Very well deserved, and deserves to be in many more 2010 best-of lists. And Tom Chick's review in the link pretty much nails why I like the game so much too
Great to see Darwinia+ in there (jeez was that THIS year?) even though it's a relaunch for the 360. Loved Darwinia on the PC back in 2004, still one of my favourite games of all time. A pity it wasn't the hoped-for money earner for the struggling Introversion on the consoles.