12. Far Cry 3 (2012)
God damn, this game was good for so many reasons. Chief among them is that you, as a protagonist, are not some special forces, para-miltary force of nature. You're a bro. You even get a bro-y name: Jason Brody. A wussy frat boy that is thrust into a plot that sees you grow into a relentless jungle-stalking Tarzan. Saving your friends from pirates in an open-world island that generously rewards exploration, fighting motherfucking tigers, and the introduction of an actual two dimensional villain in the form of Vaas still has us playing Far Cry 3.