With 2010 drawing to a close, it is time to sit back, and take stock of all the great games we got to play this year.
To get us started, below is a list of the top rated PC games of 2010, according to Gamerankings, which takes review scores from numerous publications around the world, and aggregates them to get an average.
Gamerankings’ 10 best PC games of 2010
1. Mass Effect 2 94.09%
2. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 92.36%
3. Sid Meier’s Civilization V 89.82%
4. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 88.62%
5. Amnesia: The Dark Descent 88.18%
6. Bioshock 2 87.43%
7. Just Cause 2 86.09%
8. Sam & Max The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak 85.80%
9. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising 85.71%
10. Fallout: New Vegas 85.43%
With the official stuff out of the way, below is a list of the PC games that stood out for us at MyGaming during 2010.
MyGaming’s PC picks of 2010
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Without a doubt, our PC game of the year, and quite possibly game of the year goes to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Not only did it deliver a memorable single player experience with a neat unit upgrade system, but the multiplayer is still a firm favourite in the MyGaming offices. If you play StarCraft II online, be sure to check out our StarCraft II social league which kicks off in January.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Another firm favourite was Bad Company 2, which won us over with its rich, dynamic and vast multiplayer component. Its unique classes and tactical team based gameplay made it stand out from the masses as one of the best FPS’s of 2010.
Mass Effect 2
How could we forget Mass Effect 2? It was the first game that blew us away in 2010, with its rich characters, slick gameplay, and revised RPG system. Upgrade the Normandy spaceship as you traverse the galaxy in pursuit of a team worthy of tackling a suicide mission to save humanity.
Medal of Honor
Possibly the most underrated game of the year, the PC version of Medal of Honor offers a solid, current generation, fast-paced online FPS. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but for some reason it managed to win me over, and earn a place on this list.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Despite its rocky launch, we remain hopeful that Treyarch will get the game running properly soon. Lag and performance issues ruin what is a true online FPS gem, but when it’s working, it’s absolute bliss. A definite game of the year contender if not for the technical problems.
Sid Meier’s Civilisation V
The second PC exclusive on our list, Civ V was everything we hoped it would be. A revised combat system, as well as a new hexagonal tile set to give the long running series a welcome facelift make it the best Civ game released in a while.
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