Its a short list of games I have played this year that I had to narrow down to my top 10. I started the GOTY list mostly because I wanted to make a list of all the games that came out this year and see if it was even ten. Counting the first episode of The Walking Dead, it worked out to 13 games according to the 2012 game releases wikipedia page.
Edit: My plan was to come back and add descriptions to each of the top 10 or at the very least the top 5...that did not happen. Better luck next time.