20 Most Anticipated Games Coming in 2011

by Gamer
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Gamers, prepare. There are some very cool game titles coming. Here is a list of coolest and most anticipated games which will be releasing in year 2011.


An upcoming first-person shooter video game postponed two times and now expected to release in the first quarter of 2011. It offers team-based multiplayer missions with authored narratives, persistent player characters and an approachable nature. Brink story plot description is the battle of two sides Resistance and Security, in the utopian city called The Ark, a floating city surrounded by the waters of a flooded Earth. The Ark was designed as a prototype of environment friendly city, with renewable assets and no contamination, sizable to support 5,000 residents. However, due to many refugees entering the city from other parts of the world, its population has grown ten times greater, due to not enough resources resulting in the city being on the verge of a civil war.

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Custom characters can be produced with equipment bought with experience points earned by completing missions successfully. Special visual feature of Splash Damage’s SMART abbreviation of Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain also included which is helpful for a player to tackle and handle the complex environmental situation by analyzing their location. Four types of characters are placed in the team, in order to complete task successfully. First one is soldier always fight on front line. The Soldier can resupply ammo and carries high explosives to destroy main targets. The second one is of Engineer which is equipped for fixing things. Engineers can buff their teammates’ weapons and can also place steeples at strategic locations. The third one, Medic, primarily heals downed teammates, though they also buff their allies’ health. The final one, the Operative, deals mostly behind enemy lines, hacking objectives and performing acts of sabotage. Operatives can interview downed opponents to provide information about enemy positions or cover up themselves and operate as one of the opponent.


Metal Gear Solid: Rising is an upcoming action video game in the Metal Gear series. Rising is an interrelated set of the events between Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. However producer notes that development is focused less on stealth and more on sword fighting action, giving players the opportunity to engage enemies in direct battle if they wish. Players will still have a degree of freedom to play the game as a stealth title, though the stealth elements will highlight considerable speed and alertness of Raiden.

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Main feature for the game is titled zan-datsu which involves cutting through enemies and “taking” parts from the bodies of dismembered cyborgs and robots. Things which can be taken include life, energy, parts, ammunition, items, and occasionally information.”Cutting” involves complicated sword tactics that lets players engage in third person warfare combat, as well as precisely slash enemies and objects “at will” along a geometrical plane using a “free slicing” mode. Virtually any object in the game can be cut, including vehicles and enemies, though elements of the environment were intentionally limited to structures such as pillars and walls to better facilitate game play. The free slicing mode is similar to other aiming modes in previous versions, but produces a special targeting reticule in the form of a transparent blue plane which can be rotated and moved, tracing orange lines across the surfaces of objects to indicate exactly where they will be cut.


Bulletstormis the first person Shooter video game. The game is currently expected to release on 2nd February 2011. Bulletstorm’s theme plot is in futuristic place where an alliance is being sheltered by an elite band of private army called Dead Echo.

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When Dead Echo members Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato discover that they had been working on the wrong side, they deceive their force commander and end up being expelled to the edges of the galaxy. Players take the role of Grayson Hunt a few years after he has been departed, who has since become a drunken space pirate. After getting involved in an interstellar crash landing, he is reunited with his old pal Sato. The two of them come about to know that they are surrounded by hordes of mutants and meat devouring gangs in a deserted paradise. Lot of armory and weapon store full of diversity is there for Players comprises of amazing combat moves. Bulletstorm also consists of a variety of unique skill shots which create high levels of hysterical game play. The skill shot game play system rewards the player for creating and stirring mayhem in the most creative way possible. The more exclusive the skill shot, the more points players will get to make advancement in their character.


Crysis 2 is an upcoming first person shooter video game going to release in March 2011. It is the continuation to the video game Crysis and its corresponding game, Crysis Warhead.

