Games Played in 2011: 40 - 31

40. Blocks That Matter

Part Tetris, part Minecraft, this puzzler uses indie charm to make a good first impression. Your robot collects familiar Minecraft like materials that can then only be placed in Tetris shapes to make your way to the end of each level. Sounds simple enough, but requires careful planning with its platforming and use of limited materials.

39. Killzone 3

Few games start with as much punch as Killzone 3. The biggest issue isn't that it can't keep up the pace, just how dull it becomes so quickly.

38. Fractal: Make Blooms Not War

A delightful matching game that doesn't do anything radically different with matching clusters of same colored blocks. The style and soothing tone are what keep one coming back for a quick session of a level or two.

37. Crysis 2

A game that never really makes its intentions clear. Crysis 2 is a great looking game by any standard on any platform. It tries to hit both the hardcore PC and the console FPS market, but falls short with a lackluster story and failing to do any one thing really well to make a splash.

36. Bulletstorm

What a weird game. Very in your face from the jump, yet it seems to backpedal from that tone the rest of the way. As if it doesn’t really mean it, they just wanted to get your attention. There are plenty of interesting ways for murdering your enemies, but not enough reward for exploring new ways throughout.

35. LittleBigPlanet 2

As a whole, we probably don’t give LittleBigPlanet enough credit. Or maybe we give it too much credit. One thing LittleBigPlanet 2 does better than any game out there today is the creation and management of user created content. There are nearly infinite possibilities with LBP and it will always be worthy of a return visit.

34. Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

A buffet of beloved and obscure characters that digs deep into both catalogs. MVC3 is rather easy to pick up, and probably has the lowest ceiling of the recent fighting games. MVC3 is manic and fun for a time, but isn't the deepest fighting game and is one of the most frustrating online experiences.

33. Resistance 3

The First Person Shooter genre does not have enough crazy weapons in it anymore. Resistance 3 goes for a more personal story than we're use to in the genre and mostly pulls it off. Few games go for the on the ropes feeling quite like Resistance 3. The problem stems from while having interesting weapons, the scenarios in which you use them aren't all that interesting.

32. Child of Eden

While shallow in content and gameplay, the one thing Child of Eden along with every other Q Entertainment game is never short on is style. Child of Eden is a little too much like Rez to get true praise, but the amount of transitions, lights, animations, and crazy designs make the whole ride enjoyable. Space Whale.

31. Kinect Sports: Season Two

The little things are what set Kinect Sports apart from the rest of the sports collections. From improving the menu navigation with voice commands, to waving your arms like a crazy person while getting Rick Rolled. Kinect Sports: Season Two does a great job of keeping a smile on your face, even though not all of the games work as well as you'd like.

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40. Blocks That Matter

Part Tetris, part Minecraft, this puzzler uses indie charm to make a good first impression. Your robot collects familiar Minecraft like materials that can then only be placed in Tetris shapes to make your way to the end of each level. Sounds simple enough, but requires careful planning with its platforming and use of limited materials.

39. Killzone 3

Few games start with as much punch as Killzone 3. The biggest issue isn't that it can't keep up the pace, just how dull it becomes so quickly.

38. Fractal: Make Blooms Not War

A delightful matching game that doesn't do anything radically different with matching clusters of same colored blocks. The style and soothing tone are what keep one coming back for a quick session of a level or two.

37. Crysis 2

A game that never really makes its intentions clear. Crysis 2 is a great looking game by any standard on any platform. It tries to hit both the hardcore PC and the console FPS market, but falls short with a lackluster story and failing to do any one thing really well to make a splash.

36. Bulletstorm

What a weird game. Very in your face from the jump, yet it seems to backpedal from that tone the rest of the way. As if it doesn’t really mean it, they just wanted to get your attention. There are plenty of interesting ways for murdering your enemies, but not enough reward for exploring new ways throughout.

35. LittleBigPlanet 2

As a whole, we probably don’t give LittleBigPlanet enough credit. Or maybe we give it too much credit. One thing LittleBigPlanet 2 does better than any game out there today is the creation and management of user created content. There are nearly infinite possibilities with LBP and it will always be worthy of a return visit.

34. Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

A buffet of beloved and obscure characters that digs deep into both catalogs. MVC3 is rather easy to pick up, and probably has the lowest ceiling of the recent fighting games. MVC3 is manic and fun for a time, but isn't the deepest fighting game and is one of the most frustrating online experiences.

33. Resistance 3

The First Person Shooter genre does not have enough crazy weapons in it anymore. Resistance 3 goes for a more personal story than we're use to in the genre and mostly pulls it off. Few games go for the on the ropes feeling quite like Resistance 3. The problem stems from while having interesting weapons, the scenarios in which you use them aren't all that interesting.

32. Child of Eden

While shallow in content and gameplay, the one thing Child of Eden along with every other Q Entertainment game is never short on is style. Child of Eden is a little too much like Rez to get true praise, but the amount of transitions, lights, animations, and crazy designs make the whole ride enjoyable. Space Whale.

31. Kinect Sports: Season Two

The little things are what set Kinect Sports apart from the rest of the sports collections. From improving the menu navigation with voice commands, to waving your arms like a crazy person while getting Rick Rolled. Kinect Sports: Season Two does a great job of keeping a smile on your face, even though not all of the games work as well as you'd like.

Posted by jetsetwillie

are these games that you played or that were just played in general. either way im looking for the point