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Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Matt Gardner
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
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.



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


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.

Winner: Call of Duty: Black Ops

Best Video Game Awards 2010 | First Person Shooters

Whilst Metro 2033 made a strong showing, it was always looking like a Blops victory in this category. Treyarch really stepped up to the plate and delivered a hugely impressive game that took on board some of Infinity Ward's cinematic greatness whilst refusing to take itself too seriously. With an epic multiplayer mode and the addition of some hilarious zombie-killing action, Black Ops was arguably the most complete FPS title of the year. Check out Felix's review here.

Now cast your own votes!!!!

Add a comment7 comments
ODB  Jan. 11, 2011 at 15:16

have to vote for COD for the reason its one of the few I've played. I loved BC2 however like you said its Team orientated so if your riding solo its not all that whereas I can rock COD on my own or with friends. Solo game and story I enjoyed

Not played Halo Reach much but it was ok...maybe if I played more I'd get into it however I think if HALO3 didnt grab me then this wont either

Bioshock 2 not as good as 1 though technically better and MOH I havent bothered with after reading so much about it thats bad

Not played Singularity yet but picked up a copy the other week

Metro 2033 - I stayed away from this as I thought it was a RPG? I heard it was same as Fallout...is it a FPS? If so i'll pick it up

mrblue74  Jan. 11, 2011 at 15:40

Metro 2033 is not really a RPG, it's a FPS with a great Background but you don't have to make choice, you can't choose where you go, so you can play it ODB ;)

And it's really my fps of the year!

NornIronLegend  Jan. 11, 2011 at 15:41

Great to see Singularity getting some recognition!! Loved it!

Matt Gardner  Jan. 11, 2011 at 16:16

YES! Finally! I thought it was just me....good to see someone else has actually played it. We can start a fan club.

Cracking game. My second fave FPS of the year after BBC2.

Matt Gardner  Jan. 11, 2011 at 16:17

Definitely try out Metro 2033, it's a bit patchy in places, but it's well worth a look. Highly absorbing, just a shame that the mechanics sometimes break the spell a bit.

NornIronLegend  Jan. 11, 2011 at 16:22

Yeah its definitely in my top 3!

If the 'Best FPS' relied solely on single player FPS it would No. 1!!

MattyPlant  Jan. 11, 2011 at 17:14

Singularity was a brilliant game, shame about the online. Bioshock 2 continued an already excellent story, but being a tad easier and less frightening.
Call of Duty Whack Ops, I mean Black Ops, well, the game was like torture, 6.5 hours of boredom, and then children playing online, Great!
Bad Company 2, Ow Frickin Wow, Teamwork, Tanks, APCS, Mortar Strikes, Helocopters, Bullet Dipping and 2.0 all lIve in the living room, Nuff Said!


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