2011 best year for games ever?

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#1 Posted by ggnoree (75 posts) -

Who agress with me? This year seems to be awesome for gaming!

heroes 6, mw3, bf3, diablo 3, dungeon siege 3, skyrm, gw2, old republic, witcher 2, portal 2, and many more. Do you think 2011 is going to turn out as the best year of gaming yet?

#2 Posted by DavidianMH (1541 posts) -
I'm going to say no. The year Doom came out was the best year in gaming for me at least :lol: Though i will say this is a great year for Pc gaming in general. Some great games have already come out and no doubt more are on the way.
#3 Posted by Crimsader (11672 posts) -
1998 was the best year for the PC imo.
#4 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
Best? no, great like any other year? yes Every years has bad, great and superb games, this one just had some of the best sequels.
#5 Posted by mhofever (3952 posts) -

Shogun 2? Check.

AC:Brotherhood? Check

Witcher 2? Check

Portal 2? Check

Duke Nukem Forever? Check!

Oh yea, definitely, for me.

#6 Posted by coldione (2 posts) -
2011 is the thing :)
#7 Posted by DraugenCP (8469 posts) -

No, I don't even really like it so far. Admittedly I haven't played The Witcher 2 yet, but with the exception of Men of War: Assault Squad, I don't think we've seen that many truly great games. Crysis 2 was rather good, but it was a step backwards from the first 2 games.

#8 Posted by PeelMyBanana (255 posts) -

Shogun 2? Check.

AC:Brotherhood? Check

Witcher 2? Check

Portal 2? Check

Duke Nukem Forever? Check!

Oh yea, definitely, for me.

mhofever
Ac Brotherhood came out in 2010
#9 Posted by broken_bass_bin (7514 posts) -

A good year. Certainly better than last year. But by no means the best ever.

1997 was the best in my opinion: Quake II, Fallout, Carmageddon, Grand Theft Auto, Total Annihilation, Dungeon Keeper, Hexen II, Tomb Raider II, X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, Age of Empires, Monkey Island 3, Theme Hospital, X-COM: Apocalypse, Little Big Adventure 2, Blade Runner, Ultima Online.

1996 was also an incredible year.

And as if that wasn't enough, typing this post out has made me all nostalgic :(

#10 Posted by Jerryismyname (37 posts) -
Man I have bought more games in 2011 than I have in like the last two years. And I'm going to buy more! Haha. Yes I agree, shaping up to be a suberb year.
#11 Posted by urbangamez (2107 posts) -

In terms of PC, ( not discussing sales here) based on the small samples of games I've played I'd say no.

No game has stood out to me in terms of pushing the boundries of what's capable in PC gaming given the strides made in PC hardware development, in fact what seems to have have happened is all publishers have gone full speed ahead with multiplatforming. Beloved PC titles such as DAO 2 and Crysis 2 are the most extreme examples of this, two great PC titles reduced to just good status.

The only new game that I've played in 2011 so far, which I would consider outstanding is TW2. CD Projekt showed how this multiplatform process ought to be done, the graphics are stunning given that its DX9, but they have employed tricks such as lots of bloom, shortening the draw distance and detailing the characters and immeadiate area so well that you easily forgive what's going on. A great graphics option screen makes you feel investing in a high end GPU was worth it as opposed to say the graphic options in Crysis 2. In addition to that they built on the mature content and the story.

So approximately 6 months in to 2011, I'd say its been an ok time for the quality of PC games, I understand why, I had fun playing, I still love my favorite titles, but I think the major titles so far have been 7 to 8 ish out of ten, I'd have preffered 9 to 10. The quantity however and sales seem to be way ahead.

#12 Posted by naval (11109 posts) -
[QUOTE="DanielDust"]Best? no, great like any other year? yes Every years has bad, great and superb games, this one just had some of the best sequels.

agreed 100%. A good year like all the other years.
#13 Posted by acsif (18 posts) -

This is more like the "year they finally released Duke Nukem Forever".As for me , it deffinetely is/was the best: Shogun 2,Witcher 2,Portal 2,Guild Wars 2 ( 22228) )

#14 Posted by raven_squad (78438 posts) -
Not even close... It's been good though, and hopefully it will get even better with Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
#15 Posted by sleepingzzz (2260 posts) -

It just may be.

