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2011 A Year in Video Game Review

As 2011 begins to power down and 2012 lurks in the shadows, let’s take some time to look back at the games we’ve played this year. In 2010 I changed my Xbox status to say “2010 was a great year but 2011 will break all records” and I have to say that it did. The past year, the video game industry, was absolutely brilliant for both hardcore and casual gamers. It saw a plethora of great games that appealed to a broad audience. There were sequels, prequels, reboots and new IPs all vying for our time.

Now I don’t want to go into all the games of this year but I would like mention a few that really made the year in gaming so spectacular. It all started with Isaac Clarke’s harrowing trek through Dead Space 2, a return to Netherrealm with Mortal Kombat, averting alien control in Crysis 2, choosing your side in Infamous 2, solving puzzles in Portal 2 and even catching them all with Pokemon Black & White. This short list opened the flood gates for games in the beginning of the year and as the industry began to trickle over the summer, it wasn't long before those gates reopened.

The second half of the year began with Deus Ex: Human Revolution, one of my top picks for this year, and also saw the release of the 3's. Gears of Wars 3, Uncharted 3, Call of Duty: MW 3, Battlefield 3 and Resistance 3 all solidifying 2011 as one of the best years to be a gamer, not to mention that the year closed with the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

There might have been a few bumps along the way but the industry managed to pull ahead and gratify the gamers appetite. So how do you feel about the industry in 2011, good/bad?

The following video is a mash-up of all the game of 2011, courtesy of X-Play


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