Best of 2010
Cybexx: Best of 2010
Cybexx: Best of 2010
Love westerns, always thought there needed to be more western games. This is pretty much the ultimate western game, thank you Rockstar! Managed to finish this game just before the end of the year and it gets even more amazing towards the end; pretty amazing late title card.
Wow, worth the 12 year wait is an understatement. The campaign is amazing, the multiplayer is great even though I'm not great at it. One of the most polished games I have ever seen.
An amazing followup to a great but deeply flawed game. The combat is legitimately fun, though not quite as good as a Gears of War. The story is amazing, the choices feel good and the connections to the first game's choices completely had me flabbergasted.
Never expected this to be as expansive or as fun as it is. Unlike most people I did know there was a single player campaign but I expected it to be short and mediocre with no Desmond stuff like the PSP game, not a great 25hr adventure with more Desmond than ever. And the multiplayer is a blast.
Its soooooo cute. Amazing graphics and some very clever gameplay. I never stopped smiling while I played this.
Best downloadable game of the year easily. Limbo's amazing art style and atmosphere were great, but I also really enjoyed its great puzzle platforming.
A great re-evaluation of classic series. Combat is actually strategic and fun thanks to the hex grid. "One more turn" has never been in as full an effect. It was so good that I even persisted when it got to the point where it was crashing every other turn.
CE was an amazing update to the classic, this takes everything and goes crazy and it is so good for it.
Absolutely came out of nowhere to floor me. When I glanced at this during the E3 coverage I thought it was another God of War clone, I was not expecting one of the best Zelda inspired games ever made.
Like Sudoku in 3D, using the numbers as clues chisel out blocks until you find a shape which then springs to life with delightful little animations. I really had trouble at times putting this game down when I should be doing things like sleeping. A perfect execution of a great concept.
Another true surprise of the year for me. The acting and storytelling is nearly unprecedented in gaming and it happens to be pretty fun too.
Double Fine finds their home with their first downloadable game. Fun, charming and funny this game shows why Double Fine are some of the best in the business even if they don't get the mass recognition they deserve.
I love Remedy, but unfortunately Alan Wake is no Max Payne 2. What is it though is a very immersive game that tells a compelling story. The gameplay is fairly satisfying but runs a bit thin by the end. I really hope we will get the second season despite it mediocre sales. Oh and the soundtrack is amazing.
Turns out more Mario Galaxy is a great thing. Every level introduces new clever ideas. Too bad I haven't really had much time to play this.
So crazy but so amazing. Bayonetta rewards you well from skillful play while its sense of humour is bizarre yet delightful.
One of those "why didn't I make this" games. Super simple, just cut the rope and feed the adorable green creature but it ramps up its difficulty well and continually shows its cleverness throughout the levels. Way better than Angry Birds.
The game that justifies my purchase of a Kinect and doesn't feel janky most of the time. It is truly fun learning the dance moves and then trying to put it all together at the end, even if a song isn't exactly my taste it is still worth dancing to. Also a pretty good way a tricking me into a workout.
A huge step up from Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain does a much better job of telling a consistent story. Yes it is no means perfect and their are gapping plot holes but this game hooked me until I finished it. This game revives quick-time events in a way I was not expecting, making my way through the electrical plant and cutting off a finger were harrowing to say the least.
Retro Studios does it again. Takes what was great about the original series, updates and rethinks it to make a great modern game.
Telltale updates their engine and revises their formula. Still have to play the final episode but the focus of a small set of powers instead of an inventory full of random objects works pretty great.
Solid. Campaign is fun throughout, multiplayer mixes it up just enough. It doesn't quite live up to Call of Duty 4 but I think I like it more than Modern Warfare 2. Good job Treyarch.
Mario Kart with real cars describes this game pretty well. The late Bizzare Creations pull together a really fun game from their years of driving game expertise.
The reinvention of the Splinter Cell formula turned out fairly well. It was fun to do stuff like mark almost everyone in the room then drop from a pipe, land on a guard and hit the KILL button to take everyone else down. Not quite up to the bar set by Chaos Theory but still fun.
A solid farewell from Bungie. The campaign may be the overall best of the series and there is so much to do in the multiplayer.
Perhaps it was because I replayed GoW 1 and 2 right before I played this one but I was kind of getting tired of the God of War formula while I played this. Still despite that this is still a great game and one of the best looking games ever made, the opening bossfight alone is completely jaw dropping.
Still have a ton of this to play, but I've been very impressed with what they have pulled off in a six year old game. Rhythm mini-games, cinematics and an action sequence involving a shark? This is not the WoW I played in 2004 and that is amazing.
A pretty solid direct sequel. The little sister protection stuff got kind of old and the re-spawn system worked to make it frustrating at times but Bioshock 2 has a much better final act than its predecessor. Multiplayer is surprisingly competent.
Manages to straddle the impossible of being a good nostalgia trip as well as a great modern game.
I've only played a couple hours of this so far, so this is more of a nod than anything but I was impressed with what I played so far.
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