Best game of 2011

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Poll Best game of 2011 (55 votes)

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim 15%
Portal 2 11%
Batman: Arkham City 13%
Minecraft 4%
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 4%
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 9%
Rayman Origins 0%
Little Big Planet 2 0%
Forza Motorsport 4 5%
Gears of War 3 4%
Dead Space 2 4%
Super Mario 3D Land 4%
Deus Ex: Human Evolution 5%
Total War: Shogun 2 5%
Other 18%

Let's celebrate the end of the decade by picking the best game in their respective year.

Mass Effect 2 was crowned the winner for 2010

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Note: I decided to only add the top 14 games according to Metacritic for the sake of not making a massive poll - unless the user score is below 70, but you're free to mark the, "other" option and say your reasoning here. Also, excluding ports or an updated version, example Super Street Fighter 4. Also, for this year sports games as 3 got above a 90 and it wouldn't be fair for games like Deus Ex.

My personal pick is Portal 2. The co-op was simply incredible, but the ending was amazing. It was in my opinion one of my top 20 games of all time.

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#1 Ghosts4ever  Online
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Now that was good year compare to 2010. This game was simply masterpiece and greatest comeback of old classic last gen when 99% games back then become dumbed down. this was the game that live up to original Deus Ex while nowhear near as good as original at all.

honorable mention goes to Portal 2 and Batman arkham city.

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#2 with_teeth26
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Shogun 2, Portal 2, Dead Space 2, Red Orchestra 2 the standouts for myself that year. the year of the excellent sequels!

Voted for Shogun 2 as my top game.

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#3 ConanTheStoner  Online
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SKYWARD SWORD!

jk

Dark Souls.

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#4 BassMan
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Lots of great games that year, but Skyrim is the one I enjoyed the most followed by Batman Arkham City.

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#5 SOedipus
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Resident Evil 4 HD.

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#6  Edited By ConanTheStoner  Online
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@SOedipus said:

Resident Evil 4 HD.

That's cheat codes bro.

Which is fair tho. Was just thinking yesterday, my goty so far is a port of TW101.

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#7 Archangel3371  Online
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Don’t really remember which games exactly came out that year but from the list I’m going to vote for Gears of War 3. It’s also my favourite Gears of War game. Quite a good campaign especially when playing it with three other people online. Horde mode was also a blast.

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#8  Edited By nintendoboy16
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Rayman Origins

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#9 warmblur  Online
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2011 was such a great year for gaming it's hard to pick just one game so I'll just list my favs of that year. :p

  • Deus Ex: Human Evolution
  • Mortal Kombat 9
  • Dead Space 2
  • Saint Row The Third
  • L.A. Noire
  • Batman: Arkham City
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#10 SOedipus
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@ConanTheStoner said:
@SOedipus said:

Resident Evil 4 HD.

That's cheat codes bro.

Which is fair tho. Was just thinking yesterday, my goty so far is a port of TW101.

Yeah, it’s not even the best HD port, locked at 30 fps. But still...it’s RE4.

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#11  Edited By Fedor  Online
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Dark Souls and The Witcher 2

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@ConanTheStoner said:

SKYWARD SWORD!

jk

Dark Souls.

ah yea Dark Souls! I knew I was missing something.

i'd still probably put Shogun 2 over it but it'd make my list of notable games

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#13  Edited By watercrack445
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I went with Skyrim. Skyrim was seen as a big deal in 2011. 2011 was all about the hype for Skyrim. It was the first game that I played in the franchise and a window to the whole Elder Scrolls and Fallout. When I first saw the character models I almost puked. I think that was my first open-world game and elder scrolls game so I kinda overlooked the flaws. Back then I never played any game like that.

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#14 ConanTheStoner  Online
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@with_teeth26 said:

ah yea Dark Souls! I knew I was missing something.

Yeah I have tough time remembering what released what year sometimes. And Metalists hardly mesh with my preferences.

So I end up Googling "best games of insert year" and hope I see something familiar.

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Batman Arkham City.

