It's been quite a year already. Within 5 months we've had a stronger selection of Triple A games than in any previous year. So what are the top 5 games so far in 2010? Read on...
Author's playing safe.
or its just his opinion.... here are mine http://forums.n4g.com/tm.as...
and no matter what you say, you're going to be evil in someone's eyes here on n4g. just say "i love all the games" and you MIGHT be safe. as for me...to hell with safe. top 5 (in no particular order - sept number 1) RDR Alan Wake GOW3 SC:C ME2 (bioshock 2 as a runner up, in case one of the contestants becomes ill or dies, and bayonetta too) I didn't realize it til just now, but 360 really has hit a few home runs this year...which is a nice change over 2009. alan wake (which i have on pause right now to catch my breath) is NOT the graphical marvel many people wanted it to be, but it's still a great game. and SC:C is a blast! not to take away from gow3 which is easily the most polished button masher (though i do have huge issues with the lack of camera controls. jumping off cliff edges just to see if there's a hidden chest down below was a huge pain in the ass). If LBP2 hits this year, 2010 will be a great year for both systems. glad i own both :)
@Spydiggity I must say I never jumped off a cliff edge to find a hidden chest in GoW3, and I'm pretty sure I got all the chests. I thought the camera angles were fine.
Thank god for opinions my top 5 so far in no particular order God of War 3 heavy Rain Mass Effect 2 Red Dead Redemption Super Mario Galaxy Only reason Alan Awake or Splinter Cell is not on my list is because its my own opinion that they not on the list
but sending me a msg completely unrelated to the topic in the comments section of an article in a pathetic attempt to call me out is what a big man would do...lol. you're a joke kid, try to keep it on topic
5. Heavy Rain - It's a great title with a lot of plot twists and neat characters. Only issue I had with it were some plot holes and voice acting. 4. Alan Wake - Basically, it suffers the same issues as Heavy Rain. It has some great characters with some funny dialog, and some very nice and believable settings. 3. God of War III - Epic game. That's really all that needs to be said about it. It was a little short for my standards. But aside from this, it was very enjoyable. 2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Incredibly fun game. The story (whatever story there needs to be for a Mario game) wasn't as interesting as the first one in my eyes, but nevertheless, it's very enjoyable. 1. Mass Effect 2 - One of the games that I can say will have a hard time being beat. Everything from the combat to the story is top-notch. The character interaction is outstanding. The graphics (while running on the UE3) look superb, and the level of choice is bar-none.
yet another person who suffers from "well I played it lately so everything b4 isn't as good as what i played just now"...GOW3 is easily top 2...go play it again, refresh your memory.
How is that the case? Bad Company 2, Mass Effect 2 and Heavy Rain all released before God of War 3. Just because it's in your top two, doesn't mean it's in everyone's top two.
not having gow3 up there is a sin and this author should be punished
so you're saying that bfbc2 and heavy rain are better than gow3? Otherwise it would be in your top 2 as well...unless mario is your #2. I'd tie up ME2 and Gow3 together.
I'm surprised GoW3 wasn't up there.. While Heavy Rain and BC2 were. I dont have a Wii so no mario for me. I'd throw in SC:C and GoW3 in that list somewhere. And the most 'fun' game i've played all year was: WKC -.- lol
I was commenting about the fact that you said "well I played it lately so everything b4 isn't as good as what i played just now". It seemed like you were inferring he only included games he recently played, when he included three games that released prior to GoW3. I honestly can't comment on where the games rank because I've only played ME2 and am currently playing through RDR, though I do want to play HR and GoW3. I was simply saying that he made his list for his personal favorites of the year and his opinion is that GoW3 isn't in his top five so far this year. You rank GoW3 in the top two, while he doesn't. You can't argue with his opinion.
But that's about it. Most of the games on the list look like their feature strong gameplay over anything else. Heavy Rain - unique and daring ME2 - still the only game to make in-game conversations thrilling and playable BFBC2 - destructibility and chaos RDR - as the writer said, "a masterpiece in open world design" SMG2 - never played it, but it's Wii, so there's that GOW3 is pretty, but nothing about the physical gameplay was revolutionary or different. It was just like all the GOW games, just reallyfuckingbeautiful. @ Spydiggity Love your list. SC:C was soooo much fun. And while I wasn't blown away by Alan Wake, it was definitely a solid effort. The atmosphere alone deserves accolades.
The top 5 games this year have been Mass Effect 2, God of War 3, Super Street Fighter IV, Red Dead Redemption and Super Mario Galaxy 2; that's based solely on reviews however. A list based on anything else is an opinion piece.
Yeah because reviews arent opinions.
