2010 was a great year for video games. We saw a lot of great new titles, long awaited sequels and even returns from older games. To be fair, I chose my top 5 from the games that I played and that were released in 2010. No bias here, just an honest gamer's decision. 5. NBA Jam (Wii)
It's nice to see a good arcade game get some love in modern times. NBA Jam brings back the fire dunking and Boom-Shakalaking madness. It's a hoot especially when playing with other people. I had no problems with the Wiimote+Nunchuk control scheme. Shake and bake!
4. Monster Hunter Tri (Wii)
Monster Hunter is still Monster Hunter but the Wii version adds in underwater exporation which is quite a sight and adds to the challenge. This Monster Hunter has Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection support meaning real online gameplay and not limited to Ad-Hoc parties. Monster Hunter Tri has very good serves and offers smooth online interaction for most of it.
3. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii)
I got the MvC itch back in 2009 and played the Japanese release of TvC but with the announcement of Ultimate All-Stars and the new additions (especially Zero), I was sold. It's a great fighter and a worthy edition to Capcom's VS. series of fighting games. Tatsunical!
2. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)
Being a fan of the Professor Layton series, this game was a no brainer get for me. With it's great presentation and interesting storyline to keep you going. Puzzle games are perfect for portable gaming and the Unwound Future does not disappoint. Few things satisfy like a puzzle solved.
1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP)
The Kingdom Hearts storyline has always intrigued me (no matter how bogus it's gets) and with this being a prequel, it ties up a lot of loose ends. The new combat mechanics are very well implemented and it requires more skill and strategy without being overwhelmingly complicated. And with 3 characters to choose from, this is the most diverse Kingdom Hearts game yet.
And there you have it, my top 5 games of 2010. I may not have a lot of game systems but 2010 has been a very rich year for video games on all platforms. There's something out there for everyone. What's your top 5 games of 2010?