Hooray for first person shooters! The floating gun genre dominates Microsoft's listings for the most-played games on Xbox LIVE for 2011, with Call of Duty titles occupying the top three slots.

Black Ops was the most popular game of the year, followed by Modern Warfare 3 and Modern Warfare 2. Halo: Reach did a big floaty jump to land at fourth place, with Battlefield 3 shuffling into fifth.

Here's the full list:

  • 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • 2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • 4. Halo: Reach
  • 5. Battlefield 3
  • 6. Skyrim
  • 7. Gears of War 3
  • 8. FIFA 12
  • 9. FIFA Soccer 11
  • 10. Madden NFL 12
  • 11. GTA IV
  • 12. NBA 2K11
  • 13. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • 14. Call of Duty 4
  • 15. Battlefield 3 Beta
  • 16. Halo 3
  • 17. Gears of War 2
  • 18. Forza Motorsport 4
  • 19. Red Dead Redemption
  • 20. Call of Duty: World at War Battlefield 3

So, that's 70 per cent shooting, 20 per cent team sports, and then 5 per cent each for cars and shouting at dragons. Who says that modern gaming lacks diversity?