1. Mass Effect 2
Amazing campaign, tons of replay value, and the most impressive use of past-game saves ever seen. This game rocks. Buy it.
2. Halo: Reach
What a way to go out. Rarely does a developer walk away from a franchise at its prime. This game is truly phenomenal.
3. God of War III
The end of a franchise that pushed the limits of the PS2, PSP, and now, the PS3 hardware. They went out on a high-note. I hope this truly is the end.
4. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Fast, furious, and simply stunning.
5. Alan Wake
Alan Wake may have taken forever and a day to produce. But, that hard work helped craft one of the best narratives and visually striking games of the year. I just hope you aren't too fond of dudes in flannel.
6. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
The king of the Real Time Strategy hill, has returned. Hail to the Jimmy, baby.
7. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Great campaign. Amazing multiplayer. Tons of free maps and modes. Worthwhile DLC. This game is the complete package.
8. Fallout: New Vegas
The Yes Man is by far the best character to come along in years. Vastly improved narrative and mission structure helped push this game way over the top. I loved this game.
9. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
The best classic remake just got better.
10. Gran Turismo 5
Flawed, over-ambitious, and occasionally broken. This PS3 exclusive did the impossible and made me love a busted game.