Hottest PC games for the 2010 Holiday Season

By Julio Franco
Nov 12, 2010
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  1. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl Newcomer, in training Posts: 86

  2. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 124

    This is to game developers. I dont knw whats so much in these shooting games? I love playing games maybe it strategy, adventure, action like contra or sports but i just dont like playing these shooting games. I dont know why there is so much of demand for such games. My main reason behind such games is that they can be true to life games and i dont like playing games which are linked to real life. Games r ment to be entertaining and stress buster. Therefore we like playing those games which has good theme and best graphics.. Or else why games like mario, jazz jackrabbit, harry potter, NFS, etc would be a hit?
  3. Jetatt23

    Jetatt23 Newcomer, in training Posts: 28

    Personally, this has been a very good year for video games. I haven't seen so many offerings that I was interested in since 2008. Now the question is, how to find the money and time to get to these
  4. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,228   +314

    I don't know what bugs you guys are talking about on Civ V. I'm playing it right now (and man is it a time sink!), but the only bug I've noticed is when you task your "slaves" to build a railroad, sometimes they don't always go in the straightest line to connect cities. So I have them build one tile at a time to make sure they do it right.

    Otherwise, the game runs without a hitch for me.

    Also playing Fallout: New Vegas. There is SO much to do in that game it isn't even funny. I've probably put 20 hours into it already and have barely - I mean BARELY - scratched the surface.

    Both games get two thumbs up from me. :)
  5. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 Newcomer, in training Posts: 489

    I've got Mafia 2, Medal of Honor and this afternoon, got my copy of Call of Duty : Black Ops. A new GTX 580 would be nice for Christmas but until Santa grants my wish, I'm gonna to make do my GF 8800 GT and GTX 275 gaming rigs.
  6. mccartercar

    mccartercar Newcomer, in training Posts: 108   +15

    I agree with some of the other posters in that all these FPS games with slightly different mechanics arent cutting it anymore.
    I am really missing my All Points Bulletin right now as it gave me the freedom to express myself through my character and be able to drive around a free roaming city. Alas, my days of multiplayer gaming are numbered though as droves of new "BUY THIS HACK" sites appear almost everyday for almlost every online multiplayer game.
    Im quite enthralled at the moment with F:NV and playing in Rigs of Rods which is totally free and open source.
    I will be looking forward to new NFS, Bioshock infinite, and next years RAGE by ID Software.
  7. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 459

    Give me the Vietnam Expansion for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, that along with the VIP Map Pack 7 should keep me satisfied for many months.
  8. jizzyburnizzy

    jizzyburnizzy Newcomer, in training Posts: 46

    im excited for cataclysm and diablo 3
  9. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 156

    COD BO is here, so you can't be too sure, even though starcraft 2 is going to have two more expansions, thus it will sell even more.
  10. jurrasstoil

    jurrasstoil Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    Good list and i agree with most of them

    Except for Medal of Honor and Star Wars Unleashed. Do yourself a favor and don't spent any money on those 2 games.
  11. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 917   +26

    Thanks for the DeathSpank mention. That's the kind of game I would miss because it's not hyped enough, and it looks like something I'll enjoy.
  12. Zecias

    Zecias TechSpot Booster Posts: 202

    yeah, i think cod is overrated and doesn't deserve all the attention it gets, but its still a great game. i don't know.. maybe its just cuz im not a huge fan of fps, i like rpgs and rts more. i also recently realized that games with too much motion blur makes me sick =( (playing cod or crysis for more than 1 hour is bad).
  13. Zecias

    Zecias TechSpot Booster Posts: 202

    not by alot because of how much more popular fps are in general and how hyped up cod is. as the game gets cheaper, it will probably get even more sales. cod bo sold twice as much in 1 day than sc2 did in 1 month, i think that says something about how much more it sells. i woudn't doubt that cod bo will sell more than sc2 and the legacy of the swarm, the zerg expansion, combined.
     
