The final 5 games of "Mike's Best of 2011" is revealed. Epic fantasy and Sci-Fi settings round out the last five games that you should be playing from 2011. here

5. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Possibly the last great Wii game before the Wii-U hits next year, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, fulfills the motion control potential the Wii has tried to showcase for years. With the introductory of simple leveling mechanics is classic Zelda experience that every gamer has come to expect. The beautiful new art style compliments the world and emotion that drives the action-adventure gameplay. (Wikipedia)

GD Highlights
• Superb One-to-one motion controls
• Light RPG leveling mechanics
• Classic Zelda dungeon crawling

4. Portal 2

Portal 2 Portal cemented itself in the cannon if gaming history. Portal 2 has established itself as another classic from Valve software. With a couple of new portal mechanics, Portal 2's greatest strength isn't its gameplay, but its fantastic character development. Whitely is easily the best new character of 2011. If you want to learn how to create amazing characters in virtual worlds, don't look in further than Portal 2. (Wikipedia)

GD Highlights
• New portal mechanics
• Great character development
• UInventive co-op puzzling

3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex: Human Revolution After 35 hours my journey with Deus Ex: Human Revolution finally came to a conclusive end. Dues Ex's gameplay provides an array of alternative play choices with an abundant amount of side quests to help players level and customize their character. The only disappointing factor of Deus Ex was its miserable boss battle implementation. (Which we discussed earlier last year.) One of the more suprising elements of Deus Ex were the ethical topics the game presented and forced upon player . These realistic, not to distant, narrative threads cemented me into the world of Deus Ex, making it easily one of my favorite games in the last few years. (Wikipedia)

GD Highlights
• Rich RPG elements and expansive leveling system
• Multiple story arcs
• Play-how-you want player design

2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The amount of content available to players in Skyrim is unprecedented compared to similar single player experiences. With a dynamic quest creation system, infinite dragon spawns, and the desire to begin new character types; players will always find something to explore in the snowy lands of Tamriel. The main quests of Skyrim can literally take as long as a common shooter. It will be astonishing to see what Bethedsa has in store for a possible Fallout 4 or Elder Scrolls VI game. You can read a short synopsis of the game we did awhile back, here.(Wikipedia)

GD Highlights
• Elegant UI design
• Expansive open world
• Modified Fallout 3 perk system

1. Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP

Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP S: S&S EP is a mobile game that you can download on your iOS and is my final best game of 2011. Sword and Sworcery is the type of independent game that every designer should admire. With a unique and original art style, coupled with an extraordinary soundtrack, Sword and Sworcery demonstrates the emotional artistic value that games can bring to our culture. Sword and Sworcery is not a game intended for every gamer, but has certainly established itself as a game that can be studied and admired years from now. Like Kurosawa's films, Sword and Sworcery is an artistic classic that pushes the medium forward in an intellectual way that few games can. (Wikipedia)

GD Highlights
• AExemplifies what a true mobile touch game should be
• An intriguing adventure game with a unique battling system
• An incredible art style with a one of video game's best soundtrack