Bayonetta for PlayStation 3
If there was a game that put as much effort into its style as it did its addicting 3D action gameplay, Bayonetta is definitely that game. You find yourself in the role of the titular witch, backed by incredible magical powers that make gods themselves shudder, an unbelievable arsenal of weapons from sleek handguns, stylish swords, even a surprisingly effective whip and just plain surprising pistols built into the heels of her boots, and hair that would make any Loreal model feel ashamed in comparison. Adopting a style somewhat similar to Devil May Cry, another devilishly stylish 3D action game, attacks of both a melee and not-so-melee variety can be chained together in a series of combos, with a series of strange abilities such as forming big boots, enormous closed fists, and the ability to change into a charging panther further deepening the attack base and allowing for some truly frenetic (and rather zany) action that only ever slows down when Witch Time is activated, which slows down the action around you and allows you to further wail on enemies. Add in five different levels of difficulty, some absolutely enormous baddies, and a unique visual aesthetic, and it’s not hard to see why Bayonetta has become something of a cult classic among the gaming consciousness.