#23. DEAD NATION
Systems: PS3
Release Date: Nov. 30
Twin-stick shooters (a la Geometry Wars) had a great year—to wit: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and COD: Black Ops' hidden zombie game—but the PSN's undead genocide best recalled the absolute chaos of GW, just transposed to a terrestrial environment and with weapon options galore. Flamethrowing your way through a nearly endless mob of zomificiation = mayhem at its most sublime.