JD writes: "One of our chief editorial topics at Joystick Division is video game narrative. Many of us labor to understand and complicate the medium by looking into its brilliance, shortcomings, and the uniqueness of its narrative delivery capabilities, compared to art forms around it and examples of the past. In short, we try to appreciate the fiction of games, and how they work on a pseudo-academic, and very personal, level.
This year was particularly strong in terms of narrative content. Blockbusters and indie games took bold leaps into the fold of previously uncharted territory of creative game storytelling, by handing us dozens of beautiful, well-told stories that can move and change us. We've selected the ten that best represent 2011 as a whole, and the ten best that will go down in history as some of the best the medium has ever offered."