Has this been the best year of games ever?

The release of Mario Kart 7 closes out a year in which we've some absolutely superb games to whittle away our time and money on. It all kicked off in January with the release of Dead Space 2, a game which we described as "Polished, sickening, satisfying" and "undoubtedly the best horror adventure on Xbox 360 and PS3".

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Batzi3177d ago

Yes it was. Batman, Uncharted, MGS HD collection, MW3 and Mortal Kombat. PS Vita is being released in Japan.

xPhearR3dx3177d ago

MW3? Is that a joke. No mention of Skyrim, Portal 2, L.A. Noire, Gears of War 3, Forza 4, LittleBigPlanet 2, etc?

Skip_Bayless3177d ago

Not even close. The games that came out this year are sequels to similair games. The games this year didn't offer a graphical leap, an innovative leap, or many new experiences.

It was the 5th and 6th year of the two consoles so the timeline doesn't allow it to be the greatest year. Great years typically happen on the third year, or the prime years of the system.

xPhearR3dx3177d ago

@John Madden

So a sequel automatically writes it off as not good enough? What timeline are you going by? The one you made up? There's no "rules" on which year can be considered great. If great games come out, than a great year it is to be a gamer. 2011 was one of the best years to be a gamer in a long time. So many fantastic titles across all platforms came out this year. There's something for everyone. That is a great year.

NukaCola3177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

LittleBigPlanet 2
Mass Effect 2 for PS3
The Witcher 2
Dark Souls
Killzone 3
Resistance 3
Mortal Kombat
Portal 2
Gears of War 3
Halo Anny
Forza 4
LA Noire
Uncharted 3
Saint's Row III
Deus Ex
DeadSpace 2
Rayman Origins
Batman Arkham Asylum
Battlefield 3
Assassin's Creed Revelations

Vita releases in Japan
Star Wars The Old Republic DEC 20th

I have to say this year has been chock full of variety, great sequels, good games all around. Not everyone perfect but everyone on this list is still a hell of game. N4G bros, am I missing any?

Oh...Actually... I keep thinking I am missing another shooter released this year? It was good, but had some decent visuals and technical issues. What was it? Oh *Snaps Fingers* DEAD ISLAND which was a pretty cool title too.

Skip_Bayless3177d ago

A great year doesn't make it the best year. I should stop debating here.

For it to be the best year just having good and great games doesn't make it enough to be the best year. All I can say is the game I played this year and I've played all the games that have mattered. That's every game that has a 9 or above aggregate score doesn't really offer a new experience.

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LOGICWINS3177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

Yeah, I'd say for THIS generation, this year was the best by a long shot. I predict that next year won't have tons of great titles like this year, but a select few that revolutionize the industry: GTAV, Bioshock: Infinite, launch titles for the next Xbox and the Wii U etc.

NukaCola3177d ago

You left out anything that has do do with Sony...Why is that Logic?

Sony has a pretty amazing set of titles and a new handheld and we don't even know about a NEW XBOX, there may be a reveal of the PS4 as well.

kikizoo3177d ago

..because his logic is a little biased ,)

by the way, if it's "for this generation", it's for all the generation...pure logic (since we have way more, and better games each years)

LOGICWINS3176d ago

"You left out anything that has do do with Sony...Why is that Logic?"

...your kidding me right?

Hicken3176d ago

Of COURSE, he's kidding. Everyone knows you're a troll and a Sony hater.

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dark-hollow3177d ago

I find the lack of skyrim in your comment disturbing.

BluEx6103177d ago

A lot of AAA titles this year. So many different genres also. Had very little sleep and spare time this past month.

Great year indeed, next upcoming years will be pretty sweet also. GTA V, The Last Gaurdian, Maxpayne 3, Mass Effect 3, FF XIII-2, FF XIII VS, FF XIV, Diablo III, Agent, Twisted Metal, MGS Rising, PS Vita, Resident Evil 6, God of War 4, and so much more to come. =)

LOGICWINS3177d ago

"Great year indeed, next upcoming years will be pretty sweet also. GTA V, The Last Gaurdian, Maxpayne 3, Mass Effect 3, FF XIII-2, FF XIII VS, FF XIV, Diablo III, Agent, Twisted Metal, MGS Rising, PS Vita, Resident Evil 6, God of War 4, and so much more to come. =) "

Agent? God of War 4?

Lord_Sloth3177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

How can you not mention Dead Space 2 but you remember MW3 and Mortal Kombat!?

cyborg69713177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

Defiantly the most expensive year in gaming.

ATi_Elite3177d ago (Edited 3177d ago )

NO...........2004 remains undefeated!

1. Half Life 2
2. Halo 2
3. Ninja Gaiden
4. GTA: San Andreas
5. Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater
6. World of Warcraft
7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II
8. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Rome: Total War
Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots
Unreal tournament 2004
Metroid Prime 2
Sly 2: Band of Thieves
Doom 3
Battlefield Vietnam
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures

plus many others

2011 is second place but 2012 may defeat 2004

I say 2004 because the top 8 on my list of 2004 releases can not be beaten by any game today with maybe the only exception of BF3 or Skyrim beating something.

I would love to see someone beat the top 8 from 2004! 5 of those games in the top 8 have been considered the greatest game ever made.

2004 was one hell of a year!

Batzi3177d ago

We may never see 2012. :P

ninjahunter3177d ago

That was a good year but this year had alot of games that were really simular to alot of the ones on your list but vastly superior.
Not counting HL2 of course :)

Fez3177d ago

John Madden above would completely disagree with you, too many sequels for it to be considered a great year lol, also "doesn't really offer a new experience"

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lastdual3177d ago

Probably my favorite year since 98, but better? That was one heck of an awesome lineup:

Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid, Half-Life, just to name a few. 1998 might still be the champion.

gamernova3177d ago

Rage, Dead Island, Revelations, FIFA 12, Skyrim, MW3, BF3, Batman AC, Bastion, Limbo, F.E.A.R 3, and I know I have to be missing stuff but...still, enough said lol

LOGICWINS3177d ago

Yakuza 4, Infamous 2, Gears 3, Forza 4, Halo Anniversary, Catherine, Dark Souls etc. This year was EXCELLENT!

gamernova3177d ago

Yeah, sorry for missing those. I was focusing on my system which is a pc gamer but those games you mentioned are great as well :)

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