2011 in video gaming

List of years in video gaming (table)

The year 2011 saw many new video games, as well the release of numerous sequels to critically acclaimed games, such as Ace Combat, Assassin's Creed, Batman: Arkham, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Call of Juarez, Cities XL, Crysis, Dead Space, Deus Ex, Dragon Age, Driver, Duke Nukem, Dynasty Warriors, F.E.A.R, Forza Motorsport, Gears of War, Infamous, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Mario Kart, Modern Combat, Mortal Kombat, MX vs. ATV, Need for Speed, Operation Flashpoint, Pokémon, Portal, Rayman, Red Faction, Red Orchestra, Resistance, Saints Row, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, The Elder Scrolls, The Legend of Zelda, The Witcher, Total War, Tropico and Uncharted. In addition, it saw the release of many new intellectual properties, such as Bastion, Dark Souls, Dead Island, Homefront, L.A. Noire, Minecraft and Rage. Many awards went to games such as Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. 2011 also marked the worldwide release of the Nintendo 3DS.


Month Day(s) Event
January 6 - 9 International Consumer Electronics Show 2011 held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA[1]
February 26 The Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo's newest handheld console, releases in Japan.[2]
February 28 – March 4 Game Developers Conference 2011 held in San Francisco, California.[3]
March 11 As a result of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, certain video game releases were cancelled or postponed. Additionally, several servers used for Internet gaming were shut down temporarily.
11 - 13 PAX East 2011 held in Boston, Massachusetts.[4]
25 - 31 The Nintendo 3DS released in America, Europe and Australia.
June 7 - 9 E3 2011 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.[5]
23 The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all-time, celebrated its 20th anniversary.
27 The Supreme Court of the United States issues their ruling on Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, declaring video games as protected free speech.
August 4 - 7 QuakeCon 2011: The massive annual LAN party held in Dallas, Texas.
15 - 17 Game Developers Conference 2011 Europe held in Cologne, Germany.
18 - 22 Gamescom 2011 held at Cologne, Germany
26 - 28 PAX Prime 2011 held in Seattle, Washington.[6]
September 15–18 Tokyo Game Show 2011
22–25 Eurogamer Expo 2011 held in Earls Court in London, England.
October 15–16 EB Games Expo 2011 held in Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia.
21–22 BlizzCon 2011 held in Anaheim Convention Center in California.
November 18–19 Minecon held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Minecraft gets its full release on the 18th.
December 3 10th anniversary of the Jak and Daxter series.[7]
10 Spike Video Game Awards.
17 PlayStation Vita was released in Japan.
31 Artech Studios disbanded.

Game releases

The list of games released in 2011 in North America.

Video game platforms
Lin Linux
Mac Classic Mac OS / macOS
3DS Nintendo 3DS
NDS Nintendo DS
PS2 PlayStation 2
PS3 PlayStation 3
PSN Unknown platform
PSP PlayStation Portable
Wii Wii
WiiWare Unknown platform
Win Microsoft Windows
X360 Xbox 360
XBLA Unknown platform

