I am constantly late to the BBQ. Life has picked up and I am left with less and less free time and money to seek out all the games I want to play. I actually spent a majority of my time "catching up" on games from 2010 that I didn't get to.
Vanquish, Alpha Protocol, FF13, Need 4 Speed Hot Pursuit, etc, are all titles that I managed to finally play and beat during this year. But I still have Dragon Age Origins Awakening, 3D Dot Game Heroes and a slew of PC titles that I can only dream of completing.
Naturally my 2011 list is going to be lacking some titles that if I had played I know for certain would be here but with three days left in the year I don't see myself getting to any of them.
Thus Skyrim, Skyward Sword, Uncharted 3, Dark Souls, Gears of War 3, Saints Row 3 and many other Holiday releases are just not included because I didn't have a chance. Considering that alone that is six games that could be on this list lets you know the amount of titles I just don't have time for.