Yeah, Bulletstorm is fairly short and an absolute BLAST. You should definitely start there. Final Fantasy XIII is so long... I actually like it, but in the time it takes you to play that, you could have played Bulletstorm, Dead Space 2 and Darksiders and crossed almost half of your list off.
Ico and Shadow of the Colossus because:
- They are both pretty short.
- The are both great (ok I need to play Ico but people say it's amazing)
- Both are very unique
- If you are interested in the kind of thing both are brought up when people talk about "games as art."
- Shadow of the Colossus is so fucking rad.
Darksiders, Fallout New Vegas, and AC Revelations are the ones I've beat on that list, so I would obviously suggest those. Especially New Vegas, which is one of my favorite games ever. Though the PS3 is the worst platform for the game, I've heard it fairs much better than 3 did.
Bulletstorm is alright too, but I got bored with it about 80% through the game.
Bulletstorm is one of the most fun FPS games in recent memory
I'm a little surprise that AC: Revelations is the last game, it seems that you guys didn't enjoy it at all. I confess that I just want to finish for the story.
But when the story itself is ashamed of calling itself a decent story, it ceases to be a story and thus you shouldn't care about it.