OK so there's already a game of they year topic but I'd imagine for most of us we forked over some hard cash for our favourites. That however doesn't mean there hasn't been some excellent free games on offer both as downloads and as Flash games. So let's go celebrate them! I'm pretty sure I will have forgotten a lot of them but these are the ones that are sprining to my mind.
Viriax - http://www.locomalito.com/juegos_viriax.php
Little arcade game featuring a double jumping virus making it's way through the body. Only problem, double jumping and attacking lowers your health, so you have to actually think carefully before killing everything in sight. Works really well but gets bastard hard, I could never complete the last couple of levels.
OK this is geating a bit, as this was from last year really but they did add two new levels and it deserves to be highlighted and well I'm just going to respond to any naysayers with
SuteF - http://rottentater.com/sutef/
OK this came out in 2010, I know, I'm not very good at this! But in my defence it did come out of the 28th of December, which for the purposes of year end lists is as good as 2011. It's another one of those indie puzzle platformers with creepy stylings but it is well done, if for the most part too easy.
Burrito Bison - http://www.kongregate.com/games/Juic.../burrito-bison
Best launch yourself into the air and then hit things game since Nanaca Crash? Who knows! Who cares! It looks great and was a fun time waster and that's pretty much all I ask of a flash game.
Elephant Quest - http://www.kongregate.com/games/Armo...elephant-quest
More elephant based game pastiche and it's as charming as such things always are. Plus any flash game which goes to the trouble of warning you with an amusing message when you click outside the screen is a flash game upon which due care and attention has been lavished!
Sissy's magical Ponycorn Adventure - http://www.ponycorns.com/game.html
"But the lemon is still evil!" The cutest game you will play this or any year.