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December 28, 2010

Games of 2010: my top three

With all major video game publications selecting their games of the year, an unordered list of my top three follows.

Alan Wake

In my book, Alan Wake is all about atmopshere. But Alan Wake may very well be the most atmospheric game I’ve ever experienced, which in itself warrants a spot on my top three list. It’s a crying shame that this title evidently didn’t meet sales expectations.

Red Dead Redemption

Taking place in a setting that is grossly underused and with a story and ending that gripped me from start to finish, Read Dead Redemption is one of the very best of 2010. Rockstar has come a long way in terms of both storytelling and refined gameplay, and this game is their best showpiece.

Gran Turismo 5

One would not have expected Gran Turismo 5 to have as many flaws at release, but the sheer experience of driving a high-powered automobile is sublime, and unlike and other racing game on the console market. I’ll be playing this for many years to come.

July 30, 2010

Alan Wake: The Signal

It does elaborate somewhat on the ending of Alan Wake, but not in a completely satisfactory manner. Some new visual elements and the refined combat mechanics from the original campaign are enough to make this piece of downloadable content a worthwhile experience, even for those who didn’t buy the game new and receive a free download voucher.


June 8, 2010

CGSociety's feature article on Alan Wake

“We kind of played with the ‘intrigue of the mind’ idea and kind of go into the subjective where the player asks ‘is this really happening or are you imagining it?’ I think we really have both sides of that coin in the game.”

A few weeks after finishing it, I’m still not sure what was real and what wasn’t. I like to think it’s part of the game’s charm.

April 7, 2010
March 25, 2010