From the PlanetXbox360.com feature article:
"This year was a huge one for Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade game service, with hundreds of titles to choose from, including arcade games (After Burner Climax, Crazy Taxi), original titles (Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1) and some quirky ones that found their way into audiences’ hearts (Costume Quest, DeathSpank). However, only ten could find their way onto our final list of favorites for the year 2010, and after a long, painful process of elimination (Shank was THIS CLOSE!), we’ve come up with our contenders. Let the countdown commence!"