Spec Ops: The Line is a very divisive game, which is why you should play it. It set outs to shake up and challenge the landscape of modern military shooters, and whether or not you think it succeeds at all it's goals, it's important by virtue of being the first big-budget game to even make the attempt. I, for one, found it highly satisfying.
2011 was an amazing year for PC games. Sadly, this means a few great titles have been overlooked amidst the flurry of releases. Atom Zombie Smasher is the best of them. Developer Brandon Chung has always been a master of style - even his student game Barista 2 has more spunk than most commercial releases - and in Atom Zombie Smasher that style really meshes with the gameplay. The randomly-selected narrative vignettes are amusing, but this is a game that tells its story almost entirely through its gameplay. This is a real, horrifying zombie apocalypse, viewed with a clinical distance. You will try and save Nuevo Aires. You will lose. And you'll enjoy it all the way.
Does as advertised. It's relaxing, though also brilliant in its way; I've never played a game that used the same mechanic (using rope to cover as much of a surface as possible). On the Summer Sale it's all of a $1, so there really isn't a good reason not to check it out.