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Games of the Year 2011, Part 2

There are two obvious absences from this list. I haven’t played Skyrim yet. Oblivion did eventually get its claws into me in a big way, and there’s every chance Skyrim will do the same when I get around to it. Also, The Witcher 2 almost certainly deserves a spot on this list. I’m playing it now, and I’m really liking it. It feels messy and complicated in a way that the Bioware RPGs never are. I am playing the console version, which came out in 2012, so perhaps I’ll be able to sneak it onto next year’s list.

Without further adieu, here’s the rest of the 2011 list: Continue reading

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Games of the Year 2011, Part 1

I’m getting this up a little late this year, but it’s just as well since I played a couple of qualifying games over the holidays that definitely deserve their spots on the list. To explain this list: I play games on a fairly idiosyncratic schedule, and tend not to play a lot of games just as they come out. So to give as many games their due as reasonable, I do these lists on a one-year delay. So these are my favourite games that were released in 2011. Continue reading

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My Favourite Games of 2010

I’ve talked about my runners up. I’ve talked about some great older games I played last year. Now it’s time for the main event. These are my favourite games that came out in 2010. Continue reading

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The Best Older Games I Played in 2011

While the focus this week is on 2010 games, I do want to take a day to talk about older games that I only got around to playing in this past year. Continue reading

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My Top Games of 2010: Honourable Mentions

It’s that time of year again. As usual, I do my Games of the Year awards on a one year lag, to give me a chance to get through my backlog. So, for the next week, I’ll be talking about some of the best games I played in that came out in 2010, as well as the best older games that I played over the course of 2011. Continue reading

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Top Games of 2009: Part 3

Only two games left to go. They’re each amazing in their own right. Let’s get to it: Continue reading

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My Top Games of 2009: Part 2

It’s not often that it’s so easy to spot the underlying themes within lists like this one, but this time it’s pretty easy. These are all big, open world-style games. They’re primarily or exclusively single-player games. Even though they’re predominantly … Continue reading

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