kingdom. Alternatively, any game first made available through digital distribution or self-published online during the year was also eligible.
For the sake of administrative simplicity, Tales of Monkey Island and Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures have been listed as a single entity.
Complete list of eligible games
Traditional PC Adventures (includes multi-platform releases)
CSI: Deadly Intent (PC, Wii, Xbox 360)
Diabolik: The Original Sin (PC, Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, DS)
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis (PC, DS)
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper (PC, Xbox 360)
Tales of Monkey Island (PC, Wii)
Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures (PC, Xbox 360)
Another Code: R (Wii)
Axel & Pixel (Xbox 360)
Miami Law (DS)
Beneath a Steel Sky - Remastered (iPhone/iPod Touch)
Labyrinth of Time (iPhone/iPod Touch)
Myst (iPhone/iPod Touch)
Sam & Max Save the World (Xbox 360)
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space (Xbox 360)
Secret of the Lost Cavern (iPhone/iPod)
Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (PC, Xbox 360)
Contributors to the writing of this article include: Jack Allin, Nate Berens, Drummond Doroski, Dante Kleinberg, Emily Morganti, Andrea Morstabilini, Stuart Young.
The Aggie Award designed by Bill Tiller.
Platform(s): iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, PC, Wii
Platform(s): iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Mac, PC
Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii
Platform(s): Android, iPad, iPhone, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Vita, Wii, Linux
Platform(s): iPad, PC, Xbox 360Re-release of the 1990 classic with new HD graphics, full voiceovers, and director's commentary.
Platform(s): iPad, PC
Platform(s): DSAlso known as Professor Layton and Pandora's Box
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