Kotaku's 2010 Game of the YearS

As the year wraps up and the last of the big games roll out it's time to start our debate, the debate about what was the single greatest game of the year.

As we did last year, this year we've decided to pick a few finalists among us and then debate their merits. These are the games that have found a champion or champions within our staff. That means that each writer had to pick a single game that they feel is the best title of the year, no matter the platform or genre.

This year the seven of us have settled on four titles. Over the course of the remaining weeks of the year we will publicly debate the choices, trying to convince one another of the merits of our different choices.

After running these four debates we will each mull over the discussions and reach a decision for game of the year.

I sincerely hope you take the time to read through each's game's post (we will be posting one a day) and add to the discussion. Explaining why you think the game is or isn't the best of the year.

Until then, feel free to discuss, debate, delight in, wallow in, our four finalists as listed alphabetically below.

Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Xbox 360
Mass Effect 2
NBA 2K11
Red Dead Redemption