Top 25 Best Video Games of 2011

30 December 2011
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2011 Best VideoGames List

The best games of 2011 have been revealed! Is your favorite game of the year part of our list of the greatest the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC, 3DS, PSP, or DS platforms had to offer in 2011? The year is almost over, so we’ve compiled this list of the top-quality AAA must-own titles of the year for all platforms!

Note: Mobile is a category of it’s own and an area with way too many games. Since they are generally casual in nature, they’ve been left out of this specific list.

Is there a game that didn’t make the list, that you think deserves a spot? Leave a comment and let us know your own list!

Index of Top 25 Best Games of 2011 Lists:

#1 – Batman: Arkham City

#2 – Portal 2

#3 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

#4 – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

#5 – Mass Effect 2 (PS3)

#6 – Minecraft / LittleBigPlanet 2 / Terraria (TIE!)

#7 – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

#8 – Gears of War 3

#9 – Deus Ex: Human Revolution

#10 – L.A. Noire

#11 – Battlefield 3 / Rage / Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (TIE!)
#12 – Dead Space 2 / El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (TIE!)
#13 – Dark Souls
#14 – Resistance 3 & Killzone 3 (TIE!)
#15 – Crysis 2
#16 – Super Mario 3D Land / Kirby’s Return to Dreamland / The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D / Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (TIE!)
#17 – Saints Row: The Third / Assassin’s Creed: Revelations / Dragon Age 2 (TIE!)
#18 – Mortal Kombat 2011 / Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (TIE!)
#19 – Rayman Origins
#20 – The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
#21 – Total War: Shogun 2
#22 – Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
#23 – Bastion
#24 – Amnesia: The Dark Descent
#25 – Just Dance 3
#26 – The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection / Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary / Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (TIE!)
#27 – Limbo / Stacking / Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet / Trine 2 (TIE!)
#28 – Outland
#29 – inFamous 2 / InFamous: Festival of Blood
#30 – Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
#31 – Forza Motorsport 4
#32 – God of War Origins Collection
#33 – Beyond Good & Evil HD
#34 – Radiant Historia
#35 – Bulletstorm
#36 – Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition
#37 – Mario Kart 7
#38 – Child of Eden
#39 – Kirby: Mass Attack
#40 – PixelJunk Shooter 2
#41 – Dead Island
#42 – Professor Layton and the Last Specter
#43 – Rift
#44 – Catherine
#45 – Pokemon White & Black Version
#46 – Resident Evil 4 HD
#47 – FIFA Soccer 12
#48 – MLB 11: The Show / Top Spin 4 (TIE!)
#49 – NBA 2K12
#50 – DiRT 3
#51 – NHL 12
#52 – Alice: Madness Returns
#53 – Cave Story 3D / The Binding of Isaac / To the Moon / Pushmo
#54 – Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
#55 – Ms. ‘Splosion Man

Runners-Up:
The 3rd Birthday, Dungeon Siege III, Guardian Heroes, Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Yakuza 4, Red Faction: Armageddon, Duke Nukem Forever, Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7, Joe Danger: Special Edition, Beyond Good & Evil HD, Homefront, Gods Eater Burst, Orcs Must Die!, White Knight Chronicles II, GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, Sonic Generations, Fusion: Genesis, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, WWE ’12, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Compilation, Need for Speed: The Run, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Okamiden, Shadows of the Damned, Achron, Dance Central 2, F.E.A.R. 3, Disney Universe, Kinect Sports Season Two, Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, You Don’t Know Jack, Monster Tale, Zumba Fitness 2/Kinect, Rocksmith, Back to the Future: The Game, Hard Corps: Uprising, de Blob 2, The King of Fighters XIII, The Tomb Raider Trilogy, Conduit 2, Patapon 3, Darkspore, Shinobi 3DS, Hydrophobia Prophecy, Afterfall: Insanity, From Dust, No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, Bloodrayne Betrayal, Pixeljunk Sidescroller

What is your overall #1 favorite game of 2011? Leave us a comment below! After you’ve posted your favorite game, give us your top five. Do you have beef with this list? Did your favorite game miss the cut? Are you outraged at the ten ties? Are you cursing at the screen right now? Are you writing us valentines? Sound off in the comments, and GAME ON in 2012 and BEYOND!!

Thanks to analoghype for the image.

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