>The 2011 Lust List

>If, after reading this list, you still need further proof that 2011 will be one of the best years in gaming history, then, well, I don’t know what to tell you.  Get a new hobby.  2011 is going to be ridiculous.

The GOTY Front-Runners.  If that’s not a murderer’s row of kick-ass, I don’t know what is.  That’s five (5) highly anticipated sequels with impeccable pedigrees, and if these games follow the pattern of their previous installments – i.e., the sequels are leaps and bounds ahead of the original, already-incredible games – then we’re all having nervous breakdowns by the end of the year. 

  • Uncharted 3
  • Portal 2
  • Elder Scrolls 5
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Batman: Arkham City

The Must-Plays.  Look, something’s got to miss the top 5, and I had a hard time putting any of these games on this list and not the list above.  I fully expect all of these games to be amazing, and I’ll most likely start pre-ordering them after I’m done with this post.

  • Gears of War 3
  • Dead Space 2
  • Rage
  • Forza 4
  • Little Big Planet 2
  • Deus Ex: HR
  • Ico/Shadow of the Colossus HD 
  • The Last Guardian

The Definite Rentals: I’m curious, and I want to know more.  I’m a little wary of the SSX title, as I’m hearing rumors that it will incorporate similar thumbstick controls to “Skate”, which is the exact opposite of what I want an SSX title to be

  • Bulletstorm
  • Killzone 3
  • Crysis 2
  • SSX: Deadly Descents
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2
  • You Don’t Know Jack
  • Brink
  • L.A. Noire

 The Great Excuses to Fire Up The PC:

  • Torchlight 2
  • Dragon Age 2

The Game I Am Very Much Afraid Of:

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic

If These Games Make Their 2011 Release Dates, I Will Be Impressed:

  • Max Payne 3
  • Duke Nukem Forever
  • Diablo 3
  • L.A. Noire

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  1. Pingback: The Year In Games – 2011 « Shouts From The Couch

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