One of the things that drew me to Giant Bomb was the 2009 Game of the Year deliberations. I struggle with concepts like Game of The Year; is the game of the year the best game? The most interesting? The one I played the most? The one I had the most fun with? The most challenging? Even though this is an ordered list, each game is on here for a reason, and that order would change if there was a more strictly defined rubric for what Game of the Year means. As it stands, these all made an impact on me in 2012.