Q1 January–March

Month Day Title PC Console(s)
3 Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles Win N/A
4 Arc the Lad III N/APSN
Hot Shots Shorties N/APSP
Lost in Shadow N/AWii
10 Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! N/APSP
11 DC Universe Online Win PS3
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective N/ANDS
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded N/ANDS
12 Zeit² Win XBLA
17 Urbanix N/AWiiWare
18 LittleBigPlanet 2 N/APS3
Mass Effect 2 N/APS3
MindJack N/APS3, X360
Venetica Win X360, PS3
24 Monday Night Combat Win N/A
25 Dead Space 2 Win X360, PS3
Lord of Arcana N/APSP
Magicka Win N/A
Superstars V8 Next Challenge WinPS3, X360
Two Worlds II Win X360, PS3
26 Breach WinXBLA
Shining Force II Win N/A
27 Hysteria Project 2 Win N/A
1 Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 N/APSN
Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 N/APS3, Wii, X360
The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff Mac, Win N/A
2 Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 N/AXBLA
4 Earthrise Win N/A
7 Mario Sports Mix N/AWii
8 Body and Brain Connection N/AX360
Explodemon N/APSN
Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Rumble N/ANDS
Stacking N/APS3
Tales from Space: About a Blob N/APSN
Test Drive Unlimited 2 Win X360, PS3
Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll N/APS3
Battle High: San Bruno Win XBLA
You Don't Know Jack WinNDS, PS3, Wii, X360
TNT Racers N/AX360
9 Stacking N/AXBLA
10 Dungeons Win N/A
12 Ys I & II Chronicles N/APSP
14 Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation N/ANDS
15 Back to the Future: The Game N/APSN
Hyperdimension Neptunia N/APS3
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds N/AX360, PS3
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together N/APSP
16 Hard Corps: Uprising N/AX360
17 Asphalt 6: Adrenaline Mac N/A
22 de Blob 2 N/ANDS, PS3, X360, Wii
Bulletstorm WinX360, PS3
Days of Thunder N/APSN
Giana Sisters DS N/ANDS
Gray Matter WinX360
Killzone 3 N/APS3
Knights Contract N/AX360, PS3
Radiant Historia N/ANDS
23 Cities in Motion Win N/A
25 Days of Thunder N/AXBLA
Men of War: Assault Squad Win N/A
1 Fight Night Champion N/APS3, X360
PixelJunk Shooter 2 N/APS3
Rift Win N/A
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution Win N/A
6 Pokémon Black and White N/ANDS[8][9]
8 Dragon Age II Win PS3, X360
Major League Baseball 2K11 Win PS3, PS2, PSP, X360, Wii
Mega Man 3 N/APSN
MLB 11: The Show N/APS3, PS2, PSP
Atari Greatest Hits Volume 2 N/ANDS
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 N/APSN
10 Beastly: Frantic Foto N/ANDS
11 Stoked Win N/A
15 Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel N/APS3
Cloning Clyde Win N/A
God Eater: Burst N/APSP
Hard Corps: Uprising N/APS3
Homefront Win X360, PS3
Jikandia: The Timeless Land N/APSP
Ōkamiden N/ANDS
Slam Bolt Scrappers N/APSN
Top Spin 4 N/APS3, X360, Wii
Total War: Shogun 2 Win N/A
Warriors: Legends of Troy N/AX360, PS3
Yakuza 4 N/APS3
17 Dance on Broadway N/APS3
22 Angry Birds Rio N/AiOS
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Win N/A
Crysis 2 Win PS3, X360
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy N/APSP
Forget-Me-Not N/AiOS
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Win X360, PS3, PSP, Wii, NDS
Monster Tale N/ANDS
Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive N/APSP
PlayStation Move Heroes N/APS3
The Sims Medieval Win, Mac N/A
Swarm N/APSN
The Tomb Raider Trilogy N/APS3
23 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime WinXBLA, PSN
24 Final Fantasy III N/AiOS
26 Great Little War Game N/AiOS
27 Asphalt 3D N/A3DS
Bust-A-Move Universe N/A3DS
Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D N/A3DS
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars N/A3DS
Madden NFL Football N/A3DS
Nintendogs + Cats N/A3DS
Pilotwings Resort N/A3DS
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 N/A3DS
Rayman 3D N/A3DS
Ridge Racer 3D N/A3DS
Samurai Warriors: Chronicles N/A3DS
The Sims 3 N/A3DS
Steel Diver N/A3DS
Super Monkey Ball 3D N/A3DS
Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition N/A3DS
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars N/A3DS
29 The 3rd Birthday N/APSP
Chime Super Deluxe N/APSN
Dynasty Warriors 7 N/APS3, X360
Johnny Test N/ANDS
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky N/APSP
NASCAR The Game: 2011 N/AX360, PS3, Wii
Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot N/APSN
Shift 2: Unleashed Win PS3, X360
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 N/APS3, X360, Wii
WWE All Stars N/APS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Wii
30 Islands of Wakfu N/AXBLA
Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot N/AXBLA
31 TNT Racers N/APSP, Wii

