2011 in video gaming

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The year 2011 saw many new video games, as well the release of numerous sequels to critically acclaimed games, such as Ace Combat, Assassin's Creed, Batman: Arkham, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Call of Juarez, Cities XL, Crysis, Dead Space, Deus Ex, Dragon Age, Driver, Duke Nukem, Dynasty Warriors, F.E.A.R, Forza Motorsport, Gears of War, Infamous, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Mario Kart, Modern Combat, Mortal Kombat, MX vs. ATV, Need for Speed, Operation Flashpoint, Pokémon, Portal, Rayman, Red Faction, Red Orchestra, Resistance, Saints Row, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, The Elder Scrolls, The Legend of Zelda, The Witcher, Total War, Tropico and Uncharted. In addition, it saw the release of many new intellectual properties, such as Bastion, Dark Souls, Dead Island, Homefront, L.A. Noire, Minecraft and Rage. Many awards went to games such as Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. 2011 also marked the worldwide release of the Nintendo 3DS.


Month Day(s) Event
January 6 - 9 International Consumer Electronics Show 2011 held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA[1]
February 26 The Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo's newest handheld console, releases in Japan.[2]
February 28 - March 4 Game Developers Conference 2011 held in San Francisco, California.[3]
March 11 As a result of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, certain video game releases were cancelled or postponed. Additionally, several servers used for Internet gaming were shut down temporarily.
11 - 13 PAX East 2011 held in Boston, Massachusetts.[4]
25 - 31 The Nintendo 3DS released in America, Europe and Australia.
June 7 - 9 E3 2011 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.[5]
23 The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all-time, celebrated its 20th anniversary.
27 The Supreme Court of the United States issues their ruling on Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, declaring video games as protected free speech.
August 4 - 7 QuakeCon 2011: The massive annual LAN party held in Dallas, Texas.
15 - 17 Game Developers Conference 2011 Europe held in Cologne, Germany.
18 - 22 Gamescom 2011 held at Cologne, Germany
26 - 28 PAX Prime 2011 held in Seattle, Washington.[6]
September 15–18 Tokyo Game Show 2011
22–25 Eurogamer Expo 2011 held in Earls Court in London, England.
October 15–16 EB Games Expo 2011 held in Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia.
21–22 BlizzCon 2011 held in Anaheim Convention Center in California.
November 18–19 Minecon held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Minecraft gets its full release on the 18th.
December 3 10th anniversary of the Jak and Daxter series.[7]
10 Spike Video Game Awards.
17 PlayStation Vita was released in Japan.
31 Artech Studios disbanded.

Game releases[edit]

The list of games released in 2011 in North America.

Video game platforms
Lin Linux
Mac Mac OS / OS X
3DS Nintendo 3DS
NDS Nintendo DS
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSN PlayStation Network (PS3)
PSP PlayStation Portable
Wii Wii
WiiWare WiiWare
Win Microsoft Windows
X360 Xbox 360
XBLA Xbox Live Arcade (X360)

