Best of 2010 Awards: Xbox 360 Exclusive

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Xbox 360 Exclusive: Mass Effect 2

Though it is also available on the PC (and soon to be released on the PS3), for the purposes of this category, we were looking at console exclusives and of the bunch, Mass Effect 2 was the clear winner for the Xbox 360 this year. We loved the game's updated combat system, simplified--and console friendly--menu system, and consequences. The story captivated us as Shepard assembled a team of space toughs on his second quest to save the universe. We're eager to see which decisions and events affect the conclusion in Mass Effect 3.

I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favorite game on the Xbox 360.

Runner-up: Halo: Reach

Halo is Microsoft's definitive franchise and Bungie's final entry is our runner-up for best Xbox 360 game due to its enjoyable sandbox gameplay experience across campaign, Firefight, and multiplayer. We just hope the folks over at 343 Industries can follow in Bungie's footsteps because the bar has been set extremely high with Halo: Reach.

Nominees: Fable 3, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Alan Wake.

[Xbox 360 Exclusive is part of Shacknews Best of 2010 Awards. For more information, including selection methodology, see this introduction.]

From The Chatty

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    December 29, 2010 3:12 PM

    Huh... So I guess this why ME2 wasn't considered for the multiplatform category? I know you gave justification in the opening of this article but I'm somewhat taken aback that PCs "don't count" when determining what's multiplatform and what's console exclusive.

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      December 29, 2010 3:15 PM

      I am also confused on this one, so my experience of playing it on the PC don't count/happen?

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        December 29, 2010 3:24 PM

        only the console knucklehead twins are eligible for exclusives. the multiplatform game is not on pc. the 360 exclusive is also on pc.

        shacknews puts pc in a corner

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          December 29, 2010 3:30 PM

          Three versus one?
          Seems the consoles are outnumbered.

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          December 29, 2010 5:30 PM

          They really should have dropped the whole 'multiplatform' and 'exclusive' categories and just done them by platform, and have each shack staffer give their #1 picks for each category and then top 5 or 10 overall list. I would have much rather seen that than this clusterfuck of logic.

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        December 29, 2010 11:28 PM

        Shacknews.com officially revoked all the fun you had on the PC port of the game. you can now destroy the box that it came in or the sectors on your hdd.