The year is still young, but we've already seen a handful of amazing games release within it. The notable titles include DmC: Devil May Cry, Tomb Raider, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Dead Space 3, Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Crysis 3, SimCity: Castlevania: Mirror of Fate, and Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time.

If you are looking at that list thinking, "I need to get my ass in gear and play some of these games," let me remind you that God of War: Ascension and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm release tomorrow. Gears of war: Judgment and BioShock Infinite are just around the corner.

Of the games you've had the time to play, what is your early Game of the Year so far? I had a blast finishing Tomb Raider this weekend, but Lara's return falls just short of my current Game of the Year frontrunner, Ni no Kuni. This JRPG hits all of the right notes for me. It's charming as all get out and I love how the story unfolds. I'm currently obsessing over the game's bounty hunts.

Sound off in the comments section below!