Patch Notes v0.06 - Top Ten Games of the Year List !!!

Hope Everyone Had A Merry Christmas!

 Here's the list as promised, enjoy :)
      

Best of 2010

Hamz: Best of 2010

1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Each new iteration of the already brilliantly refined Assassin's Creed series brings with it a new layer of polish and AC: Brotherhood is no exception. Adding a much deeper single player experience, with an intriguing story and set of characters, that continues on from exactly where its predecessor ended. As well as a new multiplayer component that feels like a natural fit for the series. Allowing players to pit their wits against one another in a hunt and be hunted scenario. It's this constant sense of improvement and refinement to an already successful formula that secures Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood the top spot on my list.

2. Darksiders

Drawing inspiration from games like Zelda and God of War it manages to combine those elements into a worthy and exemplary homage to both. With a combat system that has a fair bit of depth, challenge and accessibility too it. For a game set during the Apocalypse it has a visual design that is as unique and memorable as it is colourful.

3. God of War III

Never has a game been more worthy of being described as epic than this one. From those initial moments right up until the credits rolled. No game does combat quite as viscerally or manages to capture a sense of scale like GoW3 does. Some of the finest and most detailed visuals in a game as well as a fitting ending for one of the grandest and bloodiest stories told in a video game.

4. Heavy Rain

As bold as it is beautiful, no other game this year has done what Heavy Rain did in providing an emotionally charged story and atmosphere. With one of the most memorable scenes, and control schemes, in video game history. It emphasised the impact our choices have on the outcome of our experience.

5. Singularity

Carving a name for itself on this list in large part to it being in the same vein as games like BioShock and Half-Life 2. But with the added bonus of time-bending abilities, solid gunplay as well as a story and atmosphere that was truly interesting to experience.

6. Call of Duty: Black Ops

One of the most thrilling and exciting experiences to be had in a first person shooter accompanied by some of the most interesting characters in the Call of Duty series. All of that combined with the familiar but improved formula from its predecessors makes for a compelling game.

7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Very few first person shooters can claim to have some of the best sound design, destructible environments and the ability to inject some humour into their game quite as well as Bad Company 2 does. It's because of this that it managed to cement itself a place on my list.

8. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Combine a roster of familiar and popular characters, lots of unlockable content as well as power-ups that feel useful and fun to use. And you have yourself one of the finest most entertaining and fun kart racers to play that has been released in recent years.

9. Blur

The brilliantly stylised visual design of the game, the bevy of beautiful cars and the challenges to overcome in each race. Not to mention the sound of an incoming shunt attack still manages to inspire a feeling of dread in me. All these things add up to help Blur earn its place on this list.

10. Split/Second

Few games manage to capture the feeling of high speed racing and the dangers that lurk around each turn quite like Split/Second does. With its over the top action and extraordinary set pieces it definitely left some memorable moments unlike any other this year.

 
 
 
Were there any surprise omissions or additions you didn't expect? Leave a comment below and let me know! :) 
 
P.S. - Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!  
 
Love Hamz, XOXO 
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Posted by Hamz

Hope Everyone Had A Merry Christmas!

 Here's the list as promised, enjoy :)
      

Best of 2010

Hamz: Best of 2010

1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Each new iteration of the already brilliantly refined Assassin's Creed series brings with it a new layer of polish and AC: Brotherhood is no exception. Adding a much deeper single player experience, with an intriguing story and set of characters, that continues on from exactly where its predecessor ended. As well as a new multiplayer component that feels like a natural fit for the series. Allowing players to pit their wits against one another in a hunt and be hunted scenario. It's this constant sense of improvement and refinement to an already successful formula that secures Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood the top spot on my list.

2. Darksiders

Drawing inspiration from games like Zelda and God of War it manages to combine those elements into a worthy and exemplary homage to both. With a combat system that has a fair bit of depth, challenge and accessibility too it. For a game set during the Apocalypse it has a visual design that is as unique and memorable as it is colourful.

3. God of War III

Never has a game been more worthy of being described as epic than this one. From those initial moments right up until the credits rolled. No game does combat quite as viscerally or manages to capture a sense of scale like GoW3 does. Some of the finest and most detailed visuals in a game as well as a fitting ending for one of the grandest and bloodiest stories told in a video game.

4. Heavy Rain

As bold as it is beautiful, no other game this year has done what Heavy Rain did in providing an emotionally charged story and atmosphere. With one of the most memorable scenes, and control schemes, in video game history. It emphasised the impact our choices have on the outcome of our experience.

