#1 Edited by EpicSteve (6479 posts) -

Everything is out, it's that time of year. What is your personal Game of the Year? Mine is Mass Effect 2. I can't recall any game that I truly invested in in the universe. I mean, I actually know all the races and major characters of the series and motivations. I almost want a coffee-table encyclopedia for Mass Effect. Miranda was kind of a bitch, but fuck her. Mass Effect 2 was well-produced and a truly memorable experience. 
 
A close second is Halo Reach. That game encapsulated everything that is great about that series and arguably had one of the most bad-ass endings of the year.

#2 Posted by Galiant (2193 posts) -

I agree that Mass Effect 2 was a great experience. I'm leaning towards Fallout: New Vegas, though. I've gotten so many hours of entertainment out of that game, and I know there will be DLC to keep me coming back.

#3 Posted by ProfessorEss (7319 posts) -

I've flipped-flopped a lot and as usual I've spent a good part of the year playing older games but I think it's finally final:
 
Red Dead Redemption for me.

#4 Edited by Yummylee (21498 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption. 
 
Besides the slow paced shit slide during Mexico, it's single player was incredible. Memorable characters, typical R* quality writing and voice acting and improved upon the general shooting from GTAIV in spades. 
The multiplayer has also been riotously addicting for me and kept me heading back into RDR for months. I've only now decided to give the game a break, but I'll no doubt head back in again sometime down the road. 
 
Here be my current list for my top 10 games of 2010 also. Haven't finished it yet though - still need to decide on two more to finish it with.

#5 Posted by PS3RG (424 posts) -

As of right now, it's a toss up between Alan Wake, Limbo and Mass Effect 2. I plan on replaying each of these games by Jan 1 and hopefully have a final decision. Twas a fun year of vidja games!

#6 Posted by ToxicFruit (1717 posts) -

Mass effect 2 is my Goty 

#7 Edited by SJSchmidt93 (4894 posts) -

Starcraft 2, just because of MP. I actually don't even like the SP.

#8 Posted by Walreese55 (504 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption. I just hated ME2's main story, so disappointing. Red Dead's open world was just amazing, it managed to make plains and deserts engaging as hell and John Marston is the best protagonist of this year, by far. 

#9 Posted by Eristocrat (440 posts) -

This thread is already exists and I said Mario Galaxy 2 and Mass Effect 2 in a dead heat.  What can I say, I like games where the overworld is a spaceship you pilot around the universe. 

#10 Posted by TheGeniousPlayer (111 posts) -

Super Mario Galaxy 2, just epic man, just epic.

#11 Posted by CactusJack (143 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption.  I had way too much fun with that game, and the DLC was all quality.

 
Close runner up is AC2 and AC: Brotherhood.  REAL CLOSE.

#12 Posted by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

Fallout: New Vegas or Fable 3 or The Monkey Island 2 Remake.

#13 Posted by Zimbo (875 posts) -

Very hard choice seeing as their were a lot of great games released this year.

I think I would go for Mass Effect 2 as well. Great story/characters and a really interesting universe. 

Red Dead Redemption, AC Brotherhood are runners up.

#14 Posted by AndrooD2 (224 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 for me, Epic Steve, but I can understand Red Dead Redemption being GOTY for a lot of folks.

#15 Posted by Kjellm87 (1728 posts) -

Super Mario Galaxy number 2, sudden gravity changes ftw

#16 Edited by EpicSteve (6479 posts) -
@AndrooD2 said:

" Mass Effect 2 for me, Epic Steve, but I can understand Red Dead Redemption being GOTY for a lot of folks. "

Red Dead was very well produced, it just lost me half-way through.
#17 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Darksiders, but ME2, Reach, and RDR are real close.

#18 Posted by Empirepaintball (1393 posts) -

StarCraft 2
#19 Posted by ThePickle (4167 posts) -

StarCraft 2. 
 
I'm not even good at that game and I love it. 

#20 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Mass Effect 2.
 
Words cannot begin to describe the emotion I felt playing it.
 
Red Dead Redemption, Halo Reach, Metroid Other M and Mario Galaxy are great runners ups tho.

#21 Posted by Swoxx (2993 posts) -

If i could choose one experience to relive for the first time again this year, my answer is immediately  Heavy Rain, so i guess that would have to make it my GOTY

#22 Posted by badwhodo (248 posts) -

SC2 or Red Dead Redemption.

#23 Edited by Cazamalos (983 posts) -

1st PacMan CE Dx 
2nd Mass Effect 2 
3rd Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
4rd Red Ded Redemption 
 
special mentions to Mario Galaxy 2 and DeathSpank

#24 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5816 posts) -

Super Meat Boy

#25 Posted by Pie (7078 posts) -

I've played so much bad company 2 I think it has to be that

#26 Posted by Management (596 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption is my GOTY with Assassin's Creed Brotherhood on a close second. 

#27 Posted by CRAzYKiLL3R93 (368 posts) -

NBA 2k11 is my favourite

#28 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

The world of warcraft: cataclysm beta. I cried manly tears of pure joy when I played it. 
 
Super Street Fighter IV is a close runner-up.

#29 Edited by AjayRaz (12424 posts) -

i still haven't played too many 2010 releases but out of them all without thinking about it, Just Cause 2. 

#30 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption, followed by God of War 3 and Super Meat Boy. 
#31 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

Blind fools, Starcraft 2 is obivous choice for game of the year. Obvious GOTY is obvious.

#32 Edited by NTM (7337 posts) -

Either Mass Effect 2, or Red Dead Redemption. I wish I played Super Mario Galaxy 2 though. I find it funny how a lot of critics aren't saying much about Mario Galaxy 2, but they are about Kirby.

#33 Edited by Toxin066 (3279 posts) -
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#34 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Like everyone else, either mass effect 2, red dead redemption or assassins creed 2

#35 Posted by Kendstorm (39 posts) -

Halo Reach forsure just because theres so many things you can do in it. 
Red dead in close second. That game came out of nowhere.

#36 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

This is a tough year to choose just ONE. My original game of the year was going to be Red Dead Redemption. But man, Nintendo has really upped their game this year. Super Mario Galaxy 2, Kirby's Epic Yarn, and Donkey Kong Country Returns are all excellent games. But I thnk if I had to pick one, it would be Super Mario Galaxy 2.

#37 Edited by jakob187 (21663 posts) -
#38 Posted by Animasta (14673 posts) -

Nier, for sure.

#39 Posted by AlisterCat (5531 posts) -

So many great games this year. I might do a blog, like everyone else on this site, honouring the games I enjoyed most.

#40 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

Super Stre... Red Dead Redemption.

#41 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -

Nier or Heavy Rain off the top of my head
#42 Posted by guiseppe (2840 posts) -

Mass Effect 2. Some other great games out this year too, but nothing even comes close to being as great as that was.

#43 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Read Dead Redemption 

#44 Edited by Spoonman671 (4596 posts) -

Starcraft 2.
 
EDIT: God of War III gets honorable mention.

#45 Posted by CitizenKane (10506 posts) -
#46 Edited by stoodspoon (613 posts) -

Fallout New Vegas but ME2 is very close

#47 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -

Mass Effect 2.
 
Followed by Fallout: New Vegas and Super Meat Boy.
 Haven't played Brotherhood yet though, so there's still room for change.

#48 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -
#49 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

Everything's out? I still have yet to get Epic Mickey in! Anyway, I'm gonna go with Mass Effect 2. I beat the first one a couple a months before the sequel, so that really helped me appreciate the universe more. 

#50 Edited by ZombieSpace (286 posts) -

Red dead, also loved Alan Wake.