Saturday, December 31, 2011

Awesome Awards Of 2011

Well its the end of the year and we have challenged and overcome many a video game in our time together; we have had our ups and downs but still managed to bring you quality entertainment and opinions to make the most of your time and budget for gaming. As we close off the year with this final blog let us take a look at the top ten games of 2011...

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - You had to see this coming; the single most talked about and hyped game for the year. They left the best for last releasing this game in the later half of the year. Skyrim's main story revolves around the player character's efforts to defeat Alduin, the firstborn of Tamriel's primary deity Akatosh.

Portal 2 - This seems like it was quite the year for sequels on a whole and one game that rises above all others is undoubtedly Portal 2. Like Portal, Portal 2 primarily comprises a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using the "portal gun", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Without a doubt making an entrance after 10 years Marvel vs. Capcom solidified the comeback of the fighting game genre for the year 2011. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a fighting game where up to two players compete in battle using characters with their own unique fighting styles and special attacks.

Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception - Uncharted 3 provided an equal if not slightly better experience than its predecessor and went a long way to continue its legacy of excellence on the PS3 as one of it's premiere games. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is an action-adventure game played from a third-person perspective, with the player in control of Nathan Drake.

Bastion - One game that I really wanted more people to take note of that I feel didn't get enough of a hype surrounding it but was definitely worth the play-through. Players take control of The Kid, a silent protagonist who awakens on one of the few remaining pieces of  the old world and sets off for the titular Bastion, where everyone agreed to go in troubled times.

Bulletstorm - This game was painstakingly fun; when I say painstakingly I just mean there were so many ways to kill people that it was painstakingly fun trying to accomplish them all. As a first-person shooter, Bulletstorm focuses on combat, both with firearms and melee attacks. There are a variety of fictional firearms available, although the game also places heavy emphasis on kicking enemies and using the energy leash.

Trine 2 - I'm not much for puzzle games and I most certainly had some frustrating times playing but the major redeeming value of this game is the co-op mode that makes it unbelievably fun. Trine 2 is a puzzle platform video game, requiring the player to use the skills of the three characters, Amadeus the wizard, Zoya the thief, and Pontius the knight, to cross each game level.

Alice Madness Returns - Its been a long time since I found a game that really sucked me in and kept me playing; i'm talking those moments of starting to play at night and then suddenly realizing its morning already. Alice: Madness Returns is a third-person action-adventure game. The player controls Alice for the entirety of the game for running, jumping, dodging and attacking.

Saint's Row: The Third - Anyone who knows video games knows that Grand Theft Auto is in a class of its own but somehow Saint's Row: The Third manages to take that model and make it unbelievably more fun. The Third retains the blend of third-person action and driving sequences in open world, urban warfare format that is traditional in the Saints Row series. The player, as the leader of the Third Street Saints, can explore the city of Steelport, performing main missions that progress the game's story, and side missions.

Battlefields 3 - All in all EA did a pretty decent job trying to take on the juggernaut that is the Call Of Duty franchise. For this among other things such as stellar graphics, vehicular combat and massive 64 player maps, Battlefields 3 gets the final spot on our top ten games of 2011 list. Battlefield 3 features the combined arms battles that made the series popular across single-player, co-operative and multiplayer modes. It reintroduces several elements absent from the Bad Company games, including fighter jets, the prone position and 64-player battles on PC.

Well that's my list of games for 2011 that I feel deserved the most mention; I tried to spread around the love and not only choose games from the final quarter of the year but we all know the game industry saves most of the really good stuff for last. Hope you took note and found something or everything to your liking and decide to try out any of the games on the list. Honorable mentions on the handheld console side of things are Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy for the PSP along with Pokémon Black Version and White Version for the Nintendo 3DS. Well that's it from us here at Zalgo Cometh for now; we will be taking a bit of a Hiatus into 2012 till more games are released in the first quarter so until then keep on gaming and hoping the world doesn't actually end in 2012.


December 31, 2011 at 12:57 AM

Happy New Year when it comes, and hope to see more great games in 2012... God's willing.

January 15, 2012 at 10:09 PM

BF3 ya dun knw

January 15, 2012 at 10:12 PM

but rion wat happen to NBA 2k11?

January 16, 2012 at 6:08 AM

sorry Al but it was too good of a year for games to make it onto the top ten list. maybe in 2012 we will see otherwise.

January 29, 2012 at 10:04 PM

well, it was a great year. there were some downs and definitely some ups but, I hope this year is greater and I get involved.

February 4, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Poll on What Was Your Favorite Console To Play For 2011? ended with 6 votes for PC, 3 for PS3, 2 for XBOX 260 and 1 for PSP.

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