1. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
I could spend hours of the day working out the puzzles and the games are just getting betters. It's gotten to the point where I hear that puzzle music in my head as I think things through.
2. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
The Phoenix Wright games area favorite of mine, and this game really mixed up the game in interesting ways that encouraged more thought. They are like playing interactive murder mystery novels.
3. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
I really enjoyed Assassin's Creed II, and this part of the series had so much to do. The synch ratio could be a pain, but forced me to try new ways to play in place of taking the easy way out.
4. God of War III
There is just something about the God of War series that I love. It makes me want to strip down, tie butcher cleavers to my arm, and go conquer Mount Olympus. This is the rumored finale and looked incredible. Ohhhhhhh, Aphrodite.
5. LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
I adore the Lego series of games, and I also enjoy the Harry Potter books. The only think missing is online multiplayer, and this game had some seriously messed up bugs.
Sure, in many ways it's a Zelda clone, but it mimics Zelda in pretty much all the good ways. That's not easy to doand adds some unique features. The story is interesting enough, and it made me want a sequel. Though no idea if we will get one.
7. Red Dead Redemption
It's an expansive wild west world that has an interesting cast of characters, but the outcomes were predictable.
8. Super Mario Galaxy 2
The Mario series is a lot of fun and it translates well into 3-D. It makes me feel sorry another famous blue mascot.
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops
I rented this to try out. It was fun, but the single player could be frustration. The multiplayer can get annoying the way some people would play or act. Poeple get really racist, really fast.
10. Dead Rising 2
Not a stellar game, but there is just something cathartic about slashing up a ton of zombies. All the items you could make were cool, but the components were often so scattered that I found myself just making a lot of Defilers.