WRUP: 'Game of the Year' talk time

The time is upon us to start talking about Joystiq's favorite games of the year. Last year was so easy, with Mass Effect 2's chorus of acclaim. This year, however, the choice doesn't feel so clear. There were some great experiences early in 2011 with Dead Space 2 and Portal 2, but the end of the year brought us Skyrim and... boy, there's been a lot. What have been your top five of the year?

What's everyone playing?

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  • Alexander Sliwinski (@XanderSliwinski): Repeat of last week: Skyrim. And Assassin's Creed: Revelations if I can pull myself away from Skyrim.
  • Arthur Gies (@Aegies): Since Arkham City is finally out for PC, I might jump into that, but I hope to play some MW3 multi and more Saints Row as I take a vacation from Skyrim. Also, I need to play with my Inkling!
  • Ben Gilbert (@BigBossBgilbert): I've given over my life to Skyrim, so ... uh ... there's that. I'll probably play some Battlefield 3 multiplayer as well, but, ya know, way more Skyrim.
  • Christopher Grant (@ChrisGrant): I think it's all Skyrim with breaks for MW3 ... and turkey.
  • David Hinkle (@DaveHinkle): I'm looking to get my blade soaked in something other than turkey and gravy this weekend with Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
  • Griffin McElroy (@griffinmcelroy): [...]
  • JC Fletcher (@jcfletcher): I'm out of town this weekend, but I'm taking Mario Kart 7 with me. My family's going to think I'm furious with them, and I might prefer that to explaining to them that the problem is actually that jerk Yoshi.
  • Jess Conditt (@JessConditt): [...]
  • Jordan Mallory (@Jordan_Mallory): Metal Gear Solid HD Collection just showed up so I'll be spending most of my non-family/food time with Snake and crew. I hear it's amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hari Kiri Rock. I need scissors! 61!
  • Justin McElroy (@JustinMcElroy): Guys, Saint's Row: The Third is just so much fun. So. Much. Fun.
  • Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK): Sorry, Skyrim, but this weekend I'm juggling the delirious combination of Skyward Sword, Saints Row 3 and Halo Anniversary.
  • Mike Schramm (@MikeSchramm): I am still playing Modern Warfare 3 and Skyrim. I may not ever need any other games again, at this rate.
  • Richard Mitchell (@SenseiRAM): If I get some alone time, Skyrim or Gears 3. If I get family time, Pictionary on uDraw. If I get AWESOME family time, Modern Warfare 3 Spec Ops.
  • Steven Wong: I'll probably get in some more Skyrim or Batman: Arkham City before getting together with the family. After eating, we'll try to decide what multiplayer game we want to get going.

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