The following are what I feel are the top 3 video-games of the year. Please note there were tons of great games, such as Fallout: New Vegas, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Fable 3, Red Dead Redemption, and more--this list isn't discounting them or saying they aren't great, and they may even be better than my top 3 games in certain ways, but my top 3 games are there because they are my own personal favorites. So, now that we've got that disclaimer out of the way....
3. Mass Effect 2
2. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
This game actually made me feel, and not just the usual adrenaline rush from games, but true emotions and caring. Yes, a big plot twist is sort of predictable and cliche' (I'm embarrassed I didn't see it coming), and certain things aren't fully explained, but this is just an amazing game. If someone tells you they don't play video-games because they lack good stories, or are only about driving fast and killing people, give them this game and show them what we can achieve through interactive media when we make an effort. Game director David Cage has created some other games that were innovative or had good ideas, but this is arguably his masterpiece, and my game of the year.
That's it! What did you think? What are your favorite games this year?