If we all made a list such as this, inevitably there would be outrage from someone else about games that were omitted, right?
We all DID make a list -- we make one every year, and no one has outrage because we all know our fellow gamers are entitled to their personal likes and dislikes. None of us are posting our personal lists as if their's is the only opinion that matters.
Richard Cobbett's lists are always biased, and he's claiming to be an authority. This isn't his first games list and I doubt it will be his last. You'll never find games like Tormentum, Carol Reed, Morpheus, Shivers, Aura, or Outcry on his lists because he doesn't like 1st person point-and-click games. In a list of 29 games he only includes 4 first person point-and-clicks -- and omits Riven. He's done this for years and it's long past getting old.
He also seems to think The Walking Dead is better than games like Grim Fandango, The Pandora Directive, Gabriel Knight 1, The Last Express, Kentucky Route Zero, Blackwell Legacy, and The Longest Journey. I doubt many here would agree.
What he said about Gabriel Knight 3 shows more of his bias. GK3 had a good story and IMO its biggest problem was its interface, which some people couldn't get used to.
Gameboomers' much better list is herehttp://www.gameboomers.com/GameBoomersAnnualGamelist.htm
Gameboomers' lists from previous years are herehttp://www.gameboomers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forums/11/1/ANNUAL_GAMES_RECOMMENDATIONS