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