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A 2010 Retrospective - The Best Year for Video Games Ever?

A 2010 Retrospective - The Best Year for Video Games Ever?

Written Saturday, January 01, 2011 By Dan Webb
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So then... 2010, huh? It was a pretty good year for digital entertainment, right? Some say the best yet. For us, 2010 was definitely an incredibly big year, not just in terms of the impressive games, but in terms of site growth as well, which to us is just as important – d’uh. I’m not necessarily talking a huge growth in figures either like last year, but more consolidation and recognition than anything; for instance, our year-on-year unique user numbers grew for the 5th year in a row, there was a huge increase in reader numbers for our editorial content, which is partly down to the new site layout, and we’ve even rolled out more site features in a one year period than ever before. So yeah, I’d say that was a pretty damn impressive year. What does 2011 hold though? Well, you’ll have to wait till tomorrow to get the skinny on that, but for now, as our first act of 2011, let us reflect on 2010, not just the games and moments that delighted us, but those that tormented us also.


"Shepard and co kicked ass in 2010 and could do in 2011 too."

Now, in my umpteen years as a gamer and however many as Editor here, I find it hard to recall a January as strong as January 2010. It’s rather refreshing to see the first month of the year spawn two titles – Mass Effect 2 and Bayonetta – that actually came in our top 3 of the year – with one winning our GOTY – and we were left wondering whether the year could get any better. If we’re being honest, it didn’t really, but that’s only because January provided two of the year’s best titles available. The rest of 2010 was fairly outstanding though, with most months giving gamers a triple-A blockbuster title to pile into.

In fact, 2010 was so jam-packed with great games that even some of the truly memorable titles of the year struggled to get a mention in this year’s Game of the Year awards - casualties include BioShock 2 and Fallout: New Vegas for instance. Furthermore, there were games released in 2010 that in other years could have made much more of an impact, like Bad Company 2, Dance Central, Black Ops and Fable III; and even big hitters like Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Red Dead Redemption weren't as dominant as they could have been. What you have there are 8 games that could have easily stole the show in any other year, but this year they hardly made an impact.

While 2009 did bring us 7 90+ games to feast on, 2010 brought us an incredible 10 90+ games, but in terms of titles scoring in the 80s, 2010 was down 1 from 30 to 29 on the previous year. So we call it the greatest year ever – well, some do – but in fact, it doesn’t really show from the review scores and despite all those great games though, the year’s average score was only 72% - down 1 % from 2009’s 73%. However, we did review 94 games this year compared to last year’s 86, and we even had the launch of a new piece of tech with all-new launch software, which to be honest, more than likely led to the year’s average score dip - only 3 of the 8 reviewed titles scored above that average, with Joy Ride and Fighters Uncaged scoring 30% and 20% respectively.


"Limbo is both beautiful and eerie."

If you read our Game of the Year feature, then you already know that we struggled to narrow down our shortlist of the year's best Xbox Live Arcade games to 5 games, yet alone decide the winners. Like I said, our shortlist for that award sat at about 15 games after the initialstage and just to show the sheer quality we saw this year on the platform, we’re going to sit here and list them for you, because nothing says “sheer awesomesauce” like a list. Here goes... *deep breath*...

Limbo, Raskulls, Costume Quest, Monkey Island 2: Special Edition, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2: Case West, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Super Meat Boy, Shank, Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX, Plants vs. Zombies, Toy Soldiers, Deathspank, Perfect Dark and Earthworm Jim HD.

Pretty impressive, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Let us also take a minute to recognise a few of those unique “nearly” games that blessed our consoles as well, with the likes of Enslaved, Vanquish, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Darksiders and Resonance of Fate leading the way there. All great games in their own right, but completely overshadowed in the grand scheme of things.


"A swing and a miss... that's Fighters Uncaged in a nutshell"

Okay, so we get that 2010 was a pretty spectacular year, but what we haven’t discussed is last year’s share of utter tripe. 2010 brought so many so-bad-they’re-almost-funny games our way, with the latest Harry Potter, the shocking Fighters Uncaged, Joy Ride, Pure Football, Naughty Bear and Iron Man 2 all worthy of a non-worthy mention – all of which scored 35 or lower if you're interested. For that, we will not recover, so thank you EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft, 505 Games and SEGA, you truly are sadistic people.