Q2 April–June

Month Day Title PC Console(s)
3 Dungeon Hunter: Alliance N/APSN
4 Absolute Baseball N/ADSiWare
Spiral Knights Win N/A
6 The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile N/AXBLA
8 Anomaly: Warzone Earth Win N/A
10 Rabbids: Travel In Time 3D N/A3DS
SpongeBob SquigglePants N/AWii
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory N/A3DS
11 Limbo N/AX360
12 Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga N/AX360
Lego Battles: Ninjago N/ANDS
Michael Jackson: The Experience N/AX360, PS3
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes N/APS3
Patapon 3 N/APSP
Rio N/APS3, X360, NDS, Wii
World of Tanks Win N/A
17 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard N/AiOS
19 Arcana Heart 3 N/APS3
Conduit 2 N/AWii
Fancy Pants Adventures N/APSN
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection N/APSP
Mad Blocker Alpha N/APS3, PSP
Mortal Kombat N/APS3, X360
Portal 2 Win, MacPS3, X360
20 Fancy Pants Adventures N/AXBLA
24 Dream Chronicles: The Book of Water Win N/A
26 Darkspore Win N/A
Man vs. Wild N/APS3, Wii, X360
27 Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 1 Win N/A
Outland N/AXBLA
28 Zenonia 3 N/AiOS
3 Mount&Blade: With Fire & Sword Win N/A
MotorStorm: Apocalypse N/APS3
Thor: God of Thunder N/AX360, PS3, Wii, NDS
4 First Touch Soccer N/AiOS
9 Mighty Milky Way N/ADSiWare
10 Brink WinPS3, X360
Dream Trigger 3D N/A3DS
The First Templar WinX360
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Win3DS, X360, PS3, Wii, PSP, NDS
Hydrophobia Prophecy Win N/A
MX vs. ATV Alive N/AX360, PS3
Virtua Tennis 4 N/AX360, PS3, Wii
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus N/ANDS
11 Gatling Gears N/AXBLA
16 Terraria Win N/A
17 Battle vs. Chess WinNDS, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
Deathsmiles II N/AX360
Fable III Win N/A
L.A. Noire N/APS3, X360
SpongeBob SquigglePants N/A3DS
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Win N/A
18 Sega Rally Online Arcade N/AXBLA
19 TNA Wrestling Impact! N/ADroid, iOS
24 Dead or Alive: Dimensions N/A3DS
Dirt 3 Win X360, PS3
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Win N/A
Kung Fu Panda 2 N/APS3, X360, Wii, NDS
26 Frozen Synapse Win N/A
28 Akane the Kunoichi N/AX360
30 FAST - Racing League N/AWiiWare
31 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II N/A3DS
Hunted: The Demon's Forge WinPS3, X360
The Sims 3: Generations Win, Mac N/A
1 Days of Thunder N/APSP
2 Armageddon Riders N/APSN
Feed Me Oil N/AiOS
Under Siege N/APS3
6 Duke Nukem: Critical Mass N/ANDS
7 3D Classics: Excitebike N/A3DS
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion N/A3DS
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters N/APS3, X360, Wii, NDS, 3DS
inFamous 2 N/APS3
Operation Flashpoint: Red River WinX360, PS3
Red Faction: Armageddon Win X360, PS3
8 Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Win N/A
9 Dreamscape N/AiOS
10 Zoo Keeper N/AiOS
13 Wii Play: Motion N/AWii
14 Alice: Madness Returns WinPS3, X360
Child of Eden N/AX360
Cubic Ninja N/A3DS
Duke Nukem Forever WinPS3, X360
Outland N/APSN
Transformers: Dark of the Moon N/AX360, PS3, Wii, NDS
Wipeout in the Zone N/AX360
15 Akimi Village N/APSN
16 Sodium 2: Project Velocity N/APSN
18 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing N/AiOS
19 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D N/A3DS
21 Alien Zombie Megadeath WinPS3
Cars 2 Win X360, PS3, Wii, NDS, 3DS
DualPenSports N/A3DS
Dungeon Siege III Win X360, PS3
F.E.A.R. 3 Win X360, PS3
Shadows of the Damned N/APS3, X360
22 Lucha Fury N/AXBLA
25 The Adventures of Shuggy N/AXBLA
28 Beyond Good & Evil HD N/APSN
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 N/APS3, X360
Gatling Gears N/APSN
Reel Fishing Paradise 3D N/A3DS
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D N/A3DS
Sniper: Ghost Warrior N/APS3
29 Backbreaker: Vengeance N/AXBLA
Galaga Legions DX N/AXBLA
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax N/AX360
30 Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer N/AiOS
James Pond in the Deathly Shallows N/AiOS