Witcher 2, Shogun 2, Portal 2, L.A. Noire, Dead Space 2 so far have been great though Dragon Age 2 was a huge let down.

Still have:

Duke Nukem, Deus Ex and Skyrim. There is also Gears of War 3 and Zelda but, I don't have the systems to play those.

There is also a small chance Max Payne 3 will be finish.

#16 Posted by Bozanimal (2483 posts) -

X-Com: UFO Defense

Who agress with me? This year seems to be awesome for gaming!

heroes 6, mw3, bf3, diablo 3, dungeon siege 3, skyrm, gw2, old republic, witcher 2, portal 2, and many more. Do you think 2011 is going to turn out as the best year of gaming yet?

ggnoree

Every single title listed in the OP is a sequel. Not one original idea. In general, the 90's were the best for PC gamers:

  • No DRM
  • Sierra, Westwood Studios, Apogee, Lucasarts, Polygram, Bullfrog, Lionhead, etc.
  • Shareware!
  • Lucas: X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle
  • Sierra: Police Quest, King's Quest, Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry
  • Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake
  • Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White
  • Lemmings, SimCity
  • Command and Conquer, C&C Red Alert
  • Alone in the Dark
  • X-Com: UFO Defense
  • Electronics Boutique and Software Etc.

Some of this is colored by nostalgia, but nothing this year has me all that excited, since it's either a sequel or tainted by DRM in one form or another, be it SecuROM or Steam. It's certainly a far cry from the 90's.

Boz

#17 Posted by Agent_Kaliaver (4722 posts) -

X-Com: UFO Defense

[QUOTE="ggnoree"]

Who agress with me? This year seems to be awesome for gaming!

heroes 6, mw3, bf3, diablo 3, dungeon siege 3, skyrm, gw2, old republic, witcher 2, portal 2, and many more. Do you think 2011 is going to turn out as the best year of gaming yet?

Bozanimal

Every single title listed in the OP is a sequel. Not one original idea. In general, the 90's were the best for PC gamers:

  • No DRM
  • Sierra, Westwood Studios, Apogee, Lucasarts, Polygram, Bullfrog, Lionhead, etc.
  • Shareware!
  • Lucas: X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle
  • Sierra: Police Quest, King's Quest, Space Quest, Leisure Suit Larry
  • Commander Keen, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake
  • Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Black & White
  • Lemmings, SimCity
  • Command and Conquer, C&C Red Alert
  • Alone in the Dark
  • X-Com: UFO Defense
  • Electronics Boutique and Software Etc.

Some of this is colored by nostalgia, but nothing this year has me all that excited, since it's either a sequel or tainted by DRM in one form or another, be it SecuROM or Steam. It's certainly a far cry from the 90's.

Boz

I love new IPs as much as the next person, but there is nothing wrong with sequels. It does become when you make the same game about 5 times (Looking at you Call of Duty). To be honest for me I would say either 2002, 03, or 04 were the best years to me (I just can't remember which year got a bunch of awesome games, but it was one of those years). Also a disc check is drm, so yes there was drm in the 90s. It just didn't suck a** like it does now. As for the OPs list. I wouldn't be all that surprised to see Diablo 3 and Old Republic not make it this year.
#18 Posted by Bozanimal (2483 posts) -

I love new IPs as much as the next person, but there is nothing wrong with sequels. It does become when you make the same game about 5 times (Looking at you Call of Duty). To be honest for me I would say either 2002, 03, or 04 were the best years to me (I just can't remember which year got a bunch of awesome games, but it was one of those years). Also a disc check is drm, so yes there was drm in the 90s. It just didn't suck a** like it does now. As for the OPs list. I wouldn't be all that surprised to see Diablo 3 and Old Republic not make it this year. Agent_Kaliaver
Don't get me wrong, the two games I'm interested in this year are Duke Nukem Forever and Alice: Madness Returns, but it's the complete lack of notable original IPs in the PC Game space that is depressing. Original content seems to only original in Flash titles, nowadays. Where is the PC's LittleBigPlanet? Spore, which was supposed to be this great original concept, ended up instead as three minigames + awful DRM. And again, ALL the OP titles are sequels and - in most cases - the third in line.