Kinect also finally got its release this year, after being announced at last year’s E3. Admittedly, we didn’t like the name at first, but it’s actually started to grow on us a little more now, and like most launch line-ups, the first batch of software was a little hit and miss - with only Dance Central, Your Shape and Kinectimals hitting home with scores in the 80s. Not hardly what I’d call core games either, but there is one thing that’s for certain with Kinect, and that’s that you need a heck of a lot of space to play it in... especially if you’re nearing the 6ft height as well. Yes, we were impressed with the tech for the most part, and yes, Dance Central is a blast to play if you’ve got friends over, but the real test will surely come in 2011 as it tries to tempt in the more core-focussed gamers into buying it - an unenviable task.

Last year was a year that was not only lively from a games perspective either, but in the headlines it was full of shocks and surprises as well. The Infinity Ward founders vs. Activision spat was something that featured almost weekly in the news section for the first half of 2010, with the whole thing escalating recently as Activision roped in EA into all that mess. It’s like something out of a soap opera, and now the pair have setup Respawn Entertainment, all we need is the almighty comeback and the usurping of their previous supposed evil owners and you’ve got the making of a story-arch for your own soap opera. In other Activision news though, everything else seems to be happening for the publisher, with their 10 year Bungie partnership being announced in 2010, as well as a certain Call of Duty sequel making them 1 billion dollars. 2010 was also the year when the infamous “Project 10 Dollar” reared its ugly/beautiful head... depends on which side of the fence you stand.


"BioShock Infinite certainly didn't disappoint at Gamescom."

We also did our fair bit of travelling last year, covering events like X10, E3, Gamescom and PAX; each of which had their own surprises. X10 saw the unveiling of such games as Fable III and Halo: Reach to the press and was a welcome addition to the calendar, while E3 and Gamescom on the other hand didn’t really capture our attention on the announcement front, but did with the games that were being shown off there – with Deus Ex: Human Revolution and BioShock Infinite being the standout game at E3 and Gamescom respectively. There was still too much Kinect for our liking though.

Fast forward to PAX and TGS, and it seems there were more big announcements there than the other two supposedly bigger trade shows combined – with Gearbox announcing they were picking Duke Nukem Forever up from the cutting room floor at PAX and Kinect’s core line-up and the new Devil May Cry taking centre stage at TGS. I hate to say it though, but the VGAs seemed to provide the best thrills, including the announcement of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Mass Effect 3. Why do I hate to say it, you ask? Because it’s a shame that the biggest announcements of the year come when the games industry is at its most cheap and tacky – plus, MTV will think that the VGAs were a resounding success and do the same this year, when truth be told, the vast majority of people tuning in only care about the announcements, not the rest of the commercialised and forced crap that comes with them. Personally, I'd much rather tune in and watch back-to-back trailers with ads in-between, than see a cringeworthy awards show instead. Ha, what am I talking about? I'm in the UK... we don't get to watch it live anyway.

It wouldn’t be a 2010 reflective piece if I didn’t take a minute to mention one of our highlights of the calendar – X360A’s debut PAX party. Many a beer was shared that evening and it was great to get to meet some of the fine folks of this here community. PAX 2011, X360A party, take 2, we’ll be there... make sure you are too by marking it in your diaries now.

The crux of it all though is that 2010 is undoubtedly one of the best years in the history of video games with pretty much every genre having a stellar game to cater to its fans, and most months having a triple-A title in its ranks. As a site, we blossomed even further last year, thanks to our epic community of course - which is surely one of the best on the net *wink wink* - so let me thank you as well for being a huge part of this. 2011 will be better as well. Guaranteed.

So that about wraps up our little jaunt down memory lane, but now, we must turn our attention to what the future holds. Well, tomorrow we will.  Let me leave you with our highest rated games of the year in list format, in case you were interested in seeing what our highest rated games were this year. Happy New Year folks!

90+ games, 2010 (10):

ACB (94), Fallout: New Vegas (90), FIFA 11 (90), Halo: Reach (94), Alan Wake (92), Super Street Fighter IV (90), Bad Company 2 (90), BioShock 2 (92), Bayonetta (95), Mass Effect 2 (94).

