The Video Games of 2011 So Far

Dead Space 2

I’m just going to go ahead and get this out of the way now.

2010 isn’t even over yet, and already I am kind of freaking out about the kind of year 2011 has in store for us. We’ve been saying it a lot over the last few weeks, and you’ll just have to bear with us, because we’ll be saying it a lot over the next few months as well: 2011 is going to be a tornado of gaming. It will be so crazy you may slap a bear in the face. And trust me, that’s crazy.

I promise we’ll try not to talk about Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 3 and Portal 2 too much. But it’ll be difficult. So, in an effort not to overdo the hype and the excitement, I feel like it’s best to just have an official topic dedicated to the list of 2011 games. Kotaku recently posted the entire thing, and it’s even crazier when you see it all together.

Hit the jump to see the full thing!

Q1 2011

1/4 – Lost In Shadow (Wii)
1/11 – Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS)
1/18 – LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3), Mass Effect 2 (PS3)
1/25 – Dead Space 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

2/8 – Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
2/15 – Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (PS3, Xbox 360), Conduit 2 (Wii), LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (DS, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
2/22 – Killzone 3 (PS3), Bulletstorm (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), de Blob 2 (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

3/1 – Fight Night Champion (PS3, Xbox 360), The Sims Medieval (PC)
3/8 – Dragon Age II (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), Homefront (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), MLB 2K11 (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
3/15 – Shogun 2: Total War (PC), Yakuza 4 (PS3), Okamiden (DS)
3/22 – Crysis 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), F.3.A.R. (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
3/29 – Darkspore (PC)

No date but slated for Q1: Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), DC Universe Online (PC, PS3), MotorStorm Apocalypse (PS3), Child of Eden (PS3, Xbox 360), The 3rd Birthday (PSP)

Q2 2011

4/12 – Brink (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
4/19 – Portal 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
TBD – Mortal Kombat (PS3, Xbox 360)

5/10 – Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
5/17 – The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (PC)
TBD – Red Faction Armageddon (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

(nothing as of yet)

Not dated but slated for Q2: L.A. Noire (PS3, Xbox 360), ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3), Sorcery (PS3), Shift 2 Unleashed (PS3, Xbox 360), Pokemon Black & White (DS)

Q3 2011

(nothing as of yet)

TBD – Madden NFL 12 (TBD)

9/6 – Resistance 3 (PS3)
9/13 – Rage (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Not dated but currently slated for Q3: Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC), Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Q4 2011

(nothing here yet)

11/1 – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
11/11 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

(probably not much)

Scheduled for Q4/Fall 2011: Call of Duty (TBD), The Last Guardian (PS3), Mass Effect 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), SSX: Deadly Descents (PS3, Xbox 360), Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360), Max Payne 3 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (PS3), Batman: Arkham City (PC, PS3, Xbox 360), Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)


And there you have it. Like we’ve already said in a number of posts – total chaos in a totally awesome way. Go ahead, list your full wishlist in the comments. Which of these are sure buys for you, and which big games are you not interested in? Go!

Source – Kotaku

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8 thoughts on “The Video Games of 2011 So Far”

  1. Best year of games ever right there. This year’s second half was nothing compared to past, and I’m glad that next year is going to be a lot better.

  2. Argh. There’s still a crappy summer game drought, but then again there always is. At least the other seasons are seeing some extreme love.

    It also looks like a sucky year for Wii owners. Only four games are coming out next year, and they’re mostly B-list titles.

  3. March and Q4 (notably November), will kill my wallet. Dragon Age 2, Shogun 2,Deus Ex, Crysis 2, Mass Effect 3, Elder Scrolls V. So many games, so little time.

  4. Oh fuck… I count 16 that I want, and I can only really afford to let one or two of those out of sight (sorry Crysis, Deus Ex looks WAY better and LBP2? Why must you come out so near Dead Space 2 and Killzone 3? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?). I’ve got to say though, I’m glad that there has been a recent rise in the amount of RPGs as of late. For me next year could be the year of the RPG.

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