If you enjoy rich worlds, interesting stories and endearing characters, I implore you: don't let this pass you by.
Namco Bandai has once again intelligently built upon - and suitably drop-kicked into 2010 - one of the most famous arcade games of all time.
Call of Duty: Black Ops is a far more accomplished experience than Treyarch's previous efforts.
The Sly Collection is a top-notch compilation of some of the most beautiful platformers ever made. Would somebody in the UK please buy it?
BlazBlue will teach you things, broaden your horizons, and give you a damn good time; think of it as the Mrs Robinson to your brawling Benjamin Braddock.
It's been said before, but it's worth repeating: Western RPGs will never be the same again, such is the impact of BioWare's work here.
God of War 3 is a hack 'n' slash video game developed at the very highest level and takes what I thought was possible to new heights. It sits comfortably as one of my favourite games of all time.
So yes, the action rocks bells. But I still can't help but feel that for me, it's the less familiar elements that help to make Red Dead Redemption the best game of 2010 thus far.
Even though this is a direct sequel, Nintendo has once again made Mario's planetoid adventures feel remarkably fresh and, somehow, even more entertaining than those in the original.
StarCraft II can be daunting, distressing and demanding but it's one of the richest and most expertly produced video games of recent years.
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