Best game 2011

LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)

  • Developer / Publisher: Media Molecule / Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Genre: Platformer, arcade
  • Release date: January 20, 2011

Sacbe of LittleBigPlanet has become, in effect, the unofficial symbol of Sony, like rabbits from Rayman Raving Rabbids mdash; symbol Ubisoft. The secret project is that it is for the whole family. In LBP 1-2 need to play in the company, not just one. Of course, the single will also be present, but the fun will get a fraction. There is also a powerful tool, with which you can create unique levels and share them on the Web.


  • Developer / Publisher: People Can Fly, Epic Games / Electronic Arts
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release date: February 22, 2011

Rollicking pohozhdeniya Grayson Hunt mdash; this computer-gaming equivalent syringe with epinephrine vsazhennogo straight through the chest to the heart. Fusion mixture of the incredibly dynamic battles zaboristye swearing futuristic and beautiful landscapes not leave indifferent fans of great shooters. Despite the fact that the competition was a whole year, which was released in February Bulletstorm remained mostly destructive fun 2011 season. It is unfortunate that the collapse of the regime of shared galaxies have not tightened. Read the review

Killzone 3 (PS3)

  • Developer / Publisher: Guerrilla Games / Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release date: February 23, 2011

Series Killzone more like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1-3: attraction, where you should not think, but no less beautiful and spectacular. Killzone 3 sets a new standard for graphics shooters mdash; this level of detail and special effects so far beyond the reach of the other developers. The third part of the main shooter for PlayStation success, despite the fact that many were quick to criticize it. And it is in the new part of Killzone have found one of the best uses gyroscopes Sixaxis and Dualshock 3.

Dragon Age 2

  • Developer / Publisher: BioWare / Electronic Arts
  • Genre: Role Playing Game
  • Release date: March 8, 2011

Spacecraft series Mass Effect flock to new stars, the developers sent a vessel Dragon Age 2 in some godforsaken land. Continued excellent Dragon Age: Origins can not be compared to the original 2009 release, not to mention the fresh blood in the face of The Witcher 2, Human Revolution and Skyrim. Total gray and drab environment supported sluggish plot. If not for some exciting quests and not the second half of the story, the Dragon Age 2 would be a bad job. The game was not at all what you expect from a reputable BioWare. Read the review

Shift 2 Unleashed

  • Developer / Publisher: Slightly Mad Studios / Electronic Arts
  • Genre: Simulator / Racing
  • Release date: March 15, 2011

Discharges from the burden of the name game Need for Speed, Slightly Mad Studios was able to release a successful hybrid autosimulator and arcade. A huge car park, which is a representative rulitsya nice and different from the other, day and night races, a variety of events and tracks. List the advantages can be long, but the main point here is that the studio laquo; ulitsyraquo with, could do a lot more than the present parents once glorious series. EA Black Box should be ashamed. Read the review

Total War: Shogun 2

  • Developer / Publisher: The Creative Assembly / SEGA
  • Genre: strategy
  • Release date: March 15, 2011

Strategists with experience will not find here masshtabnosti previous games in the series, but Shogun 2 has added to the depth and variety of options. As usual with the family of Total War, the game deserved reproach periodically laquo; tormozyaschemraquo, artificial intelligence opponents. Creative Assembly merit that everything worked out almost perfectly. Starting with a convenient interface to the epic battles of armies of militant dime mdash; every detail mechanism Shogun 2 is working as expected. Read the review

Motorstorm: Apocalypse (PS3)

  • Developer / Publisher: Evolution Studios / Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Genre: arcade racing
  • Release date: March 16, 2011

Project takes players to the ruined metropolis, which still continues to deteriorate. Racer is not, however, confuse. Notably the magnificent trails and preserved epinephrine, and slightly reduce the complexity will definitely liking beginners. The only thing that truly can blame Evolution Studios, mdash; plot. It is not known whether it is necessary in these games at all, but in a form mdash; definitely not.

