2011 in video gaming

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  • The year 2011 saw many new video games, as well the release of numerous sequels to critically acclaimed games, such as Ace Combat, Assassin's Creed, Batman: Arkham, Battlefield, Call of Duty, Call of Juarez, Cities XL, Crysis, Dead Space, Deus Ex, Dragon Age, Driver, Duke Nukem, Dynasty Warriors, F.E.A.R, Forza Motorsport, Gears of War, Infamous, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Mario Kart, Modern Combat, Mortal Kombat, MX vs. ATV, Need for Speed, Operation Flashpoint, Pokémon, Portal, Rayman, Red Faction, Red Orchestra, Resistance, Saints Row, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, The Elder Scrolls, The Legend of Zelda, The Witcher, Total War, Tropico and Uncharted. In addition, it saw the release of many new intellectual properties, such as Bastion, Dark Souls, Dead Island, Homefront, L.A. Noire, Minecraft and Rage. Many awards went to games such as Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. 2011 also marked the worldwide release of the Nintendo 3DS.

    Events

    Month Day(s) Event
    January 6 - 9 International Consumer Electronics Show 2011 held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA[1]
    February 26 The Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo's newest handheld console, releases in Japan.[2]
    February 28 – March 4 Game Developers Conference 2011 held in San Francisco, California.[3]
    March 11 As a result of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, certain video game releases were cancelled or postponed. Additionally, several servers used for Internet gaming were shut down temporarily.
    11 - 13 PAX East 2011 held in Boston, Massachusetts.[4]
    25 - 31 The Nintendo 3DS released in America, Europe and Australia.
    June 7 - 9 E3 2011 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.[5]
    23 The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, one of the best-selling videogame franchises of all-time, celebrated its 20th anniversary.
    27 The Supreme Court of the United States issues their ruling on Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, declaring video games as protected free speech.
    August 4 - 7 QuakeCon 2011: The massive annual LAN party held in Dallas, Texas.
    15 - 17 Game Developers Conference 2011 Europe held in Cologne, Germany.
    18 - 22 Gamescom 2011 held at Cologne, Germany
    26 - 28 PAX Prime 2011 held in Seattle, Washington.[6]
    September 15–18 Tokyo Game Show 2011
    22–25 Eurogamer Expo 2011 held in Earls Court in London, England.
    October 15–16 EB Games Expo 2011 held in Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia.
    21–22 BlizzCon 2011 held in Anaheim Convention Center in California.
    November 18–19 Minecon held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Minecraft gets its full release on the 18th.
    December 3 10th anniversary of the Jak and Daxter series.[7]
    10 Spike Video Game Awards.
    17 PlayStation Vita was released in Japan.
    31 Artech Studios disbanded.

    Hardware releases

    The list of game-related hardware released in 2011 in North America.

    Month Day Console
    March 27 Nintendo 3DS

    Game releases

    The list of games released in 2011 in North America.

    Video game platforms
    Lin Linux
    Mac Classic Mac OS / macOS
    3DS Nintendo 3DS
    NDS Nintendo DS
    PS2 PlayStation 2
    PS3 PlayStation 3
    PSN Unknown platform
    PSP PlayStation Portable
    iOS iOS
    Wii Wii
    WiiWare Unknown platform
    Win Microsoft Windows
    X360 Xbox 360
    XBLA Unknown platform
       
