Japanese Gamers On The Most Interesting Games Of 2010 So Far



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Dengeki recently conducted a survey of the most interesting games released during the first half of 2010 in Japan. While a lot of the usual candidates popped up, it was interesting to see titles like God of War III and Heavy Rain mentioned, even if they were lower on the chart.


The survey was conducted from June 25th – July 7th. Here are the results:


Rank Game System Publisher
01. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker PSP Konami
02. Etrian Odyssey III Nintendo DS Atlus
03. Xenoblade Wii Nintendo
04. Super Street Fighter IV Multiplatform Capcom
05. NieR Gestalt / Replicant Xbox 360 / PS3 Square Enix
06. Ar Tonelico 3 PS3 Gust
07. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep PSP Square Enix
08. Lost Planet 2 Multiplatform Capcom
09. Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii Nintendo
10. God Eater PSP Namco Bandai
11. Yakuza 4 PS3 SEGA
12. God of War III PS3 Sony
13. Ghost Trick Nintendo DS Capcom
14. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Nintendo DS Square Enix
15. Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2 PS3 Gust
16. LovePlus + Nintendo DS Konami
17. Valkyria Chronicles 2 PSP SEGA
18. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Reverie Nintendo DS Square Enix
19. Resonance of Fate Multiplatform SEGA
20. Heavy Rain PS3 Sony


Publisher-wise, Square Enix took the win with four titles in the list. Capcom and Sega tied for second place, with three each. If you’re interested, here are the results for the entirety of 2009. Okay, go wild in the comments!

Ishaan Sahdev
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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.