Portal 2

  • Developer / Publisher: Valve Software
  • Genre: puzzle / First Person Shooter
  • Release date: April 21, 2011

Portal 2 brilliantly proved that you do not show off expensive special effects and make grind foes into Giblets the player enjoyed the game genre First-Person Shooter. Instead of endless skirmishes and fashionable cinematic sequel to the most original games in 2007 offers intricate spatial and physical puzzles and colorful characters (even though almost all of them mdash; machines). If you missed this game mdash; immediately corrects. But for the fans have fresh downloadable content, giving a good excuse to be back in the company’s P-Body and Atlas. Read the review

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

  • Developer / Publisher: CD Projekt RED / Atari
  • PlayStation ®
  • Release date: May 16, 2011

Zealous fans of the original The Witcher for the most part are unhappy sequel. Too much of the mechanics of the original is changed, and not all been received with open arms. But no one can deny that The Witcher 2 is one of the most important role playing games of recent years. Yes the hell laquo; significance for industriiraquo, and other lofty matters! Main mdash; this RPG constantly surprises, delights and irreversibly drawn into a dark world. And at the end you want to start the adventure again. Is this not a sign of a great game? Read the review

Duke Nukem Forever

  • Developer / Publisher: Gearbox Software, Triptych Games, Piranha Games, 3D Realms Entertainment/2K Games
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release date: June 10, 2011

Main unfinished all time in many years passed before the release of the border, from which not even hint at the possibility of meeting the expectations of their fans. Too much water under the bridge and developers changed. The final year of the guys from Gearbox Software as we could put together disparate pieces of the project, but a miracle beyond the power of even such talents. Prolonged, monotonous, not funny and painfully hurt mdash; generally notorious face does not even see the point on the horizon. Read the review

inFamous 2 (PS3)

  • Developer / Publisher: Sucker Punch Productions / Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Genre: third-person shooter
  • Release date: June 10, 2011

First inFamous is considered the best game of a man with supernatural powers. The closest competitor is seen only Prototype, but exclusive for PS3 unconditional victory in the competition. The second part was created on the principle of laquo; not navrediraquo;: the formula of the original almost untouched. The plot of the sequel is directly related to the events of inFamous, is quite good, and moral choice, as promised, has become more interesting and more difficult. True, innovations could be more. Read the review

L. A. Noire

  • Developer / Publisher: Team Bondi, Rockstar North / Rockstar Games
  • Genre: third-person shooter / detective
  • Release date: July 7, 2011

L. A. Noire is one of the major surprises of the year. To the end it was not clear what would happen in the end and how does this play. And got an excellent thriller with elements of action in post-war entourage. And it is not a quest, but it is a detective. Police work is shown at the top level, the process of investigation the most realistic. Before going through L. A. Noire recommended reading laquo; Secrets Los Andzhelesaraquo, Al Roy or watch Oscar-winning adaptation of the same name. Read the review

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

  • Developer / Publisher: Eidos Montreal, Nixxes Software / Square Enix
  • Genre: Role Playing Game
  • Release date: August 24, 2011

Human Revolution mdash; something more than just a worthy successor to the original Deus Ex. One has only to look closely to see mdash; game is the way the developers wanted, without regard to market conditions, and other things not related to the personal vision of the founders. From here and work through the universe, and the variety of ways to achieve the goals, and the variety of gameplay, which is determined by the player. But the main thing mdash; here is an adult story, makes us think about what is happening in our world. Without Human Revolution pantheon RPG-giants of the year would not be complete. Read the review

Resistance 3 (PS3)

  • Developer / Publisher: Insomniac Games / Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release date: September 6, 2011

Resistance could be a great exclusive for the PS3, but did not. Project always something missing to get into the big leagues. Compete with the same Killzone 3 Resistance can not at all desire. On the other hand, get an old-fashioned shooter with an unusual storyline mdash;’s good. And when you consider that in the third part of a series of projects at all Insomniac Games has leaped ahead, give it time mdash; is not a sin. Read the review