80-89 games, 2010 (29):

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (87), Black Ops (88), Dance Central (88), Your Shape (85), Vanquish (80), Kinectimals (80), The Sims 3 (80), Fable III (88), Naruto Shippuden Ultimate: Ninja Storm 2 (86), NBA 2K11 (88), Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (87), Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (82), NHL 11 (87), Dead Rising 2 (80), F1 2010 (80), RUSE (81), Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (80), Singularity (80), LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (80), Green Day: Rock Band (80), Red Dead Redemption (89), Split/Second (84), UFC 2010 (86), 2010 FIFA World Cup (85), Splinter Cell: Conviction (85), Just Cause 2 (80), Resonance of Fate (85), Final Fantasy XIII (82), Darksiders (85).





 
 

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Comment #1 by Rewave Acid
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 07:17:59 PM
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purely for darksiders, ruse, brotherhood's multiplayer, mass effect 2 (though inferior to mass effect 1), new vegas, and limbo, id agree with you! a special mention goes out to the vanquish game demo, which was played for hours but never purchased


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Comment #2 by StrikeFear14
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 07:40:10 PM
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I wouldn't say this was the best year for gaming even REMOTELY. Great games but even a few random years before now we've had a whole lot better.


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Comment #3 by II KaotiK
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 07:41:08 PM
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I'd say it wasn't the best year for gaming, however it was definitely up there.

I think what 2010 really lacked was a major 'oomph factor' game. There was a bunch of stuff that stood out to me in a huge way; AC:B/ME2/Reach, but nothing left me gobsmacked or really amazed.

Honestly I believe 2011 will be the biggest year. 2010 has shown that there's a market for new IP's (RUSE/Red Dead/C:LoS/Hot Pursuit) and Devs/Pubs will run with that ball.

Great article none the less though Dan.

~Bryce


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Comment #4 by Webb [STAFF]
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 07:41:24 PM
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@#2 - Hey now, you can't say that without backing it up with example years =P


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Comment #5 by Yunder
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 07:48:37 PM
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What's tripe?


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Comment #6 by II KaotiK
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 07:53:53 PM
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@5;

Something rubbish, basically.

~Bryce


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Comment #7 by josh785
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 07:57:18 PM
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Yeah I would have to say it was an impressive year for games. Games which stand out to me are Red Dead, ME2, BC2, both FIFA games and the one game which impressed me the most was Splinter Cell.

But 2011 looks like it is going to hand 2010 its ass on a platter with games like Elder Scrolls V and ME3... Still waiting for an announcement on the next Rainbow Six game though. :(



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Comment #8 by Spastic Manatee
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 08:00:17 PM
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The only game, in my opinion, that had any sort of OMFG factor was Vanquish. It was the only game I actually thought was amazing this year. Halo: reach was good, not great. Blops was just, well, COD... and Fallout was more of the same goodness but not amazingness.


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Comment #9 by AndyO1209
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 08:12:59 PM
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#1 - You played the Vanquish demo for hours and never bought it?! Buy it. Buy it now! The campaign was very good (although I'm not finished quite yet) but a multiplayer option wouldve been good....

#2 - Have you been in a cryogenic sleeping unit for a year?!? This was in fact the BEST year for the Microsoft console. Have you played Halo Reach, Red Dead Redemption, Assassins Creed Brotherhood, CoD Black Ops, etc?

Its been a great year but I must say, Alan Wake was a let down..
BTW, good article Webb. Love reading these!

-Andrew


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Comment #10 by Freakinaction
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 08:28:50 PM
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is a really good game. Everybody that have a next gen console must play the Assassin's Creed franchise.


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Comment #11 by IowasFallen
Saturday, January 01, 2011 @ 09:55:02 PM
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@3 You do realize that you only mention one actual new IP in your post? RUSE. The other games are already established franchises.


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Comment #12 by Anthrizacks
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 12:10:54 AM
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It was definitely the best year since 2004 or 2005, and looks even better when compared to 2009. Not the best ever though. Pick any year from about 2000-2004 and there you go.


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Comment #13 by Luis Ownz
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 12:26:15 AM
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Green Day: Rock Band got an 80!? I would've given that shit a -80!


