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Top Ten Tuesdays | Most Overlooked Games Of 2010

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Matt Gardner
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Well now that our Game of the Year season has passed, let's take a look at some of the unsung heroes of 2010. We've drawn up a list of some of the most underrated and overlooked games of the last twelve months. We were going to include indie games in this list too...but quite frankly there'd be too many quiet gems to mention all in one go! Keep in touch with Jon's Wednesday XBLIG roundups and Dave's PC freeware collections every Monday though.

10. Metroid: Other M

Top Ten Tuesdays | Most Overlooked Games Of 2010

In amongst a sea of same-old Ninty titles, Metroid: Other M was a brave combination that refused to simply knock off a straight homage to a popular franchise. Encompassing elements of the original 2D side-scroller, the FPS action of the Retro Studios Prime trilogy and making the most of the Wii's control system that coupled a standalone Wiimote with gunslinging action, Team Ninja's effort was seriously worthy of note. It was far from perfect, and the name it bears gave it some attention at least (which is why it didn't place higher), but it tried something a little bit different. And, four years into the Wii's lifespan, that's quite damn impressive indeed.

9. Any Other JRPG

Top Ten Tuesdays | Most Overlooked Games Of 2010

We didn't really get on with Final Fantasy XIII here in the Dealspwn office, and I suppose it could have been something of a contender for this list, but we rather felt most had got that one spot on: it made a lot of noise, it looked very shiny, it took 20-30 hours to get going. But if you wanted a proper JRPG fix you were completely spoiled for choice, the difference being that most of them didn't get as much attention. Between Dragon Quest IX, Valkyria Chronicles II, Resonance of Fate and, of course, my personal favourite Infinite Space, there were whole days to be lost to these games. They all had flaws, often pertaining to over-complexity , but they were all of them incredibly rich affairs if you liked that sort of thing.

Click here to see the rest of Matt's list....

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Author:
Matt Gardner
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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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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!!!

Even More Video Game Release Dates June 2010

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Matt Gardner
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New Releases
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Armada 2526, Backbreaker, Demon's Souls, LEGO Harry Potter, Naughty Bear, New Releases, Singularity, Transformers: War For Cybertron
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Even More Video Game Release Dates June 2010

June 2010 New Releases

Quite a fun little week to end th month of June. Whether you're up for a combination of the cute and the sinister with Naughty Bear - the only game in existence to lay claim to having something in common with both Winnie the Pooh and Codename 47 - or fancy dipping into the first four years of Harry Potter's Hogwarts life as seen through the eyes of Traveller's Tales, there might well be something here to make you chuckle. Otherwise, UK based PS3 fans can finally get their mitts on Demon's Souls and the robots in disguise make a colourful return.

How to use: Click on the title of the video game if you would like to see the cross platform possibilities. Click on the game cover of the platform of your choice to see the price comparison for that particular game, showing you the cheapest prices from UK online retailers.

NB. Good games take time so be aware some of these dates may well change.

22nd - 30th June 2010:

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Armada 2526
25th June 2010
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Backbreaker
25th June 2010
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Demon's Souls
25th June 2010
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LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
25th June 2010
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Naughty Bear
25th June 2010
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Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Osborne House
25th June 2010
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Singularity
25th June 2010
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Transformers: War For Cybertron
25th June 2010
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