Best of 2012
Going to quickly throw this together.
My general sentiment this year is that my most anticipated games ultimately disappointed me, and I played few other games that I felt were special. It's hard for me not to look back at 2011 and 2010, comparing this year to the best games of those years, and not feel that this was an overall bad year in gaming.
Also, for the time being, I'm abbreviating this list to my Top 5. I don't like honoring games that I haven't finished, and I've lost interest in most of the games I've purchased this year long before seeing the ending.
That said, I fully plan on revisiting this list after I finish some games from my backlog.