Q1 January–March[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
3 Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles Win
4 Arc the Lad III PSN
Hot Shots Shorties PSP
Lost in Shadow Wii
10 Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! PSP
11 DC Universe Online Win, PS3
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective NDS
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded NDS
12 Zeit² Win, XBLA
17 Urbanix WiiWare
18 LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3
Mass Effect 2 PS3
MindJack PS3, X360
Venetica Win, X360, PS3
24 Monday Night Combat Win
25 Dead Space 2 Win, X360, PS3
Lord of Arcana PSP
Magicka Win
Superstars V8 Next Challenge PS3, Win, X360
Two Worlds II Win, X360, PS3
26 Breach XBLA, Win
Shining Force II Win
27 Hysteria Project 2 Win
1 Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 PSN
Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 PS3, Wii, X360
The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff Mac, Win
2 Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 XBLA
4 Earthrise Win
7 Mario Sports Mix Wii
8 Body and Brain Connection X360
Explodemon PSN
Stacking PS3
Tales from Space: About a Blob PSN
Test Drive Unlimited 2 Win, X360, PS3
Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll PS3
Battle High: San Bruno Win, XBLA
You Don't Know Jack NDS, PS3, Wii, Win, X360
TNT Racers X360
9 Stacking XBLA
10 Dungeons Win
12 Ys I & II Chronicles PSP
14 Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation NDS
15 Back to the Future: The Game PSN
Hyperdimension Neptunia PS3
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds X360, PS3
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together PSP
16 Hard Corps: Uprising X360
17 Asphalt 6: Adrenaline Mac
22 de Blob 2 NDS, PS3, X360, Wii
Bulletstorm X360, PS3, Win
Days of Thunder PSN
Giana Sisters DS NDS
Gray Matter X360, Win
Killzone 3 PS3
Knights Contract X360, PS3
Radiant Historia NDS
23 Cities in Motion Win
25 Days of Thunder XBLA
Men of War: Assault Squad Win
1 Fight Night Champion PS3, X360
PixelJunk Shooter 2 PS3
Rift Win
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution Win
6 Pokémon Black and White NDS[8][9]
8 Dragon Age II Win, PS3, X360
Major League Baseball 2K11 Win, PS3, PS2, PSP, X360, Wii
Mega Man 3 PSN
MLB 11: The Show PS3, PS2, PSP
Atari Greatest Hits Volume 2 NDS
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 PSN
10 Beastly: Frantic Foto NDS
11 Stoked Win
15 Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel PS3
Cloning Clyde Win
God Eater: Burst PSP
Hard Corps: Uprising PS3
Homefront Win, X360, PS3
Jikandia: The Timeless Land PSP
Ōkamiden NDS
Slam Bolt Scrappers PSN
Top Spin 4 PS3, X360, Wii
Total War: Shogun 2 Win
Warriors: Legends of Troy X360, PS3
Yakuza 4 PS3
17 Dance on Broadway PS3
22 Angry Birds Rio iOS
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Win
Crysis 2 Win, PS3, X360
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy PSP
Forget-Me-Not iOS
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Win, X360, PS3, PSP, Wii, NDS
Monster Tale NDS
PlayStation Move Heroes PS3
The Sims Medieval Win, Mac
Swarm PSN
The Tomb Raider Trilogy PS3
23 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime XBLA, PSN, Win
Swarm XBLA
24 Final Fantasy III iOS
26 Great Little War Game iOS
27 Asphalt 3D 3DS
Bust-A-Move Universe 3DS
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D 3DS
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 3DS
Madden NFL Football 3DS
Nintendogs + Cats 3DS
Pilotwings Resort 3DS
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3DS
Rayman 3D 3DS
Ridge Racer 3D 3DS
Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 3DS
The Sims 3 3DS
Steel Diver 3DS
Super Monkey Ball 3D 3DS
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition 3DS
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars 3DS
29 The 3rd Birthday PSP
Chime Super Deluxe PSN
Dynasty Warriors 7 PS3, X360
Johnny Test NDS
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky PSP
NASCAR The Game: 2011 X360, PS3, Wii
Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot PSN
Shift 2: Unleashed Win, PS3, X360
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 PS3, X360, Wii
WWE All Stars PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Wii
30 Islands of Wakfu XBLA
Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot XBLA
31 TNT Racers PSP, Wii

