The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2011!

  • For whatever reason, Deus Ex: Human Revolution (and Mankind Divided for that matter) just passed me by, and I honestly don't have a good reason, even to myself, why I haven't played it. Being such a big fan of Dishonored, this kind of game would be up my alley, and I'm all for the aesthetics of Deus Ex. The games get a lot of positive discussion and I need to try them one day. I guess I need to add it to the shortlist of games I need to look into, like Hellblade and Return of the Obra Dinn.

    Now that only the top five remain... Predictions (in no real order of course)!

    Portal 2, Batman: Arkham City, Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Dark Souls, Mortal Kombat, and Mario Kart 7 are on my shortlist of what's possible, and I think Mortal Kombat and Uncharted 3 won't make the list.

    Aaaaaand with that watch them be the next two...

  • Out of those seven I'd say MK and Mario Kart 7 won't make it this high.

  • @sentinel-beach I opted for Uncharted because despite my love for it (Spoilers), I don't think it places as high in the forum general consensus (outside of these kinds of threads) as Mario does.

    Then again, I, 1.) Only frequent certain portions of the forum and 2.) Don't hear as much about MK 7 as I do about Wii, MK 8 (and subsequently deluxe) and other entries, so I know I have some selective exposure bias there.

    Regardless of what makes the top five, all I listed (and more!) are all great games.

  • Yeah let me say a brief eulogy for Mario Kart 7 and Marvel vs Capcom 3. MK7 is a great time and was one of the best games on the Wii, and MvC3 sits in the shadow of its predecessor, but it's a great game in its own right. RIP sweet princes.

  • Battlefield 3 is gonna be top 3. Bet placed.

    Top 5 gonna have Fight Night Champion no doubt...

    cries inside

  • @brannox most here seem to love the Last of Us and I rarely hear any bad words about Uncharted. I think it'll be top 2.

  • @capnbobamous I also think MVC3 is heavily overshadowed by UMVC3.

    As for MK7, I like it ok but 1. Rarely love portable games and 2. Get hand cramps playing MK7 and MKDS.

  • @e_zed_eh_intern I actually didn't like UMvC3. I thought it took away a lot of the progression that made the first game fun. New characters were cool though.

  • If I won't see Uncharted 3 in top 2 I swear I'm gonna lose it.

  • @scotty I expect to see Dark Souls and Batman in Top 2 places.

  • @sentinel-beach

    Skyrim is there for sure .

  • I'm surprised Minecraft didn't even make it into the top 25 (The last 5 are gonna be Portal 2, Uncharted 3, Batman, Skyrim, and Dark Souls). Has Minecraft's reputation sunk because it is seen as a game for kids now? Or do people just not associate it with 2011?

  • @brandon_reister

    I feel like I played Minecraft in 2009 and was beyond over it by 2011.

  • @brandon_reister Whoa holy shit you're right Minecraft won't make it. That's insane. That was the first game to get me into online gaming, it has a great gameplay loop, and the sheer magnitude of the stuff you could do is still incredible today.

  • This forum is not exactly a representation of the gaming populace at large, I don't think it's that surprising that Minecraft is not in the list.

  • @dipset I was beyond over it within two days of playing it but yeah more or less same here
    Minecraft wasn't an early access game, I don't think that was even a thing back then, but that kinda process in general just makes it really hard for me to even consider a game to have come out in whatever year it finally released in. You only have one first impression, after all.

  • To the Minecraft point: It released in May 2009. It was already two years old by the time all these games came out.

  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

    #5. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - 43 points


    #1: 2 (Scotty, bam541)
    #2: 3 (ffff0, Jamicov, naltmank)
    #3: 4 (DemonPirate, DIPSET, Sentinel Beach, Capnbobamous)
    #4: 3 (Brannox, Faaip, Exist 2 Inspire)
    HM: 3 (FF7Cloud, Tearju Engi, Ikataishou)


    Release date: November 1 [US], November 2 [EU]
    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Genre: Action-adventure
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3


    GT Review

  • Uncharted 3 is my #9 of 23. It was a tough decision not to include it in my top 8. And this is coming from someone who only just finished Uncharted 3 for the first time last year. Some of my favorite parts are the backstory for Nate and Sully, Nate and Elana reuniting in Yemen and that plane scene, amazing stuff. That said, I would still go with Uncharted 4 as the best in the series.

    @scotty said in The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2011!:

    If I won't see Uncharted 3 in top 2 I swear I'm gonna lose it.

    RIP :)

  • UC3 was my GOTY in 2011. I skipped school to play it so I can apparently relate to those kids who went to the arcades instead of class.

    I think I was in denial about it though. Beat it in one sitting and I felt like it never really ramped up to anything major plot or gameplay wise. But at the time I was like.... uhhhh this is amazing....

    In hindsight, it’s a really fun shooter and has a lot of awesome moments but it’s the franchise dark horse for me. I ended up playing other games from 2011 for years to come.

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s still awesome but it doubled down on Uncharted 2 in some of the wrong areas.