I have 2, God Of War III First, RDR Second, I want to say HR, but lets just leave it a that...
lol, it wouldn't be the first time but honestly I'd put Bayonetta and AW in my top 5 this year....although, I'm sure games like Super Mario Galaxy 2(which I haven't played), and BBC2 deserve to be in the top 5, I just wasn't really feeling 'em, like I did with the others, personally for my tastes, my top 5 would looked like this: ME2 RDR Alan Wake Bayonetta GoW3 Seriously I'm having a love it and hate it thing with RDR right now, its soo good but alot of little annoying problems too. JOY
I haven't finished RDR or SMG2 yet, but here's my picks for GotY thus far. Actually, I've done this before. I'll just copy and paste a previous comment. I still think God of War III is my personal fav thus far. The list that follows is in order from most likely for me. All in all, a very good year: 1) God of War III 2) Mass Effect 2 3) Heavy Rain 4) Final Fantasy XIII 5) Bayonetta I've played a lot of games (read close to twenty) this year. It was hard to come up with a Top 5, but I honestly believe these five are the best of the best thus far. God of War III, for me, has been insanely fun. The direction is superb; almost felt like I was playing the role of Kratos in a grand movie. The epic scale has never been accomplished before, served as an excellent piece of homage to the mythology that shaped it. Very well done Santa Monica. So far so good. Let's see if you can hold steady for the rest of the year. Mass Effect 2 comes second because it's damn good. I love the direction and characters. I felt the story didn't quite measure up to the first, but the sequel improves on just about everything else. The dialog has been a tad more guided. Less room for choice. Thankfully, there are loads of sidequests: some awesome, some not so much. While, the game remains EXTEMELY linear, I felt that for the most part the level design was done tastefully. I hardly noticed how linear each level was as the game progressed. There was still the odd ball like Okeer's mission. However, for the most part, very well done. Except for the elevators. I'd rather have it back to the long cutscene in the elevator. At least, I could hear the news on my way around the Citadel. Heavy Rain is a no brainer because of the direction alone. The experience is unparalleled in today's video games. Heavy Rain is not about having fun. It's about being emotionally involved. That's why HR will always hold a special place in my heart. The meaning will prove significant for years to come. I'll also be the first to praise the story, which received unnecessary hate for nonexistent plot holes. Each were fully explained if you were paying attention, except perhaps one or two minor ones, which turned out to be more of a joke. I don't want to start a flame war, so I'll just say the FFXIII deserves to be on their for being perhaps one of the most intense RPGs of all time. The game is primarily awarded with this position because of the marvelous second half (Palumpolum onwards), but also because of the uber complex and Gene Wolfe like story. I'm now more invested in FFXIII's world than any other SE has created. Let me be the first to say congradulations. Bayonetta lastly rounds out the Top 5 with it's satirical nature and hysterical approach to the action genre. Torturing angels was incredibly fun. The direction was fairly creative, and the level designs tremendous, especially towards the end. I wouldn't be able to describe how I felt when I fought Bayonett'a arch nemesis across the metropolis' skyscrapers. Epic is an understatement. Surely flashy would be the first among my words, but in a good way. Also, this and God of War III are neck and neck for Best Art Direction. Bayonetta is that good. Regardless, gamers should appreciate 2010. It's been a great year thus far. Now, I'm going to get back to some Alan Wake if you don't mind, which I might add is incredibly amazing. ASIDE: I can't believe my picks mostly coincide with the Joker's. lol I'm loving Alan Wake right now. If it keeps it up, and the future DLC capitalizes on the concept of the game, then it will most likely boot Bayonetta off the list.
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1.Mass Effect 2 2.Red Dead 3.Alan Wake 4.GOW3 5.Splinter Cell:Conviction Any list with Heavy Rain on it is the worst list!
i think heavy rain was way overrated. its a rare kind of game but the horrible voice acting and all the quick time events. this games an 7-8 at best
No God of war????
battlefield change with gow3 and you have the right list
Bayonetta? GOW3? Darksiders? FF XIII (didn't like it myself but know those who did)? Perfect Dark? Allen Wake?
My list. Mass Effect 2 God of War 3 Heavy Rain / Alan Wake (tie) Red Dead Redemption Bad Company 2
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Best list todate .Please take Note
Highly agreed. I have a very similar list. However, I'd switch God of War 3 and Mass Effect 2 around.
Alan Wake, although very good, does not match Heavy Rain, and Super Mario Galaxy 2 is not only a top 5 game in late May, it's a legitimate candidate to win overall Game of the Year.
Have you played the game? Alan Wake is easily a candidate for GotY based on story alone. Gameplay may get repetitive, but it's refreshing nonetheless. Also, I love the episodic approach. I see potential for it, and think they should stick to it.
Have I played it?! What a stupid thing to ask. I own every one of the games I listed in this thread. Of course I've played it. I consider it to be a very good game but not top 5.
gow 3, just cause 2, are a couple I would of put on there. I don't know if you can count add ons but I really enjoyed Ballad of Gay Tony on the ps3 Red Dead Redemption was fun but wouldn't been number 1 for
Super Street Fighter 4 is the only game that's caught my interest so far this year.
Now how is that I haven't too many games this year(only one) but there are a lot of games that were released for everyone. I just don't understand I'm sorry, SSFIV is great and all but still
God of War 3!
ontopic this list fails so hard no gow3 but i see he made sure he put mario on thier.and lets face it i played it and beat it,and it does not deserve the perfect scores its been getting,but dont get me wrong i loved it and it was indeed fun but not as perfect as these reviewers make it out to be.the sad thing is that games dont get reviewed for how good and diffrent they r,they getted reviewed by thier name sake.gaming this gen is taking a turn for the worst.peace and gaming
but no GOW3 on the list - and it doesn't disappoint at all! fu#k this list.
but if a game has both MP and SP - then both need to be good for it to be on a "best game" list for a given year.
