I'm also curious what order the crew would put them in. For me, The Last of Us would probably be my favorite, so:
1. The Last of Us
2. Mass Effect 2
3. Grand Theft Auto 4
6. Uncharted 2
8. Shadow of Mordor.
The other three games I didn't play. Honestly, after The Last of Us and Mass Effect 2, it's pretty hard, but I think that's the order I'd put it in. I might be able to switch Uncharted and Skyrim, I don't know. I had issues with GTA 4, but I was overall very impressed by it so it made it somewhat easy to put it as three. Hitman was great but really lacked replay value for me personally. I had fun going through it, but once the final episode was finished I pretty much immediately uninstalled it off the PS4 and can't imagine playing it again anytime soon. I like that they clearly set out a bunch of things you can do, but I felt I had my fill with the way I originally played through the missions.
Uncharted 2 was one of the most disappointing sequels of last-gen to me in large part because the shooting felt weightless, but with the remaster on PS4 it was okay for some reason, seeming to feel in line with the other two. I've always tried to be more into Elder Scrolls, but it has always been hard. They're alright. Shadow of Mordor is of solid quality at being an Arkham/Assassin's Creed kind of game, but with a dull story, characters and world it felt pretty boring to me. I also never thought the nemesis system was all that interesting or compelling.
On the other hand, The Last of Us is perhaps my favorite 'zombie' post-apocalyptic work of fiction. The games setting alone had me extremely immersed, where due to a lack of human care really turned every building and street into a dilapidated form of what we consider typical and relatable today. It had a story in itself that I could create by just imagining, like what those places were when it was filled with society. It was all kind of sad. It also showed how flora and fauna would enrapture it all. It was also a lot more about humans than the cordyceps. The characters were great with a story that made me think, like how one is supposed to feel about Joel as you compare and contrast his past and present. The combat felt realistically brutal and seamlessly going from hand-to-hand combat to shooting felt superb.
Mass Effect 2 is one of the best space faring sci-fi games there is. It was so good that it made me go back to Mass Effect 1 multiple times and actually appreciate that game when I otherwise would not have given it much thought after I originally finished it. It has an awesome set of characters, cool sci-fi worlds, and small side worlds to explore, very good DLC. The gameplay becoming more of a shooter I appreciated; I thought it felt pretty good. I just thought that the game was a bit too bullet-spongey on hard. The soundtrack is also noteworthy. Yeah, just a superb game. I can say a lot about these beloved games, but I'll stop here. What about all of you?
This is their game of the year games by year if you don't already know:
2008: GTA 4
2009: Uncharted 2
2010: Mass Effect 2
2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
2013: The Last of Us
2014: Shadow of Mordor
2015: Super Mario Maker