2010 in video games

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Numerous video games were released in 2010. Many awards went to games such as Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Mass Effect 2, God of War III and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Kinect from Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 was also released this year.

Critically acclaimed titles[edit]

Metacritic (MC) and GameRankings (GR) are aggregators of video game journalism reviews.

2010 games and expansions scoring at least 90/100 (MC) or 90% (GR)[1][2]
Game Publisher Release Date Platform MC score GR score
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo May 23, 2010 Wii 97/100 97.35%
Mass Effect 2 Electronic Arts January 26, 2010 Xbox 360 96/100 95.77%
Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games May 18, 2010 PlayStation 3 95/100 94.66%
Red Dead Redemption Rockstar Games May 18, 2010 Xbox 360 95/100 94.12%
Mass Effect 2 Electronic Arts January 26, 2010 Microsoft Windows 94/100 94.52%
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Blizzard Entertainment July 27, 2010 Microsoft Windows 93/100 92.44%
Rock Band 3 MTV Games October 26, 2010 Xbox 360 93/100 92.44%
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX Namco Bandai Games November 17, 2010 Xbox 360 93/100 90.88%
God of War III Sony Computer Entertainment March 16, 2010 PlayStation 3 92/100 92.07%
Xenoblade Chronicles Nintendo June 10, 2010 Wii 92/100[3] 91.74%[4]
Super Street Fighter IV Capcom April 27, 2010 PlayStation 3 92/100 91.23%
Halo: Reach Microsoft Game Studios September 14, 2010 Xbox 360 91/100 91.79%
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Blizzard Entertainment December 7, 2010 Microsoft Windows 90/100 91.45%
Super Street Fighter IV Capcom April 27, 2010 Xbox 360 91/100 91.39%
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX Namco Bandai Games November 17, 2010 PlayStation 3 91/100 91.06%
Rock Band 3 MTV Games October 26, 2010 PlayStation 3 91/100 90.94%
Rock Band 3 MTV Games October 26, 2010 Wii 91/100 90.67%
MLB 10: The Show Sony Computer Entertainment March 2, 2010 PlayStation 3 91/100 90.53%
Limbo Microsoft Game Studios July 21, 2010 Xbox 360 90/100 90.68%
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Ubisoft November 16, 2010 Xbox 360 89/100 90.62%
Super Meat Boy Team Meat October 20, 2010 Xbox 360 90/100 90.51%
Cave Story Nicalis March 22, 2010 Wii 89/100 90.31%
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Ubisoft November 16, 2010 PlayStation 3 90/100 89.92%
Civilization V 2K September 21, 2010 Microsoft Windows 90/100 89.17%

Best-selling family video games[edit]

The following titles were the top five best-selling family video games worldwide in 2010.[5]

Rank Title Platform(s) Publisher Sales
1 Wii Sports Wii Nintendo 16,600,000
2 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo 11,300,000
Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo 11,300,000
4 Wii Fit Plus Wii Nintendo 8,900,000
5 FIFA 11 Multi-platform EA Sports 8,400,000


Month Day Event
January 7–10 International Consumer Electronics Show 2010 was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.[6]
February 11–14 Microsoft X10 held in San Francisco.[7]
24–27 Nintendo World Summit held in San Francisco.[8]
March 9–13 Game Developers Conference 2010 held in San Francisco, CA.[9]
26–28 First PAX East Coast at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston, MA.
April 15[10] Xbox Live for original Xbox console and games discontinued.[11]
20–23 Captivate, Capcom's annual tradeshow was held in Honolulu, Hawaii.[12]
May 4–7 The Humble Indie Bundle, an experiment into indie, charitable, cross-platform, DRM-free digital game distribution, is first released to great success.
30 Esports organization FaZe Clan is founded.
June 15–17 E3 2010 is held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.[13]
17–19 OnLive released.
August 12–15 QuakeCon was held in the Hotel Hilton Anatole, in Dallas, Texas, USA.
16–18 Game Developers Conference was held in Europe in Cologne.
18–22 Gamescom 2010 was held at Cologne, Germany.
September 3–5 Penny Arcade Expo 2010 was held at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
15–21 PlayStation Move was launched in North America, Europe and various Asian countries.
16–19 Tokyo Game Show 2010 was held at Makuhari Messe in Japan.
October 22–23 BlizzCon 2010 was held at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
November 4–7 Microsoft's Kinect launched worldwide, starting in North America.