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

  • Developer / Publisher: Relic Entertainment / THQ
  • Genre: Action
  • Release date: September 9, 2011

2011 is remarkable in that first came to light a decent shooter in the universe Warhammer 40K. However, Space Marine is a good fun even without discounts for such honorable status. The triple Ultramarines in righteous anger grinds another hundred orcs into biomass, seeing their final journey curses from the Emperor, did not want to think about the shortcomings of the project. And as the episodes hopping knapsack at all will be remembered for a long time … Specifically, the guys from Relic Entertainment is congratulated for a good debut in the genre. Read the review

Hard Reset

  • Developer / Publisher: Flying Wild Hog / Flying Wild Hog
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release date: September 13, 2011

These were shooters in their first days, at the dawn of the genre. Ease of play mechanics laquo; run and strelyayraquo, multiplied by the variety of enemies and decent complexity mdash; fifteen years ago, more and we did not need to. Talented developers from Flying Wild Hog could successfully recreate this formula in 2011, chaining him to the e-tech exoskeleton of smart graphics. Judging by the fact that the Poles are working on an expansion, Hard Reset was well received by modern audiences otvykshey of such gross laquo; oldskularaquo, or simply unfamiliar with it. Read the review

Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360)

  • Developer / Publisher: Epic Games / Microsoft
  • Genre: Third Person Shooter
  • Release date: September 20, 2011

Gears of War 3 mdash; final chapter story of Marcus Fenix ??and his squad. All that can be shown, Epic Games showed. There is a unique atmosphere and a feeling that only you can save the human race, ending the war with the Locust. Skirmishes still the same violent, the characters have not lost their color, and the presence of women in the force-stimulatory fighters and provides an opportunity for several great jokes. To all this is revealed more and better graphics on Xbox 360. Hardly anyone was expecting to see a picture on a six-year console. Read the review

Dark Souls (PS3, Xbox 360)

  • Developer / Publisher: From Software / Namco Bandai Games
  • Genre: Role Playing Game
  • Release date: October 4, 2011

Role play prohibitive complexity. This is not the best way affected sales, but the fans run all projects on Hardcore were clearly delighted. For a complete happiness need to go online and read the in-game hints other laquo; zhertvraquo; Dark Souls mdash; be just a little easier, if not for the help lies a trap. Even ordinary skeleton in the world is a great threat to the main character. What to say about the huge bosses like dragons. Broken sticks do not count.


  • Developer / Publisher: id Software / Bethesda Softworks
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release date: October 7, 2011

Latest brainchild of John Carmack’s team is full of polar views. Rage or fiercely hate, or call one of the best shooters in recent years mdash; modest neutral statements do not find the day the fire. Haters be inappropriate to compare the game with Fallout: New Vegas, kicked for graphical artifacts and deservedly trampled into the dirt poor final level, and fans admire the stunning artistic study and savor the strong shuternuyu mechanics. Do not rely on any one nor the other mdash; Rage deserves personal knowledge and self-composed views. Read the review

Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)

  • Developer / Publisher: Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft
  • Genre: Racing
  • Release date: October 11, 2011

Turn 10 Studios for two years did what Polyphony Digital tried to develop five years. Forza Motorsport 4 appeals to anyone who is even slightly interested in cars. And perhaps even more like Gran Turismo 5, defects which abound. Forza Motorsport 4 does not meet the player’s machines, which are in a collision tubby laquo; buhraquo, as it was in Gran Turismo 5, and does not hint that you need to be, to put it mildly, very assiduous to pass the school on laquo; zolotoraquo.; Forza, on the contrary, were friendly, a lot of competition to choose from, plenty of options. Remain all happy.

