Best of 2010

2010 is a very important year for me in regards to video games. It's really the first year I had a regular flow of money. Seeing how video games are my number 1 hobby naturally it nice big chuck of my paycheck went to that. So actually buying and playing more the 10 current video games this year I am actually capable of making a top 10 list for the year. Thinking about this list is really hard. Some of these games I loved but are completely absent from the list which breaks my heart but that just shows you how awesome 2010 was so let's get started.

List items

  • While I had high expectation for Dead Rising 2 that Dead Rising 2 met, Mass Effect 2 had high expectation and it complete blew it out of the water. When I was writing this list the first thing I did was put Mass Effect 2 at number one, while I was changing games, moving games, putting in ,putting out games Mass Effect 2 sat at number one and it didn't move. Every aspect of the game is perfect. The characters, the plot, the combat, the improvement on Mass Effect 1, everything makes this game fantastic, amazing, stunning and my Game of the Year for 2010.

  • I had high expectation for Dead Rising 2 and every single expectation was met. It's the masterful blend of complete crazy and serious drama that makes Dead Rising, Dead Rising. Chuck Greene maybe is the best character of the year. Everyone is just such a dick to Chuck when he has done nothing wrong. I love Dead Rising 2's upseting difficultly and charm. Worth it.

  • Wow. Limbo is amazing. It's a blend of genre that work so well that it's almost undefinable. Limbo has the distinct claim of being the only game I was horrified at. This game can be scary when it wants to. When you are running along and out of nowhere a bear trap kills you with no warning, you shit yourself. The graphics and sound add to the atmosphere which is built on a great system of platforming and puzzle solving.

  • Flotilla started a fire. It was my first Steam game I bought and then 62 games later Flotilla still is the best on that list. It's amazing how strategic space combat and farm animal drama goes so well together. It's design makes it easy to understand but it can be fucking hard. The characters make the game though. I never stopped smile at the sight of Navy Space Deer. You must play this game.

  • Red Dead Redemption didn't 'click' with me. Something about it I just don't like but I cannot figure out why. Everything about this game is expertly created with that Rockstar polish. Characters, the graphics, the music, the voice acting is all 5 star, A-list stuff but something didnt get me or I didn't get it. It's the Far Cry 2 of 2010. But even with my personal problems wth the game I can still see this as a fantastic game.

  • This game is amazing. Some ascepts of this game I love and some I absolutely fucking hate. For a game to give you these emotions of pure hatred but you still want to play through it and finish it is signs of a fantastic game and fortunately for Super Meat Boy is totally is.

  • I loved Morrowind, I loved Oblivion, I loved Fallout 3 and unsurprisingly I love Fallout: New Vegas. New Vegas had what Fallout 3 lacks and that's variety. The location of Vegas is filled with life and dark secrets that 3 lacked. The characters are expressive and some of them are funny. Building all of that on top of the excellent gameplay makes Fallout: New Vegas from good to great.

  • I think this is the greatest Call of Duty game ever. Beats CoD 2, CoD 4 and Modern Warfare 2 easily. Treyarch did what I thought was impossible and that is make Call of Duty fresh again. All of the story is great, the twists and turns keep you going and keeps you on your toes. Going from Vietnam to Russian POW camps to the mountains makes every level different. Plus the Call of Duty multiplayer which is still amazing that Treyarch improves on even more. I think my statement is justified.

  • Now I am not an Assassin's Creed fan. I don't even remember what the first one did. But when Assassin's Creed 2 came along and I played it I was impressed. The way Ubisoft recreated Italian culture is amazing. It was different which is something I loved. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood builds on what AC2 did an add and refine which made Brotherhood leaps over what AC2 did. It's adds a whole massive city, new characters, new weapons and the most unique multiplayer mode in the last few year. This is a game worth playing.

  • I doubt you know what this game is, which is a shame because this little indie game from Stickmen Studios shows you what a little creative gameplay and a little personality can do for a game. This is basically Garry's Mod with structure. But what Garry's Mod has a amount Doc Clock has in personality as Doc Clock and his little robot friend makes jibs at Doc Clock. One of the best suprises of the year.