    Date Title PC Console(s) January 3 Wind and Water: Puzzle Battles Win N/A
    January 4 Arc the Lad III N/A PSN
    Hot Shots Shorties N/A PSP
    Lost in Shadow N/A Wii
    January 10 Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! N/A PSP
    January 11 DC Universe Online Win PS3
    Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective N/A NDS
    Kingdom Hearts Re:coded N/A NDS
    January 12 Zeit² Win XBLA
    January 17 Urbanix N/A WiiWare
    January 18 LittleBigPlanet 2 N/A PS3
    Mass Effect 2 N/A PS3
    MindJack N/A PS3, X360
    Venetica Win X360, PS3
    January 24 Monday Night Combat Win N/A
    January 25 Dead Space 2 Win X360, PS3
    Lord of Arcana N/A PSP
    Magicka Win N/A
    Superstars V8 Next Challenge Win PS3, X360
    Two Worlds II Win X360, PS3
    January 26 Breach Win XBLA
    Shining Force II Win N/A
    January 27 Hysteria Project 2 Win N/A
    February 1 Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 N/A PSN
    Rock Band Country Track Pack 2 N/A PS3, Wii, X360
    The Sims 3: Outdoor Living Stuff Mac, Win N/A
    February 2 Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 N/A XBLA
    February 4 Earthrise Win N/A
    February 7 Mario Sports Mix N/A Wii
    February 8 Body and Brain Connection N/A X360
    Explodemon N/A PSN
    Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Rumble N/A NDS
    OMG-Z N/A PSP
    Stacking N/A PS3
    Tales from Space: About a Blob N/A PSN
    Test Drive Unlimited 2 Win X360, PS3
    Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll N/A PS3
    Battle High: San Bruno Win XBLA
    You Don't Know Jack Win NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
    TNT Racers N/A X360
    February 9 Stacking N/A XBLA
    February 10 Dungeons Win N/A
    NBA Jam N/A iOS
    February 12 Ys I & II Chronicles N/A PSP
    February 14 Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation N/A NDS
    February 15 Back to the Future: The Game N/A PSN
    Hyperdimension Neptunia N/A PS3
    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds N/A X360, PS3
    Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together N/A PSP
    February 16 Hard Corps: Uprising N/A X360
    February 17 Asphalt 6: Adrenaline Mac N/A
    February 22 de Blob 2 N/A NDS, PS3, X360, Wii
    Bulletstorm Win X360, PS3
    Days of Thunder N/A PSN
    Giana Sisters DS N/A NDS
    Gray Matter Win X360
    Killzone 3 N/A PS3
    Knights Contract N/A X360, PS3
    Radiant Historia N/A NDS
    February 23 Cities in Motion Win N/A
    February 25 Days of Thunder N/A XBLA
    Men of War: Assault Squad Win N/A
    March 1 Fight Night Champion N/A PS3, X360
    PixelJunk Shooter 2 N/A PS3
    Rift Win N/A
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution Win N/A
    March 6 Pokémon Black and White (NA) N/A NDS[8][9]
    March 8 Dragon Age II Win PS3, X360
    Major League Baseball 2K11 Win PS3, PS2, PSP, X360, Wii
    Mega Man 3 N/A PSN
    MLB 11: The Show N/A PS3, PS2, PSP
    Atari Greatest Hits Volume 2 N/A NDS
    R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 N/A PSN
    March 10 Beastly: Frantic Foto N/A NDS
    March 11 Stoked Win N/A
    March 15 Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel N/A PS3
    Cloning Clyde Win N/A
    God Eater: Burst N/A PSP
    Hard Corps: Uprising N/A PS3
    Homefront Win X360, PS3
    Jikandia: The Timeless Land N/A PSP
    Ōkamiden N/A NDS
    Slam Bolt Scrappers N/A PSN
    Top Spin 4 N/A PS3, X360, Wii
    Total War: Shogun 2 Win N/A
    Warriors: Legends of Troy N/A X360, PS3
    Yakuza 4 N/A PS3
    March 17 Dance on Broadway N/A PS3
    March 22 Angry Birds Rio N/A iOS
    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Win N/A
    Crysis 2 Win PS3, X360
    Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy N/A PSP
    Forget-Me-Not N/A iOS
    Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Win X360, PS3, PSP, Wii, NDS
    Monster Tale N/A NDS
    Naruto Shippuden: Kizuna Drive N/A PSP
    PlayStation Move Heroes N/A PS3
    The Sims Medieval Win, Mac N/A
    Swarm N/A PSN
    The Tomb Raider Trilogy N/A PS3
    March 23 Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime Win XBLA, PSN
    Swarm N/A XBLA
    March 24 Final Fantasy III N/A iOS
    March 26 Great Little War Game N/A iOS
