#10- Spec Ops The Line - Spec Ops may have fooled all of the people this year but not me, it disguises itself as a generic TPS military shooter when its actully so much deeper and more surprising than that, it features a story based on a novel called Heart of Darkness the same novel that featured in my all time favorite movies Apocalypse Now. The novel in the game takes a modern approach on the war and conflict of the troubled soldier and his teammates, it is without any doubt one of the most well written stories in gaming history. [8.0/10]
#9 -Mark of the Ninja - I only played 2 downloadble games this year and both of them managed to reach this list, Mark of the Ninja does something that i never thought is possible, a 2d side scrolling Action/Adventure stealth game, and not just any stealth game, one of the best stealth games of the past 3 years! A Pleasent surprise from the same people behind the Shank games. [8.4/10]
#8 -Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - It is really sad that the studio that made this game closed down this year because i really wanted to see this turn into an epic franchise, KoA have a huge open world with tons on quests and factions though some of them may get repetitive, overall the amount of content that you can get from this game is like none other this year! [8.5/10]
#7- Sleeping Dogs - This game surprised me, because at the first look it looked like a GTA clone or another open world game but its so much deeper and more original than that, the combat system is the best in any modern open world game, the story is surprisingly awesome, and Hong Kong is an excellent playground for any open world games fan![8.6/10]
#6- Hitman Absolution - After disappearing from gaming shelves for more than 6 years, Hitman is finally back with its latest entry Absolution which in my opinion its best entry yet, perhaps the most surprising aspect of Absolution is how deep the storyline of the game is, levels are shorter then in previous games but this time they are far more detailed, stealth works good and overall the game is great![8.5/10]
#5- Mass Effect 3 - Despite all of the contreversy on the Ending of the game, i didnt cared about that much, i thought the overall package was masterfully done, the gameplay was better than ever this time the combat was fast paced, there were more upgrades and powers, the story was excellent and seeing your friends from previous games back here was really emotional. ME3 is a flawed masterpiece![8.9/10]
#4- Assassin's Creed III - Even though i really hoped that this game would be my GOTY i was little disapointed by it, the ending was stupid and the game felt rushed in my opinion, even with all its flaws the game was bigger than ever and was a proper sequel, with a massive open world, new protagonist, new setting and new hunting additions, AC3 was amazing![9.0/10]
#3- Dishonored - Best Stealth Game of All times! I Really mean it, the game give you so much freedom in how you want to play the gorgeous looking levels, honestly one of the best looking level designs in years, plus the story was amazing as well![9.2/10]
#2- The Walking Dead: Season One - One of the best written games and best point and click adventure games of all times, spread across 5 episodes that were released throughout the year Walking Dead had tension/emotions like no other game that i played in my life! Both of the Main characters Lee and Clementine are great and likeable as well.[9.0/10]
#1- Far Cry 3 - Honestly i did not expect Far Cry 3 to be this good that it will reach the tittle of My GOTY, but it was so huge, there was so much to do and the story was excellently written, Vaas is an amazing villain, that could easily be considered one of the best Villains in gaming history! You can do everything from Hunting animals, Crafting syringes, driving/gliding, diving underwater and finding lost letters of dead japanese soldiers. Truly a masterpiece of this year![9.6/10]
Happy New Year to Everyone!!!!
you make me regret not buying sleeping dogs on black friday, lol. well, partly was my friends fault too as he talked me out of it. I did buy dishonored though, and I love the concept of it, but I'm choosing to try the no kill achievement first, get that tough thing out of the way, which is what's hindering (is that right?) my progress. hopefully soon though. and AC3, definitely needed a polish, too many people disappearing, womens skirts billowing, and stuck horses, haven't finished the story yet, so I can't comment on that. I do agree on the large frontier, been very interested in the hunting part, and wicked moves Connor has. and happy new year
I agree with you on mass effect 3, I thought the ending was poor but it didn't really bother me and I don't understand why so many people got so angry about it
@pigfish2 i can understand why some of the people was utterly disappointed with the game after investing so much hours in the universe but lowering the metacritic score to 3 was just childish on behalf of those "fans" of the series
@Tidus1012 watch the Far Cry 3 Revealed trailer on Youtube its 10 minutes long but you will understand why its great
Great picks! Just started playing Far Cry 3 last night, like it a lot already. Played espisode 1 of Walking Dead, liked it and plan to biy episode 2 soon. Assassin's Creed III is probably my GOTY as of now, unless Far Cry 3 can dethrone it. Interested in Sleeping Dogs and Dishonored too.