1. Dark Souls
This game was made for me. I can see how people won't understand the appeal, but this game knows EXACTLY what I want out of this kind of genre and I wish I had an Ps3 to play it's predeccessor.
Best Soundtack of the year, best atmosphere of the year and best goddamn fast paced hack'n'slash of the year. I love how every weapon is viable, I love how the narrator works, and I love how good it looks and feels.
3. Saints Row: The Third
This is the most fun I've had with a game in YEARS. I have nothing bad to say about this, you should all play Saints Row.
4. Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony
I thought I had lost it, I thought I couldn't enjoy a bullet hell shooter again.
Then Jamestown came along, with it's incredible music, gorgeous design and insane story. This is a indie ass game with some great production. Even though I only got like less than 5h out of it, they felt like 5 very well spent hours. I can't recommend this enough. Especially to people who usually don't enjoy the genre.
5. Mortal Kombat
Best fighting game evah! It was a close call between this and SSFIV:AE (which technically is "better"), but this game has provided way more stupid fun than Street Fighter ever could, and as we all know: Stupid fun is better than serious fun. It's one of the universe's genreal rules.