Hardware releases[edit]

Xbox 360 S
Month Day Console
June 18 Xbox 360 SNA
September 15 PlayStation MoveEU
October 28 Wii Remote PlusAU
November 4 KinectNA

Series with new entries[edit]

Series with new installments in 2010 include Ace Attorney, Alien vs. Predator, Army of Two, Assassin's Creed, Battlefield, BioShock, Call of Duty, Castlevania, Civilization, Crackdown, Donkey Kong, Darksiders, Dead Rising, Fable, Fallout, God of War, Gran Turismo, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, Just Cause, Kane and Lynch, Lost Planet, Mafia, Mass Effect, Medal of Honor, Mega Man, Metroid, Need for Speed, Pokémon, Prince of Persia, Red Dead, Red Steel, Resident Evil, Skate, StarCraft, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Super Mario, Super Monkey Ball, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Total War.

In addition, 2010 saw the introduction of several new properties, including Alan Wake, Darksiders, Deadly Premonition, Heavy Rain, and Metro.

Game releases[edit]

The list of games released in 2010 in North America.

Video game platforms
Lin Linux
Mac Mac
NDS Nintendo DS
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSN Unknown platform
PSP PlayStation Portable
Wii Wii
WiiWare Unknown platform
Win Windows
X360 Xbox 360
XBLA Unknown platform
iOS iOS, iPadOS
Release Date Title Systems
January 5 Divinity II: Ego Draconis Win, X360
Bayonetta PS3, X360
Darksiders Win, PS3, X360
Fable II: Game of the Year Edition X360
January 6 Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond XBLA
January 7 PSN
Assassin's Creed II: Discovery iOS
January 11 Chronos Twins DX WiiWare
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Episodes 1–4) WiiWare
January 12 Vancouver 2010 Win, X360, PS3
Army of Two: The 40th Day PS3, X360, PSP
Daniel X: The Ultimate Power NDS
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces Wii
Sands of Destruction NDS
Walk It Out! Wii
January 15 Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis Win
January 17 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Mobile iOS
January 18 Glory of Heracles NDS
Chronos Twins DX DSiWare
Starship Defense DSiWare
January 19 Bejeweled Twist NDS
Dark Void Win, X360, PS3
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories PS2, PSP
January 20 Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment X360
January 21 Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment PS3
January 25 Playmobil Knights NDS
January 26 Mass Effect 2 Win, X360, PS3
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Wii
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Wii
Shadow of Destiny PSP
January 28 Thexder Neo PS3
February 1 Global Agenda Win
True Swing Golf DSiWare
February 2 White Knight Chronicles PS3
Star Trek Online Win
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Win
The Sims 3: High-End Loft Stuff Win, Mac
February 4 Silent Line: Armored Core PSP
February 8 Blaster Master: Overdrive Wii
Fieldrunners DSiWare
Star Ocean: The Last Hope International PS3
February 9 BioShock 2 Win, X360, PS3
Dante's Inferno PS3, X360
Shiren the Wanderer Wii
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll Wii
Scene It? Twilight NDS
World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars X360, Win
February 10 Stargate Resistance Win
February 11 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief NDS
Dragon Ball: Origins 2 NDS
Spaceball Revolution PSP
February 12 World Cup of Pool NDS
Zorro: Quest for Justice NDS
February 15 Art of Balance WiiWare
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Justice for All WiiWare
Spaceball Revolution DSiWare
February 16 Tropico 3 X360
SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3 PSP
Aliens vs. Predator Win, X360, PS3
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth NDS
Crime Scene NDS
Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce X360, PS3, PSP
Ragnarok DS NDS
February 17 Deadly Premonition X360
February 19 Data East Arcade Classics Wii
