It's been a weird year for video games. A lot of really superb titles hit this year, but I had some trouble parsing out one that stood clearly above the others. This is almost never the case for me.
It was another big year for indie/smaller titles. I'm no AAA hating hippie, but it's quite obvious that the current playground for innovation and weird ideas lies in the indie space. It's also a generational launch year, which typically means we get a huge drought leading up to the console launch, followed by a cavalcade of boring/tired games that look pretty. That was pretty much the case this year, but that doesn't mean there weren't fantastic games to play. Enough jibber-jabbering! On with the list!