Before I took my broken rig to the tech and found out that I need to spend 150-200$ on a new mobo+repair services, I would have happily paid for a bunch of games that released this year, but with all circumstances taken into account, I can only get one; as I want to get a couple of other games that I've been wanting to add to my Steam collection that I've missed out: (particularly I Am Alive, Arkham City, Alan Wake, Far Cry 1 if I end up going with FC3 and maybe any other cheap games/RPGs I may want that have slipped by me).
I'm kind of torn between Assassin's Creed 3, Max Payne 3, Far Cry 3 and Hitman Absolution. I've also heard a lot of great things about Sleeping Dogs, even though it looks quite generic to me.
So I'm asking you guys to play the decision maker here; even though it might seem unnecessary to do so. Which game should I go with? Quite frankly, I'd love to try them all but I can only pick one and I'm having trouble deciding. If it helps, I bought Dishonored while it was on sale and I'm quite digging that game; I love the mechanics in that game and the freedom of choice that you get when you play. Really has a Deus Ex feel to it, though I really don't know how agreeable that comparison is.