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Comment #14 by MielikkisChosen
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 02:03:42 AM
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2011 will beat last year just by taking Elder Scrolls V into account. Oh and @Rewave Acid, ME2 inferior to ME1...Lol, I think not.


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Comment #15 by Machina22
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 02:17:44 AM
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Nah, not even close. Quite an average year in modern gaming really.

1998 is the best year in gaming imo - StarCraft, Half Life, Zelda: OoT, Baldur's Gate, Fallout 2, Metal Gear Solid, Pokemon Red & Blue, Tekken 3, Resident Evil 2, Banjo-Kazooie, Parasite Eve, Rainbow Six, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Xenogears, Grim Fandango, etc.

I think 2000, 2005, 2007, and 2008 were all much better too, and plenty of others are on a par.


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Comment #16 by Mega Mayo Man
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 02:45:55 AM
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It was my personal favourite year for gaming in general, so yeah I would agree. :)


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Comment #17 by ttsutaoka
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 02:59:27 AM
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How many times did you want to (or actually did) write this year, rather than last year. I mean, it's been one day in the New Year. Must've been sorta difficult to write "last year". :P
Just like it's going to take time to get used to writing 2011 as the date. Oh well. My graduating year!!!


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Comment #18 by Assasin13
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 03:29:32 AM
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I just think that next year you should review a couple of arcade games


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Comment #19 by domn8rdom
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 03:29:54 AM
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I think 2011 will crush 2010 easily.

With games like Elder Scrolls V, Crysis 2, Dragon Age II, Forza 4, Gears of War 3, Dead Space 2, Marvel vs Capcom 3, LA Noire, Deus Ex, Rage, Portal 2, Batman: Arkham City, FEAR 3, Bulletstorm, and Mass Effect 3


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Comment #20 by Mr Matty
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 07:21:14 AM
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Another post of biased reviews and ratings .
Red dead clearly should be in the 90s if fallout can get there.


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Comment #21 by Rewave Acid
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 09:40:36 AM
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@14 sorry mate but i put story and pacing above improved gameplay. They are both stunning games but mass effect 2 just disappointed me. I guess the fact that they revealed the majority if not all of the storyline as pre release hype ruined it also for me :/ just my opinion


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Comment #22 by dasheq
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 09:41:31 AM
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2011 will be DEFINATELY the best year for gaming ever, and #19 has posted a "couple" of reasons why. And 2010 was the best since 2007, yet I don't think it was that great, a lot of disappointments, but it brought me some Vegas, and Western so I'm happy.


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Comment #23 by TehClownsta
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 10:39:08 AM
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1998. Ocarina of Time, Resident Evil 2, Starcraft, Pokemon Red and Blue, Tekken 3, Metal Gear Solid, Half-Life, and the list goes on. Personally though, this year disappointed me over all. Out of all the game I bought the day they came out this year (which, besides summer, was at least one a month), I only kept Mass Effect 2, Alan Wake, and Final Fantasy XIII, and I was very dissatisfied with Fallout: New Vegas, Dead Rising 2, and Bioshock 2 in particular.


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Comment #24 by Trueflight
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 12:36:01 PM
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Makes me wish I could afford games as they come out, instead of having to shop the bargain bin, that has 2+ year old games.
Well, other then ME:2 ($20) and Bioshock 1 for $20 also.


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Comment #25 by A Twisted Smile
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 04:00:29 PM
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"and that’s that you need a heck of a lot of space to play it in... especially if you’re nearing the 6ft height as well" - Never have truer words been spoken. I can't even count the amount of times I've hit my head off the ceiling jumping around to those damned Kinect games!

I still have to agree though, 2010 definately has been an incredible year for gaming, especially for me. Since buying my 360 at the end of 2009, I never really got to enjoy it, whereas this year I've been able to enjoy it to its fullest. I've gotten to play some fantastic games, meet some amazing people and just generally have an awesome time. And I've got to thank x360a immensely for making it all just that little bit better.

Roll on 2011; I actually can't wait.


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Comment #26 by JT Gregory
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 06:04:17 PM
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Elder Scrolls V and ME3 cant wait for!!!!