Q2 April–June[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
3 Dungeon Hunter: Alliance PSN
4 Absolute Baseball DSiWare
Spiral Knights Win
6 The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile XBLA
8 Anomaly: Warzone Earth Win
10 Rabbids: Travel In Time 3D 3DS
SpongeBob SquigglePants Wii
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 3DS
11 Limbo X360
12 Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga X360
Lego Battles: Ninjago NDS
Michael Jackson: The Experience X360, PS3
Patapon 3 PSP
Rio PS3, X360, NDS, Wii
World of Tanks Win
19 Arcana Heart 3 PS3
Conduit 2 Wii
Fancy Pants Adventures PSN
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection PSP
Mad Blocker Alpha PS3, PSP
Mortal Kombat PS3, X360
Portal 2 PS3, X360, Win, Mac
SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs PS3
20 Fancy Pants Adventures XBLA
24 Dream Chronicles: The Book of Water Win
26 Darkspore Win
Man vs. Wild PS3, Wii, X360
27 Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 1 Win
Outland XBLA
28 Zenonia 3 iOS
3 Mount&Blade: With Fire & Sword Win
MotorStorm: Apocalypse PS3
Thor: God of Thunder X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
4 First Touch Soccer iOS
9 Mighty Milky Way DSiWare
10 Brink PS3, X360, Win
Dream Trigger 3D 3DS
The First Templar X360, Win
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game 3DS, Win, X360, PS3, Wii, PSP, NDS
Hydrophobia Prophecy Win
MX vs. ATV Alive X360, PS3
Virtua Tennis 4 X360, PS3, Wii
11 Gatling Gears XBLA
16 Terraria Win
17 Battle vs. Chess NDS, PS3, PSP, Wii, Win, X360
Deathsmiles II X360
Fable III Win
L.A. Noire PS3, X360
SpongeBob SquigglePants 3DS
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Win
18 Sega Rally Online Arcade XBLA
19 TNA Wresting Impact! Droid, iOS
24 Dead or Alive: Dimensions 3DS
Dirt 3 Win, X360, PS3
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Win
Kung Fu Panda 2 PS3, X360, Wii, NDS
26 Frozen Synapse Win
28 Akane the Kunoichi X360
31 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II 3DS
Hunted: The Demon's Forge PS3, X360, Win
The Sims 3: Generations Win, Mac
1 Days of Thunder PSP
2 Armageddon Riders PSN
Feed Me Oil iOS
Under Siege PS3
6 Duke Nukem: Critical Mass NDS
7 3D Classics: Excitebike 3DS
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion 3DS
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters PS3, X360, Wii, NDS, 3DS
inFamous 2 PS3
Operation Flashpoint: Red River X360, Win, PS3
Red Faction: Armageddon Win, X360, PS3
8 Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Win
9 Dreamscape iOS
10 Zoo Keeper iOS
13 Wii Play: Motion Wii
14 Alice: Madness Returns PS3, X360, Win
Child of Eden X360
Cubic Ninja 3DS
Duke Nukem Forever PS3, X360, Win
Outland PSN
Transformers: Dark of the Moon X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
Wipeout in the Zone X360
16 Sodium 2: Project Velocity PSN
18 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing iOS
19 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 3DS
21 Alien Zombie Megadeath PS3, Win
Cars 2 Win, X360, PS3, Wii, NDS, 3DS
DualPenSports 3DS
Dungeon Siege III Win, X360, PS3
F.E.A.R. 3 Win, X360, PS3
Shadows of the Damned PS3, X360
22 Lucha Fury XBLA
25 The Adventures of Shuggy XBLA
28 Beyond Good & Evil HD PSN
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 PS3, X360
Gatling Gears PSN
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D 3DS
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 3DS
Sniper: Ghost Warrior PS3
29 Backbreaker: Vengeance XBLA
Galaga Legions DX XBLA
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax X360
30 Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer iOS
James Pond in the Deathly Shallows iOS

Q3 July–September[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
5 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon PS3, X360
PlayStation Move Ape Escape PS3
7 Deathsmiles iOS
The King of Fighters-i iOS
Wicked Monsters Blast! Wii
11 Ms. Splosion Man XBLA
12 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 X360, PS3, Wii, NDS, Win
Mighty Flip Champs! DX PSN
NCAA Football 12 X360, PS3
