The games of 2011!

Here are the games of 2011:

The games of 2011

STRATEGY

Shogun II: Total War

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Might & Magic Heroes VI
New entry in one of the most beloved turn based strategy series of all time.
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Age of Empires Online
The rebirth of one of the biggest RTS franchises of all time.
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Tropico 4
Another entry in this great city building series. Tropico 3 scored 8.4 from IGN
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Cities in Motion
Spiritial successor to Transport Tycoon from Paradox Interactive.
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Jagged Alliance 2: Reloaded
Remake of a classic tactical TBS.

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Jagged Alliance 3

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Sword of the Stars II
Sequel to a great 4X game.

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End of Nations
MMORTS from Petroglyph. Their last RTS was Universe at War, which scored 8.0 at IGN.

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Dungeons
Spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper.

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The Sims Medieval

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Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades
Continuaton of XIII Century: Death or Glory, which scored 7.2 at IGN.

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A Game of Thrones: Genesis
Epic strategy game based on legendary novel series. It’s being designed Cyanide, which is the studio that made Blood Bowl videogame adaptation.

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Project MyWorld
A virtual recreation of the real world combined with 3D gaming and social media.

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Stronghold 3

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Blight Of The Immortals
Web based strategy game set in fantasy universe. It’s being made by Iron Helmet, a small australian company formed by ex-Irrational Games people who already made Neptune’s Pride.

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Six Gun Saga
A primarly singleplayer card strategy game from Cryptic Comet, creators of Armageddon Empires and Solium Infernum.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution
Second add-on to this great RTS.

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ROLEPLAYING

Diablo 3

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Dead State
Indie zombie RPG from ex-Troika and Obsidian designers.

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Grim Dawn
Action RPG from ex Iron Lore staff (where they worked on Titan Quest)

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Darkspore
Hack and Slash from Maxix (makers of Sim City, Sims and of course Spore)

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Starport Gemini
Space based indie RPG.

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Avadon: The Black Fortress
New RPG from makers of Geneforge and Avernum series. This time Spiderweb finally has completely redesigned their graphics system.

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Torchlight II
Sequel to a hack and slash RPG that scored 8.6 at IGN.

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Drakensang Online
Cooperative online RPG.

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Neverwinter
Online cooperative RPG with powerful adventure building tools, from Cryptic (makers of City of Heroes and Champions)

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Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars MMORPG from Bioware.

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Guild Wars 2
Original Guild Wars scored 9.0 at IGN

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Tera
Beautiful MMORPG with action-game like combat, by ex-Lineage devs.

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Stellar Dawn
Sci-Fi MMO from makers of Runescape

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Rift: Planes of Telara

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Untitled Carbine Studios MMORPG
Carbine is a team composed of RPG veterans(including Blizzard ones) like Tim Cain
(one of creators of Fallout and Arcanum) and Jeremy Gaffney (founder of Turbine)

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ADVENTURE

Black Mirror 3

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Asylum
New horror adventure game from people who created Scratches, which scored 8.0 at Adventuregamers.

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Saturated Dreamers
Indie exploration game from makers or Immortal Defense

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ACTION

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
Sequel to 8.5 WWII tactical shooter. What’s more, RO2 will singleplayer campaigns for both Russian and German sides.

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CHIVALRY: Battle for Agatha
First-person medieval online combat game running on Unreal Engine 3.0. It’s being developed by a team behind Age of Chivalry mods.

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Depth
Indie aquatic stealth game running on Unreal Engine 3. The team is filed with people who created the first version of Killing Floor.

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Contagion
Single and multiplayer horror FPS from makers of Zombie Panic! Source mod.

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Bounty Arms
Indie platformer running on Unreal Engine 3.0.

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Rising Storm
First add-on to Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad, made as colaboration with mod teams.

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E.Y.E
Indie FPS/RPG hybrid running on Source engine. People who work on it previously made great Half-Life mod called Syndicate Black Ops

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Minecraft
Indie retro action and sandbox construction game.

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Ground Branch
Tactical shooter from Blackfoot( which is composed of RainbowSix, Rogue Spear and Ghost Recon leads)

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SIMULATION

Microsoft Flight
Finally, a new flight sim from Microsoft.

