Ten for 2010: the 10 most-anticipated games coming in the new year


30 Responses to “Ten for 2010: the 10 most-anticipated games coming in the new year”

  1. Anonymous says:

    3d dot game heroes not being on this list is a shame. :(

  2. coding_monkey says:

    How about two games MANY people have been waiting a long time for Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3. Blizzard follows the mantra we will sell no game before its time so we might not see these in 2010. I’ve even heard of these games possibly getting canceled. That would be like the end of the world… of warcraft.

  3. Mike Nowak says:

    PC market is alive and well for indies, as many of these are being developed on the PC with the PC in mind, but targeting consoles for the exposure. Hell, Spelunky is already playable on the PC. And the build of Joe Danger (absolutely fantastic game that) that was on hand at the Eurogamer expo was played on, yup, PC.

    And there’s nothing mislabeled about the headline. I was 95% expecting to see most of these titles. The other 5% is for, maybe, Greed Corp. Or, er, Super Street Figher IV.

  4. Daemon says:

    Whatever happened to the PC game market?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Umm, what about Halo:Reach? It’s slightly more anticipated than all of those games put together…

    • Anonymous says:

      #24, You kind of miss the point. This site mostly focuses on indie and obscure games, so the list is of the top 10 more niche games coming out in 2010. No one needs to hype up a new Halo game. People are gonna buy it regardless.

    • djn says:

      @anon, 24:
      Anticipated? I didn’t even know they were doing yet another one.

      Then again, that’s because I’m very much a PC gamer, for reasons more practical than dogmatic: Halo has always been “that xbox fps with the mediocre and late PC port” for me. On the downside, it means I’ll also be missing a bunch of the games on this list.

  6. Anonymous says:

    A Scott Pilgrim game just needs to be a decent River City Ransom type remake.

    Fez is… well, Fez. It will be awesome.

    Zangeki no Reginleiv seems interesting. The story looks neat and it sounds like a bunch of famous Japanese voice actors are in it (pretty sure I recognized Kazuya Nakai and Hōchū Ōtsuka). We shall see about the gameplay.

    - Asm

  7. Anonymous says:

    Super Meat Boy is coming out on the PC.

  8. Anonymous says:

    OT, but why is Offworld only getting one or two new articles a week now?

  9. Anonymous says:


    One of the best games made by Sandlot is called Robot Alchemic Drive (RAD), and it was made for the PS2. It’s basically a giant robot anime fantasy with a very clever visual premise. Instead of seeing the action from the perspective of the giant robot itself, you see things from the viewpoint of a young person who’s standing nearby and controlling the giant robot. This draws attention to the immense scale and size of the robot participants, and makes you as the user feel small. It’s really a gem of a game that’s worth seeking out and playing. Look for some videos of it on Youtube.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Also, another good pick for 2010 release is a game called Monster Hunter Tri (or Monster Hunter 3, depending on how you read things). It’s being released for the Wii by Capcom. Again, this is another fabulous title whose description can only be done justice by seeking out some videos of it on Youtube. I predict this will be the most spectacular game for the Wii in 2010.

  11. hdon says:

    Hard to tell from that picture what to expect from “Quarrel?” Are you kidding? It looks like every simplistic variant of Risk I’ve ever seen plus Xbox 360 avatars.

    This article is absolutely ad-tastic. Hope you guys are raking in the dough!

  12. Milo says:

    Wow. This is almost enough to get me back into video games again.

    Still waiting for Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight to happen, though.

  13. owza says:

    No Duke Nukem Forever??

  14. Anonymous says:

    More looking forward to ModNation Racers, myself. With the beta released what, a week ago, I’m surprised it didn’t make the list. :)

  15. Anonymous says:

    Limbo http://www.limbogame.org/ is, according to rumors, comming out in 2010. They are extreamly silent, but expect to get surprised, it could very well be one of the games of the year.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Let’s not forget Love, the one-man project of Eskil Steenberg. The Alpha was released earlier this year and proved that stunning visuals don’t need the latest hardware. The online play (bear in mind that it was alpha) showed great promise and I have great hopes that this will be one of the independent gaming highlights of 2010.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I really hope the Scott Pilgrim game turns out good. I just recently got into the books, and the movie has too many awesome things going for it (Edgar Wright, Michael Cera, etc.) for it to turn out bad. I actually asked Michael Cera if Scott Pilgrim would be an awesome movie at a Q&A session for Youth In Revolt, and he assured me it would, so now we just need the game to not be a bad movie tie in.

  18. Fiddler says:

    I’m very excited about Rohrer’s first commercial game.

    Great list there, but I’d add the following titles: Puzzle Bots, The Last Guardian, Sword & Sorcery EP ;-]

  19. Anonymous says:

    As a fan of indie games, I’m elated to see the console market finally beginning to open to the little guys, softwarewise. What’s really peeving me off is how some are starting to treat console owners as better.
    For example, why can’t PC owners purchase the new version of cave story, Meat boy, or spelunky?
    More than half of these are exclusive to a console, which feels like they’re abandoning their PC only fans.
    I’ve known about Fez (which has been renamed Fedge) for a year, and finding out that it’s xbox exclusive pisses me off. At least Braid finally did get a PC release, but there’s many other games I would buy in a heartbeat if they were on steam as well as XBL.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Personally, I’ve been waiting for an updated excitebike for a long, long time. As long as there’s a level-design feature, it’s golden.

  21. Fiddler says:

    Oh btw: Here’s my 2009 list of the most ingenious and creative games: http://www.fiddlersblog.com/article-09-awards-gaming-41806971.html

    2010 could get an even more awesome year for independent / special games, I guess.

  22. teflon says:

    I hope Fez comes out this year, lest it be relegated to the 2010 ‘vaporware’ list.

  23. Anonymous says:

    it looks like a good year to be a wii owner, not so much for the other consoles though :(

  24. Diverse says:

    The Scott Pilgrim game is going to be garbage. It’s only going to be a movie tie-in game. Don’t get your hopes up people.

    Also, you missed to Cave Story remake. I can’t wait for it, along with the La-Mulana remake.

  25. glory bee says:

    How can I email this?????

  26. erueti says:

    When will we see Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet released?

  27. adonai says:

    Good article, although the headline is a little misleading – I was 95% expecting to see God of War or Bayonetta etc.

    @ #4 – I believe it’s because one of the console makers will generally pay the developer to make a title exclusive, or because the developer is proficient at coding for a specific console. No one owns the PC, so there’s no one batting for it.

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