My very own "Top 5 of 2011" list.
Ok, so first of, I only played, to any large degree, 6 games released this year, this year. I played a lot of other games, but those were part of my backlog. And I have an even bigger backlog now. There's no Batman on this list. There's no Iron Brigade, a game that seems tailor-made for me (Double Fine and walking tanks? I'm THERE!). There's no Little Big Planet, which I played a bit of with Boomblasta, and I am a super-big fan of LBP.
There's also no Rayman: Origins, no Sonic Generations, no Portal 2, no Saints Row, no Skyrim and so on. At the beginning of the year, I had some sort of time, but absolutely no money. At the end of the year, I had a job, and thus money, and of course no time at all. I did finally get an Xbox. Yay!
There's no Shadows of the Damned, despite my joking declaration of it being Game of the Year as soon as Garcia Fucking Hotspur says "Not according to the Internet". Because that might be the best damn gaming moment of the year.
With all of that said, here's the as-of-current Top 5 list of the year. Of the 6 games I played a fair amount of. Sorry Killzone 3.