Best of 2011
Runner-Ups: Duke Nukem Forever, Crysis 2, Bulletstorm, Killzone 3, DC Universe Online, inFamous 2, Hunted: The Demon's Forge, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Alice: Madness Returns, Brink, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Battlefield 3, The House of The Dead: OVERKILL - Extended Cut, Payday: The Heist, WarHammer 40,000: Space Marine, Resistance 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Yakuza 4, Catherine, F.E.A.R. 3, Might & Magic Heroes VI, Shadows of The Damned, Dark Souls, Super Mario 3D Land, Assassin's Creed Revelations, Saints Row: The Third, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Bastion, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Minecraft, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
2011 has been a great year. I was able to play the games that I wanted to play (even though most of it didn't make it to the list), which is something I couldn't accomplish in previous years. The year 2011 has really been the year of the Unreal Engine with games that look amazingly rich and beautiful. Then came along Rage, showcasing its mind-blowing id Tech 5 technology. Welcome back, id Software!