So another year is over, there was many good games this year and in this next few sections I will outline a few of my favourite games of the year and my reasons for liking those games of all the other I played in 2010.
Best Downloadable Game
Pacman Championship Edition DX: I was never really a big fan of the pacman games. But this game just astounded me. It has the same addictive aspects of games such as Geometry Wars. The leader board stuff adds a competitive element to the game. I just love the feeling when you see your score pass a friends even more when you speak to that person again and can rub it in. It was a close choice between this and Limbo but Pacman just stole a hell of allot of my time.
Best Mobile Game
Infinity Blade looks beautiful, it has great RPG elements where you level your character and weapons, the game play is really loads of fun. Blocking and parrying uses the touch screen well and so does the magic spells. May I add this game looks amazing using Epics Unreal engine on the Iphone WOW!
Call Of Duty: Black Ops: I am not really a multiplayer gamer so I never really put much time into the Online parts of a game, unless its co-op but Halo Reach and Call of Duty Black ops started to get me into multiplayer this year... With Call of Duty especially, I actually played the multiplayer before even getting into the campaign experience. Never have is spent enough time on a multiplayer game since Counter strike: Source. The level system, the currency and all the things that come of that (the guns, the perks, clan tags, gun skins) are amazing and just add to the fun of the game.
Best Single player Experience
Mass Effect 2: This game came out early in the year, it was a great game much improved on the original. Bioware seemed to streamline the rpg aspects and make the game more of a shooter. The story continued from the original and let you import your character and story aspects from the original. The game play was great, the story was great. The game made the first quarter of the year for me.
Game of the Year
3 Halo Reach: The single player and story is the best bungie has done so far, I have always loved the Halo franchise more than any other and can’t wait to see what Bungie has in store for us next. The Multiplayer has so much variety. The new levelling system is great not quite as good as Call of Duty’s but still great. I also loved the customisation of the game being able to make your own level and also being able to create your own Noble 6 editing armour as you go.
2 Need for Speed Hot Pursuit: I am not usually a driving game fan but I love playing as a cop in this game shutting down racers and the leader board system is like crack to me seeing my friends score before each level and trying over and over trying to beat that time. The single player is great being a cop and a racer is so much fun but I also love the multiplayer 3 on 3 races cops vs. racers is so much fun and the fact that all the exp. Gained from this mode (used to unlock cars) carriers over to the single player game is amazing.
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops: The multiplayer is amazing 2 to none but Black ops also has a great single player game too. I love the story and although it was a little obvious the twist at the end was great too plus Ice Cube is in this game every one Ice Cube!!!
Game of the Decade
There have been so many great games in the years of the 2000’s but only a few stands out to me, the original Gears of War, Halo 3, Call of Duty: Modern warfare and many more but one game has struck out more than any for me one game I played more than any other. In the early part of the decade I was big into multiplayer PC gaming and I played one game more than any other, that game was Counter strike: Source. It is an extremely simple premise Terrorist versus Counter Terrorists in 2 different game types, One where the T have to plant a bomb on one of 2 bomb sites and CT have to defuse the bomb and another where the T have to protect hostages they have capture from the CT who in turn have to get those hostages to the a safe zone. Another way for both teams to win was to kill all of the members from the opposing team. The game was amazing and totally different from other games of its time which were only interested in deathatch and team deathmatch modes. So CS:S is my game of the Decade.