  14. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,390   +16

    This year was pretty awesome for PC gamers, but for me personally I'm more excited about next year with so many good titles being delayed. I'm already busy enough with older games, but additions like Mass Effect 2, Starcraft 2 & Battlefield Bad Company 2 have been keeping me very happy.

    Speaking of Battlefield Bad Company 2, that game really should have made the list. The game retails now for $20 bucks on top of the Vietnam expansion and a map pack being released later this year which is just awesome. I recommend it to any online shooter fan who hasn't gotten around to it yet.

    I highly doubt that Black Ops is the game of the year for most PC gamers. Starcraft 2 was one of the most anticipated games of recent memory and delivered quite well, while CoD is a yearly game that's solid but does come with issues.
  15. raventrickster

    raventrickster Newcomer, in training Posts: 23

    Looking forward to Starcraft II, got a chance to play a bit of it with a friend's demo code, but I haven't had the money to buy it. Definitely on my Christmas list.
  16. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    wish diablo 3 was out and the old republic maybe even DC universe but most of the games out now i dont want besides maybe cod bo but ill wait till they patch it up good.
  17. They all look great, but because of geographical pricing I won't be buying most of them until they are at least reduced by 75%, So a few xmas's away for me.

    I'm Australian but not stupid. Looking forward to the steam sales.
  18. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Actually MoH is 39.99 at the EA store.
  19. UT66

    UT66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 144

    i can't wait to be disappointed by Fable III, Peter always underdelivers, i love that guy !
  20. Tanstar

    Tanstar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 194   +18

    I just love this comment on The Force Unleashed II, "a lot more action compared to the first game." The game is much shorter than the first one, the reason I took it off my Wish List. It has less game play and therefore less action "compared to the first game". Not to mention less story.
  21. mpribe

    mpribe Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    It's good to see a few PC dedicated titles like Civ 5 on here. Still though, I'm waiting on Diablo 3 more than any other game.

    Recently purchased an Asus G73jw on advice from your laptop guide, you saved me from wasting money on a new Dell XPS, thanks Techspot! So far it's absolutely great.
  22. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,570   +41

    If you want a new title from blizzard and are tired of its old games sc2 is not be very impressive. But I have high hopes for its custom games. I have already played a few that I did not even think were possible to make in sc2.
  23. compu4

    compu4 Newcomer, in training Posts: 46

    The title of this article should be, "Hottest Multiplatform Games for the 2010 Holiday Season." Almost all of these games are console ports. Some of them aren't even good games (ex. Medal of Honor, Mafia II).

    Congratulations to Firaxis and Blizzard for publishing some PC exclusive content and keeping gaming alive on the truly superior platform.
  24. I have completed the campaign of Call of Duty : Black Ops and have to say that the game is disappointing compared to Modern Warfare 2. Small things such as the sound effects and AI feels different compared to MW2. Maybe it is just me but that is my personal opinion. However, I do find that the storyline is intriguing and gets me thinking about what is going to happen next. If i were to rate the game I will give it an above average rating but definitely lower than MW2.

    To me mainly the reason why people claims that BO is bad is mainly due to the hype that has been going on before the release of the game. Since the standard is already set by the predecessor of the COD line-up, I guess some feel that the quality drops since the previous series thus the "game suck". COD fans should not feel bad or angry about such comments as it is these feedbacks that the developers listen to and change to make a better game in the future. BO is not that bad after all as what I have just said.
  25. hamitaltintop22

    hamitaltintop22 Newcomer, in training Posts: 21

    Though it might not be the place, I would like to say mass effect 2 is among the best of 2010, but the fact that it came out so early in the year would make it difficult for it to be GOTY.
    I might pick up bfbc2 if it is $10 during a steam sale or I will try to reduce my backlog. I just beat Mafia 2, and though there are many parts that are plain boring, the story (ending especially) is great. I am not sure if it is recommendable to everyone, but if you are patient it is a great game.


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