Matt Randisi writes, "With any great year in gaming, there are always those oh so memorable moments that instantly come to mind when thinking about our favorite releases. Nothing inspires moments of “Hey…remember (insert game here), that (insert moment here) was insane!” quite like a good boss battle; for applicable games of course. What makes a truly “good” boss battle you may wonder? We should consider not only how challenging they are, but how significant, original, and just plain fun they are as well. Each apex antagonist on this list is memorable in his or her own way and truly represent 2011 well as the top ass kickers of gamers everywhere."