2010 has been a year of game industry transition. High-definition consoles have risen to prominence and both Sony and Microsoft have started motion controller phases, extending their platforms' lifecycles. Nintendo, however, has lost some of its lead, with Wii not seeing the sales it once had and DS feeling pressure brought on by iPhone and iPod Touch.
This year saw a flood of creative independent games on PC and iOS devices, whereas the consoles were a realm of refinement rather than bold new ideas. Make no mistake, there were tons of good games on every system, but a feature like this exists so that 1UP can pick a winner. So let's get started.