Credit to Darkjak for the original meme.
1. inFamous series: I absolutely love this series. No series can ever top this one in terms of gameplay, storytelling, and characters. Except Mass Effect, but I wasn't about to let that one take first place. Or maybe Killzone.
2. Mass Effect Trilogy: I just love this series. I love how choice-driven it is, the smooth gameplay, the epic storytelling, the amazing characters. It all comes together in one of the top sci-fi epics to grace this generation.
3. Mortal Kombat: I grew up on Mortal Kombat. This game reboots the series in grisly, gory, epic fashion, and it does it with finesse. Great mechanics, beautiful graphics, and memorable characters come packaged with a surprisingly deep story mode, which also happens to be one of the rare gems in the fighting genre.
4. Tekken 6: I also grew up on Tekken. This is one of my favorite fighting franchises. Balanced mechanics, a great arcade mode, great customization, great visuals. Too bad the story sucked.
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Call of Duty is one of those series where the campaign has begun to take a side seat to the multiplayer. Black Ops revived the campaign mode with one of the darkest, goriest, and morally grey stories I have ever played through. It is tense, it is brutal, and it is damn good. The multiplayer is also one of the best. The zombie mode is a great distraction from campers and a good way to pass time with friends.
6. Call of Duty: World at War: I would have put this before Black Ops, but I spent more time on that one than this one. WaW has one of the best campaigns I have ever played. Too bad the multiplayer fell victim to hackers.
7. Skyrim: Ah, Skyrim. The game with the best mods ever. I love it when I play as Ichigo, come across Randy Savage/Dragon and kill him with my bubble blowerr fairy wand, and then attack Thomas the Tank Dragon while being chased by angry Nazis. Okay maybe I'm overdoing it.
8. Assassin's Creed: One of the most underrated games in the series, and the reason a whole generation of gamers fell in love with history.
9. Assassin's Creed III: One of the most successful games of 2012, yet the one that polarized nearly every fan of the series. I personally loved AC3, and I don't care what anybody says. The story was amazing (slow, but amazing) and the gameplay was refined, graphics astounding, and it had so many secrets.
10. Killzone Trilogy: One of the finest shooting games out there. The PS3's flagship FPS. Killzone is unique in that you play as relateable villains who invade the good guys who are portrayed as cruel and evil. Quite a paradox.