It's been an incredible year for Mojang's sandbox construction game, with mobile versions out in the wild, an ever-growing fanbase and their very own convention. To top all of that off, Notch and crew had Minecraft deemed as the past year's best game by one of the world's oldest newsmagazines.
Time Magazine--with some help from yours truly—ran down ten great titles from 2011, and the list also includes Dark Souls, Bastion and Sword & Sworcery. Portal 2 came in at second just under Minecraft, followed by The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. What about Skyrim, you ask? Oh, it's on there. Click the link to see where Bethesda's RPG and a bunch of other titles wound up.
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The Top 10 Everything of 2011 [Time Magazine]