Top PC Games of 2011
2011 was a good year, but it could have been so very different - had the events of TV series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, come true. The show, which wasn’t as good as Terminator, or T2, but probably better than T3 and Salvation, told us that “Judgment Day" would tape place on April 21, 2011. This is the day that artificial intelligence system Skynet becomes self-aware and will start a nuclear strike on America, Russia, and others.
If you’re Ethan from PS3 exclusive, Heavy Rain, Judgment day, would only have been part of a really bad year. His son Jason is kidnapped and he spends ages shouting “Jason” in a mall, then endures numerous painful situations before possibly reuniting with him. That on top of a Nuclear apocalypse would have been awful.
Thankfully, neither story is true, being works of fiction in TV and video games, so don’t worry. Here are the best PC games released in 2011.
Aside from marvelling at collapsing buildings, there's little here to hold your attention for more than a few hours. It's not a bad game; it's just an entirely forgettable one.
Unfortunately, still hidden underneath that crust is an astonishingly boring apocalypse.
If you're looking for a demanding blast from the past, Renegade Ops will sort you out for a week or two; just don't expect to be playing it for much longer than that.
Other than the official WRC license all WRC 2 has going for it is a decent driving model. Everything else here feels dated and pales in comparison to numerous other games in the genre.
It would be easier to recommend The Missing Link if it didn't feel so disjointed.
At times it seems as though Eden tried to make the experience tedious, but it's possible to get hooked exploring the expansive island locations.
In abandoning the tight focus of the former Dawn of War games, Retribution's sprawl offers increased versatility at the cost of inventive set pieces and the same sense of progression.
Homefront's threadbare campaign is like a beautiful, sweeping piece of music being awkwardly recited by a child on a recorder.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River does a good job of capturing the spirit of war, but it sadly fails to capitalise on its lofty ambitious.
If you miss the classic 3D platformer and like games with a heavy dose of surrealism, you could do a lot worse than give Alice: Madness Returns a shot.