Where the hell is god of war 3? Alan wake should be there too. ( I love horror games )
God of War III, Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, and Super Mario Galaxy 2 are all legitimate candidates for Game of the Year and should be included. After that, Heavy Rain, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and then perhaps Alan Wake would deserve consideration. I bought all these games and have been amazed at the superb quality of these titles before 2010 is even half over.
Kratos is dissapointed.
Mass Effect 2, Mario Galaxy 2, Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell Conviction. Though overall it's been a solid year.
I dunno... is it just me or people who tend to put Heavy Rain in the top 5 and not Gow3 are people that probably have not even played Heavy Rain or God of War at all, but are just pretending to(you know... oh lets just throw heavy rain in there to satisfy the ps3 fanboys). I'm sure any sane person with a ps3 would know that Heavy Rain though innovative and refreshing, is no way near as good or polished as Gow3.... sigh. Also he could have at least put Bayonetta instead... wait a second... this is an opinion piece of writing, and this guy doesn't play 3rd person action games... stupid damn blog spots and their opinion pieces that don't mean squat grrr. Bc2 is amazing, i played multiplayer heaps to the point where I was ranked in the top 5k, but I wouldn't call it GOTY material. I have no issue with the other games listed tho.
I agree with the list but BFBC2 should be axed for GoW III. Regardless, Halo: Reach will soon be THE game of 2010.
Alan Wake is far and away superior to heavy rain.....
I really don't think they are really comparable, very different games: different structure, different flavour, different experience. I guess it's mostly a matter of taste but certainly Heavy Rain is much more innovative in terms of gaming experience, it's a genre per se.
You've obviously never played the two games because they're really not that similar...
Holy... This list FAILS but really really hard by just putting mario instead of any other goddamn game God of war should be there i dont even like it but it's way better than mario, also stupid people on N4G BC2 deserves way more to be in there instead of mario. Yes, i hate mario gaylaxy it's a retared game on an old gen worthless console.
1. Mass Effect 2 2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 3. Alan Wake 4. No More Heroes 2/Final Fantasy XIII 5. Yakuza 3 Getting Red Dead, God of War III, and Bayonetta in the mail tomorrow.
You sir are a happy/lucky individual
I'm not making any criticisms about the list buuut I just have to say God of War III is missing from this list, there may have been a dilemma when he made the list but come on dude. That's the Elephant in the room.
here is my list 1. ME2 2. Heavy Rain 3. Alan Wake 4. RDR 5. GoW3/Bayonetta (story is crap but the game play is fun) Given I don't like FPS crap, cause usually they don't have a story.
Bad list. Mine: 1) God of War 3 2) Heavy Rain 3) Galaxy 2 4) Mass Effect 2 5) 3D Dot Game Heroes Cry about it.
1. GOW3 2. ME2 3. BFBC2 4. Alan Wake 5. Heavy Rain
1) Heavy Rain 2) God of War III 3) Red Dead Redemption 4) Alan Wake 5) Bayonetta
3D Dot Heroes Darksiders Just Cause 2 White Knight Chronicles Gow 3 hmmm...i seem to be outside the norm a bit
My list so far is (and I think every gamers should play these 5, they're amazing!!): God of War 3 Heavy Rain Bioshock 2 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Mass Effect 2 I've just started Read Dead Redemption and haven't played Splinter Cell and Alan Wake yet although they're on my shelf. I'm also loving Modnation Racers! I'm also anxiously awaiting for the European version of Demon's Soul!!! http://thechickgamer.blogsp...
Bad Company 2 defiantly wasn't one of the top games this year. That game got old within two weeks.
I'd put HR at number 5 and GOW3 at number 4. BC2 was a great game but I don't think it deserves to be in the top 5.
Noo FF13 FAIL No GOW3 FAIL No modnation racers FAIL
And no God of War 3 = failed article
1) Red Dead: Redemption 2) God of War III 3) Just Cause 2 4) Yakuza 3 5) Battlefield: Bad Company 2
GOD OF WAR 3 flopped, nobody even remembers it now you read stupidity like "RDR is the game of the year" LOL
"now you read stupidity" well put after reading your very own reply. No wonder you have 1 bubble.
so true:) gow3 wasn't a flop.but saying that RDR is GOTY when we didn't get through 1st half of the year yet is a bit much.there's soooo many games coming out autumn/winter...
1. ME2 2. RDR 3. GOW3 4. Galaxy 2 5. Heavy Rain Honor mentions Alan Wake, Splinter Cell Conviction, Bioshock 2, BBC, Bayonetta, and SSF4
5. Splinter Cell: Conviction 4. Alan Wake 3. BioShock 2 2. God of War 3 1. Red Dead Redemption Just my humble opinion ^__^