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Crysis 2 story begins after the three years of its last version game Crysis, 2023 in to the New York City, which has since been evacuated due to alien invasion. Similar to its predecessor, Crysis 2 will provide freedom to customize weaponry and abilities. Crytek wanted to avoid making another game set in a jungle environment, as were Far Cry and Crysis. New York City has been dubbed an urban jungle. The urban atmosphere offers more options in how to progress and plan attacks. Players will be able to follow the map between floors and buildings. Delta Force operator mode Alcatraz is also introduced the new successor of Nomad, from the first game. The central character steals the Nanosuit 2 from the Crynet Systems. As a consequence, Crynet Systems start a manhunt for the player. The Nanosuit 2 gives players more freedom in their options of how to tackle situations on the battlefield. The aliens have also undergone major redesigning, transforming the floating warriors from the first game into the even more lethal, armored bipedal weaponry that follow the devastation of New York. Crytek have stated their intention to beat the original game graphically and have noted that combat in the game will be “terribly” awesome.


ArkhamCity, like its previous version, is an action video game going to release in the third quarter of 2011. All of the tactics and characteristics provided in the last version of the game will be present a t the start of Arkham City, with introducing improved or new features.

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At least two new features have been revealed: smoke bombs which Batman can use to sneak away in confusion, and a broadcast tracer device to locate signals and track them to their sources. The game also includes some new elements; the use of Batman’s “Detective Mode”, which highlights elements such as enemy skeletons and clues on screen that is used to perform analysis at crime scenes, such as detecting the sniper round origin. The player also has access to a criminal record that tracks the major villains across the city that is used within Detective Mode and the forensic puzzles. In addition to the primary mission, the game will also have secondary missions which will feature a number of key characters and their stories within the city. At other times, Batman may be forced to fight through inmates using an improved version of the combat system from predecessor, allowing for multiple simultaneous counters, reactions to thrown objects. Movement about the city is made difficult due to the formation of gangs and territory between rival villains, such as Two Face and the Joker that causes in fighting that Batman needs to avoid.


Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be the third action RPG game in the Deus Ex series for Windows PC and expected to release in February 2010. Story begins 25 years before Deus Ex during the year 2027. Expansions of nanotechnology have yet to be developed and biomechanical expansions are the current state of the art.

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Key character named Adam Jensen is a security officer with Sarif Industries a main company that involves in these expansions extraordinarily. After he witnesses a chilling attack on his company which leaves him horribly injured and forced to undergo augmentation to survive, the conspiracy begins. The visuals are a combination of cyberpunk and Renaissance aesthetics, resulting in a futuristic-looking exaggerated world. While playing game player have to go through 5 metropolises, including Detroit, Shanghai and Montreal. Moreover, the hero will have his own apartment where he may store his secrets and gathered some information. Human Revolution is the key element in the game which is categorized into four types: Combat, Stealth, Technology and Social. Using social skills, social augmentations, and stealth a player is able to play through the whole game killing only the bosses. Every enemy gang will have a specialized squad boss who will direct the team’s actions. If the boss is killed, the squad falls into panic. Weapons will fire separate ammunition types instead of depleting a unified pool. Weapon upgrading is also available according to the scenario and situation.


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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is an upcoming adventure action video game sequel to The Witcher, scheduled to be release in the first quarter of 2011.The first gameplay video was shown to the audience; footage showed the different ways were used to complete the same level. Various levels and features were also unveiled in the footage. It has also been rumored that the game has sixteen different endings. The Witcher 2 story theme begins after the events which were took place in the first part; king’s daughter has been fell prey to evil curse of magic. Geralt agree to serve the King Foltest of Temeria to examine her. But in The Witcher 2, Geralt the story theme is different. Two scoundrels are introduced and Geralt has to fight with them with swords. First one is a strange man named as the Kingslayer and the second one is, a horrible elf secret agent called Iorveth.


