1. Saints Row: The Third
No explantation needed. Best open world uban crime game ever made.
2. LittleBigPlanet 2
LBP1 was amazing, and LBP2 is stellar. Stellar is amazing times 5. I fell in love with this game and still am. Most of it is credited to the super talented community who keep making awe inspiring levels, though much detemination and hard work. I tried making my own level, but didn't have the patience to finish it! LBP2 is just something super magical that I cannot simply explain in words. If you haven't played it since it's release, pop it in and play some of the high rated levels and I DARE you not to fall in love with this platformer all over again!
3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
4. Portal 2
Everyone has played this. Everyone knows how amazing it is. Superb writing and neat/intuitive puzzle solving. Well-made characters and a terrific story. It's only dimishing trait is that I only really can truly experience it once. Everytime after that is nowhere near the level of awe,
5. Batman: Arkham City
Many were dissapointed, I wasn't. It as less Metroid-vania than Asylum, but was just as good. It is one of those games like the first, where the initial playthrough is so awe inspiring that any subsequent playthrough will never feel the same. I loved the atmoshpere that the city created. The snow and darkness added a lot to the tone of this game. The story can be short if you rush it, but if you take your time and do side stuff here and there you can get a good 20 hours out of it. I got all of the Riddler stuff and it isn't worth it, way too much of it. But other than that this game is awesome. There is no feeling better than just hitting the R1 and grappling to the nearest building. AWESOME
6. Renegade Ops
A late addition, but one that should definately be here. I didn't buy it at first because I am always skeptical of $15 downloadable games, but boy was I wrong! Got it when PSN had it for sale and I am glad I did! Really a bunch of fun and pretty challenging! Reminded me so much of games back then when lives mattered and you had to finish whole levels with a set amount of them. Everything is done right in this. The controls are PERFECT! Only downside is when you flip your car over that it doesn't flip you upright immediatley (lost a few lives because car didn't flip over as soon as it should). But other than that it's really great controlwise. Story wise, it's as over the top, ridiculous, and intentionally cheesy in all the right ways possible! Bryant is one bad ass mofo! Got the DLC too, even before I finished the main game's missions! It's a nice little add-on, though short. I hope they release more DLC, and even do a full on sequel! The only thing I didn't like was the times where the clock pops up because youre taking too long or obviously searching only for the secondary objective. It makes sense to have those be more challenging, but I've tried the collect the hostages first mission trophy so many times, but I still can't get it because of the timer. I will keep trying though because I love this game!
7. Pokémon Black/White
I played the shit out of Pokemon when I was a kid. I had Blue, Yellow, and Silver. Nearly a decade later I'm playing the new one, Black Version. When I made it to the elite 4, I had nearly 100 hours logged. WTF....how does 23 year old me play Pokemon for as long as a Skyrim?!?!?
8. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Nowhere near the level of Uncharted 2, but still fun. Has some mega frustrating points and dissapointing lack of character banter. Can't believe HD fucked up the shooting as it frustrated the hell out of me. Finished it with the terrible shooting, but want to play it again soon with the good shooting.
9. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Havent finished it yet, but I love it already. Great art style, characters, and writing. Can't wait to finish!
10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Late entry for this game, but I picked it up for $20 a few days ago and I have been playing it non-stop! I love just exploring the city to find hidden weapons and ammo! The sparcity of ammo makes it a commodity and allows you to stealth it if you wish to!