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POSTED 15/12/10


GAMESBLIP 'BLIPPY' AWARDS 2010


Overture! Light the lights! This is it! Commission of human rights!

Stupid rhyming dictionary. Anyway, no BS, no song and dance numbers and no awkward banter, These are our 'blippy' awards based on all the games we played in 2010. Note the use of 'our' there you may not agree, you make think us mentally challenged in some cases - but ultimately they're just one person's opinion, ours. Hoping you enjoy...



2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ADVENTURE THING



ASSASSIN'S CREED BROTHERHOOD

Ubisoft

As far as immersive adventuring went this year, it didn't get much drownier for us than Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ARCADE THING



PAC-MAN CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION DX/AFTER BURNER CLIMAX
Namco Bandai/SEGA

The adrenaline rush of ABC would have won if it weren't for that gobbly yellow thingy popping up only a few weeks back, hence our only tie. Click here to read our original Pac-Man review, here for our original After Burner Climax one.

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST CAR THING



SPLIT/SECOND

Disney Interactive

Cue GT5 fanboy cries... but for sheer feeling of speed and racing awesomeness, absolutely nothing beat Split/Second for us this year possibly the most underrated game of 2010. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST FASHION THING



MAFIA II

2K Games

The game itself may not have quite hit the mark we'd hoped, but when it came to production design Mafia II shone, from suits to cars and beyond. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST FIGHTING THING



BAYONETTA

SEGA

Despite those insane fucking loading times (originally), something about going all supernatural belt-up with the supernanny-like Bayonetta really rocked. Nobody was more surprised than us! Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST INDIE THING



LIMBO

Playdead

A minimalist noir quest with some really gruesome twists, even Alfred Hitchcock would have been proud of what the Limbo guys accomplished. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST MOTION THING



FLIGHT CONTROL HD

Firemint

We thought Flight Control HD was ace on iPad, but then we got our hands on the PS3 Move incarnation. Not only did it work even better, it was by far the best use of Sony's new tech all year. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST MUSIC THING



ROCK BAND 3

Harmonix/MTV Games/EA

No contest. DJ Hero 2 was great at what it did, but the sheer scope of RB3 showed how many gigamiles Harmonix are ahead in the music game game and it has 'Rock Lobster'. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PARTY THING



DANCE CENTRAL

Harmonix

Proving just how amazing Microsoft's Kinect tech can be, there was no faking it with DC, you really had to shake your stuff. Enough to get any party moving. Or should that be Kinecting? Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PLATFORM THING



DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS

Nintendo

Yeah, Super Mario Galaxy 2 was insanely good, but the old school difficulty and clever toying with the 2D environment in DKCR had us sucked in like DK downing a banana smoothie. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SPORTY THING



NBA 2K11

2K Games

We have to be honest, we're really shit at playing this, but it doesn't stop us trying. NBA 2K11 is the most complete console sporting experience we've ever, erm, experienced. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST ZOMBIE THING



CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS

Activision

A
Nazi zombie blast-fest? It worked for us, and we probably played a bit too much of this rather than getting thwomped online in the main event. Meh, whatever! Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST SURPRISE THING



CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW

Konami

We never expected this to be everything we'd hoped God of War III would be but wasn't quite, but it was (what a shit sentence!). Lesson learned? Never pre-judge, as Castlevania: LoS is seriously ace. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST DOWNLOAD THING



LARA CROFT AND THE GUARDIAN OF LIGHT

Square Enix

A totally different way of looking at Lara both literally and gameplay-wise - this harked back to the old school isometric puzzlers we adored in the '80s. Memories! Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST HANDHELD THING



SUPER SCRIBBLENAUTS

Warner Bros Interactive

The first one was quite a milestone, but Super Scribblenauts went from good to bloody good with the addition of adjectives (see what we did there?). Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST PLUG-IN THING



KINECT
Microsoft

Sure, not much of the software has possessed a supercalifragiwow power yet, but we've experienced enough of the tech to have confidence that stuff like that will come as devs get their head further around what it can really do.

2010 BLIPPY FOR BIGGEST FAILY THING



NAUGHTY BEAR

505 Games

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. One of the games we looked forward to most at the start of 2010 based on its sicko premise, Naughty Bear was just appallingly amateurish on every level. Click here to read our original review...

2010 BLIPPY FOR ACEST OVERALL THING



RED DEAD REDEMPTION

Rockstar Games

Sorry, we couldn't help it. Yeah, we're about as original as Nickelback (shudder!) giving RDR our equivalent of GotY, but its sheer breadth of content and engagingness really knocked us out. Click here to read our original review...

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