There has been so many great games this year and I have only been able to play a few but of the games i have picked up and played i consider many game of the year worthy so in this small blog i have decided to list those such games and give my personal reasons as to why i think they are candidates for my Game of the Year.
Mass Effect 2
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
I have never really been a Splinter Cell fan, the whole stealth gameplay leaves me bored and i tend to find it quite tedious. The newest Splinter Cell game changed all that for me, the game had a faster pace and in parts reminded me of Arkham Asylum. Picking enemies off from the dark to arouse attention of their allies and then stealthily taking those down aswell. I also loved the execution perk aswell letting you take out up to four enemies with a singal press of a button.
Heavy Rain has an outstanding story, its not so much a game as an interactive story. Heavy Rain kept me entertained from start to finish with its plot twists. Its unique control system is a little strange and off putting at start but as you get used to it you become enthralled in the universe. You play as multiple characters as they try to figure out who the Oragami Killer is. You could play this game multiple times and get a different ending each time. If you die its not game over, the character you were using is no longer in the story. This is one of a few games that i have played through in one sitting and have come back too again and finished with a sperate ending. I have just started my 3rd play through of heavy rain and i am still loving this game.
Red Dead Redemption
Grand Theft Auto with horses thats all i need to say. This game is amazing, made by rockstar it follows the same sandbox type world as their GTA games but is set in the wild west. You play John Marsdon an ex outlaw out to capture his old allies. The game is so much fun rising around on your horse doing the story quests or the extremely entertaining side quest or just playing poker or liers dice in the local tavern.
The final Halo Game by bungie, the game follows not mastercheif but noble 6 an elite group of spartans during the last days on reach. The same halo gameplay with added customisation and great multiplayer modes whats not to love. I think i completed this in 2 days and i still play he multiplayer now. The halo games are a rare class of fps and in my opinion the best on the market at the moment
These are some of my highlights from the year so far but is still have plenty more games to play, i am just getting into Fallout New Vegas and The Sims 3. I have just today bought Alan Wake and i still have plenty more to check out.