So far this year has seen a nice amount of decent games, now that we’re hitting the busy holiday season of numerous giant as well as small titles hitting the stores it is a good time to look back at this past year. While many games were hyped by gamers, the press and trailers, few delivered. Games like Duke Nukem Forever, Homefront and Socom 4 just didn’t achieve what gamer’s were expecting. I have chosen 5 titles that were hyped and expected to be great games that actually achieved those expectations. I have not played all these games but, from reading reviews, articles and watching videos I think these are the best five so far (up until October). The next few weeks will undoubtedly add more to the list of fantastic games of 2011.
Dead Space 2– This sequel continues the scary and intense survival horror experience that looks too scary for me to play.
Portal 2– Another sequel that has improved on the previous game in so many levels, with more content and more elaborate levels this game truly achieved its high expectations.
Mortal Kombat– Finally a Mortal Kombat based on the gruesome PS1 originals, bringing back the old school, gory arcade fighting never looked and felt so good.
Gears of War 3– One of the crowning jewels of Xbox finally gets its release and is overwhelmingly well received and brings more Gears of War action than previous games.
Battlefield 3– My favorite game of the year so far and in my opinion the best multiplayer hands down, Battlefield 3 promised fantastic visuals and superb multiplayer and realism and delivered just that, one of the best shooters out there.