|PC Game of the Year – What will it be VOTE AT TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE|
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Nov 8 2011 – What is the best PC game of 2011? Simple – it is the one that gamers vote as their favorite. I always hated “game of the year” articles that were written by editors or self appointed experts because they don’t necessarily reflect the people’s choice. What gave anyone the authority to decide what was the best game of the year? Realistically those articles should be called “My Opinion On Game of the Year”. To really find the game of the year, I wanted to have a long running poll for gamers that will have a large sample size. This should undeniably put the “Best PC Game of 2011″ question to bed.The other point of this article is to make sure you, the gamers are aware of the best games of the year (as voted by other gamers) so that you can try them out. VOTE AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE
Let’s get started. As we all know PC gaming is far superior to console gaming with its ancient hardware, and PC gamers are a vocal bunch. As such, I had a preliminary poll in September to gauge the current situation, and this is what 500 PC gamers told us:
If 2011 were only 9 months long the top game is clearly Deus Ex: Human Revolution followed by Portal 2. There were also a significant number of write in votes for The Witcher 2 (which would have nabbed the third spot) and a few for Crysis 2, Red Orchestra 2 and Limbo, so lets add all of those to the potential list.
Looking at what will be released in the remainder of the year we get a good sense of a potential top 10 list. Please vote because we want to make this the definitive top 10 list for PC gaming in 2011! The poll closes on Dec 31 2010. Also if you feel that any game other than the 10 I have pre-selected is worthy of the honor comment about it in the comments section and I will count those votes as well.
Batman: Arkham City – Scheduled to be released Nov 25. This is a follow up to 2009′s Batman Arkham Asylum which claims to have the Guinness World Record for highest rated superhero game.
Battlefield 3 - Metacritic score is 89 – Released Oct 25. This is the early odds on favorite to win this poll. Single player campaign as well as multi-player games Conquest, Rush, Squad Deathmatch, Squad Rush and Team Deathmatch.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Released Nov 8. Follow up to the hugely successful Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which is the second highest selling game of all time. Will the sales success continue and does that translate to “game of the year”?
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Metacritic score is 90 – Released Aug. 23 and is the runaway winner for game of the year for the first 9 months of 2011. Very open ended game.
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Scheduled to be released Nov 11. Follow up to the very successful Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. This is a role playing game (RPG) that is considered the apex of the genre. Anyone remember the “Chuck Patch” that enabled HDR with AA
Limbo – Metacritic score is 89 -Released Aug. 2 for the PC and is one of the only non-sequel in this year’s list. Very original puzzle-platform game and unlike all the other games has very basic in game controls.
Portal 2 – Metacritic score is 95 – Released Apr. 19 and is so far the highest rated game of the year according to Metacritic. Portal 2 is a first person puzzle-platform game that requires thinking as much as good reflexes.
Rage – Metacritic score is 85 – Released Oct. 4. Rage is a First Person Shooter (FPS) that is set in a post apocalyptic world at 2029 (whooa the apocalypse is coming in the next 18 years??). Brought to you from id the makers of Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein.
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad – Metacritic score is 78 – Released Sep. 13 and is PC only (nice!). The game is a ultra realistic FPS and is set around the real Battle of Stalingrad in 1942/43
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings – Metacritic score is 87 – Released May 17. This is a 3rd person Role Playing Game (RPG). The player takes control of a “witcher” – whom are genetically enhanced people that fight monsters.
VERDICT: VOTE AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE