Best of 2010

shadowknight508: Best of 2010
This list consists of the games that I have played this year. Most of these games I have played on the PS3, with the exception of Super Meat Boy (PC on Steam). Since I have not played Mass Effect 2 (not until it arrives next month for the PS3), it doesn't make my list.
 

Honorable Mentions:

Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)
ModNation Racers (PS3)
Dead Rising 2 (PS3)

List items

  • One of the greatest western games ever made. Massive open world areas to explore, dozens and dozens of things to do, and the amazing DLC content (Undead Nightmare, in particular) makes this one of the best games of the decade.

  • God of War III promised to be the epic conclusion to the God of War franchise and boy, was it not lying. From the massive boss fights to the sheer amounts of gory violence that lays splattered all over the floor from the Blades of Exile, Krato's final chapter, quest for vengeance, and ultimate revenge is one tale players can not afford to miss.

  • One of the most challenging games that you will ever play in your life. Hidden warps that take you to special themed worlds and some of the over-the-top level designs will leave you wanting more. Be prepared to die many times, and achieving victory never looked so good when you are a hunk of a meat boy questing to save his bandage girlfriend from a wicked fetus in a robotic body.

  • Quite simply the greatest fighting game of the decade. It takes what made Street Fighter 4 fun and expands on the content, providing tweaks that perfect the gameplay and make it a blast to play. New characters, return of bonus modes, and other content make this a must buy for any fighting gamer.

  • If you can make in in New Vegas, you can make it anywhere. If you can get past some of the unfortunate bugs and glitches that plague the game at certain points, this engrossing game gives you a massive world to explore and allows you to shape the game to what you want. You can choose to live the life of a saint, or you can feed the hapless victims of your wrath to the ghouls. The choice is yours...

  • We can agree that the story mode is too short, but for the 5 hours it takes to beat the main story, it takes you along on a epic ride similar to what Modern Warfare in 2007 did. The multiplayer isn't groundbreaking, but still better than Modern Warfare 2. The additive Zombies mode (along with the old school Dead Ops Arcade) make this game epic in it's own right.

  • Quite simply one of the best 2D-fighting games since the Guilty Gear series was in it's heyday earlier in the decade. With expanded modes, new training system that helps you better understand the complex controls, and a slew of new characters (in game and through DLC) makes this game one of the best of 2010, even if Iron Tager and Bang Shisigami is overpowered.

  • Not the greatest game in 2010, but certainly one of the funnest games of the year. The ability to destroy almost everything in the world lent realism to the game and the story mode was a blast to play.

  • Return to where the madness all began. Return to Rapture, the fractured and crazed ruins of a once-promising underwater society as the original Big Daddy, the Type-Delta prototype. Can you solve the mysteries of your shrouded past while escaping the twisted world caught in a non-ending cycle of violence? Beware of the Big Sister....she seeks to end your life to protect the Little Sisters under her wing...

  • It borrows heavily from certain games, but in the end, this quirky and fun game takes the player on an adventure that they will not forget. A fitting homage to classic games and yet a addictive, simple game that you can spend hours and hours playing.