14 Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary PSP, Wii, NDS, 3DS
Call of Juarez: The Cartel PS3, X360
Captain America: Super Soldier X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
19 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions PSP
Limbo PSN
The Smurfs Dance Party Wii
20 Bastion XBLA
21 3D Classics: Xevious 3DS
23 Galaga 30th Collection iOS
26 Catherine PS3, X360
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions 3DS
The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Mac, Win
27 Cordy iOS
From Dust XBLA
28 Groove Coaster iOS
30 Chantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters Win
2 Bleach: Soul Resurrección PS3
Galaga Legions DX PSN
Limbo Win
3 Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet XBLA
Serious Sam Double D Win
4 Shift 2: Unleashed iOS
Temple Run iOS
11 Anomaly: Warzone Earth iOS
Go! Go! Kokopolo - Harmonious Forest Revenge DSiWare
One Epic Game iOS, PSN, PSP
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner Wii, Win
16 Age of Empires Online Win
Bastion Win
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron PS3, X360
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise PS3
17 From Dust Win
Konami Krazy Racers Droid
Toy Soldiers: Cold War X360, Win
18 3D Classics: Urban Champion 3DS
Duke Nukem Forever Mac
Flight Control WiiWare
23 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Win, PS3, X360
Hysteria Project 2 PSN
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked 3DS
25 Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 2 iOS, Win
Spy Mouse iOS, Droid, WP
26 Rugby World Cup 2011 X360, PS3
29 Achron Win, Mac, Lin
30 Bodycount PS3, X360
Driver: Renegade 3D 3DS
Gatling Gears Win
Madden NFL 12 PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Wii, NDS, 3DS, iOS
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection PSN
The Baconing PSN
Tropico 4 Win
31 Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection XBLA
Rock of Ages Win, XBLA, PSN
The Baconing XBLA
1 Wasteland Angel Win
6 Alpha Mission PS3, PSP
BloodRayne: Betrayal PS3
Dawn of Fantasy Win
Dead Island Win, X360, PS3
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten PS3
Driver: San Francisco PS3, X360, Wii
Mega Man 4 PSN
Resistance 3 PS3
Rise of Nightmares X360
Techno Kitten Adventure XBLA
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Win, X360, PS3
7 BloodRayne: Betrayal XBLA
Crimson Alliance XBLA
8 Grand Prix Story iOS
9 Star Fox 64 3D 3DS
12 Rise of Immortals Win
13 Bit.Trip Saga 3DS
Call of Juarez: The Cartel Win
God of War: Origins Collection PS3
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns NDS
Hard Reset Win
NHL 12 PS3, X360
Nicktoons MLB X360, Wii, NDS
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Win
Sengoku: Way of the Warrior Win
The Gunstringer X360
Thor: God of Thunder 3DS
White Knight Chronicles II PS3
14 Radiant Silvergun XBLA
Renegade Ops XBLA
TrackMania 2: Canyon Win
15 Monsters Ate My Condo iOS
19 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 NDS
Kirby Mass Attack NDS
20 Burnout Crash! PSN
Frogger 3D Nintendo 3DS
Gears of War 3 X360
F1 2011 Win, X360, PS3
Persona 2: Innocent Sin PSP
Resident Evil 4 HD PS3, X360
21 Burnout Crash! XBLA
22 3D Classics: TwinBee 3DS
Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 3 iOS, Win
23 Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection 3DS
26 Nuclear Dawn Win, Mac
27 Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2 PS3
Brunswick Pro Bowling 3DS
Child of Eden PS3
Driver: San Francisco Win
FIFA 12 PS3, X360, Win, Wii, PS2, PSP, 3DS, iOS
The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection PS3
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 PS3, X360, Win, Wii, PSP, 3DS
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X PS3, X360
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny PS3, Wii
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter NDS
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD[10] PS3
X-Men: Destiny PS3, Wii, X360, NDS
28 The Binding of Isaac Win
Worms Ultimate Mayhem XBLA, Win
29 A Game of Thrones: Genesis Win
Katamari Amore iOS
Shadowgun iOS
Wizorb XBLA

