Gamers, prepare for 2011. There are some very cool game titles coming. George Lucas and his studio are releasing the first series of the Star Wars video game. Electronic Arts is trying to take Crysis to a whole new level. We also have Rage, Portal 2 and Gears of War 3, all delightful if you love to smash those evil monsters and see even uglier creatures.
Last but not least, Mortal Kombat and Dead Space will provide a new level of enjoyment for FPS fans out there. Let’s get started!
10. Star Wars: The Old Republic
Release date: Q1/Q2 2011
What’s cool about Star Wars: The Old Republic
I predict a future statistic: “50% of StarWars fans bought The Old Republic!” This game will be a masterpiece from the studio of George Lucas himself! Prepare for some real (space) action.
Star Wars: The Old Republic will not be your typical MMORPG. LucasArts promises some exciting developments, like different classes, storylines, and more.
9. Crysis 2
Release date: March 22, 2011
Publisher: Electronic Arts
What’s cool about Crysis 2
2023, New York, nano-tech… do I need to say more? Oh, and DirectX 11. Better plan for a new graphic card.
The action this time is around New York (yeah, you’ll be able to destroy the entire city mua-ha-ha-ha!). If it was “Nomad” in Crysis 1, now it is “Alcatraz” that’s the main unit.
Release date: September 13, 2011
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
What’s cool about Rage
This game looks like a horror movie. If you like horror movies, then I bet you can’t wait for this game. Til then, pump your adrenalin with some Unreal Tournament (and the latest Puppet Master: Axes of Evil).
The story goes like this: an asteroid hits the planet (or, in other words, the apocalypse already happened). Now you’re playing in a post-apocalyptic world. And yeah, you’re one of those important guys who was created to re-build and bring peace to the entire planet.
7. Portal 2
Release date: TBA 2011
What’s cool about Portal 2
You’ll have to use your brain in this one (which isn’t very bad after all!). This game was supposed to come out in 2010 but Valve decided to delay it for 2011. Unfortunately, we still don’t know the exact release date. As you can see from the pictures, you’ll be that guy with the portal gun who will try to solve various mysteries and puzzles through the game. As you go, you’ll face the strange laws of gravity in the world (and maybe learn some new things about physics) and learn how to use your gun in creative ways.
6. Gears of War 3
Release date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
What’s cool about Gears of War 3
Seriously though, this game is totally awesome. You’ll be presented with new characters and, as you progress, new weapons. If you ever played Gears of War 2, get prepared for the Grenade, the Digger Launcher (hey, I don’t know what are they supposed to do exactly but they sound cool) and many, many others.
Oh, and lovely guys like that beautiful monster pictured above. His teeth are so…unique.
5. Mortal Kombat 9
Release date: Spring 2011
Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
What’s cool about Mortal Kombat 9
I can’t believe I’ve included something by Warner Bros in this list. Those guys have learned the definition of a good game. This game is perfect for people addicted to details (various levels, a super meter, etc.)
This game is 2D. 2D game play BUT 3D graphics. The creators will try to resemble the time of the first 3 series of Mortal Kombat. What’s new, however, is the locations and some of the characters.
4. Driver: San Francisco
Release date: January-March 2011
What’s cool about Driver: San Francisco
Enough with FPS games. Time for something exciting, something that will pump your adrenalin…cops…yes…and a car…let’s just hope it’s DirectX 11 and has a killer graphic.
The story…priceless. A guy is being shot and falls into coma. The game takes place in his coma dream (!!!). Some other strange additions are the inability to get out of the car and the low number of frames-per-second.
3. Dead Space 2
Release date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Electronic Arts
What’s cool about Dead Space 2
It’s all dead…in a big space. But now things are gonna get even worse in Dead Space 2 with mental illnesses, churches and yes, a space station.
Your job? Survive. Kill those monsters. Do whatever you can not to get dead and eaten by those sweet lizards.
2. Toaru Majutsu no Index
Release date: January 27, 2011
Publisher: ASCII Media Works
What’s cool about Toaru (try to spell the rest)
Anime lovers, you thought we were going to forget you, no? Well here are your favorite chicks and they are finally in a video game where you can do whatever you want to them. Coming soon on January 27, 2011.
Honestly, I would love to include a future list of some anime games. So, anime lovers, if you can suggest some anime video game titles in the comments section, that would be very cool.
1. Assasin’s Creed 3
2011 will be the most exciting year for gamers around the world