Further, I never had disc check with Unreal Tournament, American McGee's Alice, Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, and dozens more. That said, I admit many had those little booklets like the special codes for X-Wing, the beakers for Day of the Tentacle, and the picture book for Alone in the Dark. Still, those weren't hallmarked by invasive software, didn't require internet access, and didn't cap your number of installations; certainly nothing approaching SecuROM or the heavy-handedness of Bioshock's DRM.

Boz

#19 Posted by istuffedsunny (6981 posts) -
If you're 12 maybe. The best year for gaming is when you're 12.
#20 Posted by Tuzolord (1285 posts) -

Only if Diablo 3 gets released

#21 Posted by Sleepyz (3776 posts) -

For me its alot of my types of games. Diablo 3, Torchlight 2, skyrim! Rage. Not sure if Grim dawn and Guild wars 2 is coming this year but would make it a super year for games for me if it did.

#22 Posted by -wildflower- (2850 posts) -

Since I've only bought two games this year (The Witcher 2 & Avadon) and there's nothing else out, or coming out, that even remotely interests me I'm going to have to say, no, it's not.

#23 Posted by Ricardo41 (1027 posts) -

Who agress with me? This year seems to be awesome for gaming!

heroes 6, mw3, bf3, diablo 3, dungeon siege 3, skyrm, gw2, old republic, witcher 2, portal 2, and many more. Do you think 2011 is going to turn out as the best year of gaming yet?

ggnoree

Looking at your list, all I see are lame sequels. There is not one single, original game idea, an idea that we haven't seen a million times before, on that list.

#24 Posted by Rickylee (1342 posts) -

It's going to depend on the releases of Duke, Deus Ex, and maybe Skyrim if it's released this year. I will admitI have not been backed up on games like I am right now in a few years. That said it can only be a really good year for games because as has been said there have already been better throughout the last 3 decades.

#25 Posted by Jd1680a (5913 posts) -
This year is definitely better then the last.
#26 Posted by england2010 (176 posts) -

i haven't played a single good game yet this year , so no not even close

#27 Posted by snared04 (455 posts) -

Not sure you could conclusively prove it's the best year in general, no matter what happened, but it is a strong one for sure:

Deus Ex: Human Revoluation

TES V: Skyrim

Diablo III

That's a pretty strong lineup we got going, I'm excited as hell.

#28 Posted by nesproc (195 posts) -

sorry but calling games that are expected to be released but haven't yet doesn't count! (seen too many last minute delays) 1/2 those games aren't released yet ;) so might have to re-adjust your list before i'd agree ..... i will say it's looking good for this year if all do get released on time ;) many games i've been waiting for coming out

#29 Posted by snared04 (455 posts) -

sorry but calling games that are expected to be released but haven't yet doesn't count! (seen too many last minute delays) 1/2 those games aren't released yet ;) so might have to re-adjust your list before i'd agree ..... i will say it's looking good for this year if all do get released on time ;) many games i've been waiting for coming out

nesproc

Err... gonna call shennanigans on that. The only one on that list without either a firm 2011 release date or at least at TBA 2011 is Guildwars 2. I'd say ToR and Diablo III (the only others with a 2011 on them but no firm date yet) are strong possibilities for 2011 anyway, so your "1/2 the games" assertion is pretty moot. All the rest have either been released or have a firm date set.