    March 27 Asphalt 3D N/A 3DS
    Bust-A-Move Universe N/A 3DS
    Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D N/A 3DS
    Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars N/A 3DS
    Madden NFL Football N/A 3DS
    Nintendogs + Cats N/A 3DS
    Pilotwings Resort N/A 3DS
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 N/A 3DS
    Rayman 3D N/A 3DS
    Ridge Racer 3D N/A 3DS
    Samurai Warriors: Chronicles N/A 3DS
    The Sims 3 N/A 3DS
    Steel Diver N/A 3DS
    Super Monkey Ball 3D N/A 3DS
    Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition N/A 3DS
    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars N/A 3DS
    March 29 The 3rd Birthday N/A PSP
    Chime Super Deluxe N/A PSN
    Dynasty Warriors 7 N/A PS3, X360
    Johnny Test N/A NDS
    The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky N/A PSP
    NASCAR The Game: 2011 N/A X360, PS3, Wii
    Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot N/A PSN
    Shift 2: Unleashed Win PS3, X360
    Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 N/A PS3, X360, Wii
    WWE All Stars N/A PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Wii
    March 30 Islands of Wakfu N/A XBLA
    Rush'n Attack: Ex-Patriot N/A XBLA
    March 31 TNT Racers N/A PSP, Wii
    April 3 Dungeon Hunter: Alliance N/A PSN
    April 4 Absolute Baseball N/A DSiWare
    Spiral Knights Win N/A
    April 6 The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile N/A XBLA
    April 8 Anomaly: Warzone Earth Win N/A
    April 10 Rabbids: Travel In Time 3D N/A 3DS
    SpongeBob SquigglePants N/A Wii
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory N/A 3DS
    April 11 Limbo N/A X360
    April 12 Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga N/A X360
    Lego Battles: Ninjago N/A NDS
    Michael Jackson: The Experience N/A X360, PS3
    Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes N/A PS3
    Patapon 3 N/A PSP
    Rio N/A PS3, X360, NDS, Wii
    World of Tanks Win N/A
    April 14 Resident Evil: Mercenaries Vs. N/A iOS
    April 17 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard N/A iOS
    April 19 Arcana Heart 3 N/A PS3
    Conduit 2 N/A Wii
    Fancy Pants Adventures N/A PSN
    Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection N/A PSP
    Mad Blocker Alpha N/A PS3, PSP
    Mortal Kombat N/A PS3, X360
    Portal 2 Win, Mac PS3, X360
    SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs N/A PS3
    April 20 Fancy Pants Adventures N/A XBLA
    April 24 Dream Chronicles: The Book of Water Win N/A
    April 26 Darkspore Win N/A
    Man vs. Wild N/A PS3, Wii, X360
    April 27 Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 1 Win N/A
    Outland N/A XBLA
    April 28 Zenonia 3 N/A iOS
    May 3 Mount&Blade: With Fire & Sword Win N/A
    MotorStorm: Apocalypse N/A PS3
    Thor: God of Thunder N/A X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
    May 4 First Touch Soccer N/A iOS
    May 9 Mighty Milky Way N/A DSiWare
    May 10 Brink Win PS3, X360
    Dream Trigger 3D N/A 3DS
    The First Templar Win X360
    Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Win 3DS, X360, PS3, Wii, PSP, NDS
    Hydrophobia Prophecy Win N/A
    MX vs. ATV Alive N/A X360, PS3
    Virtua Tennis 4 N/A X360, PS3, Wii
    Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus N/A NDS
    May 11 Gatling Gears N/A XBLA
    May 16 Terraria Win N/A
    May 17 Battle vs. Chess Win NDS, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360
    Deathsmiles II N/A X360
    Fable III Win N/A
    L.A. Noire N/A PS3, X360
    SpongeBob SquigglePants N/A 3DS
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Win N/A
    May 18 Sega Rally Online Arcade N/A XBLA
    May 19 TNA Wrestling Impact! N/A Droid, iOS
    May 24 Dead or Alive: Dimensions N/A 3DS
    Dirt 3 Win X360, PS3
    Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Win N/A
    Kung Fu Panda 2 N/A PS3, X360, Wii, NDS
    May 26 Frozen Synapse Win N/A
    May 28 Akane the Kunoichi N/A X360
    May 30 FAST - Racing League N/A WiiWare
    May 31 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II N/A 3DS
    Hunted: The Demon's Forge Win PS3, X360
    The Sims 3: Generations Win, Mac N/A
    June 1 Days of Thunder N/A PSP
    June 2 Armageddon Riders N/A PSN
