1. Super Mario World (SNES)
Super Mario World (SNES) | Johnny Minkley, Radio 1 and Eurogamer
The joy of jump – a game full of wonder, toying effortlessly and endlessly with the form Nintendo created and mastered.
2. The Curse of Monkey Island (PC)
The Curse of Monkey Island (PC) | Andy 'SuperKaylo' Farrant, Xbox Live
Like a brilliantly funny, playable Disney cartoon about pirates, with voodoo, ship battles, talking skulls and banjos.
3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim | Tom Hoggins, The Daily Telegraph
As well as looking phenomenal, if I was allowed to stave off the reaper until I'd finished I could easily eke out a few more years.