It's not until you throw them all together in one list that you realise what a stonking year 2011 is looking for games. We originally intended on this being a list of twenty, but couldn't bring ourselves to publish it with so many notable omissions. Even with thirty we're still guilty about a few absentees, but it's still a very good looking list indeed. Join us then, as we take a look at the games that will define 2011. Here's 10 through to 1.
10. Zelda: Skyward Sword - Nintendo Wii
It's a new Zelda game, so of course it's going to be one of our most anticipated games of 2011. Skyward Sword is, in fact, a prequel to Ocarina of Time, with Link belonging to the cloud-dwelling civilisation of Skyloft. After stumbling upon the Skyward Sword one day, our emerald-clad hero is thrown into an adventure taking place on the ground – a world ruled by unknown evil forces. Perhaps the biggest addition to the series is one-to-one swordplay courtesy of Wii MotionPlus, which changes combat quite significantly from previous games.