    Feed Me Oil N/A iOS
    Under Siege N/A PS3
    June 6 Duke Nukem: Critical Mass N/A NDS
    June 7 3D Classics: Excitebike N/A 3DS
    Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion N/A 3DS
    Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters N/A PS3, X360, Wii, NDS, 3DS
    inFamous 2 N/A PS3
    Operation Flashpoint: Red River Win X360, PS3
    Red Faction: Armageddon Win X360, PS3
    June 8 Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Win N/A
    June 9 Dreamscape N/A iOS
    June 10 Zoo Keeper N/A iOS
    June 13 Wii Play: Motion N/A Wii
    June 14 Alice: Madness Returns Win PS3, X360
    Child of Eden N/A X360
    Cubic Ninja N/A 3DS
    Duke Nukem Forever Win PS3, X360
    Outland N/A PSN
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon N/A X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
    Wipeout in the Zone N/A X360
    June 15 Akimi Village N/A PSN
    June 16 Sodium 2: Project Velocity N/A PSN
    June 18 Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing N/A iOS
    June 19 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D N/A 3DS
    June 21 Alien Zombie Megadeath Win PS3
    Cars 2 Win X360, PS3, Wii, NDS, 3DS
    DualPenSports N/A 3DS
    Dungeon Siege III Win X360, PS3
    F.E.A.R. 3 Win X360, PS3
    Shadows of the Damned N/A PS3, X360
    June 22 Lucha Fury N/A XBLA
    June 25 The Adventures of Shuggy N/A XBLA
    June 28 Beyond Good & Evil HD N/A PSN
    Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 N/A PS3, X360
    Gatling Gears N/A PSN
    Reel Fishing Paradise 3D N/A 3DS
    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D N/A 3DS
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior N/A PS3
    June 29 Backbreaker: Vengeance N/A XBLA
    Galaga Legions DX N/A XBLA
    Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax N/A X360
    June 30 Ascension: Chronicle of the Godslayer N/A iOS
    James Pond in the Deathly Shallows N/A iOS
    July 5 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon N/A PS3, X360
    PlayStation Move Ape Escape N/A PS3
    July 7 Deathsmiles N/A iOS
    The King of Fighters-i N/A iOS
    Wicked Monsters Blast! N/A Wii
    July 11 Ms. Splosion Man N/A XBLA
    July 12 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Win X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
    Mighty Flip Champs! DX N/A PSN
    NCAA Football 12 N/A X360, PS3
    July 14 Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary N/A PSP, Wii, NDS, 3DS
    Call of Juarez: The Cartel N/A PS3, X360
    Captain America: Super Soldier N/A X360, PS3, Wii, NDS
    July 19 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions N/A PSP
    Just Dance: Summer Party N/A Wii
    Limbo N/A PSN
    The Smurfs Dance Party N/A Wii
    July 20 Bastion N/A XBLA
    July 21 3D Classics: Xevious N/A 3DS
    July 23 Galaga 30th Collection N/A iOS
    July 26 Catherine N/A PS3, X360
    Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions N/A 3DS
    The Sims 3 Town Life Stuff Mac, Win N/A
    July 27 Cordy N/A iOS
    From Dust N/A XBLA
    July 28 Groove Coaster N/A iOS
    July 30 Chantelise – A Tale of Two Sisters Win N/A
    August 2 Bleach: Soul Resurrección N/A PS3
    Galaga Legions DX N/A PSN
    Limbo Win N/A
    August 3 Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet N/A XBLA
    Serious Sam Double D Win N/A
    August 4 Shift 2: Unleashed N/A iOS
    Temple Run N/A iOS
    August 11 Anomaly: Warzone Earth N/A iOS
    Go! Go! Kokopolo - Harmonious Forest Revenge N/A DSiWare
    One Epic Game N/A iOS, PSN, PSP
    Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Episode 1 - Homestar Ruiner Win Wii
    August 16 Age of Empires Online Win N/A
    Bastion Win N/A
    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron N/A PS3, X360
    No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise N/A PS3
    August 17 From Dust Win N/A
    Konami Krazy Racers N/A Droid
    Toy Soldiers: Cold War Win X360
    August 18 3D Classics: Urban Champion Win 3DS
    Duke Nukem Forever Mac N/A
    Flight Control N/A WiiWare
    August 23 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Win PS3, X360
    Hysteria Project 2 N/A PSN
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked N/A 3DS
