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2010 Games of the Year—so say indie podcasts

Another year, another eight-dozen hours of the big news sites debating and filibustering over their games of the year lists. Meanwhile, I’m once again more interested to hear the opinions on the year in gaming from the folks whose opinions I really trust (and who pay cash money for their own games).

While you eagerly await our Fifth Annual Sassy Awards (recording this week!), we’ve compiled a group of similar year-end awards from some of our indie-podcasting comrades. For those shows who do a list of 10 or more, they’re whittled down to the top five selections. You’ll also find handy links to their sites, in case you want to give a listen and hear their rationale. Have a podcast and a list of your own awards? Shoot us an email and we’ll add them below.

Critical Strike

Kyle:
1. Mass Effect 2
2. Super Street Fighter IV
3. MAG
4. Minecraft
5. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Josh:
1. Super Street Fighter IV
2. Starcraft 2
3. Civilization V
4. White Knight Chronicles
5. 3D Dot Game Heroes

The Digital Cowboys

Alex: Rock Band 3
Tony: Bioshock 2

Drunken Monkey Tech

Winner: Gran Turismo 5
Runner-up: Halo: Reach

Gamer Dork

Xibxang: Heavy Rain
Ratso: Mass Effect 2

Player One Podcast

Greg Ford
1. Red Dead Redemption
2. Heavy Rain
3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
4. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
5. Donkey Kong Country Returns

CJ
1. Rock Band 3
2. Pac Man CE DX
3. Alan Wake
4. Hydro Thunder Hurricane
5. Split / Second

Greg Sewart
1. Split / Second
2. Gran Turismo 5
3. Bioshock 2
4. Heavy Rain
5. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Phil
1. Picross 3D
2. Pac Man CE DX
3. Red Dead Redemption
4. Bit.Trip Runner
5. Super Mario Galaxy 2

PSNerds

Pete:
1. Gran Turismo 5
2. MAG
3. Super Street Fighter IV
4. Starcraft 2
5. Final Fantasy XIII

Billy:
1. Mass Effect 2
2. Minecraft
3. Battlefield Bad Company 2
4. Super Street Fighter IV
5. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

The Rumble Pack

Kaz:
1. Mass Effect 2
2. Battlefield Bad Company 2
3. Civilization V
4. Starcraft 2
5. Alan Wake

Tony:
1. Mass Effect 2
2. Red Dead Redemption
3. Civilization V
4. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
5. Limbo

Nick:
1. Mass Effect 2
2. Super Street Fighter IV
3. 9 Hours 9 Persons 9 Doors
4. Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker
5. Bayonetta

Justin:
1. Limbo
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
3. Halo: Reach
4. Joe Danger
5. Heavy Rain

Tom:
1. Assassin’s Creed 2
2. Dragon Age
3. Uncharted 2
4. Batman: Arkham Asylum
5. Retro Game Challenge

Joypod

Michael: Dragon Quest IX
David: Red Dead Redemption

The Overseas Connection

Skullduggerer: Alan Wake
CP Matthew: Mass Effect 2
B1gBadDaddy: Red Dead Redemption
Murphys Law: Mass Effect 2

Big Red Potion

Winner (tie): Demon’s Souls / Mass Effect 2

4th String

Todd: NCAA 11
Greg: NBA 2K11
Mike: NHL 11

That Gamer Podcast

Ben: Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Brandon: Mass Effect 2

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