Top 10 Sleeper Hits of Release Year 2010

From the feature list of 2009:

"After weeks of deliberation and in-house arguing, we have finally narrowed down our picks for the Top 10 Sleeper Hits of 2010. It was a long process of eliminating titles that may or may not be overlooked, so we decided on a solid ten gaming picks that we feel need more attention and love from the gaming community - and in the end will be worth every second of game time. These are the top 10 games coming out next year that we think, even though they are not on everyone's radar... will score some high reviews and make major bucks in the sales department."

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UltimaEnder3219d ago

I always love the "sleeper hit" category - all good choices, nice list!

mikeslemonade3219d ago

They did a good job of listing some multiplatform trash. I think the only game I will play here is Bayonetta. I think Lost Planet deserves a spot here.

Saaking3219d ago (Edited 3219d ago )

Demon's Soul was, imo, the best sleeper hit this year. It didn't sell millions, but it sold well above expectations and received glowing reviews.

I hope something like Demon's Soul comes out next year. Good choices though. My personal favorite is Red Dead Redemption. It's looking fantastic.

darthv723219d ago

My pick is dante's inferno. I had a blast with this GoW clone. If you are going to copy a game style then it is best to pick one of the best to use as a blueprint. I like the whole crusade environment and it just fits where as the greek mythology fit for GoW.

Tony999Montana3219d ago

The website is 360 exclusive and the story is about 2010, therefore demon's souls is an invalid choice, although it was an excellent game.

I don't know under what criteria this site feels they can judge sleeper hits before they're released. Do they not know the definition of a sleeper hit'?

deadreckoning6663219d ago (Edited 3219d ago )

Modnation Racers


Bad Company 2

likedamaster3219d ago

I would definitely throw Brink up there. Every other game on my list is a guaranteed hit so it wouldn't fall in this category.

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Valkyrie833219d ago

WOW this put together with the other Games of 2010 article really shows twenty diverse video games coming out next year, all looking good....

PepperJack3219d ago

it's all about splinter cell, mafia 2 and mass effect for me!

LaurenKB1233219d ago

I like the fact that "sleeper hit" category doesn't include all the first-party trash that MS and Sony try to shove down our throats....these are the true games of 2010, well done....

mrv3213219d ago

You sir are quite simply WRONG.

Sony trach such as Uncharted 2, Resistance, Motorstorm, Killzone 2.

Look for the Sony stamp of approval and you'd realise that ALMOST all of those games are great 80+/100... same with Microsoft.

ASSASSYN 36o3219d ago (Edited 3219d ago )

Battle Field BC 2 a sleeper hit? I think it will BE a hit period. The hype is building for it. And Army of two 40th day played like junk. I doubt it will be any kind of hit.

mikeslemonade3219d ago

BFBC2 belongs on the overhyped games of 2010. The graphics are terrible and it's not doing anythng different compared to BFBC1. Now I'm sure they added a few things, but it's pretty much the same game.

GamerSciz3219d ago

It is more weapons, larger maps, more vehicles, better graphics and animations and updated destruction engine (codename: Frostbite). If that means it is the same game then I sure as heck hope you don't have MW2. It's the same as 1 except more perks, more weapons, more maps, and that's about it. Same engine (same graphics for the most part) and still no vehicles really in MP.

BFBC2 is doing well in the PS3 beta and the PC demo is to be coming out soon and I expect that to do very well considering the first BFBC wasn't released on the PC.

On topic: There are quite a few games in there that are being hyped and won't be "sleeper" hits. Decent list I suppose.

Pandam0bile3219d ago

Are you kidding, Mike? Apart from the horrible jagged edged, BFBC2 is one of the best looking games I've seen on a console.

GamerSciz3219d ago (Edited 3219d ago )

Just to help prove my point here are two screens from in-engine at the least comparing the two. If you can't see the difference, get some glasses.



And if you think the BFBC2 shot is a bullshot it's not. The PS3 beta does look that good.

likedamaster3219d ago (Edited 3219d ago )

"BFBC2 is one of the best looking games I've seen on a console."

-So much irony in that line right there.

Anyway, BF:BC1 singleplayer was still horrible so I doubt it will be any better in BC2. And multiplayer is not enough for a game like this. The game sure looks good though.

Pandam0bile3218d ago

Likedamaster, this is Battlefield, it's a MULTIPLAYER game. Why would you give a sh1t about the single player...

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