IGN Overall Game of the Year 2010 Winner

Fans, the final decision has been made as IGN reveals its 2010 Game of the Year. With so many amazing titles it was a tough battle, but one game stands alone, unfazed by the competition.


* Halo: Reach
* Heavy Rain
* Mass Effect 2
* Red Dead Redemption
* Super Mario Galaxy 2

blitz06234929d ago

Not really. I think Mass Effect 2 deserves this one. Not discrediting RDR but both games were equally great. Now I'm just hyped for ME2. I enjoyed the PS3 demo and have it preordered. Should take up some of my time together with LBP2 before KZ3 arrives. When KZ3 is here, I won't have time for anything else.

Headquarters114929d ago

lol We're in 2011. Leave 2010 in the past IGN.

SiLeNt KNighT4929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

this is why i can care less how ign rates games. if they rate it an 8 its probably a great game. 9.9 and up are usually a joke to me.

if you put super mario at the top then flip the list its a little more accurate.

no GOW3 makes the list invalid. good try guys!

InactiveUser4929d ago


This is when we should've seen all the GotY awards, not in November when some games haven't even released yet.

CrimsonFox134929d ago

Agreed with EeJLP-. Plus it may be better to wait a while, because when chosing the game of the year, the newer releases will be more fresh in your mind. Not sure how much that would effect the chosing, but it could change the results some. It's better to wait a bit then rush right into it to be the first ones with a GotY list (like those stupid "1st!" comments).

Digitaldude4929d ago

I cannot understand the ME2 hype, help me understand, I want to understand. >.<

RSPproductionz4929d ago

god of war 3 should have been in the nominies instead of reach

starchild4929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

I don't share your opinion. God of War 3 was a good game but I beat it then went back and finished getting most of the trophies and have barely returned to it since. Halo Reach had a really great campaign that I have played through twice. Not to mention the many hours I have put in online since then. The amount of quality content Reach offers is simply fantastic.

Anyway, that video was brilliant. I loved it.

nveenio4929d ago

RDR was lands better than ME2, and I didn't even care for RDR much.

seinfan4929d ago

They picked the most boring and overrated game.

And I couldn't help but laugh at how they killed Mario.

specialguest4929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

RDR became boring after a while.

talltony4929d ago

Halo reach was lame. Halo 3 had a better campaign.

Christopher4929d ago

***I cannot understand the ME2 hype, help me understand, I want to understand. >.< ***

It's easy to understand. Just look at the reviews.


Not everyone loved it to high heaven, but enough did that it scored the highest average score from 2010. Not every player will like it, just like every single other game. But, somehow, it had the necessary parts that made people love this game more than others this year.

ME2 is my GotY, right behind RDR. Even though I found ME1 to be a better RPG, ME2 did a great job on the type of gameplay I enjoy with the type of storyline development I enjoy with some RPG elements that I enjoyed that it's hard for it to not be my GotY. RDR was a great game, but I didn't enjoy it as much as ME2 and I found a lot more gameplay issues with RDR than ME2 that caused me frustration.

Dee_914929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

i couldnt get into ME2 for the life of me
i wanted to like it but i was like ... eh
i only managed to make it to that city were the dude was sick or something and you had to talk to him
then i died and had to start alll the way over ... so i just put another game in at that point ..
im just not into futuristic games on alien planets or out in space

only reason i was able to get into killzone2 was because of the str8 forward action all the way thru

TheLastGuardian4929d ago

Red Dead Redemption is my favorite game of this generation. I love that game so much. So much to do in such an amazing world. I've played it for 300 hours altogether. Great Charachters, great voice acting, great story, great gameplay, great cutscenes, great invironment, great co-op, great multiplayer, great DLC. RDR has it all.

ShinMaster4929d ago

IGN is riding ME2's d*** a little too hard on this one.
A couple of worthy games were also left out from the nominations.

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Dsnyder4929d ago

the genius said it. Come on we should all know this by now lol.

iamtehpwn4929d ago

LOL No God of War III?
We all know Kratos could've Climbed in there and made blood stew out of Shepard.

ZBlacktt4929d ago

Yeah, you could see the fail right from the very start. No biggie, it's just IGN grabage again.

ps3360games4929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

me ftw

metalanime4928d ago

God of War 3 is really over hyped. Not that its not fun or anything, but its still the same game, all they did now is make it look much nicer. I know that tastes are different and all, but really, overall the game is nothing different. Personally, i prefer Ninja Gaidens gameplay to GOWs.

showtimefolks4929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

and that's just my opinion before uall starting to press disagree and take one more of my bubble.

Me1 on xbox360 even with its bad frame rates and few graphical glitches was a overall better game because it had more RPG elements. When many complained about making ME2 better bioware just went ahead and made it a 3rd person cover base shooter

here is hoping that ME3 could be the single best ME game in the series and bring back those RPG elements for us and give the casual their shooter give us the option to choose which style we would like to play


RDR no doubt about it the story was amazing but than the online was another game by itself RS good job

Ducky4929d ago (Edited 4929d ago )

Although it did feel more like a story-based TPS than an RPG, it wasn't a bad game.
Shooting felt solid, and the squad abilities made for some good battles.

Though I played it on the PC. So not sure how the 360 experience goes.

Wouldn't call it the most over-rated game though. CoD probably takes the cake for that each year.

chester4929d ago

ME1's rpg elements were, unquestionably, more in depth then the second game, but that doesn't make ME1 a true RPG game and doesn't in any way take away from how well ME2 continued the story and the character progression.

they always quantified the series as an action/rpg blend. The second game went for more 50/50 but it brought it together in a more streamlined and efficient way then ME1 and was a better game for it. it was absolutely the best game of 2010, in my opinion. and that's all this award is for every single game site and individual around; an opinion.