I played Borderlands a lot too (and still do, occasionally).
I liked both Wolfenstein and Singularity quite a lot (though Singularity is better in pretty much every aspect).
I enjoyed the first Witcher, and I also enjoy the second, albeit somewhat less.
I've played Rage and found it to be somewhat good.
I loved the first Crysis, and enjoyed the second one.
I've enjoyed playing Fallout 3 for a lot of time, after which I stopped playing it because it was too big of a time sink.Skyrim is another huge timesink I've enjoyed for a while.
League of Legends is also something I played a lot in the last months.
Another somewhat modern game I enjoyed was Fear 2, although I HATE the sequel.
The Assasins Creed series, albeit repetitive, provides some great action and exploration.
I've also played Metro2033 and liked it a bit, although it does get boring after a while.
Hard Reset is perhaps the most "oldschool" game that's been released in a while, and it's done a great job. The physics in that game were also beautiful to watch.
EDIT:Saints Row The Third is another game I REALLY enjoyed. It's like GTA4, now with 400% more AWESOME! Also, Volition,Inc doesn't make their games out of freaking realism!
However, my favourite modern game is BY FAR Deus Ex:Human Revolution. In fact, it's one of my favourite games of all time! I've even played the expansion, although it was much weaker than the game itself.
Well, these are a lot of games, which kind of proves the whole "modern games are all bad" issue is moot. The only things most modern games lost are secret paths, exploration and easter eggs, although there's still plenty of that in some games. I only wish there are some good releases in 2012. Up until now, there hasn't really been anything good that's been released.
Last edited by killer2 on 09-03-12 at 14:56