Vote for the forum's GOTY 2010!
Let's not waste any time, and move on to the next (previous) year: 2010!
Also known as the year of Kinect. As I browsed the list of releases, I couldn't believe how may titles rang a bell, but not always for the right reasons. It was the wild west of the PS360 era, with a lot of, to put it nicely, swimming in sevens. Or sixes, or fives... But there's also a ton of absolute classics, from mainstream successes to indie or niche darlings.
As usual, here are the rules:
You may select up to 8 games, a ranked Top 4 and up to 4 honorable mentions. They will be scored as follows:
#1: 5 points
#2: 4 points
#3: 3 points
#4: 2 points
Honorable mentions: 1 point each
Honorable mentions are optional, but you must at least have a Top 4.
Votes are secret!! Don't post them here and instead send me your list via the chat function / private message of the forum.
Games are eligible only if they were released in the West (US and/or Europe) for the first time in 2010, with the following caveats:
- "Straight" ports to new platforms in 2010 (such as Assassin's Creed II on PC) are not eligible.
- "Enhanced" ports, with some new content/features, (like Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition) are also not eligible.
- DLCs and expansions (like World of Warcraft: Cataclysm) are not eligible.
- Games in beta / early access are not eligible.
- Stand-alones (such as Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare) are eligible.
- Full remakes are eligible.
To make sure you don't forget anything, I've compiled a non-exhaustive list of eligible games in the post below. Please, please, please read it carefully, multiple times if you must, and make sure you don't miss anything. If a game you liked is not in this list but fits the criteria, feel free to vote for it anyway!
If you're unsure whether a game is eligible or not, feel free to ask in this thread and we'll discuss it. Check Wikipedia for more ideas too.
The votes will close in about 2-3 weeks, and as usual I'll harass you if you forget to vote!
Bayonetta, Darksiders, VVVVVV, Army of Two: The 40th Day, Dark Void, Mass Effect 2, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, MAG, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle
Global Agenda, White Knight Chronicles, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, BioShock 2, Dante's Inferno, Shiren the Wanderer, Dragon Ball: Origins 2, Art of Balance, SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3, Aliens vs. Predator, Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth, Deadly Premonition, Heavy Rain, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Napoleon: Total War
Mega Man 10, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Supreme Commander 2, Final Fantasy XIII, Yakuza 3, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, God of War III, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, Metro 2033, Infinite Space, The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom, Red Steel 2, Just Cause 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, WarioWare D.I.Y., Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
Dark Void Zero, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, Monster Hunter Tri, Dead to Rights: Retribution, Nier
Dementium II, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Skate 3, Lost Planet 2, Bit.Trip Runner, Split/Second, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Trauma Team, Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption, Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Blur, ModNation Racers
Alpha Protocol, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Disgaea Infinite, Transformers: War for Cybertron, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor, Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4, Naughty Bear, Ninety-Nine Nights II, Singularity, Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Crackdown 2, Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies, Limbo, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Hydro Thunder Hurricane
Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, Monday Night Combat, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, Ys Seven, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Mafia II, Metroid: Other M, Valkyria Chronicles II, Ace Combat: Joint Assault
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Professor Layton and the Unwound Future, Halo: Reach, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest, Phantasy Star Portable 2, R.U.S.E., Civilization V, Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City, Dead Rising 2, Front Mission Evolved, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Quantum Theory, World of Tanks
Wii Party, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Def Jam Rapstar, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Dead Space Ignition, Arcania: Gothic 4, Medal of Honor, Super Scribblenauts, Kirby's Epic Yarn, DJ Hero 2, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Vanquish, Super Meat Boy, Fable III, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Rock Band 3, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
GoldenEye 007, Blood Drive, Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, James Bond 007: Blood Stone, Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Dance Evolution, Kinect Joy Ride, Kinect Sports, Kinectimals, Sonic Free Riders, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Sonic Colors, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, Gran Turismo 5, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Dead Nation, Epic Mickey, Nail'd
Tron: Evolution, A World of Keflings, Echochrome II, Raskulls
bam541 last edited by bam541
Already looked at the Wikipedia list, and I had no idea that 2010 was so stacked, at least for me. Turns out a lot of games I really like came out this year. I'm gonna be late for the votes again, it's kinda hard to decide.
I want to check out Mafia II before I vote, thankfully they remastered it... even though it's not a very good remaster job, apparently.
Shout outs to:
- Just Cause 2 (a sequel that is leaps and bounds better than the original),
- Metro 2033 (can't get enough of that thick, creepy underground atmosphere),
- Alpha Protocol (the loveliest janky game of all time),
- Vanquish (Platinum Games made a shooter! It's everything I wanted from them).
- Skate 3 (one of the defining games of my middle school years),
- Sam and Max: The Devil's Playhouse (still my favorite Telltale game),
- and MGS Peace Walker (one of the best handheld games ever made).
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Is Mount & Blade: Warband eligible?
I'm not sure if it's a stand alone expansion or just dlc. I've only played Warband so I don't know what the differences are from the original.
naltmank last edited by
Going through this list, I'm realizing that 2009-2010 were the only two years where I was truly a Hardcore Gamer (TM). First time I can remember having to make some hard cuts, and while I think a lot of people will share my number 1, I doubt many people will agree with the rest of my rankings.
@shoulderguy Wikipedia says it's stand-alone, so it should be eligible.
Shoulderguy last edited by
I only have 20 games on my list for 2010 but this year has some real bangers though.
Here is the Gametrailers GOTY for 2010:
I like how GT used that scene from Red Dead Redemption in the opening. lol
It's a weird one for me.
At first glance, 3 games jumped out to me as "Oh yeah that's gonna make my list", but then I have about a dozen others that I just feel lukewarm about.
"Yeah, that was alright... That one was also alright..." Gonna be hard to rank those!
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As I am literally playing Mass Effect 2 at this very moment, I feel particularly well equipped to say: it's a real good game y'all.
Another start of, "huh, I wonder what I played from 2010," that ends up in, "OMG THAT CAME OUT IN 2010?! IT'S MY FAVORITE!!!"
Still a lot I did not play, but my favs are going to compete hard for everything other than #1. That's gonna be another, "my wife and I bonded over this," game.
Blur could do with some love because Bizarre Creations really nailed it with Blur-such a cool racing game.
@axel When will GOTY 2011 go live?
Sazime last edited by Sazime
EDIT: Unless you're talking about the Community Showcase, which is 2-5p Monday.
@sazime I meant for the community vote.
@sazime Are you referring to the EZA Community Showcase? Is it live on Twitch?
@jdincinerator I believe, but I could be wrong, they submit the resets for the showcase, which is tomorrow on Twitch.
The thread linked earlier are the results of the votes for GoTY 2011.
I hope I'm answering the right question (and that's I'm right on the showcase thing), I'm not always the most up to speed.
Ahh right I'll take a look at that link then.
It's hard to tell whether the showcase is broadcast on Twitch because there's no post informing us of when it goes live.
Check the main site, https://easyallies.com/ on the right. That should be the time and day (Monday) that it's happening. Time will depend on your locale.
Phbz last edited by
Omg May is sweet!