NecroVisioN: Lost Company Win
February 22 Aura-Aura Climber DSiWare
Endless Ocean 2: Adventures of the Deep Wii
Flight Control DSiWare
Risen X360
February 23 Arsenal of Democracy Win
Heavy Rain PS3
Last Rebellion PS3
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing PS3, X360, NDS, Wii, Win
Napoleon: Total War Win
M.U.D. TV Win
Metal Slug XX PSP
February 24 Greed Corp XBLA, PSN
echoshift PSP
March 1 Dante's Inferno PSP
Mega Man 10 WiiWare
March 2 Silent Hunter V: Battle of the Atlantic Win
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Win, X360, PS3
Supreme Commander 2 Win
MLB 10: The Show PS2, PS3, PSP
MLB 2K10 Win, X360, PS2, PS3, Wii, PSP
SpongeBob's Boating Bash NDS, Wii
Sonic Classic Collection NDS
Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects NDS
Rayman 2 iOS
Alice in Wonderland NDS, Wii
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony PSP
Lips: Party Classics X360
Deca Sports DS NDS
March 4 Bit Pilot iOS
March 8 Max & the Magic Marker Wii
March 9 Assassin's Creed II Win
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Portable PSP
Final Fantasy XIII PS3, X360
Yakuza 3 PS3
Rise of Prussia Win
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition PS3
The Eye of Judgment: Legends PSP
Calling Wii
March 10 Street Fighter IV iOS
March 11 Mega Man 10 PSN
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising Win
March 14 Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (North America) NDS
March 15 Rage of the Gladiator WiiWare
March 16 God of War III PS3
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Win
Metro 2033 Win, X360
Supreme Commander 2 X360
Resonance of Fate X360, PS3
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening Win, X360, PS3
Infinite Space NDS
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Wii
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Wii
Sonny with a Chance NDS
March 17 Perfect Dark XBLA
March 21 Zhu Zhu Pets NDS
March 22 Cave Story WiiWare
March 23 Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Battle Trainer NDS
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom Win
Red Steel 2 Wii
Just Cause 2 Win, X360, PS3
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey NDS
How to Train Your Dragon X360, NDS, PS3, Wii
Rooms: The Main Building Wii
Disney Stitch Jam NDS
MotoGP 09/10 X360, PS3
March 24 Ski-Doo: Snowmobile Challenge X360
March 25 Flotilla X360
Section 8 PS3
Wakeboarding HD PS3
March 26 Anarchy: Rush Hour PS3
Wonderful Everyday Win
March 28 WarioWare D.I.Y. NDS
March 29 Flotilla Win
Zenonia 2 iOS
March 30 Prison Break: The Conspiracy Win, X360, PS3
Dead or Alive Paradise PSP
Mimana Iyar Chronicle PSP
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love PS2, Wii
Samurai Shodown: Edge of Destiny X360
March 31 Mega Man 10 XBLA
April 1 Super Monkey Ball 2: Sakura Edition iOS
April 2 Again NDS
Star Wars: Cantina iOS
April 5 Mr. Driller: Drill Till You Drop DSiWare
April 8 Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West Win
April 10 Chaos Rings iOS
Espgaluda II iOS
April 12 Dark Void Zero iOS, Win
Gangstar 2: Kings of L.A. DSiWare
April 13 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction X360
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City PS3, Win
April 14 Final Fight: Double Impact XBLA
April 15 Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Episode 1: The Penal Zone Win, Mac, PS3
April 20 Monster Hunter Tri Wii
April 22 Homerun Hitters PSN
April 23 Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper X360
April 26 Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley PSP
System Flaw DSiWare
April 27 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction Win
Dead to Rights: Retribution X360, PS3
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa PS3, X360, Wii, PSP, iOS
Nier X360, PS3
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe PSP
Record of Agarest War PS3, X360
Super Street Fighter IV PS3, X360
April 28 Tecmo Bowl Throwback XBLA
April 29 Kick-Ass: The Game PSN
