My games of 2010 and ones that I’m looking out for in 2011

EPIC POST WARNING!!!

I play a lot of games – perhaps too many – and last year was a great year for game releases. We had more choice than ever; new triple-A blockbusters on PS3 and XBox360, re-imaged classics on iPad/iPhone, innovative indie/casual/arcade games on many formats, and an increase in motion based games with Wiimote, Kinect and Move!

Arguably the platform of the year was Apple handheld devices – iPod/iPad/iPhone – and I played over 80 games on this platform. I love many of these games, including the old classics Monkey Island and Broken Sword, however I really only play one game a lot. I completed “Angry Birds” – until they released more levels! – and this game is in my top 10 for the year. My top ten games for the year based on playability, enjoyment, and novelty are (in order, and remembering that I haven’t played enough of Mass Effect 2 or Dead Red Redemption!):

  1. BAYONETTA
  2. Dragon Age
  3. ENSLAVED™
  4. Split/Second
  5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  6. Heavy Rain
  7. Fable III
  8. LIMBO
  9. PixelJunk Shooter
  10. Super Mario Galaxy II
  11. Angry Birds

So I lied! Angry Birds didn’t quite make my top 10! An honourable mention for Minecraft too!

Games that I’m looking forward to this year are:

  1. ICO HD!
  2. The Last Guardian
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  5. Duke Nukem Forever (I have waited for this for……)
  6. Star Wars: The Old Republic
  7. Secret World
  8. DeusEx
  9. Dragon Age II
  10. Gear of War 3
  11. Mass Effect 3
  12. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  13. Rage
  14. LittleBigPlanet 2
  15. A decent Facebook game!

The gaming platform that I played the most was XBox 360 and I completed the following games (In order of the enjoyment that I got out of them):

  1. ENSLAVED™
  2. Split/Second
  3. Fable III
  4. Fallout 3
  5. Assassin’s Creed II
  6. Halo: Reach
  7. Modern Warfare® 2
  8. Earthworm Jim HD
  9. Serious Sam HD: TFE

I also played the following games but haven’t finished yet (in order):

  1. BAYONETTA
  2. LIMBO
  3. Winterbottom
  4. Mass Effect 2
  5. Raskulls
  6. ilomilo
  7. Borderlands
  8. Space Invaders: IG
  9. BioShock 2
  10. FINAL FANTASY XIII
  11. Kinect Adventures
  12. Super Meat Boy
  13. Serious Sam HD: TSE
  14. Lara Croft: GoL
  15. Disney·Pixar UP
  16. Hydro Thunder
  17. Sonic 4 Episode I
  18. Alan Wake
  19. Blur
  20. Crazy Taxi
  21. I MAED A GAM3 W1TH Z0MB1ES!!!1
  22. Cthulhu Saves The World
  23. Apple Jack
  24. Dance Central
  25. Monday Night Combat
  26. Perfect Dark
  27. Kinect Sports
  28. Castlevania HD

I played the following on the Wii

  1. Super Mario Galaxy II
  2. Metroid Other M
  3. Epic Mickey

I completed two games on the PS3

  1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  2. Heavy Rain

and played 4 others:

  1. PixelJunk Shooter
  2. Demon’s Soul’s
  3. God of War Collection
  4. Flower

On the PC I have played 3 main games:

  1. Free Realms
  2. Lord of the Rings MMO
  3. Star Craft 2

but I only completed:

  1. Dragon Age