Best of 2010: Video Games

Hey! It’s my favorite video games of the year!

Best Music

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game

Drawing from the 8-bit sounds of classic arcade brawlers past, NYC chiptune band Anamanaguchi created the perfect soundtrack for this retro downloadable game based on the movie, based on the comic.

Runner up: Red Dead Redemption

Best Add-on

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack

Undead Nightmare flipped the world of Red Dead Redemption on it’s head, transforming the characters, environments, and gameplay into a horror game that is just as good, if not better, than the original.

Best PSP Game

Persona 3 Portable

Having never played a Persona game before, I was able to pick up Persona 3 Portable and get just what I was looking for in a PSP game. A deep, story-driven experience that can be enjoyed little bits at a time.

Runner up: Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess

Best Wii Game

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Retro Studios did a surprisingly good job recreating the world of Donkey Kong Country for the long awaited sequel to one of my favorite SNES games of all time. It’s not perfect in every way, but they managed to capture the spirit of the originals and craft a modern platformer with a great balance of difficulty and fun.

Best PS3 Game

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is a truly unique game. The massive, beautiful western landscapes. The atmospheric sound design and music. The bold ending. Red Dead Redemption is an ambitious game, and is able to pull it off. Game of the year.

Runners up: Heavy Rain, Rock Band 3