1. Gears Of War: Judgment
This prequel to the first Gears Of War title is far more light-hearted and punchy than its predecessors, probably due to the fact it was developed for Epic by People Can Fly, the studio behind the over-the-top fragfest Bulletstorm. In it, the COG's sarcastic loudmouth, Baird, and his squad blast their way through several well-constructed gun-fueled set-pieces, which players can tweak by adding optional difficulties. The multiplayer adds a class-based aspect to its close-quarters shotgun hotbox matches and there are tons of skins, weapons, characters and ribbons to unlock. Gears Of War: Judgment doesn't do anything new or innovative, but it boasts a ton of replay value and it's a rock solid entry in this flagship shooter series.