5. Singularity

Carving a name for itself on this list in large part to it being in the same vein as games like BioShock and Half-Life 2. But with the added bonus of time-bending abilities, solid gunplay as well as a story and atmosphere that was truly interesting to experience.

6. Call of Duty: Black Ops

One of the most thrilling and exciting experiences to be had in a first person shooter accompanied by some of the most interesting characters in the Call of Duty series. All of that combined with the familiar but improved formula from its predecessors makes for a compelling game.

7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Very few first person shooters can claim to have some of the best sound design, destructible environments and the ability to inject some humour into their game quite as well as Bad Company 2 does. It's because of this that it managed to cement itself a place on my list.

8. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

Combine a roster of familiar and popular characters, lots of unlockable content as well as power-ups that feel useful and fun to use. And you have yourself one of the finest most entertaining and fun kart racers to play that has been released in recent years.

9. Blur

The brilliantly stylised visual design of the game, the bevy of beautiful cars and the challenges to overcome in each race. Not to mention the sound of an incoming shunt attack still manages to inspire a feeling of dread in me. All these things add up to help Blur earn its place on this list.

10. Split/Second

Few games manage to capture the feeling of high speed racing and the dangers that lurk around each turn quite like Split/Second does. With its over the top action and extraordinary set pieces it definitely left some memorable moments unlike any other this year.

 
 
 
Were there any surprise omissions or additions you didn't expect? Leave a comment below and let me know! :) 
 
P.S. - Hope everyone has a Happy New Year!  
 
Love Hamz, XOXO 
Posted by gingertastic_10

Thought I'd be the only one to have Sonic & Sega's All Star Racing on their list. Excellent game and list ^_^

Posted by Llama

no mass effect 2? :/

Posted by MrKlorox

Dang I was hoping this would be a Top 10 List of games that have been most improved through patches.

Posted by HaltIamReptar
@Hamz said:

  With one of the most memorable scenes, and control schemes 

You poetic motherfucker.
Posted by ZeroCast

Good list Hamz, though the choice of Split/Second and Singularity is absurd. 

Posted by BulletproofMonk

I REALLY need to play God Of War III. I'm a huge fan of the first two, and I can't understand why it's taking so long for me to play it.

Posted by Video_Game_King

The praise Singularity receives continues to confuse me. It was completely generic, and its biggest features kinda fell flat on their faces.

Posted by FunExplosions

I guess I should play some of those games some day. God of War III was indeed awesome. Just wish there was more actual gameplay in it.

Posted by Claude

I just saw Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood on sale at Best Buy. I should have picked it up. They only had two copies left. Crap.

Posted by PureRok

I've only played one game on this list, and that one I felt was only kind of meh.

Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Solid and interesting list.  I just finished up Assasin's Creed Brotherhood, and had the story not felt like filler for the next title, it might have tied or at least rivalled New Vegas for my favorite game of the year.  The gameplay was outstanding, so I can definitely see why it's topping a few lists here and there.

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Posted by dragonzord
@Video_Game_King said:
" The praise Singularity receives continues to confuse me. It was completely generic, and its biggest features kinda fell flat on their faces. "
'Stop liking what I don't like'
Posted by aurahack
@zoner said:
" @Video_Game_King said:
" The praise Singularity receives continues to confuse me. It was completely generic, and its biggest features kinda fell flat on their faces. "
'Stop liking what I don't like' "
Posted by Video_Game_King
@aurahack said:
" @zoner said:
" @Video_Game_King said:
" The praise Singularity receives continues to confuse me. It was completely generic, and its biggest features kinda fell flat on their faces. "
'Stop liking what I don't like' "
"
Yea, pretty much, although other games have higher priority on my list than that. *growls at very specific games*
Posted by RobotHamster

Great list Hamz, I still need to get around to Assassins Creed Brotherhood.

Posted by TheBeast

Really interesting list;  

  • I'm particularly impressed at how it's entirely composed of games I haven't yet played (I know, don't shout at me), but wished I had - makes me wonder how it would affect my top 10 list had I played more games this year...
  • Awesome how an Assassin's Creed has made your top 10 every year at GB so far - kind of miffed I haven't had a chance to play it yet.
  • Also seems to summarise your preference in genres quite nicely; top 3 being action adventures, followed by 3 FPS', followed by 3 racing games.
 
Well, I suppose I better finish my own list...
Posted by Bobby_The_Great

Great list, love the shout-out for Sonic Allstar Racing and Darksiders!

Posted by Black_Rose

I saw Sonic and Sega Racing on bargain a few days ago, didn't think much of it. But after seeing this, i'm now considering buying it. >_>