#30 Posted by nesproc (195 posts) -

[QUOTE="nesproc"]

sorry but calling games that are expected to be released but haven't yet doesn't count! (seen too many last minute delays) 1/2 those games aren't released yet ;) so might have to re-adjust your list before i'd agree ..... i will say it's looking good for this year if all do get released on time ;) many games i've been waiting for coming out

snared04

Err... gonna call shennanigans on that. The only one on that list without either a firm 2011 release date or at least at TBA 2011 is Guildwars 2. I'd say ToR and Diablo III (the only others with a 2011 on them but no firm date yet) are strong possibilities for 2011 anyway, so your "1/2 the games" assertion is pretty moot. All the rest have either been released or have a firm date set.

please out of the games listed ... named the ones not released yet and name the ones already released... (i bet you the not released yet list is bigger) like i said seen too many last minute delays over the years for me to count them .. if you want to count them feel free that's your opinion... wasn't D3 and ToR both confirmed 2010 games too? now 1/2 way into 2011 ....for me untill they are released in 2011 i dont count em ;)

#31 Posted by snared04 (455 posts) -

[QUOTE="snared04"]

[QUOTE="nesproc"]

sorry but calling games that are expected to be released but haven't yet doesn't count! (seen too many last minute delays) 1/2 those games aren't released yet ;) so might have to re-adjust your list before i'd agree ..... i will say it's looking good for this year if all do get released on time ;) many games i've been waiting for coming out

nesproc

Err... gonna call shennanigans on that. The only one on that list without either a firm 2011 release date or at least at TBA 2011 is Guildwars 2. I'd say ToR and Diablo III (the only others with a 2011 on them but no firm date yet) are strong possibilities for 2011 anyway, so your "1/2 the games" assertion is pretty moot. All the rest have either been released or have a firm date set.

please out of the games listed ... named the ones not released yet and name the ones already released... (i bet you the not released yet list is bigger) like i said seen too many last minute delays over the years for me to count them .. if you want to count them feel free that's your opinion... wasn't D3 and ToR both confirmed 2010 games too? now 1/2 way into 2011 ....for me untill they are released in 2011 i dont count em ;)

I don't keep track of ToR because I don't care, but Diablo III NEVER had a confirmed release date for 2010, period. If anyone said that it was A. Not a Blizzard employee, AND B. Pure speculation. That one may still be on the fence for 2011, but DX3, Skyrim, and several others WILL be released this year, so discounting them just because they aren't released at this very moment is pretty pointless.

#32 Posted by snared04 (455 posts) -

[QUOTE="ggnoree"]

Who agress with me? This year seems to be awesome for gaming!

heroes 6, mw3, bf3, diablo 3, dungeon siege 3, skyrm, gw2, old republic, witcher 2, portal 2, and many more. Do you think 2011 is going to turn out as the best year of gaming yet?

Ricardo41

Looking at your list, all I see are lame sequels. There is not one single, original game idea, an idea that we haven't seen a million times before, on that list.

ToR is and will be lame, but it's by no means a sequel.

Diablo 3, Deus Ex 3, and Skyrim will all rock your face regardless of being sequels. Some of the best games ever made are sequels, or do you honestly believe Final Fantasy hit its peak on the NES? Don't hate sequels just because they're sequels...

#33 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ricardo41"]

[QUOTE="ggnoree"]

Who agress with me? This year seems to be awesome for gaming!

heroes 6, mw3, bf3, diablo 3, dungeon siege 3, skyrm, gw2, old republic, witcher 2, portal 2, and many more. Do you think 2011 is going to turn out as the best year of gaming yet?

snared04

Looking at your list, all I see are lame sequels. There is not one single, original game idea, an idea that we haven't seen a million times before, on that list.

ToR is and will be lame, but it's by no means a sequel.

Diablo 3, Deus Ex 3, and Skyrim will all rock your face regardless of being sequels. Some of the best games ever made are sequels, or do you honestly believe Final Fantasy hit its peak on the NES? Don't hate sequels just because they're sequels...

Don't feed the hate, he's obviously hating just because he wants to hate, he made it obvious with Diablo 3 and Portal 2, especially Portal 2.
#34 Posted by Sta1k4r (157 posts) -

I'd say good to great.

Better than 2009...

#35 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
For me yes, and it's only getting started..
#36 Posted by PTMags (783 posts) -

This is the best year in recent memory by far. If Diablo 3 gets released this year it probably will be the best, for me at least. 2004-5ish was good, as was 98-2000ish (though I was only a teenager), and I think 2011-12 will be the next great era.

