The year’s fast coming to an end and what with Christmas stuff already in the shops I thought I’d go one further and look forward to games coming out in the New Year so pay attention as I run down my top five 5 games of 2011.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
At number five it’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The third game in the series see you play as Adam Jensen, a security specialist handpicked to oversee the defence of one of America’s most experimental biotechnology firms. Of course things go wrong when a Black Ops team break in and kill everyone leaving you questioning everything you thought you knew. Full of augmented humans and a plot more twisty than a twisty-turny thing it’s sure to give fans of first-person futuristic role-playing the fix they need.
Buy now: Buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution from Amazon.com
At four it’s Brink. After seeing the multiplayer demo at this year’s Eurogamer Expo I was blown away by the freedom of movement on offer when it comes to mantling and climbing over any object in your path. Add to that complete customization of weapons and characters and character development spanning over online and single player modes and this could be the FPS to watch out for next year.
Buy now: Buy Brink from Amazon.com
At three it’s Portal 2. After the huge success of Valve’s first-person puzzle game with a sick sense of humour gamers were gagging for more and this time they’re delivering a much larger and involved game. Once again you play as the mysterious female Chell as you’re put to the test by the belligerent computer GLaDOS across a number of mind-bending puzzle rooms with the aid of your portal gun.
Buy now: Buy Portal 2 from Amazon.com
Dead Space 2
At two it’s Dead Space 2. The first game took me completely by surprise and was one of my favourite games of 2009. This time Isaac wakes from a coma in a space city called The Sprawl and must not only dismember Necromorphs but also battle dementia, evade the government and face nightmares about his dead girlfriend. We even get to see Isaac’s face this time and hear him speak. Ooooooo!
Buy now: Buy Dead Space 2 from Amazon.com
Batman: Arkham City
And at number one it’s Batman: Arkham City. Arkham Asylum has the best combat system I’ve ever played in a game and hopefully they won’t have changed it too much for this sequel. This time the Joker’s set his mental mates loose in a district in Gotham City and so Bruce Wayne’s back in his bat outfit. Expect even better visuals than before and some funky new gadgets straight out of the Batcave!
Buy now: Buy Batman: Arkham City from Amazon.com
So that’s my top five games of 2011 that I’m looking forward to. Of course you’ll have your own opinions so drop us a comment here on the Gamesweasel blog.