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Comment #27 by JamMastrHibbert
Sunday, January 02, 2011 @ 07:14:46 PM
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Big hits for me this year were Red Dead, Splinter Cell, Mass Effect 2, Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Rock Band 3, Halo Reach, Fable 3,


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Comment #28 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 06:19:36 PM
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My biggest hitter this year was Red Dead Redemption, a landmark in the free roam genre and the western one too.

Only other stand out game for me was Bad Company 2.

Halo Reach doesn't cut it for me, Black Ops is the same as all the other CoDs despite being the most refined since CoD 4. I cannot comment on AC:B as I have not played it. It has been a fairly quiet year for games which suit my gaming interests.

2007 is more memorable for me not only because I bought my 360 that year but because of the brilliant Bioshock, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4 and The Orange Box as well as Mass Effect. Other notable releases include the PS3s Uncharted, The Wii's Super Mario Galaxy and the best game ever, LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga.

2005 Needs a mention also: Mercenaries, GT4, Timesplitters 3, God of War, Pokemon Emerald (HELL YEAH!), Battlefield 2, MK: Shoalin Monks (I loved this game), Resident Evil 4, Call of Duty 2, NFS: Most Wanted.

Even 2004 had GTA San Andreas and Halo 2.

2008 Had some of my favourites: Fallout 3, GRID, Mirrors Edge and Saints Row 2, Littlebigplanet (PS3), Left 4 Dead, Resistance 2 (PS3) as well as GTA IV and Fable 2.

2009 Had Killzone 2, Call of Juarez: BiB (Underrated IMO!), Uncharted 2 (PS3), Borderlands, MW2, Gay Tony, L4D2, AC2.

2011 Will be looking to raise the bar again with: Dead Space 2, Test Drive 2, Killzone 3 (PS3), LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3), Bulletstorm, Portal 2, Resistance 3 (PS3), Rage, Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, Skyrim and Uncharted 3 (PS3).

I must say 2011 looks hawt certainly as an owner of both a 360 and a PS3.


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Comment #29 by Dr Popodopolus
Monday, January 03, 2011 @ 06:21:15 PM
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Oh shite forgot to mention Mass Effect 3 next year, SORRY GUYS! DON'T HATE!


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Comment #30 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 @ 10:31:10 AM
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Good read and great year, but still, day when they came up with electronic gaming will always be the best year alone:-P


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Comment #31 by dylanmannen
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 02:51:02 PM
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this was the best year in gaming in my life time :O one awesome titel every month. thats crazy!


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Comment #32 by pined5551
Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 07:42:26 PM
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@28 I commend your dates knowledge. I think 2010 has been a great year. Last yeas anticipation video was amazing and i still watch it from time to time, not to mention listen to Sigur Ros on my Ipod (music from video). Bioshock Infiniti is my most anticipated game at the moment, although i think that's 2012? Bioshock 2 was good, but not different enough from 1. Like you say, 2007 was a brilliant year (also the year i bought my console), it also had PGR 4 and Forza 2, Dirt. For some reason racing games seem to get skipped over far too often. TDU2 was missed out of the 2011 list, allowing games i personally wouldn't have listed. But that's my opinion so i wont say with ones lol.


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Comment #33 by Dr Popodopolus
Thursday, January 06, 2011 @ 06:04:43 AM
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Thanks #32 but I hold my hands up, I got a bit of help from some superb wiki pages titled "(2007) in video gaming" etc.

Here's 2010:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_in_video_gaming


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Comment #34 by SUTCLIFF 286
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 06:44:57 AM
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15 & 23 - I agree 1998 was an epic year for games!! This year has been great but a bit too relient on 'the sequels' - Franchises like COD, HALO and FABLE are feeling realy stale for me, i'm glad games like Alan wake and bayoneta get a mention on this site, i would always reward innovation higher than anything else in gaming


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Comment #35 by Dredgon
Saturday, January 08, 2011 @ 08:44:18 PM
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ME 2 was my GOTY, and Alan Wake was my second favorite, though there were many great sequels like BioShock 2 and AC: Brotherhood, too. Kinect was sick too, and should be even better next year with more core games. I think next year will be even better, however, with said core Kinect games, and the BioWare "bookends" of the year, Dragon Age II and Mass Effect 3!!!!!


