Best Video Games of 2011

The Top Ten

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Product Image

Skyrim is just great, combat is clunky not a huge problem but I hope they can improve on in TES 6, but the visuals and adventuring is the best!

This game has graphics that can compete with those of 2015, which is pretty damn impressive. The scenery is beautiful and gameplay intense.

Always puts me in a good mood

Best Video Game In History

Batman: Arkham City Batman: Arkham City Product Image

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?

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.

This is not only the best game of 2011, It's the best game EVER! There's very differentiation about Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City. Because in Batman Arkham City you fight against new enemies and it has a very good storyline! What the HELL! It's in on number 21! Come on guys this isn't funny!

I don't think there's much to talk about how awesome this game is, as most of it has already been said. Awesome graphics, amazing soundtrack and awesomest story, this has to be number 1.

Portal 2 Portal 2 Product Image

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.

My library of video games is quite limited, considering that my mother won't play any games with a lot of violence. Of the video games I've played, this is by far my favorite. It's an experience that must be played. Words cannot do it justice.

Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat Product Image

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.

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

I like all mk game best fighting game ever!

Best MK game

Call 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.

Compared to others CODs MW3 is okay but compared to other games its great

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

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Product Image

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

So much better than any other game, only reason why its not #1 is because it's a ps3 exclusive and most people have Xbox, most Xbox gamers hate ps3 just because they have Xbox, plus they didn't play it.

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

The only reason why its not #1 is because it's a ps3 exclusive not everyone has played it. Easily my favorite game. Should have won GOTY. PS I love how skyrim won but it isn't that high on this list.

Battlefield 3 Battlefield 3 Product Image

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.

Best millitary fps ever!

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Product Image

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.

Sometimes, I just like to go to the sand sea and sail around. Sometimes I like to fly around in the sky at night. Sometimes I just like to swim around Lake Floria. It is a very fun game with great environments. The world is huge but compressed and there is content everywhere. Many people target this is a point of criticism saying that it removes the open world aspect of Zelda. In my opinion, not really. You still feel like you are discovering a new, unknown world. To me, the compression of content in the overworld tells me that they spent a lot of time with it. It is the greatest game of all time!

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

Dark Souls Dark Souls Product Image

Come on guys really looks like someone doesn't play dark soul's -__-

Underrated Masterpiece.

Masterpiece

Dead Space 2 Dead Space 2 Product Image

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

The Contenders

Gears of War 3 Gears of War 3 Product Image

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

Saint's Row: The Third Saint's Row: The Third Product Image

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

L.A. Noire L.A. Noire Product Image

Another masterpiece from Rockstar

This not only a game but a detective simulator!

Mass Effect 2 Mass Effect 2 Product Image
LittleBigPlanet 2 LittleBigPlanet 2 Product Image

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!

Duke Nukem Forever Duke Nukem Forever Product Image

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.

Sonic Generations Sonic Generations Product Image

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.

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

Killzone 3 Killzone 3 Product Image
Infamous 2 Infamous 2 Product Image
Amnesia: The Dark Descent Amnesia: The Dark Descent Product Image

Scariest game I've ever played

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Product Image
Total War: Shogun 2 Total War: Shogun 2 Product Image

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

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Product Image
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Kirby's Return to Dream Land Product Image
Star Wars: The Old Republic Star Wars: The Old Republic Product Image
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