The time has finally come! Gamer Limit is ringing in the new year with of the best games 2010 had to offer. The Gamer Limit staff has nominated and selected the top games of 2010. Plenty of great games joined the libraries of the PC and Xbox 360 systems this year.
The nominees for Gamer Limit’s Microsoft Games of the Year include: Super Meat Boy, Mass Effect 2, NHL 11, Civ 5, VVVVVV, and Starcraft II. But, who won? You’ll need to hit the jump to find out.
PC GOTY – VVVVV AND Starcraft II
This year we just couldn’t decide between the two: so we chose both! While Starcraft II was expected to be a huge sucess, VVVVV just came out of nowhere and took the world by storm. Starring a tiny 8-bit Captain Viridian, VVVVVwas a game that only contained one mechanic: the ability to flip gravity. Yet, it boasted extremely smart level design, and non-rage inducing checkpoints, to create a really unique 2D experience.
Starcraft II on the other hand, hosts an incredibly deep single player campaign (perhaps the best ever for an RTS), and tight multiplayer fixes that allowed for a more in-depth experience. Either way you look at it, it was a good year for PC gamers.
360 GOTY – Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 was so good, it received numerous votes for each category it was in: whether it was PC, 360, or general Game of the Year. However, one of the reasons why it played so well on 360 was due to the seamlessly action based controls, which were much tighter this time around compared to the original Mass Effect.
Unlike the first title in the series, Mass Effect 2 has extremely tight-knit shooting mechanics that would compete with the best third person shooters on the market. That, combined with the new simple inventory system, allows for a much more streamlined console experience.