May 1 Transformice Win
May 4 Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake PSP
What Did I Do To Deserve This My Lord? 2 PSP
Iron Man 2 PS3, PSP, X360, Wii, NDS
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West PS3
Dementium II NDS
May 7 Biozone Win
May 10 Earthworm Jim DSiWare
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations WiiWare
May 11 3D Dot Game Heroes PS3
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 PSP
Skate 3 PS3, X360
Lost Planet 2 X360, PS3
World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars PSN
May 12 Rocket Knight Win, XBLA
Eschalon: Book II Win
Things on Wheels XBLA
Heroes of Newerth Win, Mac, Lin
May 17 Bit.Trip Runner WiiWare
Frogger Returns DSiWare
May 18 Attack of the Movies 3D Wii, X360
Rocket Knight PSN
Split Second: Velocity Win, X360, PS3
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands NDS, Wii, PSP PS3, X360
Trauma Team Wii
Alan Wake X360
Red Dead Redemption X360, PS3
Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow NDS
Runaway: A Twist of Fate Win
Shrek Forever After iOS, NDS, PS3, Wii, Win, X360
May 19 Aqua – Naval Warfare XBLA
Metal Slug XX XBLA
May 21 Gray Matter Win
May 23 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
May 24 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney iOS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Episode 5) WiiWare
World Poker Tour: Texas Hold 'Em DSiWare
May 25 Blur Win, X360, PS3
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge NDS
Colour Cross NDS
ModNation Racers PS3, PSP
Pirates Plund-Arrr Wii
UFC 2010 X360, PS3
Tetris Party Deluxe Wii
May 26 Eschalon: Book II Mac, Lin
Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex XBLA
May 31 Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex Wii
X-Scape DSiWare
June 1 Backbreaker X360, PS3
The Sims 3: Ambitions Win
Alpha Protocol Win, X360, PS3
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow PS2
Tecmo Bowl Throwback PSN
Planet Minigolf PSN
Vectorman Win
June 2 Hector: Badge of Carnage (Episode 1) iOS
Hexyz Force PSP
Snoopy Flying Ace XBLA
June 4 FIFA Online Win
Happy Wheels Win
June 8 Cubixx PSP
Green Day: Rock Band X360, PS3, Wii
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 X360, PS3, Wii
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker PSP
Mega Man Zero Collection NDS
Disgaea Infinite PSP
June 9 NeoGeo Battle Coliseum XBLA
June 10 River City Soccer Hooligans NDS
June 12 Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Win
June 14 A Kappa's Trail DSiWare
Legend of Kay NDS
June 15 100 Classic Books NDS
Dance on Broadway Wii
Totally Spies!: Revenge of the Undercover PS3, X360, Wii, PSP, NDS
Toy Story 3: The Video Game PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, DS, Win
June 19 Bar Oasis iOS
June 20 Young Thor PSP
June 21 Legendary Wars: T-Rex Rumble DSiWare
Art Style: Rotozoa WiiWare
June 22 Transformers: Cybertron Adventures Wii
Transformers: War for Cybertron Win, X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
June 24 Dream Chronicles: The Book of Air Win
June 25 TNA Impact!: Cross the Line NDS, PSP
June 26 Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge iOS
June 27 Sin and Punishment: Star Successor Wii
June 28 Despicable Me: Minion Mania iOS
Jett Rocket WiiWare
Maestro! Jump in Music DSiWare
June 29 10 Minute Solution Wii
APB All Points Bulletin Win
Deathsmiles X360
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Win, PS3, Wii, PSP, X360, NDS
Naughty Bear X360, PS3
Ninety-Nine Nights II X360
Runaway: A Twist of Fate NDS
Singularity Win, X360, PS3
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Win, X360
The Last Airbender NDS, Wii
Trinity Universe PS3
June 29 Nancy Drew: Trail of the Twister Win, Mac
July 2 Archetype iOS
July 3 Moto Racer DS NDS
July 6 Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem NDS
Persona 3 PSP
Tournament of Legends Wii
Crackdown 2 X360
July 7 Blacklight: Tango Down XBLA
July 8 Mini Ninjas Mac
July 11 Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies NDS
July 13 DeathSpank PSN
NCAA Football 11 PS2, PS3, X360
The Sorcerer's Apprentice NDS, PS3 Wii, X360
July 14 Blacklight: Tango Down Win
Deadliest Warrior: The Game XBLA
DeathSpank XBLA
July 19 Alien Swarm Win
Furry Legends WiiWare
July 20 Arc Rise Fantasia Wii
Gravity Crash PSP
July 21 Castlevania Puzzle: Encore of the Night iOS
Limbo XBLA
July 24 Doctor Who: The Adventure Games – City of the Daleks Win
Malicious PSN
July 26 Crystal Monsters DSiWare
July 27 Galaxy Racers NDS
Need for Speed: World Win
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Win, Mac
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift PS3, X360
Clash of the Titans PS3, X360
July 28 Hydro Thunder Hurricane XBLA
July 29 SimCity Deluxe iOS
Hero of Sparta II iOS
August 2 BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale DSiWare
August 3 Crimson Gem Saga iOS
August 4 Castlevania: Harmony of Despair XBLA
August 10 Crash Team Racing PSN
Madden NFL 11 PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
Galactic Taz Ball NDS
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game PSN
August 11 Monday Night Combat X360
August 13 Victoria 2 Win
August 16 Monsteca Corral WiiWare
August 17 Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Win, X360, PS3
Ys Seven PSP
August 18 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light XBLA
August 24 Elemental: War of Magic Win
Grease NDS, Wii
Ivy the Kiwi? Wii, NDS
Mafia II Win, X360, PS3
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill Remastered Win, Mac
August 25 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game XBLA
August 26 Phantasy Star II iOS
Worms Reloaded Win, Mac
August 31 Castle Crashers PS3
Metroid: Other M Wii
Valkyria Chronicles II PSP
Ace Combat: Joint Assault PSP
Camp Rock: The Final Jam NDS
September 1 Alien Breed Evolution PSN
September 5 The Next Star 3 Win, X360, PS2, PS3, Wii, PSP
September 7 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 PS3, X360
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Wii, NDS
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep PSP
NHL 11 PS3, X360
NHL Slapshot Wii
September 8 Amnesia: The Dark Descent Win, Mac, Lin
Plants vs. Zombies XBLA
September 10 Ninety-Nine Nights II X360
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale Win
September 12 Professor Layton and the Unwound Future NDS
September 14 UFC 2010 PSP
Fancy Nancy: Tea Party Time NDS
Halo: Reach X360
The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, NDS
Phantasy Star Portable 2 PSP
Phineas and Ferb: Ride Again NDS, Wii
Scooby-Doo! And the Spooky Swamp PS2, Wii, NDS
Space Invaders Infinity Gene PS3
September 15 Gladiator Begins PSP
Hypership Out of Control XBLA
Space Invaders Infinity Gene X360
September 17 R.U.S.E. X360, PS3, Win
September 18 Pokémon Black and White (Japan) NDS
EyePet: Move Edition PS3
September 20 Cladun: This is an RPG PSP
September 21 Civilization V Win
Club Penguin: Game Day! Wii
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue PSN
Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue NDS
Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City DS
New Carnival Games NDS, Wii
September 22 Alien Breed 2: Assault X360, Win
Blade Kitten PSN, Win, XBLA
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue XBLA
F1 2010 Win, X360, PS3
September 23 Darksiders Win
September 24 NHL 2K11 Wii
Lost Horizon Win
September 27 Samurai Warriors 3 Wii
September 28 Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland PS3
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light PSN, Win
Dead Rising 2 Win, PS3, X360
FIFA 11 Win, X360, Wii, NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP
Front Mission Evolved Win, X360, PS3
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock PS3, Wii, X360
MorphX X360
MySims SkyHeroes NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
Quantum Theory PS3, X360
September 29 Hydrophobia XBLA
September 30 Bit.Trip Beat iOS