Q3 July–September

Month Day Title PC Console(s)
5 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon N/APS3, X360
PlayStation Move Ape Escape N/APS3
7 Deathsmiles N/AiOS
The King of Fighters-i N/AiOS
Wicked Monsters Blast! N/AWii
11 Ms. Splosion Man N/AXBLA
12 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 WinX360, PS3, Wii, NDS
Mighty Flip Champs! DX N/APSN
NCAA Football 12 N/AX360, PS3
14 Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary N/APSP, Wii, NDS, 3DS
Call of Juarez: The Cartel N/APS3, X360
Captain America: Super Soldier N/AX360, PS3, Wii, NDS
19 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions N/APSP
Just Dance: Summer Party N/AWii
Limbo N/APSN
The Smurfs Dance Party N/AWii
20 Bastion N/AXBLA
21 3D Classics: Xevious N/A3DS
23 Galaga 30th Collection N/AiOS
26 Catherine N/APS3, X360
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions N/A3DS
The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Mac, Win N/A
27 Cordy N/AiOS
From Dust N/AXBLA
28 Groove Coaster N/AiOS
30 Chantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters Win N/A
2 Bleach: Soul Resurrección N/APS3
Galaga Legions DX N/APSN
Limbo Win N/A
3 Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet N/AXBLA
Serious Sam Double D Win N/A
4 Shift 2: Unleashed N/AiOS
Temple Run N/AiOS
11 Anomaly: Warzone Earth N/AiOS
Go! Go! Kokopolo - Harmonious Forest Revenge N/ADSiWare
One Epic Game N/AiOS, PSN, PSP
Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner WinWii
16 Age of Empires Online Win N/A
Bastion Win N/A
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron N/APS3, X360
No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise N/APS3
17 From Dust Win N/A
Konami Krazy Racers N/ADroid
Toy Soldiers: Cold War WinX360
18 3D Classics: Urban Champion Win3DS
Duke Nukem Forever Mac N/A
Flight Control N/AWiiWare
23 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Win PS3, X360
Hysteria Project 2 N/APSN
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked N/A3DS
25 Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 2 WiniOS
Spy Mouse N/AiOS, Droid, WP
26 Rugby World Cup 2011 N/AX360, PS3
29 Achron Win, Mac, Lin N/A
30 Bodycount N/A PS3, X360
Driver: Renegade 3D N/A3DS
Gatling Gears Win N/A
Madden NFL 12 N/APS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Wii, NDS, 3DS, iOS
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection N/APSN
The Baconing N/APSN
Tropico 4 Win N/A
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon N/APSN
31 Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection N/AXBLA
Rock of Ages Win XBLA, PSN
The Baconing N/A XBLA
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon N/A XBLA
1 Wasteland Angel Win N/A
6 Alpha Mission N/APS3, PSP
BloodRayne: Betrayal N/APS3
Dawn of Fantasy Win N/A
Dead Island Win X360, PS3
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten N/APS3
Driver: San Francisco N/APS3, X360, Wii
Mega Man 4 N/APSN
Resistance 3 N/APS3
Rise of Nightmares N/AX360
Techno Kitten Adventure N/AXBLA
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Win X360, PS3
7 BloodRayne: Betrayal N/AXBLA
Crimson Alliance N/AXBLA
8 Grand Prix Story N/AiOS
9 Star Fox 64 3D N/A3DS
12 Rise of Immortals Win N/A
13 Bit.Trip Saga N/A3DS
Call of Juarez: The Cartel Win N/A
God of War: Origins Collection N/APS3
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns N/ANDS
Hard Reset Win N/A
NHL 12 N/APS3, X360
Nicktoons MLB N/AX360, Wii, NDS
Pucca Power Up N/ANDS
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Win N/A
Sengoku: Way of the Warrior Win N/A
The Gunstringer N/AX360
Thor: God of Thunder N/A3DS
White Knight Chronicles II N/APS3
14 Radiant Silvergun N/AXBLA
Renegade Ops N/AXBLA
TrackMania 2: Canyon Win N/A
15 Monsters Ate My Condo N/AiOS
19 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 N/ANDS
Kirby Mass Attack N/ANDS
20 Burnout Crash! N/APSN
Frogger 3D N/ANintendo 3DS
Gears of War 3 N/AX360
F1 2011 Win X360, PS3
Persona 2: Innocent Sin N/APSP
Resident Evil 4 HD N/APS3, X360
21 Burnout Crash! N/AXBLA
22 3D Classics: TwinBee N/A3DS
Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 3 WiniOS
23 Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection N/A3DS
26 Nuclear Dawn Win, Mac N/A
27 Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2 N/APS3
Brunswick Pro Bowling N/A3DS
Child of Eden N/APS3
Driver: San Francisco Win N/A
FIFA 12 WinPS3, X360, Wii, PS2, PSP, 3DS, iOS
The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection N/APS3
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 WinPS3, X360, Wii, PSP, 3DS
Resident Evil Code: Veronica X N/APS3, X360
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny N/APS3, Wii
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter N/ANDS
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD[10] N/APS3
X-Men: Destiny N/APS3, Wii, X360, NDS
28 The Binding of Isaac Win N/A
Worms Ultimate Mayhem WinXBLA
29 A Game of Thrones: Genesis Win N/A
Katamari Amore N/AiOS
Shadowgun N/AiOS
Wizorb N/AXBLA

