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Best Video Game of 2010

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Best Video Game Awards 2010, Fallout: New Vegas, GOTY, Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Galaxy
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood | Battlefield: Bad Company 2 | Heavy Rain | Mass Effect 2 | Red Dead Redemption

Best Video Game of 2010

This was a close one. To be honest any of the games below could have taken the award and we would have been pretty happy. As it was it came down to a single vote. We've been blessed in the past twelve months to have seen a marked rise in the calibre of the games released, something that we're yet to fully adjust to as critics. we've delighted in a swathe of technically brilliant games, executed impeccably and delivered with thunderclaps of publicity and huge amounts of polish as you can see below. Perhaps looking forward into 2011 we should take that as a benchmark standard and aspire to higher heights of inventiveness and innovation, the blockbusters of 2010 have certainly made that an exciting possibility.

In the meantime, though, let's look back on some of the brightest stars of 2010.

Get your vote on below...and if there's a game you loved that didn't make it here, LET US KNOW ABOUT IT!


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Best Video Game Awards 2010 | Multiplayer

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
Tags:
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Best Video Game Awards 2010, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Halo Reach, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, MAG
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood | Battlefield: Bad Company 2 | Call of Duty: Black Ops | Halo: Reach

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | Multiplayer

Let's be clear. we don't necessarily mean dedicated multiplayer games here, but rather the game that offered the best multiplayer experience this year. Unsurprisingly, a good number of nominees came from the FPS side of the room, though it should be noted that Red Dead Redemption and Kane and Lynch 2 came close to making the shortlist. Business as usual for Bungie and Activision, though Ubisoft threw us a curve ball by introducing multiplayer into Assassin's Creed....and making it awesome. Vote for your favourite below...


Click here to see our own shortlist and best multiplayer game of 2010...

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Best Video Game Awards 2010, Call of Duty: Black Ops, FPS games, Goldeneye 007, Halo Reach, Medal Of Honor, Metro 2033, Singularity
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 | Call of Duty: Black Ops | Halo: Reach | Singularity

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Once again we've been rather spoiled for choice when it's come to FPS titles this year. EA kicked things off with a slightly belated attempted at stealing away Modern Warfare 2's crown with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and most months of the year saw at least one cracking shooter find its way onto the shelves. This was the year of Bungie's Halo swansong, the year that Treyarch stepped out of Infinity Ward's shadow, the year that saw the Medal of Honor and GoldenEye franchises return too. We had a hard time narrowing down our shortlist - and we've expanded the list slightly for your votes - but really when it came down to it, this one was decided after the first couple of rounds of voting.

NB. Hit the thumbnail for price comps and the title for our full reviews where applicable.

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Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Busting out with Frostbite 2.0 and offering a more team-oriented experience than some of the other shooters this year, it was arguably BBC2, more than Medal of Honor, that really challenged Call of Duty's dominance in 2010.

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Bioshock 2

Perhaps not quite and groundbreaking and spellbinding as its progenitor, Bioshock 2 was nevertheless a much better FPS, with some fantastic action and a multiplayer that proved more than a mere afterthought.

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Call of Duty: Black Ops

After the onset of the Infinity Ward soap opera, all eyes were on underdogs Treyarch to produce something magnificent. Black Ops was certainly that - making tonnes of noise, refusing to take itself too seriously, and mopping up a number of sales records in the process.

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Halo: Reach

Bungie's farewell to the Halo franchise was certainly a Noble effort indeed. As absorbing for five hours as it was for five minutes, Reach came stuffed with something for all comers, delighting fans and newbies alike.

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Metro 2033

Brooding, atmospheric and idiosyncratic, Metro 2033 impressed many of our writers simply by having the balls to do something a little different. Offering one of the finest FPS experiences of the year it more than made up for its technical shortcomings with an abundance of character.

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Singularity

The little game that no-one saw coming, Singularity essentially took all of the best bits from the best FPS titles of the last ten years and stuck them all into one game. The result was sheer enjoyment for fans of the genre. Derivative? Sure. Fun? Undoubtedly.

Click here to see who won our Best FPS award and VOTE YOURSELVES!!!

From New Free Battlefield To Scorched Earth Policy - News Roundup 5th November 2010

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Battlefield Play4Free, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, EA, Gran Turismo 5
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 | Gran Turismo 5

New Battlefield is Free To Play

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As speculated, EA has revealed the latest Battlefield title... and that it's essentially going to be free to play. That's right, folks, Battlefield Play4Free (the clue's in the name) will cost absolutely nothing to download and play- offering up to 32 player matches.

Naturally we can expect a whole raft of paid premium content that's gonna make EA their money. No word as yet, but we'll be sure to keep you posted. In the meantime, why not check out the teaser.

GT5 "Is Coming Before Christmas"

gt5 new trailer

As I wrapped up yesterday, the retailer rumour mill is currently in overdrive about a possible November 30th US (and possibly European) release date for Polyphony Digital's delayed driving simulator. The appearance of the date on the official SonyStyle store seemed to provide as much proof as most rumours get- and just in case you need any more reassurance, SCEA Marketing Executive Peter Dille has confirmed that

Yeah, Kazunori came out with a comment that they are working on a few last things. He apologized to the community, but explained it is coming before Christmas. We haven’t put a date to that yet, but we will just as soon as we get word from him when he’s done. - Peter Dille to Siliconera

Looks like we'll have the real driving simulator in our stockings after all...

New Bad Company 2 Vietnam Trailer

bfbc2 vietnam

A new trailer for Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam expansion has released today, and it's heating up in any sense of the phrase. Fire is going to play a key role in the gameplay, from handheld flamethrowers to flame-gulching tanks. She'll make you burn with a wave of her hand! [Thanks, Joystiq]