Tuesday, December 08, 2009

'Tis the season for 'top titles of the year' lists

Get ready for it, folks. And by "it," I don't mean Christmas, cold weather or snow--I mean the blizzard of "best games of the year" lists.

Two such lists were published earlier today. The first comes courtesy of Lev Grossman and Peter Ha at Time magazine, while the second comes courtesy of Lou Kesten of the Associated Press.

I don't want to post both lists in their entirety, so I'll just post the top three picks from each list. The Time writers chose Modern Warfare 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum and DJ Hero as their top titles of the year, while Kesten chose Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Assassin's Creed II and Dragon Age: Origins.

I can't really say I agree or disagree with either list, as I don't own all of the current systems and I certainly didn't play every major game released this year, but I will say that Kesten's list in particular seems more than a bit iffy to me. (Any list that lacks New Super Mario Bros. Wii will seem iffy to me, honestly, but Kesten's list is even iffier because it includes just one DS game and no Wii games. HD bias much?)

Anyway, enough of my thoughts. What do you guys and gals think of these lists?

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