So far this year has seen a nice amount of decent games, now that we're hitting the busy holiday season of numerous giant as well as small titles hitting the stores it is a good time to look back at this past year. While many games were hyped by gamers, the press and trailers, few delivered. Games like Duke Nukem Forever, Homefront and Socom 4 just didn't achieve what gamer's were expecting. I have chosen 5 titles that were hyped and expected to be great games that actually achieved those expectations. I have not played all these games but, from reading reviews, articles and watching videos I think these are the best five so far (up until October). The next few weeks will undoubtedly add more to the list of fantastic games of 2011.
Dead Space 2- This sequel continues the scary and intense survival horror experience that looks too scary for me to play.
Portal 2- Another sequel that has improved on the previous game in so many levels, with more content and more elaborate levels this game truly achieved its high expectations.
Mortal Kombat- Finally a Mortal Kombat based on the gruesome PS1 originals, bringing back the old school, gory arcade fighting never looked and felt so good.
Gears of War 3- One of the crowning jewels of Xbox finally gets its release and is overwhelmingly well received and brings more Gears of War action than previous games.
Battlefield 3- My favorite game of the year so far and in my opinion the best multiplayer hands down, Battlefield 3 promised fantastic visuals and superb multiplayer and realism and delivered just that, one of the best shooters out there.