Heavy Rain - PS3
Never has a game pulled me into a story as much as this one. You literally live the lives of these 4 people from the simplest, mundane tasks, to life threatening decisions. It quite literally is a movie in its own right, but a movie you have direct control over and one which the outcome of your actions will determine. Every scene in this story is well done and at no point do you feel like you are simply going through the motions. Every scene will get your emotions and blood pumping because you care about these characters. All those mundane tasks you do for your characters really puts you in their shoes and makes you feel for them. This is one of the few games that took a chance doing something different and they did it in a beautiful fashion. This is a true artistic masterpiece that gamers of all backgrounds and skill levels can enjoy.
Runner up - Castlevania Lords of Shadow - 360, PS3
Its easy to write this off as a God of War clone, but there is so much more to it than that. Yes the combat is quick, bloody, and fun much like the God of War games, but aside from that we have a fresh new character to the Castlevania series who is very well done. Over the course of the game we get brilliant narration by Patrick Stewart and we chart Gabriel's decent into madness and anger. Still over the course of it all he still remains faithful to the brotherhood and even minor little things like crossing himself every time he checks a dead body are noticed and appreciated. Lastly, the art on this game is gorgeous. There are scenes and shots in this game that are simply breathtaking.
This post has been edited by FlyingElf: 05 December 2010 - 01:12 AM