2010 was the year I slipped off the gaming radar, other than a short stint playing the single player mode of Starcraft II and a few sittings of not so popular games like Mount and Blade Warband I spent most of the year playing Football titles like FIFA Word Cup and FIFA 2011 or multi-player first persons shooters like Call of Duty and Gears of War with friends. 2011 is looking like it will a good year for gaming and I have given up of trying to play all the popular or hit titles a long time ago. So I decided to take note of some of the titles expected to be released this year that interest me, as with Operation Visit Japan starting to hit the home stretch I may be able to afford a video game purchase every now and again. Below are my most anticipated video games of 2011 for consoles and PC in no particular order.
- Dragon Age II
I had a great time playing the first Dragon age and most of its expansions. Bioware is promising a similar experience but with a more involved lead character and I can’t wait to bust out on RPG rehab to drown hours away into this game. I’ve used my amazon earnings to pre-order this game so it better not disappointed but from the information released so far I doubt it will. This game will be released very close to my birthday so I’m considering it a birthday gift to myself.
- Gears of War 3
I dont own a PS3 or Xbox 360 so I get most of my console gaming done at a local video arcade owned by a very good friend. We’ve enjoyed a lot of system link first person shooters over the years but Gears of War is the series that we cannot seem to get enough of. It’s safe to say we’ll be playing a lot of GOW3 when it gets released later this year.
- Yakuza 4
I have been following the Yakuza franchise for a loooong time and Yakuza 3 almost made me buy a PS3, I decided against it and now Yakazu 4 comes along to test my mettle again. I still haven’t gotten the opportunity to play a Yakuza game yet, but I swear on the tombs of my Taino ancestors that I will play Yakazu 4 this year – The Japan loving fibers of my being demands it.
- Diablo III
Diablo III seems to be in development forever, but with each site update and trailer release I can’t help but become excited again. 2011 will finally be the year this beloved action RPG franchise gets an update, it can’t be released soon enough.
I knew nothing of this game before E3 2010 and to be honest I don’t know much more about the game than what was released then. It’s mature it’s gruesome and it it’s different and the gamer in me has decided to jump unto this hyped wagon – will I be disappointed?
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
It’s Call of Duty, need I say more? One of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time, the world stops each time Call of duty gets a refresh. The single player story rarely disappoints but I play it mostly for the multiplayer challenge – I doubt this year will be any different.
- Star Wars the old republic
I’ve never really settled into a massively multi-player role playing game. I have dabbled in a few but I don’t last more than a few days or a few weeks tops before grow bored of mundane tasks, grinding or the unfair requirement that my life evolve evolve around a game or I will forever suck at it. Star Wars the Old Republic claims to be different, it’s fully voiced, promises a real story and as a Star Wars fan I’ll never get a better chance to serve the dark side of the force. If you are also looking forward to this game drop me a line? Maybe we can play together when it gets released.
- Twisted Metal
Vehicular combat games just aren’t as cool as the god father of the genre. Twisted Metal gets a new life on the Playstation 3 in 2011. I’m a little worried that there isn’t much information forthcoming but excited about the little I have seen. Sweet Tooth and his gang can be sure I’ll be their ally and remember that if you hear the ice cream truck it’s already to late to escape.