Best of 2010
EpicSteve: Best of 2010
Looking at this list is crazy. My 10 favorite games this year are virtually as diverse as you can get. It seems like this year's pattern for me is new experiences. Most of these games offer something I have never done before. Weither it's trick or treating, tearing up the dance floor, or stabbing dudes in the face on Xbox Live, 2010 will go down as the year I had the most new experiences so far. I didn't care for Red Dead Redemption as much as most other people did. The traveling in the game took too long, and I'm simply not into the wild west. From a distance, I can appreciate it but the game isn't my taste. It's always weird making a list like this, for most games are too different to compare. I wouldn't detract someone from buying Need for Speed because I think Pac-Man Championship Edition DX is a more enjoyable release.
I started this list out with about 25 games. From the start, I immediately knew what my top 5 games were. It was more challenging to judge the bottom half. The last games to get cut were Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Toy Soldiers, and Monday Night Combat. However, no other games demanded to be put on my top 10 more than the current listed.
Mass Effect 2 is impossible to beat. Bioware's latest was top notch quality all around. Not many other universes in media feel as real and fleshed out as Mass Effect. After finishing this game I'm willing to shell out cash from a giant encyclopedia about the vast amount of cities, races, characters, and history. I'm stoked about the future of the franchise and if Kelly will go out with my lady Shepard or not.