Posts Tagged ‘top 10’
  • #9 of 2010: NHL 11
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    Posted December 15th, 2010 at 6:00 pm 7 Comments
    The NHL series from EA Sports has been one of the most highly regarded this generation. With NHL 09 in particular the franchise had a resurgence and became more mainstream than many would have anticipated possible. The game began to reach those not necessarily fans of the NHL. It captured the #2 spot with NHL 09 but then didn't make the list with NHL 10 due to a push towards milking consumers through downloadable content and a lack of intriguing upgrades. NHL 11 is still hampered by the focus ...
  • #10 of 2010: NBA Jam HD
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    Posted December 13th, 2010 at 3:30 pm 9 Comments
    A good arcade style game can provide great entertainment value and act as a much needed change of pace. In the past few years games such as The BIGS, Blitz: The League, NBA Street, and Madden Arcade have found their way into the end of year lists. 2010 however was a down year for the arcade game, and almost by default NBA Jam claims the #10 spot in the countdown. (more…)...
  • The Worst of 2010
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    Posted December 9th, 2010 at 9:45 am 37 Comments
    Before getting into the Top 10 Games of the Year countdown (also make sure to vote in the Community Awards polls) comes the look at what turned out to be the worst offerings of the year. Considerations for acknowledgment here include what the reasonable expectations were going in, game issues and promises fulfilled, lack of value, and community response. This year there were no standout games that really deserved to be trashed. There was nothing on the level of MLB 2K9, MLB Front Office Man...
  • Best of 2009: Individual Awards
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    Posted January 14th, 2010 at 7:22 pm 46 Comments
    While I offered what amounted to retrospectives on the games in my top 10 there are particular areas or achievements from the games that deserve being highlighted. Continue on for the listing of the individual awards for 2009. (more…)...
  • #1 of 2009: UFC 2009 Undisputed
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    Posted January 6th, 2010 at 5:33 pm 86 Comments
    The ranking of games in the best of 2009 list is based primarily on the personal amount of enjoyment had with a particular title. Some other factors include whether advertised features were fully delivered on, post-release support, community interaction and communication, overall gameplay experience, feature set, and online play performance. Again this is a personal take on the games. The analysis is weighted largely towards those which I had the most fun with while considering them as a who...
  • #2 of 2009: Madden NFL 10
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    Posted January 2nd, 2010 at 11:36 am 312 Comments
    The ranking of games in the best of 2009 list is based primarily on the personal amount of enjoyment had with a particular title. Some other factors include whether advertised features were fully delivered on, post-release support, community interaction and communication, overall gameplay experience, feature set, and online play performance. Again this is a personal take on the games. The analysis is weighted largely towards those which I had the most fun with while considering them as a who...
  • #3 of 2009: MLB 09 The Show
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    Posted December 30th, 2009 at 1:37 pm 150 Comments
    The ranking of games in the best of 2009 list is based primarily on the personal amount of enjoyment had with a particular title. Some other factors include whether advertised features were fully delivered on, post-release support, community interaction and communication, overall gameplay experience, feature set, and online play performance. Again this is a personal take on the games. The analysis is weighted largely towards those which I had the most fun with while considering them as a who...
  • #4 of 2009: FIFA 10
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    Posted December 28th, 2009 at 6:40 pm 48 Comments
    The ranking of games in the best of 2009 list is based primarily on the personal amount of enjoyment had with a particular title. Some other factors include whether advertised features were fully delivered on, post-release support, community interaction and communication, overall gameplay experience, feature set, and online play performance. Again this is a personal take on the games. The analysis is weighted largely towards those which I had the most fun with while considering them as a who...