why i’ve decided not to rank my top ten games of 2011

Johnny, you got some ‘splanin to do.

As you may recall, I made a blog post recalling my top ten games of this year to date at that particular time in a certain order. I’ve since deleted that post because I’ve now realised, after the quality amount of games we’ve gotten this year, it would be absolutely wrong to rate them in a certain way.

Rather, a top ten where they’re placed in no particular order sounds right. But for clarification sake, I’d placed Skyrim initially as my game of the year. But even when I did decide to have it top my list, there were still niggling doubts.

First, there’s been the issues highlighted on the PS3 version since launch. Plus, I was still debating with myself over if it should be GOTY – deserving as it would have been either way – when Batman and Uncharted 3 were still fresh in my head, and fighting it out for top spot.

So rather than rank them, I’m going to give a top ten in no particular order and an honorable mentions list.

Portal 2
Batman: Arkham City
LA Noire
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Rayman Origins
Saints Row: The Third
Daytona USA
Forza Motorsport 4

Honourable Mentions: Dark Souls, Brink, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, F1 2011, FIFA 12, Bulletstorm, Driver: San Francisco, Crysis 2, Dragon Age II, DiRT 3, Resistance 3, Mass Effect 2 (PS3), Motorstorm Apocalypse, RAGE, Shadows of the Damned, Catherine, Bastion, Gears of War 3, WWE All Stars, inFamous 2, LittleBigPlanet 2.

Special Mentions: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Team ICO Collection (if I had decided to include HD collections in my top ten, I would have added these without hesitation no problem).

There’s probably some others I’m forgetting, but that’s how my 2011 consisted of. Thoughts?

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One thought on “why i’ve decided not to rank my top ten games of 2011

  1. I don’t think there is going to be much disagreement amongst gamers when it comes to the ‘My top games of 2011’ lists. Okay…this may be a lie. We know what gamers can get like! ;)

    Most seem to be on the same page and have the same games in their lists. Skyrim, Arkham city, L.A Noire, Uncharted 3 and Skyward sword will always be popular choices and for good reasons.

    It’s great there’s so much love for Daytona. It seems to be the surprise dark horse and has found a place in quite a few ‘top games of 2011’ lists I’ve checked out so far. I think the game has aged like a piece of shit, but it’s my memories of it in the arcades which keeps me playing / loving it.

    2011 in general was an amazing year for games me-thinks. Nintendo even brought it to the party at the tail end with their triple A’s, making it a great year for all console owners.

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