Year of release: 2013

Unlike some games, The Last of Us deserved every ounce of hype it received when it released earlier this year. Naughty Dog's character-driven epic will be remembered for a long time by a lot of players as one of the best games ever made. And rightfully so: the whole game has a surprisingly literary feel, despite the clichéd post-apocalypse setting. By the end, you'll care more about the characters than many people you know in real life. And that makes their failures even more difficult to accept. Oh, and you'll also get to bash a whole lot of fungus zombie heads. Yes, The Last Of Us is a true masterpiece.