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Steel Armor:Blaze of War
Mew tank sim from the makers of Steel Fury (which was one of the best tank games of all time)

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BlackStar Chronicles
An action MMO described as a mix of the single-player traditions of Wing Commander with the multiplayer feel of Descent. It’s being developed by a team of people who previously worked on sadly canceled Privateer Online as well as on Star Wars Galaxies

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Infinity: The Quest for Earth
MMO space simulator with huge procedurally generated universe

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PUZZLE/CASUAL

Subversion
Fourth Introversion game (after Uplink, Darwinia and Defcon)

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MULTIPLATFORM

XCOM

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Bulletstorm
SF FPS from People Can Fly, makers of Painkiller.

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Crysis 2

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RAGE
New shooter from id Software

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Brink
FPS from Splash Damage, makers of Quake Wars (8.5 from IGN)

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Beyond Good & Evil 2

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Deus Ex 3

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Portal 2

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American McGee’s Alice II
The first one got 9.4 from IGN
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Max Payne 3
Max Payne got 9.3 from IGN, while it’s sequel scored 9.4

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Dead Space 2
The first one got from IGN

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine PC
Action game from Relic.

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Fantasy RPG from Big Huge Games (makers of Rise of Nations) and lead designer of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

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Trine 2
Sequel to 8.2 platformer.

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Rock of Ages
A head-to-head, real-time tower defense game in which two players alternate between defending and attacking. When attacking you control a big-huge boulder that’s rolling towards your opponent’s gates. If you’re the one on the defense your attempt to slow and divert your boulder by placing towers, fans and units in boulder’s path. It’s being made by ACE Team, makers of Zeno Clash (which got 8.4 from IGN).

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Dust
Spiritual successor to Populour created by Eric Chahi, the designer who made Another World (known as Out of this World in USA).

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Red Faction: Armageddon
The previous entry in this franchise (Red Faction: Guerrilla) scored 8.0 at IGN.

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Dungeon Siege III
THird entry in the popular hack and slash franchise. This time it’s being developed by Obsidian Entertainment, known for creating RPGs like Knights of the Old Republic 2 or Neverwinter Nights 2.

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Operation Flashpoint: Red River

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Cargo
New puzzle game from makers of Void and Pathologic.

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Orion: Prelude
Commercial follow up to a popular mod.

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Top Spin 4
New entry in the best tennis series of all time.

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Section 8: Prejudice

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Bastion
Inie action RPG from ex-EALA team members.
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Captain Morgane
Semi sequel to adventure game So Blonde, which scored 8.0 from Adventuregamers.

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The Haunted: Hell’s Reach
Multiplayer horror action game that’s a commercial follow-up to a mod that won Make Something Unreal competition.

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Kings and Castles
Fantasy RTS from Gas Powered Games, makers of Supreme Commander series (on IGN first one scored 8.9, while the sequel 8.4 got).

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The First Templar
Co-op centric action-adventure from Haemimont Games, makers of games like Tropico 3 (8.4 from IGN) or Celtic Kings: Rage of War (8.2 on the same site) and The Punic Wars: A Clash of Two Empires (8.0 from IGN).

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Vessel
Indie platformer which gameplay based on manipulating fluids.

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Dungeon Hero
From Firefly studios (makers of great Stronghold series and medicore Stronghold: Legends and CivCity, we’ll see how they do here)

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Agency
Spy-themed action MMO from SOE

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The Secret World
A MMO from makers of Age of Conan and Longest Journey franchise

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Batman: Arkham Asylum 2
Sequel to action-adventure game that scored 9.3 on IGN

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Spec Ops: The Line

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Metal Gear Solid: Rising

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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

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Driver: San Francisco

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Super Meat Boy
Commercial revamp of great freeware game

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Afterfall
A post apocalyptic roleplaying game following the good old school principles of the genre: non-linearity, turn-based combat, lots of roleplaying and decisions having real effect on the game world

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Mechwarrior
The classic series returns.

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I’ve stumbled upon this great article (and rehosted the images) while browsing reddit and copy pasted it, hope he doesn’t mind. It looks like 2011 is going to be a great year for both PC and console gaming (if they won’t fuck the games up…).

Source: http://adrianwerner.wordpress.com/2011-games/

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I run this place! :D

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  1. Strigampire

    Why the bear is here?

