The year 2011 is lined up to be the best year for the Gaming industry yet. There are going to be a lot of sequels to the best games we have liked so far. Although there is no clear-cut set of instructions for choosing a best game for any platform, we have tried our best to select the best games that have been launched or will be launched in the year 2011.
2011 seems to be a little dry for Xbox 360 exclusives, so the games you see here are mostly cross-platform. We haven’t seen a Xbox 360 exclusive game for a little too long and hopefully this will change in the coming months. Many of the games released so far have been well integrated with the Xbox 360 Kinect experience and many more are coming soon.
The games we have listed here are purely based on our own opinion and we are sure we might have missed a whole bunch of them. If we didn’t include your favorite Xbox 360 game of 2011, that is probably because we haven’t played it yet or we didn’t like it or it just skipped our mind. Make sure you drop your comment below about which game you like the most and the game you look forward to play in the year 2011.
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Without further ado, let’s get down to listing the best Xbox 360 Games for 2011.
#10. Forza Motorsport 4
Most probably the best Racing games for Xbox 360 that takes full advantage of the Kinect experience. Forza Motorsport 4 is the fourth sequel to the Forza Motorsport racing franchise. With Kinect, you are able to step out of the car, walk across the roads and open the bonnet to example the engine if anything goes wrong with it.
Game Developer: Turn 10 Studios | Video: Forza Motorsport 4 Demo
#9. Dead Space 2
Dead Space has been a favorite of many gamers for a very long time. The sequel hasn’t disappointed us so far. Dead Space 2 starts where the Dead Space left. It starts at Sprawl space station and like the prequel, you play Isaac Clarke and have to fight the monsters using newly added guns and weapons. With this full campaign, and a multi-player mode, Dead Space 2 is easily giving horror fans a serious scare.
#8. Gears of War 3
Gears of War series has been a favorite for many gamers. Mostly because of the fantastic game play and mostly because it was one of the first few games to sport so much details in the surrounding and players. Gears of War is a Xbox 360 exclusive game and is one of the select few that made Xbox 360 sell. In Gears of War 3 you have to fight the Locust yet again and there is one more enemy, the Lambent. Lambent are the women that were not allowed to become Gears and have now joined forces against the Gears. The big plus in this game is going to be the Multiplayer. Epic Games have listened to the gamer’s community and have redesigned the whole way your play Multiplayer Gears of War.
#7. Portal 2
Portal was never meant to be a full-blown game. It was merely a bonus game intended purely as fun. However, the reaction and feedback of fans have made the developers rethink their strategies. It received quite a positive feedback is now being sequel-ed. Portal 2 features a single-player mode and is rocked by the return of the cunning and murderous GLaDOS. Portal 2 also comes along with new physics-bending technology such as gels which accelerate objects, or cause them to bounce. By the looks of it, the Portal 2 is going to be one heck of a ‘bonus game’. Fingers crossed.
#6. LA Noire
LA Noire is yet another game by Rockstar games and unlike the rest of their games, you don’t play a Gangster or a drug dealer. Instead, you are an honest cop in LA Police Department. The scene starts in 1947. The World War 2 has just ended and corruption in LA is at its peak. You are promoted quickly to put an honest face on the the LA police department. You can walk around the streets talking to people and interrogating suspects. You have to read their face expression to know if they are telling the truth, hiding anything of outright lying.
#5. Mass Effect 3
Aliens have taken over the Earth and you have to get every human together and drag the Aliens out of the planet. Otherwise, the human race will become extinct and everyone will be killed. Like the rest of BioWare games, you can import data from Mass Effect 1 and 2. The decisions will also be imported and will affect the game-play and can even change the whole storyline based on the decisions you have made in the prequels.
#4. Dragon Age II
Yet another BioWare game that has made it to our list. Dragon Age II starts where the Dragon Age: Origins left off. This brand new sequel features protagonist and Blight survivor Hawke’s rise to power. Like Mass Effect 3, game data can be imported from Dragon Age: Origins and will affect the game-play. The dialogue wheel is similar to ME3 and the NPC races have been redesigned.
#3. Batman: Arkham City
Thugs and criminals are set to destroy and ruin the Gotham City and there is only one thing that can stop them, Batman. As part of Mayor Quincy’s initiative, Arkham was relocated into the city proper instead of quarantined on nearby Arkham Island. As such, the aptly named Arkham City offers players a larger area to explore filled with the same kind of crazies you’d expect in the institution. The appearances of psychiatrist Hugo Strange, the demented Joker, the dichotomous Two-Face, and the beautiful Catwoman have been confirmed so far. Arkham City is set out to be the best in the Batman series yet.
#2. Elders Scrolls V: Skyrim
There is not much info available regarding Elder Scrolls next game. Skyrim is a very cold and dark place that is home to werewolves. We can only hope that Bethesda will take us to Throat of the World, the highest point in Skyrim and mythical birthplace of man. In this game, the skills of your player are enhanced due to his action and not by spending experience points. The game features an open-world game-play.
#1. Crysis 2
Images and videos don’t do justice to Crysis. It is the only game that is know to bog down even the best PC with highest configurations. Crysis 2 is nothing less. With Crysis 2, EA has launched the game on Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as the PC. The experience isn’t as good as the first one but it is available on other consoles and it doesn’t break your console like the first one broke your PC. Crysis 2 is easily the most wanted and most anticipated games of 2011. Crysis 2 has been already launched and has gained quite popularity in the gaming community. The main site of Crysis features more than 50 of the 95/100 reviews of this game.
Which one do you like the most? Which of these games will make you buy an Xbox 360 if you haven’t bought one already? Let us know in the comments below.