Systems: PS3, 360, PC
Release Date: Mar. 23
Sometimes it felt every third-person action game coming out in 2010 was permeated with the fantastic—Darksiders, Bayonetta, and God of War III all dealt with the decidedly otherworldy—so it was a breath of fresh air when Avalanche brought us a explosion-filled human-on-human adventure. A dope grappling-hook mechanic (especially coupled with a parachute) make for a Bruckheimer-y experience: not so hot on story, but plenty of satisfying pyrotechnics.