5. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Of all the games I was excited for this year; Human Revolution was the one I thought had the biggest chance to fail. I mean creating a game that was supposed to be a pre-cursor to an eleven year old title is risky to say the least. But after beating it I have to say this is one of the best games released this year.There were choices in this game I didnt know I had until I stumbled upon them. For example, when you are supposed to sneak into the police station, I found I could talk my way in and it was by total accident. The cyber-punk setting is one of my favorite settings that hardly ever gets used in video games anymore; and the gameplay came together better than anything I was expecting. The sneaking, talking your way out of a situation, and combat all worked together in ways I didnt even think of; which in turn increased the replayablity of the game. Human Revolution would actually be my surprise game of the year, considering what a risky undertaking this game is and how well it turned out it definitely deserved to be on this list.