SB09: Paul Bishop’s picks

December 15, 2009

One of Snackbar Games’ traditions every year is to have each staffer pick their top ten games of the year.  We’re so all over the map in our tastes that our lists are never similar.  Today, Paul Bishop gets straight to the point.  Personally, we think it’s a bit lazy.

10. Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)

The dark storytelling kind of turned me off from this title, but the gameplay is simply amazing.

9. Resident Evil 5 (Xbox 360)

Although the mechanics were a drastic turn for the series, this title is everything the hype made me think it would be.

8. Demon’s Souls (PS3)

Never has a game frustrated me more, but then again, never have I felt such accomplishment either.

7. Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)

Talk about a stylish game, almost operatic in its entire being. Excellent story-telling and compelling characters that express their own morals.

6. The Beatles: Rock Band (Xbox 360)

Now this is a band that deserves a Rock Band game.

5. InFamous (PS3)

Even though the story took a turn at the end, I loved every minute playing as Cole as he used his powers to glide effortlessly through the city.

4. Batman Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360)

A game that gets Batman right: visceral fighting, neat toys and excellent atmosphere.

3. Borderlands (Xbox 360)

When they announced the art direction changes for this title I thought it was its death knell. Man, was I wrong. Beautiful, quirky, fast-paced and just plain fun.

2. Assassin’s Creed 2 (Xbox 360)

Everything the first title got wrong, this gets right. 

1. Uncharted 2 (PS3)

What every sequel should be. I thought the first was like playing a movie, and I had no idea they could improve upon that feeling.