The best games of 2010

We shortlist the best video games and gaming gadgets of the year

2010 was a huge year for gaming - arguably the biggest in recent memory. In addition to the hoopla surrounding motion-control, there was a dizzying array of great titles vying for gamers' attention. Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Starcraft 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Bioshock 2, God of War III, Halo Reach, Mario Galaxy 2: the list goes on and on. It was also a year filled with a few surprises, including PlayStation Move not sucking, Bad Company 2 being a better game than Call of Duty: Black Ops, the iPod dominating as a handheld games device and Gran Turismo 5 finally arriving at the tail-end of the year.

In the following slideshow, we pay tribute to our personal favourite games of 2010, with supporting links to our original reviews. Mark our words: many of the games listed in this feature are destined to go down as all-time classics. But enough of our mindless gushing: let's take a look back at the year's best games.

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MTV Games Rock Band 3

The bar for music games has been irrefutably raised. Like magic, gamers can now be transformed into musicians... provided they don't run screaming for the hills at the first sight of a barre chord.

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  • 29th Oct., 2010
  • Joe Rybicki
  • MTV Games
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  • Pros:
  • Pro guitar and keyboards will turn gamers into real musicians -- really, set list is full of unexpectedly excellent instrumentation, keyboards are surprisingly fun (even in legacy mode), smart new additions to interface and career mode.
  • Cons:
  • Pro guitar trainer could be more user-friendly, pro guitar and keys could be prohibitively challenging for players with no music experience, set list may prove too varied for players interested in specific genres

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