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SWTOR is an upcoming Star Wars universe based PC game specially targeting the multi player gaming field. The game is currently scheduled for a first or second quarter of 2011 to release. The SWTOR story begins with shortly after the establishment of a fragile peace between the re-emergent Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic, 300 years after the events of the SWTOR games and more than 3,500 years before the events in the Star Wars films. The Jedi are held responsible for the success of the Sith during the devastating 28 Year long Great Galactic war which lead to the Treaty of Coruscant prior to the Cold war and thus choose to relocate from Coruscant to Tython, where the Jedi order had been initially founded, to seek guidance from the Force. The Sith control Korriban, where they’ve re-established a Sith Academy.The game begins as new conflicts arise. There will be a range of playable races for the player to choose from. So far confirmed are Chiss, Human, Miraluka, Mirialan, Rattataki, Sith Pureblood, Twi’lek and Zabrak. Although Humans can pick any class available, other races have been restricted to only few classes.


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Duke Nukem Forever is an forthcoming first-person shooter video game for the Windows PC, and a sequel to the game Duke Nukem 3D, initially Duke Nukem Forever team encountered lot of troubles as they have to encountered, repetitively announcing and deferring release dates. On September 2010, after a long time, Duke Nukem Forever was officially reported by 2K Games to be in development at Gearbox Software, with an expected release date of 2011. Story is about the Responding to instructions of Duke Chief to Hoover dam in an EDF Drop Ship to examine a wormhole in the sky which is considered to be a gateway from the Alien planet. The Dam top is overrun with Alien forces so Duke is dropped off nearby and must drive his monster truck with a mounted missile launcher to make his way to the to the Dam. Enemies attacking power contains Attack ships, Alien drop ships, Pig-cops, Assault troopers and commanders, Recon bikes and many more.


Dragon Age II is the upcoming video game sequel to the Dragon Age and expected to be release in March 2011. Key character will remain same in the game unlike its previous version while the gender and class can be amended.

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Key character named Hawke, is a migrant who rises to power. Dragon Age II is set in the same locations and situations as Dragon Age: OriginsDragon Age II centers around the main character named Hawke, known to be a survivor from the affliction and the Champion of Kirkwall, who rises to power throughout the story. The story covers a decade throughout the game. Other characters are Bethany: Hawke’s sister and a mage, Carver: Hawke’s brother and a warrior, Cassandra: A Chantry Seeker who is interested in Hawke, Varric: A dwarf who acts as a narrator, Flemeth: The notorious Witch of the Wilds that can be found in Dragon Age: Origins. She is the mother of Morrigan, Wesley: An injured Templar that Hawke encounters while fleeing Lothering, Aveline: Wesley’s wife. A gigantic creatures having massive structure, huge four legs known as Strider. They are harmful to other living beings because of their deadly venomous ability.


Test Drive Unlimited 2 is going to release in first quarter of 2011 as per schedule. Upcoming racing video game and will be the sequel to Test Drive UnlimitedTest Drive Unlimited 2 includes some amazing characteristics like dynamic weather effects, day and night cycles, and vehicle damage.

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One player takes the control of vehicle while the other player reads the map through SUVs and a co-op game mode. Player has to go through up to all 60 levels by gaining points in order to finish it. Points can be scored by 4 ways Competition (racing, completing challenges), Social (making friends in the game, race against other people, joining clubs), Discovery (discover all roads, take photographs of specific locations, find all car wrecks), Collection (buy cars, houses, furniture, clothing). Also by performing stunts, drifting while turns and dodging player can earn some extra money. Player can also change their physical appearance dress and hair colors etc. The game location consists of two islands Ibiza and Oahu and both islands models are close to the real structure by using satellite data. New vehicle classes are included, such as SUVs for off-roading. Not all vehicles are obtainable however; clubs can get exclusive club cars when reaching high ranks. These exclusive vehicles, such as the McLaren MP4-12C, Gumpert Apollo, Aston Martin One-77 and James Bond’s very own Aston Martin DBS can be driven by any member of the car club and not by players from other clubs. The original game sported motorcycles that were quite hard to control.