    August 25 Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 2 Win iOS
    Spy Mouse N/A iOS, Droid, WP
    August 26 Rugby World Cup 2011 N/A X360, PS3
    August 29 Achron Win, Mac, Lin N/A
    August 30 Bodycount N/A PS3, X360
    Driver: Renegade 3D N/A 3DS
    Gatling Gears Win N/A
    Madden NFL 12 N/A PS2, PS3, PSP, X360, Wii, NDS, 3DS, iOS
    Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection N/A PSN
    The Baconing N/A PSN
    Tropico 4 Win N/A
    Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon N/A PSN
    August 31 Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection N/A XBLA
    Rock of Ages Win XBLA, PSN
    The Baconing N/A XBLA
    Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon N/A XBLA
    September 1 Wasteland Angel Win N/A
    September 6 Alpha Mission N/A PS3, PSP
    BloodRayne: Betrayal N/A PS3
    Dawn of Fantasy Win N/A
    Dead Island Win X360, PS3
    Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten N/A PS3
    Driver: San Francisco N/A PS3, X360, Wii
    Mega Man 4 N/A PSN
    Resistance 3 N/A PS3
    Rise of Nightmares N/A X360
    Techno Kitten Adventure N/A XBLA
    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Win X360, PS3
    September 7 BloodRayne: Betrayal N/A XBLA
    Crimson Alliance N/A XBLA
    September 8 Grand Prix Story N/A iOS
    September 9 Star Fox 64 3D N/A 3DS
    September 12 Rise of Immortals Win N/A
    September 13 Bit.Trip Saga N/A 3DS
    Call of Juarez: The Cartel Win N/A
    God of War: Origins Collection N/A PS3
    Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns N/A NDS
    Hard Reset Win N/A
    The Next Star 5 Win X360, PS3, Wii, PSP
    NHL 12 N/A PS3, X360
    Nicktoons MLB N/A X360, Wii, NDS
    Pucca Power Up N/A NDS
    Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Win N/A
    Sengoku: Way of the Warrior Win N/A
    The Gunstringer N/A X360
    Thor: God of Thunder N/A 3DS
    White Knight Chronicles II N/A PS3
    September 14 Radiant Silvergun N/A XBLA
    Renegade Ops N/A XBLA
    TrackMania 2: Canyon Win N/A
    September 15 Monsters Ate My Condo N/A iOS
    September 19 Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 N/A NDS
    Kirby Mass Attack N/A NDS
    September 20 Burnout Crash! N/A PSN
    Frogger 3D N/A Nintendo 3DS
    Gears of War 3 N/A X360
    F1 2011 Win X360, PS3
    Persona 2: Innocent Sin N/A PSP
    Resident Evil 4 HD N/A PS3, X360
    September 21 Burnout Crash! N/A XBLA
    September 22 3D Classics: TwinBee N/A 3DS
    Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 3 Win iOS
    September 23 Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection N/A 3DS
    September 26 Nuclear Dawn Win, Mac N/A
    September 27 Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2 N/A PS3
    Brunswick Pro Bowling N/A 3DS
    Child of Eden N/A PS3
    Driver: San Francisco Win N/A
    FIFA 12 Win PS3, X360, Wii, PS2, PSP, 3DS, iOS
    The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection N/A PS3
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 Win PS3, X360, Wii, PSP, 3DS
    Resident Evil Code: Veronica X N/A PS3, X360
    Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny N/A PS3, Wii
    Solatorobo: Red the Hunter N/A NDS
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD[10] N/A PS3
    X-Men: Destiny N/A PS3, Wii, X360, NDS
    September 28 The Binding of Isaac Win N/A
    Worms Ultimate Mayhem Win XBLA
    September 29 A Game of Thrones: Genesis Win N/A
    Katamari Amore N/A iOS
    Shadowgun N/A iOS
    Wizorb N/A XBLA
    October 2 Tetris: Axis N/A 3DS
    October 4 Dark Souls N/A PS3, X360
    Eufloria N/A PSN
    God Hand N/A PSN
    NBA 2K12 Win PS3, X360, Wii, PSP, PS2
    Rage Win PS3, X360
    Space Channel 5: Part 2 N/A PSN
    Spider-Man: Edge of Time N/A X360, PS3, Wii, NDS, 3DS
    October 5 Orcs Must Die! N/A XBLA
    October 7 Just Dance 3 N/A Wii, PS3, X360
    October 11 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon N/A PS3, X360
    Aliens Infestation N/A NDS
    Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Win PS3, X360
    Forza Motorsport 4 N/A X360
    Hulk Hogan's Main Event N/A X360
    Scribblenauts Remix N/A iOS
    Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster N/A X360
    October 12 Guardian Heroes N/A XBLA
    MDK2 HD Win N/A
    Orcs Must Die! Win N/A
    October 13 Might and Magic Heroes VI Win N/A
    October 16 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Win 3DS, PS3, Wii, X360
    October 18 Batman: Arkham City N/A PS3, X360
    Beat Hazard Ultra N/A PS3
    Ben 10: Galactic Racing N/A PS3, X360, NDS, Wii, 3DS
    Dungeon Defenders N/A PSN
    Everybody Dance N/A PS3
    JASF: Jane's Advanced Strike Fighters Win PS3, X360
    Okabu N/A PS3
    Payday: The Heist N/A PSN
    PowerUp Heroes N/A X360
    Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One N/A PS3
    Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken N/A PS3
    Rocksmith N/A PS3, X360
    The Sims 3: Pets Mac, Win N/A
    Tropico 4 N/A X360
    October 19 Dungeon Defenders Win XBLA
    October 20 Payday: The Heist Win N/A
    Cities XL 2012 Win N/A
    Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots N/A iOS
    Rugby Challenge Win PS3, X360
    October 21 Football Manager 2012 Win, Mac N/A
    FIFA Manager 12 Win N/A
    October 24 Kirby's Return to Dream Land N/A Wii
    Serious Sam: The Random Encounter Win N/A
    October 25 Arcania: Fall of Setarrif Win N/A
    Battlefield 3 Win PS3, X360
    Blackwater N/A X360
    Captain America: Super Soldier N/A 3DS
    Centipede: Infestation N/A Wii
    The Cursed Crusade Win PS3, X360
    Dance Central 2 N/A X360
    Disney Universe Win, Mac Wii, PS3, X360
    Infamous: Festival of Blood N/A PS3
    Invizimals: Shadow Zone N/A PSP
    Just Dance Kids 2 N/A PS3, Wii, X360
    PixelJunk SideScroller N/A PS3
    Puss in Boots N/A PS3, NDS, Wii, X360
    Stronghold 3 Win N/A
    House of the Dead: Overkill N/A PS3
    October 26 Shadowgun Win N/A
    Renegade Ops Win N/A
    October 27 Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation N/A iOS
    Shantae: Risky's Revenge N/A iOS
    October 28 Sword of the Stars II: The Lords of Winter Win N/A
    November 1 Cars 2 N/A 3DS
    Centipede: Infestation N/A 3DS
    Disney Princess: Enchanting Storybooks N/A NDS, Wii
    GoldenEye 007 Reloaded N/A PS3, X360
    Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns N/A 3DS
    Hydrophobia Prophecy N/A PS3
    James Noir's Hollywood Crimes N/A 3DS
    Jimmie Johnson's Anything with an Engine N/A PS3, Wii, X360
    The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Win PS3, X360
    Pac-Man Party 3D N/A 3DS
    Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking N/A X360
    Sonic Generations N/A PS3, X360
    Team Umizoomi N/A NDS
    To the Moon Win N/A
    Twister Mania N/A X360
    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception N/A PS3
    November 2 BurgerTime: World Tour N/A XBLA
    Escape Goat Win XBLA
    November 4 Sonic Generations Win N/A
    Stealth Bastard Win N/A
    November 8 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Win PS3, X360, Wii
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance N/A NDS
    Cars 2 N/A PSP
    Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL N/A Wii, PS3, X360
    Cave Story 3D N/A 3DS
    Deepak Chopra's Leela N/A Wii, X360
    Happy Feet Two: The Video Game N/A 3DS, NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
    L.A. Noire Win N/A
    Max & the Magic Marker N/A NDS
    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection[11] N/A PS3, X360
    Michael Jackson: The Experience N/A 3DS
    Nickelodeon Dance N/A Wii, X360
    Otomedius Excellent N/A X360
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 N/A PS2
    Self-Defense Training Camp N/A X360
    SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip N/A NDS, X360
    The Black Eyed Peas Experience N/A X360
    November 10 Freakyforms: Your Creations, Alive! N/A 3DS
    Gangstar Rio: City of Saints N/A iOS
    November 11 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Win PS3, X360
    Lego Harry Potter: Years 5–7 Win X360, PS3, PSP, Wii, NDS, 3DS, iOS
    November 13 Super Mario 3D Land N/A 3DS
    November 15 ABBA: You Can Dance N/A Wii
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked N/A NDS, Wii, X360
    Assassin's Creed: Revelations N/A PS3, X360
    Beyblade: Metal Masters N/A NDS
    BurgerTime World Tour N/A PS3
    Carnival Island N/A PS3
    Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends Win PS3
    Fossil Fighters: Champions N/A NDS
    Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary N/A X360
    Jurassic Park: The Game Win PS3, X360
    Kinect Disneyland Adventures N/A X360
    Kung-Fu High Impact N/A X360
    Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games N/A Wii
    Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat N/A PS3, Wii, X360
    Medieval Moves: Deadmund's Quest N/A PS3
    Need for Speed: The Run Win PS3, X360, 3DS
    DreamWorks Super Star Kartz N/A 3DS, NDS, PS3, Wii, X360
    Rayman Origins N/A PS3, X360, Wii
    Rochard Win N/A
    Saints Row: The Third Win X360, PS3
    Shinobi N/A 3DS
    Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 N/A PS3, X360
    November 16 Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic N/A 3DS
    November 17 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure N/A 3DS
    Anno 2070 Win N/A
    Minecraft N/A iOS
    November 18 Minecraft Win, Lin, Mac N/A
    November 20 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword N/A Wii
    November 21 Fate/Extra PSP
    November 22 Batman: Arkham City Win N/A
    Cave Story+ Win N/A
    Corpse Party N/A PSP
    The King of Fighters XIII N/A PS3, X360
    Serious Sam 3: BFE Win N/A
    Sonic Generations N/A 3DS
    Tekken Hybrid N/A PS3
    WWE 12 N/A PS3, Wii, X360
    WWE All Stars N/A 3DS
    November 25 Afterfall: InSanity Win X360, PS3
    F1 2011 N/A 3DS
    December 1 Assassin's Creed: Revelations Win N/A
    Infinity Blade II N/A iOS
    December 4 Mario Kart 7 N/A 3DS
    December 5 Fortune Street N/A Wii
    December 6 Defenders of Ardania N/A iOS
    Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights N/A 3DS
    Face Racers: Photo Finish N/A 3DS
    Final Fantasy VI N/A PSN
    The Adventures of Tintin: The Game Win PS3, X360, NDS, Wii, 3DS
    The Oregon Trail N/A 3DS, Wii
    Wanted Corp N/A PSN
    December 7 Batman: Arkham City Lockdown N/A iOS
    Michael Jackson: The Experience N/A iOS
    Trine 2 Win, Mac N/A
    December 8 Chrono Trigger N/A iOS
    Pushmo N/A 3DS
    December 9 Shake It Up N/A Wii
    December 13 FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction Win N/A
    Outdoors Unleashed: Africa 3D N/A 3DS
    December 15 Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Win N/A
    Grand Theft Auto III 10 Year Anniversary Edition N/A iOS, Droid
    Sonic CD N/A iOS
    December 16 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones N/A 3DSVC
    Metroid Fusion N/A 3DSVC
    Wario Land 4 N/A 3DSVC
    December 17 Jurassic Park: The Game - Episode 2: The Cavalry N/A iOS
    December 19 Metal Dead Win N/A
    December 20 Postal III Win N/A
    Star Wars: The Old Republic Win N/A
    Trine 2 N/A PSN
    December 21 LostWinds N/A iOS
    Mega Man X N/A iOS
    Trine 2 N/A XBLA
    December 22 Mighty Switch Force! N/A 3DS
    December 27 All Zombies Must Die! N/A PSN
    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD N/A PSN
    December 29 VVVVVV N/A 3DS

    Highest critically reviewed games (Metacritic)

    Number Video Game Developer Publisher Platform Release Date Average score Number of reviews Refs
    1 Batman: Arkham City Rocksteady Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment PlayStation 3 October 18 96 42 reviews [12]
    2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks Xbox 360 November 11 96 89 reviews [13]
    3 Portal 2 Valve Corporation Valve Corporation Xbox 360 April 19 95 66 reviews [14]
    4 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Nintendo EAD Nintendo Nintendo Wii November 20 93 81 reviews [15]
    5 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Naughty Dog Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 3 November 1 92 97 reviews [16]
    6 Rayman Origins Ubisoft Montpellier Ubisoft Nintendo Wii November 15 92 13 reviews [17]
    7 Gears of War 3 Epic Games Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 September 20 91 96 reviews [18]
    8 LittleBigPlanet 2 Media Molecule Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 3 January 18 91 86 reviews [19]
    9 Forza Motorsport 4 Turn 10 Studios Microsoft Game Studios Xbox 360 October 11 91 83 reviews [20]
    10 Dead Space 2 Visceral Games Electronic Arts Xbox 360 January 25 90 83 reviews [21]

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