Time Magazine, a widespread, non-videogaming magazine in the United States, released a series of 54  “Top Ten Everything” lists to catalogue the best and worst things of 2011.  In their top ten videogames list, Skyward Sword, the only Nintendo game present on the list, was ranked number three.  This is quite a feat, as 1) Time isn’t usually associated with videogames, so Skyward Sword managed to get even their attention; and 2) The top two games on the list probably aren’t what you’re expecting, although they are both brilliant games, nonetheless.  Hit the jump to view the entire list and see just what Skyward Sword was up against.

  1. Minecraft
  2. Portal 2
  3. Skyward Sword
  4. Uncharted 3
  5. Batman:  Arkham City
  6. Bastion
  7. Skyrim
  8. Dark Souls
  9. Sword and Sworcery
  10. Battlefield 3

There you have it–Time’s top ten games of 2011.  All the big names are there, with additional credit going to a few titles that haven’t been given quite as much attention by the gaming media.  Top ten lists and “best of” competitions aside, 2011 has truly been a stellar year for gamers and gaming in general.

Source:  Time (via MyNintendoNews).