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Game(s) of the Year

Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Games and Technology
It's December 26th. Only 5 more days until 2011. So the only question now is,

What was your favorite game (or games if you can't pick just one) to play in the Year of Our Lord 2010?

It could be a sports game
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Or an action game
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Or a shooting game
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It could even be an amazing space epic
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Or the greatest music game ever
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Or even an exclusive, downloadable game with a main character that's literally a piece of meat
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I'm one of those indecisive types, who thinks all of the above are the best games of 2010.

Question is, what's your favorite game (or games) of 2010?

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    highlights for me include the above mentioned Mass Effect 2, Sin and Punishment 2 (criminally underrated game), Mario Galaxy 2, Starcraft 2, and Donkey Kong Country Returns to name some. Lots of good 2's in 2010.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Alpha Protocol, if we're talking about criminally underrated. Ton of rough spots but fun as hell. Vampire: Bloodlines style.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    also sweeney you could not have posted worse box art for god of war III even if you had posted the box art for imagine: babyz

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Sweeney, someone already does this every year

    Like an official one

    Should be coming in like a week or so I imagine

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    whoops

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  • GraviijaGraviija Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Fallout: New Vegas are easily my favorite games of the year. SMG2 for pure, unadulterated fun, and NV for...well, a lot of things.

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  • BlackDoveBlackDove Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    This year was one of the shittiest years ever as far as games go, due to the Q1 2011 offloading.

    Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Fallout New Vegas and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood are just about the only ones worth mentioning on my end, and they've got their flaws as well.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Nah

    Nothing worthwhile was pushed to 2011

    Obviously that's just my opinion, but I can't think of any?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    It came down to 999 and Nier for me, and I reluctantly sided with 999, because once that game gets down to the wire, you just can't put it down. I can't say that about many games.

    An impressive feat for a game that's 70% dialogue.

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  • mrmrmrmr Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I didn't really keep up with new releases, and I only played a handful. Any other gaming is for older games or whatnot.

    Since Bioshock 2 and FFXIII were utter disapointments, the highlights for me would include Amnesia: Dark Descent, Heavy Rain, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and Pokemon Soul Silver.

    But since I can't really remember all that much, I'd go with Heavy Rain for the win.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Ah well, since everyone's jumping onboard anyways

    In order from best to not-quite-as-best:

    1. Super Meat Boy
    2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
    3. Red Dead Redemption
    4. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
    5. Donkey Kong Country Returns
    6. Heavy Rain
    7. God of War III
    8. Bayonetta
    9. Super Street Fighter IV
    10. Mass Effect 2

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  • mrmrmrmr Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Oh man I totally forgot about Dead Rising 2. That would be near the top for me, pure fun and enjoyment.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Sweeney, someone already does this every year

    Like an official one

    Should be coming in like a week or so I imagine

    Yes and this is not the first time we've both been in here to tell people off.

    This is why I think there should be a placeholder thread or something. So people know it's coming.

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  • KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    It came down to 999 and Nier for me, and I reluctantly sided with 999, because once that game gets down to the wire, you just can't put it down. I can't say that about many games.

    An impressive feat for a game that's 70% dialogue.

    Have you SEEN the prices for it online now? Madness.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Kaseius wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    It came down to 999 and Nier for me, and I reluctantly sided with 999, because once that game gets down to the wire, you just can't put it down. I can't say that about many games.

    An impressive feat for a game that's 70% dialogue.

    Have you SEEN the prices for it online now? Madness.

    Yikes.

    Glowing reviews + low print run = gone.


    Glad I decided to get it.

    Wasn't it you who said Aksys games don't get rare? :P

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  • Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Sweeney, someone already does this every year

    Like an official one

    Should be coming in like a week or so I imagine

    Yes and this is not the first time we've both been in here to tell people off.

    This is why I think there should be a placeholder thread or something. So people know it's coming.

    If I knew there was an official one that always comes at the new year, I definitely wouldn't have made this thread.

    I'm sorry :[

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Nah, we're all just excited, is all.

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  • AdditionalPylonsAdditionalPylons Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Not enough Just Cause 2 in this thread

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  • KaseiusKaseius Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Kaseius wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    It came down to 999 and Nier for me, and I reluctantly sided with 999, because once that game gets down to the wire, you just can't put it down. I can't say that about many games.

    An impressive feat for a game that's 70% dialogue.

    Have you SEEN the prices for it online now? Madness.

    Yikes.

    Glowing reviews + low print run = gone.


    Glad I decided to get it.

    Wasn't it you who said Aksys games don't get rare? :P

    Yes. Yes it was. :(
    damnit aksys!

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  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'd go with the Kinect, because either way it's so fantastically bold and out there, and with some tweaks could be a real game-changer.

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  • BritishDavidBritishDavid Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    having played every game in the OP, my game of the year is...


    Alan Wake


    or

    Halo Reach for multiplayer.

    everything else is lies.

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  • mere_immortalmere_immortal So tasty!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'd say Resonance of Fate for me.

    Or Darksiders.

    Probably Bad Company 2 for multiplayer.

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  • JubehJubeh Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Bayonetta was my game of the year.

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  • Blackbeard7Blackbeard7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    highlights for me this year

    -golden sun
    -donkey kong country returns
    -vanquish

    honorable mention to god of war 3 and halo: reach for being super duper awesome, but I didn't really expect otherwise from those

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  • JurgJurg In a TeacupRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Maybe FFXIII or Breath of Death. I dunno. I didn't buy many games this year.

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  • Delta AssaultDelta Assault Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Mass Effect 2. It's one of the best experiences I've had with a game.

    Transformers War for Cybertron is runner-up.

    Worst game I've played this year has to be Alpha Protocol.

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  • C2BC2B SwitzerlandRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Copied over:

    Game of the Year: Alpha Protocol
    Runner Up: Epic Mickey

    RPG GOTY: New Vegas: Dead Money (Yes, I'm awarding it to a DLC. Wanna fight about it?)
    Runner Up: The Dark Eye: Drakensang: The River of Time

    Action GOTY: Mass Effect 2
    Runner Up: AC: Brotherhood

    Strategy GOTY: Star Craft 2
    Runner Up: Civilization 5

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Top three games would have to be Red Dead Redemption, Assassins Creed Brotherhood, and New Vegas. Probably in that order

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    If I had to pick one game overall, and a runner up, it'd be Mass Effect 2 and Red Dead.

    but I'd rather have a group of games than one definite winner

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Sweeney, someone already does this every year

    Like an official one

    Should be coming in like a week or so I imagine

    It's MCC, who helped me run the game of 200X poll last year as well. I imagine by invoking his name here he will appear.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    He will be doing it again. He posts at platformers, shows up here, does the thing, and fades back into shadow.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    C2B wrote: »
    Copied over:

    Game of the Year: Alpha Protocol
    Runner Up: Epic Mickey

    RPG GOTY: New Vegas: Dead Money (Yes, I'm awarding it to a DLC. Wanna fight about it?)
    Runner Up: The Dark Eye: Drakensang: The River of Time

    Action GOTY: Mass Effect 2
    Runner Up: AC: Brotherhood

    Strategy GOTY: Star Craft 2
    Runner Up: Civilization 5

    Wait, you're giving AP GOTY but not RPGoty?

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    He will be doing it again. He posts at platformers, shows up here, does the thing, and fades back into shadow.

    As an aside, can I ask you, anecdotally, your favorite game this year sans anime?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    He will be doing it again. He posts at platformers, shows up here, does the thing, and fades back into shadow.

    As an aside, can I ask you, anecdotally, your favorite game this year sans anime?

    Anime /= Japanese games



    That said, it was The Witcher. I didn't play any new western games in 2010, but I did finish that one.

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  • Jobless AnarchistJobless Anarchist Hug me!!! VantaaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'll go with A Shadow's Tale as my game of the year and as a runner up FFCC: Crystal Bearers. They are both 2010 games to me as they were released in the PAL region this year.

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    C2B wrote: »
    Copied over:

    Game of the Year: Alpha Protocol
    Runner Up: Epic Mickey

    RPG GOTY: New Vegas: Dead Money (Yes, I'm awarding it to a DLC. Wanna fight about it?)
    Runner Up: The Dark Eye: Drakensang: The River of Time

    Action GOTY: Mass Effect 2
    Runner Up: AC: Brotherhood

    Strategy GOTY: Star Craft 2
    Runner Up: Civilization 5

    Wait, you're giving AP GOTY but not RPGoty?

    look when you're kissing your own company's ass, you gotta kiss both cheeks.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    He will be doing it again. He posts at platformers, shows up here, does the thing, and fades back into shadow.

    As an aside, can I ask you, anecdotally, your favorite game this year sans anime?

    Anime /= Japanese games

    That said, it was The Witcher. I didn't play any new western games in 2010, but I did finish that one.

    So your GOTY 2010 is a game that came out a few years ago? I think we have to keep it within this year's releases.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    He will be doing it again. He posts at platformers, shows up here, does the thing, and fades back into shadow.

    As an aside, can I ask you, anecdotally, your favorite game this year sans anime?

    Anime /= Japanese games

    That said, it was The Witcher. I didn't play any new western games in 2010, but I did finish that one.

    So your GOTY 2010 is a game that came out a few years ago? I think we have to keep it within this year's releases.

    The only game on the 2010 list that's western that I've played was Scott Pilgrim, so if anything, I guess that. I haven't bought it yet, though.

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    He will be doing it again. He posts at platformers, shows up here, does the thing, and fades back into shadow.

    As an aside, can I ask you, anecdotally, your favorite game this year sans anime?

    Anime /= Japanese games



    That said, it was The Witcher. I didn't play any new western games in 2010, but I did finish that one.

    I know what the difference at anime and japanese games are. I ignored that because it was funny and I was wholly entertained by the hunch that you do not play western games.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Chantry of NightmaresRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    It's a funny stereotype. I'm pretty much through with trying to get rid of it.

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