1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
At the end of the day I had to stop playing this because I was worried I would actually die.
This is the game I have put the most into this year or ever, no competition. And at the end of the day, if I was stuck on a desert island, the only game I would need would be this one.
3. Men of War: Assault Squad
I haven't yet played MoW: Vietnam, but I can confidently say it would be in my top ten. I love the MoWs, and Assault Squad is no exception, even with its new fangled point capture system.
4. Portal 2
Brilliant writing, brilliant gameplay, but I just don't have the urge to go back and play it again.
5. Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
I'm ashamed to say I just haven't played this enough, and in true Eastern European style, it's buggy as hell. Having said that, it's exactly what I want from a FPS.
6. Battlefield 3
I'm a primarily single player gamer, so this games shocking storyline and generally underwhelming singleplayer gameplay, including atrocious quicktime events really irked me. It's listed for its graphics and for the online, which I actually played a reasonable amount of.
7. Total War: Shogun 2
I'm not a huge fan of the total war franchise, but Shogun 2 seems to have gotten what this series does right. It's challenging, and I really should play more of it.
8. inFamous 2
This is a game much like its predecessor. I can't say I loved it as much as some others on this list, but I got a thrill. The problems, including the lack of ambient noise and some of the traversal still irked me a bit.
So far this dark little game has managed to charm me. It probably deserves to be higher, but I haven't yet completed it.
10. Crysis 2
Because I need ten games from 2011 that's why.