Top Action Games of 2011

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top Action games of 2011, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

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  • 30.

    Mass Effect 2 - Arrival Review

    Mass Effect 2 - Arrival

    There are some choice moments across Arrival's duration, but it's just a shame that Mass Effect 2's final piece of DLC is undoubtedly its weakest. Designed to bridge the gap between last year's Mass Effect 2 and the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 29.

    Islands of Wakfu Review

    Islands of Wakfu

    The game's creative front end is consistently at odds with the rest of its content but it offers enough to draw you into its stunningly awesome world, if only until the frustration sets in. Welcome to island paradise Wakfu, your one-stop destination for pixie... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 28.

    Red Faction Armageddon Review

    Red Faction Armageddon

    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. There are times when Red Faction: Armageddon is great: when you're firing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 27.

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Review

    Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

    The fast-paced, score-orientated nature of Mercenaries mode remains intact for the 3DS version, but even with all its bells, whistles and 'duo' co-op play, it never feels like a 'proper' game. The idea is simple: shoot as many of those wretched Majini as possible... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

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  • 26.

    Renegade Ops Review

    Renegade Ops

    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. When a game adopts a floppy disk as its save symbol, you know you're in for... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 25.

    Medieval Moves Review

    Medieval Moves

    This is one of the better non-mini-game collections for Move, but things start to become increasingly less interesting the farther you progress. Do you remember Sports Champions? The PlayStation Move launch title let you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 24.

    GoldenEye 007 Reloaded Review

    GoldenEye 007 Reloaded

    It's a shame more wasn't done to spruce up the presentation and expand the level design, leaving us with what feels like an HD re-release rather than a game designed for this generation of consoles. GoldenEye on the Wii was at times great, occasionally a bit ropey, but... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 23.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    A few control issues bringing the overall quality of the product down, but that doesn't mean Guardian of Light isn't worth a look. Discard any dusty, out of date preconceptions you might have about raiding... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 22.

    Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 Review

    Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2

    If you're hungry for an old-fashioned platformer, one with a tongue in its cheek and a spring in its step, you could do far worse. Your reaction to Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 will largely depend on your... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

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  • 21.

    Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review

    Operation Flashpoint: Red River

    Operation Flashpoint: Red River does a good job of capturing the spirit of war, but it sadly fails to capitalise on its lofty ambitious. For all the hoo-ha about switching Operation Flashpoint to a more... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 20.

    inFamous 2 Review

    inFamous 2

    inFamous 2 is a mostly entertaining game that manages to succeed over its predecessor, but Sucker Punch is still yet to make an experience that's genuinely electrifying. inFamous had one of the best opening moments of this generation: you pressed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 19.

    Shadows of the Damned Review

    Shadows of the Damned

    Shadows of the Damned is easy to criticise, but it's got character - brimming with the stylishness of Suda 51 and the maturity of Mikami. It's a cool game, and is likely to earn a loyal following. Shadows of the Damned is batshit crazy. Quite literally, at times. In the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 18.

    Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon Review

    Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

    EDF can become monotonous – mindless even, if you let it – but with the right frame of mind, there's a remarkable amount of fun to be had here. It's hard to pinpoint, to convey in words, exactly what makes Earth Defense... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 17.

    Captain America: Super Soldier Review

    Captain America: Super Soldier

    Despite signs that this was a slight rush job, Captain America is a fun super hero game. There aren't many you can say that about. Captain America: Super Solider could well end up being the best surprise of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Wii,Nintendo DS

  • 16.

    Fruit Ninja Kinect Review

    Fruit Ninja Kinect

    Fruit Ninja Kinect is great fun when played alone or with friends, and makes excellent use of the Kinect hardware, but it's also a little overpriced when compared with the iPhone offering. Fruit Ninja did incredibly well on the App Store and for good reason: its... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 15.

    Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Review

    Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

    If you're a massive fan of the series - and of Frank West in particular - it's still worth picking this up, but even at twenty notes, there's little to make this an urgent purchase. For a game that contained so many wonderful elements, Dead Rising 2 was hard... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 14.

    Assassin's Creed Revelations Review

    Assassin's Creed Revelations

    Ezio's story comes to a disappointing conclusion in the weakest Assassin's Creed since the original. The Animus is gaming's greatest get-out clause. Invisible walls, erratic NPC... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 13.

    Death Worm Review

    Death Worm

    the most well produced variation on the Deadly Giant Worm genre That feeling of déjà vu is thanks to the heap of games throughout 2010 that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 12.

    Dead Rising 2: Case West Review

    Dead Rising 2: Case West

    Case West happily justifies the 800 point price tag. It's funny, challenging, and easily worth replaying a few times. This review contains spoilers regarding the plot of Dead Rising 2. Frank... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 11.

    Dead Space 2 Review

    Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2's phenomenal production values, including perhaps the best use of sound in modern gaming, ensures the game stands tall amongst its peers. Most of the time, anyway. There's a bit where, over the radio, Isaac Clarke is told that under... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360

  • 10.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars Review

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

    For all its lack of 3D showboating, Shadow Wars offers genuine depth. So here it is, the real gem of the 3DS launch line-up. It's not a new Mario... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 9.

    Dungeon Siege 3 Review

    Dungeon Siege 3

    Dungeon Siege 3 is noticeably pricier than the competition in the genre, but it's a modernised take on dungeon crawling that brings a few new ideas to the series with superior production values. Dungeon Siege began in 2002 under Gas Powered Game's watch, largely keeping... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 8.

    Star Fox 64 3D Review

    Star Fox 64 3D

    Star Fox 64 3D is no masterpiece. All the same, it's one of the best-looking games on the platform, and a respectful restoration that will please the fans. As I mentioned (well, ranted) fairly recently, Star Wars is dead to me.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 7.

    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review

    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

    It can feel a little dated in terms of its approach to combat, but the game is so beautiful, so different, so utterly weird and wonderful that this is of no real consequence. "What the hell!?" is a phrase you'll utter with alarming frequency while... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 6.

    God of War Collection: Volume II Review

    God of War Collection: Volume II

    The HD remastering has been handled extremely well, and thanks to the improved controls these are the definitive versions of Kratos' smaller outings. I love God of War. I've suffered endless shtick for awarding God of War 3 a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 5.

    Child of Eden Review

    Child of Eden

    Miziguchi believes that games can change world, and that the medium is to become more and more of a sensory experience. Child of Eden is a great example of this vision. There are two discernible differences between Child of Eden on PS3 and its... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,Xbox 360

  • 4.

    Saints Row: The Third Review

    Saints Row: The Third

    Ceaselessly crass and juvenile it may be, but then Saints Row: The Third has no higher purpose than to entertain you in the most ridiculous way possible. Three games in, and Saints Row is now much more than a Grand Theft Auto... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360,Nintendo Switch

  • 3.

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Review

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

    Uncharted 3's trivial flaws are buried beneath a tidal wave of big-budget spectacle, and a genuine narrative warmth far beyond most blockbuster titles. Let it be publicly known that Nathan Drake is a card-carrying member of the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 2.

    Batman: Arkham City Review

    Batman: Arkham City

    It doesn't take the world's greatest detective to spot that this is an expertly crafted adventure, one that maintains a breathtaking pace and invigorating rhythm from beginning to end. Batman: Arkham Asylum's success hinged on the fact it would have been an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U,PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 1.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Your favourite Zelda is usually your first. For many, come November 18, that won’t be the case any longer It's no surprise that Zelda has historically been a bit of a magpie. It... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii