Here's X-Play's top 5 games of 2010 so far. Do you agree with the list?
PS3 exclusive:2 Xbox 360 exclusive:0 That's an interesting fact.
That is interesting, also interesting is that the best game of the year so far isn't on the PS3.
I own 4 out of 5..I'm not going to hate on Xplay because they threw a Wii fighting game in the top 5. But the omission of Final Fantasy and Battlefied:BC2 is pretty glaring... Both 360 and PS3 fans got to be happy.. Let the fankids pretend Mass Effect 2 wasn't a major early console exclusive..but 1.6 Million 360 owners don't give a [email protected]$k! One of the best gaming experiences the gen..period.. Is it just me or do God of War clips still get you hyped..even though you beat the game..the ONLY game I wish had theater mode like Halo 3..so I could just enjoy those awe dropping QTE moments without dying.. Mass Effect 2 and God of War 3..neck and neck for GOTY so far.. Just finished Heavy rain and I would have done an IP search and went to someones doorstep if I had known who the killer was..great experience I haven't finished Bayonetta..due to all of the friggin' games that were out at the same time that I got it..but I can't wait to finish it and Dante..just glad XPLAY gave a game like that the props it deserves I'm sure E3 will pull out some suprises But the front runners for the rest of the year Multiplat Lost Planet 2 Red Dead Redemption Call of Duty 7 360 Alan Wake Splinter Cell Conviction Halo Reach Fable 3 PS3 Gran Turismo 5 Last Guardian (if it stays in 2010) Life os f-ing good (and expensive) to be a gamer in right now Evil
If you have to pick only ONE game you should get ME2. Deserves its 96% on Meta. A masterpiece.
@mintaro Oh really? Best game so far is GOW3. I don't know what you're talking about. And if you meant Mass Effect 2, then, well, it's not on my console but it is on one of my platform (PC). I played it and it's definitely a contender but GOW3 is better. You probably haven't played it yet. Sorry to burst your bubble. You 360 fanboys can treat Bayonetta, Dante's Inferno, Mass Effect 2, SCC like a 360 exclusive all you want but that aint gonna change any facts. @EVILDEAD360 1.6 million huh? That's impressive. Any source besides vgchartz? Anyway, the term "console exclusive" doesn't exist. It is made up by 360 fanboys who wanted to defend their console from repeatedly getting slammed for having no exclusives.
Metascore is a good and accurate way to determine GOTY's. /s
How is it that your opinion outweighs mine?
Meta + critical acclaim + sales + hype + praise from gamers all help choose game of the year. That puts ME2 in front of GOW 3. You're funny, you started crap with your first post, got owned by Mintaro and now you look silly trying "defend" yourself lol.
Both ME2 and GOW3 are up front runners for GOYT , both games will get awards from different outlets two different gameplay types , with two different kind of experience to be had , why the debate , so far they are both the best console exclusive game for each platform.... you guys should go play them both and stop wasting time on petty argument , they both had alot of hype , GOW3 will sell more , ME2 scored higher on metacritic , there they are both even
It would be nice to see people discuss games on n4g for once without someone banging on about exclusives.
@Cold I wouldnt expect less from you bro :) It's all fine, judging only by meta, ME2 is the best game this year. It's more than likely that for some sites ME2 is indeed the GOTY. /endcold I dont care though. GoW3 is a gamer's dream came true. Mindblowing game. Tops my preferred game ever. It got to be played on Titan and replayed on Chaos. MAG is giving me a lot of fun and it's seriously underrated IMO. Quite a different approach to multiplayer FPSes. @Cold bellow Dont rely that much on meta. You are kidding yourself if you think the xbox version of ME is better than PC's. The higher xbox score only means xbox-only sites are more forgiving and hype driven than sites on the PC realm. Meta is very flawed take it with a grain of salt..
I tend to agree with the meta score, but when Gran Turismo 5 comes out that this year it will be the game of the year.
Oh you mean the version that has a lower metacritic than the 360 version ? That one ? :D kidding ;) Nah seriously, the fact that both PC and 360 gamers get to enjoy such a masterpiece gives it even more of a chance of being GOTY since it has support from 2 userbases. Anyway at the end of the day GOTY goes to whatver game YOU choose is GOTY. I hardly even knew about this GOTY business before joining N4G. @below: Oh so you're talking sales? What happened to the sales for the PC version that supposedly 80% of people on N4G bought ?
^^^ Ya cause meta scores are really that important lol. Only case where a game got GOTY and meta agreed is last year with Uc2... Before that, every year it's a case of a game with winning GOTY not being metas top... Critical acclaim... Both games have got equal acclaim. Hype... GOW3 received more hype than ME2. Just go through any recent story in february and March and it was dominated by GOW3. In fact ME2 seems to be forgotten. Hell UC2 is being remembered more and more now a days as compared to ME2... As I said earlier game released earlier in the year will NEVER get GOTY (implies for GOW3 as well). Sales.. Again a factor which doesn't affect GOTY, but GOW even won that... ME2 500K day 1 in NA GOW3 1 million. ME2 lifetime sales 1.6 million.. GOW3 will do that in March itself. So I don't understand even how YOUR opinion outweighs the other guy? You decide a GOTY in 2 completely different genre of games and by a 0.3 difference on a site which doesn't even have consistent reviews from the SAME sources. LAME. EDIT: I never talked sales, I was replying to your 1st comment d!ck head where you mentioned sales. PC version sold something around 500K which seems to be the trend with most PC games.
@cold Getting "owned" by mintaro? funny, at which part did i go all out of fanboy rage and try to slam him only because he "slammed" me? Trying to "defend" myself? At which part did i try to defend myself? The only one defending here is you. You're a low-life btw. Mom keeps you in the cabinet all day that when you're out of it, you start doing some funny stuff. @mintaro My opinion does NOT outweigh yours but when there is a lot of guys in here stating that they believe GOW3 is their GOTY, then it does outweigh yours.
I wonder what time PS3 owners are online. Why is all the pro-PS3 comments getting disagrees? When this makes it first page, trust me, PRO-PS3 comments will get about 150 agrees. My Best games so far is 1.God Of War 3 2.Heavy Rain 3.BFBC2 4.Mass Effect 2 5.Bayonetta
LMAO @ this Fankid soooo hurt because people have their own opinion on the subject that he's sending messages to my inbox trying to start trash.. Look little boy..don't be mad at me because a couple of people PWNed you after you tried to instigate trash. No one cares if you sit in front of your PS3 all day write GOTY on your head with a magic marker everytime you play GOW3..you like it..good for you..state your opinion and move on Keep the rest in Open Zone where you came from anyways with your month old Multi-account used stritctly to insult people and bash the 360..have fun..just ease up on the keybooard..your letters are starting to fall off As for VGchartz..I use it..NPD..and the UK charts that are posted like anybody else..don't like the numbers? too bad...this is about consoles..not platforms..nobody made it up..how many times have you heard the term 'platform' war..when they say next gen consoles..do they include the latest Alienware? That's why it's funny..outside of the internet these dudes would sound silly..but it won't keep me from enjoying and loving games on both systems..while you spend all your bubbles in hater mode..it's 2010 on N4G.com..THAT is what's getting old Evil
Ps3 Exclusives with QTE's, linear gameplay and no re-playability - 2 360 games on the list not available on the PS3 with NO QTE's, multiple re-playability and is #1 on XPlay's list - 1 I will take that 1 game over those 2 games any day.
Good list, great to see a fighting game get the recognition it deserves. My personal favorite so far is GoW3, a great experience the entire playthrough.
I'm sad, my top 2 games of '10 didn't make it.. WKC and MAG.. Wkc is just amazing.. xD and surprisingly so is MAG i'm not saying that ME2/GoW3/Heavy Rain/etc etc aren't good games.. they just didn't stick to me. I only platted GoW3 recently and am about 1/3rd way through my second run of Me2. Both games are being put off bcoz of those two 'mediocre' games. >.< I'm sure everyone has one game that they loved regardless of it not being critically acclaimed. <just recently started playing Shadowrun (360, not pc) again.. man I love that game!> Note: this is an opinion.. just like how X-play list is an opinion Oh, and Darksiders! another game i'd put up there. I'd probably kick off Bayonetta for it.. I couldn't get myself to finish the game =/ Still haven't played HR yet...
Can't say the same for the Wii and 360. Also, GOTY = GOW3. Of all the 10s both games got from the same websites, those same websites will give GOW3 the GOTY awards, so Metascores are useless. Besides, GOW3 got 12 out of 10, something no 360 game would be able to achieve, by definition. :)
but has anyone noticed that GoW3 in 3 weeks has sold over 1.6 million, while it took ME2 10 weeks to achieve the same feat? so being rated higher means absolutely nothing if people aren't buying the game as it's being proven in europe. ME2 is virtually DEAD in europe it's a great game and i can't figure out for the life of me why 360 gamers over there aren't buying the game. is it because it's more of a TPS then RPG (a bit disappointed myself with that, still love the game though). as for xplay's list i agree with all but one bayonetta although the combat is great the rest of this game is GD awful; im on the last stage and i dont even want to go back to it. maybe someday later this year ill finish it.
I think you might have mixed ME2 for someting else: http://www.1up.com/do/newsS... ME2 had very strong sales.. But then again, VG charts has ME2 for 1.64mil total I'm just confused by the contradicting data >.< Anyways, thats off topic.
God of War 3 Mass Effect 2 Heavy Rain Battlefield Bad Company 2 MAG That's my list anyway
GOW3 Battlefield BC2 Heavy Rain MLB The Show 2010 Mass Effect 2
Good list, and it's only April... what a great year so far
Agreed, I won't have time to play everything this year.
I still have to play a lot of 2008/2009 games and MAG has been eating a lot of my playtime. I'm pushing all incoming games to 2010, unless of course it's something huge like The Last Guardian.
my list so far God of War 3 Heavy Rain White Knight Chronicles MAG
White Knight Chronicles is the first big exclusive of this year to became a big failure...rsrssrsr
i really liked it , i hope WKC 2 have a faster fighting system but other than that i hope it doesnt change that much because i really like everything else
Heavy Rain GOW3 Mass Effect 2 Battlefield Bad Company 2 FF13 So Far
That would be my list as well. I can't believe Bayonetta beat out BC2 and FF13, the combat and graphics are cool but everything else in that game is terrible.
The combat was the only thing enjoyable about the game , the graphics are just ok looks like something that would have wowed us back in 2007...
Tatsunoko vs Capcom is an absolutely awesome game, possibly the best fighter this generation.
I agree with ya spoony. seems the others omitted its spot on this list.
Top 5 for me so far: 1. God of War 3 2. Mass Effect 2 3. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle 4. Yakuza 3 5. Final Fantasy XIII
For being over a year old and me being completely new to the franchise, I have to say that Yakuza 3 was an absolute blast. Def. in my top 5 so far this year.
For me I'd pick 2, Mass Effect and Just Cause 2, nothing else has impressed me as much so far. I'm playing through the GOW collection atm, so I've yet to play GOW3. I doubt I'll be disappointed though, as a GOW virgin I'm loving the first one.
1. Heavy Rain 2. God of War III 3. Yakuza 3 4. Just Cause 2 5. Darksiders
definetely worthy of being in the top five, the other 2 i have no idea. I thought FF13 was going to be included, i will get FF13 as soon as i finished some RPGs i have here. From people that have played it, it looks like FF13 is a great RPG. For FF core it seems like is not up there with their expectations. Cant wait to play it and find out for myself how FF13 works for me
wow I love GOW3 but better than ME2? an RPG versus a linear hack and slash? ME2 wins everytime
GOW3 is telling a story if it isnt linear how can the story make sense ??? its not a hack an Slash RPG..... some of you guys say the dumbest things , I bet you probably didnt even play GOW3 to appreciate its linearity
has become quite the bandwagon to jump on these days. It's all a matter of personal preference, and that's fine. I think a well told story that is done in the linear sense can quite often be much more enjoyable than having to spend hours and hours of having dialogue with NPC's. Both ME2 and GOW 3 are stellar games... but in my opinion I have to say I enjoyed GOW 3's pacing and non stop action when all was said and done. Regardless of it's linearity.
2 PS3 exclusives and 0 360 exclusives. I think we all know why they didn`t do a top 10. It`s because there would have been another 2 PS3 exclusives, and another 0 360 exclusives.
For me it is: Heavy Rain God of War 3 Mass Effect 2 FFXIII BC2/MAG Mass Effect would be higher but I am not a big shooter guy (aka: I suck). BC2 and MAG are great for me because of the team work.
I didn't like Gow3, Heavy Rain or Bioshock 2 at all really. Mass Effect 2 and Just Cause 2 are awesome, but the pokemon games are my favourite.