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The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim gets my vote but Dead Space 2 was close for me.

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Dark Souls easy.

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Have to go with Portal 2... an absolute masterpiece of game design.

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FM4.

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Forza Motorsport 4 for me!

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#21  Edited By Yams1980
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One of my favourites from 2011 is Saints Row 3.

Great game, and the remaster just came out... can't wait to try it out.

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Batman: Arkham City. One of the greatest games ever. Though Skyrim is right at its heel as one of the greatest RPGs ever.

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Uncharted 3 for me.

I would mark Zelda SS down as the worst given the forced motion controls. Worst Zelda I've played anyway.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution closely followed by Skyrim.

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#25  Edited By lamprey263
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Games I love to go back and replay include Portal 2, Gears 3, Dead Space 2, and Arkham City, which I didn't like as much as Arkham Asylum at first, then I went back and watched old 90s Batman animated series and then played Arkham City again and had much greater appreciation for the wealth of the universe they utilized, whereas I only played Asylum with minimal exposure to franchise mainly through films.

It's a toss-up right now between Dead Space 2 and Arkham Knight, both were substantial improvements over the original. I lean on greater appreciation for Dead Space though because series is over. Then again I still love Arkham games, even Knight, despite the gaming universe being done with it since Origins.

I didn't care for Deus Ex, about only redeeming quality is its cyberpunk setting, but as an RPG I hated main character, found universe was too constrained, thought them promoting choice was misleading as game discourages anything that isn't non-lethal stealth, and choice amounts to a Fable style end of game choice ending. I understand people had great appreciation for original game(s) and I have to think that's what carried this game's praise, because I found it pretty unremarkable by itself.

Skyrim is another I did not like nearly as much as everyone else. I love TES games, even the much hated Oblivion, Skyrim was a great improvement on mechanics but the game lacked the series signature quest content that I loved, instead they relied on cookie cutter auto-generated quests. I miss the well crafted quests with variable ways of accomplishing them that are fun to explore, didn't feel we has that with Skyrim. Haven't bothered with modern definitive edition yet, though picked it up while back for $10, hoping any new content makes me change my mind.

No other game not listed comes to mind, except maybe Bulletstorm, loved it, but not a GOTY contender IMO.

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Crazy how 'other' has 21% lol.

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Dark Souls

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  • Uncharted 3
  • Disgaea 4
  • Catherine
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#29  Edited By floppydics
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Cant remember so I went with Total War Shogun 2 man that game was amazing. Props to Dead Space 2 and Deus Ex HR both also amazing games in their own right too. Uncharted 3 though, whew that game was dogshit after U2.

Edit Dark Souls ties with TWS2 how tf did I forget that classic.

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  • Space Chem
  • Dark Souls
  • **** everything else
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#31 thereal25
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Out of that? Dead space 2.

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#32 Sevenizz
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From that list? Forza 4...easy.

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Red Orchestra 2 was a gamechanger and there hasn't been any FPS like it.

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@R4gn4r0k said:

Red Orchestra 2 was a gamechanger and there hasn't been any FPS like it.

Wish it has proper SP campaign. its gameplay is amazing yet wasted on MP.

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Portal 2 easily.

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@ghosts4ever said:

Wish it has proper SP campaign. its gameplay is amazing yet wasted on MP.

Its multiplayer is what keeps it alive to this day.

If it was a singleplayer only game it would be long forgotten.

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@R4gn4r0k said:
@ghosts4ever said:

Wish it has proper SP campaign. its gameplay is amazing yet wasted on MP.

Its multiplayer is what keeps it alive to this day.

If it was a singleplayer only game it would be long forgotten.

no one is playing RO2 now. i have it and whenever i join it I see more and more bots than actual players.

beside it doesnot matter if game alive or forgotten. Deus Ex HR is more remembered game than this because of quality SP.

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#38 R4gn4r0k
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@ghosts4ever: Nah, like I said: RO2 was a game changer.

It had very niche gameplay and yet reached a cult status and insane following.

It was a PC exclusive in 2011, when no other company made PC exclusives.