1. Mass Effect 2
Definitely best game of 2010. It has even gotten me to start playing the first Mass Effect again, just so I can play 2 again with a bad ass character instead of my first paragon character. From great music to great locations and great characters to great pacing, this game did everything right. I know some people might say "pacing?'but I think this game laid everything out very well. You can chose todo side missions or chose not to and the game still seems very planned and just darn well laid out and developed.
On top of all this the game has an amazing story. From the beginning of the game and its take on character creation, all the way through to preserving your team, this game does an amazing job of integrating the story line into the gameplay.
Like most people the only complaint I can have about this game is the final boss. Final bosses are something that is required of games as we know them. Many, many games fail at their ending and final bosses. Mass Effect 2 is among them. It will take a team like the one that built Mass Effect 2 to create a new idea for the end of a game. I hope that they are able to do it not only with the end of Mass Effect 3 but what will probably also be the end of their trilogy.
2. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
3. Alan Wake
I know everyone else played this earlier in the year, but I only purchased the game in July and finished it in August 2010. I really liked the game. It has very good story like most people point out. But I also beleive that the game has some good gameplay mechanics which are different than other games and are not too difficult.
4. Dead Rising 2
Enjoying this one, but taking my damn sweet time with it.
5. Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Liking this game alot already. It brings back memories of the first game. I can not wait for the full Dead Rising 2. This is one of the few games I have fully completed, did everything, got all the achievements, etc.
A very enjoyable and addictive game. Can't stop playing, especially at some of the frustrating puzzles.
7. Joe Danger
My girlfriend like sthis one too. Kind of a different take on Excite Bike(?)
8. Fable III
I am very much enjoying this game. Alot of people have panned the game, but I have really enjoyed it.
9. Final Fantasy XIII
I enjoy the quick combat and the ideas behind it; changing roles, finding complimentary attackes, but I am still up in the air on the story.
10. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
I like this game. It is pretty good by yourself. I have finally played co-op online and it is good too!