The opening half of 2011 has been a great time to be a gamer. Perhaps not quite as strong as 2010, but one still filled with 'Game of the Year' contenders. Publishers continue to realize the value of using the entire calendar to release games, and the industry will become a healthier place because of it. The following titles, released from January to June, are prime examples of this trend. They are the best of 2011 so far.