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Diablo III is a horror action based game going to release in 2011, including the hack and slash and “dungeon roaming” genres, presently in creation as the third installment of Blizzard’s Diablo franchise. Story begins when this world was saved twenty years prior by a handful of unnamed heroes in Diablo II. Warriors that survived the assault of the armies of the Burning Hells have gone mad from their ordeals and it is up to a new generation of heroes to face the forces of evil threatening the world of Sanctuary. Diablo’s world map is composed primarily of two main continents with several small islands in the Northwest region. Diablo III theme is same as that of its last version Diablo II. The proprietary engine will incorporate Havoc physics and feature destructible environments with an in-game damage effect. Enemies will utilize the 3D environment as well, in ways such as crawling up the side of a wall from the depths into the combat area. Every creature model will have around 35 unique death animations. Blizzard’s Battle.net service is available for multiplayer game mode. Diablo III also involves some new features which were originally designed for StarCraft II.

13. GTA 5

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GTA series which is famous for its action, adventure, driving, and occasional role-playing, stealth and racing elements is planning to come up with its new installment in the series – Grand Theft Auto 5GTA 5 is expected to be released by the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011. The game is expected to stay on top of the charts throughout 2011.

14. HITMAN 5

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Hitman 5 is to be released by the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011, taking agent 47 in whole new direction. Also news came via page 17 of an Edios report claiming that the new Hitman 5 is in development. Hitman 5 is the fifth installment in the Hitman game series. It has been confirmed by the IO Community Manager that the game will not follow a story based on the movie.


According to the project director Casey Hudson Mass Effect 3 is in its early stages of development. However, it has been confirmed that game is to be announced by late 2011. Casey Hudson latest interview with MTV revealed certain details about the upcoming Mass effect 3. The game is supposed to have an epic conclusion, which is overwhelming. Hudson also told MTV that there are about 1000 variables that are already lined up for variations in the new chapter. After quantifying the variables in the story line, Hudson has exaggerated the pre release hype for the game. Putting a huge divergence in the final chapter of trilogy would be a remarkable thing to do, from which we can sense more twist in the upcoming game.

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So far revealed, the game is expected to have Richer RPG features, more combat options and more complex enemies. The developers seriously need to work at RPG features and combats as they weren’t very appealing in the ME2. We can expect that ME3 to be an excellent role playing experience, something that was quite missing in the Mass Effect 2.


Rock star games, which are famous for the max Payne, midnight club and grand theft auto are going to release Max Payne 3 in 2011. The game is sequel to Max Payne a shooter video game which was released in the year 2001. A reason of fame for this game is the bullet time mode where the bullet time is slowed down to such an extent that it could be seen with naked eye.

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Max Payne 3 begins with a new chapter of Max Payne, a New York City police officer who is now 12 years older and he has left NYPD, the guy is shown in new attire where he is bald and he has grown beard. The game will be plotted in Brazil where Max is working for a private security company.

17. RAGE

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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.

18. PORTAL 2

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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.


Mortal Kombat is without a doubt one of the best fighting games. This game is 2.5D (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.

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The story is to take place during the time of first three games: Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat II and Mortal Kombat 3. However, the events of the games are said to take place in a different scenario because of Raiden’s knowledge of the future. Mortal Kombat is the first M-rated Mortal Kombat game to be developed for the seventh generation of consoles.


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.

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The game takes place a few months after the events of Driv3r. It is revealed that both John Tanner and Charles Jericho survived the shootout in Istanbul. However, in the game’s trailer, it is revealed that Jericho is escaping the San Francisco police in a hijacked police truck, causing havoc on the Golden Gate Bridge. After being hit head-on by Jericho, Tanner is taken to a hospital and left into a coma. The game will take place in Tanner’s coma dream. Some other strange additions are the inability to get out of the car and the low number of frames-per-second.

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