With so many titles winning critical acclaim week after week let’s take a quick look at the best titles of the end of 2011.
OCTOBER 14th: Forza 4 (360) - As real, and pretty, as racing gets; but not a huge change from last year. 9/10.
21st: Batman Arkham City (PC/PS3/360) - As a friend said, “it feels like you’re Batman”. Great. 9/10.
21st: Football Manager 2012 (PC/MAC) - A fan’s dream. Few changes but a perfect game. 9/10.
28th: Battlefield 3 (PC/PS3/360) - Battlefield’s rival Call of Duty is a good enough game, but it doesn’t come close to the satisfaction of truly working as a team and conquering an online
battlefield (as opposed to running around an area 10%-20% of the size and being repeatedly slaughtered and respawned within periods of seconds). My favourite game on this page. 10/10.
28th: Disney Universe (PS3/360) - Really fun game for kids that you can play too, but offline only! 8/10.
NOVEMBER 4th: Call of Duty MW3 (PC/PS3/360) - Improved, but just barely. A fitting end to the story. 8/10.
4th: Goldeneye Reloaded (PS3/360) - Great remake but no Battlefield or Call of Duty. Retro fun. 7/10.
4th: Sonic Generations (PS3/360) - One of the best Sonic games ever. At last, a return to form. 10/10.
11th: Skyrim (PC/PS3/360) - I’m as bored by Dungeons & Dragons as anybody, and the prospect of becoming a wizard or a dwarf has me reaching for the eject button. But Skyrim is a game so
well-made that you can’t help but admire it; not just for the effort that’s clearly gone into it, but how good and quite unique the result is. I’m yet to meet someone who hasn’t become addicted to
18th: Saints Row III (PC/PS3/360) - Immature mayhem. I don’t see the attraction, but it works. 6/10.
25th: Rayman Origins (PS3/360/Wii) - Entirely new game but classic platformer style. Beautiful. 9/10.