Top Action Games of 2010

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Action games of 2010, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Review

    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

    Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 does a fantastic job of recreating pivotal moments from the show, the authenticity enhanced with some truly second-to-none visuals. The Nine-tailed Fox is a force comparable to a natural disaster. A single... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 29.

    God of War: Ghost of Sparta Review

    God of War: Ghost of Sparta

    There's so much potential unexplored here, and occasional glimmers of ingenuity in Ready at Dawn's efforts show a developer that should be able to do better. The more things change, the more they stay the same. God of War opened with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 28.

    RAGE: Mutant Bash TV Review

    RAGE: Mutant Bash TV

    Rage might well be short, shallow, and shoddy in the control department, but it's still well worth the price of admission. With Rage HD, John Carmack has rolled up his sleeves, placed a huge bicep on... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 27.

    The Ball Review

    The Ball

    The Ball won't lure many people away from the triple-A hits of the year, but if you're in the market for a spot of first-person puzzling, it's well worth the entry fee. The Ball kicks off with one of those scenarios that only ever happens in a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 26.

    Dante's Inferno Review

    Dante's Inferno

    With some impressive combat mechanics, an excellent game world, some of the most disturbing enemies ever seen and tight production values, Dante's Inferno delivers the goods. Dante's Inferno, a brand-new franchise from EA and developer Visceral Games,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 25.

    Ninja Blade Review

    Ninja Blade

    Ninja Blade has no right to be as entertaining as it is. It's not as accomplished as the genre's heavyweights, but anyone able to see it as the roller-coaster ride it is should have a great time. It's unlikely you'll have ever played a game as bizarre as From Software's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PC

  • 24.

    Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares Review

    Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares

    Whilst there's nothing here for those who didn't enjoy Resident Evil 5, fans should consider Lost in Nightmares as nothing less than an essential purchase. Resident Evil 5 has been on shop shelves for a full year now, and Capcom has... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 23.

    Just Cause 2 Review

    Just Cause 2

    Just Cause 2 is a game that begs to be messed around with, for you to discover new ways to use the tools at your disposal and to take it all in the light-hearted way the developer intended. Sometimes the simplest things can bring about the most fun. Just Cause 2,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360

  • 22.

    Monster Hunter Tri Review

    Monster Hunter Tri

    For those that have been deliberating whether to jump on the Monster Hunter bandwagon, Tri is the perfect starting point - the most refined, accessible, and visually impressive title in the series. In Japan, Capcom's Monster Hunter series is unfathomably popular. It's a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

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  • 21.

    NIER Review

    NIER

    NIER is, in many ways, the kind of game critics of the Japanese RPG have been calling for: different, fresh, and in parts distinctly un-JRPG. Where to start with NIER, perhaps the most genre-bending game of 2010? This... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 20.

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

    While Forgotten Sands has its fair share of problems, it's one of the best action adventure titles the console has seen. With Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on Wii, Ubisoft managed to resist... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii,Nintendo DS,PSP,PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii,Nintendo DS,PSP

  • 19.

    Transformers: War for Cybertron Review

    Transformers: War for Cybertron

    War for Cybertron is the first Transformers game I've played that nails the personality of the bots and it genuinely delivers a solid gaming experience alongside the nostalgia. Every child of the 80s wants to play a brilliant Transformers video game.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC,Wii,Nintendo DS

  • 18.

    Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Review

    Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

    Perhaps the most impressive thing about Case Zero is the fact that it plays out almost exactly like a miniature version of the Dead Rising experience. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... unless, of course, you're talking... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 17.

    Metroid: Other M Review

    Metroid: Other M

    Metroid Other M is one of the most accomplished action games on the Wii, but it's let down slightly by some clumsy controls and awkward storytelling. Metroid Other M is one of the best Wii games I've ever played, easily... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 16.

    Mass Effect 2 - Lair of the Shadow Broker Review

    Mass Effect 2 - Lair of the Shadow Broker

    Lair of the Shadow Broker is an exciting and cinematic ride that leaves you wanting more. BioWare was always going to return to the Shadow Broker; the mysterious... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PC

  • 15.