Final Fantasy XIV Win
Ninja Chicken: Shoot 'Em Up iOS
World of Tanks Win
October 1 EyePet PSP
October 3 Wii Party Wii
October 4 Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs DS
Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light NDS
Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus iOS
Shantae: Risky's Revenge DSiWare
October 5 Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Win, X360, Wii, NDS, PS2, PS3
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction X360, Wii, NDS, PS2, PS3, PSP
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow X360, PS3
Deadliest Warrior: The Game PSN
Def Jam Rapstar X360, PS3, Wii
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West X360, PS3
NBA 2K11 Win, PS3, X360 PSP, PS2, Wii, iOS
NBA Jam Wii
October 6 Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley XBLA
Cut the Rope iOS
ProtoGalaxy Win
October 7 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 iOS
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded DS
October 11 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 WiiWare
October 12 Alundra PSN
Arc the Lad PSN
Dead Space Ignition PSN, XBLA
Lost Planet 2 Win
Lucha Libre AAA: Héroes del Ring PS3, X360
Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals NDS
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes PS3, Wii
Just Dance 2 Wii
Invizimals PSP
Arcania: Gothic 4 Win, X360
Medal of Honor Win, PS3, X360
Super Scribblenauts NDS
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 PSN
October 13 Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 XBLA
Vindictus Win
October 14 DJ Max Portable 3 PSP
October 17 Kirby's Epic Yarn Wii
October 19 Age of Hammer Wars PS3, PSP
Bakugan: Defenders of the Core NDS, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
Blazing Souls PSP
DJ Hero 2 X360, PS3, Wii
Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team PSP
Saw II: Flesh & Blood PS3, X360
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 PS3, X360
DJ Max Portable 3 PSN
EA Sports MMA PS3, X360
Fallout: New Vegas PS3, X360, Win
Flip's Twisted World Wii
Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge Win, Mac
Rock of the Dead X360, PS3, Wii
The Shoot PS3
Vanquish PS3, X360
October 20 Super Meat Boy XBLA
October 21 Angry Birds Seasons iOS
October 24 Shaun White Skateboarding PS3, Wii, Win, X360
October 25 Bit.Trip Fate WiiWare
Dragon Age: Origins – Ultimate Edition PS3, Win, X360
October 26 Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush NDS, Wii, Win, X360
Blacklight: Tango Down PSN
Crafting Mama NDS
Deca Sports 3 Wii
Disney Channel All Star Party Wii
Fable III X360
Hasbro Family Game Night 3 PS3, Wii, X360
Lego Universe Win
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare PS3, X360
Rock Band 3 PS3, X360, Wii, DS
The Sims 3: Late Night Win, OS X
The Sims 3 PS3, X360, Wii, DS
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II PS3, X360, Win, Wii, DS
WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011 PS3, X360, PSP, PS2, Wii
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5 PSP
Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman PSP
October 27 Pinball FX 2 XBLA
October 28 Bloody Good Time Win, XBLA
FIFA Manager 11 Win
November 1 PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Wii
November 2 007: GoldenEye Wii, NDS
Atari Greatest Hits NDS
Blood Drive PS3, X360
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs Wii
Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage PS3, X360
God of War: Ghost of Sparta PSP
James Bond 007: Blood Stone Win, X360, PS3, NDS
Megamind Wii, X360, PS3, PSP, NDS
The Penguins of Madagascar NDS
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 PSP
Toy Story 3: The Video Game PS2
Ys: The Oath in Felghana PSP
November 3 Bit.Trip Beat Win, Mac
November 4 Adrenaline Misfits X360
Dance Evolution X360
Kinect Adventures! X360
Kinect Joy Ride X360
Kinect Sports X360
Kinectimals X360
MotionSports X360
Sonic Free Riders X360
The Biggest Loser: Challenge Wii
