Games Played in 2011: 50 - 41

50. Brink

Brink had a chance to surprise, but fell short in just about every way. A confusing and disjointed campaign that left one wondering what the purpose was. The shooting was uninteresting and the environments lead to mostly confusion. While Brink wasn't exactly broken, it failed to find it's own brand of fun and reason to keep coming back for more.

49. Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2

Bionic Commando: Rearmed hit everything you wanted from an update to a well liked classic; fun, feel, gameplay, and price. You can't blame Rearmed 2 for trying to change things up so soon after Rearmed, but it misses out on the fun and fluid gameplay from the first.

48. Okamiden

Easily the game I spent the least amount of time with on this entire list. As great as Okami was, Okamiden just doesn't suck you in with the same style and gameplay like the original.

47. Full House Poker

While a competent poker game, Full House Poker doesn't quite get the player engaged enough in it's local or online tournaments to keep one coming back.

46. Fruit Ninja Kinect

Fruit Ninja translates to the Kinect surprisingly well, and can be a lot of fun while causing injury to those in the room. At the end of the day it's still Fruit Ninja, and while that isn't a bad thing, it isn't exactly deep.

45. Dungeon Defenders

This downloadable action-tower defense game takes loot and customizing your character to another level for the genre. The fighting itself during your waves upon waves of enemies could use a lot of work though.

44. Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Nintendo experiments with Kirby more than any other property, but this time it tries to cash in on a more popular game from two years ago. Very similar to the formula that made New Super Mario Bros. Wii so much fun, Return to Dream Land ends up being too easy and stale to be memorable.

43. Pokemon Black

As the second series of new Pokemon games on the DS, one could expect some improvements and new features to the tried and true formula. At the same time it is always someones first Pokemon game, so therefore it remains the same as it ever was.

42. Rock of Ages

Maybe the most crazy game of the year, at least in premise. Making a game that is part skeeball, part tower defense, part racing game, is to make a game without peers. Rock of Ages has a sense of humor like no other, and is fun to play with friends thanks to all the weirdness along with the easy gameplay concept of rolling a ball.

41. Magicka

A silly game about wizards, that allows you to mix and match spells to an absurd level. The sense of humor makes Magicka’s spells and the way you use them in game interesting and best of all fun to mess around with.

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50. Brink

Brink had a chance to surprise, but fell short in just about every way. A confusing and disjointed campaign that left one wondering what the purpose was. The shooting was uninteresting and the environments lead to mostly confusion. While Brink wasn't exactly broken, it failed to find it's own brand of fun and reason to keep coming back for more.

49. Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2

Bionic Commando: Rearmed hit everything you wanted from an update to a well liked classic; fun, feel, gameplay, and price. You can't blame Rearmed 2 for trying to change things up so soon after Rearmed, but it misses out on the fun and fluid gameplay from the first.

48. Okamiden

Easily the game I spent the least amount of time with on this entire list. As great as Okami was, Okamiden just doesn't suck you in with the same style and gameplay like the original.

47. Full House Poker

While a competent poker game, Full House Poker doesn't quite get the player engaged enough in it's local or online tournaments to keep one coming back.

46. Fruit Ninja Kinect

Fruit Ninja translates to the Kinect surprisingly well, and can be a lot of fun while causing injury to those in the room. At the end of the day it's still Fruit Ninja, and while that isn't a bad thing, it isn't exactly deep.

45. Dungeon Defenders

This downloadable action-tower defense game takes loot and customizing your character to another level for the genre. The fighting itself during your waves upon waves of enemies could use a lot of work though.

44. Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Nintendo experiments with Kirby more than any other property, but this time it tries to cash in on a more popular game from two years ago. Very similar to the formula that made New Super Mario Bros. Wii so much fun, Return to Dream Land ends up being too easy and stale to be memorable.

43. Pokemon Black

As the second series of new Pokemon games on the DS, one could expect some improvements and new features to the tried and true formula. At the same time it is always someones first Pokemon game, so therefore it remains the same as it ever was.

42. Rock of Ages

Maybe the most crazy game of the year, at least in premise. Making a game that is part skeeball, part tower defense, part racing game, is to make a game without peers. Rock of Ages has a sense of humor like no other, and is fun to play with friends thanks to all the weirdness along with the easy gameplay concept of rolling a ball.

41. Magicka

A silly game about wizards, that allows you to mix and match spells to an absurd level. The sense of humor makes Magicka’s spells and the way you use them in game interesting and best of all fun to mess around with.