Top PC Action Games of 2010

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PC 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.

    Sniper: Ghost Warrior Review

    Sniper: Ghost Warrior

    A frightening lack of originality, uninspired objectives and a shedload of technical issues make Sniper one of the worst shooters this generation. I consider myself to be a happy person; I'm healthy, outrageously attractive... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 29.

    Prison Break: The Conspiracy Review

    Prison Break: The Conspiracy

    Without any gloss to paint over the rough stealth gameplay, there's really nothing here to recommend. Avoid like it's the soap dropped in the communal shower. It's somewhat odd that a Prison Break game has been released in 2010, a year... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 28.

    James Bond 007: Blood Stone Review

    James Bond 007: Blood Stone

    Occasional glimmers of hope with 007: Blood Stone are killed by an unwavering torrent of mediocrity. Blood Stone starts alright, I suppose. There's a chase, some explosions and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 27.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 the videogame Review

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 the videogame

    The game is full of good ideas tethered to a slop of bugs, but more significantly it's never much of anything. Between famously refusing to allow development on any official Harry Potter... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 26.

    Alien Breed Evolution: Episode One Review

    Alien Breed Evolution: Episode One

    If you can stomach the save system and accept the repetitiveness, the four to five hours of single-player gameplay make the 800 MSP price tag an attractive proposition. Alien Breed Evolution Episode One, the first of three downloadable games... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 25.

    Dark Void Review

    Dark Void

    Once Dark Void's brutally short campaign is over, the game is over. Without a multiplayer mode, Dark Void rests on its single-player. Unfortunately, it's not up to the standards set by the best. It was always going to be aliens, wasn't it? There we are thinking the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 24.

    Plain Sight Review

    Plain Sight

    Plain Sight is a fantastic concept that is ultimately let down in its execution. Still, it's a steal at £7.99, and is well worth checking out simply for the bizarre awesomeness of it all. In the process of reviewing Plain Sight, a raging conflict has stirred up... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 23.

    Shank Review

    Shank

    Shank isn't bad, it just has an uncanny knack of outstaying its welcome. The connotations associated with protagonist Shank's nimble and deadly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 22.

    Alien Breed 2: Assault Review

    Alien Breed 2: Assault

    Alien Breed 2's major problem is that it feels dated. The gun-play is very simple and there's nothing clever bolted on top to make the game feel fresh. Alien Breed 2: Assault arrived at a time when Xbox LIVE Arcade was... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

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  • 21.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Review

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

    The Force Unleashed II isn't a bad game by a long stretch - just a game that's over in a flash and almost entirely devoid of any memorable moments. As far as sequels to multi-million selling titles go, Force Unleashed II is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 20.

    TRON: Evolution Review

    TRON: Evolution

    Tron: Evolution is simple fun, but let down by a fairly short campaign that becomes samey far too quickly. The combat stops evolving too soon, and the lightcycles are a big disappointment. Tron: Evolution is Prince of Persia but more neon. There are neon frisbees,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 19.

    Lost Planet 2 Review

    Lost Planet 2

    As long as you've got some friends, Lost Planet 2 betters the original and features some of the most intense, visually stunning battles we've seen on this generation of consoles. I look back on Lost Planet quite fondly. I remember the great boss battles,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 18.

    DeathSpank Review

    DeathSpank

    DeathSpank might have plenty of things to see and do, but you’ll probably have had your fill long before the game comes to any sort of conclusion. Greetings, humble Reader. I am DeathSpank, a hero of heroes who's come to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 17.

    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Review

    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

    The deranged duo's return is worth experiencing and is far more accomplished than its predecessor, but the gameplay on offer still doesn't match the quality of the characters IO has created. You're running starkers through a city, your skin cut to pieces, a gun in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 16.

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Review

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a consistent, rugged and undeniably enjoyable romp through some bright colours, excellent set pieces and laugh out loud lines. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a work of pure indulgence, a tapestry of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 15.

    Dead Rising 2 Review

    Dead Rising 2

    It's a worthy sequel in many ways, but despite all the innovative weapon combinations, Dead Rising 2 suggests that Capcom has yet to find its perfect blend. There is something gleefully rebellious about the way Capcom defies the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 14.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    A few control issues bringing the overall quality of the product down, but that doesn't mean Guardian of Light isn't worth a look. It's quite remarkable that Crystal Dynamics has been able to create a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PC

  • 13.

    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

  • 12.

    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: PC

  • 11.

    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: PC

  • 10.

    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,PC

  • 9.

    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: PC

  • 8.

    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: PC

  • 7.

    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,PC

  • 6.

    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

  • 5.

    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: PC

  • 4.

    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: PC

  • 3.

    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: PC

  • 2.

    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

  • 1.

    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