Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -

Seems like we'd get along, you and me. You guys know a good game when you see one, and after compiling all of the lists that you made and totaling up the points, BioWare's Mass Effect 2 is your Game of the Year for 2010.

Below, I've included the top 60 games, which is maybe a weird number, but it's the number of games that scored over 500 points in the voting. These results were compiled from the top ten entries on your "Best of 2010" lists. Games appearing in the first slot got 10 points, second place got nine, and so on down the line. The below list offers two numbers with each game, and those are the number of lists that included the game and the total number of points scored, respectively.

OK, enough setup. Check out the list! According to you, Picross 3D is better than Fable III! I totally agree with you! Exclamation points!!!

GAME (# OF LISTS, TOTAL POINTS)
  1. Mass Effect 2 (3841, 33897)
  2. Red Dead Redemption (3258, 25619)
  3. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (2061, 14075)
  4. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (1689, 11385)
  5. Super Meat Boy (1628, 9511)
  6. Halo: Reach (1675, 9419)
  7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (1334, 8184)
  8. Heavy Rain (1434, 7861)
  9. Fallout: New Vegas (1329, 7719)
  10. Sid Meier's Civilization V (1249, 6884)
  11. Bayonetta (1131, 6688)
  12. Alan Wake (1222, 6454)
  13. Limbo (1125, 5647)
  14. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (921, 5549)
  15. Call of Duty: Black Ops (1105, 5273)
  16. God of War III (980, 5039)
  17. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (829, 4062)
  18. Rock Band 3 (663, 3757)
  19. Super Street Fighter IV (665, 3754)
  20. Darksiders (766, 3517)
  21. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (684, 3349)
  22. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (519, 3199)
  23. Just Cause 2 (635, 2934)
  24. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (482, 2166)
  25. Deadly Premonition (438, 2150)
  26. BioShock 2 (523, 2111)
  27. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (462, 1882)
  28. Minecraft (331, 1859)
  29. Dead Rising 2 (420, 1858)
  30. Final Fantasy XIII (423, 1809)
  31. Vanquish (296, 1464)
  32. Costume Quest (327, 1400)
  33. Gran Turismo 5 (247, 1229)
  34. Kirby's Epic Yarn (261, 1158)
  35. Donkey Kong Country Returns (217, 1031)
  36. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (199, 973)
  37. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (177, 959)
  38. VVVVVV (183, 956)
  39. Monday Night Combat (218, 933)
  40. Picross 3D (198, 930)
  41. Fable III (223, 894)
  42. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (191, 889)
  43. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (171, 884)
  44. Alpha Protocol (186, 855)
  45. Metro 2033 (181, 823)
  46. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (161, 819)
  47. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (193, 817)
  48. Game Dev Story (208, 790)
  49. Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver (178, 783)
  50. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (177, 780)
  51. NBA 2K11 (126, 663)
  52. FIFA 11 (131, 656)
  53. Singularity (165, 627)
  54. Dance Central (147, 617)
  55. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (123, 602)
  56. Blur (145, 579)
  57. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising (109, 555)
  58. Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (116, 511)
  59. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat (97, 502)
  60. Mafia II (122, 502) 
  
So you're going to sit there and tell me that Deadly Premonition is better than Final Fantasy XIII? Whatever, man, you guys are out of your minds. But that's why I dig you guys. We'll have further opportunities for this sort of voting in the near future, so keep an eye out for that and thanks again for voting for your Best of 2010!
Staff
#1 Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -

Seems like we'd get along, you and me. You guys know a good game when you see one, and after compiling all of the lists that you made and totaling up the points, BioWare's Mass Effect 2 is your Game of the Year for 2010.

Below, I've included the top 60 games, which is maybe a weird number, but it's the number of games that scored over 500 points in the voting. These results were compiled from the top ten entries on your "Best of 2010" lists. Games appearing in the first slot got 10 points, second place got nine, and so on down the line. The below list offers two numbers with each game, and those are the number of lists that included the game and the total number of points scored, respectively.

OK, enough setup. Check out the list! According to you, Picross 3D is better than Fable III! I totally agree with you! Exclamation points!!!

