Game of the Year 2009: The Readers' Choice AwardS

Taking nearly half of the more than 16,000 votes in our Game of the Year poll, this Playstation 3 exclusive garners Kotaku's 2009 Reader's Choice Award for Game of the Year.

No, despite Mike McWhertor's vigorous defense of the game, it wasn't Demon's Souls.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves earned about 48 percent of the total votes for Game of the year. Assassin's Creed II came in second with about 21 percent of the vote and Demon's Souls grabbed a distant third with about 16 percent.

The remaining 15 percent or so of all votes went to a wide selection of write-ins which included Batman: Arkham Asylum, Left 4 Dead 2, Modern Warfare 2, Borderlands and Dragon Age: Origins.

Stay tuned Monday for the official Kotaku Game of the Year announcement. We've posted our early thoughts on the three finalists and are now all debating which game should get the final nod. Keep in mind, those early discussions were designed to let you see some of the process, not to show you our decisions. We're still all arguing here in the tower. Promise.

Game of the Year 2009: The Readers' Choice AwardS