While nobody in the industry is going to call CNN a top source for hardcore gamers, it's undeniable that a great many people will see their Top 10 list.
Therefore, it's kinda cool that Quantic Dream's masterpiece, Heavy Rain , sits at #1 in the 10 Best Video Games of 2010 lineup. The highly accomplished and singular interactive drama impressed a great many people…especially those with attention spans longer than that of a gnat. It's also interesting to note that Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption – a game we certainly appreciate – came in at #2 and God of War III made an appearance at #8. It isn't a bad list, in truth, as many of the year's best are found there, although you can bet many will find the inclusion of Call of Duty: Black Ops to be your default mainstream selection that doesn't necessarily take reviews and analysis into account. Also, one other thing: FIFA Soccer 11 is #7 and although that may seem strange to a lot of you, from what Arnold tells me, it's deserving of that slot. For consumers who aren't too checked out on the best of the best, it's a fair assembly of quality.
We think Gran Turismo 5 should be on there but most simply aren't qualified to judge that game in the first place, and there's not enough love going 'round for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 or Vanquish , but that's okay. Our awards are coming soon…
Related Game(s): Heavy Rain