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Top 11 most exciting games of 2011

Top 11 most exciting games of 2011

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
The first game was decent, the second was good, can Uncharted 3 be great?

Bioshock Infinite
A great trailer, but more encouraging is how highly it has been praised by everyone who has played it.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Could this be the sequel that the original, seminal Deus Ex deserves?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Not a great trailer, but good voice over work from Max Von Sydow filling in for Patrick Stewart. I was always more of an Elder Scrolls fan than a Fallout fan so I’m glad to see Bethesda get back to what they do best.

The Last Guardian
This one has been a long time coming, but I still can’t wait.

Batman: Arkham City
The original was one of my favourite games of all time and easily the best superhero game ever. I CANNOT WAIT for this.

Mass Effect 3
The trailer makes this looks like another terrible COD game, but with one of the highest budgets of all time and two prequels which were both massive successes, it seems almost impossible this could fail to be huge.

Star Wars: The Old Republic
Could this rival WOW? Probably not but that would be the wrong goal. This game should be a success in its own right and can provide a real alternative to the current MMORPG monopoly.

Portal 2
A lot of the weird power ups and gels seem a little gimmicky, but the gameplay footage below looks gorgeous.

Bulletstorm
Combining the score attack mechanic of something like The Club with a gorgeous engine and a sense of humour, this looks promising.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
There’s been a few games that have used the universe of 40K to good effect, but this could be the first title to really immerse the player in the grim darkness of the 41st millennium. There is only war!

MOAR FROM CALMDOWNTOM!

  • Lorem

    No Zelda? Almost every title in this list is a western developed game.

  • your mom

    Where is Mortal Kombat anyway, where is the non physical adjusted Sonic 4 episode 2…..Where is the new Kirby?Marvel Capcom 3, the posible Megaman 11?.
    Like in all the stupids “game” forums just put boring and super overated games in a list. Shame on you! :P

  • your mom

    What a SHIT list.

  • http://calmdowntom.com/members/gnarly-harley/ Gnarles

    I’ll agree that some franchises are milked to the extreme but I wouldn’t go as far as saying that prequels, sequels and spinoffs are a bad thing.

    It costs a lot of money to come up with a new IP and it just isn’t feasible to do it every time.

  • Kortne

    Ok, yes, Bioshock Infinite, Space Marine and Deus Ex aren’t technically sequels but they are all part of existing franchises so they dont count. A spinoff, prequle and Licensed game are just as bad as sequels in my books.

  • Kortne

    Oh look sequels. Only 2 games that aren’t sequels and one of them hasn’t been heard from in a year and a half. Has anyone even played Last Guardian? Aside from the fact its by Team ICO is there any reason people are interested in it? And Team ICo’s other games aren’t even that good, just different. Whatever. Fucking sequels. The only one I can’t wait for is Uncharted 3, and that’s only because I Love Nolan North.