By wh1terav3n 19 Comments
Now, realize that I don't have a PS3, which means that Uncharted: Drake's Deception isn't on this list, which it definitely would be if I had one. Hopefully I'll get one this coming up year. We'll see. If I do, Uncharted would probably be sitting pretty at #5.
Now to the picks.
Most Anticipated Games of 2011
| 1. Mass Effect 3 |
The sequel to my favorite game of 2010. Hmmm...yeah I'll take one of those.
| 2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution |
Despite the fact that not tons about this game is out there, dear God I need this game. It looks...so beautiful.
| 3. Portal 2 |
Valve. Portal. Glados. /done
| 4. Batman: Arkham City |
Batman: AA was one of my favorite game of the '09 season, and it still holds up very well against games similar to it like Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood, made by bigger teams, everything known about this game looks great.
| 5. Crysis 2 |
Looks fantastic, never did get a computer capable of the first. But, since this one's on 360, I get to try it out. Looks to have good multiplayer (even though the last time a dev took over the multi of a game it didn't build the single player of *Bioshock 2*, it didn't turn out so well), this looks to have a better base underneath and an interesting suit mechanic. We'll see how it goes.
| 6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim |
I never finished Oblivion, or even the MAJORITY of the main campaign, yet I spend 65 hours in the game. That tells you something about these games. Even though I actually did finish Fallout 3 I spent more time in Oblivion, and...I want this game to swallow me just like Oblivion did.
| 7. Dragon Age II |
Loved the first one, hope this one will be just as good. The trailers certainly look pretty, and have copious amounts of blood. Pretty blood...if you know what I mean.
| 8. Rage |
Id's return to form? Again, not a ton known, but what we do know? Fantastic. Multiple discs with fantastically gorgeous slightly cel-shaded graphics and a solid shooter base make it seem like Borderlands, but this looks to have a stronger story and less grind. And they haven't even talked multiplayer yet.
| 9. Homefront |
Kaos knows what they're doing, even if not many people know who they are. Creator's of the Battlefield style Frontlines: Fuel of War, this game looks better every time I see it. I'm hoping they can pull an upset on the Battlefield's and CoD's of the world because they are definitely the underdogs.
| 10. Star Wars: The Old Republic |
If this game ends up being everything I think it could be, it will 1. Be the first MMO I pay for 2. Make 2011 the year of Bioware.
L.A. Noire (Old-school mystery solving adventure gameplay updated with 2011 technology? Sure.)
Brink (Could be the biggest underselling game of the year, unique single-player/multiplayer objective gameplay)
And these are the rest of my honorable mentions in no particular order:
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes HD (XBLA, PSN) (Favorite DS game of the past year with HD graphics, online multiplayer and game balances)
Dead Space 2 (Loved the first, multiplayer looks hokey though)
Bulletstorm (Epic Games wouldn't release it without it being good, but might not be quite my style)
Red Faction: Armageddon (Liked Gorilla and the older FPS RF1 and 2. I trust Volition to make good games)
Duke Nukem: Forever (Had to put it on here)
Not announced games that will probably come out in 2011 that I want:
Halo for 2011
Call of Duty for 2011
Assassin's Creed for 2011
Thanks for reading! Feel free to list your own!