Here are the games of 2011:
Might & Magic Heroes VI
New entry in one of the most beloved turn based strategy series of all time.
Age of Empires Online
The rebirth of one of the biggest RTS franchises of all time.
Another entry in this great city building series. Tropico 3 scored 8.4 from IGN
Cities in Motion
Spiritial successor to Transport Tycoon from Paradox Interactive.
Jagged Alliance 2: Reloaded
Remake of a classic tactical TBS.
Sword of the Stars II
Sequel to a great 4X game.
End of Nations
MMORTS from Petroglyph. Their last RTS was Universe at War, which scored 8.0 at IGN.
Spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper.
Real Warfare 2: Northern Crusades
Continuaton of XIII Century: Death or Glory, which scored 7.2 at IGN.
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.
A virtual recreation of the real world combined with 3D gaming and social media.
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.
Six Gun Saga
A primarly singleplayer card strategy game from Cryptic Comet, creators of Armageddon Empires and Solium Infernum.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution
Second add-on to this great RTS.
Indie zombie RPG from ex-Troika and Obsidian designers.
Action RPG from ex Iron Lore staff (where they worked on Titan Quest)
Hack and Slash from Maxix (makers of Sim City, Sims and of course Spore)
Space based indie RPG.
Avadon: The Black Fortress
New RPG from makers of Geneforge and Avernum series. This time Spiderweb finally has completely redesigned their graphics system.
Sequel to a hack and slash RPG that scored 8.6 at IGN.
Cooperative online RPG.
Online cooperative RPG with powerful adventure building tools, from Cryptic (makers of City of Heroes and Champions)
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars MMORPG from Bioware.
Guild Wars 2
Original Guild Wars scored 9.0 at IGN
Beautiful MMORPG with action-game like combat, by ex-Lineage devs.
Sci-Fi MMO from makers of Runescape
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)
New horror adventure game from people who created Scratches, which scored 8.0 at Adventuregamers.
Indie exploration game from makers or Immortal Defense
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.
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.
Indie aquatic stealth game running on Unreal Engine 3. The team is filed with people who created the first version of Killing Floor.
Single and multiplayer horror FPS from makers of Zombie Panic! Source mod.
Indie platformer running on Unreal Engine 3.0.
First add-on to Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad, made as colaboration with mod teams.
Indie FPS/RPG hybrid running on Source engine. People who work on it previously made great Half-Life mod called Syndicate Black Ops
Indie retro action and sandbox construction game.
Tactical shooter from Blackfoot( which is composed of RainbowSix, Rogue Spear and Ghost Recon leads)
Finally, a new flight sim from Microsoft.
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)
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
Infinity: The Quest for Earth
MMO space simulator with huge procedurally generated universe
Fourth Introversion game (after Uplink, Darwinia and Defcon)
SF FPS from People Can Fly, makers of Painkiller.
New shooter from id Software
FPS from Splash Damage, makers of Quake Wars (8.5 from IGN)
American McGee’s Alice II
The first one got 9.4 from IGN
Max Payne 3
Max Payne got 9.3 from IGN, while it’s sequel scored 9.4
Dead Space 2
The first one got from IGN
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine PC
Action game from Relic.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Fantasy RPG from Big Huge Games (makers of Rise of Nations) and lead designer of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
Sequel to 8.2 platformer.
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).
Spiritual successor to Populour created by Eric Chahi, the designer who made Another World (known as Out of this World in USA).
Red Faction: Armageddon
The previous entry in this franchise (Red Faction: Guerrilla) scored 8.0 at IGN.
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.
New puzzle game from makers of Void and Pathologic.
Commercial follow up to a popular mod.
Top Spin 4
New entry in the best tennis series of all time.
Inie action RPG from ex-EALA team members.
Semi sequel to adventure game So Blonde, which scored 8.0 from Adventuregamers.
The Haunted: Hell’s Reach
Multiplayer horror action game that’s a commercial follow-up to a mod that won Make Something Unreal competition.
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).
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).
Indie platformer which gameplay based on manipulating fluids.
From Firefly studios (makers of great Stronghold series and medicore Stronghold: Legends and CivCity, we’ll see how they do here)
Spy-themed action MMO from SOE
The Secret World
A MMO from makers of Age of Conan and Longest Journey franchise
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2
Sequel to action-adventure game that scored 9.3 on IGN
Super Meat Boy
Commercial revamp of great freeware game
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
The classic series returns.
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…).