Our editor’s choice for Xbox 360 Game of the Year 2010 was a tough one. There were quite a few titles like Halo: Reach, Alan Wake, and Mass Effect 2, that needed some serious consideration when finalizing our choice. But in the end Ubisoft Montreal’s decision to take the franchise in a new direction, left us with Splinter Cell: Conviction as a brutal third person shooter/action game that cranked up the intensity while staying true to many of the games core principles. Adding in a controversial new direction for the multiplayer component, the Splinter Cell franchise was changed from the ground up.. in a great way.
Our nominations for the 2010 Xbox 360 GOTY reader’s choice were Halo: Reach, Mass Effect 2, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell: Conviction, and Crackdown 2. Thanks to everyone that voted. The results below are the top three readers choice award winners, with Halo: Reach taking home the title this year. Honorable mentions include Alan Wake which received 10% of reader votes.