Best Video Games of 2011

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1Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Come on, MW3? Nothing can compare to the sheer awesomeness of Skyrim.

Always puts me in a good mood

The PC version is by far the best version of the game.

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2Portal 2

Portal 2 is the turning point for game innovation. You can actually feel all the hard effort put into it. It's seamless. The characters, dynamic, interesting, original. Gameplay, clean, precise, entertaining. The story is thought-provoking, well-established, and easy to immerse yourself into. The ending, just breath-taking, really. The cerebral gameplay is also highly beneficial. It's puzzle-solving, what's not cerebral about it? The comedy is effective (albeit a bit edgy), bringing life into the intentionally claustrophobic atmosphere. You'll love this game, without a doubt. Play it for yourself and you'll know.

My favorite game ever. Everything about it just works. From the amazing singleplayer with great locales, awesome puzzles, characters who are all likable in some way, and dialogue that will leave you in stiches, all jammed together with perfect pace and an amazing ending. The co-op is very fun with friends and you can have a a lot of fun trying to communicate and think as one. The Perpetual Testing Initiative free DLC allows community made chambers easy to download and make, ensuring that there is unlimited replayability. I cannot think of any flaws besides the fact that we'll have to wait a while for a portal 3.

Most innovative game of 2011. Best multiplayer. Most work put in. Makes you think. Fun story. Characters that feel like part of the story. And this game has infinite possibilities with the new dlc to create puzzles for people to play. Best game of 2011, hands-down.

Best game on earth ever

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3Batman: Arkham City

I do not understand why this amazing game, which is one of the years most critically acclaimed games, below Mass Effect 2, and MW3. ME2 is a great game and one of my favourites but it was released last year, while MW3 is the very definition of half assed. This game should in my opinion at the least in the top 5.

Epically epic game, but the problem is that people can't take batman seriously because well... He's batman. Once you get past the guy with a stupid costume mentality your kicking ass, gliding across a city and dangling thugs from 10 story buildings. Isn't that something to put a smile on your face? - Giusti97

Best games? Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3, Gears of Wars 3. Arkham City down at 12 is unbelievable. Its not only the best licensed game yet but also the one the best games ever made to date. The atmosphere of the game is remarkably unique and provides a decent batman feel.

Why this game is bad? I can't see a reason

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4Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

dude I made this list before unchrated 3 was announced so yeah or uncharted 3 definitely number one I'm bif fan of uncharted series don't believe go check my other list best games of 2009-2010 and bets games of 2009 or the remake of this list bets games of 2010-2011 ok check this list again to see my other lists to prove that plus killzone 3 doesn't suck I know its doesn't have graphics as good as uncharted 3 or the game is that good get it

I made this list before uncharted 3 came out so yeah or uncharted 3 defintely number 1

killzone sucks uncharted 3 uses 100000000000000x cells besides killzone. make way for the 2011 game of the year.

Sequel to one of the greatest games of all time.

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5The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

I've done some research, and the four most popular games of the year should be Portal 2, Batman: Arkham City, Skyrim, and Skyward Sword in no particular order. I was never a big Zelda fan, but once a got this game, I really got into the franchise. Are there any games that could have a bigger emotional effect on me than Skyward Sword. It would be hard to beat.

Despite releasing on a dead console only ~3.5 years ago, it has already sold 4 million units. That is impressive! Also, the game is just so colorful and the characters are very well developed! The story is great and the Wii Motion+ makes it feel like you are actually swinging a sword! Best game of 2011, best Wii game of all time, and one of the best Zelda games of all time in my opinion.

This is absolutely the best game I have ever played gt it and you'll know what I mean, seriosely

Got me into Zelda. My favorite game of all time!

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6Mortal Kombat

This game put Mortal Kombat Universe on new level. The graphics is amazing, the characters are very cool
This game is 2D. 2D game play BUT 3D graphics. - Magnolia

MK9 has the best replay value out of any of the games on this list. - WAWL1234

7Battlefield 3

Graphically the best game ever made

Most played fps on PC and Xbox 360 (IGN). Epic 8 maps including 20 Premium Maps. Winner of best gun weapon selection and vehicles.

8Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Modern Warfare 3 is overall a good game but I still don't know why people dislike it so much. The campaign is good and the ending is amazing. Come on people.

Come on! Call of duty black ops was great, every year, the game series gets better graphics and more realistic gameplay. So Modern Warfare 3 will be the best of 2011.

Yes, cmon this will probably be the best COD, it is the sequel to Modern Warfare 2 - roblist

MW3 one of the best in the Call of Duty series, What's Portal 2

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9Gears of War 3

Much like uncharted gears three is likely so far back do to being and exclusive. But the action, graphics, writing, story, and plot twists are all upgraded in gears three, and it's defenatly the best in the series and one of the 360s greatest games

10LittleBigPlanet 2

Not having played many of the others of his list, I really thing this is an awesome game. Or, should I say, awesome games. You can do almost everything online, I played ' moon lander with my sister, witch brings me to the next point, it is a game for every one, of every age, and is fun. The single player was awesome too.. Great game, one of the best PS3 exclusives!

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11Duke Nukem Forever

How is this game even able to be given a number? This makes that crappy powerpuff girls ps2 game look good. Crappy on the then, crappy now, and crappy forever.

12Killzone 3
13L.A. Noire

Another masterpiece from Rockstar

14Mass Effect 2
15Infamous 2
16Dead Space 2

I love everything about this game. Original DS game was awesome but this sequel is no less impressive. Superb Atmosphere - Magnolia

17Total War: Shogun 2

Pure awesomeness. This game takes an already great franchise and makes it better

18Saint's Row: The Third

Duke Nukem? Seriously? There are a bunch of games that were so good, but this was just my favourite.

19Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Scariest game I've ever played

20Sonic Generations

This game is truly an excellent game. It allows for a nostalgia trip, while incorporating that into a game that still manages to stay fresh. Remixes of certain tracks are well done, levels provide a fun challenge, and challenge modes allow for a high replay value of this game. A must have for any Sonic fan. - c0mf0rta61ynum6

I don't understand how the atrocious duke nuke forever is above this game

This should at least be in the top 10 it was a great revival to the series

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