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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.

  1. I keep hearing so many good things about ME2. I’m working my way through the first Mass Effect, and it seems like I’ll enjoy the second one even more.

    The aiming/shooting feels a little off in the first one.

    • Truth be told, I preferred a lot of things in Mass Effect 1. Shooting fans (ie the mass market) hated the cover/aiming system because it was imprecise – which is valid.

      But the RPG elements in Mass Effect 1 were ten-fold, and you had full customization of your party, with tons of abilities to level up, and hundreds of item combinations.

      Mass Effect 2 basically stripped down everything, practically eliminating skill-ups and items, making for a more streamlined experience (if you were to compare gear options in ME1 and 2, I think it would be 500+ to 10).

      It’s great, but the original Mass Effect still deserves some credit!

    • Don’t get me wrong, I love Mass Effect right now. I dislike the vehicle sections because the driving/aiming feels really strange. But I love all the RPG stuff. Customizing my abilities, my squad, all the options for my weapons and armor.

      Plus the conversations are great. I practically never skip any dialogue.

    • Yea the Mako is horrible!

      Either way, you’ll love ME2.

  2. Pffft. Starcraft 2. Bias. VVVVVV4life.

  3. avatar Ferahtsu

    Wasn’t Starcraft II only 33% of what fans expected?

    • avatar Bob

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