Kotaku's Game of the Year FinalistsS

I went through yesterday's list of nominations for our annual Game of the Year awards and tallied the games to come up with a short list of finalists for us to vote on.

Three categories had ties, so I went back and polled Kotaku Tower to select which of those games should make the list. Here now, is your list of finalists for Games of the Year. Feel free to discuss how wrong we our in our Goaties nominations.

We'll be publishing the winners on Friday. Good luck to all and thanks to the developers of these titles for

Art: Metal Gear Solid 4, Mirror's Edge, Valkyria Chronicles

Sound: Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, Rock Band 2

Story: Grand Theft Auto IV, Fallout 3, Metal Gear Solid 4

Innovation: LittleBigPlanet, Braid, Prince of Persia

Multiplay: Left 4 Dead, Gears of War 2, Call of Duty: World at War

Indie: Braid, World of Goo, Cursor*10

Game of the Year: Gears of War 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Fallout 3