2010 was a busy year and it saw the release of a bunch of great games. Staff and regular freelance contributors at Gameroni had the opportunity to play a wide variety of titles over the past 12 months and together we've compiled a list of 21 of our favorite games from the period. These are the ones that had the biggest impact on us, not necessarily the industry as a whole. We're sharing that list with you now, one title per day over a period of three weeks. Though there's only a loose order to this list, in general you can know that we liked games more as we work toward the number one selection.
Mike Suskie writes: "Conviction isn’t the best stealth game I’ve ever played, but it is almost certainly the most exhilarating. Until now, most stealth games have actually encouraged pacifism; in the best-case scenario, you could complete a level without your enemies even knowing you’re there. In Conviction, however, your enemies know exactly who you are, and they know you’re probably watching them right now. Sam has always been his most powerful when unseen, and that hasn’t changed, but this ramped-up level of aggression is what makes Conviction such a thrill. In previous games, if you entered a room with six guards, it was recommended that you try to sneak by them unnoticed. In Conviction, if you enter a room with six guards, every one of them must die. Kill them without even entering their line of sight and now you’re Sam Fisher."