    Darksiders Review

    Darksiders

    Darksiders deserves attention. It's a highly entertaining adventure, with some gorgeous visuals, devilish puzzles and exciting action. Fingers crossed the sequel will build on this impressive debut. It's Zelda meets God of War meets Tomb Raider meets Soul Reaver. Darksiders... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 14.

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Review

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

    There are certainly better hack 'n' slash games on the market, built around deeper combat, but few games can match Enslaved's excellent fusion of gameplay and storytelling. Movies and games are increasingly crossing paths. We've had games that have... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 13.

    Vanquish Review

    Vanquish

    If you enjoy shooters then you absolutely must experience Vanquish; just know that you're not going to be getting much more than a weekend's play unless you get addicted to high scores and challenges. I recently reviewed Tecmo Koei's terrible Quantum Theory. It was an example... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 12.

    Sonic Colours Review

    Sonic Colours

    Tight controls and incredibly well designed levels make Colours one of the best handheld Sonic games out there. Reviews of recent Sonic games always open with the writer celebrating... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii,Nintendo DS,Wii,Nintendo DS

  • 11.

    Eat Them Review

    Eat Them

    Eat Them! taps in to what makes mindless destruction addictively fun. Eat who? Them. Oh right, fair enough. The Bristolians of FluffyLogic, the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 10.

    Infinity Blade Review

    Infinity Blade

    Buy it safe in the knowledge that you're not only getting the best looking game on the App Store, but a fantastic little action RPG in its own right. I remember moaning about how dull Infinity Blade seemed after seeing it for... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 9.

    Bayonetta Review

    Bayonetta

    It's fast, thrilling, gorgeous, punishing, rewarding and tremendous fun. It's an old-fashioned game at heart, will test your skills to their limit, and more than lives up to its billing. "Seven years ago I created Devil May Cry. Many of you have said that it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,Xbox 360,PC,Wii U,Nintendo Switch

  • 8.

    Yakuza 3 Review

    Yakuza 3

    Yakuza 3 combines visual splendour with superb sound design to create an unparalleled atmosphere. Yakuza's first outing on the PlayStation 3 feels suitably next generation. The Far East has an undeniably huge influence on video game design; from... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PlayStation 4

  • 7.

    Final Fight: Double Impact Review

    Final Fight: Double Impact

    Final Fight: Double Impact is the perfect port of a retro classic; the original game buckles under the pressure of the fan service that's been added to it. If you're a Capcom fan, insta-buy. Final Fight: Double Impact's release on XBLA and PSN this week is well... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,Xbox 360

  • 6.

    Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Review

    Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City

    PS3 owners can finally get their hands on what is the finest example of DLC we've seen to date. The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony would be worth buying as standalone games. After what must have seemed like a monumental wait, PS3 (and PC) gamers can... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360

  • 5.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    Lords of Shadow is exactly what the Castlevania franchise needed to find popularity with a new generation of gamers - and us oldies too. One of the best games of 2010. I'm all for a bit of realism in games, but from time to time I want fantasy.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 4.

    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Review

    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

    This is a gold standard expansion, one that's briefer than the GTA IV add-ons, but otherwise just as good. Undead Nightmare is one of those games that, when played in a busy office,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,Xbox 360

  • 3.

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Review

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

    Brotherhood's success lies in taking what made Assassin's Creed 2 work and simultaneously making it more coherent and more cinematic. There was a brief period back in 2007 when the marketing of Assassin's Creed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 2.

    Prince of Persia Trilogy Review

    Prince of Persia Trilogy

    If you've never played the PS2 Prince of Persia trilogy before, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. If you have, play it again. Even after seven years, running along walls has lost none of its charm. Nor... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 1.

    God of War III Review

    God of War III

    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. Let's get this out of the way: the opening 45 minutes of God of War 3 are... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PlayStation 3