In 2011, we saw a whole range of games, on all of the console platforms we are familiar today, all of the major game manufacturers. From Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, to Ubisoft and Sega, we saw one of the most memorable years for gaming in history, so we have gathered out top 3 games from 2011. So while you’re at home playing Skyrim or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, here are Andrew’s picks for games that are vital to have for your console.
#3 – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Publisher: Nintendo/Nintendo Wii
The Wii hasn’t had it’s best year for gaming, let’s be honest. But when we come across titles like Skyward Sword, it’s time to wipe the dust off your Wii, and head to town and pick this up. This game features stunning graphics, a whole new Zelda experience, and also a game to keep you busy over the next few winter months, a game you cannot miss out on if you are a Zelda fan.
#2 – Super Mario 3D Land – Publisher: Nintendo/Nintendo 3DS
In 2011, we saw the Nintendo 3DS hit the shelves and so far it’s been a massive hit. The company sold 320,000 units in Japan in just two days, while the Vita has struggled to reach 75,000 in the week ending on 25th December sure, it didn’t have the best start, but Nintendo soon picked up by releasing titles like LoZ: Ocarina of Time 3D and Starfox 64 3D in the spring/summer months. Then in November, we saw one of the best titles to hit the 3DS since the release, Super Mario Land 3D. This game offers full 3D graphics, a full Mario experience, and a platformer that will take a lot of beatingnce, and cannot be avoided by any Mario fan. If you’ve had your 3DS sitting on the side for the last few months, now is the time to relive your favourite Mario titles, with Super Mario 3D Land.
#1 – Rayman Origins – Publisher: Ubisoft/Nintendo Wii/PlayStation 3/Xbox 360
This is one of my favourite games of all time, and not just 2011, and that’s a big statement. Even though this game has proven to be popular in the stocks, we still think this game deserves more than that. It could be timing, and that the game was released too near huge hyped up games like Modern Warfare 3 + Skyrim. But with recent price cuts and sales. You can easily find this game for £20 new at places like Game + Amazon. The main reason we adore this title is because it’s beautiful, It has stunning design and artworks, the soundtrack is phenomenal, and to be honest, it’s rather addicting. Also offering over 65 gorgeous levels, 10 worlds and 4-player co-op, this is one game that shouldn’t be ignored, and if you haven’t picked up your copy. For £20, you cannot go wrong with this title
-Written by Andrew Jackson, Director