Q4 October–December

Month Day Title PC Console(s)
2 Tetris: Axis N/A3DS
4 Dark Souls N/APS3, X360
Eufloria N/APSN
God Hand N/APSN
NBA 2K12 Win PS3, X360, Wii, PSP, PS2
Rage Win PS3, X360
Space Channel 5: Part 2 N/APSN
Spider-Man: Edge of Time N/AX360, PS3, Wii, NDS, 3DS
5 Orcs Must Die! N/AXBLA
7 Just Dance 3 N/AWii, PS3, X360
11 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon N/APS3, X360
Aliens Infestation N/ANDS
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record WinPS3, X360
Forza Motorsport 4 N/AX360
Hulk Hogan's Main Event N/AX360
Scribblenauts Remix N/AiOS
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster N/AX360
12 Guardian Heroes N/AXBLA
Orcs Must Die! Win N/A
13 Might and Magic Heroes VI Win N/A
16 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Win3DS, PS3, Wii, X360
18 Batman: Arkham City N/APS3, X360
Beat Hazard Ultra N/APS3
Ben 10: Galactic Racing N/APS3, X360, NDS, Wii, 3DS
Dungeon Defenders N/APSN
Everybody Dance N/APS3
JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters WinPS3, X360
Okabu N/APS3
Payday: The Heist N/APSN
PowerUp Heroes N/AX360
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One N/APS3
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken N/APS3
Rocksmith N/APS3, X360
The Sims 3: Pets Mac, Win N/A
Tropico 4 N/AX360
19 Dungeon Defenders WinXBLA
20 Payday: The Heist Win N/A
Cities XL 2012 Win N/A
Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots N/AiOS
Rugby Challenge WinPS3, X360
21 Football Manager 2012 Win, Mac N/A
FIFA Manager 12 Win N/A
24 Kirby's Return to Dream Land N/AWii
Serious Sam: The Random Encounter Win N/A
25 Arcania: Fall of Setarrif Win N/A
Battlefield 3 Win PS3, X360
Blackwater N/AX360
Captain America: Super Soldier N/A3DS
Centipede: Infestation N/AWii
The Cursed Crusade Win PS3, X360
Dance Central 2 N/AX360
Disney Universe Win, Mac Wii, PS3, X360
Infamous: Festival of Blood N/APS3
Invizimals: Shadow Zone N/APSP
Just Dance Kids 2 N/APS3, Wii, X360
PixelJunk SideScroller N/APS3
Puss in Boots N/APS3, NDS, Wii, X360
Stronghold 3 Win N/A
House of the Dead: Overkill N/APS3
26 Shadowgun Win N/A
Renegade Ops Win N/A
27 Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation N/AiOS
Shantae: Risky's Revenge N/AiOS
28 Sword of the Stars II: The Lords of Winter Win N/A
1 Cars 2 N/A3DS
Centipede: Infestation N/A3DS
Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks N/ANDS, Wii
GoldenEye 007 Reloaded N/APS3, X360
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns N/A3DS
Hydrophobia Prophecy N/APS3
James Noir's Hollywood Crimes N/A3DS
Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine N/APS3, Wii, X360
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North WinPS3, X360
Pac-Man Party 3D N/A3DS
Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking N/AX360
Sonic Generations N/APS3, X360
Team Umizoomi N/ANDS
To the Moon Win N/A
Twister Mania N/AX360
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception N/APS3
2 BurgerTime: World Tour N/AXBLA
Escape Goat Win XBLA
4 Sonic Generations Win N/A
Stealth Bastard Win N/A
8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Win PS3, X360, Wii
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance N/ANDS
Cars 2 N/APSP
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL N/AWii, PS3, X360
Cave Story 3D N/A3DS
Deepak Chopra's Leela N/AWii, X360
Happy Feet Two: The Video Game N/A3DS, NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
L.A. Noire Win N/A
Max & the Magic Marker N/ANDS
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection[11] N/APS3, X360
Michael Jackson: The Experience N/A3DS
Nickelodeon Dance N/AWii, X360
Otomedius Excellent N/AX360
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 N/APS2
Self-Defense Training Camp N/AX360
SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip N/ANDS, X360
The Black Eyed Peas Experience N/AX360
10 Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! N/A3DS
Gangstar Rio: City of Saints N/AiOS
11 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Win PS3, X360
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 WinX360, PS3, PSP, Wii, NDS, 3DS, iOS