November 5 Babysitting Mama Wii
Football Manager 2011 Win
November 7 Battle Dex Win
November 9 Beyblade: Metal Fusion NDS
Beyblade: Metal Fusion – Battle Fortress Wii
Call of Duty: Black Ops X360, PS3, Wii, Win
Knights in the Nightmare PSP
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction NDS, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer NDS, Wii
Rune Factory 3: A Fantasy Harvest Moon NDS
The Fight: Lights Out PS3
The Green Hornet: Wheels of Justice iOS
The Sly Collection PS3
November 10 Guwange XBLA
Minute to Win It Wii, X360
November 12 Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights II iOS
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 2 Wii, Win
November 14 Dood's Big Adventure Wii
uDraw Pictionary Wii
November 16
Split/Second PSP
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors NDS
Apache: Air Assault PS3, Win, X360
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood PS3, X360
Crazy Taxi PSN
Create PS3, Wii, Win, X360
EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp Wii
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I Win, NDS, PS3, X360, Java ME, Wii
iCarly 2: iJoin the Click! NDS, PS3 Wii, X360
Namco Museum Megamix Wii
Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles Wii
Pac-Man Party Wii
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit X360, PS3, Win, Wii
Sonic Colors Wii, NDS
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wii
Wizards of Waverly Place: Spellbound NDS
November 17 Alien Breed 3: Descent PSN, Win, XBLA
NBA Jam: On Fire Edition PS3, X360
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX XBLA
November 18 Game Party: In Motion X360
RAGE: Mutant Bash TV iOS
November 21 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii
Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time Wii
Worms: Battle Islands PSP
November 22 Poker Night at the Inventory Win
November 23 Arc the Lad II PSN
CSI: Unsolved NDS
Hot Wheels Track Attack NDS, Wii
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom X360, PS3
Michael Jackson: The Experience Wii, NDS, PSP
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX PSN
Spelunker HD PSN
Splatterhouse X360, PS3
Tangled: The Video Game NDS, Wii, Win
Worms: Battle Islands Wii
November 24 Funky Lab Rat PS3
Gran Turismo 5 PS3
November 29 Cave Story DSiWare
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn NDS
November 30 Dead Nation PlayStation Network
Epic Mickey Wii
nail'd PS3, X360, Win
Super Meat Boy Win
December 1 TNT Racers PS3
Unbound Saga XBLA
December 3 Borderlands Mac
December 6 Fluidity WiiWare
Football Manager Handheld 2011 PSP
December 7 Alien Breed 2: Assault PS3
Bejeweled 3 Win, Mac
Hello Kitty Seasons Wii
Qlione Evolve PS3
Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves PS3
Tron: Evolution Win, PS3, X360, iOS
Tron: Evolution – Battle Grids Wii, NDS
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Win, Mac
Yogi Bear NDS, Wii
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Duel Transer Wii
December 8 Bomberman Live: Battlefest XBLA
Doritos Crash Course XBLA
Harms Way XBLA
December 9 Dead Rising Mobile iOS
Infinity Blade iOS
December 10 Chu's Dynasty X360
Greed Corp Win
December 11 Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam X360, PS3, Win
December 12 Super Mario All-Stars Wii
December 14 A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda Win
Revenge of the Titans Win
December 15 X-Men XBLA
December 16 Battlefield: Bad Company 2 iOS
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light iOS
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 iOS
World of Goo iOS
December 20 Frobot WiiWare
Oddboxx Win
December 21 Asphalt 6: Adrenaline iOS
N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance PSN
Secret of Mana iOS
Top Darts PSN
TrackMania Wii Wii
December 22 A World of Keflings XBLA
Back to the Future: The Game Win, Mac
December 23 Echochrome II PS3
December 29 Raskulls XBLA

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