Alan Wake was named Time Magazine’s Game of the Year. While video gaming journalists carry on about Mass Effect 2, Halo: Reach, and Red Dead Redemption, Time Magazine thinks otherwise.
Evan Narcisse had this to say about Alan Wake
Lots of video-game covers have a bold M on their lower left corner, but none have felt as mature as Alan Wake does. Its unsettled titular character carries adult concerns — a stalled career, a troubled marriage — into a psychological thriller set in a town taken over by a shadowy occult force. Alan Wake’s biggest triumph lies in turning metaphor into game play. Yes, you fight the possessed townspeople of Bright Falls with the typical pistols and shotguns, but only after shining light on them to burn the darkness off. Its mix of meta-awareness and Hitchcockian suspense make Alan Wake a unique and fun experiment and one of the best games of the year.
Since TIME magazine is one of the most respected publications on the planet, this is a pretty big deal for Alan Wake. The rest of Time’s Top Ten Games of 2010 List. 2. Angry Birds…..screeeeeeeech. Ok, who is this Time character and what are they doing on the internets..let alone playing games. Yes, Angry Birds was a good game. No, Angry Birds was not better than StarCraft 2 or Limbo for that matter, or Super Meat Boy, or…. oh well you get the picture. FULL LIST