Final Fantasy XIII and No More Heroes 2
1. Mass Effect 2 2. God Of War 3 3. Battlefield BC2 4. FF XIII (PS3) 5. Dante's Inferno
but it really isn't an exclusive.
So what if it's not exclusive. Being great is all that matters.
you start from number 5 as number 1 and you go on ... i don't know about mass effect because i didn't play it but seriously baynetta over god of war 3
It's Xplay which is G4TV. And it's also not a numbered list, it's just a plain old list of their five favorite. There is no number 1-5.
so far, IMO, God of War 3 is my game of the year. I should pretext that by saying i havent actually played Mass Effect 2 yet, but i definitely will. and it IS a 360 exclusive guys, regardless of being on PC. its not on the PS3 or Wii, so as far as consoles go its an exclusive. and yes, going by all reports, it is the BEST exclusive this generation. i know it burns you PS3 boys up inside, but thats just how it is. As great as God of War 3 is, and while it will win some game of the year awards, what will push Mass Effect 2 ahead of it in most awards will be its replayability and longevity. I explored every nook and cranny of GOW3, found all the collectibles, and beat the game on normal in just over 8 hours. decent, but shouldve been longer IMO. also, the games not going to change much playing through it a second time. same bad guys in the same spots, same puzzles, same camera angles, same everything - only the difficulty will change. from all reports - and just the type of game it is - Mass Effect 2 never plays the same twice, and you can take upwards of 40-50 hours to complete it once. that will be the deciding factor in most game of the year awards i think.
My overall GOTY for 2010 hands down is Mass Effect 2. It is by far the best game I have ever played this gen. Engaging story, interesting characters, awesome combat, amazing soundtrack, and a wide selection of weapons, armors, and upgrades. It's a game that I feel proud I spent my hard earn money on. It's a game that I want to replay over and over again and make different choices. Anyone should immediately by this game. Whether on Xbox 360 or PC. Best damn game ever. Period. Though I do give credit to other games such as Heavy Rain and God of War 3. They are amazing titles with a lot of quality. Anyone one of those can be your GOTY. They are definitely strong contenders. Of course, this is just my opinion and I feel that ME2 should be GOTY. Overall, 2010 is shaping up to be a great year for gamers. We still have a tons of games ahead of us and I can't wait to play them. Happy Gaming! Cheers!! :D
A lot people complain about release mass effect 2 in PC..... I have the two version and realy PC it's not so good because dont support controller, the game lose the feelings without vibrations and play it in mouse and keybord its terrible..... of course PC fan boys will say its better and PS# fan boys just go to the flow.....rsrsrssrr But a lot people say same thing
That's great..N4G.com is starting to get the true gamers back into the discussion.3 great posts in a row.. @ Rabelonext Wow..great point about the rumble..and no controller support? NO THX..that would absolutely suck for Mass Effect 2.. Now I know why Remedy took Alan Wake away from the PC..without rumble in that game would be horrible for a survival horror-ish type game..
Thanks for the bubbles mate! I really appreciate it. :)
1 Mass Effect 2 2 God Of War 3 3 Metro 2033
Like with all lists, you could disagree about 1 or 2 but overall it was a good list. I know I haven't gotten to play any of those games yet so I won't comment on how great one is like everyone else seems to do around here. I guess that's what happens when there are so many great games out and you don't have gamefly or anything.
Heavy Rain would prolly be in my top 5 list but I havent played it yet so ill just add the top 5 games ive played thus far. As for the games I have played so far this year, heres my list. 1. God of War 3 2. Mass Effect 2 3. Yakuza 3 4. Battlefield BC2 5. Final Fantasy 13 I think for me I would have easilly given the number 1 spot to Mass Effect 2 but God of War 3 was prolly the only game out of the list I wrote which could edge out Mass Effect 2. Reason I say this is because I never was a god of war fan to begin with. I was one of the ones who use to love ninja gaiden & devil may cry but looked at god of war as just a button masher. I wanted to see what all the hype was about god of war 3 so I traded in MW2 & bought GOW3 & after beating it I was totally wrong about the GOW Series. GOW3 is an experience ive never had before, just epic from start to finish. It blew me away & exceeded my expectations by a mile & is why its my GOTY this year.
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