GAME (# OF LISTS, TOTAL POINTS)
  1. Mass Effect 2 (3841, 33897)
  2. Red Dead Redemption (3258, 25619)
  3. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (2061, 14075)
  4. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (1689, 11385)
  5. Super Meat Boy (1628, 9511)
  6. Halo: Reach (1675, 9419)
  7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (1334, 8184)
  8. Heavy Rain (1434, 7861)
  9. Fallout: New Vegas (1329, 7719)
  10. Sid Meier's Civilization V (1249, 6884)
  11. Bayonetta (1131, 6688)
  12. Alan Wake (1222, 6454)
  13. Limbo (1125, 5647)
  14. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (921, 5549)
  15. Call of Duty: Black Ops (1105, 5273)
  16. God of War III (980, 5039)
  17. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (829, 4062)
  18. Rock Band 3 (663, 3757)
  19. Super Street Fighter IV (665, 3754)
  20. Darksiders (766, 3517)
  21. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (684, 3349)
  22. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (519, 3199)
  23. Just Cause 2 (635, 2934)
  24. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (482, 2166)
  25. Deadly Premonition (438, 2150)
  26. BioShock 2 (523, 2111)
  27. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (462, 1882)
  28. Minecraft (331, 1859)
  29. Dead Rising 2 (420, 1858)
  30. Final Fantasy XIII (423, 1809)
  31. Vanquish (296, 1464)
  32. Costume Quest (327, 1400)
  33. Gran Turismo 5 (247, 1229)
  34. Kirby's Epic Yarn (261, 1158)
  35. Donkey Kong Country Returns (217, 1031)
  36. Amnesia: The Dark Descent (199, 973)
  37. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (177, 959)
  38. VVVVVV (183, 956)
  39. Monday Night Combat (218, 933)
  40. Picross 3D (198, 930)
  41. Fable III (223, 894)
  42. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (191, 889)
  43. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (171, 884)
  44. Alpha Protocol (186, 855)
  45. Metro 2033 (181, 823)
  46. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (161, 819)
  47. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (193, 817)
  48. Game Dev Story (208, 790)
  49. Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver (178, 783)
  50. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (177, 780)
  51. NBA 2K11 (126, 663)
  52. FIFA 11 (131, 656)
  53. Singularity (165, 627)
  54. Dance Central (147, 617)
  55. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse (123, 602)
  56. Blur (145, 579)
  57. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising (109, 555)
  58. Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (116, 511)
  59. S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat (97, 502)
  60. Mafia II (122, 502) 
  
So you're going to sit there and tell me that Deadly Premonition is better than Final Fantasy XIII? Whatever, man, you guys are out of your minds. But that's why I dig you guys. We'll have further opportunities for this sort of voting in the near future, so keep an eye out for that and thanks again for voting for your Best of 2010!
Staff
#2 Edited by Praxis (261 posts) -

A solid list, though I would have liked to see Kirby higher. I guess it's not "Cutest Games of 2010."

#3 Edited by Krakn3Dfx (2490 posts) -

Great list, I dunno that I buy SMB at #5, I think  Pac-Man Championship Edition DXwas a better game personally.

#4 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

Oh it was a blowout this year.  Last year was better.

#5 Posted by rjayb89 (7722 posts) -

YEAH, FUCK YEAH, PICROSS 3D!

#6 Posted by Conker (784 posts) -

Wow. Mafia II actually made the list

#7 Posted by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

7 of my top ten are in the overall top ten, I'm proud of you GB.

#8 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

Awesome!

#9 Posted by mattjam3000 (444 posts) -

Glad Blur made the list

#10 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

Not bad list of "2010 games you should play". 
 
Pretty good really.

#11 Posted by LiquidS (971 posts) -

I forgot to vote =( Puff Daddy wouldn't be impressed. 

#12 Posted by StingerMK2 (386 posts) -

Fuck yeah, Battlefield beats CodBlops, this list is win

#13 Posted by Dtat (1623 posts) -

Saddened and dismayed that Bayonetta didn't make it into the top ten. Shame on you all! (overreaction)
#14 Edited by mattjam3000 (444 posts) -

Is it me or does Heavy Rain have more points than BC2?
EDIT: nvm i figured it out

#15 Posted by WJist (313 posts) -

I am pleased with this list.

#16 Posted by CaLe (3988 posts) -

I can dig it.

#17 Posted by JJOR64 (18995 posts) -

OMG MASS EFFECT 2 SUCKS LIKE OMG!!!!!!!!
 
I kid.  Glad to see Super Meat Boy get some lovin.

#18 Posted by General_D23 (1201 posts) -

Cool to see Super Meat Boy and Darksiders placed so high, and cool to see Singularity at least make an appearance.