Might amp; Magic: Heroes VI

  • Developer / Publisher: Black Hole Entertainment / Ubisoft Entertainment
  • Genre: strategy
  • Release date: October 13, 2011

Bad thoughts were spinning in my head as soon as it became known that the development of continuing laquo; geroicheskoyraquo; series will Black Hole Entertainment, which account for only a beautiful dummy called Armies of Exigo. So that the final result was quite predictable. Total simplifying the game mechanics, the primitive story and abundance of bugs mdash; fan of the series Heroes VI will be remembered by this. Hungarians work can still be taken to a separate strategy if to forget about the relationship with the legendary ancestors. But the place laquo; geroevraquo third, on the hard drive, it just will not take. Read the review

Battlefield 3

  • Developer / Publisher: EA DICE / Electronic Arts
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release date: October 27, 2011

Elapsed since the release of the developers have released a lot of patches, smoothing out most of the sharp edges. Battlefield 3 now sports a great multiplayer doughty mdash; as it should have been from the beginning. It offers various military equipment, elegant graphics and constant progress in rank, unlocking more and more improvement. But a bunch of weak single-player campaign, Battlelog and Origin is still here. Read the review

Uncharted 3: Drake s Deception (PS3)

  • Developer / Publisher: Naughty Dog / Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Genre: third-person shooter
  • Release date: November 1, 2011

Uncharted is Uncharted. Incredible graphics, high-quality story, great direction of each video, a sense of genuine adventure mdash; is a powerful experience. However, in the third part of the series turned out not as progressive as Among Thieves. I want to believe that the best Naughty Dog saved up for the next extension. Meanwhile Drake s Deception mdash; though an excellent game, but still remains at the same level with the second part. Read the review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

  • Developer / Publisher: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games, Raven Software / Activision
  • Genre: First Person Shooter
  • Release date: November 8, 2011

Release Modern Warfare 3 has made clear mdash; the show’s time something changes dramatically. As in the single-player campaign and in multiplayer there any significant innovations. So that the individual response to MW 3 largely depends on whether you are tired of eating such entertainment. If not, a run on the rail on the campaign will be quite sorry for time spent. However, a quick arcade multiplayer not avoid unflattering comparisons with the add-in Battlefield 3 mdash; in the latter all much more fun. Read the review

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Developer / Publisher: Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks
  • Genre: Role Playing Game
  • Release date: November 11, 2011

As is always the case with TES, Skyrim came bundled with a lot of bugs. As is always the case with the TES, the experimenters found, easily broke down the conventions of game mechanics (this time errors lurk in the system enchants, allows the creation of weapons with the addition of a laquo; plus 100,500,000 million points uronaraquo ;) . Included with the bugs and holes provide a huge, bright and unforgettable world that instantly fall in love. Already, it can disappear for hundreds of hours, and when the developers released the official editor for creating plug-ins, the game shines with new paint. In short, everything is as it always is with the TES. Read the review

Saints Row: The Third

  • Developer / Publisher: Volition, Inc. / THQ
  • Genre: Action
  • Release date: November 15, 2011

Retail value of this game mdash; around 500 rubles. For comparable money you can entertain yourself going to the circus. However, in the circus you are unlikely to turn up the opportunity to ride in a convertible with an angry tiger in the passenger seat. Or undergo sex-change operation in order to smuggle themselves to the aircraft carrier swashbuckling general with a square jaw. Or just charge a dozen of pedestrians into a giant cannon, and then smear them in the surrounding skyscrapers. The list of absurd entertainment offered Saints Row: The Third, this only nachinaetsyahellip; agree, it all sounds a lot more fun than a couple of clowns and trained chimpanzees. Read the review

Batman: Arkham City

  • Developer / Publisher: Rocksteady Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Genre: Action
  • Release date: November 25, 2011

After Arkham City Rocksteady Studios team can in good conscience to retrain in the textbook writers and release laquo; Making the right to continue the successful igrraquo.; The developers have worked brilliantly, enriching the game interesting plot, expanding the available features and wrapped it all in a thick, almost tangible atmosphere of dark comic about Batman. Even there are concerns mdash; Rocksteady would like to get out more if a sequel stared at the ceiling? Potential third part will have no choice but to break it with a bang. Read the review

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