Top PC Games of 2011
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top games of 2011, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
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.