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  2. mr. friday

    lol… you really take yourself / gaming / me that seriously? you shouldn’t (especially not me), it will make your life easier :)

    btw isn’t it great that we all can have our own oppinion and freedom of speech? wonderful.

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  3. bucifer

    @Stranded: I’m surprised that you haven’t heard of Adrian Werner before. He’s Polish and makes these lists since ~2005

    Well.. where should I start..

    If anyone thinks this list is useless then please ignore it and DO NOT share your ‘educated’ opinion with us.

    It’s hardly surprising that someone, like mr. friday here, would do anything but complain about the list.
    If you would have checked the blog(see source) you’d have realized how much work has been put into making it. You, as a 30 year old adult with ‘real’ life, would ‘understand’ that it takes precious time to make this kind of lists, not only to post them but to find the games that worth mentioning. Something that, of course, you would be incapable of doing and thus you complain about it..

    And again, if you would have read the blog(not only 2011) you would have found many interesting games even for your ‘exquisite’ taste radically different from the masses…

    Remember: this list wasn’t made for you. So, either help to improve or sit up your ass and complain.

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  4. letmeplay

    Thats a really big list love the most games :D , i will keep my money for those games :D.

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  5. mr. friday

    > “how can you limit yourself to playing Portal 2 only?”
    i don’t :) as you’ll find when you read my 2 posts again ;)

    > “but Portal wasn’t really that great”
    i disagree. as everything that’s subjective (of course ^^), but i found that game just AWESOME, one of the best games in the year it was released. don’t see anything done poorly. i’m pretty sure many others think the same – it doesn’t have a metascore of 90 and many awards for nothing.

    i agree about postal 3, it’s not sure yet when that rws basterds will release it :-D

    > I don’t fucking believe them
    heretic! xD ;)

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  6. stranded

    mr. friday how can you limit yourself to playing Portal 2 only? Excuse me, but Portal wasn’t really that great, it was a cool idea done very poorly.

    I’m gonna add Duke there as long as it’s 100% sure (I don’t fucking believe them). And Postal 3 is still a fuzzy thing, it was suppose to come out this year..

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  7. Xan

    mr. friday thinks he’s a special little snowflake

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  8. ld13

    Might call me a troll too then, hehe :-p

    The list needs a bit of an update. Project MyWorld is dead in the water – went all R.I.P with APB & Realtime Worlds

    My FTW List:
    Subversion
    Portal 2
    Microsoft Flight

    Secondary FTW list:
    Duke Nukem Forever
    Max Payne 3
    Crysis 2

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  9. mr. friday

    uhm please… what is trolling about my post?

    that my taste is different from the masses and that i – as a working 30 year old adult with a real life – don’t have time to play >10 games per year? ok then call me a troll, i’ve been called worse ;)

    i’m sure there will also be one or more adventure by telltale i’ll have to get next year :) which isn’t known yet and the masses don’t care a lot about. partially the back to the future games if you count the episodes separately, first one most likely will launch this year. and i have the feeling there might be another monkey island (at least i want to believe it) xD

    but duke nukem forever is obvious and mass market target… i can’t pardon they forgot it ;) duke will kick his ass :-D

    btw the list is not by stranded – it’s from the source he mentioned at the end of this article.

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  10. endgame

    WOW! n1 stranded! I’m going to bookmark this and use it at time passes by. I will also share it with my friends. really good list. thks.

    p.s. don’t mind friday. he’s obviously a troll. :)

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  11. Kossak

    I want DIABLO III f***k all other games! :)
    Ok, if the price drops meaningly i’ll get Portal 2 probably.-

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  12. mr. friday

    lol someboday was able to make a list with games i mostly absolutely don’t care about, amazing xD

    the only game i’ll get from it 100% sure is portal 2! looks awesome and i loved postal 1.

    ok… maybe rage, xcom, alice 2, max payne 3 and deus ex 3 (depends upon reviews and/or demo).

    but my two most highly awaited games due to release in 2011 weren’t even listed:
    – DUKE NUKEM FOREVER :)
    – Postal III :-D

    ok let’s call postal “special interest” *g* but i can’t believe they forgot the duke :-p

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  13. GyokZoli

    Wow, I won’t have enough money to buy all games I’d like to.

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