Best of 2011
Looking back on this list in mid-2013, it feels weird that I put Portal 2 in first place, and Dark Souls in the second. For sure, I didn't finish Dark Souls until the summer of 2012, when I played through it again from the start. Since then, I've finished it two more times, and it has continued to grow in importance in my mind every step of the way. It's a game that has had a much more profound effect on my life than Portal 2, as great as that game certainly was. I won't change the list as I made it then, but I'm writing this to remind myself that I wrestled with the notion.