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Our Five Favorite Games of 2010: Kevin Kelly

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Posted December 24, 2010 - By Kevin Kelly





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Our Five Favorite Games of 2010: Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is the Senior Features Editor at G4, which means people get emails from him all the time asking them where their features are. This does not endear him towards them. Also, he has an obsession with collecting board games, which has now qualified him for an episode of Hoarders.

Our Five Favorite Games of 2010: Kevin Kelly

NCAA Football 11

I've always loved college football more than the pros, and with the improvements that this series got this year, I'm finally starting to feel like that experience is finally getting the video game love it deserves. Plus, my Longhorns had a pretty bad year in 2010, so now I can actually take them to the National Championship on my own. Now if I could just print out my own cover and throw away that Tim Tebow image, it would be perfect.

Read on for the rest of Kevin's Top Five!

Our Five Favorite Games of 2010: Kevin Kelly

Alan Wake

When a game can scare the piss out of you, and keep you entertained at the same time, that's some good design right there. Alan Wake made me feel like I was playing through a Stephen King story, and by the time it blasted out Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" at the end of Episode One, I was completely hooked.

Our Five Favorite Games of 2010: Kevin Kelly

Starcraft 2

I was so excited when I got this game in the mail that I put it on a shelf and promptly forgot about it. Seriously, so much was going on around that time that I just didn't have time to devote to this game. With recent holiday downtime (thanks Turkey Day!) I was able to put it back in and finish the campaign, which is 100% excellent. To nerd it up even further, I've been listening to the surprisingly fantastic Starcraft II: Heaven's Devils audiobook that details how Jim Raynor and Tychus Findlay met. 

Our Five Favorite Games of 2010: Kevin Kelly

Halo: Reach

To me, the sign of a good game is when you look at all of the other titles on your shelf, and end up putting in an old favorite, because it has exactly what you're looking for. Reach does that for me. When I want to slip into some Team Deathmatch or Capture the Flag, I load this up and I'm in a game within a couple of minutes, having a blast. The new Noble Map Pack is just icing on the cake. 

Our Five Favorite Games of 2010: Kevin Kelly

Pinball FX 2

When I was a kid and would hit up my parents for arcade change, there was always the pinball crowd to deal with. Intimidating adults with mustaches, feathered hair, and Members Only jackets were everywhere, slapping the silver balls under glass. I never knew why they were so interested in pinball when Space Invaders was clearly where the action was, but now I do. Pinball is electrifying and "real," even when it's virtual. This game recreates those moments and gives you some impossible-to-design tables in the process. Just don't try and beat Abbie Heppe's Spider-Man table high score. You'll never do it.

Check back as the entire staff reveals their Top Five Games of 2010. What were yours?

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