These 3 games just missed the coveted top 10 slot. I should say that they are equally good compared to the ones which made it onto the list. Some of these games missed the list for this year because they are still in alpha/beta stages. So, I thought it would be better to give them the real recognition they deserve when they are out of this phase. (Probably during next year?)
KING ARTHUR'S GOLD
THE CAT AND THE COUP
The Cat and the Coup is a documentary video game in which you play the cat of Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran. During the summer of 1953, the CIA engineered a coup to bring about his downfall. As a player, you coax Mossadegh back through significant events of his life by knocking objects off shelves, scattering his papers, jumping on his lap and scratching him. The Cat and the Coup is one of the most unique games I've found; play it now!
Way is a 2 player co-op platformer game crafted by Coco & Co, and won the Best Student Game at the Independent Games Festival. Way is still in its infancy alpha stage. In Way, 2 strangers learn to speak, in this unique and bizarre adventure.
Now go on to find the top ten games of 2011