3D DOT GAME HEROES (May 11)
What you were probably playing instead: Waiting for Red Dead Redemption
Darksiders wasn't the only game this year with some love for The Legend of Zelda. 3D Dot Game Heroes is essentially a remake of that classic game, but with a distinct visual style—the kingdom of Dotnia used to be made of 2D sprites like the original Dragon Warrior, until the king decided that look was dated and decreed it become 3D. The result can only really be described as a delightful mix of both. A truly unique homage to the golden age of the NES, complete with an excellent sense of humor (just wait ’til you swing your sword for the first time), 3D Dot Game Heroes is a must for anyone with even a hint of nostalgia for the 8-bit days.