#19 Posted by Wuddel (2092 posts) -

Good list. Beside the obvious top spots I am happy to see Bad Company and Alan Wake pretty up there, which both were not much discussed by the staff. 
 
Also: Metro 2033 ... from what I played so far it is really a hidden gem!

#20 Posted by Hailinel (24837 posts) -

Ooh, Bayonetta came very close to the top ten.

#21 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5828 posts) -

7 out of 10 of my choices made the top 60.
 
coooooooooooool.

#22 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2054 posts) -

At least FF13 got a decent place.

#23 Posted by Seraphim84 (410 posts) -

Glad to see Vanquish gettin some love.  That was a wild game.

#24 Posted by AjayRaz (12428 posts) -

picross 3d up in this bitch 

#25 Edited by MeatSim (10861 posts) -

Good to see New Vegas getting some love in the top 10.

#26 Posted by natetodamax (19207 posts) -

I'm pretty sure Deadly Premonition is not better than all of the games it's above. People just like to be ironic I guess.

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#28 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

I am happy that people enjoyed Heavy Rain.

#29 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

Glad to see SSFIV in the top 20.

#30 Posted by onarum (2090 posts) -

I really don't agree with ME2 > RDR but hey, both the community and crew decided that was the case so maybe there's something to it.

#31 Posted by Pop (2633 posts) -

yay super meat boy number 5! woohoo!

#32 Posted by CornBREDX (5306 posts) -

I cant believe anyone voted for FFXIII
 Ok fair enough, some people just have different tastes I guess. Even I like bad games. I voted for deadly premonition as my third best game this year after all. So I'll give ya that.
 
Of note, though, I'm glad Amnesia Dark Descent  is in there. I was afraid I'd be the only one who remembered it, as I think that game deserved a spot, just a shame its #36. 
 
Still, cool to know, even if i think some of those votes are jokes (Really, someone thought Mafia 2 was one of the best games of 2010, haha, guys come on =P  )

#33 Posted by shadykx125 (41 posts) -

I gotta say, im proud. props to my fellow GB users.
#34 Posted by D_Man_Taylor (109 posts) -

A little disappointed that Rock Band 3 is number 18. It was number 4 on my list. Also kinda surprised that Fallout: New Vegas is in the top 10 because that game is ridiculously buggy.

#35 Posted by GreyFox (137 posts) -
@mattjam3000: 
It appeared on more lists, but got less points.
#36 Posted by TheYear20XX (425 posts) -
@mattjam3000 said:
" Is it me or does Heavy Rain have more points than BC2? "
Heavy Rain was on more lists than BC2, but scored less points overall.
#37 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

Hm... All but 3 on my list ended up on that list some where. 
 
I wonder how low Monster Hunter Tri, Resonance of Fate and No More Heroes Desperate Struggle ended up in.

#38 Posted by wafflehurler (1 posts) -

I'm glad Alpha Protocall made the list. I thought the game was  good, if you were able to ignore the crappy gameplay aspects, the story was solid gold. Too bad they'll never make another one...

#39 Posted by LiquidPenguins (181 posts) -

I'm very disappointed that No More Heroes 2 is not on this list at all.

#40 Posted by HadesTimes (804 posts) -

Heavy Rain made it into the top 10, did you guys play that game? Fail!

#41 Posted by MisterMouse (3554 posts) -

That is pretty cool! and yeah for dp

#42 Posted by Chris2KLee (2336 posts) -

Oh, Bayonetta was so close to a top ten spot. ME2 continues it's dominance.

#43 Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious (1641 posts) -

Only 24 games better than Deadly Premonition. What a terrible year for gaming.

#44 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

Woohoo! SC II made the 4th place!
@25:Lol

#45 Posted by Sogeman (871 posts) -

No one would have put Picross 3D on their list if it wasn't for Jeff ;)

#46 Posted by UberExplodey (942 posts) -

Hellll yeah Bad Company 2 breaking the top ten

#47 Posted by granderojo (1788 posts) -

Now that I'm playing Enslaved, I have to say, this game would had made my list. Possibly top 3. It's not as polished as some of the other games I've played and has it's shortcomings but damn it's fun.

#48 Posted by Robitt (350 posts) -

Effin awesome list Giant Bomb. We got taste.

#49 Posted by OneManX (1693 posts) -

I'm happy to see P3P on the list.

#50 Posted by Nictel (2412 posts) -

Well done, I approve of this list! The users here clearly have style. Time to play the games on this list which I haven't played yet.