Don't have enough time right now to list all (I'm at work), but I wanted to throw my hat into the ring for "Far Cry 3
SO amazing. I love it cause:
Incredible graphics. There have been many, many times, I've stopped what I was doing to watch a sunset from a high cliff over the ocean, or stood at the base of a 300' waterfall looking up and gaping in amazement. THIS is how environments are made! This is a video game, there's no reason the landscape shouldn't be dynamic and awesome (I'm talking to you Dragon's Dogma!).
Great soundtrack, awesome sound effects. Tiger growls can stand the hair up on the back of my neck when I can't see the tiger in a dense jungle. It gets intense!
Amazing game play (I don't recall ever getting stuck on something, or frustrated with aiming or controls ONCE! I'm talking to YOU Assassin's Creed 3!!!)
Cool story, with very memorable characters. Citra? Oh hell yeah.
Lots of side quests and treasure hunts. The Letters of the Lost are an amazing read!
It's "Platinumable". (I made that word up, TM Chairman7w, 2012) No ridiculous, unachievable trophies. Just a lot of fun chasing letters and relics (practically a game in itself). I WILL Platinum this game!
I could go on. I love this game. In my all-time top 5, maybe even number one.PSN Gamercards