#37 Posted by dakan45 (18344 posts) -
No dissrespect but there is one thread like this every year. Suprisingly half the hyped games end up flopping and everyone moves on :(
#38 Posted by John_Read (1191 posts) -
No dissrespect but there is one thread like this every year. Suprisingly half the hyped games end up flopping and everyone moves on :(dakan45
which hyped games have flopped this year ?
#39 Posted by dakan45 (18344 posts) -
[QUOTE="dakan45"]No dissrespect but there is one thread like this every year. Suprisingly half the hyped games end up flopping and everyone moves on :(John_Read
which hyped games have flopped this year ?

ehh crysis 2 kinda, also while this forum dissagrees, brink has flopped universally in reviews and gamers alike. Also dragon age 2 flopped and another game that i dont remember now. Point is, its like back then when everyone said that it will be the best gaming year ever and jericho and timeshift flopped. The next year something similar happened and the next year.... you get the picture, the long list of amazing upcoming games ended up into a smaller list.
#40 Posted by John_Read (1191 posts) -
[QUOTE="John_Read"][QUOTE="dakan45"]No dissrespect but there is one thread like this every year. Suprisingly half the hyped games end up flopping and everyone moves on :(dakan45
which hyped games have flopped this year ?

ehh crysis 2 kinda, also while this forum dissagrees, brink has flopped universally in reviews and gamers alike. Also dragon age 2 flopped and another game that i dont remember now. Point is, its like back then when everyone said that it will be the best gaming year ever and jericho and timeshift flopped. The next year something similar happened and the next year.... you get the picture, the long list of amazing upcoming games ended up into a smaller list.

most of PC gamers knew Crysis 2 and dragon age 2 will be flop :P anyways crysis 2 is not bad game
#41 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -

Neither is DA 2, it had some serious flaws but it was decent while it lasted, besides, for a game to flop it'd needs to have few sales, these games sold well. Brink is the only one that kinda flopped atm, but at least nothing on my list would be able to go wrong, except Deus Ex, I'm only interested in it but I see it easily failing if they don't work enough on it.

There's one game this year that people hype way too much and looks like a certain flop looking at the dev promises and the brief gameplay we saw so far, Skyrim.

#42 Posted by dakan45 (18344 posts) -

Neither is DA 2, it had some serious flaws but it was decent while it lasted, besides, for a game to flop it'd needs to have few sales, these games sold well. Brink is the only one that kinda flopped atm, but at least nothing on my list would be able to go wrong, except Deus Ex, I'm only interested in it but I see it easily failing if they don't work enough on it.

There's one game this year that people hype way too much and looks like a certain flop looking at the dev promises and the brief gameplay we saw so far, Skyrim.

DanielDust
Something tells me deus ex will be flop, god i hope not. Man they are REALLY working on it, they really taking their time with it ;) Anyway my point is that there been many times like this "best gaming year" but in the end half of the games end up unimpressive and everyone moves on.
#43 Posted by PTMags (783 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]

Neither is DA 2, it had some serious flaws but it was decent while it lasted, besides, for a game to flop it'd needs to have few sales, these games sold well. Brink is the only one that kinda flopped atm, but at least nothing on my list would be able to go wrong, except Deus Ex, I'm only interested in it but I see it easily failing if they don't work enough on it.

There's one game this year that people hype way too much and looks like a certain flop looking at the dev promises and the brief gameplay we saw so far, Skyrim.

dakan45

Something tells me deus ex will be flop, god i hope not. Man they are REALLY working on it, they really taking their time with it ;) Anyway my point is that there been many times like this "best gaming year" but in the end half of the games end up unimpressive and everyone moves on.

The only major flop this year is Brink. While I do find it fun, it is rather dissapointing.