13 Super Mario 3D Land N/A3DS
15 ABBA: You Can Dance N/AWii
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked N/ANDS, Wii, X360
Assassin's Creed: Revelations N/APS3, X360
Beyblade: Metal Masters N/ANDS
BurgerTime World Tour N/APS3
Carnival Island N/APS3
Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends WinPS3
Fossil Fighters: Champions N/ANDS
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary N/AX360
Jurassic Park: The Game Win PS3, X360
Kinect Disneyland Adventures N/AX360
Kung-Fu High Impact N/AX360
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games N/AWii
Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat N/APS3, Wii, X360
Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest N/APS3
Need for Speed: The Run Win PS3, X360, 3DS
DreamWorks Super Star Kartz N/A3DS, NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
Rayman Origins N/APS3, X360, Wii
Rochard Win N/A
Saints Row: The Third WinX360, PS3
Shinobi N/A3DS
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 N/APS3, X360
16 Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic N/A3DS
17 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure N/A3DS
Anno 2070 Win N/A
Minecraft N/AiOS
18 Minecraft Win, Lin, Mac N/A
20 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword N/AWii
21 Fate/Extra PSP
22 Batman: Arkham City Win N/A
Cave Story+ Win N/A
Corpse Party N/APSP
The King of Fighters XIII N/APS3, X360
Serious Sam 3: BFE Win N/A
Sonic Generations N/A3DS
Tekken Hybrid N/APS3
WWE 12 N/APS3, Wii, X360
WWE All Stars N/A3DS
25 Afterfall: InSanity Win X360, PS3
F1 2011 N/A3DS
1 Assassin's Creed: Revelations Win N/A
Infinity Blade II N/AiOS
4 Mario Kart 7 N/A3DS
5 Fortune Street N/AWii
6 Defenders of Ardania N/AiOS
Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights N/A3DS
Face Racers: Photo Finish N/A3DS
Final Fantasy VI N/APSN
The Adventures of Tintin: The Game WinPS3, X360, NDS, Wii, 3DS
The Oregon Trail N/A3DS, Wii
Wanted Corp N/APSN
7 Batman: Arkham City Lockdown N/AiOS
Michael Jackson: The Experience N/AiOS
Trine 2 Win, Mac N/A
8 Chrono Trigger N/AiOS
Pushmo N/A3DS
13 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction Win N/A
Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D N/A3DS
15 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Win N/A
Grand Theft Auto III N/AiOS
Sonic CD N/AiOS
16 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones N/A3DSVC
Metroid Fusion N/A3DSVC
Wario Land 4 N/A3DSVC
17 Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 2: The Cavalry N/AiOS
19 Metal Dead Win N/A
20 Postal III Win N/A
Star Wars: The Old Republic Win N/A
Trine 2 N/APSN
21 LostWinds N/AiOS
Mega Man X N/AiOS
Trine 2 N/AXBLA
22 Mighty Switch Force! N/A3DS
27 All Zombies Must Die! N/APSN
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD N/APSN

Highest critically reviewed games (Metacritic)

Number Video Game Developer Publisher Platform Release Date Average score Number of reviews Refs
1 Batman: Arkham City Rocksteady Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment PlayStation 3 October 18 96 42 reviews [12]
2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks Xbox 360 November 11 96 89 reviews [13]
3 Portal 2 Valve Corporation Valve Corporation Xbox 360 April 19 95 66 reviews [14]
4 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Nintendo EAD Nintendo Nintendo Wii November 20 93 81 reviews [15]
5 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 3 November 1 92 97 reviews [16]
6 Rayman Origins Ubisoft Montpellier Ubisoft Nintendo Wii November 15 92 13 reviews [17]
7 Gears of War 3 Epic Games Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 September 20 91 96 reviews [18]
8 LittleBigPlanet 2 Media Molecule Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 3 January 18 91 86 reviews [19]
9 Forza Motorsport 4 Turn 10 Studios Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 October 11 91 83 reviews [20]
10 Dead Space 2 Visceral Games Electronic Arts Xbox 360 January 25 90 83 reviews [21]


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