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Xbox 360 Game of the Year ’10

by William Schwartz on December 29, 2010

Editor’s Choice

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.

Reader’s Choice

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.

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