Q4 October–December[edit]

Month Day Title Platform(s)
2 Tetris: Axis 3DS
4 Dark Souls PS3, X360
Eufloria PSN
God Hand PSN
NBA 2K12 Win, PS3, X360, Wii, PSP, PS2
Rage Win, PS3, X360
Space Channel 5: Part 2 PSN
Spider-Man: Edge of Time X360, PS3, Wii, NDS, 3DS
5 Orcs Must Die! XBLA
7 Just Dance 3 Wii, PS3, X360
11 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon PS3, X360
Aliens Infestation NDS
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record PS3, X360, Win
Forza Motorsport 4 X360
Hulk Hogan's Main Event X360
Scribblenauts Remix iOS
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster X360
12 Guardian Heroes XBLA
Orcs Must Die! Win
13 Might and Magic Heroes VI Win
16 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure 3DS, PS3, Wii, X360, Win
18 Batman: Arkham City PS3, X360
Beat Hazard Ultra PS3
Ben 10: Galactic Racing PS3, X360, NDS, Wii, 3DS
Dungeon Defenders PSN
Everybody Dance PS3
JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters PS3, X360, Win
Okabu PS3
Payday: The Heist PSN
PowerUp Heroes X360
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One PS3
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken PS3
Rocksmith PS3, X360
The Sims 3: Pets Mac, Win
Tropico 4 X360
19 Dungeon Defenders XBLA, Win
20 Payday: The Heist Win
Cities XL 2012 Win
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots iOS
Rugby Challenge PS3, X360, Win
21 Football Manager 2012 Win, Mac
FIFA Manager 12 Win
24 Kirby's Return to Dream Land Wii
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter Win
25 Arcania: Fall of Setarrif Win
Battlefield 3 Win, PS3, X360
Blackwater X360
Captain America: Super Soldier 3DS
Centipede: Infestation Wii
The Cursed Crusade Win, PS3, X360
Dance Central 2 X360
Disney Universe Win, Mac, Wii, PS3, X360
Infamous: Festival of Blood PS3
Invizimals: Shadow Zone PSP
Just Dance Kids 2 PS3, Wii, X360
PixelJunk SideScroller PS3
Puss in Boots PS3, NDS, Wii, X360
Stronghold 3 Win
House of the Dead: Overkill PS3
26 Shadowgun Win
Renegade Ops Win
27 Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation iOS
Shantae: Risky's Revenge iOS
28 Sword of the Stars II: The Lords of Winter Win
1 Cars 2 3DS
Centipede: Infestation 3DS
Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks NDS, Wii
GoldenEye 007 Reloaded PS3, X360
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns 3DS
Hydrophobia Prophecy PS3
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes 3DS
Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine PS3, Wii, X360
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North PS3, X360, Win
Pac-Man Party 3D 3DS
Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking X360
Sonic Generations PS3, X360
Team Umizoomi NDS
To the Moon Win
Twister Mania X360
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3
2 BurgerTime: World Tour XBLA
Escape Goat Win, XBLA
4 Sonic Generations Win
Stealth Bastard Win
8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Win, PS3, X360, Wii
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance NDS
Cars 2 PSP
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL Wii, PS3, X360
Cave Story 3D 3DS
Deepak Chopra's Leela Wii, X360
Happy Feet Two: The Video Game 3DS, NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
L.A. Noire Win
Max & the Magic Marker NDS
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection[11] PS3, X360
Michael Jackson: The Experience 3DS
Nickelodeon Dance Wii, X360
Otomedius Excellent X360
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 PS2
Self-Defense Training Camp X360
SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip NDS, X360
The Black Eyed Peas Experience X360
10 Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! 3DS
Gangstar Rio: City of Saints iOS
11 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Win, PS3, X360
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 X360, PS3, PSP, Wii, NDS, 3DS, Win, iOS
13 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS
15 ABBA: You Can Dance Wii
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked NDS, Wii, X360
Assassin's Creed: Revelations PS3, X360
Beyblade: Metal Masters NDS
BurgerTime World Tour PS3
Carnival Island PS3
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends PS3, Win
Fossil Fighters: Champions NDS
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary X360
Jurassic Park: The Game Win, PS3, X360
Kinect Disneyland Adventures X360
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Wii
Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat PS3, Wii, X360
Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest PS3
Need for Speed: The Run Win, PS3, X360, 3DS
DreamWorks Super Star Kartz 3DS, NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
Rayman Origins PS3, X360, Wii
Rochard Win
Saints Row: The Third X360, PS3, Win
Shinobi 3DS
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 PS3, X360
17 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure 3DS
Anno 2070 Win
Minecraft iOS
18 Minecraft Win, Lin, Mac
20 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii
22 Batman: Arkham City Win
Cave Story+ Win
Corpse Party PSP
The King of Fighters XIII PS3, X360
Serious Sam 3: BFE Win
Sonic Generations 3DS
Tekken Hybrid PS3
WWE 12 PS3, Wii, X360
WWE All Stars 3DS
25 Afterfall: InSanity Win, X360, PS3
F1 2011 3DS
1 Assassin's Creed: Revelations Win
Infinity Blade II iOS
4 Mario Kart 7 3DS
5 Fortune Street Wii
6 Defenders of Ardania iOS
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights 3DS
Final Fantasy VI PSN
The Adventures of Tintin: The Game PS3, X360, NDS, Wii, 3DS, Win
The Oregon Trail 3DS, Wii
Wanted Corp PSN
7 Batman: Arkham City Lockdown iOS
Michael Jackson: The Experience iOS
Trine 2 Win, Mac
8 Chrono Trigger iOS
Pushmo 3DS
13 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction Win
Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D 3DS
15 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Win
Grand Theft Auto III iOS
Sonic CD iOS
16 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones 3DSVC
Metroid Fusion 3DSVC
Wario Land 4 3DSVC
17 Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 2: The Cavalry iOS
19 Metal Dead Win
20 Postal III Win
Star Wars: The Old Republic Win
Trine 2 PSN
21 LostWinds iOS
Mega Man X iOS
Trine 2 XBLA
22 Mighty Switch Force! 3DS
27 All Zombies Must Die! PSN
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD PSN

Highest critically reviewed games (Metacritic)[edit]

Number Video Game Developer Publisher Platform Release Date Average score Number of reviews Refs
1 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks Xbox 360 November 11 96 89 reviews [12]
2 Batman: Arkham City Rocksteady Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Playstation 3 October 18 96 42 reviews [13]
3 Portal 2 Valve Software Valve Software Xbox 360 April 19 95 66 reviews [14]
4 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Nintendo EAD Nintendo Nintendo Wii November 20 93 81 reviews [15]
5 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment Playstation 3 November 1 92 97 reviews [16]
6 Rayman Origins Ubisoft Montpellier Ubisoft Nintendo Wii November 15 92 13 reviews [17]
7 Gears of War 3 Epic Games Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 September 20 91 96 reviews [18]
8 LittleBigPlanet 2 Media Molecule Sony Computer Entertainment Playstation 3 January 18 91 86 reviews [19]
9 Forza Motorsport 4 Turn 10 Studios Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 October 11 91 83 reviews [20]
10 Dead Space 2 Visceral Games Electronic Arts Xbox 360 January 25 90 83 reviews [21]


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