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Comment #36 by Bebe Buell
Monday, January 10, 2011 @ 09:43:03 AM
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@3 Red Dead, Hot Pursuit and Castlevania ain't new IP's


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Comment #37 by Wardog401
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 @ 05:10:08 PM
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it was probably my personal best year in gaming, but i think we have much better to come


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Comment #38 by Nuffzx
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 @ 12:33:13 PM
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Never knew RUSE scored that high


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Comment #39 by vgfanatic1
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 @ 07:06:14 PM
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@11 and 36

Er, Castlevania: LoS could be considered a new IP, as it has a completely unrelated storyline and very different gameplay than previous Castlevanias, and therefore is a new series. It wasn't even going to be called Castlevania at first; they decided to put it in the title later.

Still, it depends on how you view it.

On topic, while this past year was fairly good, I would say it is far from the "best." However, the numerous releases this year (look @19) are overwhelming, and that's not counting unannounced games (AC3 maybe)?


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Comment #40 by xeodus9
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 11:06:13 AM
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i think 1999 was the best


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Comment #41 by Wintallica
Saturday, January 29, 2011 @ 03:23:45 PM
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are you ready?


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Comment #42 by Suratay
Sunday, January 30, 2011 @ 02:12:29 PM
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There are many games with a high rating in the year 2010, but there are only a view games with inovations like ilomilo as example. I hope in 2011 for more like them.
More inovations and not so many games with great graphics but brainless gameplay (i want new characters an not a new Dante or a new Lara with the same gameplay and please not another of this endless zombie-modes)


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Comment #43 by G Machete
Monday, February 07, 2011 @ 06:23:21 PM
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For me, The best year was 1997... And EGM in their 100th issus made an statement, that every year is better than the last one...


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Comment #44 by solo07
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 10:06:08 AM
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This year is looking great too...Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, L.A. Noire, probably another CoD, Dues Ex...the list goes on. I think this year is going to be much better.


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Comment #45 by xxGodlyKlutchxx
Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 08:43:27 PM
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Mass effect 2, fallout new vegas, red dead redemption. whats not to love?


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Comment #46 by In Flames
Saturday, April 02, 2011 @ 10:39:03 PM
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2007 when Mass effect 1 came out, that was the best year, plus the only good CoD game was released that year


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Comment #47 by Gsmittyunit44
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 02:26:41 PM
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For me, the best year was 2006 for one and one reason only: Gears of War.


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Comment #48 by TpYourHouse
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 @ 08:23:07 AM
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I got pissed off at games this year more than any other previous year...


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Comment #49 by dementedlullaby
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 06:01:18 AM
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Lots of good games but best year ever? Dunno that's a pretty hefty title.


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Comment #50 by Mellow Tha Pro
Monday, April 11, 2011 @ 04:11:08 PM
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i personally was let down by Red Dead Redemption - all you did was take shit from characters you could of just pistol whipped into telling you what you wanted to know. also, the game was VERY REDUNTANT. i thought it was never gonna end - i'd rather shot myself in the face with a sawed off shotgun than play that game ever again.


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Comment #51 by Epic V2
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 02:41:23 PM
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Mass effect 3 and Gears of war 3 2011 looks in great shape


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Comment #52 by ONE Disco Bob
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 07:08:07 PM
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To me 2010 was kinda ehh. Don't get me wrong Mass2, RDR, Alan wake, Reach, Castelvania, etc. were great. It's just most of the stuff I was really anticipating got pushed. 2011 for me will be twice as good as 2010.


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Comment #53 by HareJordan23
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 12:26:05 PM
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Quit living in the past. Holiday 2011 looks awesome this year. Resident Evil, Silent Hill, MW3 IM ASSUMING, Mortal Kombat which just came out.


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Comment #54 by Chrinst
Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 07:22:51 PM
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Didn't Mass Effect 3 get pushed back to 2012 now?


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Comment #55 by The_willdawg
Monday, May 23, 2011 @ 12:09:25 AM
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Not the best but definetly the best of this console generation... reminds me too much of the original xbox on its last legs in 2005/2006 (new console at E3?)


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Comment #56 by PlayforGold
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 04:31:12 AM
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2011 will be the year for gaming I think!


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Comment #57 by CHiLLiONS
Saturday, June 04, 2011 @ 07:39:01 PM
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Best year ever? Hmmm.... I thought the exact opposite....


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