Posted on December 23, 2011 AT 01:55pm
The top five. So sought after. And so fought over in the EGM conference room. The EGM crew actually came to fisticuffs whilst arguing the merits of their favorite games of the year, but only one could be crowned king. And so without further ado, here are the five best games of 2011.
#5: Rayman Origins
Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier
Why It Made The List: If we might completely botch a classic hip-hop quote here: It seems like a lot of folks forgot about Ray. But this origin story—the series’ first proper console release in seven years—certainly put the limbless French wonder back on everyone’s radar, featuring amazing, ambitious platforming action through a virtual Saturday-morning cartoon with up to four players. — Andrew Fitch
#4: Gears of War 3
|Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Epic Games
Why It Made The List: The third and final act in the Gears trilogy is the biggest and most epic of them all in terms of scale and content. An engaging, set-piece-orientated campaign adds another two players to the mix, meaning that four people can now enjoy the high-octane battle against the Locust and new Lambent threat. Horde 2.0 reinvigorates the wave gorefest with a new tower-defense twist, and an improved matchmaking system rounds off a fantastic entry. — Matthew Bennett
#3: Dark Souls
|Publisher: Namco Bandai
Developer: From Software
Why It Made The List: Dark Souls may not be the most epic, the prettiest, or the most expansive game released this year or this generation—yet it’s one of the deepest and most satisfying. Dark Souls is a game that will not allow us to pass unless we better ourselves as players; it is, then, a game that richly rewards us when we do. — Eric L. Patterson
Now that #5 – #1 are in the books, what do you guys think of the staff’s picks? Be among the first to comment and let us know below!
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