#44 Posted by Rickylee (1342 posts) -

[QUOTE="DanielDust"]

Neither is DA 2, it had some serious flaws but it was decent while it lasted, besides, for a game to flop it'd needs to have few sales, these games sold well. Brink is the only one that kinda flopped atm, but at least nothing on my list would be able to go wrong, except Deus Ex, I'm only interested in it but I see it easily failing if they don't work enough on it.

There's one game this year that people hype way too much and looks like a certain flop looking at the dev promises and the brief gameplay we saw so far, Skyrim.

dakan45

Something tells me deus ex will be flop, god i hope not. Man they are REALLY working on it, they really taking their time with it ;) Anyway my point is that there been many times like this "best gaming year" but in the end half of the games end up unimpressive and everyone moves on.

Yes I have the same reservations about games yet to be released and that would color the year differently. It does seem to be the same every year in that I'm looking forward to a game and it turns into a turd. If the industry had any sense of what was going on (or cared) this would change into something positive. I won't hold my breath.

#45 Posted by Falconoffury (1717 posts) -

I think it is shaping up to be better than last year, but far from the best ever. The development trend of getting games to a "wider audience" is really holding back what could be great games.

#46 Posted by wigan_gamer (3293 posts) -
1998 was the best year for the PC imo.Crimsader
YES! this man has it correct.
#47 Posted by dakan45 (18344 posts) -

[QUOTE="dakan45"][QUOTE="DanielDust"]

Neither is DA 2, it had some serious flaws but it was decent while it lasted, besides, for a game to flop it'd needs to have few sales, these games sold well. Brink is the only one that kinda flopped atm, but at least nothing on my list would be able to go wrong, except Deus Ex, I'm only interested in it but I see it easily failing if they don't work enough on it.

There's one game this year that people hype way too much and looks like a certain flop looking at the dev promises and the brief gameplay we saw so far, Skyrim.

Rickylee

Something tells me deus ex will be flop, god i hope not. Man they are REALLY working on it, they really taking their time with it ;) Anyway my point is that there been many times like this "best gaming year" but in the end half of the games end up unimpressive and everyone moves on.

Yes I have the same reservations about games yet to be released and that would color the year differently. It does seem to be the same every year in that I'm looking forward to a game and it turns into a turd. If the industry had any sense of what was going on (or cared) this would change into something positive. I won't hold my breath.

I agree that the industry doesnt care and they dont put any talent into their games, they just copy each other and throw them out. However they are not turds, just unimpressive games becasue they dont try enough and for most of the time they hype he crap out of them making them to be something amazing and they turn into a "whatever...moving on"
#48 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -
[QUOTE="Rickylee"]

[QUOTE="dakan45"] Something tells me deus ex will be flop, god i hope not. Man they are REALLY working on it, they really taking their time with it ;) Anyway my point is that there been many times like this "best gaming year" but in the end half of the games end up unimpressive and everyone moves on.dakan45

Yes I have the same reservations about games yet to be released and that would color the year differently. It does seem to be the same every year in that I'm looking forward to a game and it turns into a turd. If the industry had any sense of what was going on (or cared) this would change into something positive. I won't hold my breath.

I agree that the industry doesnt care and they dont put any talent into their games, they just copy each other and throw them out. However they are not turds, just unimpressive games becasue they dont try enough and for most of the time they hype he crap out of them making them to be something amazing and they turn into a "whatever...moving on"

I have this feeling they're rushing Deus Ex: HR. First they delayed it.. and now rumors are swarming it will come out this year. The original rumors said they're pushing it into 2012 to "make it the best game they could" without rushing it. Those weren't exactly their words but that pretty much sums it up. So now.. it is coming out this year and I hope it delivers. I really hope it does!
#49 Posted by dakan45 (18344 posts) -
^ well one thing is for sure, we get pc HUD with numbers for guns and F1,F2, for augs.
#50 Posted by hoanghoian1980 (3 posts) -

Who agress with me? This year seems to be awesome for gaming!

heroes 6, mw3, bf3, diablo 3, dungeon siege 3, skyrm, gw2, old republic, witcher 2, portal 2, and many more. Do you think 2011 is going to turn out as the best year of gaming yet?

ggnoree
do you have a interesting game but request system too high ?