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 Written by Matt Swider  on January 05, 2011

Top 21-25: Video games character don't get much more classic than Mario and Donkey Kong. The duo join newcomers like Limbo and P.B. Winterbottom along with the return of Mass Effect and Medal of Honor.

Top Games of 2010:
Top 1-5 | Top 6-10 | Top 11-15 | Top 16-20 | Top 21-25 | Top 26-30 | Top 31-35 | Top 36-40

Platforms: Xbox 360 (XBLA)
Publisher: Microsoft
Release Date: July 21, 2010

"I own a brand new Xbox 360 Slim and an HDTV with a 1080p resolution, yet I'm captivated by a black-and-white 2D side-scroller that's less than four hours long. Limbo, by indie developer Playdead Studios, bests the multi-million-dollar graphics engines out there with the perfect combination of a surreal, yet simple presentation with puzzle-platforming gameplay that remains complex and thought-provoking. Sure, this XBLA exclusive doesn't last long, so casual gamers may be turned off by the simple look and length with a price point of $15. But they'll be the ones trying to convince you that this is 2010's most groundbreaking game 6 weeks from now." - Matt Swider
Read the full Limbo review

Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!
Platforms: DS
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer Nintendo
Release Date: November 14, 2010

"There are only two more words I really need to say about Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land of Mayhem! and they are simple: buy it. If you like puzzle games, Mario games, Donkey Kong games, games you can pick up any time on the go and jump into without missing a beat, adorable games, or even if you just like a good brain-teasing challenge, you will absolutely love it. From the already robust offering of levels to the entertaining Construction Zone, you're definitely getting every penny's worth out of this game. Thank you, Nintendo, for giving me hope again that puzzle games can have a story while still being entertaining and intellectually satisfying." - Nicole Kline
Read the full review

Mass Effect 2
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
Publisher: EA Games
Developer BioWare
Release Date: January 26, 2010

"BioWare's Mass Effect 2 is a game born with a silver spoon in its mouth. Sequel to the sci-fi blockbuster from 2007, it has inherited the original's stellar production value; the graphics are crisp, the dialogue is sharp, and it's a joy to play. Those who played the first Mass Effect will recognize familiar faces from the get go, and have the option of importing their save file from the original, so all those weighty decisions can carry over. But ME 2 is not just a chip off the old block; it improves on the original substantially." - Alex Roth
Read the full Mass Effect 2 review

Medal of Honor
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360
Publisher: EA Games
Developer EA LA (Danger Close)
Release Date: October 12, 2010

"Medal of Honor is more than just a reboot of a storied franchise. It takes the FPS genre to a whole new level. The atmosphere alone challenges games to bring more than ever before. From the emotional, authentic grit of the campaign, to the additional challenge of Tier 1 mode, all the way to the expansive and enjoyable multiplayer, this game has much to offer to gamers who are ready for something different." - Nicole Kline
Read the full Medal of Honor review

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
Platforms: Xbox 360 (XBLA)
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer The Odd Gentlemen
Release Date: February 17, 2010

"If the French film pioneer Georges M?li?s had an Xbox Live Arcade game, it would be The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom. Like his 1902 movie ?A Trip to the Moon,? this downloadable game illustrates the silent film era with black-and-white graphics riddled with film grain and an energetic theatre organ soundtrack to back them up. The gameplay is comparable to a handful of flash and downloadable titles of the same genre, so developer The Odd Gentlemen may not go down in history as being as groundbreaking as M?li?s. Nevertheless, the team's artfully crafted presentation makes for a puzzle platformer that's timeless in every sense." - Matt Swider
Read the full P.B. Winterbottom review

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