CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS VOTED NUMBER ONE GAME OF 2010

London, 17 th December 2010: Call of Duty: Black Ops has been voted the favourite game of 2010 in a poll of more than 24,000 games fans on MSN Games. www.msn.co.uk/games

The game which has smashed all UK records for sales, polled a massive 32% of votes. That’s 14% more than its closest rival Red Dead Redemption, which got 18% of the vote.  In third place was FIFA 11, which was the favourite amongst 11% of people.

THE TOP 10

1.       Call of Duty: Black Ops 32%,

2.       Red Dead Redemption 18%

3.       FIFA 11 11%,

4.       Mass Effect 2 10%

5.       Halo Reach 9%

6.       Fallout: New Vegas 6%

7.       God of War 3 5%

8.       Super Mario Galaxy 4%

9.       Fable III 3%

10.   Just Cause 2 2%

 

Steven Wilson-Beales, MSN Games content editor said:“There is no doubt that Call of Duty: Black Ops is the biggest game of the year and it currently remains at the top of the UK Games Chart.  There was a tremendous buzz around this game before it was launched, and the fact our readers have voted it their game of the year both reflects the profile of the game and shows they were hugely excited by the finished product.”

MSN Games www.msn.co.uk/games re-launched at the end of October 2010 to provide a real focus on a wide range of gaming content, encompassing lifestyle and family titles, as well as releases for the more hardcore gamers. 

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*Source:  24,000 MSN readers responded to the poll, which ran from 1 December to 16 December 2010. 

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