Skyrim and Other Great Videogames of 2011
2011 was an excellent year for video games, hands down. Before I share my list of video games, note that it is not an exclusive list by any means. There were several incredible video games that came out in 2011.
Also, this is not per say, my favorite video games of 2011, although it is pretty close. This list will just highlight the games that ,in general, most video gamers loved and appreciated from the year 2011.
Also, note that this list will not be in any particular order; it is randomly assembled.
With that in mind, I hope you enjoy your read!
Best Video Games of 2011
- Batman: Arkham City
- Madden NFL 12
- Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- Gears of War 3
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- L.A. Noire
- Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
- Dark Souls
Batman: Arkham City
Release Date: October 18, 2011
Rated T for Teen: Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Gamestop User Rating: 9.3
This was a highly anticipated game of 2011, especially for those who enjoyed playing Batman: Arkham Asylum, its prequel. This games sends its players directly into the hear of Gotham City, five times bigger than the world in its prequel. Batman: Arkham city is full of new classic characters and villains from the Batman universe to brilliantly entice Batman fans of all ages. If you played and enjoyed Arkham Asylum, you will in no doubt enjoy the illustrious journey of action and cinematography Batman: Arkham City brings to the table.
Batman: Arkham City Official Trailer
Madden NFL 12
Release Date: August 2011
Rated E for Everyone
Developer: Electronic Arts
Gamestop User Rating: 7.5
Some people will say that this game did not have many updates, and was pretty similar to its predecessors. This can be said of any sports game. The gameplay will usually stay the same just like in Fifa or NBA 2K. The difference is in what extras the game brings to the playing table. Madden NFL 12 brings a more enhanced franchise mode(containing 100 new features, all new collison system, player performance, etc. The custom playbooks also add a unique flavor to the game. Madden NFL 12 another highly anticipated game of 2011.
Madden NFL 12 Trailer
Release Date: November 18, 2011
IGN Rating: 9.0
This game has attracted many people primarily because of the ability to create your own world. You do what you want, when you want, and how you want. There really are no limitations. You are your own creator and designer. Some people do not like the music,because it can get rather annoying. Solution: turn it off and play your Itunes playlist. Problem solved! This game is a great boredom solver or time filler, especially for those rainy days when you have nothing else to do(ie, have all ready read your complete archive of books and watched every movie you own at least twice, if not more).
Legend of Zelda: Skyword Sword
Release Date: November 20, 2011
Rated E10+ for Everyone E10+ Animated Blood, Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence
Gamestop User Rating: 9.3
Has Ocarina met its match? To date, in my opinion, this is best Wii version of Zelda. Being a long time devoted fan of the series, I would have to say that Ocarina of Time is still the best Zelda game in the series(not including systems before N64). Now having said that, it is still an amazing game. Some people gripe and complain about the motion controls. Note that you must have a motion plus wil controller to play this game! I have had no problem with the controls, and it has even made the game more fun for me. This game is an excellent choice for those die hard Zelda fans; you will certainly not be disappointed!
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Debut Trailer
Gears of War 3
Release Date: September 20, 2011
Rated M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
Developer: Epic Games
Gamestop User Rating: 9.1
This game is an exceptional and highly anticipated sequel to the legendary Gears of War series. The player continues to fight with Marcus Fenix, leader of the Delta squad. While he and his people wage war against the locust, a new and deeper threat arises to the surface. Who is the threat and will Fenix survive? You will have to find out for yourself!
Gears of War 3 Trailer
Deus Ex: Human Revolfirmsution
Release Date: August 23, 2011
Rated M for Mature: Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol.
Developer: Eidos Studios Montreal
Gamestop User Rating: 8.6
This is the third sci-fi action game in the Deus Ex series. This game starts out with a black ops team raids America's most prestigious biotechnology firms and kills the man main character Adam was supposed to protect. The game then turns into a vicious catch the killer by whatever means possible type game. I ended up not liking the game to much but only because of the fact that you have to constantly be modding and leveling your character to succeed. This is just my opinion, but you do not mind this type of game, it will be of no harm or concern to you. Other than that i did enjoy the game story and cinematography.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Official Trailer
Release Date: May 17, 2011
Rated M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs, Violence
Developer: Team Bondi
Gamestop User Rating: 8.4
This was my first game for my personal Xbox 360. The only negative thing I can say of this game would be perhaps the repetition or mundane process of the game. But, it just like Grand Theft Auto. Although it may become a little repetitious, in the end when it is all said and done, it is still very enjoyable. L.A. Noire is set up in the post World War II era. This game combines several features such as clue solving, car chases, and a unique interrogation system to entice the gamer.
L.A. Noire Gameplay Video Trailer
Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
Release Date: November 11, 2011
Rated M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Gamestop User Rating: 9.4
This game was probably one of the most, if not the number on anticipated game of 2011. Skyrim, number five in the Elder Scrolls series, takes place after the death of the High King of Skyrim. Syrims future lies hopelessly in the balance as it longingly waits for the hero who contains the "voice" and power to stand up against the dragons who have seemingly desecrated the land.
I am not a big fan of these type games, although I mus admit the graphics,story, and cinematography are outstandingly remarkable.
Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Official Trailer
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Rated M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Partial Nudity, Violence
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Gamestop User Rating: 8.3
This game is set up in a fantasy type world where the player will find himself fighting through various dungeons. The reward system in this game adds a big incentive for the player. If you do mind long and challenging games with various difficulty levels, this game is a must buy!
Dark Souls Official Trailer
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WHAT A GREAT YEAR FOR VIDEO GAMING!
Like I have previously mentioned this list is not exclusive, in order, or even my favorite games of the year. It is just a compiled list of the some of the best video games based on user ratings, popularity, and sales.
So what do you think? Is it a worthy list in light of the 2011 year of video gaming? Please share your thoughts!